Wednesday, July 27, 2011


In the Spring of 2010, the Jazz Band that my son was in submitted a CD of music to the Oregon School Board Representatives to be considered to be the featured jazz band for their annual meeting in the Fall.  Well, they were picked!  The band director thought he needed a few of the recently graduated leaders from the 09/10 Jazz Band to be represented at the performance and me as well, as the retired Band Parent President.  So, Bryon and I got up very early one Fall morning, made the trip to Portland and watched the current jazz band knock the socks off the attendees.  They were recognized and one of them gave the introductions.

After the performance, we all loaded up and went to OMSI (the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry) to play and learn.  It was so much fun!  It was a hoot to watch all these high school kids (and four college freshmen) jump right in and play!  Even all the adults had a good time.  

I chose to scrap this event using the current Sassy 'Lil Sketches sketch because I thought it worked well with my subject.  I was trying to figure out how to string the gears in the border when it hit me, wire!  I really love the look and added it to the strips in the middle of the page too.  I know I will want to use it again!

My layout

The sketch

And everyone, well, most everyone knows that I love two page layouts!


  1. LOVE LOVE LOVE this. I love that you stretched this into a 2 pager and you rocked it. Nice work! Thanks for playing along at Sassy Lil Sketches!!! :)

  2. What an awesome two pager! Love how you used the gears for the banner! I hope to see you come play with us at Sassy lil sketches!

  3. That was me that posted the comment above, I forgot that I was on my hubby's account.....oops!!

  4. How cool !! Great photos and a great two pager !! :o)
    Thanks for playing with us at Sassy Lil Sketches!!! :o)