Saturday, June 30, 2012

Warrior Princess with Scrapbook Boutique

Yesterday was the last day of school term, which also meant my last day of work for now.  Today is the last day of the month, and I've snuck in just in time for one of my favourite challenges - from Scrapbook Boutique.  Here's the inspiration piece:

The challenge is to make a project "fit for a princess".  When I saw this, I knew straight away what I wanted to do.   When Maddy was younger, she used to love dressing up in fairy dresses and princess dresses.  Last year, though, she added Tae Kwon Do to her after-school activities repertoire, which also included ballet and gymnastics.
I'm really glad that she did 3 years of ballet - partly so I could vicariously live my unfullfilled ballet fantasies through her, and so she won't have the same regrets when she is older.
What I'm really glad about, though, is that she has chosen her own path.  Even though many of her friends think martial arts are "for boys", and in fact there are no other girls her age where she trains, Maddy chose Tae Kwon Do as the activity she wanted to continue with this year.
So here's the page dedicated to my Accrobatic, puppy-dog warrior princess (but not so much of the princess, thank you very much!)

As you can see, I've used the inspiration colours of pink, purple, white and yellow.  Although I had originally intended to use some of my new supplies, I ended up doing a 100% offcuts page - even the background is two larger pieces sewn together.  I maintain once again that you don't need to spend a lot of money to make a scrapbook page that you love!

I ended up using a sketch from Scrapbook Supplies Online, and have just scraped in for that challenge as well.

Thanks for dropping by!


  1. I love your page, its really gorgeous x x

  2. Haha Julie I can relate to this....glad your daughter is doing (and enjoying) wha she likes...even if there are no other girls! Shows strength of character. Gorgeous LO and thanks for sharing and joining in at scrapbook boutique this month xx

  3. Love your 'Princess / Warrior' LO! She is really amazing!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Scrapbook Boutique!

  4. I often tape together two pieces of paper to make a whole backround. Sometimes it is because I only have one piece of the patterned paper I want to use on a two page spread, but often it is because I cannot bear to cover up half of a sheet of paper for no good reason.