Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Paper Doll Mini Album - Tin Purse

Happy New Year!

I hope this new year finds you well and filled with anticipation for 2010. I am really looking forward to what this year will hold. I have started creating some inspiration and instruction videos -- and am hoping to keep them coming throughout the year.

To start off, I wanted to share a fun project that I just finished for my niece, Kati. You can see the YouTube video here. I made a mini-album and a set of Princess Paper Dolls. I also decorated a tin purse for her to keep them in -- all using the Cricut Cartridge - Paper Doll Dress Ups. It is a really cute cartridge that I have seen lots of people use to embellish their scrapbook pages. That really isn't my scrapping style -- but it has a lot of cute elements that will be fun to use even if I don't use the dolls on my pages.

However, as I was looking through the booklet -- I was totally taken back to when I was a little girl and loved to play dress up with my paper dolls. Making this set of dolls for her allowed me to revert back and play again -- it was a LOT of fun.

My sister and brother-in-law have been working to adopt her for the past two years -- and she got to come home with them in July. This was her very first Christmas here in the states...and it SNOWED!

They live in Dallas and there has not been a white Christmas there since 1929 -- so it was a REALLY special event. She will probably expect it to snow every Christmas...and I hope she gets her wish! We are all super excited that she has come to be a part of our family. She is a bright energetic four year old...and I am pretty sure she will have fun creating all kinds of stories to go with her very own paper dolls. I know I will have fun making new outfits to send her as little surprises throughout the year.

Check out the video -- and let me know if you have any questions about the project -- I will be happy to help you out.