A to Z Challenge – 2020 – ELO

ELO is my contribution for the letter “E” this year.  It is another one of those bands that I kind of forget about until I hear the music and then realize I love the songs!

For this set of pages I decided to go with a watercolor collection because I knew the pictures were going to be very colorful on their own and I didn’t want the background pattern to take away from that.  This is a pack of paper I got from Michaels.

I also went through the rest of my papers and found one or two that would coordinate.



It is the “Electric Light Orchestra” and when I found this purple and yellow paper it reminded me of the flashing lights.
I used some glitter letters for the title and then went around the border with some Stickles glitter.


The opening act was Dhani Harrison and we were hoping that he would sing some of his father’s songs but he did not.  The performance he did with Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty and Prince of “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” is just fantastic and that would have been our pick.  He does look like his dad, although I had a hard time getting a good picture without the microphone in front of his face!  He did come out during Jeff Lynne’s set and sing a song from the Traveling Wilbury’s, “Handle With Care.”


I decided to use this punch to trim the edges of the pictures.  I think it carries the theme of the light show with the color of the papers showing through.


I used a lot of Dazzles stickers and some paper accents to finish up the pages.

Check out those flying drumsticks!


Although sometimes it is a sad one, I do agree that life is a song to be sung.

The light show was absolutely amazing and the colors were gorgeous.
I put some beaded bling across the top of this page.  It’s hard to tell but it is purple and green.  See how the lights kind of look like bubbles to match the punched corners?


I thought this flowered gem went great on this page.


The tickets were on our phones so I took a screenshot of it.  Since it has the time, 8:40 PM, that was another way to document the night.  I even did a printout of the seating chart.  I put a little blue line where our seats were in Section 1.


Definitely went into my bling stash a lot.  That’s another benefit, I guess, of not being able to go shopping during this time.  I am using a lot of supplies that I have had around for a long time.




I like this stencil of the musical notes and I am trying to put something different in each layout so I used it here.
Came out pretty good, don’t you think?


Bonus is that the page itself has some smudgy images so if I had made a mistake with the stencil you probably wouldn’t be able to tell!  (I didn’t!)


Even though I don’t always like my own handwriting, I wrote the setlist out.  I’m okay with it.



Managed to get them taking their bow and used some washi tape under it.


Here are the spreads as they look in the album.






There is a bit of the light show from “Shine a Little Love” on my blogger site  but it won’t work here.  I have seen them give a warning to people who might be affected by flashing lights such as epileptics so if that might be you, don’t watch please.  I wouldn’t want to be responsible for anyone passing out.

Here is “Telephone Line.”

All music rights to Jeff Lynne and ELO of course.
It was a great show!  And so we begin our second week of the A to Z.  Are you having fun?  Have you seen ELO?  Do flashing lights bother you?  See you tomorrow with “F.”

from Blogger http://asmile4ufromjanet.blogspot.com/2020/04/a-to-z-challenge-2020-elo.html


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21 Responses to A to Z Challenge – 2020 – ELO

  1. Pingback: A to Z Challenge – 2020 – Reflections | Janet's Smiles

  2. I had forgotten all about them. Lot of reminders of things from all avenues today.

    When I was reading to see how far behind I was I saw… Arlee called you out for being awesome so congrats on that 🙂 well deserved.

    I also have a question I always forget to ask.. How many scrap books do you have?

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    • scr4pl80 says:

      Thanks for the congrats. It was a totally unexpected honor. As to scrapbooks, LOL, I have a lot! One for each of the kids (3) none of which are finished, one for our Boulder Creek golf tournament that we’ve been going on for 22 years which is the only one that I am current with, one for our concerts, one for Disneyland trips we’ve been on. Mind you, the Boulder Creek album is actually 4 books because we’ve been going so long. Same with the concerts. That is up to 5 books now and I’m not even up to date! I have more albums planned for my life before I was married, our wedding and early married life before kids…in other words, if I could scrapbook only every day for a year, maybe I’d come close to catching up 🙂 Thanks for asking!


  3. joey says:

    Jealous! I love ELO 😀 Pretty album, you’ve definitely got color choices down.


  4. Ally Bean says:

    That Fiskars Sea Pearls punch is the bomb, baby. How cool is that? I like your watercolor look to the pages. Also glad to know you enjoyed the concert.

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  5. Janet,

    ELO is a great oldie band! The super group didn’t release many albums but I loved what they did produce. Stay safe and healthy, my friend!

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  6. I love decorative corner punches. I have quite a few! The one you used works well for these pages.Weekends In Maine

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  7. J-Dub says:

    So jealous! What a great show. Your scrapbook pages take me there. ❤️

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  8. Mary B says:

    That looks like it was a great show. I’ve always enjoyed Jeff Lynne and ELO. Dont Bring Me Down is one of my all time favorites 🙂 Nice stencil work!

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  9. Always good music coming from that band thanks for the reminder!
    The Letter E

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