See that ticket stub there on my layout? That's MINE! There were others....199 others to be exact! Yep, this particular Bon Jovi concert was no arena show. It was an intimate "private" concert for the taping of a Bon Jovi HBO special and on the weekend of my 37th birthday John, who I had only been dating just over a month, managed to get tickets to the concert through a friend of his who worked at the Borgato Hotel and Casino, where the concert was held. It was AWESOME, INCREDIBLE and something I will never ever forget. Jon and Richie both touched my hands while they sang...I was 5 feet from them for 2 glorious hours! Of course, cameras were not allowed so I couldn't take any photos, but I have my ticket stub!!! Its been hanging on my bulletin board for almost 7 years now! I was finally inspired to scrap it thanks to the events of this years NSD!
This layout is for FOUR NSD challenges at various sites I am playing with:
1. The ACOT Rock Around The Clock Crop Challenge #3 was to use one of the Crop Hostess's avatars as inspiration. One of them was Bon Jovi and since they are one of my favorite bands, I knew I wanted to do a layout about it. Then it dawned on me that I had this ticket stub! I was off and running!
2. I am participating in the NSD Crop at Big Picture Classes this year. Challenge #7 issued by Suzy Plantamura is to add a banner to your page. I LOVE Banners and it just so happens that I got this fantastic banner die from Cheery Lynn Designs last week!! I love how it just adds a little extra oomph to the layout!
2. Frosted Designs also had a crop this weekend and Lori posted a challenge to use Hidden Journaling on your layout. I was glad to see this because my "story" about the concert, how we came about getting tickets, and the fact that I had just started to date John and it was my 37th birthday weekend were just too long to get on the layout so hiding it was PERFECT!
4. Last but CERTAINLY not least is the NSD Crop at Challenge Masters! This was Sally's sketch challenge with a twist. The twist was to keep it clean and simple....I'm not sure what everyone defines that as but for me, THIS is clean. ONE flower? And speaking of the flower...the other twist was to use a handmade embellishment. I made the flower using white crepe paper circles that I inked and then sprayed with Faded Denim Glimmer Mist and then crumpled the layers and built them up on a blue pearl brad.
I used papers from Teresa Collins On The Edge collection, letters by Recollections, flower by me, guitars by Jolees and ribbon from my stash.