Well hello Monday! I am still floating around in a musically-induced high after what was undoubtedly the highlight of my summer - getting to experience the amazing Avett Brothers in concert at Red Rocks! Even the early evening rain couldn't dampen our spirits as Mike, Ali and Ryan I and waited for Scott and Seth to take the stage (and a few beers didn't hurt, either!)
The concert was everything I could have hoped for and much more. These guys are just so, so talented. And the love they have for the music and performing is contagious - I got goosebumps when they played my favorite songs. Seeing them live has only made me love them more. It was an unrivaled experience in an incredible venue (and I will now be perpetually stalking the etown website to see when the broadcast of this concert will air so I can re-live it all!)
And an unexpected bonus? I finally got to meet my Simple Sister, Elizabeth Dillow (even if it was only for a few minutes in line for the women's restroom!)
So today I wanted to share two of my pages from the Jenni Bowlin Mercantile kit. The kit sold out (no surprise, since it's a fabulous collection of goodies AND an exclusive JBS stamp and acrylic mask!). So just a heads up - mark your calendars for midnight on August 1 to get your hands on next month's kit - it's gonna go fast too!
R & E | supplies: cardstock (Bazzill, Core'dinations) + patterned paper (My Mind's Eye Joy Woodgrain, My Mind's Eye Buddies Herringbone, Sassafras Lass Kindle, Sassafras Lass Beaming) + JBS stamp + JBS ink (Chewing Gum, Cough Syrup) + American Crafts alpha + My Mind's Eye brads + EK Success scallop punch + Uniball Signo pen + shoelace, vintage ticket & label, vintage fabric circle, date stamp
I created my own patterned paper using the Soda Water stamp, alternating Chewing Gum and Cough Syrup inks in a checkerboard pattern. I stamped on Bazzill White Orange Peel, which because of the texture, makes the stamped image a bit imperfect. If you want a clearer image, I'd suggest using the Bazzill Simply Smooth.
Cutie Pie | supplies: Bazzill cardstock + patterned paper (My Mind's Eye Boy Tapestry, Sassafras Lass Beaming) + Maya Road kraft doily + Sassafras flower stickers + JBS stamp & acrylic mask + JBS Malted Milk ink + American Crafts alpha + My Mind's Eye brads + Courier font + vintage book page, machine stitching
Here I used the butterfly template to trace the shape onto white cardstock and trim it out. Then I stamped the Soda Water (with Malted Milk ink) to add some detail to it. I added several rows of (messy) machine stitching around the edges to highlight the shape on my page.
Hope you all have a great Monday! I'll leave you with one of my favorite Avett Brothers' lyrics (because they have definitely made my world a better place!)
We came for salvation
We came for family
We came for all that's good that's how we'll walk away
We came to break the bad
We came to cheer the sad
We came to leave behind the world a better way.
--Avett Brothers, Salvation Song