Sunday, May 1, 2011

In honor of women class project #6

Hi all
Hope all of the local folks were able to get outside and enjoy the beautiful day on Saturday.  I enjoyed it in bits and pieces as we spent a good part of the day running chores.  The most fun part was preparing for my son to attend his senior prom.  Having a graduating senior in your house is both fun AND expensive.  Every time you turn around you are shelling out more money but you know this time only comes around once in a lifetime so you take joy in the spending.  Today was all about renting a cool tux - John is very trim with broad shoulders born of drumming so he looks great in a tux.  His date is wearing orange!  Not a great color for him as he is quite fair but she has lovely dark hair and I'm sure she will look great.  We were able to get a great matching vest and tie to coordinate with his date's dress.  While we were at the tux store (#2) one of the cashiers found a credit card on the floor.  They had no order forms with that ladies name on it ...I felt bad that the poor lady is going to look for her card and be sick when she realizes she lost it.   Hopefully, the store can connect with her through the credit card  company.  Next we were off to the florist - made our selection and checked that off the list.
We had two consecutive nights of concerts this week - his final high school concert performances.  The first night he had to be at school at 6:30 and was second to perform - that was AWESOME!!! as he did his drum set solo to start the "I shot of sheriff" steel drum performance.  We could not see him from the floor of the auditorium because the steel drums and barrels totally blocked him and others from view so at the last minute we ran around to the side of the stage and had a perfect view of him...Dave recorded it of course.  So AWESOME!!   Unfortunately, we had to stay until the end so we did not get home until after 10 PM..can you spell TIRED!  Then the next night he had to be at school by 5:30.  He performed first with the DRUMLINE - also cool because he is the lead snare and set the cadence.  But we had to wait through several other groups before he performed again with his class band.  Again, we got home after 10 PM.  A busy, exhausting week.  I have been under the weather a bit so it made the week a little extra long...but we are proud of John's great accomplishments...and we wouldn't miss a minute of his performances.
Now for a is gorgeous!!  Thanks to Kris McIntosh and Simone...great idea!

I am not usually a pink person but this is a special stamp set to benefit Breast Cancer Research so it had to be pink, of course.  It is hard to see  in this picture (I'm a stamper not a photographer!) but the right side is tone on tone stamping of small words like "unity", "courage" "love" -the left side is dry embossed using the Big Shot.
We now have only 34 days of school left....I can hardly believe summer is so close!!
Remember to check out my post from yesterday about the current Stampin' Up! specials.

PS  I have added links on the left column to the new Summer Mini Catalog that begins today and the flyer about the Strength and Hope set and digital kit.  We all know someone who has been impacted by breast cancer.  Your purchase of the Strength and Hope set will give a $2 donation to support the search for a cure.  I will be holding a "Strength and Hope" class in upcoming weeks but you will need to purchase the stamp set to participate - order yours now online or contact me directly to place your order.  Thank you for your support of this important cause.

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