Friday, September 2, 2011

Dancing my way to another Lily Pad Cards Color Challenge

 It's time for another Kathy's Lily Pad Palette Challenge:

So here's some randomness about me: I was once a dancer. Started taking ballet lessons at the age of 4 and continued studying various dance styles all the way through to college. I always thought it was so humorous though, that God gave me the ability to dance but He also gave me short stubby legs. I do not have the classic willowy dancer's body and I realized early on that my chances of making it as a professional were slim to none. So I got married and had kids and turned to choreographing school musicals, coaching volleyball and soccer and teaching PE. I still enjoy dance and I love to watch "So You Think You Can Dance".

When the Lily Pad Cards Design Team was given the opportunity to select from the gorgeous illustrations at A Day for Daisies I fell in love with the image of ballet slippers.  I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it too.

I love the traditional pale pink of ballet slippers. Although I never learned to dance "en pointe" I do still have my battered ballet slippers and I still slip into them to practice barre exercises occasionally.

Since I had a digital image to work with I planned to design my set of cards entirely on the computer, just adding some black mat layers to create my set of cards. I found some dance quotes online and used my favorite fonts. I even added color to my image using Microsoft Paint, it couldn't have been easier.

This quote is especially meaningful to me as I had the chance to see the amazing Judith Jamison dance way back in 1976 with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

Quotes: Ballet Quotes ; Fonts: Kevin and Amanda

Please check out the beautiful and inspiring images at "A Day for Daisies" then go to Lily Pad Cards and be further inspired by the gorgeous work by the Design Team. I hope you join us for this color challenge.

Thought for the Day

~ Galatians 5:14-15 ~
"For you have been called to live in freedom, my brothers and sisters.
But don't use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature.
Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love.
For the whole law can be summed up in this one command:
"Love your neighbor as yourself".

always keep dancing,


  1. Adorable cards - I love the simplicity of the line images and limited colours!
    Love dancing, Rx

  2. What beautiful cards, Nancy, and I so enjoyed hearing about what dancing means to you!

  3. beautiful inspiring. the simplicity of the images lets the meaning of each sentiment stand out. what a lovely set of cards!

  4. How sweet - fun to learn this about you, Nancy! Great story. And love this image and dear card. Most inspiring. Keep on your toes!

  5. Lovely cards, Nancy! So fun to hear how much dance has been a part of your life.

    I have to tell you also that "So You Think You Can Dance" is my hubby's and my FAVORITE SHOW! We never miss an episode! The best was when they did two seasons in one year. . .wish they'd do that every year! Hugs! :)

  6. Beautiful cards. Love to hear about your dancing through life!

  7. How amazingly creative are you? You went ahead and made 3 of them! wow!!! Thanks for inspiring us!


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