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!


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

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

  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!

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

  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!!!!!!

  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.

  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.

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

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

  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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