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Hello Cherry Blossoms

Can you tell I used to be a cheerleader? Here's a shot of me having some fun downtown DC at the tidal basin to see the Cherry Blossoms. This was my first visit ever. That is quite a shocker to me since I grew up about 30 minutes outside of the city. I started thinking about how most students who grew up outside of the area traveled to DC on field trips and visited all of the monuments and museums. Our schools only visited DC about 5 times...if that! So, I thought I had a lot of catching up to do! How can I be from a city and know nothing about it! My husband took this shot of me jumping in the air. I'm directly under a cherry blossom tree and there were also weeping willows in the area near the tidal basin as well. Pay no attention to my shoes. Those shoes 'were made for walking!'

My husband took this artistic shot of me in the Metro. We took the metro from Pentagon City where we were engaged (on TLC's Perfect Proposal - another story) to Arlington National Cemetery, where my father is buried. His headstone was recently completed and it was our first visit since the burial. It turned out to be a beautiful day after the forecasts called for rain. Needless to say, I got a chance to reflect on many memories and made some too!

So, last night I finally got a chance to hide in my studio and do some paper art! I was on a roll and completed four cards, which is highly unusual, so I guess my fun-filled weekend was much needed! I chose to share this card today since it is pink and brown, similar to a cherry blossom! I used Marvy Uchida Corrugator bubbles paper crimper to emboss the circles in the pink solid cardstock at the top. The polka dot pink patterned paper is BoBunny Blush Dot. Pink and brown ribbon is used to divide the two sections of the card. "Hello" is stamped on two circle die-cuts using nestabilities. Each side of the circle is embellished with Prima vintage brown blooms. The center of the flowers are pink jeweled brads.

I have a lot of new and bold ideas to share, so I hope you can stop by tomorrow. Thanks for coming by today!

1 comment:

M. Newell said...

It was one of those days that you were really able to see a complete circle of life and beauty. Eventhough it wasn't necessarily very much to it - it meant a great deal to spend this day with you and Nichole. I really enjoyed myself and I look forward to our next outing:)!

I am still tripping on how high you jumped:)! LOL! Still got it huh!?

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