!Yay, it's December! Yay until I remember how I'm already behind, LOL. No matter, it will all get done somehow :) I hope you are all coping with your to-do lists, too!
December 1st does mean it's time for a new Hatchery collection at The Digichick. You will love the color palette for this coordinated release from all of the fabulous TDC designers, and the theme is winter/holidays.
I loved the red and the teal from the palette. It made me think of mid-century color palettes (I can't believe we call it that - when I was growing up it was that ghastly old-fashioned stuff from the 50's - how time changes our perspective, LOL), which made me think of the scads of photos of my childhood Christmases. Candidly, that opened up a whole other strain of feeling guilty about not finding an effective way to preserve some of the photos from my mother's albums in a way that my children can share. I know there are apps which you can get for your phone (like Photomyne) to elimate removing them all and scanning, and I keep thinking I will do that someday and so far someday has not arrived - can you relate?
But I digress.
I chose to use that vintage inspiration to create Ho Ho Retro - just in case I get my act together I can put together a great little book for my girls. I know they will enjoy rolling their eyes at their mom's adorableness ;)
Now the best thing about the Hatchery collections is the pricing - each pack is just $2, and the bundle (which comes with an awesome free alpha pack) is a swell (see me channel my retro lingo) deal at just $6. Perfect timing, since we are all spending $$$ right and left on gifts! And I think this would be a fun collection to use for Christmas cards, too.
Just to give you an idea of what was in my head, I scrapped one of my photos from long ago:
That fireplace was famous, by the way - my Mother stationed me there for photos for seemingly every event! As I look back on those photo sessions I wonder how she ever knew if she got something good without being able to just look at the back of the camera on the LCD display ;)
I have some inspiration for you from my team and the TDC ladies:
Last of all (I hope you made it!) I have a cute retro alpha freebie for you:
You can download it HERE - I hope you find it useful!
That's it for me for now, so happy shopping and scrapping til next time!