Thursday, February 28, 2013

American Pride

Not a ton will get me choked up...
My Family (of course),
My Pride in the Great Nation we live in,
My Work and Passion for Blessing Others...
So, when you can combine two or more of these.. this girl who doesn't necessarily like teary emotions will get teary!
HERE is my angel, my mini me, my sassy, fun and passionate girl Genevieve!  She celebrated Living History today at her school.  I had big hopes for what she'd be.. Betsy Ross, Amelia Erhart... she stuck with and demanded the
Statue of Liberty...
Her Speech (1st grader, mind you) :
My name is Genevieve but today
I will be speaking as the Statue of Liberty. 
I stand 305 feet tall. 
I am made from sheets of Copper
wrapped around a Steel structure. 
I'm a gift from France.
I debated, do I go purchase a costume kit??  WHEN would we EVER wear it again??  NOPE - instead I went through our linen closet and pulled a light blue/green sheet out. 
(Sadly, I could only find the bottom sheet
with the rounded corners - lol -
but I figured I could hide that when I wrapped her up - lol -
NOPE, she unwrapped before the production! lol)
I then grabbed our Pool Party 12x12" card stock and took two sheets, our graph paper and Paper Snips. 
Creating the 7 points to her crown signifies the 7 Seas.  Taking two strips of  card stock made for the perfect size for her head and the 7 - 3" wide points. 
My daughter drew in the windows on the crown...
We rolled a piece of Pool Party to create the torch.
Using napkins I filled the base, creating a place for her battery operated tea light (yes, her torch lit up!).
Vellum card stock played the flames...
The Scallop Trim punch created the wrap around the torch top.  Easy and fun - this is our girl in all her splendor!

I couldn't resist a hug and kiss.
I may not have seen the actual Statue of Liberty - yet - but holding her filled me with awe and pride!
Her little BFF's just go to show the diversity and fun of this production!
Our Class - they couldn't be much cuter.. I LOVE that they embrace the country we are so blessed to live in!
Paper Crafting does not have to be limited to cards and gifts...
taking a moment to create my daughter's costume, together, will be a special part of our memories of today's show. 
What memories do YOU have?
What makes YOU beam with pride?
Leave a comment, let me know...
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