Friday, September 11, 2015

Music is Life Blog Hop

Welcome to the Music is Life Blog Hop

We sang our ABC's as children loud and off key!
We rocked out in our bedrooms with our friends to our favorite tunes.
We slow danced awkwardly to that memorable ballet with the boy we crushed on. We walked down the isle in to the wedding march as we married the man of our dreams. We sang a sweet lullaby to our babies as we rocked them to sleep. We sing our favorite songs as we drive the kids to school, annoying them the whole way! Yes, music is Life! It's everywhere in our lives! 
Join us as we celebrate the wonderful Life of Music!!

You should have arrived from Haidee. In case you didn't and you need to start at the beginning,
Connie Can Crop is our Drum Major in this Music is Life Blog Hop.
This is a one day blog hop and I appreciate your leaving a comment for all of these fantastic ladies who are here sharing their Musical themed ideas and creations. 

I have a fantastic sponsor for this hop, Scrap & Craft
They have generously donated a fun fall themed kit full of cardstock, embellies, and a stamp set.

Please visit Scrap & Craft HERE
you can find them on facebook HERE

What do you need to do to win? Easy... become  a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects.

You will have until 12:00 am Monday to finish the hop and leave your comments.

Winner will be announced on Wednesday here at Connie Can Crop.

Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

Our instruments have all been tuned...time for the show to begin!

I used the music inspiration to alter this Ann Taylor bag I got from a friend of mine:

Here is a look at the back of the bag:

The playful and vintage inspired paper from Rusty pickle is perfect to add some musical fun to this elegant bag.
Here is a peak to the original bag and some of the materials and tools I used:

I used the yellow paper frill I bought a while ago from this blog hop sponsor:  Scrap & Craft, direct link to this fun product here.

A closer look to the paper I used from my stash:

A closer look to the tag I made:

A closer look to the paper frill:

 Up next is Charmagne 

Here is our complete line up in case you get lost along the way:


Thank you for joining us on this magical musical adventure!

I hope you like this upcycle project, which I am entering to the following challenges:
Challenge #162 - Use Something Recycled, from Brown Sugar Challenge!!

CFC143: September is Classical Music Month, Casual Friday


  1. Very cute bag! Great way to personalize a plain gift bag!! Thanks for sharing.

  2. I love altering bags!! Always a new treasure! Love that rusty pickle paper! I miss them! Thanks for showcasing your talents with us!! Scrappy hugs, Connie

    1. Thanks Connie, I had it forever. It was part of a club of the month kit.... From a decade ago...

  3. What a creative way to personalize a special bag. Love it. Thanks for sharing your talents with us.
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  4. Recycling at its best! I love this idea and will definitely try it on my own ever increasing stash of bags. Thanks for the inspiration.

    Kim from KatydidCards

  5. Great idea, love the colors and the paper! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Such a lovely bag and tag - very clever!! TFS!

  7. What a great idea! I'm going to have to try this sometime. I had so much fun hopping along with you.

    A Piece Of Heart Blog
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  8. Love your upcycled music inspired gift bag! I feel lame in that I never thought to do this when I have bags that have print on them. 😳 TY for sharing- at least one of us learned something new. :)

  9. I love this idea! I can't wait to decorate my first bag!
    Thank you for posting this!

    Victoria Collard~
    Scrap & Craft

    1. Thank you Victoria and for being such a great sponsor. We love your products :-)

  10. Great idea to reuse a shopping bag.

  11. I've always wanted to do my own bag and I like your idea.

    I'm a new follower.

  12. what a great job at altering the simple bag! I love the CM border maker!


  13. great altered bag thanks for sharing your creative side of you

  14. Such a great gift bag, thanks for playing along with us this month at CAS-ual Fridays! Rebecca x

  15. What a great piece of artwork you created! Love the banner and flash cards with the music theme! Thanks for playing along with the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!