Free Fallin’

I made this layout so I could film a video as a video response to a pop culture challenge. I am not really concerned about winning a prize, but definitely interested in getting more YouTube subscribers πŸ™‚

IMG_0294 There is some background to this layout. My daughter and I I’ll be going to the Tom Petty concert in London, Ontario on June 18th.

Her all-time favorite song, the one she always requests, is Free Fallin’ by Tom Petty. I took drumming lessons for about 3 years and when I was at the stage to start learning songs, my teacher was telling me some of the things I should look for in a good song to start with. While he was talking, Free Fallin’ was on my mind because it has a fantastic, easy-going beat. At the end, he suggested Free Fallin’. It was just all too coincidental. I never planned to do anything with my drumming other than play along to songs for fun so when I developed an unrelated shoulder problem, I stopped taking lessons, but I do still practice this song often.

When I saw the announcement of Tom Petty’s 2013 tour on Facebook (I am a fan of his page), I asked my daughter if she would be free to come with me — I knew she would jump at the chance if school allowed it. She is in the Education program at McGill. It does work out and we were lucky enough to get tickets so we will be going to the concert. Of course, I had to remind her that he will only play the song once, IF he plays it … but we can play it as often as we like during the 8-hour drive to London (and back). We are very excited.

IMG_0295 I searched for a shape that would highlight the “Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers” star and then adapted it to work with my layout. I imported it into MTC and cut the pieces of glitter paper with my KNK Maxx.

IMG_0297 This is just a picture of the hearts next to Tom’s picture on the first page. We loooove Tom Petty πŸ™‚

IMG_0296 This picture shows the grungy circles I found and cut with my KNK. The multiple circles embossed on the background paper inspired me to find these circles.

Note the drum notes and lyrics on the background paper. I copied them from my notebook — they are the actual music notes my teacher wrote in my notebook.

IMG_3622 IMG_3620 Finally, below is the video that shows how I used MTC to trace and cut my shapes for this project.

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17 thoughts on “Free Fallin’

  1. What a great layout, and it will make for a great story after the concert. Have a wonderful time at the concert!!

  2. Great job on the layout. Love the colors and the way the layout flows. Great job.
    Thanks for sharing. Good luck on getting more YouTube followers.

  3. Lots of neat ideas for a layout. Thanks for sharing. Hope you have a fantastic time at the concert!

  4. I really like it. the grunge circles are a great addition. Have fun at the concert!

  5. Love the LO! What is the brand name/source for the thinner glitter paper? I especially enjoyed the grunge circles! I did not see a way to subscribe or follow your Utube posts? Thanks for sharing, Sandy H.

  6. I admire anyone who scraps such events in their life. I wish I could get into it, but I’d rather use my cutter for cards or vinyl. I thoroughly loved seeing your work and it makes me think again, that maybe . . . . someday . . . . I might start scrapping!

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  8. Great layout and I liked the video! Tom Petty is from Gainesville which isn’t too far from where I live πŸ˜›

    Thanks for sharing!

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