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Music in my Soul

Last Thursday night was the end of season First United Methodist Church of North Little Rock, Arkansas Handbell Choir party!  I know what you're thinking; how can I get in on a rockin' party like that?? You can't.  You're just going to have to be jealous...LOL

We had a great season and played one of our hardest pieces on Mother's Day!  As much as I look forward to rehearsals starting in September, I also look forward to them ending in May.  It's nice to have nothing to do for a few months of Thursdays.

After all of the hard work that our director, Sandra, puts in I wanted to put in some hard work for her. I made her a set of eight notecards as part of our Thank You gift.  I wanted them to be music themed, but not so musical that she could only use them for music people!

I decided to use the Sheet Music Background Stamp stamped in Sahara Sand with other images stamped on top in Black Memento ink and then colored with Blends!  In my head this looked really strik…
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Happy Mother's Day!

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I have always loved Blue Willow kitchen and dish ware. I actually love all of the variations on the Chinese motifs that have the blue image on a white background. If you aren't familiar with Blue Willow Dishware, here is an example.

And here's a funny digital version of the pattern!

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