A to Z Challenge – 2020 – Reflections

I finished another A to Z Challenge and I’ve got the badge to prove it!  This was my fifth year and I had set myself a monumental task of scrapbooking 26 concerts using the band names or song titles for the letters of the alphabet.  While I didn’t exactly finish the whole layout for each show, I did manage to get at least the paper collections picked out and the title page done. 

In total I scrapbooked 99 pages and 25 different concerts (Up Where We Belong – Joe Cocker and Tom Petty were in the same show).  I’m pretty pleased with that and if I had been counting all along I would have at least done one more page to make an even 100.   

Here are links to all the posts in case you missed something.  Note that they will open up in my WordPress blog because apparently Blogger is having some technical issues with pictures.  In fact, I may decide to just use WordPress from now on. 

B – Boston
C – Clapton
D – Daughtry
F – Frampton
G – Get Ready
H – Heart
I – Isaac
J – Jessie’s Girl
K – Kiss On My List
L – Lynyrd Skynyrd
M – Miller
N – Nickelback
O – One More Night
P – Petty
Q – Queen
R – Richie
S – Santana
T – Toto
U – Up Where We Belong
W – We Belong
X – StyX
Y – You’ve Got A Friend
Z – Zoo

Some of the fun bloggers I found during this year’s challenge were:

Joy’s Book Blog:  Joy wrote about what to pack on your creative journey.  Lots of fun there.

Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin: Stepheny wrote about the glories of tea and showed some beautiful tea cups and different places you can enjoy a good cuppa.’

The DreamGirl Writes:  DreamGirl wrote a great mystery story.  Kept me hanging on to the very end!

A Unique Title For Me: Jim, who is our Song Lyric Sunday coordinator wrote terrific posts on musical groups.  They are long posts but very informative with lots of background information.  Worth the read if you have the time.

Jingle Jangle Jungle:  Mary gave us a word of the day and we were challenged to come up with songs using that word.

No Love for Fatties:  “T” wrote a story a day using the pictures from a children’s alphabet.

Curious as A Cathy:  Cathy drew some great pin-up gals.

I was even featured on the A to Z official site as a blogger with 2020 vision by my friend John Holton. John and I met through the A to Z when I first started and have followed each other since.  He is a wealth of interesting information and a fun blog to read.  Thanks again!

It was fun for me to relive these concerts in this way, especially since some of the shows were from 10 years ago!  A few of my favorite layouts were:

A is for Abba

D is for Daughtry

F is for Frampton

H is for Heart

J is for Jessie’s Girl

N is for Nickelback

O is for One More Night

T is for Toto

V is for VIP

As always, thanks to Arlee Bird, our A to Z Founder, John, J. Lennie Dorner, Zalka Csenge Virag, Jayden R. Vicente and Jeremy Hawkins for their terrific efforts to keep this challenge going. 

The A to Z Road Trip will be starting soon and I realized that I could do another alphabet with concerts for next year if I want to.  We’ll see.  Thanks to all who came along on this journey with me.  I really appreciate all the comments and generous praise for my artistic endeavors.  Stay safe and healthy out there so we can do this again! 

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40 Responses to A to Z Challenge – 2020 – Reflections

  1. janieleeds says:

    It’s fun to see your creativity come to life! :). Great job Janet!

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  2. joey says:

    I really like the moon one! πŸ˜€

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  3. Erica/Erika says:

    Kudos to you for finishing another year, Janet. Your fun and enthusiasm for music artists is palpable. I look on your list and I have fond memories of many and their music. Like you say, it is fun to relive the concerts. Thank you for sharing.

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  4. Wow, that is quite the challenge! Congrats on completing it!

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  5. Dena Pawling says:

    Congrats on completing another challenge! Enjoy the road trip.

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  6. Congratulations…. can’t wait till next year, can you? πŸ™‚ Love the badge.

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  7. John Holton says:

    Congratulations on completing the challenge! You did some fine work and it’s always a pleasure seeing it.

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    • scr4pl80 says:

      Thanks John. It was touch and go at the end but I did enough to make it count in my opinion, and that’s all that matters, right? Thanks for stopping by, I know you are busy!

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  8. Congrats, Janet!

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  9. I am amazed at how many scrapbook pages you completed during this challenge. It’s such a time intensive process. I’m so impressed. Good luck finishing up the rest of your layouts. Weekends In Maine

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  10. msnyder1970 says:

    looks like you’re a classic rock kind of gal

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  11. Congratulations, Janet. The badge (which is really lovely this year) is very, very well-deserved by you!

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    • scr4pl80 says:

      Hi Donna. I agree that the badges were cool this year. Better than last year I think. I’m glad I was able to finish. It was touch and go.


  12. What you did is nothing short of amazing. Oh my–they are great.

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  13. Debbie D. says:

    What a fantastic accomplishment, Janet! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ Your scrapbook pages look fabulous, and I bet you had fun reliving all those concert memories. 😎 Congratulations on another successful A to Z Challenge! πŸ₯‚

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  14. 99 pages of scrapbooking is so amazing!! They were all done so beautifully too!
    Damn.. just one more and you would have made 100!

    P.S.: I prefer wordpress over blogger anyday.. it is so convenient! And notifies you of follow up comments on only your comment!

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    • scr4pl80 says:

      Yes, I really wish I had counted as I was going along. Something to remember for next time! The spam is not as well blocked on Blogger either so I’m probably going to shut it down. I just have to get used to posting in WP.

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  15. Thank you for your kind words!! πŸ™‚

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  16. https://tamarakulish.com/ says:

    Great job on completing the challenge and for creating the stunning scrapbook pages!!

    Peace, Tamara

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  17. LA says:

    Great job!

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