Welcome to Erin's Challenge of Music. This is the third challenge that I have done with her and usually they are totally out of my comfort zone. This one....No! Music is a huge part of my life. I have so many songs that I can hear to bring back specific memories and all the feelings that go with them. I do love all different genre's of music and when I first signed up I had 3 very different songs in mind but the song and memory attached to this Challenge are from the Monster Ballad's of the 80's.
The night I signed up and was looking through my stash we (my hubby, Derek and I) were listening to music. We do this a lot as a family but this time as Michael was looking through his extremely extensive (he has already filled an 8g I pod) he noticed we did not have any Great White. This was a shock to say the least. Great White was one of the best bands (in my opinion) and has a very very significant part in the beginning of my life with Michael. "Save all your love" was the second song he ever sang to me. The lyrics are so us and in fact this was almost our wedding dance song but the DJ didn't have it. As we listened to it that night it was as if we were both transported back to that time and at the same time we see that it still has as much significance as it used to.
Now I have the song. Inspiration for the design comes from Nancy Dale's Lila Tutorial.
|This is an incredibly well written and oh so inspiring tutorial!|
I have been waiting to review this tutorial because one of the greatest gift's is when you can take the designers pattern that is written so well and morph it. I had been working on this very morph but had hit a stumbling block. I wanted a "love" style bracelet but I didn't want it to actually say it in your face. I had played with these components and now I had the inspiration to finish them. Oh you know me I try to make everything harder than it should be and all that I was trying just wasn't working. Until I just listened to the beads. But listening to them and doing what they wanted was no easy task. I should have taken a picture of them before I tied up all the loose threads...OH MY!
Now since I only just finished it Monday night I will also tell you that I am still a little leery on the double toggle I made. We will see if I come up with something different. For me this is a very personal piece so I have to say the rest of it I LOVE!
Here is the set of "Save All Your Love"
Pictures are total courtesy of Dawn because she can totally rock crappy ass pictures!
And you can also thank Nascar's Juan Pablo Montoya for causing a huge delay in the already postponed Daytona 500 Monday night as I was able to create the pendent and beginning of the chain while waiting for the finish. (yes my dear friends I stayed up til the end at 1:15am)
The pendent is totally inspired by My favorite verse....
"And here in my heart
where no one else will ever be.
We've come so far
So Baby stay with me!"
I hope you all enjoy the rest of the hop! Thank you so much Erin for putting this all together and letting me be a part of it!
PS my friends I may or may not be able to view all of your lovelies today as I had to get a cortisone shot in my foot and stairs are not going to be a friend to me if it is hurting as much as the last time. I will get there it just may take me a while.
Hugs and Blessings