Musical May

Musical May

For May, a few of my ScrapHappy friends and I are putting together a Layout a Day challenge for our fellow ScrapHappy members. We’re going with a musical theme this month, basically because everybody loved the idea of a musical LOAD.

We all made samples for the prompts, so I’ll be sharing the ones I made as they roll around this month.

It seemed appropriate to start the month of musical MAYhem off by talking about what our favorite style or genre of music is. Being me, I refused to pick just one:


The reason I went this route, rather than focusing on what I do listen to (mostly pop and rock if any one cares) is because every time I thought “what’s my favorite style” the internal response was, “I don’t really care, I just want to be able to sing it.”

When I realized that, my musical tastes became more obvious. Beethoven? Supremely hummable! Most hip hop? I can’t find the melody in amongst all the rhythm most of the time.

As far as putting this together, I started by knowing what the story was about– me just wanting to sing, and went from there. While digging through old photos of me, I found this one of me wearing a concert shirt from From Good Homes. That’s music oriented, right, so it got used.

After deciding on which papers to use (everything came from one of the kits I put together for last month’s Counterfeit Kit Challenge) I adhered the photo, added the title, and then drew lines to use for journaling around the photo. I didn’t worry about making sure the lines were even or anything, just lightly penned them in. Then it was time to journal.

I had a basic idea of where I wanted to go with the writing, but this is mostly free writing, with an occasional self-reminder to focus on the thought of “I want to sing.” As result the writing is a bit choppy, but the intent comes across regardless.

The metal stars and circles are grommets that my friend Kelli from Use It Scrapbooking sent me when she was destashing for a move. The flag, arrow, and border sticker came from a variety of sources, and help add motion to the page. The bottom grommet, if you’re my age, will probably leave you singing as you finish looking at the page. Which, since this is a music themed page, was entirely the intention.

So how about you? Have you ever documented how music affects your life? What’s your favorite type of music? Make a page about it today!

2 Responses »

  1. I’ll listen to about anything, and I will come back to these prompts as soon as I get my office packed up to hand on, but like you, I like to sing along and jazz is a fav listening genre. Terrific page!!

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