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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.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Showtime and A Cut Above class homework

It's been a while again - oh well, I try... Thought I'd do a post including some of the Singin' part of my blog! 

Since I last posted, my chorus, City of Lakes Chorus, had a successful 60th Anniversary show "60Carat Harmony" (April 14th) at Bethel University.  Yes, the chorus (not me!) has been around for 60 years!!  What a great history of camaraderie and harmony!

We sang 12 songs, including "How We Sang Today" with any past members from the past 60 years who wanted to come onstage.  It was so fun to see some familiar faces!  My former quartet, Chord Company which retired about a year + 1/2 ago, got to sing at the after show party we call an Afterglow.  Here we are in the dressing room wearing our chorus costume.  That's a lot of glitter there! 

Here's a photo of the whole chorus, courtesy of Annette our videographer.  Can you find the 4 of us?  Hint - two are in the front row and two are in the center section.


And if you'd like to see a clip of  the chorus singing "So Long Dearie", go here.

Speaking of anniversaries, here's card I made today for my parents' anniversary next Monday.  I'm taking the latest Online Card Class - A Cut Above so I brought out a Tim Holtz die cut "Bird on a Branch".  Since it was an anniversary card, I thought it should have 2 birds so I cut a mirror image & cut that bird off its branch.  Added part of cut branch going down on the card.  The inked background used the Distress Stain with Rock Candy Distress Stickles technique I learned in Tim's Creative Chemistry 101 online class.  Very shimmery in real life.  Stamps are from my favorite company, Hero Arts.  The grey bird is stamped with the Newspaper Background; the blue bird is patterned paper from My Mind's Eye.  I doodled a bit on the branch using my new Distress Markers.  (Yes - they came into my LSS finally - the entire set!!)  I am NOT a good doodler - oh well, my parents will love it anyway :)


Hope you had a fun and crafty weekend!  Thanks for stopping by!!

14 comments:

Brenda said...

Oh what a really beautiful photo of you Linda! You look so happy to be there! Love your gorgeous card with those birdies and awesome colours!

Virginia L. said...

What an amazing photo and video--I think I saw you around 1:42-1:46)! glorious performance! Your card is so intricate and beautiful!!What a work of art! I know your parents are going to love it! HUGS to you, Linda!

Barb said...

Such a pretty photo of the four of you, Linda! Sounds like you had lots of fun! Love your card! The two birds are perfect sittin' on the branch together - love all the stamping too! Hugs to you! :)

Sue McRae said...

What a talented group of singers Linda, it's so fun to see you and your "girls" all smiling and sparkly!

Anita Recksiedler said...

I love seeing photos from your singing, you look so great in that photo! :> Sounds like so much fun! Love your card it's so pretty! I love the brids, the papers you used, and the stamps! :> I think you should make a framed piece like this for your house! It's that pretty!

Dawn said...

Fabulous card Linda. I bet your parents will love it. And what a great photo of you and your friends. Sounds like an amazing show.

Maureen Morton said...

I was wondering when we would get a musical update - what great photos and I can just hear the melodies! I grew up with a Dad in Barbershop, so I feel right at home. Love this card - so perfect for an anniversary! You are doing a great job on your class homework! Ha!

Cindy C. said...

You ladies look fabulous! And the card is so charming!

Greta said...

What a lovely card for your folks, Linda. LOVE seeing your quartet & chorus. Looks like a lot of fun--would love to have seen the show! I'm going to check out the link.

Robin K. said...

Thanks for sharing such great pics Linda!! You and your singing buds look great in all that bling!!! Your anniversary card is fantastic - way to rock those techniques we learned!!!

Heather Maria said...

Oh you ladies all look so glam, Linda! Loved seeing the video and yes I did spot you! As always wonderful singing!

The anniversary card you made for your mum and dad is so special! The birds are adorable and I thought what you call doodling on the branch was stamped, so your doodling looks perfect to me! I'm sure your mum and dad love it!

Kathy (krolski) said...

You look great in the photo! Your card is gorgeous too! Your parents will love it.

ivy said...

what pretty birds!

did i ever tell you my parents are part of the chinese choir? they sing both chinese & english songs mixed in with dancing. my dad is an active ballroom dancer too!

Karen L K said...

A really nice card! I am just taking the class at my own pace. Nice with the two birds on it.