Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Only in Nashville....

Only in Nashville can you see a concert started with a welcome from a few of the TN Titans Players, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, the Titans' head coach - Jeff Fisher, The Mayor - Karl Dean, and The Governor - Phil Bredesen! Only in Nashville will the concert include at least 20 performers including Country Artists, Rock and Roll Legends, Christian Music Recording Artists, a huge Pop "sensation", and a special appearance by an Oscar Award Winning Actress! The concert was called Nashville Rising. It was a benefit concert for the flood victims of May 2010's historic flood in Nashville. It was AMAZING and worth every penny!

The concert was opened by Carrie Underwood..... She sang "Undo It" and "Jesus Take the Wheel" that led into "How Great Thou Art" - AMAZING performance! (If you click the links it takes you to a YouTube video of the performance)

Next up was Blake Shelton....Blake sang "Some Beach" followed by "Hillbilly Bone" with a special appearance by Trace Adkins to help him out on that one!

Lynyrd Skynard was next....They sang "What's Your Name" and "Sweet Home Alabama" - of course!

Next up were Michael W. Smith followed by Amy Grant, Montgomery Gentry, Taylor Swift, Luke Bryan, LeAnn Rymes and Martina McBride! We are just getting started at this point!
At this point there were some presentations of monetary donations made to the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee by several companies.

Then came the hit of the night....ZZ TOP!
The played "Sharped Dress Man" and another song but I couldn't tell you what it was - I don't normally listen to ZZ Top but I will be honest - they were probably one of my favorite acts from the night!

Miranda Lambert, Julie Roberts, Jason Aldean, Billy Ray Cyrus, Miley Cyrus, and Toby Keith all performed next.

Then to EVERYONE'S surprise.....Sandra Bullock made a guest appearance!

Almost 4 (yes, FOUR) hours later, the 2 performers who were responsible for putting such a great event together performed for us as well - Faith Hill and Tim McGraw!

What an amazing event for such a great cause!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Happy Birthday!

I made this card for one of the pharmacy tech's at my store for her birthday (which is today). I love the colors (they were actually my wedding colors)!

In other birthday news, tonight I am taking my mom to a concert in Nashville that is going to benefit flood relief (from the flood that we had back in May) for her birthday and a late Mother's Day gift. We are both super pumped and really looking forward to it!

Supplies for card:
Whte cardstock
Patterened paper: both paterns were from the DeLovely 6x6 pad - Cosmo Cricket
Ribbon: random roll from craft/fabric store
Button: Obscure collection - Basic Grey
Stamp: "Happy Birthday" portion of the "Happy Birthday Friend" stamp from You're Dandy - Practicing Creativity

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day!

I have a few cards to share with you that I have made recently! I have been in the crafting mood so I took full advantage of it. This first card is the card I gave my dad for Father's day. Pretty simple and I hope it was masculine enough for him! I LOVE this tree from Practicing Creativity (well, really this whole stamp set). One of my pharmacy techs at work got married over the weekend and I had been meaning to make a card for his wedding but did not get a chance to do it until right before the wedding. Even though it was rushed, I love the way it turned out! It is VERY simple, but I loved it!
This week is my mom's birthday and another one of my teche's at work's birthday so I hope to have a few more cards to share soon too if I get a chance to make some. For my mom's birthday the two of us are going to a concert here in Nashville on Tuesday night to benefit the flood relief. I am super excited about it!
That's it for tonight. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great night!
Card 1 supplies:
Grey cardstock, White gel pen, We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper
Stamps: Barefoot Summer - Practicing Creativity Designs
Stickers: Hannah & Henry Letters - American Crafts
Ribbon: Black Double Faced Satin - May Arts
Card 2 supplies:
Kraft card stock, Fiskar's scalloped edge punch, the pink paper is from the Poteeka Souffle paper pack - the Paper Studio
Stamps: Basic Grey freebie
Ribbon: Ivory Twill - May Arts