Sound of Music and a Cup of Tea

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On March 4 our church held a Sound of Music Sing-a-Long to raise money for a cross-country bike ride to end poverty called Sea to Sea.  A couple of members from our church are participating.  I grew up listening to the soundtrack on a record that my mom had, and looking at all the photos from the movie on an extra flap on the cover.  We watched the movie too, of course, but I remember listening to the music much more.  So, I invited my mom and sister to join my daughter and me.  And then I immediately scrapbooked it, like I always do.  Ha!  (Like I never do!)

Sound of Music layout by Krista Ritskes #simplycreatingcrafts

I used the Swan Lake paper suite because even though it’s now retired I felt like it fit all the pieces I wanted to add to my layout perfectly, and that flower paper could have been inspired by curtains, like the play clothes Maria makes … It’s possible … maybe.  🙂

For the title I just cut the ticket in half and used the other half in another spot.  I only had one photo, a selfie taken of all four of us (3 generations!) but I had a lot of fun things we received at the show that I wanted to keep as mementos.  Enter the flip flap.  I love these things!  Not only do they allow you to add more photos to a layout but I used them to add all the fun props we got.  Now, I had no idea if they would be photo-safe, so as I assembled my page I made sure to put my one photo in a flip flap separate from the other elements.  Another good use for flip flaps.

Here’s how I use them:

Sound of Music layout flip flap by Krista Ritskes #simplycreatingcrafts

Sound of Music layout flip flap by Krista Ritskes #simplycreatingcrafts

It gave me lots of room to journal since I didn’t want anything but patterned paper in the same flip flap as my photo.  I added some little tags on the edges of each flap so it’s clear they can be flipped.  Then, when I put this layout in an album, I’ll cut slits in the page protector and slide them through so they sit on top.

I also wanted to use the March stamp of the month.


So, I stamped the blank tea cup on a pattern I thought would work for a tea cup and happily trimmed it out.

Here’s a look at that part of the layout:

Sound of Music layout detail by Krista Ritskes #simplycreatingcrafts

If you ever get a chance to attend a sing-a-long, go!  It was a lot of fun, even for my daughter who hadn’t even seen the whole movie beforehand.

And dig out those older papers to use ’em up, especially if you love them so much you’re afraid to cut into them.  😉

Happy Creating!