Monday, 19 April 2010

Week #1 Your Song

Welcome to week one of this very exciting journey I hope many of you will take with me. So many aspects of my life have been so inspired by music and my crafting is no different. Each week there will be a new song posted for you. Let the lyrics inspire you to create. Choose a particular lyric for your title, journaling or overall theme of the layout. You are also welcome to create something besides a layout!! Full rules can be found HERE.

Challenge #1 is being sponsored by..................



Up for grabs is:

50 Prima flowers
a variety of sizes, shapes and colors

Now wouldn't they just pretty up all of your layout and card projects???


The song this week is:

Your Song - Elton John

It's a little bit funny this feeling inside
I'm not one of those who can easily hide
I don't have much money but boy if I did
I'd buy a big house where we both could live

If I was a sculptor, but then again, no
Or a man who makes potions in a travelling show
I know it's not much but it's the best I can do
My gift is my song and this one's for you

And you can tell everybody this is your song
It may be quite simple but now that it's done
I hope you don't mind
I hope you don't mind that I put down in words
How wonderful life is while you're in the world

I sat on the roof and kicked off the moss
Well a few of the verses well they've got me quite cross
But the sun's been quite kind while I wrote this song
It's for people like you that keep it turned on

So excuse me forgetting but these things I do
You see I've forgotten if they're green or they're blue
Anyway the thing is what I really mean
Yours are the sweetest eyes I've ever seen


I am so excited to see what all of you come up this week. So jump into your crafty zone and create something based on any of the lines of this week's song. Then come back and post your creation and maybe leave a comment to let me know what you think so far. You are free to participate anytime, but the deadline to be in the running for the prize is Sunday, April 25th at noon (cdt).

I jumped back and forth between 'Yours are the sweetest eyes' and creating a layout around a photo I have of my husband singing to the new baby. In the end Iused the line: "How wonderful life is, while you're in the world." as my title. I thought it was very fitting to how happy my kids are to have each other. Quite the thing to see considering how annoyed with each other most siblings seem to be...hahahaha. As soon as the design team is up and running (Have you sent in your app??? Details in the side bar) you'll have a little more eye candy to help inspire you each week, but for today you get my take on this challenge to start you off...

You have until April 25th to link up your creations !!!
If the inlinkz goes mia...feel free to link up in the comments.


  1. I love this song! I am going to have to decide which line I want to use and work on a layout this week.

  2. I loveeeeeeeeeeeeee this song!! I just saw Elton sing this live in Philly last July!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee your lo too...hoping to find time to play along! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  3. I got to see him a few years ago when he was co-headlining a tour with Billy Joel. :)

  4. Your blog is absolutely gorgeous! I can't wait to carve out some time to work on your challenge!

  5. Awesome song title. I will be doing this challenge for sure. Love your LO too!!

  6. I love this song- it is my favorite Elton John song of all time! and a great idea for a layout! I will not have time this week to play but thanks for your comment on my blog. I will try to come back and play when I have the time!

  7. Of course I want to try this. How exiting!!!

  8. Great song! Congratulations on your first challenge post and looking forward to many more.

  9. I am totally blown away by the entries so far.....ya'll are rawkin this challenge!! Mine will be along later tonight :) Maybe I should redo it after seeing everyone much talent here!

  10. Holy Macaroni have done amazing!!! I can't wait for the next several weeks after seeing how awesome you are rocking this challenge so far!!

  11. What a fun blog!!! Thanks, Angela, for leading me here! I'm not much of a scrapper, but I think having a musical theme will help to inspire me!! God Bless you!!

  12. Thanks for the invite,great blog!
    Love the song will try and get a layout done and join in the fun.
    Big hugs

  13. Great blog and this is one of my favorite songs. He is coming in concert in July and I want tickets sooooooo bad. I am now going to become a follower and hopefully a poster


    Still the 25th, but seems like I'm too late.
    Here is my layout anyway ...

  15. Hi ladies - I know this is late for your fabulous challenge, but I wanted to link it anyway:

    I have just discovered your challenge and am looking forward to playing along! Thanks for the great DT inspiation!! {{{hugs}}}


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