Challenge Catch-up....

Oh I've been neglecting my challenges - even the one's I've set!! So here are some favourites:

Music that reminds me.....

Pink Floyd - couldn't for the life of me understand why I hated listening to his music until mum enlightened me. Turns out someone (that's no longer in my life) used to play it constantly when I was very little. Funny how your subconcious remembers things that you don't!

Roxette - It Must Have Been Love - reminds me of the skating rink back home! It was playing all the time (somewhere in 1991 - I was grade 8)

Roxette - Almost Unreal. It was the end song for Super Mario Bros. the movie. I listened to that song all over Fraser Island in 1995. My family was on a camping trip. I believe it was a "cass-single" oh how old am I?

Billy Joel - We Didn't Start The Fire - this has to be the very first song I heard and started taking notice of music. I used to listen to it on my radio, Rock 40 on a Saturday night. Yes I used to tape my favourite songs each week too!

Def Leppard - When Love & Hate Collide - I was listening to this song while sitting on a plane leaving New Zealand. My family had been back for a holiday in 1995. I wondered when I would be back again - I'm still wondering.....

Bryan Adams - 18 Til I Die - Jas, who was my boyfriend way back then, put a Bryan Adams CD in his stereo (I was looking after it, while I was still living at home), he had it set to this song to wake me up on my 18th birthday!

REM - Everybody Hurts - this song came out sometime around when I lost my cousin in a car accident. It took me years to be able to listen to this song without getting upset.

Savage Garden - I Want You - I used to hear this song, belting out of Jason's car when ever he came to visit! Yep you'd hear him before you see him. Doof Doof Doof

There's probably a ton more, I tend to remember when I here them and think - hey that's perfect for the challenge!

Improving Challenge:

I'm pretty sure my scrapbooking has improved. I went from a single (non refillable) album of Amber's first 12 months to a ring binder full of pages. My original style was simply to stick the photos down, and then add die cuts or borders. I tended to embellish with my own doodling or writing. Here's a little looksie:

Okay so one of my photos just wouldn't upload correctly, but it was basically photos with a sticker in the corner. These ones have handmade and pieced embellies. I doodled, used decorative scissors and matting. The top layout was paper pieced and doodled around to look like stitching. There were no scrapbooking stores anywhere in 2001, I had to use paper from the newsagents and then the chemist started stocking diecuts of Tweety Bird. I used them and some borders. This is why I'm having a hard time decided whether or not to redo Amber's album, so that it's the same style as Sophia's. I don't want her to think that she missed out.

I also think my parenting style has improved. I'm not so stressed, and will actually stand up for myself when people give unwanted advice on my children.


Jo said...

Great music and cute scrapbook pages. Stopping by from SITS! :) You're ahead of me in line! Have a great weekend!

Robbie S.Redmon, LPC said...

Stopping over from SITS! Your blog is so beautiful. I'm a Follower. I hope you will visit me.

Ashley said...

Hm...your old layouts are awesome too! Great music! Love randomly singing that Billy Joel Song.

Tali G said...

Great list of music...I used to tape my favourites off the radio too :)

I think your layouts are amazing...but I agree they are much better now :)

Margy said...

I am loving your list of music! It brought back great memories! I also really love your old school scrapbook pages. I think they are fabulous, and I think you should keep them the same, and just make a redo of pictures that you want to. It'll be fun to see the different styles later on!