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Saturday, April 7, 2012

Inspired By A Song Blog Hop --

Welcome to the "Inspired By A Song" Blog Hop!!

I'm so glad you're joining us for this super-fun hop showcasing cards, layouts and projects that feature anything and everything about the SONG (or SONGS) that inspire us!!  I'd like to thank GILL for hosting this hop today -- I've been looking forward to it for MONTHS!!  :)  I hope you'll take a few minutes to visit all the wonderfully creative friends who have created something special to share with you today...

If you've hopped over from my talented friend, Dena, then you are in the right place!! If you've just popped in to visit my blog or are reading this via email and you'd like to join our FUN, then please go to Gill's blog to start at the beginning...  I wouldn't want you to miss out on any of the creativity!!

For the hop today, I've created a ROCKIN' layout for The-Girl-Child...
Last year, The-Boy-Child took The-Girl-Child to a concert out at The House of Blues in Cleveland, Ohio...  It involved about 700 miles of driving since he was away at college without a car to drive himself home (translation: The-Mom had to drive to pick him up and bring him home, THEN they drove to Cleveland, THEN The-Mom had to drive him BACK to school...  It was a LOT of driving!!), but it was totally worth it...  Not only did I get to spend plenty of one-on-one time with my favorite son, but they got their much needed bonding time in their first (and only) year far away from each other (since their paths took them both to the same college!!)...

My layout was created using the Creative Memories StoryBook Creator 4.0 Digital Scrapbooking Software (get your 30-day FREE TRIAL HERE!!)...  I just love the versatility of this software -- I can use digital papers and embellishments from ANY company, yet I have all the features and "extras" to create my own papers and embellishments (like the glittered stars and the textured papers!!).

My second layout has been previously posted, but I wanted to share it again because it was also inspired by a song....  Can you guess which one???
This is one of my favorite digital layouts because I tried so many new techniques with it (glittered edge, textured paper, shadowed vellum, the star overlay.....  If you'd like more details on this layout, you can find the original post HERE....

I also have a third layout to re-share with you...  This layout was inspired by the Mark Harris song, "Find your wings..."  If you have a child, know a child, or are a child...  You can enjoy the video for this song HERE...  It's the single most difficult song to listen to if your child is going off to college though.  :)
This layout features the Wishes & Dreams paper and cloud and bright blue cardstock from Creative Memories, and the Traveler and Songbird Cricut Cartridges...  For more details on this layout, please see the original post HERE!!

That's it!!  I'm all done with my show-and-tell for today (though I have BIG plans for sharing more in the next few weeks -- So I hope I'll see you here again soon!!).  Thanks so much for visiting!!  I'm the LAST STOP in the hop, but if you've missed anyone, be sure to visit the links below!!


Inspired By A Song Blog Hop


1 - Gill
2 - Jacki
3 - Haidee
4 - Dandy
5 - Lisa G
6 - Lisa T
7 - Dena
8 - Amy

Until next time,

17 comments:

Lisa said...

All of your layouts are FANTASTIC! I really like all your glittered digital elements everything looks perfect.

CRAZY4 CHRIST said...

great layouts!! man your daughter looks like you!! Happy Easter!!
Kristan

rlovew said...

Wonderful layouts- I love the story of the concert and driving for your son to be able to go.

Rhonda Emery said...

what lucky children to have a mom like you that captures all the things they love in such a beautiful way. what memories they will have when they grow older. love these layouts amy just beautiful. love ya hugs

Linda said...

Fabulous layouts Amy! Love the different songs you have chosen too!! Thank you for sharing.

Happy Easter
Hugs
Linda xxx

ike said...

Gorgeous layouts - really beautiful and you have super children. My fave is the Rock Star layout. Thanks for sharing in this Hop :-D xxx

jackid said...

Great LO's love them all I think my fav would have to be the first one but they are all brilliant
Jacki xx

Tami B. said...

Hey, remember me? It's good to see you on here again. I've been missing you. The LO's are great, (especially the one of the girl-child that made me cry the first time you posted it.) Happy Easter!

OmaGloria said...

Very sweet layouts and awesome memories!!

Precious Hugs

Dena said...

What great layouts! The third one is my favorite. Love everything about it! TFS, Amy!

Hugs,
Dena Jones
missdjones.blogspot.com

mjbest said...

Thank you so much for sharing. I am just starting to use the Creative Memories Storybook Creator software and love the versatility. Thanks again.

Haidee said...

That was fab! TFS

Gill McCall said...

Amy WOW WOW WOW they are all fabby. such a great mixture. I adore the colours in the third one. Thank you for taking part in the hop.

Dandylicious Creates said...

Love your layouts! I am a CMC also! you have a great blog!

LisaG said...

Beautiful pages Amy!

Love the layouts and what the songs mean to you.

The last one is my fave, even though I do love New York!

Well done!

Lisa xx

Lisa said...

Happy, happy Easter my sweet friend!! I hope you have a very blessed and happy day :)

All three of your layouts are just beautiful!! I love the story behind Rock On, and the sparkle is fabulous!! I heart New York and the swirly stars are so awesome!! And the last one in my favorite...the colors are so pretty and your daughter is just gorgeous :)

Hugs, Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Janis said...

Cool layouts! I love visiting your blog. It's always such a happy place here. :) Janis

 
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