Saturday, May 19, 2012

Graduation Time and Jazz with John Pizzarelli!


Hello Friends!  How are you?  I hope that all is well in your neck of the woods!  Last night, my darling husband and I had the pleasure of meeting John Pizzarelli.  (If you live in the New England area and have heard the Foxwood's Casino song, then you have had the pleasure of hearing John Pizzarelli.)  We went to Sculler's Jazz Club in Boston (a belated celebration of my 40th birthday) and had a simply wonderful evening!  John Pizzarelli is an amazing jazz guitarist and he is (rightfully so) part of the John Pizzarelli Quartet, which is also quite talented.  They played some of the new songs from their latest recording, Double Exposure, and some of my favorite Frank Sinatra standards.  It was just a marvelous evening, and to top it off, we had the chance to meet with him for a few moments after the performance.  All and all, being forty is looking pretty good!

Now, onto my card.  I just didn't have the time to post yesterday because of all of the celebrating that was going on after school.  So here I am, a little late, with this week's Blogger's Challenge (Graduation theme) and I combined it with the sketch from the My Favorite Things Wednesday Stamp Club.  (You can click on the links above to play along too.)  One of my co-workers needed a graduation card for her daughter, and this is what I came up with.  The My Favorite Things a' la modes Grad Girl is colored up with Copic Markers (E000, E00, E01, E13, E15, E40, E41, G02, G07, R11, Y32, and Y35) and layered with black card stock.  The patterned papers are from the Portrait Collection from Crate Paper.  My other accents include the Die-namics Double Open Scallop Border, Satin Ribbon, Classic and Scallop Oval Nestabilities, and a Pearl Flourish from Recollections.  I hope that this will be perfect for Nicole's college graduation.

Thank you so much for taking a moment to stop by and visit with me.  Have a beautiful weekend!  Until next time...Toodles!  :D 

8 comments:

Linda Monroe said...

Happy belated birthday. I'm so glad you he a nice time in the city. I love your card. Are your school colors green. I know many are and this gown is darling in the bright color.

tonistamps said...

Great card Kim! She will LOVE getting this card for gradution. And a happy birthday to you as well!

Nancy Thomas said...

A great take on the MFT sketch - I love the bright greens on the cap and gown as well as they spray of pearls. Lovely graduation card. Happy belated birthday!!

Tammy said...

Awww this is so cute Kim!! I love that image and your fabulous details! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!
Hugs, Tammy

Basement Stamper said...

Happy Belated Birthday, sounds like you all had a great time seeing the Jazz band. Your graduation card is gorgeous, love that image.

Lisa Somerville said...

Such a cute graduation card - lovely design and papers! Hope you had a wonderful birthday!

Wanda G (stampcat) said...

Hi Kimberly! What a fun story! Happy belated Birthday and so happy to hear you had a great time! Love your cute graduation card! Have a great week. :-)

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This is FABULOUS Kimberly! LOVE this!!