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Well it's all over...

...this year's dance season, that is!  We have a small dance studio here in town and the most talented and gifted instructor.  Every year she just gets better and better with her recital productions.  The theme for 2010 was "Alice in Wonderland" and it was a-m-a-z-i-n-g.  I can honestly say that I have never, ever watched any form of AIW in its entirety...not a Disney Movie or even the one with Johnny Depp...bits and pieces, but I've never sat the entire way through :/ Christina, who played Alice, was perfect...the girl is just a natural dancer (and the instructor's sister).  She's been invited to go to NYC and spend the day working with the Rockettes!  Sydnee also received her 5th Year of Dance trophy and plans to keep on going.  She aspires to be a dancer just.like.Christina :)  
 Sydnee (front-center) just one of several cute mice!
The Queen of Hearts was amazing too!  Sydnee (second from right in yellow).  See Alice?  Beautiful!
After the recital, we gathered at Dairy Queen to have ice-cream and celebrate my mom's birthday!  I had made a small 8x8 album with pictures from January thru May of this year.  The album was included in a case with three other albums of which I'll add more pages to throughout the year and years to come :)  It's so wonderful having a mom who loves getting your handmade stuff LOL

Oh and before I forget!  My newest creation for Dot and Whimsy
All Boy 
Mini Grunge Scrapbook
 This is pretty cool...I used almost everything from this month's Studio Calico kits...even down to the box that it came in :)  The pages are stripped cardboard that I've distressed with ink.  
Papers: October Afternoon's ROCKET AGE and Crate Paper's TOY BOX, as well as the various embellishments. Maya Road: star stick pins and star chipboard. CTMH: Jute.  American Crafts: Thicker Letters. 


I have some exciting news to share too, but I'll have to wait until Friday!  But I can tell you that it's about...S-T-A-M-P-S...and a great stamp company at that.  It will be my very first stint as a Creative Team Member, so YAY!  I have tons of projects all ready in mind and I know the other ladies will be creating some super designs as well.  Stay tuned...
Work tonight so I'll see you all in a couple of days ♥

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