Good evening! I took a little break from stamping this weekend, mostly because I really wasn't home to do any stamping. :) I made my Viva la Verve card quickly on Saturday morning before stamp camp, but I spent my time after stamp camp visiting with my parents whom both happened to be in town at the same time. It was a great evening full of chatting and catching up.
Sunday found me off to church at an earlier service than normal, again with my parents. Our church was having a big blood drive on site, and I really wanted to donate finally! I haven't been able to donate before because of the restrictions: I've been out of the country in no-no countries, had immunizations that strictly forbade me to donate, and/or I didn't weigh enough. But no more! I'm all clear! What a wonderful opportunity and gift to give to someone, somewhere in need. Well, donating blood ended up taking forever (long line! But isn't that a blessing in itself?!). By the time I finished I literally had to fly home in order to change before heading off to the opera with my roommate. And don't worry. My roommate drove to the opera. :)
We've attended the Long Beach Opera's performances for a few years now thanks to a friend who plays in the orchestra. LBO is notorious for performing more modern, lesser-known, often very strange operas. Needless to say, they are always entertaining. Yesterday we saw Nixon in China. Not sure how that was turned into an opera, but a composer named John Adams saw potential and did it! lol We definitely enjoyed ourselves, and the accompanying music was beautiful. Mostly rhythmic... Almost no melody.
Enough blabbering... Onto the card! I used Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch for this card. I pulled out some older, much loved but lately neglected, dp from My Mind's Eye. I started out with pink instead of orange, but that quickly changed. Orange just felt much more comfortable. Some buttons, a stamped background with a Verve set, and it was ready to roll! I really did envision a bow on here, but after making one couldn't find a place it would fit. The bow just made the whole card feel off-balanced. So, here is my first bow-less card in a long time!
Four more days until Spring Break! Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps- Verve: Accent Notes, PTI: Blooming Button Bits
Paper- Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla, Orange Zest, My Mind's Eye dp (Tres Jolie)
Ink- Orange Zest, Baja Breeze
Accessories- buttons, dimensionals, apron lace punch
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