Thursday, July 22, 2010

It's song lyric week....

at Frosted Designs!!!

If you've visited me here a few times, you know that my family are HUGE music fans. Yep - we're the dorks who sing along - loudly - to our radios, Pandora and iPods regardless of where we are. It's all good, though, because we're just having so much fun that we want to spread the musical love. : )

As much music as we listen to, though, I'm surprised that I don't lift song lyrics more often for my scrappy inspiration. For this layout, I used a tune from my one of my favorite go-to scrappy movie (you know, the ones that you don't have to watch to know what's going along, but half the time you get caught up in the story anyway)... Mamma Mia!

Every time the scene comes where Donna (Meryl Streep) preps her daughter, Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) for her wedding, I get all teary eyed. With my own daughter, Sophia, turning 7 (already!) next week, I thought the song "Slipping Through My Fingers" was perfect inspiration.

Here's what I came up with:

Papers: Echo Park (brown squiggly patterned paper); Sassafras Lass (everything else!)
Embellies
Sassafras Lass (flowers cut from patterned paper); Tim Holtz (ticket & film strip ribbon)
Alphabets:
Echo Park & Pink Paislee

P.S. This layout is also a total sneak for the newest Lucky Girl kit that's being released this Sunday. And oh yes, you do absolutely spy new Sassafras Lass Indie Girl papers!!!

Be sure to check out our Lucky Girl Blog Party August 1-3 for more Old School Cool inspiration!

If you, too, are inspired by Abba's "Slipping Through My Fingers", here are the lyrics:

Written by Benny Andersson & Bjorn Ulvaeus

Schoolbag in hand, she leaves home in the early morning
Waving goodbye with an absent-minded smile
I watch her go with a surge of that well-known sadness
And I have to sit down for a while
The feeling that I'm losing her forever
And without really entering her world
I'm glad whenever I can share her laughter
That funny little girl

Slipping through my fingers all the time
I try to capture every minute
The feeling in it
Slipping through my fingers all the time
Do I really see what's in her mind
Each time I think I'm close to knowing
She keeps on growing
Slipping through my fingers all the time

Sleep in our eyes, her and me at the breakfast table
Barely awake, I let precious time go by
Then when she's gone there's that odd melancholy feeling
And a sense of guilt I can't deny
What happened to the wonderful adventures
The places I had planned for us to go
(Slipping through my fingers all the time)
Well, some of that we did but most we didn't
And why I just don't know

Slipping through my fingers all the time
I try to capture every minute
The feeling in it
Slipping through my fingers all the time
Do I really see what's in her mind
Each time I think I'm close to knowing
She keeps on growing
Slipping through my fingers all the time

Sometimes I wish that I could freeze the picture
And save it from the funny tricks of time
Slipping through my fingers

Slipping through my fingers all the time

Schoolbag in hand she leaves home in the early morning
Waving goodbye with an absent-minded smile

Thanks for stopping by!!!

2 comments:

Debbie said...

Love this layout Jessica. I really like the stitching around your border. Great song choice for your photo.

Dawn said...

What a great layout sweetie! Great song choice also.