Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Hi there!! :o) Kylie here to announce the ‘winner’ of Kim’s awesome HERE WE GO A-CAROLING recipe challenge! Thank you all SO MUCH for participating and joining in the musical fun!
You guys definitely ‘rocked’ this latest challenge!! We LOVED looking through all the entries (see more here!) and truly think every single one is a ‘winner’! Each and every layout is so special and wonderful…plus there’s just something so joyful about adding music into the scrapping mix. So, choosing our winners was NOT EASY, not at all! (I know I went back and forth a million times before making the final decision for this very post…at the eleventh hour I might add!!) We fell in love with ALL of them! And, we really did not go by any specific criteria for choosing the ‘fave’ three layouts – it had to do with everything from design to journaling, etc. Sooooo, HERE ARE OUR THREE WINNING LAYOUTS for our caroling challenge (in no particular order)…
First we have the gorgeous crysowens and her twinkling Oh (giant) Christmas Tree layout. Full of fun and sparkles and merriment!! This awesome layout sure does brighten our little Shabby Shoppe world with it’s ‘presents’…hee, hee!!
Next is O’ Holy Night (also shining ever-so brightly!) by the lovely jltanner. The whole page is truly precious…especially the photo of the beautiful nativity set, complete with gorgeous bokeh! Love the design, love the stars, love all the fonts…and love, love, love the carol!
And finally, the super-cute 2 Front Teeth by the sweet and very talented Amber. Little Emily’s adorable photo is showcased wonderfully – all the perfect trimmings…and then some! And on a personal note, I too have been singing this song to my youngest niece lately…but I’ve swapped the ‘two’ for just ‘one’! ;o)
CONGRATULATIONS, girls :o) You should have each received a $10 gift card to the Shabby Shoppe (be sure to check your SPAM folders) via email – have fun shoppe-ing :o) AGAIN, thank you SO much, to everyone, for participating and joining in the challenge fun! EVERYONE did an amazing job with our little ‘scrap’ recipe.
Tomorrow, Shabby Princess will be sharing her DECEMBER projectSCRAP check-in with you all!! Very much looking forward to that one!! :o)
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Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Hello everyone! This is Kim here with my first post of 2012, so I’m bringing you a 2012-themed inspiration post! Each year Pantone names a “color of the year”, and this year’s color is… TANGERINE TANGO! I decided a while ago that it would be fun to create some scrapbook inspiration with the 2012 color, but when I actually saw what the color is, I wondered if I could pull it off. I’m not quite sure that an orange is my color, but I decided to take on the challenge! And I found that it was a challenge because it’s such a bold color in a hue that a lot of us probably don’t use all this time. But it was fun to be stretched in a creative way. So without further ado, here is Tangerine Tango…
At first glance, you may wonder whether you should call this color a red or an orange. Pantone calls the color a “vivacious and appealing reddish orange”. For me, I’m going to say it’s in between red and orange! The first two things that come to my mind are days where the temperature is over 100 degrees Fahrenheit (we have a lot of them in the summer where I live!) and something spicy to eat (I do love spicy food!) To find out what Pantone has to say about Tangerine Tango, look here.
Now how do I take this color and turn it into scrapbook inspiration? I decided it would be fun to figure out how this color can be versatile enough to use all year. So I’ve created a layout for each season based on a color palette that includes Tangerine Tango. I’ll show you all the layouts, but first a couple of “disclaimers”! You may notice that I did a lot of recoloring of elements in these layouts. There are tons of great red and orange elements in SP’s kits (and when you visit the Shoppe be sure to check out the Shabby Citrus kit!), and I was able to change the hues slightly to match my desired tangerine color. Some other colors were also changed to go with my color palettes. Also, if you visit the Pantone website, you might notice that they list a few different versions of this color. For this post I have used the values of R:226, G:67, B:37 as my tangerine.
OK, let’s get started with winter, since that’s the season I’m in right now. Here is my winter swatch and layout, where I used tangerine to give a “pop” of color against the cooler winter tones. I used mostly the Brrrr! and Whisper kits, which are two of my go-to kits for winter layouts.
How about a taste of spring? For this layout, I mixed tangerine with a couple of greens since spring is when everything outside turns green. And I wanted to see how a little pink and purple would work as accents. I wasn’t sure when I started with the color palette, but I like the result. Although I used a number of kits in this layout, the Sprout kit was especially helpful with its stem of leaves, rosette, and sparkle swirls.
Next comes summer, which for me is all about hot days and lots of time in the water. You’ll be able to tell that inspired me with this color palette! Tangerine was a great color to make a hot weather layout. And I like the way the sun from Bounce looks shining behind the clouds from Giggle Box.
And last but not least, we finish the year with fall. I’m sure many of you who get lovely fall colors outside could make beautiful fall layouts with this color palette. For my layout, I decided my little guy would make a good subject while I let the color palette remind me of what a true fall landscape would look like! A few leaves from the Autumn Medley kit finish off the fall theme.
That wraps up our year of Tangerine Tango inspiration! I hope you’ve found something here that inspires you to give this color a try… all year through! And since we always love to see what you create, we hope you’ll stop by our gallery and upload your layouts. I’ll be posting all four of these layouts there too.
That’s it for today, but don’t forget to stop by tomorrow when Kylie will announce the THREE winners of our Here We Go A-Caroling Recipe Challenge. Thank you to all who joined us in the challenge and entered your layouts. You’ve done a fabulous job!
Monday, January 9, 2012
Hi everyone!!! WE’RE BACK from our BLOG VACATION!!! YAY!!! :o)
Kylie here…well, sort of! I’m still on my little family holiday but am dropping in to WELCOME everyone back! And what a lovely way to kick off 2012 here at the Shabby Shoppe Blog with all the Layout of the Week winners…posted in our ever-inspirational gallery over the last four weeks! So let me get right to it…
First we have JOY by sthruby…
I’ve long admired sthruby’s gorgeous gallery, especially all her 8.5×11 pages! And this sweet, sweet Santa page caught my eye straight away! I just love the mix of kits…surprisingly not traditional holiday kits…but a lovely mix of Damask & Dots and Gracie (plus a few other little trimmings) – beautifully creative! And the photo is a treasure!
Next we have a couple of stunners from SparkysGirl2…
I chose the fun and extra-delicious ‘Did Someone Say Party!’ for our 2nd week of vacation LOTW…I love the use of all the scrolls, the unique design and I’m a big fan of recipes on layouts too! ;o) While admiring this winning page I also spied another gem the very talented SparkysGirl2 posted to the gallery while we were away! …and, I just HAD TO share it with you today. The flower clusters and the simple black and white photos are beautiful on this precious Sisters page. Seriously AMAZING digi-scrapping, don’t ya think?!!…and you MUST check both pages out in more detail…here & here!
And now for A Day at the Beach by joelsgirl…
Being in the midst of summer myself this fantabulously beachy page could not be overlooked! I just love it!! Awesome use of all those different stamps, rub-ons and stickers, and gotta love all the FUN photos and gorgeous smiles! PERFECTION!! :o)
Last, but certainly not least, is sixtyschild and one of her December ProjectSCRAP pages…
This pretty layout popped right out at me while I was browsing through the gallery. For me, the purple and green combination is sooo eye-catching! And, I love the little layered flowers with sweet little heart centres and of course the wonderful mother and daughter photo speaks volumes – precious!!!
A BIG CONGRATS to all FOUR ‘winners’ – enjoy your $10 gift cards to the Shabby Shoppe…emailed this morning – be sure to check SPAM folders if you don’t see it :o) Enjoy your Shoppe-ing!
And, once again – BIG THANKS goes to each and every one of you who post in our gallery and make the Shoppe such an awesome place to hang out :o) Keep posting and sharing your creations with us…we enjoy and appreciate every single upload!
Thanks heaps for stopping by! Kim will be with you tomorrow with some very colourful scrapping inspiration!! :o)
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