Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Dance Party!

Hello, I thought you might want to see a card before I get to some more pictures from our "spring break" in Pittsburgh.  I played along with the Stampin' 411 Sketch last night.  Loved this sketch and had a variety of ideas on how to use it.  I haven't used this floral set in a long time, so I decided to stamp it in white ink and then do a little coloring...don't fall over and don't look too closely as I rarely color!  I think the soft colors are perfect for a sympathy card.
Ingredients:  PTI Kraft Paper; SU Whisper White and DSP, White Craft Ink; Old Olive Ribbon; Fast and Fabulous Stamps; PTI Daily Design Sentiments Stamps

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Now...onto our Wii Just Dance II  Party...this was an official tournament managed by the two oldest boys cousins, Ryan and Connor.  First up, were Uncle Tim and Erin....both are very good dancers...Uncle Tim is never too far from the dance floor and he gave Erin a run for her money...round one to Uncle Tim.

 Next up were Pat and Laura...Pat is also a great dancer, but was no match for Laura's experience!
 Pat's a little behind on his moves here.... :)
Up next was a mother/daughter competition between Molly and Mary/Nana.  Nana was in the lead for almost the whole song and Molly came back at the end and won the round!
 Next up was the brother duo...Ryan was very serious about this competition and knocked out his younger brother!
 None of us were really sure what dance move Ryan was trying here...!
 Or here!
We took a little break in between rounds for the little ones to show us their stuff..dancing the night away with Marcel and Ally.
And then came the final round...true to form, Ryan had to show up with a little something extra.  His Cincinnati Reds hat and sunglasses.
 Unfortunately, the accessories did nothing to help scare the competition...Laura crushed Ryan in the finals despite his smooth dance moves...
While all this was going on...this little guy danced for a bit...and then was happy watching his Dora videos before bedtime...the youngest little man in the Mangan clan...our sweet Jakey Joe.
That puts a wrap on this year's "spring break" in Pittsburgh... happy times!


  1. Oh my gosh, I really enjoyed your card, beautiful as always...but I REALLY enjoyed reading about your Spring break and the pics, looks like you had a blast!!!

  2. What a hoot - you make me wish I had a bigger family - looks so much fun :D Another thing I envy of you is your supreme double bow tying - do tell ;D A really pretty card today Lynn :D

  3. Beautiful card...the bow is so pretty!
    Looks like a lot of dancin' fun (gotta like how they painted the heat duct red to match the decor, had to mention it!).

  4. Another yummy bow and your colouring is gorgeous!
    Fantastic pics! Looks like you guys had such a great time. :)

  5. Happy times sounds like an understatement! What a great post, Lynn! I love seeing how much fun everyone had! I smiled through every picture! Love your card today, too! Beautiful coloring on the kraft!

  6. Gorgeous card Lynn! Your bow is beautiful, and the flowers, WOW, love them! Love your pictures of your dance party too, looks like you're all having a BLAST!!

  7. This is just stunning! I love that you colored it. The water coloring suits you! :D

  8. these are too fun, Lynn...what a blast you must have all had :) The last photo is just the cutest and Ryan "props" almost made me spill my coffee!! LOL

    what a gorgeous card!! The colouring looks perfect from here in Canada...don't know if I'll ever fall in love with colouring ;) And that bow is did you do the double bow?

  9. Such a beautiful card! I really must color more often...

  10. Beautiful cards!!! LOL looks like the party was fun!! :) :) :)

  11. Beautiful! I need to pull out my white embossing...gorgeous! Love the Wii Dance 2 competition, too!

  12. Looks like that was a lot of fun! Your card is beautiful, so soft...

  13. I had a huge smile on my face as I went through those photos! Thanks for sharing, Lynn!! The kids are just so cute!

    Your card is gorgeous. I would love to know how you tied that bow?!

  14. Wow! That tied bow is fantastic! The coloring of the flowers is just perfect on kraft! I've seen that Wii game. Definitely looks fun! I can tell everyone in the photos enjoyed it! :)

  15. Looks like so much fun! And your card is BEAUTIFUL! Love those gorgeous colors with kraft! Note to self: must stamp on kraft more often! Yummy!