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Sunday, January 16, 2011

I Have a Dream Blog Hop - Post 2 of 3

Happy Sunday!  Welcome to my second day of projects all centered around having dreams.  So, as I stated yesterday, my projects are focused on helping my children obtain their career dreams.  Today, I'm featuring projects that I completed for my two youngest children.  Caleb is my "Dino Expert" and Danita is my artist. 
Caleb had started creating this book and asked me to bind the pages into his "Dino Expert" field guide.  So...I don't have a Cinch or a Bind It All so I used my big Momma of a binding machine to bind his book.  I used the Birthday Cake cartridge that I got at Michael's for $9.99 to make the dinosaurs and the tracks that are on the book.  His name and the titles were cut from the Life's a Beach cartridge.  He drew the pictures and wrote the names while we were at my Mom's for Christmas.




Now Danita's project is an altered sketch book. Danita battles autism and the one thing she likes to do a lot of is draw.  She's actually a great artist and I can't wait to see where she goes with her ability.  I took a sketch book that I had and covered it with a piece of paper from the Untamed Safari collection in her favorite color.  I then simply adhered ribbon to the top and top a bow.  Then, using the Birthday Cake cartridge, I cut out a princess.  She loves princesses.  I embossed the dress using the divine swirls Cuttlebug folder and added silver Stickles.  I cut out her name using the same cartridge and added Stickles to embellish her name.  While looking for something else, I found a princess Cuttlebug die cut that I hadn't used.  It was perfect for this project so I cut and emboss a princess and added her to the cover.  I know Danita is going to love this when I give it to her.



Well, that's all.  Happy scrappin'!
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20 comments:

Joana said...

Great projects :) I love both covers, but your son's design rocks!!! The legs of the dino are the best!! :)
I'm sure Danita will be a Monet or a Picasso :) I really like the embossed dress of the princess. It's very elegant!
Thank you for sharing your work!

postaisdajoana at gmail dot com

Melissa said...

Great job! You got the bday cake cartridge for $9.99??? Wow, jackpot!

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

Celeste said...

Oh wow Christel these are fabulous

Pammejo said...

Caleb did a fabulous job with his drawing, I would mine having a copy of it to do a transfer with so I can color it. Thanks for sharing your book. Just became a follower. pammejo1@yahoo.com
http://pammejo-scrapbookflair.blogspot.com/

A Scrap Above said...

awww! this is too precious! I love these books and I am sure your kids will have a blast with them!
TFS
Bonnie C
http://ascrapabove.blogspot.com
ascrapabove(at)aol(dot)com

Amanda said...

I love the Dinosaur field guide! When he is older you all will have such a good time checking out his drawings! Great keepsakes for your kids!
Amanda (als1048@gmail.com)

Audrey said...

GREAT projects!! you have 2 very talented children!
God Bless!

audrey@rosemansroost.com

Reneeleeak said...

Your books are great! I really like both of them.

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

Great books for your children; it is great that you are encoraging them to follow their dreams.

Kathy
Katsews at gmail dotcom

Monique Barr said...

Girl, I still am in love with your work. Praying that you are feeling better

JustYolie said...

Fabulous notebooks, I love the purple one!

Josie0602 said...

Nice books...I know your children will love them!!
jtg0398@sbcglobal.net

Karelj said...

I love,love, love the new projects! I'm so loving this blog hop with you!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great projects!

Stephanie_J_ said...

What a great mommy & me project you have here. Good job mom! :)

http://stephaniejohnsonscraps.blogspot.com

VinDeeLoo said...

Very nice!

VinDeeLoo
vndlewis at rocketmail dot com

pennykitz said...

I am sure she will love it, I do..pennykitz@charter.net

C said...

I love these and what a great idea for the kids..... I see you have a budding artist. :)
Charlene

Cindylu2u said...

These are fabulous and what a wonderful way to spend quality time with our kids!! Thanks

Michelle said...

These are so wonderful and they will make great keepsakes for your kids.

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