Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Knowledge is POWER



My kindergarten-bound daughter has been working hard on her reading skills this summer. I'm so proud of her progress, and can already see a bookworm emerging. On one of our recent trips to the library, we finally got Adrienne her own library card. She's really excited! To help her take responsibility for her card, I thought I'd make a cute place for her to keep it between library visits. The backpack box that was posted on Splitcoast a week or so ago was perfect. Like most little girls (and us big girls, too, right?), she loves miniature anything, so I'm thinking she'll be begging to go the library more often just so she can get out her cute little backpack.

Here's a closer look:



From the side:



And here's a closer look at the coordinating card:



The bookworm, stack of books, and shelf of books are all part of the new I {Heart} Books set by My Favorite Things. This set is just so gosh-darn adorable, I can hardly stand it!

Thanks for visiting! I'm heading out this morning to pick up Adrienne from a "three sleeps" visit with her Nana and "Dodger" (their name for their granddad). Can't wait for her sweet little hugs and kisses!



Stamps: I {Heart} Books (My Favorite Things Presents)
Paper: Papertrey Dark Chocolate, MFT Perfect Paper Panels, My Mind's Eye Penny Lane Tiny Dancer dp
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol, blending stumps, American crafts foam letters, SU hardware and ribbon, Papertrey ribbon, sewing machine, foam adhesive, classic and scalloped circle Nestabilities

48 comments:

Gretchen said...

This is adorable! Your coloring and color combos are so fun! I wasn't loving this set. . .until now!! Isn't it great to have a new reader? My youngest is going into 1st grade and this summer he has been reading up a storm! He was so proud when I encouraged him to try the green frog level (level 2) in the early readers, instead of the purple frogs, and he could read them no problem!! I love to hear him sound out the words and then see his face light up when he figures it out! Good for Adrienne! She'll do great in kindergarten!!

Danielle said...

These are fantastic Amy - and what a fabulous way to encourage your little one to keep going to the library!! I love it! Your colouring is awesome and the papers on the backpack are just gorgeous!
Hugs, Danielle

Anonymous said...

In looking at the stamp set it would probably never caught my eye. But your use is simply adorable. And the color combination including the backpack make the perfect gift combo. I guess I'll have to break down and get that darn stamp set . . . .

I love your blog and visit it every day. Thanks for all wonderful inspiration.

Elise

Gabriela said...

Absolutely sensational! Thanks so much for the link to the back pack box template - I'll definitely be making one for my own little girl. Thank you for the inspiration!

Crystal said...

Amy, I am loving this set from seeing your wonderful creation ! I am celebrating with you on Adrienne's accomplishment! It's a joy to have a child who loves to read. Keep encouraging her with lots of good books.

Loretta said...

Amy, this set is darling. I love what you did with the backpack - such amazing inspiration here. Thank-you for so willingly sharing you immense talent.

Basement Stamper said...

This set is darling, I love the little backpack and matching card. Absolutely adore the colors/paper you chose for it.

Maureen said...

This is over the top adorable!! I teach Gr. 3 and this would be so much fun for my students and/or staff members :) The little backpack is so sweet. I have a quote that I keep up by my desk at work by Strickland Gillian..."You may have tangible wealth untold: Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold. Richer than I you can never be--I had a Mother who read to me."

Niki Estes said...

What a cute set, Amy! I love all the little details you always add! Fabulous coloring, too!

Gretchen R. said...

Amy,
This might be just about the cutest thing I have ever seen! You did a fantastic job with the colors on this....LOVE IT!

Jackie Pedro said...

What an adorable set! Love the backpack!! What a lucky girl to have such a great Mom!!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Amy this is perfect for your daughter, awesome idea.
Tooo cute!!!

Heather P. said...

What a sweet mommy you are! I bet she's going to love this. :) So fun, and yet, so beautiful!

June Houck said...

I love the soft coloring you used on the book worm image. I printed out a tutorial on that backpack a month or so ago, but I have not had a chance to use it. Perhaps today...

Denise Young said...

Adorable! The Library card pouch is ingenious. TFS

the whimsical butterfly said...

Ohhh this is perfect! I had just posted a few days ago about my 9 yr old DD who loves to read so much-I need to make one of these for her! Your colors are so bright and fun and as always, your coloring is stunning, Amy!

Barb said...

Such a cute set, Amy! From one bookworm to the budding bookworm: Keep reading, my girl! There are no better adventures!

Barb

Mercy said...

amy...these are so stinkin' cute! love the colors and that sweet little bookworm! great projects!

dpkennedy said...

How stinkin' cute are these?! That backpack is just the most adorable little thing!

texasjodylynn said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!

tracie said...

I absolutely love your little backpack. Can you please share how you made this beauty.

Congrats to your daughter for doing so well!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

AWESOME coloring! LOVE the little bag!

Marcie S. said...

Awesome idea! I'm a librarian AND a stamper, and am always looking for things to make for new/budding readers who come into my library. What a great way to celebrate a child getting their first library card....I"ll have to make some of these!

Lynn said...

This card and backpack are so adorable! I love your soft coloring!

leenda said...

PRICELESS! You're a good Mom!

Jenn said...

WOW!!! Amazing creations! I love the color combo you used, the little details... both are awesome!

"Luv 2 Glitter" by Brenda M. said...

GORGEOUS........wow your creations are amazing and perfectly done.

Betty Wright said...

Well, not only is this the most adorable set EVER...and for a great cause...it is absolutely beautifully done!!! Stunning work, Amy!!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is darling!! I love it and I am sure your daughter will too!! What a way to inspire your child to read books!! Gorgeous!! I will have to check out that tutorial! You are always so creative!

hugs,
Chris

Jessie/knightrone said...

These are flatout adorable!!

Melody said...

I absolutely love this! Love the colors, the backpack, the way you put the bookworm on top of all those books! You are so talented!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

How sweet Amy!! The backpack is just adorable!! And I LOVE the chipboard letters on the card!! Fabulous!!

Desire Fourie said...

Oh Amy, this is just stunning. This will definitely keep yo daughter motivated ...
Hugs
Desire

Beth Norman said...

Wowzers, my jaw is still on the ground. No doubt your daughter will want to go to the library more often. Great idea for her card!

Jerri Kay said...

This set is so adorable Amy, love the stamps, the papers, the design . . . love everything!

Dawn Easton said...

Oh wow, Amy! Your colouring is FANTASTIC! I love the colours and your cute little backpack box...CUTE!

Jenn said...

Oh Amy, did you hit a homerun with this one! WOW! I have that set on the way to me, and now I totally have the inspiration to ink it up right away. The coloring is absolutely gorgeous!

Amy Johnson said...

Wow! This is fabulous! The images you used on the back pack are perfect! They fit so perfectly on the front of the back pack. I love the papers/colors, the sentiment of the card, and how you colored the main image. Great job!

Erin Smetak said...

This is SO darling! And how exciting when your child is excited about reading and wants to go to the library!!!!

I hope she has a wonderful year in kindergarten!!!!

Amy said...

Amy, this just makes me giddy! You are my hero!

Regina Easter said...

oh my this is the cutest ever...wowzer

Whimsey said...

How funny; I wasn't thrilled with the set either; but you've made several of us think we need it now! LOL

Love your color combo and all the added touches; beautiful!

Princess said...

This is the cutest use of this stampset I've seen yet! Wow!!! I wish I had a little child to make this adorable set for! Love it! I havne't gotten around to making the backpack yet, but now I'm sure itchin' to!

My Paper Adventures said...

You mini backpack was perfect for that adorable bookworm! FANTASTIC!!

Renee said...

GORGEOUS!!!!!!!wow your creations are amazing and perfectly done.... I love your soft coloring!!!!!
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Dee Dee said...

OoooOooooh I love the colors and layouts. I am so glad I stumbled onto your blog! :)

pezadoodle said...

this is just too cute! i have this template sitting on my table - if only i had more time! kindergarten huh - wow!

SweetMissDaisy (Anna Wight) said...

holy cow... amazing projects!! ridiculously amazing! =)

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