Give a Cheer
Give cheer Give a Cheer

This was for the scrap pack challenge # 8. I'm starting a book for my niece, Taylor, and I think this may be my title page for the book. Here's how I used the items: When I got the postage stamps, I could NOT figure out how I was going to incorporate them! Then I decided that I would use some sort of an American theme, and I came up with "American Sweetheart" as my title. I taped the white flower petals together, stamped a flower on the inside, and chalked the edges. I then punched a hole in the top and made it into a tag. I was having trouble with them curling up, so I sprayed the back of each flower with a little bit of starch, and that worked to help them lay just a little bit flatter. I painted my bottle cap with white paint, and then I just randomly stamped it with ink just to give it some color. I stamped "delight" on one of the tags, and layered the mica over it. I cut the roladex card and used that as my journaling. I think pretty much everything else is visible. I was a little worried that my painting technique on the "sweetheart" picture wouldn't turn out, but I'm very happy with it. I tore the picture and then layered the letters on top of the picture. I then painted it with white acrylic paint, and took the letters off when it dried. I was very happy with it, but it was unnerving since it was my ONLY copy of the picture. (I do have the negatives as a backup, but I knew that I wouldn't have time to get it re-developed!)

After I finished the LO, I felt guilty due to the lack of journaling. Therefore, I wrote a note to Taylor and put it in the envelope. I just wrote about the kinds of things that we do together, about the day that we took these photos, and her favorite music/shows. I wrote "18" in tiny print on the envelope so I'll remember that there is a note in there, and I'm going to let her read it when she's 18. I'm going to do little "hidden" notes all the way thru the book. Since I'll keep the book, I don't think that she'll know about it.