Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Show Choir Preview Night

Good morning! I thought I'd pop in to show a few pictures from Ryan's show choir debut last night. He called all of his aunts and uncles and cousins to see if they could come out to see the preview night. I love that he wants them all there. He had both nanas, three cousins, an aunt/uncle and of course, our gang. It was so, so much fun!

Their ballad, Temporary Home, by Carrie Underwood.  Sounds amazing.  Ryan is sitting in the middle on the right hand side.
He's feeling it here!
 
And post show...Ryan with his cousin Elizabeth!  Love that the two of them are so close.  And ps...don't tell but she and Nana were picking out the cute boys/good dancers in the high school show choir :)
Of course, I couldn't leave you without a card.  It has been too long since I've played along with the color challenges over at the Play Date Cafe.  I had dinner with the amazingly talented Jinny last week and she didn't spill the beans on what the color palette was, but said would like it and she was right! My card today is very similar to this one here, but I really liked that layout and I needed a more masculine thank you card for one of my co-workers. So there you have it! Hope you like it!



26 comments:

Jen W. said...

Ryan looks so handsome in his suit and it's awesome that he looks like he's having such a good time. I remember your post about being concerned that Ryan taking on show choir might be one too many things to juggle but it looks like it was a great addition to his schedule! :)
And more beautiful layered stamping! Love that twine too.

Karen B. said...

How dapper and handsome Ryan looks! And your card is amazing, I've said it before and it doesn't hurt to say it again...your collage stamping is the best out there!

Ruby said...

What a lovely card! I love all the detail and the twine looks fabulous in white! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at The Play Date Cafe!

Anonymous said...

Wow! Looks like a fab show! I love how they are dressed and the colors of their clothes. It looks so professional!
I think I'm going to have to scam your card (oh, I mean CASE). Masculine cards are not my thing at all. One of my brothers has a b-day coming up soon and I have been trying to come up with something. I like the twine and metals(? not sure if those are gems or brads). I really like it!

sandie said...

are you sure that is not John Travolta?? He has the look! How fantastic, you must be so proud.
Gosh you have done a great job with the colour scheme-such an elegant card and I really like that twine you have used and is that the layered printing technique from the CAS tutorials-of which I rally can't do??
Fab card and oh so clever and talented son!

~jan said...

WTG Ryan! Beautiful card, Lynn!

The Paper Parade said...

Thanks for sharing the pictures, wow it looks like he (and all the other choir members) is having such a great time :) I bet you guys loved watching him in action! And of course I love your beautiful card, as well :)

Maureen said...

these pictures are amazing!! Ryan looks so handsome all dressed up :) I remember when you told me he wanted to join Show Choir and now can see it was a great idea...he is just thriving in it!! Love the pic with his cousin...he looks so happy! Teehee...nana and cousin picking out cute boys...I'd be doing the same! What a super lovely and masculine card...love where the twine is and the stamping...gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Love the pictures from the choir show - Ryan did look fabulous. Also think your card is beautiful.

Colleen Dietrich said...

Lynn, you must've been one proud mama watching your son make his choir debut. :)

You had dinner with Jinny?? How cool! She's such a sweet lady.

Your card is simply beautiful. I'm glad you made some time to play with us at The Cafe this week!

Tiffany said...

Wow! The kids really look amazing all dressed up and really professional too! What a great job! They really have the spirit, can see it in their faces! Your card is very warm and has a gentle feel to it, I love it!

Jenny said...

Oh don't they look so smart and professional, I bet you feel so proud of his commitment to the choir...he obviously feels at home with them to ask you all to go and watch :)
Your card is stunning, I echo Karen, your collage stamping is amazing.
Jenny x

Chunyuan said...

Ryan is a very handsome boy. Your card is fantastic too. Love the collage stamping. I tried to pull something together last week for Just us Girls challenge and couldn't. My thinking is too linear.

Jinny Newlin said...

What great pics of Ryan! It's so great to have something that he really enjoys and feels confident about! LOVE!

And your card is gorgeous! LOVE all that over stamping! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe and again for such a delicious dinner date. I so wish we could do it all the time. Hugs!

Aimes said...

What a show!!! Ryan looks like he's loving it too - so worth the dedication and effort!
Oooh this card is gorgeous - you're rockin' those stamps!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

AnitaRex said...

That is so fantastic that your son is in a Show Choir!!!! So cool! I lvoe there outfits they look so professional! I bet he has so much fun! And that's awesome that he invited so much family! I bet you were so proud Lynn! Love your card gorgeous CAS love the twine! It's great when a friend knows you enough to know what you like!

Sara Mac said...

What fun pictures Lynn! I wish we would have some competitions together. It would be fun to see Ryan's show in person.

Love this card too! Perfect masculine card. I must CASE this sometime.

Judith said...

Hello to you, proud mother of Ryan. He looks g o o d !!!

Emily Leiphart said...

Lynn, I think I've said it before but you are the best at layered stamping! The show photos are awesome and Ryan looks like he's having a great time. The suits and dresses look fabulous. I'm impressed that a school goes all out like that!

Virginia L. said...

Ah...SO precious, Lynn! He is so cute and handsome--all the same time! Love your sweet card. The composition is PERFECT!

Barb said...

Oh, I am so glad you shared this special night with us! Ryan looks very handsome! Must have been such fun - bet you never stopped smiling through the whole show! Love your card too - pretty take on the colors, Lynn! Hugs! :)

Lisa said...

What fun Pics Lynn! Looks like a great night out and he's so cute in his suit!

I just love your card. So clean and fresh. The bit of button twine is perfect.

Outside Inn said...

Love how you've used these colors.

lisa arana said...

wow... gorgeously stunning elegant card. seriously love this one!

Denise said...

What a great family! I love your card - it has a great sensibility and the twine is a perfect touch. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Play Date Cafe!

Be(e) said...

Great to see your son (and his mom) enjoying this so much!!
Great and elegant card!