Monday, April 21, 2008

Big Birthday Candle AND Billy Joel!

Sorry I stayed away all weekend! Saturday was busy with errands and Sunday...well, let me tell you what we did! We went to the Billy Joel Concert in town. Oh my! That man STILL has such a great voice! He played all his old (and my favorite!!) songs...finishing with Piano Man. His band was excellent...several saxes, two drummers, two electric guitar players. Billy Joel was in form...cracking jokes about how much older he was than the last time he was in Columbus, about his ex-wives and his loss/graying of hair. Because my husband's bank helped sponsor the event, we had seats 5 rows from the floor and to the side...within "spittin" distance as my hubby would say. We really had a great time! We saw him in concert about 18 years ago when he was touring with Elton John. Now THAT was a concert, too!

Well...on to the purpose why you stopped by, right? Here is the card that I made for the Control Freaks swap...we were to use any new set in the last catalog...thank goodness it was a small swap (18) because cutting out all those candles! Oh my! Patty Bennett gave me the inspiration for the fold. The base of the card is made with Pumpkin Pie cut 4 x 12 and scored at 4 and 8, then the center panel is scored diagonally (top left to bottom right) making an inside pocket when collapsed that holds a gift card or money. I used the fabulous Jersey Shore DSP paper on the front and inside (note to self...order MORE!). I cut 3 candles (Brilliant Blue, Pumpkin Pie and Wild Wasabi) and 3 flames (Summer Sun) for each card. On the flames, I sponged some pumpkin pie ink in the centers, covered with Tombow Multipurpose glue and then Dazzling Diamonds glitter. They SPARKLE so pretty! I stamped Make a Wish from the Big Birthday Candle set and I used the Happy Everything set for the inside with Basic Gray ink. This is a fun set to stamp!

This week I need to prepare for a couple upcoming classes AND get my schedule of classes worked out for NEXT month! I'm behind doing that...the weather has been nice and I think I have a little Spring Fever! lol!


1 comment:

Wife2TJ said...

Cute card! I LOVE Billy Joel. He has always been a favorite of mine!