Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Sketches for All Ages, Part 3

Today we are sharing a layout based on the March one-page sketch from 6-year-old Amber, daughter of creative team member, Mireille. She must get her attention to detail from her mom and I'm sure we'll see more from her in the future. Scrapbooking world, watch out!

Hi, my name is Amber, I am 6-years-old and I live in the Netherlands. I am totally happy to finally be a GDT. I wanted to be a designer since I started scrapbooking but I am too little. I think it's not fair since my mommy gets all the good stuff!

"Amber" by Amber Divjak, age 6

What do you like about scrapbooking?
Well... that I am able to do something fun, crafting!

How much does your Mom scrapbook?
Very, very much!

What is your favorite color?

What is your favorite scrapbooking supply?

What is your favorite thing about this sketch?
I don't know, I just like it all!! It's easy =)

If you could have your mom make a page about anything what would it be?
Me as a princess.

What is your best tip for other scrapbookers?
Just have fun crafting with pictures. Anything goes! Nothing is wrong, nothing is forbidden. You need to have fun!

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Scrapbooking With Kids tips

• Keep a box of supplies just for your child. You can fill it with scraps, older papers you don't want to use, half used sticker sheets, markers, crayons, pictures, and any unwanted supplies you might have that are age appropriate. It's a big help for them and a big stress reliever for mom when the kids know what they can use and what they can't. Plus it makes them feel more grown up, like they are "official" scrapbookers.

• Create a special area in your crafting space just for them. It could be a small kid size table for them to scrapbook at or an extra chair at your own table. If that isn't possible, designate a shelf with supplies just for them.

• If you are using a sketch pre-cut everything for younger children. That way they have all the pieces and can just put them on the page according to the sketch. If you have a child that is eager to work on their cutting skills you might try drawing cut lines on the papers and letting them cut the pieces for the layout themselves.


Ilse said...

Wow Amber, this one is soooo great. You did such a great job. I think you are better then many adults. You can be proud of yourself!!!

Wauw Amber, deze is echt helemaa, te gek zeg. Dat heb je goed egdaan. Ik denk dat je nog wel beter bent fan mensen die veel ouder zijn dan jou. Je mag trots zijn op jezelf hoor.

Eva said...

This is so good Amber, I am so proud of you!
kiss, Eva

Dit is zo goed Amber, ik ben trots op je, kus Eva

tanja said...

wow great job Amber!!
goed gedaan Amber, dikke knuffel.


dawn said...

Amber you did a wonderful job. So creative and fun with your scrapping. I'm so glad to hear you enjoy it and want to be a designer too, hold on to that dream.

Amy said...

Awesome job Amber!! You did great with your page and it is beautiful!! I am glad to hear how much you enjoyed it. Keep up the good work sweetie! =0)

scarthur said...

Great job Amber!!! :)

Cynthia B. said...

Wonderful job, Amber! Love your take on the sketch. You make crafting look so easy - hope you continue to enjoy it!

mthata said...

Great job Amber! So creative! You've inspired me to try sewing on my next layout. :)

Ama said...

Hello Amber.
Oh my little Princess, Ama is so Proud of YOU!!!!
It is so Wunderfull, what you do!!!!!!!!
A miljon of kisses for You from.
Apa and Amaxxxxx

Connie said...

Amber~ your page is so pretty and I love the greens~just happens to be my favorite color!!! nice work!!!

Shari Thurman said...

I see that you let her use your "good stuff". She did an amazing job. I love seeing a sneak peek of others scrapbook spaces.

Allison Davis said...

Amber you did such a great job! I think you inherited your Mom's talent! :)


Oh Amber this is just amazing just like mom you got it girl.
Its a beauty

pattyo said...

Congratulations, Amber! What a beautiful layout!

Chantal van de Kant said...

Cool Amber, great LO you made.
Leuk hoor Amber, ze word je nog een bekende Nederlander hoor. Mooie LO heb je gemaakt.