10 Days of Challenges | Day 9: Christmas with a Twist

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  1. bellbird

    bellbird Pollywog

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    Welcome to Day 9 of Christmas in July scrapping fun!
    (it's ok, we aren't following the 12 days of Christmas format so you're nearly there!)

    Today is hopefully going to help you create a fun and different page for your album!
    Today's theme is Christmas with a Twist!**
    (**alternatives to Christmas are acceptable as noted in the 10DOC guidelines here)

    What do I mean by that?!
    Well, every year I make pages with the same titles and essentially the same pictures and from chatter, I know that I'm not the only one that finds the repetition stifling to creativity and that making recurrent event pages is almost a chore. I also know I'm not the only one that has 'non-traditional' parts to my December and Christmas.

    So here's today's instructions:
    Add a twist to your title or journalling to make it more fun, unique, or modernise/modernize something traditional.


    Tips on how to add a twist:

    * Use a known parody of a traditional carol
    - maybe instead of 'Jingle Bells', you call the page 'Jingle Bells, Batman Smells'.
    - Christmas dinner photos would work well with the title "All I want for Christmas is Food!" (parody of the modern classic on high rotation at every mall "All I want for Christmas is You')

    * Create your own parody or version of a well-known traditional carol to use as a title and/or journalling
    - You could change up a single word in a traditional carol "I'm dreaming of a [almost anything would work here] Christmas" (sometimes we sing 'Oh Christmas Stick', instead of 'Oh Christmas Tree' which is how we think of the decorated, most definitely non-traditional, bare branched 'tree' some family has every year).

    * Change up a letter or two to make a new title
    - maybe instead of Jingle Bells, it's Jangle Bells or Jingle Balls (keep it PG please ;-))
    - for before photos: Deck the Halls -> after photos: Wreck the Halls
    - Noel -> No-elf! (for that first wonderful year when the elf on the shelf does not make an appearance!)
    - Holiday! -> Holi-yay! ... getting the idea?!

    * Use a traditional word to make an acrostic poem or phrase
    - 'Twas' written vertically could say "The Worst Afternoon Scramble" if you braved the mall on Christmas Eve;
    - 'Joy' could become "Just Opened! Yeah!" for Christmas morning happy unwrapping pics.

    * Use an existing wordart/traditional carol with ironic photos and journalling to tell the real story
    - "Oh What Fun" means something different to the responsible adult that has to clean up the Christmas morning wrapping & cable tie mess (I think I have a page called 'Xmess' instead of 'Xmas'!) and prepare & washup a full-on meal for many!
    - 'Not a creature was stirring' could be followed by journalling like 'Yeah right! Both kids got sent back to bed 3 times after 9 o'clock, needing drinks of water and to tell me all manner of random things and ask did i hear a sleigh'

    If you want some extra inspiration (or just a bit of a giggle!) ... here's a handy dandy link to a parodies site - https://christmas.lovetoknow.com/Christmas_Song_Parodies


    Here's my page. The parody chorus is incorporated into a loose Christmas tree design with the tag as the trunk & I mixed Kate's Super Duper Doodles with various Christmas & Document Your December products to come out with something very different to my normal Christmas morning pages that still tells the story of joy!
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    (full credits in gallery)

    Reminder: Your page must contain at least 75% current Lilypad product. Your page should be posted to the Lilypad Gallery, your tracking thread, and to this thread.

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  2. bellbird

    bellbird Pollywog

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  3. Pachimac

    Pachimac Shhhh! You're disturbing the books

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    Oh my gosh - I TOTALLY know what I am going to do for this one, but I have to find the picture!!!! It exists - I just hope I have it in my pile of photos instead of my sis or bro having it! We split up the family photos when Mom died. My uncle and Grandpa used to sing "Yingling Bells" - Jingle Bells is silly Swedish accent and I had a picture of them grouped around the organ singing and laughing, but I can't find the picture. WAH!!!!!!

    I'm sad I couldn't find it. But I did find this one.

    I twisted "All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth" to "ribbons and bows.
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  4. flowersgal

    flowersgal I have big ears and wide arms

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    Well I gave this a double twist - "Over the river and through the woods to grandmother's house we go" is actually a Thanksgiving song but I always think of it as we get ready to travel for Christmas. So, I wrote my own version of it with some personalization/parody. After I got my thinking cap on I had great fun with creating this layout. Thanks, @bellbird, for the challenge.

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  5. mcurtt

    mcurtt give me all the paleo brownies

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    Definitely not what I would typically do. I tried to make it as family oriented as I could... If my cat & dog could have talked...

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    Nemla Stretching my skill set

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    her is my very poor effort
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    wvsandy Grinning Granny

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    AJK But I don’t want to go among mad people!

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  10. jang

    jang Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

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    Dalis Jose Cuervo is NOT a good friend

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    Here is mine:

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    umyesh Swooning for warm bread & butter

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    This was so much fun! Love everyone else's pages, too!
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  13. bellbird

    bellbird Pollywog

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    It's so great to wake up & see everyone's been busy creating! Will be back with comments on them all later today! :beat
     
  14. bonnenuit

    bonnenuit Why do I always have to be Captain?

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    This is the companion piece to my Day 8 page.
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    Janisn Well-Known Member

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    I went with a Mariah Carey song with an animal (Zoo) twist
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  16. Cherylndesigns

    Cherylndesigns All glasses should be bigger than 1.5 oz

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    I used "wet Christmas" in place of "white Christmas". These were all taken in December - I love the picture of everybody just hanging out by the pool.

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    cinderella Give me a word, any word ...

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    Thank you for the inspiration!
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    bellbird Pollywog

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    Commented up to here but if I missed your page somehow, plz let me know !
     
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    redplaid3 Just call me Zaley's Grammy!

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