Monday, August 17, 2009

PPA3 -Off to School

Time for this weeks PPA (Pals Paper Arts) Challenge3. The team at PPA's challenge this week was an inspiration photo found here. I know, I know, lot's of room for interpretation and directions to go with this, but I found it to be a struggle.
In the end, here's what I came up with. I was immediately grabbed by the bright blue striped rug. Knew those were the focal colors for me. Then I saw the 2 children at the table in maybe a playroom or preschool. That made me think of my now 5 year old who finished her preschool in May and will be starting Kindergarten in {sniff} 2 days. This led me to thinking about getting her school supplies all ready in her pride and joy: her Tinkerbell backpack! So, in conclusion, bright blue, light blue, backpack!
You can find a really great tutorial for these little backpacks on SCS. I also found inspiration from Nancy Riley at Istamp. They are little, about 4 inches high and about 1 1/2 inches at the bottom. Perfect for a small handful of wrapped chocolates, or even tucked in with a gift card.
Stamps: None
Paper: Retired SU Pacific Point and DP (using up my stuff--woohoo)
Other: Retired SU corduroy buttons, lots of redline tape, ribbon, eyelets.
I actually made two as my older daughter wanted to give one to her BFF, and my youngest daughter can give one to her Kindergarten teacher.
So, in conclusion for me: 5 year old, Kindergarten, tissues.


  1. This is a perfect idea for the inspiration challenge.

    On behalf of the Pals Paper Arts Design Team, thanks for Playing @ PPA!

  2. Oooo! I love how you were inspired to make this cute little backpack! Very, very cute! Love your colors and paper!