Wednesday, March 25, 2009

"Wednesday Wee Ones...and getting things done!"

I've been off the computer for a few days to get some things done and finish some projects!

I'm going to enjoy catching up on everyone's blogs!
I LOVE going to all my favorite blogs!
It's like opening up presents and finding something new in every one!

One little project I really enjoyed making was this little Mary Engelbreit scrapbook.

I was so disappointed to find out the magazine was not going to be available any more
and I remembered the little paper dolls I had saved and always wanted to do something with,
so I used supplies I already had and what FUN!

I LOVE cutting out paper dolls anyway! Relieves STRESS!
(and I did NOT cut my originals, I copies them on card stock!)

I even created a little pocket on the cover of the book
to store an extra doll and clothes!

The only design flaw I have is with the lace I used on the front.
I can't get it to stay on! It won't stick!
I may have to put a piece of paper instead of lace.
Or maybe copy some lace like Diane showed us how to do one time!

On this back page I have room to write something....

It's always fun to do something different!

And I LOVE paper dolls!

ENJOY! And try something new!


Celestina Marie said...

Oh my gosh is this ever darling. You did an amazing and creative job with your paperdolls book. MaryE. would love it too.
Your talents are so inspiring. It is fun to try something new and go in other directions.
Looks like you had lots of fun too.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Twyla and Lindsey said...

It's beautiful! We love Mary Engelbreit too! I miss her magazine so much!
I think cutting intricate things like paper dolls are really theraputic. It's very calming.
Lovely scrapbook!

Linda Q said...

Oh this is darling, I miss paperdolls. There were so many when we were kids. I had several.
Hey Diane, I think I made up for Wee Ones with my Tablescape post for Thursday, so check it out!
Best to you my friend!

sweet blondie blue eyes said...

I used to love those paper dolls when I was small, I had dozens of them and would change the clothes around......I cotten on that if I carefullt drew round some of the clothes to get the basic shape (and did not cut the hanging tabs off) I could then colour them in to my own design, some of those dolls had some really weird home made clothes!!!!!!!!!! LOL.

Simply Shelley said...

What a wonderful job you did on the Paper doll scrapbook...I to was so disappointed when I heard Mary's magazine was no longer published...I will miss it so much...I still have all my old issues,but it's just not the same as looking forward to a new issue in the was a real treat each time! Thanks for sharing this very sweet Paper Doll Scrapbook.....


Freckled Hen said...

What a wonderful idea. You did a great job, they look so professional!
Happy Spring to you!

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

I love what you have made, so very sweet! My favourite is Ann Estelle as she reminds me of my daughter Phoebe. Phoebe looks just like that when she wears glasses.
If you have a look at my blog, you will see that there is an award waiting for you.
Isabelle x

Happy@Home said...

I always loved those paper dolls. What a clever idea you came up with.

Storybook Woods said...

I love Mary Engelbreit paper dolls and what you did with them. Clarice

Draffin Bears said...

What a sweet post and your paper dolls are so darling. Love that little verse on the back page.
I can remember playing for hours as a child with my cut out dolls.

When our daughter was in Paris she bought me some replica vintage paper dolls and a French carousel back and one of these days I will put it all together and will have to show you.

Enjoy your weekend

Lila Rostenberg said...

What fun!
You have made a real keepsake and you can play with it now too!!!

Betty said...

Oh my gosh! That is too cute! I've saved all of my ME magazines too. I would love to do something like that when I have the time. Have you ever tried Mighty Mend It glue. It works really well for gluing lace to paper. So does Scotch brand scrapbooking glue. You might try those.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

"try something new". Wonderful advice!!

Lisa Lectura Creations said...

Awwhh so adorable! It's always nice & fun to try something new. This turned out wonderful! I love your design.

Thanks for coming to visit! I really appreciate your sweet message. Creating and getting into a zone helps to relieve my stress sometimes. I hope you become free of it soon.

Have a great weekend!

Lisa :)

Anonymous said...

Diane, you're probably trying to glue on one of those poly or nylon laces. They just don't like to stick without some weight on them and then the glue comes through and sticks to the weighting item! Good idea to copy the lace on paper! ;-)

Like you, I'm so disappointed that ME is discontinuing her magazine. It was one of my favorites along with Victoria. And I loved the paper dolls too! Your book - you should write to her and show her the pictures of it! It's so sweet!


Vee said...

Oh now that is just sweet! I love that final thought...a real life lesson in it. Hope that find a way to get your lace to stay because it's such a lovely touch.

Vee said...

"hope that you" Gosh, I got thinking too fast for my typing again!

Unknown said...

Diane, this sound like super fun...the last time I played with paper dolls was a long time ago, but I do remember all the fun and imagination then. Wishing you a great and blessed weekend, hugs/m

Aihara Ramintessah Sanchez said...

i love them dear!and your paper dolls are so CUTE! Keep crafting.I hope to see some layouts.I know they will be fab!

Lallee said...

I love what you did with the ME paper dolls. I keep saying I'm going to do something with mine some day! You're a great inspiration. I couldn't cut my originals either.