Friday, November 12, 2010

A Funny Story and a Card

Taking a cab here in China can be quite the adventure; you never know quite what to expect. One day you'll get a driver who has Formula One racing aspirations; another day you'll get a driver who wants to spend the whole ride practicing his English. On yet another day, you might find yourself with a driver who has no idea how to even get you to your destination. The other night my husband was coming home late, and his cab driver happened to be playing a John Denver tape. Now, Chinese love to sing. Karaoke clubs are everywhere. We've even come across people crowded around portable karaoke machines on the sidewalk. It's a serious pastime. So there Seth is, sitting in the backseat of the cab, while the driver is bellowing out the chorus to "Leaving on a Jetplane" in broken English. At first, Seth just listened good-humoredly, occasionally humming a bar or two. But after a few more songs, he and the cabbie were belting out "Country Roads" together at the top of their lungs, flying through the streets of Shanghai. The cabbie proceeded to tell Seth that he LOVES American music, and that Seth is the first American to actually sing with him. He's had a Japanese passenger sing some songs with him, but never an American. He was quite tickled. I tell you, my hubby has the most interesting cab rides!

I also have a quick card to share today. These 2-step stamps from We R Memory Keepers have a cool retro-graphic feel that I just love. (You can see how I used the bird set here.) This one was a simple design that came together pretty quickly - I cut and embossed a white circle with a Nestie, then stamped my images; adhered a piece of patterned paper to an identical-sized piece of cardstock for stability; cut a circle window out of the patterned paper layer with the same circle Nestie; tied on the raffia; attached the patterned paper layer to the cardfront with foam tape; and  glued the circle with image into place. I'm trying to use up more of my patterned paper; I've acquired quite the little stash!

Card Supplies:
Stamps: We R Memory Keepers "2 Step Berry" (Vintage Blue collection), Biblical Impressions (verse); Ink: ColorBox pigment "Chestnut," Roussillon;" Patterned Paper: K & Company; Accessories: Cuttlebug, circle Nestabilities, raffia twine, foam dimensionals


  1. Dude, I should work in China :P I love your card, so chic, but gotta say, that story is the highlight of this post :) Got me giggling imagining them both singing :P My hubby would have done the same ha ha ha...

  2. Dude...that Savitri...she cracks me up....LOVE it when you share stories..

    fabbie card...