The theme was Winter Wonderland and it was supposed to be about what winter means to you/your doll(s).
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on or before Tuesday, January 31st.
Let the peoples know that you liked their pic(s)!
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p.p.s. Start thinking up what you'll do for your Holiday/Celebration photos -- those will be due a week after voting is complete for Activity One. So that is February 7th, y'alls.
The entries... in no particular order....
The photo is called: Lady of the Winter"
"This is Nora (#55), walking through the wardrobe into Narnia. Sadly, we don't get much snow in Cincinnati, so we make a fake snow day! Fortunately, fake snow is a lot warmer than real snow!"
"This is Macy, the Ice Princess. Every Winter, she floats down with the snow and stays there, until it melts and comes again the next time it snows."
"Imagine a girl walking out in the snow for a moments refreshment before a snack."
"Here is Jess enjoying a cup of caramel hot cocoa while watching the horses play in the snow."
Mia: "We have got to find a bigger hill."
Lexi: "Yeah, this thing is practically doll-sized!"
Mia and Lexi decided they wanted to go sledding for this photo contest,
but this was all they could find! They were very disappointed.
"When I saw the theme I almost immediately thought of my own winter wonderland. When most people think of a winter wonderland they think beautiful, white, soft snow. However, my winter wonderland is at a beach. Warm water, warm sand, and warm sun. Living on an island is an awesome experience. Having Nani (Kanani) as a friend is good 'cause she can show me the ins and outs of island living. The collage I did is just one fun day at a beautiful beach. From making sand castles, to making sand angels. From taking pictures, to eating ice cream. Even just admiring the beautiful view is amazing. Hope everyone enjoys my winter wonderland!!!"
"Ariel is not used to cold weather, but when her cat got sick, she had to take her out, no matter the weather. She grabbed her nearest coat (she forgot her boots and gloves!) and sled out with Pepper in the lead. When she finally saw the vet she was over joyed."
"To me, a winter wonderland involves snow in two different ways. One is when snow is falling, and I have a book, comfy seat, and hot cocoa, so that I can be all cozy while I watch it fall. The other is when I'm outside playing in it, and can be in a snowball fight. For Activity One photo inspiration, I picked the latter.
My entry depicts a chilly day in mid-January when almost all the dolls are outside playing (some had colds or broken bones and had to stay inside) in the snow. Gracie is hiding behind the tree on the left, and Nellie and Addy are hiding behind the tree on the right. The picture is amusing because Ruthie 2 (we call her Ruthie 2 to keep her different from Ruthie Smithens) is caught running between trees just as Ruthie is about to fire off her snowball. This is a piece of Winter Wonderland to me."
"*No dolls were hurt in the snow*"
"Kanani, Licorice, and hot cocoa."
"Jessica Quint spends some time outside playing in the snow.
She takes a little rest and leans against a pile of snow."
"Heading Down Hill Sledding, Rosey Red checks, in the icy cold snow ."
"Gwen enjoys taking a winter walk on the trail in the woods. She took Pepper along today, who is very excited to be outside with someone. But Gwen would like to go inside soon- it's really cold out!"
"I feel like a winter wonderland must be enjoyed in a solitary, peaceful, thoughtful tramp through a secluded wooded area. A chance to forget the real world, and to just relax with the wild things. I originally wanted to do something similar to the scene I just described - a whimsical scene depicting a doll sleeping out under the stars, surrounded by trees and the glow of the moon....but since I have been sick, I wasn't able to get a nighttime scene. So I settled for second best (and more realistic) wilderness wandering. I wanted to show Nellie's footprints, to emphasize that she had chosen to go out alone....alone into the splendor around her, in a whimsical sort of way."
"When Mia woke up one Saturday morning, there was finally snow! It hadn't snowed where she lives since November! So she quickly put on her snow gear and got her snow tube and went sledding! But after sledding up and down the hill many times, her hands were frozen! She then realized that she hadn't brought any gloves.... oh, Mia...."
"This is a picture of my daughter Angelia's doll Nicole (MAG #44) with Sugar.
It was taken just last night after our big snow here in IL. Lots of it but
so pretty! :) She wanted to go out and check it out so I thought well might
as well do a pic out here too! She decided to have Nicole pull Sugar along
in the sled. The top she is wearing is Mia's and everything else is off
brand items. "
"I chose this photo because I was always so excited when it snowed (which wasn't very often) that my mother would have to tear me and my siblings away from the window for just long enough to get us into our sweaters and coats and boots. Since Molly was my first doll, she was the obvious choice for this picture."
"These are my dolls Chrissa and Kaitlyn (MAG #26) having fun sledding down a hill."
"(From left to right) Jensen, Kirsten, Rowynn and Kanani making cookies. After a day of play in the cold it's always nice to come inside and enjoy some warm, fresh baked cookies. Look out or Jensen will eat all the chocolate!"
"I see my Winter Wonderland as being outdoors only. When I was asked what the dolls would be doing, I answered, 'Sledding!!! - what else did you think?,' so sledding it was! It was the first time that my dolls had ever gone sledding, and they had a blast. I almost decided on a collage of their winter fun pics, but then decided to showcase my favorite one. It was a blast - literally. The wind was very willing to blow the dolls down the little hill we made, and they made pretty good speed for only having three feet to travel downhill in a human-toddler-sized sleigh. ;)"
"Snow Days go faster than school days! After playing in the snow all day, Kirsten and Nicki pause to watch a beautiful sunset."
"'Winter Wonderland' in my mind means plenty of sledding and snowball fights! In this photo, Sophie and Kit are testing out their snow dish and sled. 'Whee!' they cry excitedly, as they slide down the faux snow-covered hill. The hill I've created with plenty of stacked-up cardboard boxes and a huge piece of white fabric. Behind them, Jessica and Lindsey are having a snowball fight - or they are trying to anyway. Somehow snowballs made out of packing peanuts aren't quite the same, but they are making the best of it!"
"On a chilly winter walk, Dakota is delighted when the first snowflake of winter alights on her eager fingertips. "
"Gwen and Chrissa had really wanted to make their entry special and do a photo with fake snow (as there is none in Texas), but every attempt to create 'snow' failed: their paper snowflakes resembled Chinese men with mustaches more than delicate snowflakes, the cotton balls were nowhere to be found, and the humans denied them the use of their toilet paper. So instead they decided to keep things casual and hang out their pajamas. Here they are celebrating winter in the best way they can imagine: with mugs of hot chocolate, colorful cupcakes, and good friends! :)"
"Annabeth dreams peacefully, as visions of snow dance through her head...but wait...
Do dreams really come true?"
"Imagine a lovely lady walking her dog, and caught in a sudden snow flurry,
and quickly walking home."
"Enchanted Winter Wonderland"
"This is Melody's contest entry. Melody is the Kailey doll and Isabella is the Madame Alexander doll. I assume you know that doll sitting on trundle of bed = Kirsten. Here's the caption.
I: This is the best sleepover ever!!!
M: Sorry we didn't do makeup. I just have Lip Smackers and nail polish.
I: That's OK.
M: Ooo! Justin Bieber song!
BABY, BABY, BABY WOoo
BABY,BABY, BABY NOoo"
"The snow fell softly on a chilly winter day. Dakota snipped away at a white piece of construction paper as her friend Marisol hung a string of paper snowflakes on the mantle. Nicki sat beside Dakota, unfolding the snowflake she just finished while eyeing the tasty treats on the table. The three friends enjoyed their snow day and wished for more to come."
"Only if I could have a day in the cold with mom more often. I am positive it should snow year around!!! ~Kirsten"
"Kanani's view of a winter wonderland is a calm, peaceful and quiet area where she can sit down surrounded by her favourite things. She is an aspiring dancer so she has her Swan Lake poster and red dance shoes near her. She's also a big dreamer so she has lots of different coloured glitter and pearls around her since she believes it brings good luck! To remind her of her beautiful home in Hawaii she has a coconut on her table as well as some souvenir rocks on the floor. Kanani loves to look fabulous so she has all her make up surrounding her."
Lilly: "I'm such a snow angel!"
"Kiana and I were having a Snowball fight, though She wasn't to happy to ruin her dress, Oh well!
(In the picture Kiana Laday and Alana Jakeub)"
"For me, Winter Wonderland is all about a certain elegant winter sport. I've never actually been ice-skating, but I dream of someday being able to skate as well as the figure-skating pros. So I wished for my entry to depict some dolls skating. The actual rink would never let us go and take pictures of dolls on the ice during open skate hours, so that was out of the question. But when it rained for a day, and then snowed the next, there was black ice on the driveway, which caused me a bunch of delight. Trying to get the dolls to stay still on the slippery ice, trying to take steady pictures on the slippery ice, and trying to keep myself from figure-skating and shaking the ice so that the dolls would fall down, made this picture a rather hard one to take - but it's taken! I love a dramatic flare, so Addy does a triumphant split on the ice while Ruthie (left), and Gracie (right) look on with awe."
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