August 27, 2009

School Of Rock

Here is my oldest son Aaron a few years ago, he was 13 yrs old in this photo.. that year in school, they had a young male teachers aid that got the whole class interested in music and tought them all how to play different instruments. My son learned how to play the guitar.. He loved it..
Here's a close up of the title.. coming up with the title idea took me two whole days.. I actually had to go and research the internet on how a piano keyboard looked like...LOL
The keyboard is actually pieced together using two different carts. Locker talk for the base and George for the key cutouts.
My son... the little tags on the side of the photo read "ROCK ON LITTLE DUDE!".. I remember that quote from Keanu Reeve's in the movie "Bill and Ted's Greatest Adventures!"..(god! how old am I?)..LOL
I wanted to put my new Indie cart to good use and so I seen the little cassette cut and I knew I had to use it some how.. although, my son doesn't even know what that is...he's CD generation..LOL
I actually added a few more embellishments after I had already made this post, so thats why the photo of the whole layout is a bit different. It just seemed to be missing something..LOL as if thats possible with all the stuff I always clutter a layout with..LOL :O)

This layout was featured on the Cricut Chirp Newsletter Aug 2009

supplies used:
  • Cricut cart: (IA)Indie Art (guitar and cassette)
  • Cricut cart: (SB)Storybook (Title)
  • Cricut cart: (FF)Fabulous finds (tabs)
  • Cricut cart: (ACY)A child Year (hands)
  • Cricut cart: (LT) Locker talk (piano keyboard minus black cut outs)-its not actually a keyboard, but a shadow cut to a sign.
  • Cricut cart: (GBS)George and basic shapes: black cut outs on piano keyboard
  • papers used: Fancy Pants Designs: "Papa"
  • card stock: Olive green, yellow, cream, black and white
  • Sheet music image printed off of internet
  • Tim Holtz distressing ink: Walnut Stain and black
  • Pop dots
  • Gold heat imbossing powder
  • a lot of hand doodling and journaling.
  • brad: screw head
Thank you all so much for looking and please don't forget to share some love by leaving a comment..


  1. Nanne this rocks. Doesn't it make you laugh when kids don't know what a tape is, it makes me feel really old. You do the best layouts ever.

    Kaye x

  2. Ohhhhh Nanne!!! This really rocks!! You did an fantastic job on this! The research and the time you took paid off this is beyond awesome!!Lovin' everthing about it!!
    Beautifly done!!

  3. Wow, Nanne, this is FAB!!! The title header itself is just amazing girlie! And that little guitar is to die for. Wonderful work! Love it!

  4. This really does rock!!!! I love the hands with the fingers folded down.. very creative!!!!

  5. love love love it! whats not to love...this is totally awesome dudette!

  6. That cassette is so awesome! I thought it was real!

  7. Good Morning!!! Nanne I just want you to know How FANTASTIC this lo is and my friend all of yours are! Sorry again for my absences I just can't keep up and take care of nine kids and have a job and still do my garden,,,,LOTS OF HUGS, and thank you for all your talents!!!! Love the piano keyboard....very creative!!!!! You ROCK!!!! Thanks, Dawn

  8. Oh yeah!! Love the blog look!!! AWESOME!!!

  9. OMG!!!!!!! Love your playlist!! Thats my music too!

  10. Hi Nanne!! Wow, this lo is awesome, I love everything about it. You're such an inspiration to me, I love all of your work. It's all beautiful!!

  11. come see me...have something for u!

  12. Saw your layout because of the Chirp (congrats!) and was impressed when I saw it on the MB. But now that I've read HOW you made the l/o here, I'm in AWE!!! Wow. I clicked on over to see how you did the piano keyboard and I'm amazed at what you actually had to do to make it. You are one talented woman!!

  13. Wow I wish I were that creative! Your layouts are awesome!!!

  14. This is fabulous! How great that your son's teachers got him interested in music. Love the cassette - and the comment that your son doesn't even know what they are!!

  15. I LOVe this LO!! IA is one of my favorite carts. I did some blog stalking while here and I must say I love your work!!! You have inspired me to fit some more scrap time into my life!!