Challenge #30

Posted by The Design Experiment on 4:02 PM
Hi Experimenters!

Can you believe we are at Challenge 30 already?! WOW! What an incredible journey it has been so far!

This week we are focusing on music. No matter how old you are, or what part of the world you come from, music is a part of life. It really is the universal language. Think back to your childhood, or that first dance with your significant other. There are moments in our lives that are defined by different music. So this week we ask:

What is the soundtrack to your life? Are there certain pieces of music that define moments for you?

Our wonderful guest designer this week is someone who we adore! She plays along with us almost every week, and we think she has real style! The talented Anilu Magloire!

A bit about Anilu:
My name is Anilu Magloire and I am from Mexico City. I'm SAHM/Scrapbooker who fell in love with the hobby about 3 1/2 years ago.
I have been married for 10 years to a very cool man, named Juan and we have the most adorable 5 year old girl, Natalia.
We moved to Miami 5 years ago and I love living here.
I started, like most of us, wanting to create something cool to record my baby's memories. I never looked back. I am pretty sure I'll die holding a piece of kraft card stock. I have a pretty simple style. Most of my pages have white or kraft backgrounds and smaller pics. My friends keep telling me I have to journal, but I always have a hard time with that. Although I love and hoard embellishments, I have a hard time using anything more than a few pieces of patterned paper.
I loved making this for The Design Experiment, and I am very excited about being invited to participate!
Thank you Anilu! We are so excited to have you this week!

By Anilu


Clocks by Coldplay always takes me back to a window seat on an airplane, landing by night in beautiful Mexico City. Last time I went home, I had this song blasting on my iPod and I can see the amazing lights of my gorgeous city below me. Oct. 2008

Life Soundtrack
By Emily


The Sound of Music
I have lived the sound of music since I can remember. I remember staring at Julie Andrews on the television screen, wishing I could be just like her when I grew up. She is the reason I love music, and strange as it sounds she is like a mother to me in some ways.

Mary Poppins
It’s plain and simple. Every night before bed mom would sing “Stay Awake” from Mary Poppins. It still soothes me to this day. I knew that when my kids were born, I would be singing it to them too, and I do.

Phantom Of The Opera
Listening to Phantom was one of the defining moments of my Childhood. Sarah Brightman, hitting that high C at the end, wanting to be her, to be able to do THAT. Phantom was my first introduction to Opera, and I have been hooked ever since!

Collin Raye: I Think About You and Shania Twain: The Woman In Me
These two cd’s were the soundtrack of a summer I will never forget. It was Dad, Me and Sarah, Tracy and the boys, in the car mile after mile, to The Grand Canyon, and Four Corners. It was a happier time in our lives together, and those songs are special to me.

Veruca Salt: Eight Arms To Hold You
I still remember the first time I heard Veruca Salt. It was Geometry class at lunch, and Shannon made me listen. I remember being so moved by the music. It was the epitome of my Sophomore year, listening to Veruca and writing, Feeling those strange adolescent feelings and identifying with Veruca’s music. My copy of that CD is well worn and loved.

Nina Gordon: Tonight And The Rest of My Life
When I found out that Nina left Veruca Salt, I was devastated. She was my absolute favorite in the bad, but when I heard she was coming out with her solo CD, I knew I had to be first to get it. I waited at Best Buy the day it came out, and immediately took it home to listen to each song. Almost 10 years later, It’s still one of my favorite CD’s to listen to. It’s one of those CD’s you have to make EVERYONE listen to!

Madame Butterfly

Senior Year. I was obsessed with opera. Wanting to sing it, hear it, live and breathe it. I KNEW I had the power inside me, it was just waiting to be unleashed. The first time I sang Madame Butterfly’s “O Mio Babbino Caro” I felt like the earth had opened up and all possibilities had been unleashed. I still feel that same sense of power when I sing that aria today.

By Kimmi


Kimmi Says:

Waking up I see that everything is ok
The first time in my life and now its so great
Slowing down I look around and I am so amazed
I think about all the little things that make life great
I wouldn't change a thing about it
This is the best feeling
This innocence is brilliant, I hope that it will stay
This moment is perfect, please don't go away, I need you now
And I'll hold on to it, don't you let it pass you by
-Avril Lavigne


This is is definitely one of my favorites. All of my life, I have struggled finding peace and happiness and now I'm happier than ever. I wouldn't change a thing about it.

By Amy


Brown Eyed Girl, By Van Morrison
Save A Prayer, By Duran Duran
Hotel California, By The Eagles
Lose Yourself, By Eminem
I Can Only Imagine, By Mercy Me

Soundtrack Of My Life
By Amy


I ADORE the challenge for this week. Music is such a powerful force. It can bring tears to your eyes, transport you to a specific place and time, can help fix a broken heart. So for this challenge, I thought of songs that could do and have done all of the above for me. From Joan Jett (who was one of the first people I remember listening to as a 4 yr old) to Pearl Jam (the music of my teenage years) to Zeppelin and the Beatles (because they ROCK!). This challenge also panders to my love of making mix tapes, well CD's now. So with the help of Itunes and my computer, I have a CD to go along with the page. I think my daughter will enjoy finding this years down the road.

I Must Have Done Something Right
By Leslie

Leslie Says:

I have a very favorite Christian Pop band. They sing a song that I just adore. To me it applies to me and my family. The band is: Relient K. Song: "I Must Have Done Something Right" I chose certain parts of the song for my journaling and the title of the song is my layout title. (My journaling says: "We should get jersey's 'cause we make a great team...If anyone could make me a better person you could. All I gotta say is I must have done something good....I came along one day and you rearranged my life all I gotta say is I must have done something right!"

Because You Loved Me
By Sasha

Sasha Says:

I thought of one of my favorite songs that means so much to me, and makes me think of my hubby. He met me when I was at my weakest and he loved me regardless of my nightmares, regardless of my past. The song that stands out to me is from Celine Dion 'Because you Loved Me'.

Music By Divian
Divian Says:

I love music, I listen to literally all types. I love Nightwish, Shania, Puddle of Mudd, TI, Gnarls Barkley, The Carpenters, Patsy Cline, you name it, I love it. I find that there are songs no matter what the genre that speak to me, motivate me and get me through trying times. Those songs, that music, I am thankful.

Okay, so now I get to spill the beans!!!

We have been going through a transition period here at TDX, news girls, new sponsors, etc...and then the announcement last week.

WELL, here is the deal. We have been so blessed by the amazing people at Scrap N' Art Magazine! They are going to be sponsoring us here at The Design X every month! We will be giving away a VERY GENEROUS prize pack each month for those of you who have played along!

Here's how it will work:

There will be approx. 4 challenges a month. All YOU have to do is play along with at least one challenge during the month to be eligible for the Prize Pack! Hint: The more challenges you play along with, the better shot you have of winning!
At the end of the month we will put your name in a hat (one time for each challenge participated in during the month) Ex: if you do two challenges, your name will go in the hat two times. Make sense? Still with me?!

So! You wanna see what you are playing for this month?!

Here is the October Prize Pack from Scrap N' Art!

Contents: (Some Items Not Pictured)

A huge kit of 12x12 papers and embellishments from Piggy Tales
A 12x12 paper pack from Luxe

A pack of Black Magic color-core cardstock from Core'dination
Hide & Seek album from Piggy tales

Blackboard ring album from Cosmo Cricket

Breast Cancer Awareness adhesive variety pack from 3L

Swirls doodle template from Crafter's Workshop

5th Avenue embellishment set from Making Memories

Rub On Tool from Basic Grey
Home & Family rub-ons by K&Co

Pack of white foam Thickers

You know the drill!

Once you have completed your layout, please leave us a comment in this post with a link to your layout to be eligible for the Ocotber Prize Pack! We can't wait to see YOUR takes on the challenge! We hope that if you've never joined us for a challenge here at The Design Experiment, that you are inspired to do so today!


Cool! I love music. Music moves me through life. I can't wait to participate.

amazing work ladies!! This was a fun one..and look at that prize pack!! Woohoo!!

WOW! I am floored by the awesome and literally rocking pages everyone posted! Don't know about you girls but this was one of my faves so far!

That is so fab to hear - you girls rock!!!!

Such awesome work from the DT. way to go, girls! You rocked it.

Wow, what a cool blog. I've never visited this one before but I love it already. And music is such an important part of my life, what a great week for me to drop in. I definitely hope to give this a go in the next few days. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

Thank you SO much for this challenge. Never in a million years would I have thought of it. Here is my take on it

I loved completing this layout - what memories and what great prompts!!
you will find mine here:



Well this is a first for me. I enjoyed the blog so much that I've decided to play along. Thanks

I just loved this challenge and seeing everyone's take on it and what music they loved! I also enjoyed the trip down memory lane doing mine:


I love this blog! your DT is so creative and inspiring. I've never had the courage to post any of the challenges of yours that I've done...but I'm finally gonna start : ) thanks for looking!!!

This is a great challenge and the LOs of the DT are fabulous! My first time to join, here's my take



Ladies!! Each one of these layouts are incredible and so inspiring. Thank you to those of you who have participated along with us :)

Awesome inspiration!! LOVE those ladies from the DT!!

Here is the link to the layout I created after reading this challenge.


my goodness you all have shared GORGEOUS layouts!!! I love all of them!!

I am late, I know, but at least I played along! I really had a great time with this! Thanks for the inspirations!

Hi, was there a deadline? Did I miss it? This is my first time! Anyway, here's my LO, I'm thinking it will be the first of many 'soundtrack' pages.

Oops, forgot link. here it is..