Thursday, June 11, 2009

If you can't beat them, join them

That's what I felt like last night. Except the "them" was really "it", and I was referring to the rain. Three of my close girlfriends and I went to an outdoor concert venue last night to see the Indigo Girls. We packed a picnic and brought some wine. The only glitch in our plan was Mother Nature, who decided to grace us with yet another thunderstorm (we've been having a lot of rain here lately!). At 9pm, right around the time that the opening act ended and the Indigo Girls were coming on, it started to rain. And rain. And rain some more. Pretty much through the entire show, lol. Some people took cover under the very small cover near the restrooms, some people actually took cover inside the restrooms, some stayed on the lawn and watched under their umbrellas, and some people actually left the concert altogether. We chose a different option and decided to just go with it, and we stayed right where we were and danced in the rain. The situation turned from one where I was slightly annoyed at first over being soaking wet to having the time of my life. I mean, really, when was the last time I danced in the rain? Granted, my memory isn't the sharpest (one of the reasons I scrapbook, lol), but I don't know that i've actually ever danced in the rain before (now running in it is a different story, hehea). Last night reminded me that sometimes I have to stop thinking so much and just do. At this stage in my life, i'm so wrapped up in being a mommy to two of the most wonderful little people in the world. My responsibilities tend to drive my day to day life. But sometimes it feels really good to let my hair down and just focus on me. Last night was one of those nights, and I think we all need moments like that! It was a very wet hour-long drive home, but that warm shower at 1am last night felt darn good ;-)

I have a new Fancy Pants layout to share, and I had fun playing around with some of my stamps from the Delight line. I love stamps and tend to be quite the collector of them, lol, but I don't use them nearly as much as I could. I'm trying to break them out more often as they're so versatile!
I used watermark ink on the wing stamps, stamped two wings and covered them with UTEE. I then added some glitter to shine them up a bit.
To grunge up my chip arrow, I first added two different colors of ink and then used the dotted border stamp on top of it... love how the arrows turned out.

This layout shows my typical chloe with her ever-changing moods ;-) Oh, and those letter stickers are from the brand new Kraft Kuts Girl line - I loooove them!

Hope you are all having a great week!


Trisha said...

That sounds like so much fun, glad you went with it and enjoyed yourself!

The layout is adorable, love the horns and wings!

Tara Powell said...

One of my favorite concert memories is identical to yours.
Good for you for not letting Mother Nature spoil your fun GNO (girls night out)
Beautiful layout!

Peggy said...

I can't remember how long it has been since I've danced in the rain, and after reading your story, I'm actually a little envious LOL!

Love the LO, the sequence of the pics is great, I love how you captured her mood swings.

xxx Peggy

Jocelyn said...

I love that you stayed and danced in the rain!!! How awesome is that!!! I know we had all that rain too and I have just about had enough!!!! I am so proud of you and thanks for sharing this with us. Made me smile :)!!!! Love the LO...but you know...I love all your creations...What adorable pics of Chloe!!!!! Have a great weekend!!!! PS...I think we are in for more rain :(

Juliana said...

I could just picture you and your friends dancing around in the rain to the Indigo Girls! I just wish I could have been there with you! It sounds like a blast!!!

That LO is just too adorable! I love the devil/angel touches!!

Alex said...

that sounds like a great time, way to turn it around, girl!!!

Your layout is fabulous - love the wings!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Lisa T. Howard said...

What a great night that must have been! You reminded me of one of my last "date" nights with Keith before everything changed overnight and date nights became much harder to come by. We went to an outdoor concert, complete with our special little picnic and the rain began with the first note played. It rained so very hard. We had umbrellas but even they couldn't hold up to the torrential rains. Like you, we just went with it. My only regret...the venue wasn't set up for dancing. So wish I could have danced in the rain!

Love your layout...but when don't I? And Chloe is too cute for words! Love how you captured her "moods"! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!! xoxo

Karmele said...

jejej love the photos!!Chloe is adorable!!
The layout is fantastic!!

Amy said...

OMGOSH that layout of yours is just awesome I love the detail you put on the photos,you have the best ideas girl!!

Sounds like you had a blast at the concert!

Sasha said...

Man that is so something I would do lolol .. love that .. and that layout .. need I say more .. GAWGUSS .. love it ..

Renee Lamb said...

hey sweety! I totally love that you were able to relax and enjoy the concert and dance in the rain. I totally agree that we all need more moments like that! I love that layout. the butterfly wing on
Chloe is gorgeous!

Meg Giroux said...

Staci, this is absolutely adorable!!!! Love how you added the devil horns and then the butterfly wings!!!!!
You are super creative, thanks for so much inspiration!

You and Lucy always amaze me with your talents....I am so glad we connected on line!!!

Kristii said...

What a cute layout!!! I just love your work my friend!!!! Thank you for your encouraging words on my blog!!! I appreciate you!!