Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Art Journal Mini Scrapbook


I'm posting later than usual today because I was at one of my best friend's homes doing a Birthday Party for her sweet daughter Emily. Happy 12th Birthday Emmy! :) Besides the birthday girl, there were six other sweet girls who came to create a mini scrapbook using the SU! 5" x 5" On Board Art Journal. We picked these back in May when they were 25% off, along with the Flowers for You DSP. I made up a book as inspiration for the girls - figuring they were pretty likely to just copy my simple ideas. I couldn't have been "wronger" (Veggie Tales word - lol) I guess it's been along time since my nieces were 12 - these girls went to town with the punches and stamps I brought! They created some awesome covers and pages - hopefully they finish it off at home and add their pics to complete the project. Our colors were taken from the Flowers for You DSP - Regal Rose, Lovely Lilac, Tempting Turquoise and Certianly Celery(cardsotck, ink and Stampin' Writes.) Stamps used: Time Well Spent (soon to retire Host set); Seeing Spots, and It's a Girl Thing (retired). Punches used: Large Star, Star, all the SU! Circle punches, 5-Petal flower, Daisy (retired), Ticket Corner, Spiral and Scallop Circle. I brought glue sticks and lots of scraps of solid color cardstock and left over DSP. I had cut up the DSP and made packets for each girl so they *could* copy if they wanted to. It was fun to watch them create, teach them how to use some of the supplies, and listen to their pre-teen chatter. Afte scrapbooking, they went off to swim and have a simple grilled dinner and cake & ice cream. The inspiration pages I did were very simple - have to be for pages so small - here a few of my favorites...


2 comments:

Paula said...

This is cute, Juli. I like the colors you used. Glad the girls had fun. Do you have any pics of the girls' books?

candy said...

i love the circles cut out of assorted papers. what a cool idea, i think i'll try the same!