Tuesday, December 14, 2010

On the 8th day of Christmas... {plus a layout}

my true love gave to me
8 mini alphas!

Leave a comment telling me your thoughts on BLUE Christmas decorations!
{Lee always tries to add blue to our decor. I am like NO WAY!!}
I will draw a winner on December 23rd and get this prize out to a lucky winner!
Be sure to check out the giveaways these girls have going on too:
Lucy
Shelley
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And since this is mostly a scrapbooking blog, I have something to share in addition to the giveaway!
Have you gotten the January issue of Creating Keepsakes yet??
I've got a couple of layouts in there!
This one is in the Fast Pages column...
{and how appropriate since it is about racing! ha!}
As seen in the January issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine.
Copyright Creative Crafts Group.
Posted with prior permission from the publisher.
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OK that's all I've got for now!
See you tomorrow!!
and Merry Christmas!
:)
gretchen

39 comments:

Lee-Ellen said...

when i was first married we had mainly silver and white decorations on our tree but added a touch of color with some really dark blue brushed (not shiny) ornaments so i think blue in the right context can be ok but over all not a huge fan of blue at christmas. we now have a VT tree - go Hokies ;)

michelestamps2 said...

funny...my husband purchased blue candy canes for the Christmas tree...when he was not looking I moved them all to the back of the tree.

Niki said...

If done correctly they could be nice looking. I love bright white and a touch of baby blue to remind me of snow. Of course my taste changes every year!

owliecupcake said...

My ex husband always wanted blue and silver on our tree, but it's just too cold for me. I am more of a multi colored girl myself.

*reyanna klein* said...

Growing up, my dad was VERY into Christmas decorating. He was a traditionalist (in those days), so he stuck to red and green (and perhaps a pop of gold or white...) in the house and had ONLY red and white lights on the outside of the house (we were one of those houses you would drive 45 minutes to see... ;-) ). I love how he decorated. I still do. :-D

But me? I'm all about the color! I like every color in there! And yes, I LOVE blue! It's my favorite color, so I guess I have to include it. LOL. ;-)

LOVE these mini alphas! Thanks for the chance to win!

Luv2talk said...

I like all sorts of color combos. I love to see what others do, even if it's not my style. (Just like with SBing.)

I'll use blue, but this year we have a monochromatic WHITE/GOLD theme going on.

Michele said...

My hubby loves the white icicle lights but I'm more of a multi-color kind of girl. My tree looks like a box of crayons blew up on it. So blue is ok with me as long as there are other colors with it.

Susan Pond said...

I like the blue lights. They make everything look icy and cold for wintertime.

Heather DG said...

Congrats on the layout - that's fantastic!!!

Blue huh...it might be ok in very small quantities (in multi color lights, or a manger scene), but I think I'd mainly save it for 'winter' decorating after Christmas.

Lora Oliver said...

NOT a huge fan of the blue in Christmas. I have seen some done right, but I am pretty traditional. Light blue is a possibility, but good ol' crayon blue makes me cringe.

Nitasha said...

blue's not really my color, but my mom decorates gorgeously with blue and silver. I like purple, pink, and turqouise, but I live in home full of boys so yeah...I just stick with traditional red, green, and silver!

Heather V said...

My boyfriend just landed a new job and a new apartment kind of far away from home (and from me!) so I decided he needed some home-y/holiday touches. I've used the Midnight Frost line by Bo Bunny to make some cute Christmas decorations, and used coordinating blue, silver and white ornaments, etc. I don't necessarily think blue goes with everyone's homes, but it sure matches his blue couch and decor!

SavannaLea said...

I can't complain because my living room tree is done in blues and browns to match my furniture... but I am not a big fan of blue colored lites

Elizabeth Bailey said...

I think blue is good if you like to do a snowman theme or I like a few bright blue accents thrown in a brighter color scheme.

I think you a great job with your red and gold mantle though!

rhonda said...

I am a traditional kind of gal or more like vintage/antique looking things for my home so I mostly stick to red and green but I do own some snowmen and santas dressed in blue and I love them!

Annelies said...

I've seen some really nice blue decorations in the shops, but for myself I prefer to create a warmer feeling with red.

jennj42 said...

My grandmother had an old silver tree from my mother's childhood that she covered with blue ornaments. I always loved to look at it every year.

Virginia said...

Don't put me in the giveaway drawing because the good Lord knows I do not need any more scrapbooking stuff, however, I do like a few touches of turquoise. But you know me, I like that with green. And red. :)

Patricia said...

Blue is not my color, we use a blend of southwestern time colors. No blue though!

Linh C. said...

Sure, blue and turquoise with silver - yep, love them!

Katey said...

I am a fan of traditional colors so probably no blue for me. There are enough other holidays of decorate in blue...

Paige said...

I used to have some blue/silver themed decor but I gave it all away to a co-worker who actually uses blue in her Christmas decorating. I'm sticking with red and green!

Lucy said...

I don't like it every year, but it can be beautiful. I usually fall back on what we had when growing up -- all colors, cheesy tinsel, lots of collected ornaments and a homemade angel by one of the kids.

amberbaileyjones said...

Blue... I am with you, if added in moderation, blue can be nice! However.... People that put blue lights on 2 windows on their house and the rest are white or multi color apparently don't know how to use BLUE! Blue can certainly be beautiful, but in Alabama more times than not..... it is overdone, and not tastefully! Blue at Christmas should be paired with white and silver decor.

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annachinlai said...

I love blue decorations. I get tired of just red and green.

CJ said...

Maybe a few blue ornaments of the sentimental type, but that's that's where I draw the line. Ryan, on the other hand, has a tree decorated in blue, even the lights. Of course, it's a UK tree. =)

Stephanie Eaken said...

I don't personally like decorating for the holidays w/ blue. I like the traditional colors, but to each his/her own!!!

Scrapbookdoll said...

i'm into white and silver this winter, so no blue this year...maybe another time...

Lelia said...

I love blue lights outdoors at Christmas, but it's very hard to make all your blues match. We found this out the hard way.

Gretchen Krisher said...

I've got so much red and green stuff that I don't know where the blue would go!

susanv said...

Like. Especially aqua or baby blue with red. A nice alternative to red and green.

Nancy said...

No way girl! Red and brown and olive green for me thank you!! Red is my favorite color so there's no way we are doing my house in formal silvers and blues! We are way too country for that!

Tracy said...

I like blue. Not the bright blue but the turquoise blue as well as other softer blues. Now, I go against tradition and have every color possible on my tree and mantle. I love having all these colors with my big white bows and streamers on the tree with a fluffy white tree skirt. SO PRETTY!

Sandy Ang said...

I've always been a red-and-green for Christmas person. But somehow this year, the pairing of pale teal with deep warm red has become my favourite combo.

Andy said...

if you like blue then go for it
i still like the red green and white though

Arjanne said...

I like blue, but for Christmas I rather decorate with red and green. I'm traditional...

Louise Dubord said...

Blue lights outside are magical!

Brianna said...

I'm more of a red and green girl. I do love all the pinks coming into Christmas decor though!