Thursday, April 11, 2013

A Whiter Shade of Pale

I love listening to classic rock.  It brings back memories of middle school and that time in my life when there were no worries about money, responsibility, yada yada yada.

My family had a cottage in the mountains where my mom & brothers & I would spend just about all summer.  My mom lives up there now, right on the Allegheny River.  Talk about a privileged childhood - we were blessed to have access to a boat we used to fish & waterski with, a motorbike to ride the trails in the woods on, and great friends to hang out with day & night.  Our gang was out from daylight to dark, hiking & 'biking the trails and swimming & boating in the river; and when the days were too hot or rainy to be outside, we hung out in our friend's trailer listening to Fleetwood Mac, Paul McCartney & Wings, the Beatles, and other "oldies".  One of my favorites was always Procol Harum's A Whiter Shade of Pale.  Never really understood the lyrics, and I was only about 4 years old when it actually came out, but it's just a cool song.  (Hey, it's probably about drugs, but what did I know, sheltered child that I was??)

This card was done for a Dare to Get Dirty challenge last year on Split Coast Stampers, to do a white-on-white creation.  I think I may have blogged this one before, but it's so pretty, I thought it deserved a re-run :-)
Everything used here is Stampin' Up!, but the Sweetest Stem die & the Flower Burst die are retired.  I used 4 different embossing folders to add texture to the card front and for the larger oval.  A touch of blue finishes it off.  Later, I ended up covering the "J" with a different sentiment when I needed a card for a friend :-)  This may be one I re-create one of these days, though - kinda forgot how much I liked it!
I think I'll settle back this coming weekend, look up some videos on You Tube of my old faves, and stamp something.  How about you?
Happy stampin'!

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