Have you had a chance to check out the February 2011 issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine yet? If you have, I’m sure you have noticed Dorathy Gilchrist’s article, “Scrapbook Life’s Love Songs”. This article explores the many sentiments that song lyrics can represent beautifully in just the right words.
For example, my layout, “Waitin’ on a Woman…” is about my son getting really bored whenever he has to wait for his sister and me to get ready to go out or to decide on which sweater to buy or any such circumstances. Brad Paisley’s love song seemed to fit the situation really well in documenting a rather humorous everyday scenario in our family.
Song lyrics can relate to more than people in our lives, they can also relate to other loves, such as a hobby or a passion. Check out Layle Koncar’s layout, “Love to Love You, Baby”. She picked part of the song that suited her idea the most and created her title with it.
People, hobbies…how about pets? I found the perfect song to scrapbook our new puppy, Brave, and the love we feel for him. The lyrics, “Wise men say only fools rush in,” from Elvis Presley’s song, “Can’t Help Falling In Love” was so appropriate for us finding Brave quite by chance and then just falling in love with him and his irresistible puppy ways without a thought. While I wrote most of the lyrics on the layout, I used alphabet stickers to highlight part of it to create the title, “Only Fools Rush In”.
Supplies: Patterned paper: Anna Griffin (Fifi & Fido Collection); Alphabet thickers: American Crafts (Delight-black, foam); Embellishments: “Must be Love” 3D stickers; Pen: Faber-Castell DMC (PITT Artist’s pen, black, fine); Adhesive: Scotch 3M (Adhesive Dot Roller); Song: “Wise Men Say”; Writers: George D. Weiss, Luigi Creatore and Hugo Peretti; Artist: Elvis Presley
What are some songs lyrics that you’ve used or that you are planning to use on a layout? Share them with us by leaving a comment on this blog.
Have a creative weekend!
Mou Saha, contributing writer
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