Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Show Choir Weekend


Happy Tuesday my friends!  I'm popping into share a card I made several months ago but it never made it to the blog!  For the background stamp, I used a floral Hero Arts background stamp that the super sweet Anita sent to me as a thank you.  I put several distress inks on a craft mat and sprayed them with water before inking up the stamp.  I love the blend of colors.  Added a few buttons and vintage ribbon from my Nana to finish it off.

And...I am so happy that I'm doing digital Project Life.  Two months in and I have eight pages created.  I'm really considering switching over to this for the boys' albums.  Now that I have very, very basic PhotoShop skills it is going quickly.  So...here are pictures from our show choir road trip1

I had to pull this one out even though it is in the layouts below.  We were just about to leave to go to the hotel and I asked my mum to get with Ryan for a picture...do you love how she's giving the star a kiss?  Gave us all a good laugh!

The competition started at 8:30 in the morning and we got there around 1:30. Ryan's group was performing at 3:30.  Here we all are enjoying the show (on the right hand side).  It's really like going to a rock concert as great music is played in between the shows too...and the groups will get up and dance and sing to whatever they are playing.
Ryan's group came in 2nd for their division during the day and placed 5th overall (out of 15 or 16 groups).  The groups at this competition were the best I've ever seen, so I was super pleased that they made it to the night show.  They performed again at night and came in 5th again.  So pleased for them.  We really didn't see Ryan much at all during the day as after they perform they go to video review and before they perform they warm up for a good hour ahead of time.  I wasn't leaving though until I snapped a few pictures.  


After they performed at night, we went pack to our hotel and yes...we enjoyed our bottle of wine! 

22 comments:

  1. Love that dreamy, swirly background you created, Lynn. So gorgeous!

    And fabulous pics - your mom rocks! :)

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  2. Your card is beautiful!
    Great job on your Project Life pages.

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  3. Love the card and especially the big bold ribbon that you used. Also great job on your PL pages!

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  4. Fab background stamp and adore the colour of the ribbon. Wow Ryan is a star and you all look like you had do much fun x

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  5. That ribbon is to die for - so luxurious! And I love the effect of the distress inks in the background - beautiful!

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  6. priceless pictures! Love the one of the whole family there :) Ryan always looks like he's on so much of a high on these trips...a real passion! Such a beautiful card! Nana will love it!

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  7. Love this gorgeous background you created on this card with the beautiful ribbon! So pretty!

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  8. Lynn congrats to Ryan and his group for excellent placement and what a fun weekend! I love your card and that gorgeous purple bow. Your scrapbook pages are perfect to capture the weekend! That picture of Ryan and his mama needs to go in a frame!

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  9. What a cool card Lynn. I'm going to have to try this technique since I'm building up my stash of distress inks.
    I'm loving all the show choir pictures! Can't wait to get some of our kiddos together. Congrats to Ryan and his team. I'm sooo looking forward to their show.

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  10. Gorgeous card! I love seeing what you've do e with the stamp! Banks for your sweet words! Love the pics especially of our mom giving the kiss!

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  11. Stunning card, Lynn! I love everything about it and great photos, too. You must be so proud of Ryan!

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  12. Aw, this is so cool, Lynn! Great pages and sounds like a wonderful experience for you all:) This card is gorgeous, too! *hugs*

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  13. So fun! Give your big guy a HUGE congrats for me! What great experiences!

    That background on your card is phenomenal! Yum!

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  14. Such a pretty background on that cad!!

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  15. Pretty card ~ LOVE the background ~ and LOVE the LO's! Your Mom is so Funny!

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  16. Woo hoo.. will he be on Glee next? Love the way you did the background on this card.

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  17. First of all, I love that gorgeous card, Lynn! Your use of water in this one is fabulous! AND your project life is simply AWESOME! I am sending you a SPECIAL badge...you can post it next time when you have Project Life to share :) The photos are priceless! I can see the growth in Ryan!

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  18. Lynn, this is awesome. I must try that technique and the color of that ribbon - swoon!! I love hearing about digital PL. I have a traditional album that has gone ignored but my LSS is offering a class and I am thinking of signing up to help me get through my pile of photos!

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  19. Great pictures and congrats to them for placing 5th! Great card too.

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  20. Beautiful inking! It's gorgeous!

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  21. Congrats to Ryan and his group!!! Looks like you had a GREAT time watching the competition!! Beautiful card too!!!!

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