Saturday, 1 November 2014

November Challenge- Wham and The Cure

Hi All, 
This month it is Karen bringing you the new challenges for the month.
both of my choices are 80s favorites of mine!!

So the POP choice for the month is

Wham- Wake me Up before you Go Go


Wham was one of my favorite groups in the 80's I could sing every song of them and my room was full of posters from the boys :-)  For my page I used the lyric; you make the sun shine brighter , and that's what my boy does every day :-)

Hello everybody, I'm a new DT member, I'm really nice to meet you and I'm really happy to join this great group! I hope you will love my works! Thanks again Melania for this great opportunity.
For my first layout as SIWAS DT I used the song as inspiration for my journal: I handwrote part of the lyrics "you put the boomboom into my heart, you send my soul sky high"  under my husband picture. Please visit my blog if you'd love to see some close-ups.

and the Rock choice for the month is

Love Cats by the Cure
 and this is the single Cover that maybe could give you some inspiration


I got this time inspired by the title of this song. I made a card with a die of 2 cats. I also used the circle of the cover.


I used the title of the song to do a cat page for my scrapbook album ...come check out my blog if you want to see close-ups:


This song ispired me to create this card with 2 cats in love!


Here I am with a giftbag for "Trick or Treat" with a black kitten! 
The black cat is just a witch!!!! See you soon!

think of the cats that "bite and scratch and scream all night" made ​​me think of a picture of last Halloween ... I hope you like it !!!

And the winner is....



Nathalie, write to me to receive your prize.

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

October Challenge:Rock Paramore "Ain't it Fun" & Pop Demi Lovato "Let it Go"

Rock Song:
This is a fun song to sing  around the house and she has such great hair in this video ....super cool!!! And it looks like they had a lot of fun making this video!!!

HERE are the lyrics to this song!

Pop Song
 You will just walk around and sing this song all day if you do not already!!!

  PLEASE WRITE WHAT YOU USED AS INSPIRATION: tell us if you have been inspired by the title of the song, by a lyric phrase, by the theme of the song....Let us know!
 YOU must enter your links before Tuesday, October 28th of the month!!

Remember the challenges are on the GMT of Eastern USA.
Have fun!

   Here is the Design Team Work:



Had too much fun on our trip to Colorado and going white water rafting!!! Such a fun trip ...full of adventure!!!


I got inspired by the title of the song and the video. The bright colors and the 'playing' in the video made my choice for this designpaper.


I found inspiration from this photo of a holiday badalona (spain) that smells of summer ... bright colors and the desire to relax !! I used a stencil and chalk to the bottom and I sprayed glimmer mist 2 colors, some stamped and done!


                                              I used the word "fun" in this birthday card.


In this photo, my daughter said: "Mommy wait, Selphieeeeee!"

And then here is my pop challenge ...tried to keep it simple and about the journaling behind the picture!!!

I choose the lyric; Up here in the cold thin air. Perfect for the photo's of the hot-air balloon ride we made in 2009. We had beautiful weather and sunset, it was such a great experience. 

I used the line "The life I've chosen", which I wrote on the bottom of my page. 


I used the line "the cold doesn't bother me anyway" to scrap a picture of my daughter in the snow

The thing that I like the most in this challenge blog, is that every time I hear a song , I dream and I create!! This time, I think it's easy to understand what inspired me to make this snowman, for a little girls party..Olaf of course! 

And you will get a goody bag from me!!!

And now....the winner for september is.....


with her beautiful Lo


Giorgia, write to to receive your prize by Anna :)

Monday, 1 September 2014

September challenge : Rock "On top of the World" and Pop "Running on Empty"

Hi everyone!
Before getting to this month’s challenge we would like to tell you that the rules of SIWAS are slightly changing, in order to leave you more time and inspiration to participate. Nothing major, don’t worry, you will still get pop and rock songs to help you find the inspiration for your projects. So, what’s new?!

 Every first of the month we will give you both the rock and the pop song with our interpretations and leave you until the 28th of the month to submit a project inspired by either one of the songs (part of the title, of the lyrics, the video, …). 
And one last change…the winner will get a little prize from us, which will be revealed on the 1st of the month with the two songs. So, are you ready to play along?

This month’s rock song is On top of the World by Imagine Dragons...

...and here is what the rock team created:


I made this page with some of my instagram pictures and pulled some of the words from the song ...thanks for looking at my page!!!


I used the line "Run away" because my son is running down the dike near our hometown. Because we live in the very north of our country we often say it's "On top of the world". ;)


I used the song title as the sub-title in my page


I was inspired by this kitten seen on in Trentino in a Malga which was caressed by everyone ... 
and it was also in arm !!!

And the pop song is Running on Empty by Jackson Browne...

...and here is what the pop team came up with:


I made a layout and cut part of the lyrics to decorate my background.


my layout is inspired by the phrase looking back at the years gone by linke so many summer fields and I just had the perfect photo of me looking at the summer sunset!!! for close ups check my blog..


Inspired by the words; Summer Fields. Perfect for these beautiful lavender fields in France. 

inspired by running to make a LO of my boys running round Alkmaar

Back again..after a long break, with a photograph of my  daughter on her bike!! Running into the sun...full of colours, flowers ..and smiles!!

Our guest designer

And now our winner


Are you still hesitating? Here is what our winner will get from me: a small packet of die cuts! 

PLEASE WRITE WHAT YOU USED AS INSPIRATION: tell us if you have been inspired by the title of the song, by the lyrics, by the theme of the song, the video....Let us know!
 Y must enter your links before Sunday, September 28th of the month!!
Remember the challenges are on the GMT of Eastern USA.
Have fun! !

Friday, 15 August 2014

ROCK TEAM: Summer Nights by John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John

Hi!!!! How is your summer going??? I hope fine!!!!
What about scrapping our wonderful Summer Nights????
From Grease OST....
Summer Nights
John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John

Here the lyrics
Summer loving had me a blast, oh yeah
Summer loving happened so fast,
I met a girl crazy for me,
Met a boy cute as can be,

Summer days drifting away,
To, uh oh, those summer nights

Well-a well-a well-a huh
Tell me more, tell me more
Did you get very far?
Tell me more, tell me more
Like does he have a car?

She swam by me, she got a cramp
He ran by me, got my suit damp
I saved her life, she nearly drowned
He showed off, splashing around

Summer sun, something's begun
But, oh, oh, these summer nights

Well-a well-a well-a huh
Tell me more, tell me more
Was it love at first sight?
Tell me more, tell me more
Did she put up a fight?

Took her bowling in the Arcade
We went strolling, drank lemonade
We made out under the dock
We stayed up 'till ten o'clock

Summer fling, don't mean a thing
But, oh, oh, those summer nights

Tell me more, tell me more
But you don't gotta brag
Tell me more, tell me more
'Cause he sounds like a drag

Shoo-bop-bop, shoo-bop-bop, shoo-bop-bop, shoo-bop-bop
shoo-bop-bop shoo-bop-bop shoo-bop-bop YEAH!

He got friendly, holding my hand
She got friendly down in the sand
He was sweet just turned eighteen
Well, she was good you know what I mean

Summer heat, boy and girl meet
But, oh, oh, the summer nights

Tell me more, tell me more
How much dough did he spend?
Tell me more, tell me more
Could she get me a friend?

It turned colder, that's where it ends
So I told her we'd still be friends
Then we made our true love vow
Wonder what she's doing now

Summer dreams, ripped at the seams
Bu-ut oh, those summer nights!
Tell me more, tell me more!

Wonderful song from a very funny movie. I remember my older cousins fans of John Travolta who danced with this music and i was a young girl and that christmas an aunt gifted me the LP of this OST!

Eh....wonderful memories. is my Lo

I chose the phrase True Love...this pic was made at the border between canada and usa...
I wanted come back in USA as soon as possible...:)
Usa my Love 


  Who does not love a good cocktail and scrapbooking together ...
and friends ...always a good time!!!

In this LO I used the song title as the title for my page.

The last evening of our holiday all the kids of our camping field joined the water balloon fight. They really where Splashing Around! 


Maybe I went a bit off topic but as soon as I saw this phrase in the text of the song came to my mind the fluffy clouds of Monte Bianco lit by the summer sun!!!

Our Guest Designer

Friday, 1 August 2014

POP TEAM : Happy by Pharrell Williams

Hi Folks!!!! Summer is here...and this is my turn to choose the songs!
For this Pop Challenge i chose a very nice song by Pharrell Williams
From "Despicable me 2" OST....we have....


Very dark sky in Scotland, waiting to take the ship to Oarkney islands.


So much fun scrapbooking Disney pictures the new Carsland!!! 
I added happy to my journaling!!!

Hey there ! I decided to use this photo of my son when he was three years old, he really really wanted this teletubbie house and asked it for our celebration of Sinterklaas, but I didn't buy it, thought he was already a little too old for it, but when he opened all his presents, he was so dissapointed that he didn't get it, so I decided to make a sticker list and every time he went to the toilet by himself he gets a sticker, when the list was full he finally got the teletubbie house and look at his face, soooo HAPPY !!!1

This time I decided to make a card which is all about being happy! :)


I found a picture of my three with big smiles on their faces and then used "happy as a repetition
around the paper.

Our Guest Designer

And now....
our winner....


with her beautiful Lo

I wanna also say to all our followers, we will have great news in stay tuned :D