So as I did up my swap for Robin, I did my Queen Bee card, I had on Micheal Jackson's This is It. Wow it was amazing, I could hardly take my eyes off it, so it took me longer then it should have to do the swap cards. That would have been quite the live show. I loved the chick that played the guitar, she was incredible, that would be fun to do (in my next lifetime). If you get a chance to watch it, you should. I am so glad that they filmed all these practices and stuff, it is nice to see Micheal Jackson doing what he loved, and boy he still could move, and he looked like he was really having a blast.
I also saw a commercial today that made me smile. It is for True Beauty and it shows a Down Syndrome girl being crowned the Queen at prom, and all the kids cheering and it reminded me of when Eric was in high school and he was on the football team.
At the end of the year, Eric's teacher called us and said to make sure we came to the awards ceremony cause Eric was going to get an award. I figured they were going to make up an award…not in a mean way but Eric did not play tons of times, and a lot of times he played in this other extra quarter, so that all the kids on the team got a chance. I loved that. They even let Eric run with the ball and get a touchdown twice, and he ran like the bionic man, that kid could move. Too funny they had been practicing this and Eric did not even tell us. In fact Jeff was at the game and was screaming and hollering as Eric ran with the ball, and the coach said later "come back next week, we're gonna do it again!"
I don't really know much sports stuff, never really was into them in school either. So anyway, the coach got up and talked about the next award and how hard the player played, did his best and all that, and then he said Eric got the Player's Choice award, and Jeff and I were in tears, and Jeff was like "that is a real award". Jeff had to explain later that it was his team mates that vote or decide who got the award and they gave it to Eric. It was nice afterwards seeing all the players coming up to Eric and patting him on the back and congratulating him. It made all those times when kids weren't so nice to him fade away, and realize kids will be kids, and when they grew up and matured they were all pretty cool.
One of the things I like to do is make a card right out of the catalog. I tweaked this one a bit cause I wanted to color the hydrangea. I think this might be one of my favorite new sets. I love the sets with all the details. Don't forget you can get it for free if you sign up to be a Demonstrator before the end of the month. When you order the new color kit it comes with it. Neat eh?
Paper: Early Espresso, Blushing Bride, Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Watercolor paper
Ink: Jetblack Stazon, Blushing Bride, Regal Rose, Pear Pizzazz, Garden Green
Misc: Champagne Mist shimmer paint, White Satin, Scallop trim border punch
This is a 4×4 card.
Well Jeff and I watched Leverage, and it was so great, and I just finished watching True Blood, I did not realize how tall and lanky Eric was…what a handsome guy, no wonder my girlfriend Mandy loves him.
So it's late and my pillow is hollering at me. Have a great Monday and thanks for stopping in.
Nice post. Made me cry. Happy tears!
Jacqui Lines says
Pretty pretty card. It made me cry reading that story about Eric again.
I wish I had of been there to see it.
I often craft to Michael
I loved your story about Eric's award! Made me feel good! Warmest wishes to all of you!
Huge congrats to Eric on his award! I think Players Choice awards are the most special! I love that his school had those extra innings for the kids who didn't get to play as much. I wish they all did that, because those kids will take those memories with them for the rest of their lives! Oh, and I love, love, love your card! Fantastic coloring as usual! Can't wait to get that set.
Carey Rogers says
OK, tears were welling up when I read that story about Eric. How wonderful for him and for you as parents.
Haven't watched Leverage yet- don't tell me about it- I have it recorded to watch with DH.
Love, love, love the card. The colors are beautiful. Because of the way you colored it the card looks like it has depth to it. I have to finish my swaps so I can get my new fun things out and play. Have a good Monday.
aka Roscoe's mommy
Juliana Bibas says
That's so funny about Michael Jackson–I watched This is It this weekend too and had the same reaction! It's amazing to me that he was 50 when all that was filmed. The guy still had chops!
Also big congrats on Eric's award–that is quite nifty, if you ask me.
Alexander Skarsgaard is pretty yummy, but I still prefer Bill (or Edward anyday, for that matter!)
Oh, and love the card too!
Love the card. Should be getting "Because I Care" in the mail today. Yippee! Karen
Ah, Eric getting the award brought tears to my eyes! Good story.