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Sunday, May 23, 2010

Beate's Fresh & Fun

I need to share this ladies blog. I lost track of her a few months ago. I'm so glad to have found her again. She is very inspiring!

Graduation Cards

I have two graduations to celebrate this year, one for my niece, Leandra and one for my dear friend's daughter, Keelie Jo. Congrats girls and and Godspeed!
Here's a tutorial showing how to make a Tassel. Here's where I found the cap template

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Mother's Day Card

I'm posting this after the fact, but I thought I'd share the card I made for my Mom this year. used Spellbinders Fleur de Lis Shapeabilities for the medallion and Scalloped Edge Frameabilities for the frame. The DP is Basic Grey.

Jazzy Paper Designs Challenge #8

This is the inpiration piece for Jazzy Paper Designs Challenge this week! Isn't it cool? AND we have a great sponsor this week! ......2 Cute Rubber Stamps!!! Heidi is the owner and she has the cutest rubber and digi stamps.
Regarding our inspiration piece: Bob Brookmeyer is an American jazz trombonist, pianist and arranger. He was born in 1929 and is 81 years old now and he continues to perform. He presently teach jazz composition at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston Mass. He has also worked extensively as a composer and conductor in Europe. He started a school in the Netherlands teaching improvisation and composition. He received an Emmy Award Nomination for his 2005 Album Spirit Music. You can hear a sample of his music here.

I enjoyed this color combo and I can't wait to see what everyone else comes up with! The DP is from the collection of DCWV Nana's Kitchen.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Jazzy Paper Designs Challenge #7: Art Tatum

Good morning! Tenia has a really cool challenge for us this week!
The colors of our inspiration piece are Black, Grey and Ivory. This turns out to be a perfect combination for a wedding I'm attending later this month. These are their colors!
The Jazzy Inspiration piece is this album cover for Art Tatum.

I used Spellbinders Fleur de Lis Shapeabilities for the medallion and Scalloped Edge Frameabilities for the frame. The DP is Paper Studio.

We are being sponsored this week by Cosmo Cricket! The Jazzy winner will receive the Material Girl collection pictured here. You have until May 15th to participate. So join in the fun!

Arthur "Art" Tatum Jr. (October 13, 1909 – November 5, 1956) was an American jazz pianist and virtuoso. He was nearly blind since childhood. Tatum is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest jazz pianists of all time. Critic Scott Yanow wrote, "Tatum's quick reflexes and boundless imagination kept his improvisations filled with fresh (and sometimes futuristic) ideas that put him way ahead of his contemporaries ... Art Tatum's recordings still have the ability to scare modern pianists." A child prodigy with perfect pitch, Tatum learned to play by ear, picking out church hymns by the age of three, learning tunes from the radio and copying piano-roll recordings his mother owned. He developed an incredibly fast playing style, without losing accuracy. Tatum built upon stride and classical piano influences to develop a novel and unique piano style. He introduced a strong, swinging pulse to jazz piano, highlighted with spectacular cadenzas that swept across the entire keyboard. Here's a sample of his music: Tatum

Have a great day!