Wednesday, March 30, 2011

My Crafty Little One

Annabelle had been asking to scrapbook for months, so when my Grandma asked what she could get her for Christmas, I decided she needed a scrapbook of her very own.  Things got busy with the holidays and play dates and dance classes and regular old life and the scrapbook was pushed to the side and forgotten.  But last week, she began asking for it again.  I started printing out pictures for her and we went to Michael's to get some stickers.  She was hung ho, full out.  Here are a few of her pages.  My favorite ones with her own little bits of personality.

Every scrapbook needs a title page.  How else are people supposed to know what the book is about?

Pooh Bear is still one of her favorite guys.  This is the very first page she made:)

At first she just wanted to put stickers on the page and be done with it.  I encouraged her to draw some pictures of her favorite things about each character.  On this page she drew Jasmine, Aladdin, with Abu on his shoulder and the Genie.  I love the Genie magic stars she drew around him.

I helped her write out Princess Aurora, don't you just love the backwards s?  And the spinning wheel?  I said that she should draw Prince Philip or the 3 Fairy Godmothers but she chose the spinning wheel.

As she kept going she started really getting the hang of it.  She didn't need any coaching about the movie or any of her favorite parts.  I'm most impressed with her drawing of Lumiere.  She did it from memory, not even looking at the DVD cover:)

I had to go out and buy more page protectors because she's asking to make many more pages than I thought she would want to do.  I know I'm just the overly proud Mommy right now, but it's so good and so cute, right?


  1. I love scrap books. So much to choose from.
    I just never have the time.
    She did a great job. :)

  2. I'm glad that I'm not the only one to see her genius budding:)

  3. What a wonderful keepsake to look back on someday! She did a great job! B. is always asking me to print pictures for her to scrapbook but I'm TERRIBLE at printing pictures! You've inspired me to run out and get her a scrapbook to turn her loose and see what she comes up with!

  4. Like I said Kandi, we'd had this book since Christmas, but once I actually got on the ball, she loves it. I'm sure B. would be thrilled to start one too, especially since she seems so crafty:)