Thursday, 25 October 2012

Buttons, brads, trinkets and Nickelback!

Let me start off by saying this is going to be a very picture heavy post!

Today's layout was done for a focus on buttons, brads and trinkets and I chose to use the new Powder Mountain range which is is just gorgeous!  I love all the wood textures and silhouettes in this line which make it work perfectly for older kids winter layouts.  I can't wait to use it for some more updated photos of the kids sledding!

I love stitching on layouts and I have done loads of stitching on this one, around the edges, the photos, on the 'snow' and to hang my snowflake. 

To make my 'snow' I wet some white cardstock, scrunched it up then straightened it out and dried it with a heat gun.  I then used my sewing machine to stitch wavy lines all over it and stitch it to the page.
I used an Ek Success bubbles edge punch around the edge of the page and then used some of the punched out circles to scatter around the page for some random snow flakes.

 Supply List :
Patterned Paper: Words, Scarf/Powder Mountain
Cardstock : Buttercup Vintage Paper
Stickers : Combo Sticker; Dimensional Stickers/Powder Mountain
Brads : Powder Mountain
Buttons : Powder Mountain
Jewels : Powder Mountain
Chipboard : Powder Mountain Layered Chipboard
Trinket : Enchanted Trinkets
Punches : Ek Success Bubbles edge punch; Martha Stewart Iron Gate edge punch

We went to our Nickelback concert recently and can I just say WOW, WOW, WOW!  I have been to quite a few concerts at this stage and this was the best one yet, even Paul said it was brilliant and he isn't a huge Nickelback fan and mostly only went for my sake.  The sound was amazing, crystal clear and let me tell you Chad's voice is as good live as it is on cd and there are not that many bands that can say that!  The opening act was Daughtry who I also really like and they were really good too.  Here are a couple of Daughtry photos :)


 These are a few of the Nickelback photos.  This first close up one I took from one of the big screens.

 The lighting was fantastic too!
 This is the drummer doing his solo, he was amazing!

 One of the things that also made the concert so amazing was the crowd.  The stadium was packed they even had all the very top tiers open (I don't think they even had those open for Guns 'n Roses) and the crowd was just sooo responsive and clapped and sang and screamed the whole way through.  In fact when Chad asked them to sing he could have probably not bothered singing the song at all because the crowd sang the whole way through!  I always feel so bad when the band asks the crowd to sing parts and the crowd doesn't know the words or not enough of them sing and you can barely hear them so it was brilliant to have everyone singing along so enthusiastically!

 Now I just can't wait for them to come over again because I will definitely be going again next time! :)


snappy scrappy said...

Beautiful LO!! Lee-Ann :)

Julia said...

Just a gorgeous page - I love the way you made your snow :) Think I may have to get some of that range. Your concert pics are amazing - we are not big Nickleback fans I'm afraid but we LOVE Daughtry in this house. Would love to see them live xx

KraftyKaren said...

Gorgeous layout - those papers are beautiful and I love how you did the snow.

Nickleback look great fun - we are fans here.

There is never any embarrassment at a Marillion gig with the crowd singing the songs - Mr H frequently lets us take over. It was such fun at last weekend's Fish convention, we all sang our little heart's out - in fact I can still hardly speak now.

Karen x

Lynn said...

LOVE all the details in your layout Carin. The way you did the snow with the stitching..absolutely gorgeous. I love the snowflakes, the trinkets..well I just love it all!

Cindy Gay said...

The snowflake is so pretty and you did a great job with the scrunched paper.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS lo!!! I love love love the photos, the colors and loveeeeeeeeeeee the SNOWFLAKES!!!! And soooooooooooo jealous you saw Daughtry and Nickelback!!! I love love love them BOTH!!!!

Helen Tilbury said...

You have some great opportunities to see bands over there!! I think we will miss each other when we are in the UK as our time in Manchester is so fleeting. We arrive on Friday for the tour of Old Trafford then the Trafford Centre then meeting friends for dinner, the game is on Saturday & boys are going while girls get to shop!! (if you have any advice on that I would love it!!) then that's it - packing up and heading back to London first thing Sunday morning to catch the Eurostar to Paris!!! Pity you are not actually in the city or we could meet up! I would definitely travel to see you if we had an extra day :) Now this layout of yours is simply superb Carin!! Your snow is so realistic & everything about your page is 100% pro!!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Awesome work! Love Nickelback!! :D

Angelfish said...

This is just beautiful Carin. So many details to look at.
Fi xx

Julian Woodard said...

This page and post is full of glamors. I just love your work..

Louise said...

what a gorgeous layout Carin, the colours and the large snowflake look fab x

Louise said...

p.s. Fans of Nickelback here too!