Sunday, March 21, 2010

She Gets By...



College Daughter needed gifts for all her friends for Christmas. "We can make them, Mama!" she said. "You can think of something!" she continued with great feeling. "Paperdolls. Wonky Paperdolls." I said with conviction. "I like it!" she agreed. So. She searched her Facebook for silly photos of each friend and herself. We figured we should make each face about an inch long. We cut, snipped, inked and glued. ...and giggled with delight! Each was so funny and specifically themed to each relationship. In the one above, she is shown with her sorority friends with each holding her sorority's mascot and the last one holding a coffee cup that is in her hands 24/7. (I paper pieced these but you could also use stickers.) Other sets were themed to her church friends, roommate, shopping buddies, etc. The sentence at the bottom was printed from the computer, with spaces between words to allow for them to be easily cut apart and inked. We really did have a good time making these together ...and she ended up with very unique gifts on a student's budget!
This post is linked to these Parties... Come with me and see all the pretties!
Monday
It's So Very Creative @ It's So Very Cheri
Make It for Monday @ Cottage Instincts
Just Something I Whipped Up @ The Girl Creative
I Made the World Cuter @ Making the World Cuter
Made It on Monday @ The Persimmon Perch
Market Yourself Monday @ Sumo's Sweet Stuff
Mosaic Monday @ The Little Red House
Made By You Monday @ Skip to My Lou
Tuesday
Talented Tuesday @ My Frugal Family
Do It Yourself Day @ A Soft Place to Land
Toot Your Horn Tuesday @ A Silly Little Sparrow
Get Your Craft On @ Today's Creative Blog
Wednesday
Show and Tell @ Blue Cricket Design
Thursday
Strut Your Stuff Thursday @ Somewhat Simple
Friday
Feature Yourself Friday @ Fingerprints on the Fridge
I'm a Creative Cat @ Poppies at Play
It's a Hodgepodge Friday @ It's a Hodgepodge Life
Spring Has Sprung @ Fun To Craft
What I Made This Week @ Simply Designing
That's so Cuegly @ Cuegly

37 comments:

Linda said...

How neat...luv it! I will pass this idea on to my college student...she always loves new ideas!

Blessings,
Linda

Shayna Mills said...

Awesome idea, I know a few teenagers that would love to do this, found you via Something I whiped up link party.

Connie said...

O.k., this is so thoughtful and unique. What a great keepsake for those girls!

It's nice to see that I maybe, might, perhaps, still be needed when my girls are grown..sniff, sniff.

The Persimmon Perch said...

How fun! Thanks for sharing with Made it Monday! Jules

kim said...

Those are so cute. I think you are pretty well fixed for the week attending all those parties.

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hello Mary Beth,

Too cute...I love paper dolls and especially wonky ones. :0) I know her friends must giggle every time they look at them. :0)

Thanks for dropping by!

Hugs,
Stephanie ♥

Paula from Amen Corners said...

You came and visited my cookie blog and told me I'm creative, WOW! You are awesome and I love your blog. Got a kick out of the title, I always sign off letters and emails with "Love & Laughter Always" See you enjoy link-ups. You and all your friends are invited to my first ever blog link-up this weekend. It's called Picture Perfect Weekends and you can read more about it at http://amencorners.blogspot.com/ Thanks for letting me peek into your world, it's enjoyable :)

32˙North said...

What a fun project!

Amanda

Sandra Powell said...

Visiting from silly little sparrow. Cute project. TFS

Dee said...

Sooo cute....Wonky is the best! (love the skinny legs)

Amanda said...

These are adorable -- I'm sure your daughter's friends loved them!

Snap said...

Great idea and really sweet!

Amy @ Positively Splendid said...

How creative, and what a fun, personalized gift! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog to leave such a kind comment on my bunny treat bags. I really appreciate it!

Bobbie said...

That is super cute! I would love for you to join me over at a vision to remember for check me out saturdays
www.iamonly1woman.blogspot.com

Whimsical Creations said...

What a great idea!! They turned out fabulous!

tales from an oc cottage said...

How fun!

m ^..^

Abbi said...

Very creative and fun!

Ashleigh said...

How cute are these! I love it! So unique and with such personality. If I was a friend receiving this, I would treasure it! So glad to come for a visit and I'm leaving inspired to think outside the box for my next gift!

mariondee-designs said...

What a great and funny idea! I'll have to show my daughter Lisa, I think she'll love it. Very creative! take care, Maryann ps thanks for visiting my blog the other day.. m.

Jan said...

Beautiful blog and projects!! I had to LOL this morning when your music started and it scared me! I usually have my volume off and turned it on last night!! Great tunes :)

Andrea said...

Cute! Great idea!

Suzanne said...

Mary Beth, this is so cute!!!!! My daughter needs to do this. She's a ballet dancer...just think how we could make these funky ballerinas. Thanks for the idea.
Suzanne
P.S. Your blog is amazing. Can't wait to read more.

Andrea said...

Those are adorable! Great thinking!

Andy Porter said...

Such a cute idea for friend gifts! I really love it!!

Thanks for linking to CC! Now I can't leave your blog because The Dixie Chicks just came on:)

Lindsay Thomas said...

Love this! So cute!

Kassi Jane said...

holly cow i love this!

{All Thingz Related} said...

These made me giggle! :) HOW FUN! My girls would LOVE these! I am SO glad you found me!
~Bridgette

Tracey @ My House of Giggles said...

This is such a great idea!! Love it! I'm sure they were a hit with the girls :) SO personal and thoughtful

Gay Vaughan said...

Adorable and I am totally gonna copy! Thank you so much for bringing your hodgepodge to the party! I love seeing what you are up to...and hope you will join again!
~Gay~
itsahodgepodgelife.blogspot.com

Kim @ seven thirty three said...

I LOVE this idea and am going to have to bookmark so that I can do for my lil' sisters birthday!! ;)

Thanks for stopping by today.

Happy Creating,
Kim

Sabrina said...

This is such a fun and cute idea! Thanks for visiting my blog!

Rachelle said...

So cute!! :)

Nikki@kreativeknack.com said...

I ♥ this! So fun! pssst I might steal the idea :) Oh and thanks for stoppin by kreative knack, and leaving such a sweet comment! It was a pleasure having you.
Nikki

Sweet Little Smoothie said...

These are awesome! I LOVE your whimsical style!!

Stacey @ Fun to Craft said...

This is such a fun idea! I love it!! Thanks for sharing at Fun to Craft's Spring has Sprung Party.

Michelle @ Creative-Outbursts said...

I love love love funky stuff like this! Thanks for visiting my blog, I am now your newest follower!

simplydesigning.blogspot.com said...

So great! I love this!

Thanks for linking up! Please stop by and link up in today's link party!