It's the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop, and today's challenge was to create an all-white card. If you have been reading my blog for awhile, you know how much I love making all-white cards! How could I not carve out a few minutes to make another?
Last week, Emma and I were given two tickets by a friend of Shirley's to go see the Nutcracker. If you have ever watched my daughter walk, you know she is a ballerina at heart. She currently does "Creative Ballet", and as you can tell from its name, it isn't very serious. But this girl loves everything to do with ballet, and I was excited to take her to her first one.
You should have seen her. It was 2 hour show, with a short intermission, and here eyes were glued to the stage the *entire* time. By the end of it, I could tell she just wanted to get up and dance herself. She was doing some of the moves in her little booster seat, and I had to keep reminding her that she had to be respectful of those around us. But to see her so in love with the whole thing, so enthralled by the arts... well, it makes my heart swell.
|Hopefully if you enlarge this, you can better see how I used embossing powder and light ink to add details to my hexagons, which were debossed using the Hexagon Plate.|
So we both needed to make thank you cards to send to the generous fellow who sent us these tickets and gave us such a wonderful night out.
My favourite part of this post is Emma's card. I showed her one of my cards, and told her I was challenging her to create something based on mine. Well, she took it very seriously. The night before, when we discussed what kind of card she should make on the train ride home, she said she wanted to make it Christmassy, but with a ballerina.
While we were on the shuttle on our way to Disneyland, Emma told me she saw someone's decoration that had holly tucked into the bow, and that she wanted to try that on a card. She didn't forget it when she sat down to make this one, so we added those to it with a little help from Mum. Do you see how, when she wrote in the card, every time I told her to write on the next line, she had to draw one to keep herself in order?
Gosh, I love when we get to create together.
Thanks so much for taking a minute to hang out here... I hope once we're back from our second turkey dinner (have I mentioned that I don't even really like turkey dinner?) I can take some time to relax and hop around to everyone else's all-white beauties!