Monday, February 28, 2011

Challenge #166 - Case of the Mondays (Feb 28 - Mar 13)

"Let me ask you something. When you come to work on Monday and you're not feeling real well, does anyone ever say to you, 'Sounds like someone has a case of the Mondays?'"

That's a quote from a favorite movie of mine. If you've seen the movie Office Space, then you know what I'm talking about. In any case, I'm sure you hate Mondays as much as I do. I always feel so blah about the whole day. So let's turn it around and make this Monday FUN!

Let's make a layout featuring:
-BRIGHT cheerful colors!
-a photo that makes you happy
-at least 5 lovely flowers
-something sparkly
-a fun/happy phrase, saying, or quote that you love

Amanda - I decided to go with a favorite silly photo of my mom, sister and friend showing off their hilarious fake teeth. I decided the pair the funny photo with beautiful flowers that I hand made. I used the Sassafras Paper Crush collection.

Janet M - This was sure a fun layout to put together and such a hard one though to decide on what picture to use. I'm doing an ABC book for a couple of my grandson's and I had this picture set aside for the letter H for Jonathon's book so it was a perfect choice for a happy picture.
I wasn't quite sure on the lovely flowers in the list but I found some fun ones that fit good with the picture and the boy layout. Great challenge.

Anna-Karin: Thank you for this fun and happy challenge Amanda!! I used a quote from an old Swedish children’s song (literary translating: ‘The mouth should laugh and be happy. The mouth should sing tra la la’). I also used some new stamps that I thought fit well with the theme, as well as a definition of ‘sparkle’ and one of my favourite stamps ‘Be happy every day’. Lots of bright colours and the background patterned paper is sparkly and so are some of the letters and the jewels. Five bright felt flowers. The punched 'birds on a wire' stick out on top of the layout, there is no white behind them (that is just the base of my scanner).

Debbi T: Such a fun, happy challenge, Amanda! I love this picture my sister snapped of Farzad and me last Thanksgiving--such a happy picture! I was in the midst of working on my pages for Work in Progress when it dawned on me that this month's kit would be perfect for this challenge with the bright, happy colors in the new Echo Park For the Record papers. When I read Amanda's challenge, I knew I'd want to use a Brian Andreas quote because I just adore all of his work, so I chose my picture and searched for the perfect quote, and he didn't disappoint.

Elizabeth: I am not usually one to use 'bright' colours, but I went for it. I used the colours of Becky's logo as my colour scheme for the layout. The quote is on the sticker in the flower. Fun challenge!

To play, and have a shot at being chosen for our How Awesome Is Too Awesome Hall of Fame and creating as a HMITM Guest Designer, just share your layout through Mr. Linky below! We can't wait to see what you create!


Jill Oriente said...

These are all beautiful! I can't wait to play with this one!

Karen Williams said...

I love this- just added mine ( but I may have cheated a little!)

Grethe said...

Played along for the first time!! Love your challenge!

tiffany said...

great challenge- just added mine!

Breakfast at Tiffany's

krissie said...

Just added mine too- fun challenge!!! Krissie xoxo

HarmonySweetpea said...

It was my first time playing along. Loved this challenge. I'm linked up :-)