Saturday, June 6, 2009

Michelle's Book of Colors

Okay, I finished the big project I was talking about in my last post. I decided, before Michelle's second birthday, to make her a book of colors and numbers so she could learn them. Well, two months after her birthday, I completed it. Page by page, let's take a look:
I designed the cover using my Cricut. In fact, almost all the color pages used my cricut. I first cut out the words using Sure Cuts A Lot (SCAL), some software I bought for connecting my Cricut to the computer. I then sponged heavily over each word, using the appropriate color ink. Then, I chose some patterned paper to go with the color. Finally, I cut something on my cricut that went with the color. How do you like that tractor? It's my finest achievement! I found it on Susan Blue Robot's web page (Awesome page, by the way). Winnie the Pooh is from my Cricut cart, as are the leaves and Piglet. The horse is from a freebie I found online, and the cat is from a dollar download from a website online. The pumpkins are stamped from an SU! Stamp set called Autumn Harvest, and colored with plain old markers.

Now, onto the number segment. While I was really picking up speed, the numbers took me way longer, because I stamped and colored everything. First, I once again cut the numbers using SCAL. Then I chose some patterned paper for dividers (PTI Razzberry Fizz), and then started stamping!

1/2: Loads of Love; 3/4 Unfrogettable; 5/6: Delight in Life, Both Ways Blossoms; 7/8: Very Punny; 9/10 Love Bakes (all SU!)

So far, she really loves it!! I also have a card to show you, but I'll post that later. Both the kids are awake now and trying to be in my hair. :) Happy Saturday!

1 comment:

  1. That is quite possibly one of the most adorable things I have ever seen!