Cups • When I’m Gone • Grace Remix

Posted on Jan 10 2015 – 9:42pm
by Rudy


Cups • When I’m Gone

I have to admit that ever since Grace Thomas joined our doll family we have been busy!  She is so much fun to play with!  From her baking to her outfits, everything is relatable and we absolutely love her.  Does anyone else feel the same way about this GOTY?  I mean, we have crafted for this doll every day!  And it started before she even arrived!  Her collection is just too cute for words, and the ideas just keep flowing.  We can’t stop them!

My oldest daughter and I decided to have a little stop motion fun today.  Stop motion is a lot of work so I knew when we started that I had to push through and finish.  An entire day and a few cups of coffee later, it is complete.  Since Grace is a baker and she has the travel theme, I felt that the song Cups with its music video was the best fit for Grace.  The Cups music video displays a baker who has bigger dreams to travel and even shows a postcard of Paris.  Perfect right?!  Well, it’s not a perfect replica of the music video, and a large part of that is due to the fact that it’s hard to get an American Girls hands to cooperate with the props!  But, we did the best we could and we love the results.  The beautiful voice you hear in the video is my daughter’s.  I thought it would be best for her to sing it since Grace is just a little girl herself.  Also, the cups rhythm was also recorded by my daughter.  We practiced that for a long time before we got it down to perfection.  Can I say dedication?!  My Launa rocks!

Please watch, like, and share the fun video below!

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26 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Jessica s.
    January 10, 2015 at 9:56 pm – Reply

    That was so cute. I love how you had your daughter sing it.

    • Rudy
      January 10, 2015 at 9:59 pm – Reply

      Thank you :)

  2. Carolyn
    January 11, 2015 at 4:01 am – Reply

    Fantastic job! I bet that was a lot of work. Your daughter did a great job :)

    • Rudy
      January 11, 2015 at 8:11 pm – Reply

      She thanks you :)

  3. Michelle Cyr
    January 11, 2015 at 4:56 am – Reply

    That was just awesome!! What great mommy daughter time!! Those are the moments she will remember forever!! WOW!! Nicely done!!

  4. Gretchen
    January 11, 2015 at 4:59 am – Reply

    You and your daughter are very talented! Love it!

  5. Amanda
    January 11, 2015 at 12:11 pm – Reply

    Wow, your daughter did such a good job singing and with the rhythm! It looked like a lot of work to do all the stop motion, though! Good job! It was really cute! :) I think you should definitely repost this again at the end of 2015 when Grace is getting ready to be archived. :)

    • Rudy
      January 11, 2015 at 8:10 pm – Reply

      Thank you! I thought the same thing about the end of the year. I’m noticing how much everyone LOVES Grace this year, almost more than other GOTY dolls, so I felt it fit. I know I will miss her being in the spotlight and it’s only January! lol

  6. Danielle
    January 11, 2015 at 1:25 pm – Reply

    This was so adorable… Something my daughter Gianna would do lol… :) Great job!!!!

  7. Danielle Sassano
    January 11, 2015 at 1:26 pm – Reply

    This was so adorable… Something my daughter Gianna would do lol… Great job!!!! :)

    • Rudy
      January 11, 2015 at 8:08 pm – Reply

      Thank you!

  8. Linda Buzard-Moffitt
    January 11, 2015 at 1:56 pm – Reply

    Awe That was cute :) Good Work that looked like a lot of time went into it and Great Singing :)

  9. Cristina
    January 11, 2015 at 4:07 pm – Reply

    This was absolutely adorable! My daughter and I enjoyed this!! Definitely a cute tribute for the end of the year..great job!

  10. Debbie
    January 11, 2015 at 6:35 pm – Reply

    WOW! That was so cute! :)

  11. Kahle
    January 11, 2015 at 6:57 pm – Reply

    Wow! I’m impressed! Great job!

    • Rudy
      January 11, 2015 at 8:07 pm – Reply


  12. Wendy
    January 12, 2015 at 5:44 am – Reply

    Amazing! I can’t wait to get Grace!

  13. Donna
    January 12, 2015 at 1:32 pm – Reply

    Too cute!

  14. Alexys
    January 12, 2015 at 2:10 pm – Reply

    My girls and I loved this. Great job!

  15. Monique B
    January 12, 2015 at 3:27 pm – Reply

    Cute overload. I can tell you have so much fun with your daughter! Something for me to look forward to with my own baby girl.

  16. Karina B
    January 16, 2015 at 2:10 pm – Reply

    So cute!

  17. Sunny Slone
    January 17, 2015 at 2:02 pm – Reply

    I originally liked this GOTY doll because she looks similar to my daughter with brown hair and blue eyes. After hearing her story I love her even more as one of my dreams was to run my own bakery and I studied French in high school and college! Meant to be! :)

    • Rudy
      January 17, 2015 at 8:57 pm – Reply

      She does have a great story!

  18. Charla
    January 19, 2015 at 9:08 am – Reply

    Your video is too cute…loved it! My Granddaughter and I both love Grace, too, and I’ve seen many positive comments about her online. I think that Grace may end up being among the most popular Girls of the Year ever!

    • Rudy
      January 19, 2015 at 9:13 am – Reply

      I agree with you on that!

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