Sunday, October 5, 2014

DCWV and Prima Doll 4th Grade Back to School Layout

Today I completed a scrapbook layout of my daughter's first day of school. I was inspired by a Page Maps sketch, a Julie Nutting Prima Dolls stamp and the Die Cuts With A View (DCWV) Edumacation Stack. 

Here's the Prima Doll Copic-colored and styled to match my daughter's American Girl outfit; which in turn matches the outfit her American Girl doll Cecile is wearing.

And here's the whole layout.

  • DCWV - The timeless type stack, The Edumacation Stack
  • Julie Nutting Prima Doll stamp
  • Stamps of Life - branches4flowers
  • Tim Holtz Grid Blocks
  • Copics - 0, 100, C: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9   E: 13, 15 
  • Xyron sticker maker 1" and 2.5"
  • Memento ink - Tangelo, Tuxedo Black, Bahama Blue, Bamboo Leaves
  • Copic Mutliliners - 0.3 black, 0.5 red, 0.5 blue
  • Copic X-press it blending card
  • Scotch ATG
  • Sharpie extra-fine point metallic gold paint pen
  • Martha Stewart scallop dot punch
  • Reminisce Making the Grade - 4th grade and Kindergarten dimensional stickers
  • Mary Engelbreit Scrapbook Stickers by Creative Imaginations - apples, School Days 
  • American Crafts Thickers - Paperback patterned fabric letters stickers
  • Scrapbook Page Maps by Becky Fleck - 12x12 layout: 4 photo sketch 

The first page features 4 patterns of cardstock from DCWV Edumacation stack and a collage of stickers from Creative Imaginations and Reminisce to create a striking title.

The second scrapbook page shows my daughter alongside the Prima Doll and her American Girl doll.     To mimic the tulle flowers on her skirt, I stamped a tiny flower image from The Stamps of Life onto the Prima Doll's skirt. An extra-fine point Sharpie metallic gold paint pen was used to create the necklace.

This is my daughter's last year of elementary school so it's an important year for her. Big girl on campus so to speak... she has many clubs and activities that are now available to her. And this is the first year she can play an instrument. She has chosen the clarinet. I will definitely document all these experiences.

I hope to you enjoyed this presentation! I'd love to hear what you think of my work. Thanks so much!




  1. I played the clarinet to until 9th grade when I switched to tenor sax. I love the doll's you've used to make her and Aidan's pages extra special

  2. Just darling! Love how you tied in all the elements with the theme!

  3. Your Prima doll goes perfect with your daughters first day back to school outfit! The girls do love their American Dolls, I know my granddaughter has one and it is very special to her. Great layout.

  4. beautiful daughter and lo. i love it . i to use sketches.



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