Sunday, January 15, 2012

Pterodactyl Soup

This morning my husband went to Mass with me. On Sunday's we usually go our separate ways - he at the Cathedral in the choir - me in the chapel on campus (NOT singing even one note). Today he had a reprieve from the choir (I guess they overdid themselves over the Christmas season...and needed a vocal rest). So...he 'made due' in 'my' teeny little chapel that would fit inside 'his' Cathedral.

Already seated in a pew, much to my pleasure three of  'my usual students' (my peeps) joined hubby and I. Two of the three girls sing in the university chamber choir. So I had the delight of being sandwiched between my bass singing husband and two lovely sopranos. I did try to pay attention to Mass but I must confess I was enthralled by the voices.

Following mass we all went to a local 'mom and pop' shop for breakfast. Only one of the girls had ever been to Harvey's. They had their heart set on a big ol' fashion breakfast complete with eggs, ham, hash browns, and pancakes. Until they saw the soup of the day was chicken dumpling soup. So...what to do? Lunch or breakfast? The solution? Order the breakfast Harvey Special PLUS a bowl of chicken dumpling soup! Hey! I guess when you are used to school cafeteria food - you tank up when you can!

The conversation was lively, included spontaneous singing, lots of teasing, references to movies, plans for weddings (none of them are engaged - two don't even have boyfriends), outbursts of laughter, and samples of their best pterodactyl imitations. I attempted at least three times to break the group up - with an "okay...we should probably get going..." but each endeavor led into another fork in the road of conversation. Three and a half hours later we were finally driving back home.

As we were leaving the restaurant my husband asked, "Is this a normal progression of conversation?" As I was nodding yes he said, "no wonder you get home late every day."

Now for the skinny on the card:  I really like the color yellow - especially when it is paired with white. I saw the challenge over at Little Red Wagon and just had to jump on board. I had so much fun with this stamp yesterday I decided to use it again.

Mellow Yellow
~Base card - PaperTrey Ink Select White
~Layer of Cosmo Cricket Garden Variety dry embossed using Cuttlebug and Swiss dots embossing folder
~Stamped image (Hampton Art Stamps Watercolor Daisy) - stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black colored with Prismacolors (blended using Goo Gone) - stamped on Cryogen White cardstock with edges smudged a bit
~Image layered on yellow mulberry paper and white cardstock
~White metal brad
Inspiration and Challenges
Little Red Wagon - yellow polka dot bikini
So Artful Challenges - color schemes
2 Sisters - use metal
Card Makin' Mamas - use something new (Prismacolors are new to me)

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  1. What a bright and cheery card! Thanks for playing with us at LRW!!

  2. Oh it sounds like y'all had so much fun!!! Wonderful way to spend time with fiends/students.
    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THIS!!! So pretty in all that yellow and just a classic beauty. Beautiful!

  3. This is a cheery card! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

  4. Love the story! I had a dinner like that a few weeks ago - I think we closed the place!

    Love the yellow + white. Thanks for joining us at So Artful!

  5. lovely bright card! Very cheerful!
    Thanks for joining us at So Artful Inspiration Challenge.



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