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! (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. Everyone who completes all 10 of our challenges will get a $3 coupon. And one random "10 challenge finisher" will get a $10 coupon. Challenges close Sunday, July 28, 2019 at 11:59pm EDT.