Friday, December 16, 2011
Hello everyone! Kim here and I am happy to be “hosting” our next scrapbooking recipe challenge! As our blog is about to go on a little “holiday vacation” (more on that from Kylie tomorrow), we thought it would be fun to leave you with a challenge to inspire you to scrap while we’re gone. I hope you will join along with me and the rest of the team!
So what is this challenge all about, you ask? It is inspired by one of my favorite things… music! I am a singer and music lover and for me, music is always a part of my holiday celebrations. So are you ready?? Because here we go a-caroling!!
If you choose to sing along with us, you will have a chance to win one of THREE $10 gift cards to the Shabby Shoppe! You have three weeks to scrap your layouts. To be eligible to win, you must post your layout in the Shabby Shoppe Blog Challenge Gallery AND post a comment here on this blog post with a link to your layout. All entries must be posted by midnight (US Eastern Time) on Sunday, January 8th. We will announce the winners on January 11th. Please keep in mind that all layouts must contain at least 75% SP products (purchased or free) and follow the recipe below. Ready to get started?
~*~ Here is a little more explanation than what’s on the recipe card ~*~
Use a carol to inspire – This is intentionally open to your interpretation. I would love to see how a song can inspire YOU in creating a layout! And if you don’t want to use a holiday carol, it’s OK to pick another kind of song to get the inspiration going. We just want to see you scrap!
Strike a chord – Use any 3 patterned papers that you think coordinate
Make sure there’s harmony – Use your favorite fasteners or find those fun fasteners that you may not have used yet – examples: staples, ribbon, bows, buttons, stitching, metal fasteners – but be sure and use 2 different kinds
Repeat the chorus – Choose any element that you’re using in the layout and use that element several times (or more!)
Don’t forget the lyrics – Add journaling to tell the story of your layout
Ad libitum – Finish off the layout with any additional papers and elements you want
And here is what I’ve created with the recipe!
I can think of several ways I could use carol inspiration in a layout, but this is one I like to use often… making a line from a song the title of my layout. And “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” was PERFECT for this layout, as he really was rockin’ around the tree last Christmas! I used a mix of holiday kits, but I must say that I especially love those ornaments from Twas the Night. I fell in love with those ornaments three years ago when I bought this kit – my FIRST digital kit ever! I find new ways to reuse it all the time as it coordaintes well with many SP kits.
Can’t wait to see what you create! Be sure and stop by the blog tomorrow as Kylie sends us off on vacation with a few special treats. But from me and the rest of the team, hope you all have a happy holiday and we’ll see you in 2012!