Thursday, June 24, 2010

Read, Read, Read

My seven year old has just really begun to get excited about reading. It seemed like we tried and tried but she was uninterested until her first grade teacher got a hold of her! Her teacher was wonderful and her reading skills improved immensely throughout the year. Needless to say, we are so proud of her. So when The Cuttlebug Spot's design team provided inspiration using embossed tags I knew I wanted to make a bookmark for Anna. I knew black and pink were the colors as she is always telling me - "mommy, black and pink look so good together!" I also knew that I had to add something Hannah Montana - I actually got this cart because of all the fun fonts - but Anna was very excited by this purchase! So the guitar made it's way into the project as well. Now, since I decided to make this based on The Cuttlebug Spot's Challenge - I decided to use my cuttlebug to enhance the tag a bit - what a difference that made!

Ok, I used the Hannah Montana cart and Tags, Bags, Boxes and More and Plantin Schoolbook. I actually copied the tag I chose and used it to modify a pocket. I didn't want the pocket so deep that it covered up the whole tag. It was very simple and I have the cut file if you'd like. I decided to use my DCWV glitter stack because it has some great glittery black and white. I also used black cardstock and some pink butterfly foil paper from DCWV. I cuttlebugged the star endcaps, a clear piece of plastic for the pocket and the stars. I also glittered the embossed portion of the stars. I can't wait to give this to her - she's going to love it and hopefully it will encourage her to keep reading. On a side note we just finished Harry Potter (the first book) with her and she LOVED it and can't wait to read the next!!! However, if you asked her what her favorite book is she'd say Pinkalicious. If you asked me - Edward Abby's The Black Sun! What's yours???  I decided to enter this into another challenge over at The Corrosive Challenge Blog.



  1. Darlling Melissa and how fabulous that your daughter is into reading. It's so important for everything in like. Love the colors and design here. Thanks for joining us at The Cuttlebug Spot. xxD