February? How in the world is it already February? Sigh. :)
We are excited to share today's challenge with you, mainly because it's unusual and fun.
We are challenging you to scrap Groundhog Day.
GROUNDHOG DAY? Seriously?
Yes. Seriously! There are plenty of ways to interpret it. You can literally scrap about the holiday. Or you can document what you did on Feb. 2.
Another way to interpret this challenge (and the interpretation that both of our designers chose today) is to relate the challenge to the movie Groundhog Day.
The premise of the movie is that a man finds himself in a time loop...repeating the same day again and again.
So, have a good time with this. Interpret the challenge in any way you'd like, as long as it somehow ties into the Groundhog Day idea.
January Seventh by Shelly Jaquet
Supplies:Collectable-Memorable:Superb patterned paper,Gathering patterned paper,Cordial patterned paper,Details patterned paper,Record patterned paper,6x6 paper pad,'Im With' enamel dots;Collectable-Unforgettable:Delight patterned paper;Misc:circle punches,pop dots,vellum,thickers
Shelly says: The first thing that popped into my head for a recurring theme like Groundhog's Day (the movie) was to literally take a day and look at it over and over throughout the past several years. I pulled up my archived photos and found the perfect day in the life of my daughter (one that worked for each year of her life). January 7 was the winner.
I started with a baby bump picture and continued all the way through to 2013. Once paper started to fly, I thought about a "recurring theme" some more. What if I pulled inspiration from a previous page? It worked once before, why not do it again?
So that is just what I did. I loved the look of the tone-on-tone embellished squares that I did for my last MME page, You are My Sunshine, so I recreated a similar look on this page.I guess you could say I really took on this challenge!
I Can by Tina Walker
Supplies:Lost and Found 3-Ruby:Honeycomb Embossed patterned paper,Collage Strip patterned paper, layered stickers,stickers,chipboard,decorative tape,enamel dots;Misc:Jenni Bowlin chipboard alphabet, Lily Bee alphabet stickers, Jenni Bowlin stickpin, adhesives, Silhouette Cameo
Tina says: Hi! Tina here today with my interpretation of the Groundhog Day challenge. I chose to pay homage to the film for my interpretation of this challenge.
I love that movie. Can you imagine waking up every day with a chance of a ‘do-over’, making changes to what you do and who you talk to? Imagine knowing that no matter the consequence, you would get a new start each and every morning?
I have a philosophy for life. Live each day to its fullest, don’t worry about tomorrow, and try your best at everything you do. The title was really the inspiration for my page, “I can, I will, I do”. I saw this quote awhile back while perusing the internet and it really stuck with me. I even have it on my cell phone case as a constant reminder; Never give up and always do my best.
I wanted the design for my project to be simple, yet with intricate pops of color and pattern. Using my electronic die cut machine, I cut a sunrise shape (twice), flipping the cut vertically for the second cut.
Once cut, I flipped the cut over revealing the red side of the Honeycomb Embossed Paper and fit the shape back into the cut opening. I backed the entire paper with the Collage Striped paper, which I absolutely adore. It is full of color and wonderful designs and patterns.
To finish my layout, I created a large flower by layering stickers, chipboard, and an enamel dot. This is such an easy and fast way to add a big impact to a page. I added my title and a few little embellishments, and the layout was done. Really quick, really simple, and super fast!
So now it's your turn, ladies and gentlemen! The rules are the same every challenge, but if you need a refresher, here they are.
1. You can submit a layout,card,album,altered item,etc.
2. The project must consist of mainly MME. It must "look" like a MME layout. :) It must fit the theme.
3. The project must be created new for this challenge.
4. Upload the layout to InLinkz at the end of this post by the end of the day on February 14.
5. A random winner will be chosen and announced with the second February challenge on February 15. The prize is any MME collection- the choice is yours.