Ugh, I'm so exhausted. My husband, children, and I all went to 'Lifefest' in Oshkosh, Wisconsin for three days. Its a Outdoor Christian Music Festival. We saw all the big names in the Christian Music Industry: Toby Mac, Barlow Girls, Leland, Cutlass, Skillet, etc. and a lot of really hard, acid-rock groups that I don't even remember the names of. My husband and son just love that type of music, whereas I'm more 'light rock'. Anyhow, we were up at 8:00 a.m. everyday, and never got to bed before 1:00 a.m. I rarely go to bed past 10:00 p.m., so I just feel terrible right now: like a truck ran me over. I even took a two hour nap when I came home, and I still feel physically sick. I started to think I was too old for rock concerts, but, then I remembered, I never liked them, even when I was a teenager. So it really has nothing to do with age. LOL! My husband is the type of concert-goer who loves to stand in the pit and bounce, scream his head off, and sing along. I, on the other hand, prefer to sit quietly and observe the concert in my nice comfy folding chair in the back. I even embarrassed him when I brought a tote along filled with Copic Markers and some digital images to color and everyone walking by wondered why this lady was just sitting there 'coloring' like a two year old. I said to my husband, 'Well now you know how I feel when you fall asleep at a Musical Theatre show!' LOL! Anyhow, I think it will be a long time before we try that again as a family. Especially since the whole thing cost us about $600 and I didn't even enjoy myself. I could have gone to 6 Broadway Musicals at that price! LOL!
Onto my card for today. I actually made this one several weeks ago for a Featured Stamper Challenge on Splitcoastampers. The Featured Stamper was Dawn Lusk and here is her original card: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1142855?cat=500+ppuser=19913 I kept the same layout, but changed everything else. My image is 'Just Nutty' from Clear Dollar Stamps and it says 'Happy Birthday' inside. The squirrel was colored with Prismacolored Pencils and Gamosol and is popped up on dimensionals. The paper is DCWV 'The Green Stack'. Card stock colors are So Saffron, Going Grey, White, and Close to Cocoa.
Have a great day. I think it will be awhile before I am physically recovered from my latest adventure. I'm working non-stop for the next three days. When it rains it pours! LOL! Amy
Amy this is absolutely ADORABLE!!! OOOO I just LOVE that little critter and that paper!!! What a darling card girl!!ReplyDelete
BTW Amy I soooo feel your pain those concerts are exhausting..I have been to the ALIVE festival here in Ohio...WOW it sure can wear you out but I am sure it was a BLAST!!...get some rest...hugs!ReplyDelete
This guy is adorable. Great card.ReplyDelete
I hope you recover quickly from the outdoor concert. I've done that before as the chaperone for our youth, too much sun and the music gets a bit old after a while for me.
How "stinking" cute is this little guy!! Well done my friend!!ReplyDelete
Sorry you're so exhausted ... hope you have a chance to get caught up on a little more rest this week. I CAN'T even imagine ... I am definately TOO OLD for that sort of thing!!!
What a darling card!! Love your image coloring and the papers and ribbon to boot!ReplyDelete
Just adorable. I love the ribbon treatment. Get some rest!ReplyDelete
I am cracking up at your story. That is so funny about bringing the copics and coloring. You gotta love a stamper. LOL. This card is really cute. I love the image. The paper is really cool. Have not seen them. I can so relate to rock concerts. I am getting old...ReplyDelete
You card is adorable! Fabulous colouring! I used to love those concerts when I was a teenager, but now I find them exhausting too. I'm more particular about my music now...back then I liked it all!ReplyDelete
Oh these colors are AWESOME!!ReplyDelete
I like your choice of tree paper with your adorable squirrel image.ReplyDelete
What a bummer than you spent that much money and didn't even enjoy yourself! The last concert I went to was Peter, Paul and Mary (did I just date myself :-)! but it was pretty mellow. Hopefully you'll catch up on your sleep soon and feel yourself again.
This is adorable Amy!ReplyDelete
This little fellow is adorable! I think I own that stamp....will have to dig it out...you inspired me! :)
I just love this little squirrel and the tree background is perfect!ReplyDelete
I am with you on the concert thing. I hear the beat punding in my ears for days after I get home.
Darling layout, and I love that ribbon too, amy--great job! I would like to carry my markers and color next week during our family reunion. Do you think that woul dbe okay? ;-DReplyDelete