Monday, January 28, 2008

How Was YOUR Weekend?

Happy Monday! I'm pleased to say we didn't lose power, surprisingly enough, even though it rained the entire weekend. Today the sun is out and it's just gorgeous outside.

Our weekend was really busy but the highlight was on Saturday. My son, David, is a terrific musician. He attends a high school that is ranked as having one of the top jazz programs in the country and we attend jazz festivals (competitions) regularly like some people do with athletics.
Saturday was the Folsom Jazz Festival, which is one of the larger ones with schools from several western states competing. Our high school happens to have three jazz bands at three different levels. David is in the highest band (AAAA). I'm so proud to say our band took first place in their division! Woohoo, go Rio! It's a big thrill to see these kids who are so passionate about music and the arts - gives me hope for the future!

I made a layout of the Folsom Jazz Fest event, but the photos in the theatre are dark and too far away from the subject, so I plopped another photo of David with his trumpet on this page. I used my friend Kim Broedelet's (KimB Designs) All That Jazz kit - an awesome kit that you must check out if you haven't seen it!

I also want to let you know that DSO has brought a new designer, Tina Sudweeks, on board! Tina has her first kit, Ornamental Christmas, available in the store and it's a bargain at 30% off right now, so check it out!

Don't forget to join us tonight at the DSO Scrap 'N Chat - see details in the post below this.

Also, there are only 4 days left to get this pretty posting gift in the My SAS-y Self Challenge. After that, we're moving on to a new topic and new posting bonus.

I want to show you these lovely layouts made by Oase and Marilyn, two of my Creative Team members, using my So Sweet kit - the one I'm giving away for FREE right here on my blog through the end of February! :) Aren't these layouts lovely?

Remember to come back on Wednesday and you'll be given the download link to Part 2.


Oase said...

driving thur on the DSO blog train. and thank you for the very sweet words. I love being on your CT. The new blog is looking nice, your getting there someday it will be the way you want it to be.

Shannon said...

Choo Choo - chugging through on the blog train! :) Your CT has done some fab LOs! congrats to your son and his band - my lil bro loves his tuba and would major in band if he could! :)

LouCeeCreations said...

toot toot, blog train stoppin..
what lovely layouts your CT have done xx

Kim B said...

TOOTTT TOOOOTTTT- and girl that LO is just AWESOME!!! That pic DOES look like it belongs on an Album cover!
You have EVERY right to be PROUD!!
Great LO's!!
choochooooing through-Hugs

Lisa said...

Sending your son a big congrats on his jazz band festival, that's fantastic! Both of my kids were in their concert, marching and jazz bands through jr. high and high school. We so enjoyed going to all of the festivals, I really miss it!! The layouts are awesome, they did a wonderful job!

Fotomum said...

thanks for the qp and kit! there both gorgeous!!!