Happy Super Bowl Sunday! Whoo Hoo! We are going over to my SILs house for a party which should be lots of fun! I tend to do way more socializing than watching the game, but I enjoy it anyway. Before I go, I wanted to post this card - I did Beate's sketch challenge and it was definitely challenging for me! It is a lot longer than most cards which proved to give me fits - I really was not sure what to do! I saw so many great cards, but I could not come up with one myself. Then, I decided to get out Stitched Exotics because it has such great flowers in it and I figured I could come up with something! And, here it is! The base of the card is Bravo Burgundy which I layered with Berry Bliss - all three of the layers are Berry Bliss, just different but coordinating pieces. I used my ticket corner punch on all of them and then I proceeded to faux stitch around them all (remember gals, no sewing done by Alex!!) using my mat stack and paper piercer with my stampin write markers. I stamped the 5-point flower on Bravo Burgundy in the same color ink and then punched it out with my 5-petal punch - love this! I then added jumbo pewter eyelets (are you surprised??) to the centers, pierced the tips, and added some accents with my white gel pen. I then stamped the smaller 5-petal flower on pretty in pink card stock, punched them out with my 1 1/4 inch circle punch, added a pink rhinestone brad to each and popped them up on squares of Rose Red Cardstock. All the flowers are adhered to the card using dimensionals. The sentiment is from the SAB set Lots of Thoughts and is stamped in Bravo Burgundy on Pretty in Pink Card Stock then punched out using my small oval punch. I added a little Rose Red Brad and then I was done. Whew! I actually do like the way this card turned out, but for some reason, it was difficult for me to get to the finished project. I wish card making came more easily to me - I guess I have to just keep on practicin' - LOL! Now, on to the fact of the day!
I have a very eclectic taste in music. I ADORE country music and have it on in the car most of the time, but I also love to listen to the 80s, and oldies such as Peter, Paul, and Mary, the Mommas and the Papas, and Credence Clearwater Revival. I get this from my dad who always listened to all kinds of music and often played songs from these groups on his guitar (he is VERY musically inclined!). I in turn have passed this on to my children who think nothing of knowing all the words to Puff the Magic Dragon - LOL! My oldest son often sends me songs that he thinks I will like by current artists he listens to like The All American Rejects, Creed, Coolio, and Five for Fighting. Don't laugh, these groups have some awesome music and I often stamp to it! So, there you have it - yes, I am a music nerd!!! Enjoy your Superbowl Sunday!!!!