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Friday, June 26, 2009

Blogger's Challenge - Alter it!

I got these cute little shaped chipboard albums at Michael's in the $1 aisle a while back. They had lots of different fun shapes. Today, I altered the car shape in honor of my daughter that turned 16 years old last week! I had some fun pictures from her birthday that I thought would work perfect for this. Here's what it looked like before:

Here's a few pictures of different angles so you can see all the details. I did it all in black cause that's what color her car is. I covered it in black paper and used my Versamark pad all over it with clear embossing powder. I free-handed the window shapes with vellum and cut out shapes for the headlights and tail lights. I used my 2" circle puch for the wheels and embossed a background stamp to make the "treads". I used the 3/4" circle punch and silver paper for the inside of the wheels. That's an image from the Wanted set in the center! I just used black sparkly sticker letters to put her name on. I thought it turned out pretty cute!




I took so much time doing the cover that I didn't get any of the other pages done yet! Here are the pictures that I will add to it - I'll try to remember to post the pages as I get them done too!

This is her on the morning of her birthday sitting in the car waiting to go in and get her license! She is holding her certificate saying that she passed her driver's ed class and got her written and driving tests waived. She just had to go in and fill out the paperwork and do the eye test!

She absolutely forbid me to take my camera in to the DMV to take pics of her getting her license!! Teenagers!

The next few pictures were very emotional for me! She was laughing at me because I was crying! She is getting in her car and driving off all by herself for the very first time! It was both a very proud moment, but a very terrifying moment all at once!

This was a very fun challenge to do! I love altering things and if you're like me, you have things stashed that you've saved from the trash to "do something with"! My 16 year old (that still sounds weird!) told me one day that I needed to go on one of those talk shows about people that hoard things! LOL!! I laughed at her and she said, "No, seriously, mom.....you have a problem!"

Thanks for stopping by!

11 comments:

Barb Hardeman said...

Oh, Shona! What a precious project you did. So full of love and pride in your beautiful daughter's accomplishment! It's just delightful...

Ida P. Krause said...

This is just adorable and a great way to celebrate your daughter's getting her license. She's really cute too.

Lisa said...

Very cute! And, I happen to know you DO NOT have a hoarding problem...do you? LOL!

Sheryl Dickinson said...

Love your project, but the idea behind it for your daughter getting her license is just too sweet! And let your daughter know you are in good company with the "hoarding", lol!

Kerry D-C said...

Great Album, Shona!! Great pics of your daughter's big moment too...oooh, I feel for ya...I am not looking forward to my kids driving off without me. Boooo!

Claudia said...

How COOL!

Tami said...

Love, love, love this! And she does too, even if she doesn't say so. Such a pretty daughter too!

Robin Merriman said...

This is really, really cute! I know she will treasure it especially with all the teary pictures in it!

Tiffany Bauer said...

Cute project!! Congrats on your daughter getting her license!!

Connie said...

What a great project to remember that special day! Awesome!!!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

What a terrific project Shona! Such a special moment! Congrats to your lovely daughter! :D