Awhile back I created a Paper Doll Canvas of my Great Niece Chloe for a challenge during an online crop on the Fiskateer Message Board. We had to scraplift a layout, card or project that we found on the Fiskars Craft site http://www.fiskarscrafts.com/
This is the Paper Doll Canvas that I did of my great niece Chloe for the challenge.
I found an awesome project done by Janna Wilson called "Paper Doll Canvas". Her project can be found in the October downloadable links - project #2. The link is here: http://www.fiskarscrafts.com/projects/t_oct08download.aspx
I loved her project "Paper Doll Canvas" so much and thought it was so adorable. I thought that it'd be the perfect project to scraplift. It was definately outside of my comfort zone as I'd never tried anything like this before. I was actually surprised at how well mine turned out considering my only painting skills were when I used to do Tole Painting. Well, the first one turned out so cute that I decided to make 2 more for my other 2 great nieces Dakota (Chloe's little sister) and Jaden (Chloe's cousin) for Christmas gifts. I couldn't give to one without giving to the other two. (No favoritism here).
This second canvas is Dakota's. She'll be three years old in June 2009.
This canvas is for Jaden who just turned three in December.
I couldn't post them any sooner as we just got together for our family Christmas yesterday. We had planned to get together before Christmas but had to cancel due to bad weather. My sister & her family all went to Florida for Christmas so we had to reschedule for January. Well of course we had to cancel the second time as once again another another snow storm hit. So we rescheduled for the 3rd time and February 1st was the day for our Family "Christmas". Yesterday turned out to be a beautiful day. No snow, 40 degrees farenheit and a perfect day for driving as the roads were good.
Now that I've finally been able to give the girls their Paper Doll Canvas gifts, I can show them here. (I didn't want their mom's to see them before I gave them to the little one's lol)
I gave my two nieces a scrapbook album filled with 20 layouts each that I've done of their children in the past year. My oldest niece is a hairdresser and runs her own business out of her home, is married and has 3 children all under 5 plus she is expecting her 4th child in early May. Her husband is a full time student who is now enrolled in a hairdressing school so that he can help in the family business. My youngest niece runs a day care out of her home, is married and has 2 children. She's expecting her third at the end of May. Both of the girls lead busy lives and have no time to scrap their own memories and I love scrapping their children. So now they both have an album full of memories to cherish.
I hope that they'll continue to share their families with me so that I can continue to scrap the children. (hint hint girls you can always send me pictures lol)