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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, November 11, 2012

Scramble 52 and a chorus medal!!

Hi everyone - hope you're having a great Sunday!  I was excited to be able to participate in Hero Hostess sister, Kathy's Scramble today over on the Hero Arts Flickr Group.  Theme - use a background stamp and a border punch - so simple and effective.  Here's my card:
Merry Merry Merry Scramble
As I've done before, and many others before me, I did the background with white on kraft - so yummy, especially with Colorbox Frost White ink - love it!!  Hero Arts created the delightful Holiday Background cling stamp that I've used for many Christmas cards since I bought it last year.  The border punch is EK Success's Bracket Edger - love this too!  And my snowflake is three layers of felt embellishments also by Hero Arts.  The cute little circle tag is from a Tim Holtz die by Sizzix and I used kraft string twine from May Arts - love them both!  The striped paper is not from a Christmas paper pad at all - I dug around for something with some navy and purple and found a My Mind's Eye Lime Twist paper pad - perfect.  And I won one Kathy's random draw prizes - yay, thanks, Kathy!

Now for the big news - just got back last Sunday from Denver where my chorus City of Lakes Chorus earned a 7th place (in the world!!!) medal in the Sweet Adelines International chorus contest.  We had a great time - lots of rehearsals and make-up, camaraderie and yummy food, beautiful city and friendly people, balmy weather and exquisite mountain views.

Here's the early a.m. view (that's the moon setting) from our 17th floor Downtown Sheraton hotel room:
And here I am with my friend Ferne from California.  She's a Queen of Harmony, hence the crown.  She sang baritone (like me!) with the Shalimars back in the 60s.
I'm in my semi-finals costume complete with our new jewelry - oops, my necklace is rather askew!

And here I am with my dear friend Connie - we're in our finals round costume.
I'm certainly glad I don't have to wear false eyelashes and red lipstick every day!!  Our finals package was a parody of the QVC shopping channel - we were SASN (Sweet Adelines Shopping Network) where you could buy all the fabulous things you need to look glam, including an "all-in-one".  One of the members disappeared behind a screen to don her "all-in-one" foundation garment; a different member (a foot taller and a few sizes smaller) popped out instead - got a good laugh on that one!!

We had last week off from rehearsal; this week we'll be able to review our contest videos and then move on to Christmas music for our December 8th show.  No rest for us busy singers!!

Hope you had a great weekend doing what you love.  Thanks for stopping!


Greta said...

Congrats, Linda! Wow--your chorus got a medal & you won a Scramble prize! Thanks for sharing the pics--can tell you have a lot of fun--wish I could see a concert! Loved your card on Flickr--beautifully done!

Lin said...

You already know I love your card from this afternoon, Linda. Thanks so much for sharing the pictures and memories from your competition. You are talented in many ways! Congratulations on improving your standing from last year, too!

Sue McRae said...

Congrats on your big win in Denver Linda, it's so fun to see pics of you all glammed up!

Congrats on your win with your festive card over at the Scramble!

Brenda said...

Wow Linda! You are quite the star! Huge congratulations on that 7th place, how totally awesome! And I love your card, so beautiful on kraft with that dark navy blue here and there!

Cecilia Hsieh said...

Congrats on your win at the Scramble as well as in Denver. It's a beautiful card, love white on Kraft!

Dawn said...

Well done to you and your team mates Linda. That is amazing to get so high in the competition.
Great card for the challenge today. I thought about you as I was sitting in a meeting at work at 9.00am Mon morning... wishing I could be crafting

Maureen Morton said...

How I would love to hear you sing! What a great honor you have received and what a magnificent gift you have to share! Wow. A big congrats. We just returned from Denver, too - lovely place. Your card is so warm and cozy - love the home-spun look with all the yummy textures. You are just too darn much in the talent department! Yay!

Anita Rex said...

What a lovely Holiday card! Love reading about your singing competition and yay for 7th place medal awesome in the whole world! I so enjoy the photos!!! Looks like so much fun!