Thursday, October 8, 2009

Sophia's Turn

My daughter is 5 and I think she has It. It's that knack for knowing where to place the next eyelet. It's the confidence to add a sticker or a flower and feel like it made the layout perfect.
She has it. :) And I'm thrilled.

She's been scrapping with me for over a year now. Often when I sit down to work, she pulls up a chair also. She prefers not to work with photos most of the time.. creating a card, or just a "page." It's papercrafting at its most innocent, most honest and sincere. It's art.

The other day when I was working on my layout for Practical Scrapper's challenge to use decorative edge scisssors, I invited her to join me. I explained the challenge to her and she accepted it. I convinced her to pick out a picture that she likes, to use as a focal point. Of course at that moment I was called away to assist the younger child in some activity or problem. By the time I got back, she had created her scalloped edge mat, added the picture, and glued on her diecuts. I was delighted! She asked for help adding her heart trim at the top. By the time we finished that, I was called away again, and returned to find some personal artwork at the bottom, and the word ZOO in a variety of places. :)
To finish it off, she agreed that she would give the picture a caption and add some eyelets.

I know I'm partial. But indulge me. It's fun to celebrate our children and their creations!!


  1. Oh, how I agree with you on this one! Excellent layout Miss Sohpia!!! You rock Ladybug...
    My little Ashlea was about this age when she did her fist layout and about 7 when she did her fist mini album. Don't you just love to see their hearts happy with what they create? I do.. tfs!
    Kim xXx

  2. AngieJean, you're right, your daughter does have it. I couldn't believe how well she placed her embellishments; how clean and crisp her page is. What is so darling are the images she drew on the page herself. That page alone in a scrapbook to show her the creativeness she possessed at such an early age will be something to treasure! ;p

  3. Hey girl, I've left an award for you on my blog!
    Blessings, Kim xXx

  4. How precious, I think you have a DT member in the making. This is what art and papercrafting is all about, doing what you like and where you like to put things, she definately has IT!

    Kaye x


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