April 2017 – #Atozchallenge – Beginning with B

Being perfectly honest here I’m probably not as prepared for this challenge as I would like to be and, as I have stated before, I am seriously behind in my scrapbooking of the concerts since I am just finishing the year 2009!  However, I also think that rather than just slap something together because of the challenge, I’m going to work with what I have, just as I did when I was going to the concerts.  After all, I can always do this for the challenge again next year and showcase my more recent work, right?

In the beginning I didn’t have a very good camera and it had relatively NO zoom so the picture quality and quantity were not very good.  Still, with a little imagination and help from scrapbooking supplies, I managed to capture the essence of the show.

For B I am using Bon Jovi.  This is a band that we have seen 3 times now so I know I have better pictures, but this was the first time we saw him, in April of 2008 during his Lost Highway tour.  I didn’t even have my routine down yet and there are no pictures of us!

The top right picture is a tag they were giving out at the concert.  The other two pictures are of a T-shirt that we bought from some vendors in the street after the show.  
I don’t always take pictures of the opening acts because most of the time they are little-known local talents and I am not usually impressed.  Opening for Bon Jovi on this tour, however, was Daughtry and I really like him.  Still, from our seats, these were the best pictures I could get.  I did remember to get the set list for him.  The strip in the middle of the page was made using this punch from EK Success and I used some of the “outies” in the upper right corner:
Just as my picture taking had not developed yet, my scrapbooking style was pretty simple as well.  I didn’t have as many supplies and I think I lose just a little inspiration when I know the pictures are not the best.  Inside the little circles are rhinestone dots to add a bit of sparkle to the page.
These two pages are made using overlays, so all the black lines are actually like a frame and I just put the pictures in the different openings.

I can still remember this show very clearly though because one section over from where we were sitting, Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora came and stood in the middle of the crowd to sing “You Want to Make a Memory” and it was exciting to be so close.  Those are the pictures with Jon in the blue shirt.  

If you caught the post for the letter “A”, you can see that each concert is quite different.  Adele had 10 pages and this first Bon Jovi show had only 5.  Excellent memories for both though!  So, there you have B.  Make sure to click on one of my “follow” buttons if you want to catch the rest of my alphabet and don’t forget to click over to the main A to Z Challenge page to see what other participants have come up with for this letter.  Wonder what C has for us?        

from Blogger http://asmile4ufromjanet.blogspot.com/2017/04/april-2017-atozchallenge-beginning-with.html

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12 Responses to April 2017 – #Atozchallenge – Beginning with B

  1. stacybuckeye says:

    I just saw him in concert a few weeks ago, my first in years. I’m sharing a link to an old picture when I first met Jon at his Slippery When Wet tour. I’m the one on the right 🙂 It’s an old post but thought you’d like the pic. https://stacybuckeye.com/2011/10/06/old-posts-and-bon-jovi-with-giveaway/

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  2. Thanks for visiting yesterday’s Art Sketching Through the Alphabet “B” (for boys) post and I’m sorry for the delayed visit. Life gets tricky sometimes! I really like your mewsical note punch tool. I’m tempted to look for one of these but then I don’t know what I’d use it for since I’m not a scrapbooker and I don’t think I’d use it for my hand stamped cards. It’s really neat, though. Bravo on a job well done!

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    • scr4pl80 says:

      Thanks, Cathy. I know I’m going to take a while to visit and comment on everyone’s blogs as well. A comment a few days/weeks later is like a nice surprise 🙂 Good luck with the rest of the alphabet.


  3. Ally Bean says:

    Your scrapbook pages are lovely. Such a nice way to remember the fun you had. I’m not sure that I’ve been to more than three rock concerts total, yet you’ve seen Bon Jovi three times! You go girl!

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  4. I am amazed how much work you put into these. And this is lovely!

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  5. doreeweller says:

    I love the page with the big musical note cutouts in the center. So many ideas for inspiration here!
    Doree Weller

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  6. You are so creative! Beautiful!

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