Monday, January 29, 2007

tell me a story...

and make it rich,
please keep in mind
i'm very fond of twists

~ Po'girl

As I'm sure you've noticed, I'm a bit of a fan of good lyrics in music, and these guys are my latest obsession. I made a layout about them for BB last week.

Discovery of new music that is. This is how they were described in the Woodford program, and we couldn't resist:
"Take the bellow of the blues. the wail of a gypsy fiddle, a Cajun love song, punk rock street poetry and mix it up with some old RnB... beautiful
song-writing and lush vocal harmonies from Canada."

I love how surprising this music is - I don't think I have heard violins which send shivers down your spine with a beatboxing background before. I went looking for a decent clip to put here on my blog, but the best I could find was this My Space site. The clips are short, but they give you some idea.

So what's been happening around here? We had a busy, busy school holiday. Lots of visitors, and the kids and I had a visit to Jeni and Al last week - thanks so much for your hospitality guys :-) We had a lovely time, but I took NO photos while I was there - bad, bad, scrapbooker!

The start of the school year snuck up on us - I was still covering books on Sunday afternoon! This year the kids are in yr 6, 4, and 1. Max was so excited about starting year 1. I did remember to take a photo (or several) of that, of course :-)

I had a flick through the latest For Keeps at the newsagent the other day. I have a set of cards in there, and a layout. Another one inspired by song lyrics, this time Sarah Blasko's Half Forgotten Things. Unfortunately the layout has the wrong materials list and name on it in the magazine, but here it is:

Didn't particularly upset me, but the materials list should read -

Bazzill cardstock
cherryArte paper
Basic Grey, Autumn Leaves and Heidi Swapp rub-ons
That's me - probably the first and last time I wore a tutu, and the journaling reads:
"A certain smell and it all comes flooding back... this jasmine at Ma's house, storms on hot summer days, chlorine scented swimwear, Sunlight soap, Nana's Sunday roast."
I wrote the quote around the outside backwards on the vellum to emboss it, so that's why the writing is so funny looking. I was going through a bit of a rediscovering-how-to-write-backwards-phase at the time. Well, that's my excuse anyway.
Here is one of the layouts from this month's Design Inspirations feature in Scrapbook Creations, which features layouts with everything stuck on top of the photo:
And lastly, please check out this link
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Chris Millar said...

Hi Loretta! I picked up SC on the weekend and loved your layout in there!! And the FK one is just sensational too! Oh, and then there's your BB layout - well they are all sensational!!

Tara said...

these layouts are just lovely!!

kathie said...

Loved all your LOs in SC this month. And Half Forgotten Things is one of my alltime favs. I loved it when you first shared it on 2peas, and I still adore it.