We're off to Pennsylvania tomorrow for Nick & Jill's 2nd wedding, the big one. Here are some cards I made for the occasion.
To Nick & Jill from Paul.
To Nick & Jill from Mom & Dad. Similar to this anyway, as I recall - I think I forgot to scan it before I gave it to Mom a few weeks ago. I think it was this theme but probably one of my square cards.
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This year Mom and Gretchen got me hooked on dance shows - Dancing with the Stars
and So You Think You Can Dance
. I knew nothing, zip, zero about dance so it's been very enlightening and entertaining. For someone who used to be such a reality show snob (sorry, they're called unscripted shows now, aren't they?), I can't believe I got so caught up in these kids on So You Think You Can Dance
. And as I told Gretchen, I think I have a bit of a girl crush on the host, Cat Deeley. She's just as cute as can be and quite perfect, in terms of hosting. Ahh, to be 7-feet tall, thin, blond and British.
What surprised me though, is how emotional some of these dances make me feel. It's the story behind the dance, I suppose, but it's all part of it. That Mia Michaels routine about her dad who passed away a couple of years ago - totally got to me.
Then today I was watching the Tivoed performance show of this week, the final week. When Danny danced his solo to We are the Champions
, I got kinda teary. That probably had more to do with learning he was adopted at age 10 and wondering what his life was like before that. I watched him dance that three times.
And who doesn't like a handsome young Asian man with a funny personality and wacky hair, I ask you?? All the b-boys and girls, but especially Hok, totally amazed me with their break dancing.
I still don't get krumping.
In other guilty pleasures, I continue my Design Star
addiction from last year. (Design Star
is the only show where I've actually voted. For the winner, I might add.) And I'm finding Bravo to be really stepping up. I've always loved Kathy Griffin's D List
show. I even like the Hey Paula
trainwreck. And I love, love, love Flipping Out
. It's laugh out loud funny to me and that's rare. Now I'm worried I'm going to like a new show in the fall, that looks so bad, I'm going to have
to give it a try. When I say bad, you know it's on Fox. It's called Kitchen Nightmares
:Inspired by one of the UK’s biggest hits, KITCHEN NIGHTMARES is seen in more than 50 territories around the globe, and the series reveals a whole new side to Ramsay. He’s still prone to the explosive outbursts and spectacular confrontations familiar to fans of HELL’S KITCHEN, but he also shows his sensitive and nurturing side -- a unique blend of fury, passion, inspirational leadership and tough love that can turn a small spark of talent into a roaring flame
Gretchen watches Welcome to the Parker
so I'm just starting that one now. God bless Tivo.
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You'd think I would be getting a lot of Pine Tree Designs
stitching and cardmaking done with all this TV watching, wouldn't you? Never enough, I'm always in a state of panic. But I've started outsourcing some of the work. Mom and Pam are going to stitch my business cards. And I've been talking to Steve about taking over the business end of it. He would absolutely love that, be great at it and he's more than willing.
I guess this is how little companies grow, isn't it? True to form for all business owners, I'm sure, it feels weird, to let go of things. But good, especially to people I love and trust..