Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Break Up Songs

Hello Lovely ladies

This time every Feb we see alot of challenges being about love and thought it about time to do something different. What happens when not everyone has their happy ever after? So we chose break ups as this months theme. We realise not everyone may be not willing to share this personal event, nor that they could relate, so also included is just doing a challenge on a sad song as well. Scrap the feeling involved. Thats what this challenge is about this month - finding feeling in the song.

This Months Challenge we were set is to scrap about a breakup song. I found this quite challenging as I am happily married lol, and didn't really think hubby would appreciate a layout about an ex. But hey it is all part of my life story right and I don't think he needs to worry unless I am doing the Breakup Song page about him! Which I'm not, so as far as I'm concerned it's all cool.
As the only breakup song that kept coming to my mind was Carol King's song "So Far Away" as when my then boyfriend went back to his home town to live and being about 9 hours away this is the song I pined to. As a lot of long distance romances , distance takes its toll and I guess my Hubby saw his chance to ask me out and as they say the rest is history. Three amazing children and two beautiful Grandchildren and one spoilt dog, 33 years later we are still together and I can't see that ever changing.
This is what scrapbooking is about the memories and our life history and I couldn't just do a layout that didn't have meaning to me.

Carol's a bit older in this clip to way back in the 70's

It's a bit overcast here today, so the colours are more vibrant IRL. I have hidden journalling tucked in the side of the photo telling the story and some of the words of the song written down as well. We were at a fancy dress ball this night and let me tell you I drank way to much of that bottle of Southern Comfort you can see in the corner of the pic, in fact I think I ended up drinking the whole bottle !
Can't wait to see what you all come up with. Happy Scrapping 
Mary x

When I think of break up songs "If you leave me now" by Chicago always runs through my mind.It came out around the time I separated from my ex husband(featured in the old photo).Naturally,my layout had to feature him.Luckily,we are still friends and have shared the raising of our daughter successfully now.The colourscheme had to be blue,so I chose this paper by Ruby Rock-it.This was also a good way to use up some of the spare lettering . Share your break up song with us.There are soooo many you must be able to think of one.Happy Scrapping from Julene


Bek here.. arent these gorgeous ?

I chose STRONGER by KELLY CLARKSON as it really resonated for me.
If there was one defining moment of a previous failed relationship for me, this song captures it and even still when i hear it today i still feel empowered by it. Yes it is a break up song, but it is also a powerful song about a woman who took her life back and stood on her own.

and this is my take on the challenge.

Have fun with the challenge !!
Bek xox

Hi Peeps........BB Here

As Mary suggested it is really hard to pick a break up song when you are happily married - so what does BB do? I ask my facebook friends ..... and immediately I get texts asking what's happened and an inbox full of messages ( made me giggle ). One of our members Jess Mackenzie came up with P!NK's song "So What" and immediately I was like 'deerrrrrr BB she is your favourite singer' - so the song had now been chosen by the facebook gods.

Here is the song for anyone who does not know it

There is a section in the film clip where P!NK chainsaws down a tree with her and her husband's name on it.

This section of the video clip has a fond memory for's how my gorgeous little ALECIA got her name. Here is my layout......

See......break up songs don't always have to be depressing. I cant wait to see what you all come up with for this challenge.
Happy Scrappy Days

Hi all Annette here and this is my take on the breakup song challenge. I decided to use the song "Don't it make my brown eyes blue" most of the words aren't really relevant to my page, but the title of the song is. I have brown eyes and often when I am sad, have a relationship end (like this one) etc -  my eyes go blue.
The dt has got so many different takes on this, how will you intrepret it, can't wait to see, hugs and love Annette xo

Wow awesome work girls!!!!

I had the same problem, how do you scrap a break up when you're happy??? Then I realised I don't have to scrap a break up, just create a layout inspired by a break up song!

My song is Leaving on a Jet Plane

and of course I love this version they sung on "Armaggedon"

Here is my sample:

My boys all love to watch Jets at the airport take off.
This pic was taken at Melbourne Airport. My babies were amazed to see the BIG aeroplanes,
they don't get BIG ones like that in Adelaide.
Jet Junkies they all are!

Can't wait to see how this song inspires you

Take Care

Fellow scrappy pals....Kim here.... I'm a little late as I've had a few drama's over the last few weeks, one sick little boy....who spent a week in hospital, daughter turning going back...hubby going to Perth....the list goes on....blah! blah!...blah!! 
Now back to scrappiness issues.
The song I've chosen for this month is.....

(When you're gone)
I've been wandering around the house all night
Wondering what the hell to do
Yeah, I'm trying to concentrate
But all I can think of is you
Well, the phone don't ring
'Cos my friends at home
I'm tired of being all alone
Got the TV on
'Cos the radio's playing songs
That remind me of you

Baby, when you're gone I realise I'm just in love
The days go on and on and the nights just seem so long
Even food don't taste that good
Drink ain't doing what it should
Things just feel so wrong
Baby, when you're gone, yeah

I've been driving up and down these streets
Trying to find somewhere to go
Yeah, I'm lookin' for a familiar face
But there's no-one I know
Oh, this is torture, this is pain
It feels like I'm gonna go insane

I hope you're coming back real soon
'Cos I don't know what to do

Baby, when you're gone I realise I'm just in love
The days go on and on and the nights just seem so long
Even food don't taste that good
Drink ain't doing what it should
Things just feel so wrong
Baby, when you're gone, yeah

Hey, don't go back, don't go
Yeah, when you're gone
Don't go, don't go, well, baby

Oh, baby, when you're gone (when you're gone)
I realise I'm in love (so in love)
The days go on and on
And the nights just seem so long
Even food don't taste that good
Oh, drink ain't doing what it should
Oh, things just feel so wrong (so wrong)
Baby, when you're gone (you're gone)
Oh, baby, when you're gone
Yeah, baby, when you're gone

and for my layout I just couldn't do a true break-up type of layout sooo I done it about how I feel when my darling hubby goes away.....

It reads When your GONE, I realize I'm in Love.

Hope you enjoy the challenge this month ladies.....look forward to seeing heaps of amazing entries!
Have a great month

KIM xxx


Marie (Mazz) said...

well this topic sure has got me pondering...yeah I'm divorced but I'm also happily married - for 2nd time ! talking about time...I truly believe it (time) DOES heal - in varying amounts of time, depending on the circumstances. just 1 question...can I use a 'different' break up song or do I need to use the ones that the gorgeous DT's have produced - awesomeness btw, such emotion , [hearts'n'hugs} mazz

Jo said...

Great challenge girls, I'll see if I can come up with something this month.

sandra said...

yep. love this challenge too!!
thinking cap is on!

Belinda Lowe said...

Mazz - the idea is to use something from the songs we have chosen

Dolly B said...

Awww Kim that is a beautiful song and a beautiful layout x

Julene Matthews said...

All those layouts are fabbo girls.

Meow Opre said...

Oh.. your list of break up songs is awesome. Hehehe, I also have my own list both of classic and new songs. Listening to these kind of songs remings me of how brokenhearted I was before, but eventually moved on easily because I've reached my limit of crying already :)))

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