Wednesday, January 29, 2014

01/29/14 - "The Griswolds..."

It's Wednesday!!!
Okay, normally Wednesday's don't make me that happy, but today is actually my Friday since I won't be in the office tomorrow, or the next day, or the next...or the next!
Yup, a 4-day weekend; taking some time off.
 
Today I share my latest layout.
 It's for the "Memory Nest" Make It Monday Challenge.
 
The challenge was to use this sketch:
 
 
 
 
 
 And here is my take on it:
 
"The Griswolds (Got Nothin' on us)"
Journaling: "David added roof lights this year"
 
Of course I know "The Griswolds" still have us beat, LOL, but I wanted to document the year David decided to add lights to our roof to go along w/ all the other outside Christmas decorations we already had. And since we always joke that one day our house will look like "The Griswold" house, I figured it would be funny to reference on this layout.
 
I really didn't care for the BG paper which has "Merry Christmas" written all over it in different languages. At least I think that's what it says! I also didn't care for the other side. But I didn't want to waste it so I figured if  covered it up enough it would work.
And it did!
In fact it worked very well as the black BG w/ hints of color throughout mimic the pictures.
As always, love when things work out like that!
 
P.S. - Hope you know who "The Griswolds" are or my layout won't make any sense!
 LOL! 

10 comments:

  1. Very cute. I love how you made one of the pennants a "present" :)

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    1. Awww thanks! But I can't take credit for that, it came that way!

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  2. LOVE your take on the sketch and the choices of patterned papers. Got to love the Griswold's - great title. Thanks for playing along with us Doreen!

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  3. This would be a fun layout to replicate year after year as your house becomes more Griswoldy! (Griswoldish?)

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  4. YAY for some time off! I love love love your lo!! LOVING the photos and the pennants!!! My family calls me Mrs. Griswold! LOL!!!!!!

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  5. I love your title. It's a wonderful layout. I like that pattern papers you used and the matching flair. Thanks for playing along with us at The Memory Nest.

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  6. The title has me giggling. It's just perfect for your page. You got great photos of your lights too. I always struggle with that.

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  7. Nice to have two pics to this layout! Pretty!
    Thank you for sharing with us at tMN <3

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  8. Super cute! :) I love all the banners, too! :)

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  9. Such a great take on the sketch, Doreen! And I think the background paper works really well with your choice of front runners! LOVE the combination of light and dark!

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Thanks for all your comments!!! They really mean a lot to me!!!