Monday, March 22, 2010

Springtime Doodles Scrapbook

Let me preface this by saying that I don't scrapbook enough....I love putting these special books together - and for this historic occasion (Victoria's teacher is having a baby) - some of the moms wanted to do something extra special from the students in the class. Victoria really LOVES her teacher and I adore her too!

I grabbed an 8x8 cloth bound scrapbook that was a cross between a moss and celery color. I used a blue & green color scheme throughout the book, but wanted to do a little something special to the cover, and since it was so plain, I decided to create a fun cover! I took a piece of rustic cream cardstock and stamped the dandilion from {Springtime Doodles} in celery and bashful blue ink . I placed a button on the center of each flower. I created the sentiment (which I saw on Nichole's blog) on my computer because for some reason, I do not have that stamp set that Nichole used (YET). I stamped the bee, colored it with copics and then adhered it to the main sentiment layer. I faux stitched the sentiment layer too. Finally I sponged the edge of the paper with ink.

I used this fun sentiment for the inside of the scrapbook. Very simple way to personalize your scrapbook!

Here is Victoria's page. I asked each parent to give me a current and baby photograph of their child for the book. I also gave everyone a piece of 3x5 cardstock for them to write advice to the teacher. They could also write advice to the 18 month old son of the teacher about being a big brother. The responses were precious!

I used the ladybug from Springtime Doodles to embellish the page, along with some buttons and ribbon. The Cutie sentiment is from another Papertrey set {baby button bits}. I used both sets throughout the scrapbook.

Here is a close up of Victoria's advice to her teacher (and her husband/aka Johnnycakes). Of course Victoria wants to be sure that Noah does NOT feed his baby raisins (like Karen did to her when she was just a baby) -- check the diaper often! :) and the most important -- SLEEP! Smart girl!

stamps: {springtime doodles, baby button bits} Papertrey Ink
paper: celery, designer paper, rustic cream, bashful blue
ink: black, copics
misc: buttons, ribbon, dimensionals


Lee Anne said...

Wow! that is great. I'm so happy to say that I ordered your set yesterday when some other things came into stock at PTI. Can't wait to get it!

Shawn said...

Beth, what a fabulous idea! I'm sure Victoria's teacher will be moved to tears!!! How great that she will be able to look back on this for years to come. Thanx for the awesome inspiration!!

Debby/Darthy said...

This is so darn adorable. what a great idea. I think Victoria is giving some pretty sound advice.

Gibson_girl5 said...

What a perfectly sweet gift for the teacher - she'll treasure it always.


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