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Thanks for visiting my blog. As the title suggests, I love to scrapbook, stamp, and sing! I will share cards and scrapbook pages I create, as well as information about my music - Barbershop harmony.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Exciting news - I'm a Hero Hostess!!!

Big news for me today - Hero Arts, a fabulous stamping company, featured me on their Blog today!  I was invited to be a Hero Hostess on their Flickr group.  This is a huge honor, just so all my non-cardmaking friends know!  I've met so many wonderful people through this group since I joined in August '09.  I can't wait to "give back" to all of them for their inspiration and support.

Here's the card they featured on the Blog; link to the instruction page here.  I sent Hero Arts a photo with a different background but I took this brighter photo yesterday (too late to send them!) when we finally had some sunshine here!!  Our theme for the week is friendship and I dedicate this card to all the great friends I've meet through Hero Arts and their Flickr group!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Singing Valentines

I love Valentine's Day (my birthday!) so much, mainly because my chorus does Singing Valentines as a fund-raiser.  We have a lot of fun, going out as quartets, to sing a song for the purchaser's loved one.  I wish I could share all the amazing times we've had doing this.  Embarrassing a burly truck driver in front of his cheering coworkers about being a "buttercup" (from the old song Cuddle Up a Little Closer) or singing for a tiny child undergoing treatment at the Shriner's Hospital (still brings tears to my eyes!).

This year I'm excited to report that my former quartet Chord Company (we retired last summer but still sing in chorus together) will record a video Valentine!  The chorus will be able to send the YouTube link by email.  Don't you love technology!  There's even a special for sending a Valentine to someone in the military.  The advertising flyer includes a photo of Chord Company wearing our red contest suit from last year.  Not this photo - this is one we took with my camera - suit looks more rose colored here; I'm on the left.

For more info - go to http://www.cityoflakes.org/

Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!  I'm hoping to finish a card I started last week and have redesigned about three times!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

A Valentine Exchange

Here's my first post!  This is the card I made for the 2011 Hero Arts Flickr group Valentine exchange.  Organized by sweet Anita Rex, I sent this card to Carol in Ohio.  I just love the white dotted Bazzill paper and the fun plaid Basic Grey paper (from Eskimo Kisses, a Christmas paper but hey...).  Stamps come from a wonderful new Hero Arts set CL500 Love Every Day.  I love the font of the sentiment.

Valentine's day is my favorite holiday for obvious reasons.  And I love heart images like this one!