April 25, 2009

Music...










Sooo here I sit, with some friends in the recording studio - in the sound booth, putting some final touches on our upcoming CD release (see Fife and Drum). I have to say, I'm pretty excited about it. I figured I'd get a head start on my post, so all I have to do is photograph and insert pics when I get home.



Anyway - on the theme of music, my niece Sohpia just turned 7 and got her first CD walkman for her birthday, and her mom mentioned that she could use some more music. I wanted to participate in the PTI blog hop, as well as Lauren's challenge for her challenge DT call...so here we go.



I had gotten the Music Makeover template way back when, and haven't used in a while, so I got working. I made Sophia 4 CD's with all sorts of mixed music. Obviously 4 CD's aren't going to fit into one template (you can fit 2 slim cases in each box). So I decided to make a double version. I made two of the templates using new leaf CS from PTI, and then I cut a piece of vintage cream cs to hold them all together - scored in the middle, so it would fold open like a book. I then went on the computer and created lists for each of the CD's. I made a little booklet inside so she can refer to it to see what she's listening to.

I have a VERY varied taste in music, so I tried to pass that along to her, but I of course left out some of the things that I like that may not be appropriate due to her age ;).

Sophia to me, is a very earthy kind of kid, and part of Lauren's challenge was to base your project on the packaging of a Bath and Body Works product. I chose to base mine off of the Green Tea and Cucumber, and it paired perfectly with Pine's Beyond Basic Borders set.

So here's my project - hope you like it :)

















see how it opens...













Volumes one and two, don't you love it? Like a real boxed set ;)

all closures are done with velcro :)

So tell me - what's YOUR favorite type of music?? I love to hear what everyone is into!

Supplies:
Stamps: Beyond Basic Borders, Fresh Alphabet, Simple Alphabet
Ink: New Leaf, Dark Chocolate, Vintage Cream
Paper: New Leaf, Vintage Cream
Accessories: Music Makeover Template, velcro

37 comments:

Lauren (mytime) said...

WOW! I love it!!! Totally genius

Lauren (mytime) said...

WOW! I love it!!! Totally genius

ALLY said...

Wowsers! What a fabulous use of the template! Your end project is stunning! Love the green you chose!

Erin R said...

I absolutely love this idea! I may have to "Borrow" it :-)

Marie said...

Fabulous!!!

Jen Caputo said...

Wow, this is just wonderful!!!! Love it!

Nancy said...

Yep, so clever of you!!

Natasha said...

Wow! This is such a great idea! What a beautiful way to give the mix cds as a gift!

I'll listen to pretty much anything, classical, rock, pop, indie, techno, world, punk, you name it, I like it :D

Stampin' Pam said...

wonderfully creative use of this template - I love all kinds of music but lately have been following what I call contemporary country - I also LOVE Broadway soundtracks and have a huge collection of them.

Lori said...

What a fabulous gift! I bet your niece will be thrilled to receive it.

Ann said...

A wonderful gift idea and love the colours. I love the music of the fabulous 40s.

Janelle said...

This is great! What a wonderful gift for Sophia - she's one lucky girl!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

What a neat project! Love it!

Terri E. said...

It does look like a boxed set. Super fun!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Vicky said...

very cool! love how you made it a double set!

peggysue said...

I knew I'd enjoy seeing your project, that looks great! And I'm sure your niece (okay, that took me two tries to spell) is going to love it. Favorite music . . . well I find classical interesting for a while, I kind of have to because there are a lot of family members into it, one was just in the youtube orchestra. I like Christian pop and rock, harp music, piano and violin.

Marge said...

Gotta agree w/Lauren(again) - totally genius! Love it!!!

Molly B said...

That is awesome! Totally awesome! I hope your niece loves it and if she doesn't feel free to send it my way, LOL! I like all kinds of music too. Im still a closeted 80's Hair Metal fan though. shhh, dont' tell anyone... -Molly B.

Betsy V said...

This is so perfect and FUN! Great job!

Deanna said...

Totally awesome... right now I am lovin Lady Gaga and the Twilight Soundtrack!

Regan said...

genious! love it

Deena said...

Not only a brilliant idea, but so classic and beautiful!! I'm sure she will LOVE it!

Donelda said...

wow, this is really nice. I love the clean stamping and that bright leaf green is a perfect choice!!

Katie Renz said...

Love it. It is so clean and crisp looking.

BethieJ said...

This is WONDERFUL! What a GREAT gift!!!

Susan aka "Crunchy" said...

What a terrific idea!! It's gorgeous!

ljurecek said...

Very pretty. Love how you put this all together!

Diane said...

You did a great job! I'm sure your niece will be WOWed!!!

Jennifer L. said...

What a great idea! Love that new leaf green.

sharon d said...

I love this! Love the green and cream--perfect with Beyond Basic Borders vine!

Ally said...

Wow, I'm sure she will love it!

Dana said...

This looks great with two together! Love how you inserted the lists in the middle. Totally a box set with yoru recipient in mind.

Anya said...

Fabulous job! Love the two templates together - what a great gift idea for any age!

Sandy said...

Great project and present Tracey! I'm sure she will love it!

I like to listen to all kinds of music, but my favorite is country or "cowboy" as Ethan likes to call it!

Lisa H. said...

holy heck, this is beautiful!

Jenn Fontaine said...

Great job! Love the colour! Way to be creative!

Babies- Beth said...

Wow, this is perfect! the New leaf is so bright and cheery for a little girl! Way to go, Auntie!!