Saturday, November 29, 2014

PixelScrapper December 2014 Blog Train: The Nutcracker


(The link to the official PixelScrapper blog train post: HERE.)


Once again, I was NOT feeling the colours - the red + green of the holiday season is just... YUCK, in my humble opinion. And I am not a real big fan of nutcrackers; they're freakin' creepy. BUT, I LOVE ballet! 

I took ballet class and performed in holiday shows and a yearly company-wide show until I was a teenager. I quit the year before I would join a show/competition troupe and graduate to toe shoes. (I did graduate to my high heel tap shoes - God, I loved those shoes!) I loved to dance, but I was becoming quickly aware that my body type was not desirable in a dancer... my mom used to heckle me about it. But, anyway - that's the past and not the can of worms to open now. (lol, baggage.) What I was getting at is that I will always have a love and affinity for dance.

My great aunt once took me to see the Nutcracker performed by the Kansas City Ballet, and it was one of those life-altering, I-will-remember-this-forever, this-has-shaped-the-way-I-see-the-world events (my great aunt gave me a lot of those kind of events). And the part I remember liking the most was the Flight of the Sugarplum Fairies. So, I really tried to channel some of that into my portion of the blog train.

I was thinking about gentle snow falling, the patterns on the ballerinas' costumes, the fluff of their skirts and sleeves, and the twinkle of pixie dust. <3

So, without further ado, my contribution to this month's blog train:


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And, as always, thanks for visiting and please enjoy! ;)
Have a happy holiday and be safe! <3

30 comments:

  1. Thank you,,love the starry papers

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  2. Gorgeous papers! Love them very much. Thank you.

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  3. Mollie, You certainly did the Flight of the Sugarplum Fairies proud with your beautiful papers! Thank you so much for such a lovely collection of designs!

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  4. great papers as always! thank you

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  5. These are awesome! Thank you so much:)

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  6. Wow! You outdid yourself! Gorgeous papers!

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  7. So nicely done Mollie. I have all sorts of ideas "dancing in my head" from your papers. Thank you. xoxox Beth

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  8. Wow, that's fabulous .. thanks so much for sharing!! Hope you and yours have a very Merry Christmas :)

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  9. Such beautiful and fun papers and so many of them! Thank you very much! Val

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  10. Wow so beautiful papers! Thank you so much!

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  11. Somehow I'm not getting how to download these. I click on your link and then "download" at the top and I keep just getting html. I don't seem to be able to grab either the zip itself or individual jpgs. Sorry. I really love your papers- especially the embroidery ones- beautiful.

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  12. Absolutely beautiful papers!! Thank you!!

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  13. Thank you!! So very pretty!!

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  14. Happy Holidays to one and all!!! Gorgeous papers!!! Thank you so much for sharing!!!

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  15. Thank you so much for the great number of nice paper!

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  16. these are Brill thank you so much

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  17. Beautiful...and such a great variety! Thank you so much!

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  18. Thanks for the beautiful papers!

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  19. Beautiful papers!! Thank you for sharing them with us. :)

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  20. Thank you so much!

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  21. Son tan bellos que son la estrella del tren.
    Muchas gracias.

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