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Bright Eyes
12-03-2012, 06:38 AM
Hi, this is Bright Eyes, your host for the December Lyrical Challenge.


December is holiday time for many of us. Winter is arriving with its snowy days - for those of us in the northern hemisphere. The theme for this month is WHAT DECEMBER MEANS TO YOU. For many that might mean Christmas time with the carols and song of the season. For others, it might mean the snow and winter weather. The field is wide open of you to decide what you want to scrap.

This is a link to some Christmas Songs: HERE. (http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/c/christmas_songs/)

Remember this is a Lyrical Challenge so you should have some of the lyrics or song title on your page.

Can't wait to see the wonderful layouts you will create this month.

The rules for the challenge - in order to receive the bonus - you must post the layout here in this thread and a link to it in the gallery so we can leave you some love.

(1) Your layout must be unique, and can only be used for this challenge.
(2) Your layout also counts as one entry towards the November Scrappin' 7 Challenge.
(3) Use of GDS products is strongly encouraged and greatly appreciated.
(4) Please post your layout in the Lyrical Challenge Gallery HERE (http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/photopost/showgallery.php?cat=524)
(5) Come back here and post the image of the page you created, and link it to your page in the gallery so we can all leave you some love!

Please list the song title and who wrote or preformed it in the gallery description for your page. As a courtesy, we give credit to the author/composer. Thanks.

I will have a special surprise bonus for all who particiapte in this challenge by posting and linking their creations here. Please be sure to credit the designer's kit/s when you post to the gallery.

This challenge runs through December 31th.

Bright Eyes
12-03-2012, 07:13 AM
To get us started, here is my page

http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/photopost/data/524/Dec_Lyrical_challenge.jpg (http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=114129&title=opening-christmas-pres&cat=524)

The image is linked. Click on it to go to the gallery.

The song is "Christmas Present" sung by Andy Williams

Els AW
12-03-2012, 07:53 AM
I think I can do it ;-)
Will be back.

12-03-2012, 02:01 PM
Here is mine lol..... I had to combine 2 photos 2 make this one
but I just thought it worked lol

http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/photopost/data/524/medium/Brodie-WinterWonderland-DBD.jpg (http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=114152&title=brodie-winter-wonder&cat=524)

Bright Eyes
12-03-2012, 05:12 PM
Brooke... adorable combination of photos. Great idea and perfect to fit with the lyrics you chose. The large rickrac detail at the bottom is perfect for snowdrifts. Very creative page. Thanks for playing with us.

12-05-2012, 02:24 PM
This sounds like a lot of fun as I love all kinds of Christmas music. Let me go look through photos and get back with you.

Els AW
12-06-2012, 11:05 AM
Thanks Kay, for this lovely challenge.
I found this picture of my kids, walking in the little snow we had!

http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/photopost/data/524/2012-12-06-lyrical-challenge.jpg (http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=114262&title=lyrical-challenge-dece&cat=524)
image is linked

I used the collabkit of december: "Christmas Past" with the wonderful 'snow-colors' blue and red ;-)

Bright Eyes
12-06-2012, 11:36 AM
Els, that is a wonderful photo. And a great layout with the song. Love it all. Thanks so much of joining us this month.

12-07-2012, 04:04 PM
Here is Mine: (http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=114319&title=let-it-snow&cat=524)

Let it Snow by lyricist Sammy Cahn


12-07-2012, 05:00 PM

Here's mine. Sadly this is my first Christmas after Mom's passing.

Bright Eyes
12-07-2012, 05:05 PM
Sweetdreamer, that is fabulous. Love the dark page with the snow behind the window and the dark figures in front of it. Beautiful song - so appropriate for it. Thanks so much for playing along this month.

Bright Eyes
12-07-2012, 05:07 PM
Here's mine. Sadly this is my first Christmas after Mom's passing.

The first holiday after losing a loved one is always difficult. The page you did is a wonderful memory of when she was with you. Thank you for posting such a heartfelt layout.

12-09-2012, 10:12 AM

Silent Night (http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=114373&title=silent-night&cat=500)

Bright Eyes
12-09-2012, 10:22 AM
Nanscraps... looks like you have enough posts now so your images can be posted into the threads. Congrats on that...:balloons:

Beautiful job on the page. Love the way you set the scene in Bethlehem. Great choice of song.

Noticed that you didn't have the link to the gallery - here is a tut on how to add links: Here (http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/tutorials/GDS_Why_Go_Digital/LinkingAGalleryLayout/LinkingAGalleryLayout.html)

You can use words for your link as the tut shows - or you can add the link to the page image itself by clicking on the image - if it is showing, or highlighting the words [ img ]... kit url ... [ img ] and then clicking on link symbol.

So glad to have you joining in the challenges.

12-09-2012, 04:13 PM
Sleigh Ride (http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=114391&title=sleigh-ride&cat=524)


Bright Eyes
12-09-2012, 05:39 PM
Cathy, that is a darling page. Love the sleigh ride photos. The song lyrics are so right for this one. Great accents with the Santa, lamp pole, and other Christmas elements. So glad you joined us this month.

12-16-2012, 11:09 AM
Hallo (http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=114642&title=amid-the-falling-snow&cat=524), here's my lo for this lovely challenge. I chose a not so well known song.
I hope you like it. I used the kit from This 'n That by Donakat; Winter's blush from the designer's contest 2012.


Bright Eyes
12-16-2012, 11:40 AM
Linda, I love the song! Always love to see new songs - and this one really touches my heart. That is a delightful photo of your dad. It looks so cold. The tag is perfect for telling about the photo. Love the snow flakes drifting around the page. Beautiful job on your page. Thanks for joining us this month.

12-18-2012, 10:17 PM
WHAT CHRISTMAS MEANS TO ME (http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=114749&title=what-christmas-means-to-me&cat=524) ...

Bright Eyes
12-19-2012, 03:57 AM
Tammy, what a wonderful heartfelt page. The jounaling/lyrics are so very true. Wonderful job on the page with the precious photos. Great paper stacking. Thanks so much for joining us this month.

12-19-2012, 07:28 AM
Here is my submission for the Lyrical Challenge

http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/photopost/data/524/2012-12_MerryChristmas.jpg (http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=114764&title=have-yourself-a-merry&cat=524)

Bright Eyes
12-19-2012, 08:08 AM
Darling page. The Christmas tree design with the photos is outstanding. Always loved that song "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas". Wonderful kit. Thanks for joining us this month.

12-19-2012, 02:31 PM
Here is mine (http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=114777&title=dreaming-of-a-white-ch&cat=524)


Now I remain with just one problem... it is time for me to go to sleep but I keep hearing "I'm dreaming of a white Christmas..." :wink:

Thank you for this challenge. I enjoyed it a lot.

12-19-2012, 02:48 PM
Here's mine. Sadly this is my first Christmas after Mom's passing.

You have made a beautiful memory.
I know the feeling and so I am wishing you all the best.

Bright Eyes
12-19-2012, 03:48 PM
Ingrid, that is a beautiful page. Love the dark blue background with the pops of red, white and green in the cluster. Oh... it sure looks cold in the photo. Great work on the page. So glad you could join us this month.

12-20-2012, 04:11 PM
I enjoyed your challenge. Here's the link to my LO:




Bright Eyes
12-20-2012, 05:34 PM
Diane... hey, girl.... you did it - got your page posted here in the thread!!! SO proud of you.

Love the page you made and those great photos of snow! Beautiful but cold looking. Great song- love those lyrics. The title font is perfect for the page! Thanks for playing with us this month.

12-22-2012, 07:16 PM
My song is We Wish You a Merry Christmas (http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=114890&nocache=1). Original composer unknown, but it is said to date back to England in the 16th century.
Thanks for the great challenge. I love holiday music.

Bright Eyes
12-23-2012, 06:17 AM
Tricia, that is a wonderful page. And the song is certainly well know. I call those songs 'traditional' as no one knows the author but we all know the words and melody. Like how you place the large leaf above the photo with the other elements - wonderful cluster and paper stacking. So happy you could join us this month.

Bright Eyes
12-31-2012, 12:28 PM
I have been humming and singing all these wonderful songs each of you has used for your December Lyrical challenge pages. So much fun and love the music that you each selected. Thank you so much for playing with us this month. :love-smiley-011:

There is only a few hours left to submit your page for the December Lyrical Challenge. Please have them uploaded by 12 midnight EST. Thanks so much.