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December 7, 2018

RECORDING ACADEMY™ ANNOUNCES 61ST ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS® NOMINEES -- AND BRANDI CARLILE IS THE HUGE SHOCKER


CARDI B, BRANDI CARLILE, DRAKE, H.E.R., POST MALONE, JANELLE MONÁE, KACEY MUSGRAVES, AND BLACK PANTHER: THE ALBUM, MUSIC FROM AND INSPIRED BY (VARIOUS ARTISTS) VIE FOR ALBUM OF THE YEAR

SANTA MONICA, CALIF. (DEC. 7, 2018)—The Recording Academy™ welcomes this year's class of GRAMMY® nominees and for the first time, celebrates eight nominees in each of the General Field categories: Record Of The Year, Album Of The Year, Song Of The Year, and Best New Artist. This year's nominees were selected from more than 21,000 submissions across 84 categories, and reflect the wide range of artistic innovation that defined the year in music (Oct. 1, 2017–Sept. 30, 2018). As the only peer-selected music award, the GRAMMY Awards® are voted on by the Recording Academy's membership body of music makers, who represent all genres and creative disciplines, including recording artists, songwriters, producers, mixers, and engineers.
 
"Reflection, reevaluation, and implementation have been the driving forces at the Recording Academy over the past year," said Neil Portnow, President/CEO of the Recording Academy. "From convening our Task Force On Diversity & Inclusion and launching our new community-driven membership model, to increasing the number of nominees in the General Field, and to playing a leadership role in the successful passage of the landmark Music Modernization Act, the Recording Academy has reaffirmed its commitment to music creators across all facets of our industry. And, it's our awards process that has taken a front seat during this evolutionary period to ensure the GRAMMY Awards reflect the ever-changing needs of the creative community. We are proud of this year's nominations results and congratulate all of the talented and deserving nominees."

"Every year the Recording Academy voting membership has the biggest responsibility within our entire GRAMMY Awards process due to the fact they vote to determine who among their peers are the nominees," said Bill Freimuth, Chief Awards Officer of the Recording Academy. "Once again, their votes have produced an impressive list of nominees across multiple genres, promising music fans a spectacular show filled with stellar performances and unique GRAMMY moments."

The final round of GRAMMY voting is Dec. 13, 2018–Jan 9, 2019. The Recording Academy will present the GRAMMY Awards on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, live from Los Angeles' STAPLES Center and broadcast on the CBS Television Network from 8:00–11:30 p.m. ET/5:00–8:30 p.m. PT.

The following is a sampling of nominations from the GRAMMY Awards' 30 Fields and 84 categories.

For a complete nominations list, visit www.grammy.com.


Record Of The Year:
"I Like It" — Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin
"The Joke" — Brandi Carlile
"This Is America" — Childish Gambino
"God's Plan" — Drake
"Shallow" — Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper
"All The Stars" — Kendrick Lamar & SZA
"Rockstar" — Post Malone Featuring 21 Savage
"The Middle" — Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey  
 
Album Of The Year:
Invasion Of Privacy — Cardi B
By The Way, I Forgive You — Brandi Carlile
Scorpion — Drake
H.E.R. — H.E.R.
Beerbongs & Bentleys — Post Malone
Dirty Computer — Janelle Monáe
Golden Hour — Kacey Musgraves
Black Panther: The Album, Music From And Inspired By (Various Artists)
 
Song Of The Year:
"All The Stars" — Kendrick Duckworth, Solána Rowe, Al Shuckburgh, Mark Spears & Anthony Tiffith, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar & SZA)
"Boo'd Up" — Larrance Dopson, Joelle James, Ella Mai & Dijon McFarlane, songwriters (Ella Mai)
 "God's Plan" — Aubrey Graham, Daveon Jackson, Brock Korsan, Ron LaTour, Matthew Samuels & Noah Shebib, songwriters (Drake)
"In My Blood" — Teddy Geiger, Scott Harris, Shawn Mendes & Geoffrey Warburton, songwriters (Shawn Mendes)
"The Joke" — Brandi Carlile, Dave Cobb, Phil Hanseroth & Tim Hanseroth, songwriters (Brandi Carlile)
"The Middle" — Sarah Aarons, Jordan K. Johnson, Stefan Johnson, Marcus Lomax, Kyle Trewartha, Michael Trewartha & Anton Zaslavski, songwriters (Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey)
"Shallow" — Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando & Andrew Wyatt, songwriters (Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper)
"This Is America" — Donald Glover & Ludwig Goransson, songwriters (Childish Gambino)
 
Best New Artist:
Chloe x Halle
Luke Combs
Greta Van Fleet
H.E.R.
Dua Lipa
Margo Price
Bebe Rexha
Jorja Smith
 
Best Pop Solo Performance:
"Colors" — Beck     
"Havana (Live)" — Camila Cabello
"God Is A Woman" — Ariana Grande
"Joanne (Where Do You Think You're Goin'?)" — Lady Gaga
"Better Now" — Post Malone
 
Best Pop Vocal Album:
Camila — Camila Cabello
Meaning Of Life — Kelly Clarkson
Sweetener — Ariana Grande
Shawn Mendes — Shawn Mendes
Beautiful Trauma — P!nk
Reputation — Taylor Swift
 
Best Dance Recording:
"Northern Soul" — Above & Beyond Featuring Richard Bedford
"Ultimatum" — Disclosure (Featuring Fatoumata Diawara)
"Losing It" — Fisher
"Electricity” — Silk City & Dua Lipa Featuring Diplo & Mark Ronson
"Ghost Voices" — Virtual Self
 
Best Rock Song:
"Black Smoke Rising" — Jacob Thomas Kiszka, Joshua Michael Kiszka, Samuel Francis Kiszka & Daniel Robert Wagner, songwriters (Greta Van Fleet)
"Jumpsuit" — Tyler Joseph, songwriter (Twenty One Pilots)
"MANTRA" — Jordan Fish, Matthew Kean, Lee Malia, Matthew Nicholls & Oliver Sykes, songwriters (Bring Me The Horizon)
"Masseduction" — Jack Antonoff & Annie Clark, songwriters (St. Vincent)
"Rats" — Tom Dalgety & A Ghoul Writer, songwriters (Ghost)
  
Best Urban Contemporary Album:
Everything Is Love — The Carters
The Kids Are Alright — Chloe x Halle
Chris Dave And The Drumhedz — Chris Dave And The Drumhedz
War & Leisure — Miguel
Ventriloquism — Meshell Ndegeocello   
 
Best Rap Album:
Invasion Of Privacy — Cardi B
Swimming — Mac Miller
Victory Lap — Nipsey Hussle
Daytona — Pusha T
Astroworld — Travis Scott
 
Best Country Album:
Unapologetically — Kelsea Ballerini
Port Saint Joe — Brothers Osborne
Girl Going Nowhere — Ashley McBryde
Golden Hour — Kacey Musgraves
From A Room: Volume 2 — Chris Stapleton   
 
Best Jazz Vocal Album:
My Mood Is You — Freddy Cole
The Questions — Kurt Elling
The Subject Tonight Is Love — Kate McGarry With Keith Ganz & Gary Versace
If You Really Want — Raul Midón With The Metropole Orkest Conducted By Vince Mendoza
The Window — Cécile McLorin Salvant
 
Best Gospel Album:
One Nation Under God — Jekalyn Carr
Hiding Place — Tori Kelly
Make Room — Jonathan McReynolds
The Other Side — The Walls Group
A Great Work — Brian Courtney Wilson
 
Best Latin Pop Album:
Prometo — Pablo Alboran
Sincera — Claudia Brant
Musas (Un Homenaje Al Folclore Latinoamericano En Manos De Los Macorinos), Vol. 2 — Natalia Lafourcade
2:00 AM —  Raquel Sofía
Vives — Carlos Vives
 
Best Americana Album:
By The Way, I Forgive You — Brandi Carlile
Things Have Changed — Bettye LaVette
The Tree Of Forgiveness — John Prine
The Lonely, The Lonesome & The Gone — Lee Ann Womack
One Drop Of Truth — The Wood Brothers
 
Best Comedy Album:
Annihilation — Patton Oswalt
Equanimity & The Bird Revelation — Dave Chappelle
Noble Ape — Jim Gaffigan
Standup For Drummers — Fred Armisen
Tamborine — Chris Rock
 
Best Song Written For Visual Media:
"All The Stars" — Kendrick Duckworth, Solána Rowe, Alexander William Shuckburgh, Mark Anthony Spears & Anthony Tiffith, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar & SZA), Track from: Black Panther
"Mystery Of Love" — Sufjan Stevens, songwriter (Sufjan Stevens), Track from: Call Me By Your Name
"Remember Me" — Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez, songwriters (Miguel Featuring Natalia Lafourcade), Track from: Coco
"Shallow" — Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando & Andrew Wyatt, songwriters (Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper), Track from: A Star Is Born
"This Is Me" — Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, songwriters (Keala Settle & The Greatest Showman Ensemble), Track from: The Greatest Showman
 
Producer Of The YearNon-Classical:
Boi-1da
Larry Klein
Linda Perry
Kanye West
Pharrell Williams

December 5, 2018

61ST GRAMMY NOMINATIONS PREDICTIONS: ALBUM OF THE YEAR BY RON ROECKER (ALSO INCLUDES BEST NEW ARTIST, SONG AND RECORD)





ALBUM OF THE YEAR, BEST NEW ARTIST, SONG OF THE YEAR
AND RECORD OF THE YEAR GRAMMY NOMINATIONS PREDICTIONS
BY RON ROECKER

All Categories in the General Field Top 4 Awards (Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Record of the Year, Best New Artist) have been changed from 5 nominees each to eight nominees each this year in the name of diversity and representation/inclusion.


ALBUM OF THE YEAR

First of all with this category there are the Album of the Year Sure-Listers who regardless of how good the album is, if they have one eligible, they’re gonna get a nomination…who belongs to this elite list? Beyonce, Jay-Z, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Ed Sheeran, Drake, Adele…well those who don’t have an album eligible are Ed, Adele and Gaga…so, therefore, pretty much count on Bey, Jay, Tay, and Dray getting nominations. Who will round out the other 4?

Predictions for Album of the Year:
  • Everything is Love (Bey & Jay)
  • Reputation ( Tay)
  • Scorpion (Dray)
  • Dirty Computer (Janelle Monae – has chance of winning!)
  • Invasion of Privacy (Cardi B: not eligible for Best New Artist oh-kerrrrr)
  • Golden Hour (Kacey Musgraves – last year there were ZERO country albums nominated for Album of the Year…the Nashville voting members would never allow that to happen again!)
  • Sweetener (Ariana Grande – it’s her year)

I think the final slot is going to be head to head between Black Panther Soundtrack (remember Oh Brother Where art Thou?) and Chris Stapleton’s “From a Room V2” (having two country albums out of eight sounds right after last year’s shutout but the Academy has gotten tons of heat regarding diversity, inclusion, etc. so a nod to Black Panther would be a strong political move.)

Potential Spoilers: Beautiful Trauma (Pink), Truth of it All (Sam Smith), Beerbongs  Bootlegs (Post Malone), Astroworld (Travis Scott) …. Could Shawn Mendes sneak in here??? 



BEST NEW ARTIST AWARD
(previously reported)

LOTS of artists ineligible mainly because of Grammy nominations (which they cannot have and still be eligible for BNA) they received the year prior or that the total number of singles and/or albums released before 2018 surpassed the maximum limit guidelines for Best New Artist eligibility. Not eligible: Cardi B, Billie Eilish, Kane Brown, Post Malone, BTS, Camilla Cabella (5th Harmony)

MY BEST NEW ARTIST PREDICTIONS
  • Dua Lipa
  • Greta Van Fleet
  • Juice Wrld
  • Ellie Mai
  • Troy Sivan
  • Bebe Rexhe
  • Brett Young
  • Jorja Smith

Spoilers could include: Lil Pump, Christine and the Queens, H.E.R., Luke Combs


SONG OF THE YEAR
(GOES ONLY TO THE SONGWRITER(S))

First of all – the song/artist that should be sweeping the Album, Record and Song of the Year nominations is Christian/Pop cross-over princess (Amy Grant is still queen) Lauren Daigle, her goosebumps-inducing single “You Say” and stellar album “Look Up Child.” Unfortunately, I think the single may have come out too late (even though it’s been a top 10 staple right next to “Shallow” for weeks now on iTunes). I hope I am wrong and that she gets all the glory she and this amazing track deserve!

Here are my predictions for Song of the Year:

  • ·         Shallow (only thing eligible from stellar “A Star is Born” soundtrack which will be eligible for ALBUM OF THE YEAR, ETC. 2020)
  • ·         God’s Plan (Drake)
  • ·         This is America (Childish Gambino)
  • ·         Girls Like You (Maroon5 and Cardi B)
  • ·         Boo’d Up  (Ella Mai)
  • ·         No Tears Left to Cry (Ariana Grande)
  • ·         Delicate (Taylor Swift)
  • ·         The Middle (Zedd, Maren Morris)
Possible Spoilers: You Say (Lauren Daigle), High Horse (Kacey Musgrave), In My Blood (Shawn Mendes), Cry Pretty (Carrie Underwood), Stay (Sam Smith), Sober (Demi Lavato), Meant to Be (Bebe Rexhe, Florida Georgia Line)

*see note above about Lauren Daigle and “You Say” (still applies)…



RECORD OF THE YEAR (GOES TO ARTIST, PRODUCER, ENGINEER)
  • This is America (Childish Gambino)
  • I Like it (Cardi B, Bad Bruner, J Belis)
  • Perfect Duet (Ed Sheeran & Beyonce)
  • The Middle (Zedd, Maren Morris) or High Horse (Kacey Musgrave)
  • God’s Plan (Drake)
  • Shallow (Lady Gaga/Bradley Cooper)
  • Girls Like You (Maroon5, Cardi B)
  • Apeshit (Beyonce & Jay-Z)
Possible Spoilers: You Say (Lauren Daigle), God is a Woman or No Tears Left to Cry (Ariana Grande), Sober (Demi Lavato), Meant to Be (Bebe & FLGA Line), Pray (Sam Smith), Rockstar (Post Malone), This is Me (Greatest Showman)

*see note above about Lauren Daigle and “You Say” (still applies)…



December 4, 2018

61ST GRAMMY NOMINEE PREDICTIONS FOR BEST NEW ARTIST, SONG OF THE YEAR AND RECORD OF THE YEAR BY RON ROECKER






All Categories in the General Field Top 4 Awards (Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Record of the Year, Best New Artist) have been changed from 5 nominees each to eight nominees each this year in the name of diversity and representation/inclusion.

PREDICTIONS FOR BEST NEW ARTIST AWARD
LOTS of artists are ineligible mainly because of Grammy nominations (which they cannot have and still be eligible for BNA) they received the year prior or because the total number of singles and/or albums released before 2018 surpassed the maximum limit guidelines for Best New Artist eligibility. Not eligible: Cardi B, Billie Eilish, Kane Brown, Post Malone, BTS, Camilla Cabella (5th Harmony)

MY BEST NEW ARTIST PREDICTIONS
Dua Lipa
Greta Van Fleet
Juice Wrld
Ellie Mai
Troye Sivan
Bebe Rexhe
Brett Young
Jorja Smith

Spoilers could include: Lil Pump, Christine and the Queens, H.E.R., Luke Combs


SONG OF THE YEAR (GOES TO THE SONGWRITER(S) AND ARTIST ONLY GETS IF A SONGWRITER AS WELL)

First of all – the song/artist that should be sweeping the Album, Record and Song of the Year nominations is Christian/Pop cross-over princess (Amy Grant is still queen) Lauren Daigle, her goosebumps-inducing single “You Say” and stellar album “Look Up Child.” Unfortunately, I think the single may have come out too late (even though its been a top 10 staple right next to “Shallow” for weeks now on iTunes). I hope I am wrong and that she gets all the glory she and this amazing track deserve!

Here are my predictions for Song of the Year:
Shallow (only thing eligible from stellar “A Star is Born” soundtrack which will be eligible for ALBUM OF THE YEAR, ETC. 2020)
God’s Plan (Drake)
This is America (Childish Gambino)
Girls Like You (Maroon5 and Cardi B)
Boo’d Up  (Ella Mai)
No Tears Left to Cry (Ariana Grande)
Delicate (Taylor Swift)
The Middle (Zedd, Maren Morris)

Possible Spoilers: You Say (Lauren Daigle), High Horse (Kacey Musgrave), In My Blood (Shawn Mendes), Cry Pretty (Carrie Underwood), Stay (Sam Smith), Sober (Demi Lavato), Meant to Be (Bebe Rexhe, Florida Georgia Line)

*see note above about Lauren Daigle and “You Say” (still applies)…

RECORD OF THE YEAR (GOES TO ARTIST, PRODUCER, ENGINEER)
This is America (Childish Gambino)
I Like it (Cardi B, Bad Bruner, J Belis)
Perfect Duet (Ed Sheeran & Beyonce)
The Middle (Zedd, Maren Morris) or High Horse (Kacey Musgrave)
God’s Plan (Drake)
Shallow (Lady Gaga/Bradley Cooper)
Girls Like You (Maroon5, Cardi B)
Apeshit (Beyonce & Jay-Z)

Possible Spoilers: You Say (Lauren Daigle), God is a Woman or No Tears Left to Cry (Ariana Grande), Sober (Demi Lavato), Meant to Be (Bebe & FLGA Line), Pray (Sam Smith), Rockstar (Post Malone), This is Me (Greatest Showman)

December 1, 2018

RON ROECKER GRAMMY NOMINEE 2019 PREDICTIONS: SONG OF THE YEAR & RECORD OF THE YEAR


Lauren Daigle "You Say" single

First, let me say two things:  1) Reminder that the top 4 general categories (Album, Song, Record and New Artist) were pumped up from 5 nominees to 8 nominees in the name of diversity and 2) Lauren Daigle and her powerfully moving HUGE hit "You Say" should be nominated for both Song and Record of the Year -- I just don't think the Academy is ready to disappoint some bigger names...darn.).


SONG OF THE YEAR (GOES TO THE SONGWRITER)
  • Shallow (only this single is eligible from stellar “A Star is Born” soundtrack this year but everything will a-ok for 2020)
  • God’s Plan (Drake)
  • This is America (Childish Gambino)
  • Girls Like you (Maroon5 and Cardi B)
  • Boo’d Up (Ella Mai)
  • No Tears Left to Cry (Ariana Grande)
  • Delicate (Taylor Swift)
  • The Middle (Zedd, Maren Morris, Grey)
Lauren Daigle


Possible Spoilers: You Say (Lauren Daigle), In My Blood (Shawn Mendes), Cry Pretty (Carrie Underwood), Sober (Demi Lavato), Meant to Be (Bebe Rexhe, Florida Georgia Line)



RECORD OF THE YEAR (GOES TO ARTIST, PRODUCER, ENGINEER)
  • This is America (Childish Gambino)
  • I Like it (Cardi B, Bad Bruner, J Belis)
  • Perfect Duet (Ed Sheeran & Beyonce)
  • The Middle (Zedd, Maren Morris)
  • God’s Plan (Drake)
  • Shallow (Lady Gaga/Bradley Cooper)
  • Girls Like You (Maroon5, Cardi B)
  • Apeshit (Beyonce & Jay-Z)


Possible Spoilers: You Say (Lauren Daigle), God is a Woman (Ariana Grande), Sober (Demi Lavato), Meant to Be (Bebe & FLGA Line), Pray (Sam Smith), Rockstar (Post Malone), This is Me (Greatest Showman)

November 27, 2018

My Predictions for 61st Annual GRAMMY Award Nominations: BEST NEW ARTIST




Yep, GRAMMY nominations for the 61st GRAMMY Awards will be announced December 5 so I thought I'd get my thoughts out there. 

First of all, one HUGE change this coming show is that all 4 general categories (Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Best New Artist) will have eight nominees each (instead of the usual 5). The Academy says it wants to be more representative of the music that's being made. Will that do the trick?  We will see. However, it does open it up so that voting members can go beyond the tried and true (read as "most popular"). 

So, Best New Artist is one of the hardest categories to predict. This year is challenging because so many artists that would have been shoe-ins actually have been deemed ineligible for one reason or another. If anyone came to prominence before this year (Camilla Cabella with 5th Harmony) or have been nominated for a GRAMMY before (Cardi B was nominated for two awards last year for her first single but hadn't broken it big enough to reach BNA status last year -- now she's out). Other artists not eligible include Billie Eilish, Kane Brown, Post Malone, and BTS.

So, here are my best predictions as well as potential spoilers...what do you think?

BEST NEW ARTIST PREDICTIONS
Dua Lipa
Greta Van Fleet
Juice Wrld
Ellie Mai
Troye Sivan
Bebe Rexhe
Brett Young
Jorja Smith

Spoilers could include: Lil Pump, Chrstine and the Queens, H.E.R., Luke Combs

October 30, 2018

CONGRATS GRAMMY NOMINEE CONTENDERS STEVEN CHESNE (BEST WORLD MUSIC ALBUM), KITT WAKELEY (BEST CONTEMPORARY INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM) AND KEVIN WOOD (BEST NEW AGE ALBUM)


 




“I am absoluely thrilled that this album has connected with people and that it continues to gain momentum,” said Wood. “I hope when people listen to ‘Eternal’ they feel understood, they realize they aren’t alone and that we are all on this journey together; and, by the grace of God, if they feel more connected to forgiveness, love, kindness, acceptance, themselves, and humanity, then ‘Eternal’ truly will be the most meaningful music I have ever composed.” 




“This was my first time writing a full-length orchestral body of work, so it was three years in the making,” said Wakeley, who wrote, played piano and keyboard and co-produced the album. “You know something might have great potential but then you hear it for the first time being performed by an international, award-winning choir and orchestra, it becomes totally overwhelming.  Then add iconic guest artists you grew up admiring, and the chance to perform it live for the first time in your home state, and it all makes ‘Midnight in Macedonia’ the greatest experience and achievement of my music career.”




"Humanity is broken right now, so it's crucial for us to rediscover what connects us,” said Chesne. “I consciously focused on themes and teachings that were similar among these 10 unrelated traditions, instead of the differences. It took a year to hone the idea that became my inspiration – ‘for the world to heal, we need to refocus on our common oneness.’ Bringing these powerful teachings back into the spotlight during this challenging phase of our evolution, made this the most important project I’ve ever done. My goal with 'Sapient' was to make it very clear that vastly different types of spiritual leaders and teachers, at the peak of their cultural wisdom, have arrived at a surprisingly similar Apex when it comes to peace, oneness and healing the world. My hope for humanity is that this time we'll actually listen."


DON'T SCREAM! HERE ARE MY FAVE DIY HALLOWEEN COSTUMES FOR LAST-MINUTE !

Are you freaking out because you don't have a costume for tomorrow? Here are some clever and super easy DIY ideas just in the nick of time..

"50 Shades of Grey"
Go to your local paint department and grab a bunch of the paint swatches in all tons of gray: black, brown, gray, silver, etc.  Adhere them to an old tshirt you have with a hot glue gun and presto!


You can get iron-on letters or simply a marker and an old white t-shirt. Then add anything you want that's lying around your house -- a funny hat, silly glasses or whatever and POOF!  You're a "Blessing in Disguise!"


Go to the Dollar Store and grab some cheap medals or trophies, day-old bread and suddenly you've just baked yourself a hilarious "Bread-winner" costume!




T-shirt: check
Bag of Chips: check
Glue Gun or Pins: check

Suddenly you are a "Chip on Your Shoulder"



All black anything, add some felt circles (buy the felt at Michael's or any other hobby place), hot glue gun and go!



Everyone has old formal wear that they haven't worn since the senior prom, or it's really easy to go the thrift store and find some horrendous suit or dress!  Create a sash out of large ribbon and markers (or you could even do a label on your lapel that says "Apology" and suddenly everyone is talking about the "Formal Apology" they saw at the party!


Google "Freud," start making tags with Freudian phrases, pin or glue to little black dress or slip and look at you, smartie pants, you're a Freudian Slip!


Great couples costume idea...one dresses in all green from head to toe. The other gets an old t-shirt and irons on or writes with marker "ENVY" and the two of you are "Green with Envy"



If you have a little more time, go to the hobby store and purchase some foam. Cut out one large rectangle for the adult and cut out waves on each end. Spray paint golden. After it dries cinch in the middle with string and you are the perfect pasta!  The kid's version is 2 pieces of foam same size, stuffed with foam and then hot glued like a stuffed pasta shell (spray painted). 


Orange t-shirt, Pi...Pumpkin Pie.



Group of gal pals, all carrying different spices or print out labels that are hot glued to cheap aprons (99 cent store or hobby location) and suddenly we have The Spice Girls!



This is gonna take some time but I just love this idea. Need poster board and some old material or fabric. Get a pattern for a dress and cut it out of poster board. Make sure you include the doll tabs that would fold over the cut out doll...glue material to the skirt, add some buttons on front and tie it all around you with a "paper" belt and voila!  You are a fab "Paper Doll"