3 days ago
Friday, August 22, 2008
Well, this was fun!! My oldest daughter is going off to the middle/high school this year and will have a locker for the very first time. Ah...the memories of 7th grade...seems like I was just there! lol She asked for a locker organizer and found this fun one that has the dry erase board that opens up and has a spot for a photo and a mirror. Her favorite colors are blue, purple and lime green. She chose the blue one. After a few days, she asked me if I could make it cooler looking. lol Well, it is difficult to paint or add any ink to because it opens, etc. So, I needed to use the blue that was already there. I chose a slightly lighter shade of blue, some purples and a lime green that worked well together. I used paper from PaperStore 24/7 to make this. I cut out flower dingbats on my Silhouette and also put letters inside of large flowers for her name. I couldn't figure out how to add the flowers as a frame. Finally, I made a backer piece with two pieces of cardstock layered together. It only sticks out at each corner and has a swirl feel along the top and bottom. I glued the flowers to the edges and then cut out the center so the magnet would still work for her locker. After gluing it to the back of the organizer, I added some smaller flowers with pop dots and some on the edges of the organizer. I glued tiny flowers to the tops of the push pins and added her name flowers across the front of the pocket area. Finally, I added Stickles to the centers of the flowers and her name for bling. She LOVES it and that is all that matters to me. I hope you like it too!!
wrote this artful musing at 2:23 PM