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September 16, 2010

Not your usual Designing Post Today.....

Hi Friends!!! It's Nicole again from http://weremakinmemorieshere.blogspot.com/ I am stepping outside of the usual designing box today. I have seen the incredible projects that the posters have been putting up lately and felt incredibly humbled by their talent!! I've been in some sort of creative slump recently and did not feel as though I would be able to put up something worthy of TheBugBytes Blog! I don't have the Robots cart, so I knew I was going to have to do something different anyway. So, when my daughter brought home her "About Me" project from Preschool on Monday I thought that I would use it to show another way to use our Gs.

The assignment was to take this doll blank and create a doll that represents her.

The doll blank looks like it was cut from a piece of construction paper 12X18. I used the Every Day Paper Dolls cart for her parts.

Hair - page 73 -- 6" wide

Glasses - page 41 -- 5.75" wide

Shoes - page 49 -- 8.18" wide

Dress - page 67 -- 10.5" height

Here we are picking out what parts she wants for her doll.

The parts cut out -

Cora coloring her dress and drawing her face -

Cora and her finished her doll - She was so proud!!

The brown spot on the face is supposed to be her nose. :)

So, here is Cora with her finished "All About Me" doll. :) I love that I was able to use my Cricut and G to help her complete her very first school project. I see many more in our future! :)

Just another idea for using our Gs. I know a lot of people wonder how to use the Photo App. I just wanted to throw out this idea. This is how I use the Photo App.

When I see a card, layout, project or any other craft item online that I want to recreate, I right click on the image and save it to a file on my computer called "ideas". I rename the item using the following code -

cards are saved as "crd_1", "crd_2", "crd_3", etc.

layouts are saved as "lo_1", lo_2", lo_3", etc.

projects are saved as "pro_1", etc.

If there are more than one pic for a certain project/layout/card I save them with the number and a letter -- "pro_4a", "pro_4b" and so on.

You can see below how I save them. All of the cards, layouts and projects are together in my saved images.

There it is - my input for today. :) I hope everyone is able to get something from my post! I am very proud of my Photo App system. I love how easy it is to find my pics since we can't save to folders - that would definitely be the way to go.

Thanks for popping by today! Please let me know your thoughts! My Blog is http://weremakinmemorieshere.blogspot.com/. Stop by if you're in the neighborhood :) I'm going to be posting some recent cards that I made. I need the inspiration of sharing to get my behind crafting again!


papillon digital design said...

This is awesome. I love more when I see the look of happiness on my son's face when we use cricut and G for his project. We had Math about Me and whne I used both the gypsy, cricut and photoshop - yeah! He was one happy camper and so was his teacher - ha ha.
Great idea on the card layout on photo apps.

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Love the photos of your daughter!!! I love doing things with my grandchildren, they have so much fun playing with grandmas toys and are so proud of their creations. LOVE IT & GREAT POST.

Milamemories said...

Love this post, i love it when our kids participate in crafts with us, it is so much fun. Love her doll and your daughter is so cute!!



Barb Craft said...

Cute!!! The paper doll looks just like your daughter!! She did an outstanding job!!!
Barb :)

MelodyR aka Ry&MysMom said...

That turned out really good! I'm glad you and your dtr had a great time working on this project. I loved her smiles after all is done.

hugs, MelodyR aka Ry&MysMom

Gramjak said...

Cara was adorable designing "her image". Such a fun project for the two of you!

flowerdisco said...

tell your daughter she did an amazing job and thank you for the app.tips.

Lori said...

Thanks for sharing this - her project turned out TOO CUTE!

And thanks for the great tips about the photo app!


nikki said...

Thanks for the wonderful compliments :) Cora is so proud of her "Little Cora". Today is show and tell at school and she had to take in her doll and an item that tells about her. She chose her pillow from her bed. (I have no idea why. I guess she'll explain it to her teacher during her talking time!)

Debby said...

What a GREAT idea! Wish I had thought of that for my DGD. Cora's project is so CUTE!! She did a great job on her project and she is an adorable little girl.

June said...

This was a super sweet post and project!!! Love the look on the children's faces when they are selecting items and the finished projects!!! TFS!!!

Audrey Frelx said...

Nothing can be more pleasurable for a little girl is mom "stepping out of the box" to play with her! Great job!

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