Mark was lucky enough to have the opportunity of a lifetime last month when he and his high school marching band led the Electric Light Parade. Since it's not everyday that my son gets an opportunity like this, Sal and I pulled Melissa out of school for a day and flew down to Disney for the weekend. After all, someone had to take pictures and scrapbook this event! Here's my layout:
The band stepped off at around 6:45 on Saturday night so we started scoping out a front row viewing spot at 5:30. Between the band's quick marching pace and the darkness that had settled over Main Street, all my scoping was for naught as my pictures did not turn out great. I accounted for this in my journaling which reads: Mark, it was a thrill to watch you march in the Electric Light Parade. You marched so quickly, it was really just a blur.
I am not one for themed papers and embellishments anymore (which is a shame since I have a stash full of them that I will probably never use) but when I saw this marching Micky, I couldn't resist buying it for this page. With that being the inspiration for my page, I pulled out my Disney papers and cut them into strips for the right side of the page. I added two vertical punched strips (one black and one striped) to tie the two sides of the layout together.
Because I wanted to emphasize the musical aspect of this trip, I stamped one of the yellow dotted strips with the Hero Arts Music Background stamp. You can see a close-up below. I finished the layout with some Basic Grey stickers from the Basics collection. If you look closely at the bottom, you will see that I stamped one with a sentiment that reads: the wonderful bits and pieces of life.
Well that's all for LOAD - Day 3!
Cardstock: American Crafts (black);
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey (Basics); EK Success (Disney);
Letter Stickers: American Crafts Remarks Stickers (Sarah Script White); Basic Grey (Micro Monograms);
Embellishments: EZ Laser Designs (Disney Title); EK Success Disney (Mickey Parade Dimensional Stickers); Basic Grey (Basics Sticker Labels); Creative Imaginations Epoxy Sticker;
Stamp: Hero Arts (Music Background); Technique Tuesday (Bits and Pieces by Ali Edwards):
Ink: Ranger (Jet Black);
Tools: Fiskars Border Punch (Scallop Sentiment); All Night Media (Small Mickey Head Punch).