Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Memories of the World Cup Layout {Bird is the Word} and Important Bird is the Word Details!






There's a new challenge up at Bird is the Word & the word this fortnight is MEMORY or MEMORIES!

As usual the winner {voted for by the Design Team} gets to choose a complete kit from Tidbitz in Time (based on available stock obviously!), 
and the winner & top 4 all get a sidebar badge to show off until the end of time 
- Featured Winner - woohoo!

The LOVE challenge closes in TEN DAYS so get those LOVE projects rolling in & linked up soon if you want a chance to win.

PLEASE link to the ACTUAL POST not your ENTIRE BLOG 
as it's quite tricky to find the relevant post if you don't do so!
All you need to do to do this is CLICK ON THE TITLE OF YOUR POST then copy & paste the URL you see into the Inlinkz tool - 
Okay, great, 'cos otherwise you could be lessening your chances 'cos we can't comment or vote if we can't find your layout!

Also, Sylvia, whoever you are, your entries come up with an exclamation & the warning MALWARE! so it's not possible to click into them - I'm quite sure you are unaware of that - so if anyone knows Sylvia I'm sure she would appreciate a heads-up on that one!

Lastly, to be considered as a Featured winner you MUST mention & link up to Bird is the Word in your post - please - 
that way we are all helping each other & news of Bird is the Word will spread - keeping it an exciting & growing community of participants!  

And growing it sure is - we had a record 58 players last round - wow!!


I used this environmental portrait shot of my son Jack enjoying one of the many FIFA World Cup matches he was lucky enough to get to watch right here in South Africa last year!  
Wow did we have a blast at World Cup time - doing things we never dared do before (or again) 
as they would simply be far too unsafe - 
but at World Cup time the vagrants miraculously disappeared off every street corner 
(rumour has it they were locked in prison for the duration!) 
and policemen were EVERYWHERE - in absolute abundance - 
don't know where they came from or where they went LOL!  
But we were safe to walk the streets at any time of the day or night & it was WONDERFUL!!


Kept it simple as he's 16 now & doesn't appreciate my flowery additions!


Finally got to use that "Memories" rub-on that has been lurking in a drawer for years...


And my giant scallop punch that was possibly my worst buy ever!
I hardly have the occasion to use it sadly...


More rub-ons that got utilized - yay!


So glad I could finally use some "travel paper" as I don't generally do a lot of traveling (sadly) 
so don't usually purchase it but had some World Cup pages in mind when
 I bought a couple of sheets of October Afternoon - Boarding Pass - "Amsterdam" 
(not sure of the name seeing it's of the whole world but aaaanyway...)


Supplies List:-

Orange paper - Dream Street - Heartsong - Lighthearted
Green paper - Little Yellow Bicycle  - Decorative Die-Cut paper
World Map Print plus yellow grid (reverse side)- October Afternoon - Boarding Pass - Amsterdam
Scallop punch - Creative Memories
Rub-ons - Scrapbook King
Checkerboard Ribbon - stash
Staples
Ric-rac - Studio Calico April 2011 kit
Circular Die-Cut - Basic Grey - Curio
Circular Alphas - October Afternoon - Sticky Keys - Red & Black
Red Alphas - Dear Lizzy for American Crafts - Puffy Letter Stickers - Berry
Tiny numerals - Making Memories




22 comments:

Kerryn said...

What an experience that would have been! Your page is fabulous Helen. I think you have really captured all of the colour of the World Cup in this page :). And yay for using up stash :).

yyam said...

Wow! Love the large photo! A great one too...really captured the atmosphere! And the stickers on that awesome ribbon! Love the bright colours!

Sandy Ang said...

i'm just crazy about this layout ! from the angle of the photo, to the variety of fonts, to the patterned paper choices. you totally rock !!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! This is AMAZING! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee that photo, the colors, the title...wow wow wow! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Jasmine S said...

How lucky to be able to see a World Cup game and love that you have used this moment as your inspiration for the Memory word. Great pic and just looooove the super bright colors.

Toni Cartwright said...

WOW yes i seen this LO over at BITW very very COOL!!! you lucky ducky being able to go and watch it!!!
Take Care
TONI

Rachael Funnell said...

WOW!!!! How cool would that BE to watch a World Cup game......
& this Layout is Gorgeous Helen.... SOOOO Bright!
Also I'm a lovin how Crystal Clear your photos are!!!

Lea said...

My kind of colors! Love this and love how you used the map paper for this layout! Wow and actually being at the World Cup... that's awesome!!!

Diana said...

Love this. So many great details. And a great photo. I hope he likes it!

Irini said...

Fab layout Helen, love the paper you have used!
I know what you mean about how different a city is when it is hosting a world event. It was the same here in Athens with the Olympics in 2004 everything worked perfectly the streets were clean etc then the same day that the games were over "poof" so were the changes...oh well.....

Keshet said...

Love this, Helen! Such great colors!

Alison said...

Perfect papers for the picture...and not at all 'flowery'!
Alison xx

Brises said...

Such a wonderful colours on this layout, Helen. I love this!

Kiki said...

So gorgeous LO Helen!!! Beautiful colors and papers!!! I love it!!!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Helen this is unreal! I love the bright bold colours and the big photo and the overall impact of the layout!!! It's AWESOME!!! Also you are so funny! Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog saying I'm funny... LOL... YOU are mega funny! :D Love the "worst buy" joke and the title of the OA pp remark. Classic! :D :D :D

teacher jessy said...

You totally can work a clean look layout & one with full of details! I love this one because of the bight colors. What an awesome way to preserve the world cup memories!!

Lynette said...

We really had a fantastic time during the world cup:-) Love your green and gold layout, it brings back such happy memories. I also have a truck load of rubons that is sitting in one of my drawers.

sandi said...

Wow! Oh Helen I absolutely love this! The colors are brilliant! I have that scallop punch too...I love the way you used it! Awesome pic of this wonderful event!

Eila Sandberg said...

Glorious vibrant page Helen! the excitement is almost tangible, what an awesome experience for you all! I might have a tip regarding the "Sylvia" that you mention at the top of your post, check your email sweetie! xoxoxo

MARILYN said...

Super COOL Boy page!! love the brights colors with the amazing big photo! looks fantastic!! love the angle of the photo!! You did a wonderful work here!! Hugs!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Fun and cheery layout, what a precious photo of your boy too!

Yolande (pronounced you-land-a) said...

Love your title work...looks totally fab! Love the punched scallop, the "world map" strip across the bottom and the stunning photo. Can't believe it's been over a year already..time is rushing on way too quickly!