Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Sweet Music - Teaching Little Fingers Layout

My family was always very musical and so was my husband's family. I have a theory that children who grow up in church-going families have more exposure to singing and are more likely to be able to sing or play an instrument. My mother-in-law played the piano and organ until her eye-sight was compromised. She taught piano lessons for many years and was the choir director at church for 40 years. I had to scrapbook photos I took of her as she instructed two great-granddaughters who are just beginning to learn to play the piano.

It seems that all three of my granddaughters often wear purple and I don't often have purple scrapbook papers. In this layout I turned over some Halloween "Hooligans" paper to use the "Gypsy" purple back side, another one of my attempts to USE IT UP! I got 24 of this sheet just to use the purple?? What was I thinking? I combined it with some Crème Brulee "Veranda" strips and ric rac seemed to go well with the pattern. All of the supplies used are from Close To My Heart, although the papers have been long retired.

Here are close-ups:

I cut the black scalloped oval with Cricut Art Philosophy. I used Cricut Artiste to cut the blue circular shape (p. 42), it's Wildflower magenta mat (p. 35), and the butterfly (p. 58). I traced the butterfly and fussy cut it to make a mat-type shadow. The letter stickers are Glamour Glitter Alphabet.

The stamp set I used, Sweet Music, is retiring at the end of this month. I stamped the piano key border with 2nd generation black. I used all of the sentiments that were in the set, however, I plan to use the other instruments in the set for my son's photos taken when he played the trumpet and viola. He had two friends that played the sax so these images are perfect for scrapping our many concert and contest photos. Here are the other three that I stamped:

Challenge top 3

I'm sharing this layout with the following challenges:
A Little Bit Crafty - "Die-ing" for it - used lots of die cuts
Bloggers Challenge - Things with Wings
CCEE Stampers 1329 - Sing, Sing a Song - reminded me of "Dancin' in the Street" lyrics:
All we need is music, sweet music,
There'll be music everywhere
Creative Creations #15 - Anything goes
Inspire Me Fridays - Anything goes
Make It Monday #150 - Anything goes
My Craft Creations - Die cut shapes
Our Creative Corner - Captured Memories
Simply Create Too #42 - Anything but a Card
Sparkle and Sprinkle July Challenge - Anything But a Card
Use It Tuesday #60 - What was I thinking? (24 sheets of the same Hooligans pattern)



Flutterby Trina said...

fantastic pages :) Thanks for playing along with us at Creative Creations Challenges with our 'Anything Goes' challenge! Good Luck, remember you can enter upto three times and we have a DT call :) Hope to see you again soon xxx

Sheila said...

Beautiful layouts , thank you for joining in the my craft creations challenge. Good luck x

wannabcre8tive said...

Awesome pages. Thanks, for joining the CCEE Stampers challenge.

pam hicks said...

great pages and layout, think i must do a bit of scrapbooking now xx

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful pages! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautiful pages- love the purple (Halloween) paper- it goes perfectly! the images are very nice! Saw you on MIM ~ Shelly #52

Barbara Bruder said...

This L/O is so wonderful. Love the piano keys stamp. The colors you chose to use in the L/O are great!!! Thanks for joining us at the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge this month. Hugs, Barbara { personal blog - Art and Soul Creations}

Redanne said...

Your layouts are really lovely and tell such a wonderful story - I love the purple too! Thanks so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner. Anne x

Valentina said...

24...mmmmh you should create lots of projects!
This is great. I love the piano stamp and all the diecuts.
Thanks for sharing at USE IT TUESDAY

Wendy said...

Beautiful pages...Thanks for playing along with us at A Little Bit Crafty this month.
Wendy xx

Julia said...

I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!

My entries are #3, #4, #98, #152, and #154.

I would love to have you visit my blogs: Paper and Scraps Creations by Julia and Me and Myself on the Dark… and become a follower.



Sandy said...

What wonderful scrapbook pages to feature your lovely photos. Two fab layouts!
Thanks for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

Papercrafting Princess said...

What an adorable layout and memory to treasure!