Monday, September 7, 2009

Do you remember your first concert?

I remember my first concert. How could I not? It was Madonna's "Who's that girl" tour in 1987. I was 12. A woman who worked for my dad (who was in her 20's) took me. I got all glammed up with my mini skirt and rubber bracelets and teased hair. It was a total total blast!! I so wish my parents had been into photography so I could have had some photos of that! My second concert was INXS about a year later - I actually won tickets to that on the radio (one of the only things i've ever won, lol)!

Anyway, i'm thinking a children's performer doesn't exactly count the same for "first concert" status, but boy did Noah have a blast when we took him to see Ralph's World two years ago! It was in a small venue in Annapolis, and we had fabulous seats (it was first come, first serve). He put on an awesome show and totally made the kids feel special. Good times! Everything on this layout is Fancy Pants except for the bling. I kept it on it's backing and cut out around it, so that I could let it hang off the page. (Don't forget you can click on the photos for a larger view)



So, when it comes to number of photos on a layout, how many do you scrappers prefer? I have noticed that i'm very varied when it comes to number of photos. I have plenty of layouts with just 1 photo, and plenty with a lot like this one. I guess there is no rhyme or reason to my scrapping, lol!

Anyway, I hope everyone is having a wonderful long weekend! I had a wedding shower for one of my good friends yesterday, and then my mom and I went shopping for a dress for the wedding. It was nice to get in some girly time with my mama! We've also had lots of downtime this weekend which is nice. The kids and I are off to run some errands, so I hope everyone has a great day!!

23 comments:

Audrey Pettit said...

What a cute, cute page, Staci! I love the die-cut shape and the bling going off the edge, and what a perfectly adorable title. Love that you have 6 photos on here, too.
How fun to hear about your first concert experiences. My first ever concert was in 1980......The Police, Ghost in the Machine tour. Ah yes, good times!

Aphra said...

Staci, I love everything about this page. First off, your title cracks me up....too cute. I love the stars and the flourish and the felt and the overall design. The dimension and layers on this are fabulous!

Oh, and BTW, INXS was my favorite concert evah!

catchinghappiness said...

What a super fun layout Staci! I think it's just adorable... concept to finished product. And I love that you got so many photos on one page. Awesome! Enjoy your Labor Day! ~Amy Tara~

Jessica said...

adorable pg.! oh man my first concert was Gloria Estafan and the Miami Sound Machine. LOL...seriously funny stuff. Man that was forever ago...like 1985..lol. Have a great day Staci!

Amy Coose said...

LOVE your LO, as always, and good for you using so many pics. I tend to always want to use 3 pics...in 2x3 size. It's my fave!

ania said...

Am so lovin this layout!! I try to vary - depends on whatever photos I want to use from what I have :)

Trisha said...

Such a cute page! I vary also depending on how many pictures I want to fit on a page.

I think my first concert was a NKOTB or Warrant, they were within a few months of eachother. lol

~Sasha Farina~ said...

can i say again that YOU ROCK fancy Pants!

Alex said...

Totally adorable page Staci!!! I love the bling and the title ROCKS! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Mélanie Blackburn said...

I'm jealous that you got to see Madonna at 12! I would have loved to see her then! My first concert was NKOTB. LOL!

That lo is fabulous! Love the dimension on your los, the letters are fantastic!

Tagnia said...

beautiful layout Staci. i never went to concerts as a teenager...hate that.

Leigh said...

Great layout, Staci! I love the idea with the bling with the backing on so it can hang out the page-- brillant!
I am varied as well when it comes to # of pictures on a page. I like variety.
My first concert was....hmmm, I don't know. We went to a few Christian concerts when I was in youth group. Maybe Petra? LOL!

Rebecca said...

Such a fun page! Love how you did the bling!! And it looks like you all had such fun at the "concert"!

Danielle said...

oh, love this page, Staci! I remember our first concert with the girls--The Wiggles! It was so much fun! :)

Maria said...

Adorable page!
First concert? Either Milli Vanilli or Paula Abdul. EEK.

Pearl said...

fabulous titlework ! such adorable pics you have to document Noah's first concert !

Sounds like you're having a fab long weekend , my dear !

Barb P said...

I really love the way you extended the bling flourish off the edge of your page. The layout really reflects the fun you all had that day!

I'm trying to remember my first "real concert" (other than the state fair). It was so loong ago!!! I think it was Jethro Tull my sophomore year in college. Several of us took turns sitting/sleeping in line for two days to get those tickets! crazy

Peggy said...

What a wonderful page! I love the title (so funny), the stitching, the distressing of the photos, the perfect papers,everything is just beautiful!
Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog about my LO of my grandmother. It's helpful to know I wasn't the only one who struggled with giving our grandmothers the time they deserve. I so hope you will find the time and not make the same mistakes I have made. It's not easy to live with ...
xxx Peggy

Tara Powell said...

What an awesome page, Staci!!
I love everything about it!

My first concert was New Kids on the Block and I'd give anything to have photos from it!
Talk about neon color overload!

A year ago I took my daughter, Mia, to her first concert. We saw Hannah Montana and I will never forget how excited she was. You've inspired me to do a layout about it now!

Have a great Tuesday
:)
Tara

sarah said...

this is way too cute!!!!!! love the title work on this one!

hugs,
sarah.

dstandard said...

what a cute page! Staci you do such awesome work!

Heather Swan said...

Sooooo cute!!!! Love the bling coming off of the page!!! My first concert was Sheena Easton circa 1982. My first concert that I begged to go to was Debbie Gibson - my dad knew one of the security guys who got us in for the sound check before the show and then we had awesome seats for the show. My BFF and I thought we were big stuff when we were escorted inside early (oh, to be 12 again!!!!).

Renee Lamb said...

awwww - love the page and you know I'm your #1 fan!!! And Madonna huh? I bet that concert rocked! My first concert was Bachman Turner Overdrive - back when I was 8 with my dad. My first one on my own was when I was 15 and it was White Zombie - I was stage front in the mosh pit! hahahahahaha

Glad you had some girly time with mama!!! I love those times and one day little Chloe will cherish it too!