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Strength and hope

I recently hosted a swap with sets from the new mini catalog and this is the gorgeous card that Barb Stencel, one of my Demonstrators did, I love everything about it, the punching, the colors, and especially how she did the ribbon. Kudos Barb!!

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Stamp Set: Strength & Hope

Paper: Crumb Cake, Pretty in Pink, Always Artichoke DSP

Ink: Always Artichoke, Rose Red, Crumb Cake

Misc: Pretty in Pink 1/4" grosgrain, Stampin' Pastels, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Eyelet Border Punch, Basic Pearls

So did you watch it? Did you see American Idol? If not, stop reading.

Tonight was the results show and they started out with the Idols singing So Happy Together, and I really like the song, it was pitchy in spots, and I wonder how well they can hear each other.

They also had the Idols in Hells Kitchen with Chef Ramsey and it was so cute, they all had to cook an omelet, and Lauren got first, and Jacob's was second, so then they had to do a blind taste test to see who won, and one of the things was Tofu, and it was so funny cause Jacob ended up spitting it out and he guessed, lard or grease...ha!  Lauren ended up winning when she guessed hot dog.

Lady Bellybutton Antebellum sang and I love them, and boy does the girl ever look different with the darker hair. I know it has been like that for a while, but still when I see her I can't get over it.  I saw J-Lo listening to them, perhaps she was wondering if she should change her style of music?  Cause she sang later, some horrible song that we had to listen to already once this season, and then while she changed her clothes we had to watch a bit of her new video.  My guestion is?  Did she really need to change her clothes? or was her performance taped?  and they just pretended? Cause could she not have just sat down wearing her costume?  Plus she was pretty made up, glittery face paint and wild hair and all that and when she sat down she didn't look much different from earlier.

So when they were doing the whole kick off part they had James come up and then he had to stand on one side of the stage, then they had Lauren come up and she had to stand on the other side, the poor darling was crying already, of course the show went on and blah! blah! singing, then they had Jacob come up and they put him with Lauren, then they had Haley stand with James, then they had Scotty come up and Ryan actually told him that he really never was in the bottom two with Casey, cause he never has been bottom two...what is this show rigged or something? do they draw on our emotions? they wouldn't do that would they?  So then Ryan said that Scotty was safe and told him to go stand with the pair he thought were also safe, and of course he said he would not, so then Ryan walked him over to James and Haley and said they were all safe. So they sat down and it was Jacob & Lauren, and thank goodness Lauren was safe.  So Jacob sang his last song, and basically he sang, and screamed and yodeled till the show went off the air.

So bottom four next week, it's getting down to the nitty gritty! I wonder if it will be judges choice for song?

This old gal is off to bed, well as soon as Private Practice is over...10 more minutes, will Charlotte & Cooper get married? Hmmm...

Have an awesome Friday and thanks for stopping in.

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