Sunday, May 8, 2011

National Scrapbooking Day 2011

Hi!  TGF is having a scrapbook challenge in honor of NSD so thought I'd get out some pictures and actually make a page.  I wanted to do a page that reflected something cultural so I picked a Girls' Day theme.

Scrapbook pages are difficult to photograph.  This is my daughter's first girls' day some 9 years ago.  Heehee.  I love these photos of her because my daughter wasn't really a giggly kind of baby.  She was more serious but these pictures show her laughing so happily.

Here's TGF's Geisha Anya.  It's the very first time I've used her and the first time I've colored black hair.  But I like it!  I wanted her kimono colors to match some of the colors in my daughter's baby one (which was past down from her aunty).  I also extended her smile so she looks a little less serious.  I thought about altering her eyes and smile but decided to leave it.  Less work, you know?

I used stamps from other TGF kits too.  The happy smiley flowers, dragonfly, journal tag and brackets are all from TGF kits.  I really thought the happy flowers reflected my daughter's mood.  I wanted to add some origami somewhere and decided to add some origami cherry blossoms.  I found some instructions HERE.  I was making the cherry blossoms and my daughter wanted to make some too.  Mine were really fat and her petals were skinnier and looked prettier so I made them more like that.  The one on the far right is the one she made.

Thanks for reading and hope you're having a Happy Mother's Day!


Cheryl said...

Oh, what cute chubby cheeks and legs! What pretty origami flowers, your daughter did a great job! Nice coloring of Geisha Anya's hair!

sunnysideup/doreensng said...

Hi Eva,Wow such a happy baby " kawaii"love the scrappage with Geisha Anya,love your colouring of the hair.I have this stamp too,have her coloured already , but have not use it yet:)

Lorraine said...

Aw, Eva, such an adorable layout! Your daughter was such a cutie! And THANK YOU so much for the Happy Mail! Beautiful card, pins in container & the little set of embossed cards! Such a thoughtful & generous thing to do! I'm still trying to get back up to speed after this weekend, lol. Hope your mother's day was special!