Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Animal Book

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I'm back with another Wednesday post.  If you are looking for my Cricut Cardz Challenge submission, you can find it HERE, or just scroll down to the next post...  So, this is my submission for this week's Peachy Keen - Anything Goes Challenge.  I debated about what to do for this challenge.  My daughter has been wanting me to make her something with lots of animals for a while.  She is in primary, in French Immersion, and is learning to read, so Gabrielle and I decided to make a book.  It is in French, and uses Create a Critter and lots of cute Peachy Keen faces :)   It is designed to help her with her colors and learn the names of the animals in french.  Gabs chose the animals and decided on all the colors - I have spent the last few days getting it cut out.


The base of the book is cut from Elegant Edges using the book function.  The title is cut from Alphalicious.  the animals are all from Create a Critter.  The Peachy Keen Stamps used are from  Boy Mates, Princess Faces and Wide Eyed and Bushy Tailed.  The book is titled "The Animals".


The shape on each page is from Elegant Edges.  I just bought that cartridge and I love it!  The pup and all of the other cuts are from Create a Critter.  the faces are from Critter Faces and Boy Mates.  The text says, "Here is a dog.  The dog is black and white"


Each page of the book is made out of cereal boxes.  Crafting is my favorite way to recycle :)  The owl is from Create a Critter and the faces are from Critter Faces and Boy Mates.  The text says "Here is an owl.  the owl is blue"


The fish and all other cuts are from Create a Critter.  The stamp is from Critter Faces.  I put it at a bit more of an angle than I had planned, but he's still cute :)  The text says "Here is a fish.  The fish is green"


Almost every piece of paper used for this whole project came out of my scrap boxes.  With my Cricut, I almost never throw paper away.  I can use big pieces and small pieces of scrap.  I must say, this project made a dent in my scraps boxes.  The super cute purple skunk is from CAC, as are the cloud and the stump.  The faces are from Wide Eyed Kids, and Wide Eyed and Bushy Tailed.  The text reads "Here is a skunk.  The skunk is purple."


The sheep is from CAC.  The fence is from EDPD and the grass is from somewhere - I will have to look at my Gypsy to figure out where.  The face is from Critter Faces.  It reads "Here is a sheep.  The sheep is grey."



Again CAC for all the cuts.  The faces are from Princess Faces and Boy Mates.  The text says "Here is a bee.  The bee is yellow and black."

 I know, shocking, most cuts are all from CAC, the grass is from Easter 2010.  The faces are Critter Faces and Wide Eyed Kids.  This page says "Here is a Pig.  The pig is pink."


This ducky is one of my favorite cuts from CAC.  His little face is from Critter Faces.  The text says "Here is a duck.  The duck is yellow and orange."


I wish I had moved this cute cow's face over about 3 cm.  It would have centered her a little better, but I think she's cute anyway.  The cut is from CAC - I will have to check on the grass - I should know this, but I looked at SO many grass on so many cartridges, that I'm not sure where it came from :)  Her cutie face is from Critter Faces.  The text says "Here is a cow.  The cow is brown and white."


last page :)  This little girl and all her cuts are from EDPD.  Her face is from Wide Eyed Kids.  It reads "Here is a girl, who's name is Gabrielle.  She has a red dress.  She love all the animals"  I typed up the little story on the computer, and used my Bind It All to bind it.  Voila - MANY hours later, my daughter has a new book!

She plans to bring it to school Monday, once March Break is over, and show it to her teacher and all her friends.  She has already read it to me twice, and is currently up reading it to her brother :)  I love how my crafting can be special for the whole family!  Hope you all like my little book.  See you back soon!

A challenge or two:
Peachy Keen - anything goes
Crafty Ann's - anything but a card
Hiding in My Craft Room - use up your scraps
Pink Cricut - link up party

A la prochaine...

21 comments:

Michelle said...

This is soooo stinkin cute and wow wow what ALOT of work you put into that. AMazing ! thanks for linking up with us at Peachy Keen ~!!!!!

www.scrappinwithmybug.com

Brigitte said...

WOW Michelle!!! C'est adorable!!! J'adore and your daughter is so lucky to have such a supportive mom!!! Bravo! Hugs, Brigitte

Jen said...

Fabulous project such a lot of work must have gone into this. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Ann's.
Jen x

crazyaboutcricut said...

This is such a brilliant idea! I love how you used your stash, and cereal boxes. And of course the PKS puts it over the top! Fantastic joh :)

The Cropping Canuck said...

Mignon!

Melissa said...

Beautiful book for a beautiful girls. Thank you so much for sharing this project at the Peachy Keen Challenge.

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Wow this is such a great book. I love the thought of you making this for your daughter. Reading is so important to me and my family. This would be great gift ideal. Thanks for joining us at HIMCR AJ DT!

SnowflakeDreams1 said...

Amazing book. Lots of work put into it but great finished product. Thank you for joining us at HIMCR. Hugs, Velma

GiGi said...

This is AMAZING Michelle! All those cute animals and what a wonderful way to learn french! Each page is cuter than the last! Super project!

Theresa said...

This book is precious, and I know from using Create A Critter myself, it took some time to put together. I also adore Peachy Keen stamps. This is awesome! And, your daughter will treasure it always.

-Theresa
http://ahappyscrappylife.blogspot.com

Donna Ellis said...

Michelle, what a darling project, and gift book, and a perfect way of teaching a child a new language. Love the bright cheery colors and darling elements. Thanks for visiting my blog!

Janet said...

What a great idea Michelle! You knocked this challenge out of the field. Thanks for joining us at Crafting When We Can. Janet. DT

Saundra said...

Wow! What a great job! I love the way you used your Peachy Keen Stamps! Thanks for sharing!

Kim Score said...

what a special little book! thanks for sharing on the PKS challenge!

Froggie said...

I love the faces on these animals. They are so cute and really give them personality. What great idea for your daughter.

Ann Whitfield said...

This is wonderful and so much better than anything you'd buy - what a great way to help a child to learn! Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Poppet said...

What a wonderful way to help your daughter learn a new language. You must have put hours of work into this fantastic project.

Thank you for sharing your wonderful work with us at Crafting When We Can Challenges. :-) xx

Tammy said...

Love your book. What a creative idea. TFS.

Pink Cricut said...

Wow- what a fantastic little book!!! Crafting is my favorite way of recycling too!!

Tonya said...

What a wonderful book! Thanks for showing us what you do with your scarps at Creative Cutter Room.

Tonya
CCR DT
ittybittyladybugs.blogspot.com

The Creative Mommy said...

Could this be ANY CUTER?? How talented you are to create this!!! I am SO glad you entered this in at CCR-Scaps challenge!

Crafty HUgs,
Jessica
www.craftinandstampin.blogspot.com