Wednesday, August 15, 2007

psst - here's a little secret!

There is a FANTASTIC tutorial up on the Paper Salon blog. Jessica Witty put together this amazing project tutorial using the new Tailored Tin Clear Set called Hip Hip Hooray. If you aren't familiar with Jessica's work, you are in for a treat; she is one of the most talented stampers I know. I hope you will take the time to read through it - it is very clever!

We just came back from a little trip to Toronto - one of my favorite cities. We had a great time! We walked all around, hitting the Taste of Danforth food festival, walking all along Queen St. and BEST OF ALL - seeing Crowded House and Pete Yorn at Massey Hall!!! Neil Finn is my all-time favorite songwriter and a remarkably talented musician. He is equally at home at the piano or on the guitar and his vocals are just effortless. I've been fortunate to have seen him perform several times before, once with his brother Tim two years ago in Pittsburgh, on a solo tour in London about seven years ago and then with Crowded House in 1989 when they performed at my college, SUNY Fredonia. He never ceases to amaze me.

Speaking of amazing, Pete! I've been itching to go to one his shows for about a year now, so when this panned out, I was pumped! So, funny thing is, I've been SO looking forward to just watching him play guitar; what did he play in Toronto? DRUMS. I seriously laughed out loud when he was given drumsticks. (He did play two mellow songs on guitar, which was great, but not exactly his most challenging guitar work, kwim?) Well, as it turns out, the drummer was detained at the border and not allowed into Canada, so Pete decided to play drums. Can I just tell you that he ROCKS as a drummer?! Blew me away! Yep, new crush...sigh.

While I realize this is a paper crafting blog, those of you who don't know me will find out that music is a huge part of my creating process. I love having great music blasting while I'm doing submission work!

OK, so for some paper crafting! This is a Back To School card featuring Paper Salon! It uses Karen Neuberger's Celebrate papers, as well as coordinating Year Round Celebrations stamps. It also has some Making Memories trim and brad and some Prima flowers.

My guys start back to school in two weeks! I can't believe how fast this summer has gone. I'm actually leaving with DH for a quick trip to Florence and Rome this weekend - we'll be back the night before school starts (as long as our teachers don't follow through on their threat to strike!). So between Toronto and Italy, I will have lots of pictures to share! I'm so excited! Ciao!

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