Sunday, April 3, 2016

Rock Out !!!

I was lucky enough to be asked to join the "LASTING MEMORIES" design team and today is my first reveal.

This months challenges are going to be all about the different eras of music.   Fun times for sure.
These pictures are all of my brother.   He graduated from High School in 1972 and went on the road with the band he had been playing with during high school with a few additions to the group.   They traveled all over the midwest.   I've already made a couple of layouts for him from a few pictures from back in the day.   But this layout is a variety of pictures taken at different places he has played over the last few years.  

He did quit the band after 8 years and went to college and started his own very successful software business and then was able to sell it and retire when he was in his 40's.     After that one of adventures was making high end electric guitars,  he even made a special one he gifted to  Sheryl Crow.    Now as a job and hobby he has a recording studio in his home and has recorded several bands from the midwest and one group that even traveled from Sweden and recorded with him for about 2 weeks.    During all these years his love for music never left him.   He has a band he is in now that plays at a lot of local events and clubs and had also been asked to play lead guitar with groups that recorded at his studio for special gigs.   So these are pictures from some of those events.

For this challenge   "The Disco Era"   I went with the inspiration of music and the colors and design of the challenge picture.      The black in my music themed paper behind the pictures,  even the coloring of some of the pictures go with the challenge picture and then I used bright yellow card stock and matted with purple card stock to pull more of the bright colors in the picture and then embellished with hot pink and silver puffy mini guitars.

I hope you will join us this week and all the weeks in April and check out what the Design Team has to inspire you with.     "LASTING MEMORIES"


  1. Wow Barbara a cool layout, wow for your brother to what a way to follow your dreams through your life. Fantastic take on the challenge
    Tina DT Sis

  2. What a cool layout and thing to document about your brother!!