Hi everyone! Emily here with another fun idea for incorporating music into your layouts. If you are anything like me you've got a playlist of current favorite songs all ready to go on your computer, iPod, or cell phone. Current technology makes it super easy to create a customized playlist. Gone are the days where you have to buy a whole cd for one song. Now you can buy individual songs or even just listen to your favorites on the internet. It's crazy to think how far we've come from the days of mixed tapes and burned cds! Documenting your playlists can be a great way to not only keep track of what songs you are loving at any given time, it also serves as a little musical time capsule that you can revisit any time you like!
Looking through my layouts, I found three that included playlists. I loved comparing both my scrapping style through the years, as well as my list of favorite music over the past five years. There are actually a few similarities between the lists. Regina Spektor and Ingrid Michaelson appear on all three lists,and Coldplay and The Beatles are on two of the three. My first playlist layout is from 2007. You've gotta love the old school giant white iPod!
The second list was from the summer of 2009. My list was a little edgier and my iPod a tad more modern!
Finally, I created a recent list of favorites for our February gallery. I opted not to put a photo of my iPod on this one! I am a big fan of photoless layouts, and this one is no exception.
Wcs team member Katrina Simeck also shared both a recent playlist layout and one from a few years ago. I love how she included the album covers of the songs on her current list of favorites.
Emily Pitts created a photoless playlist layout with the songs listed on a boarder surrounding the layout. I love all the fun elements she included inside her border.
Marnie Flores has created two very different playlist layouts. The first includes a list of artists she listened to during what she has dubbed her "dark moody music" days of college. I love that her layout is equally dark and moody!
Marnie's second playlist is a stark contrast to the first. Her visually stunning layout features a list of musicians who have inspired her throughout her lifetime.
Finally, Erin Sweeny shares a playlist of her girls' current favorite albums. Documenting your child's favorite music is a fantastic idea!
Here are some other fun playlist layout ideas to consider:
- The playlist from your wedding or another special event
- Your child's bedtime playlist
- Feeling down? How about a "cheer up" playlist!
- A "stuck in my head" playlist
- A playlist including the current favorite song of each member of your family
- A workout playlist
- A "blast from the past" playlist
Have you ever created a playlist layout? I'd love to see it! Link it up here, or share with me some of your favorite ideas for a playlist layout!