There is a very special reason why this image was named after her. You see, I had asked my sister to come up with some images featuring kids with pets, and she took it a step further and transformed this idea and personalized it for Akemi. My daughter's BFF is her stuffed bunny "Daba". Daba has been a faithful companion since Akemi's first Easter and they have been inseparable ever since. I just love how this image features Akemi showing her stuffed bunny to a real bunny... priceless!
Here's the very first project I made using Akemi. I covered a pressboard frame with some of the washi paper I got from Japan. Added a punched gold strip and then placed Akemi over it. If you are wondering why Daba is plaid looking and is colored pink, you'll see why in the next photo....
So here's Akemi with her BFF Daba. This was shortly after she got Daba- I can tell because he's still pink and still has a nice bow. Well, the bow is long gone and Daba is now a brownish pink color. You can barely see his checkerboard pattern anymore, but Akemi can still tell it's him.. She just smells his ears and she can tell. If you've ever read the story of Knuffle Bunny, you understand the relationship between Akemi and Daba.
Here's Akemi shortly after she turned 1. Now that she was more mobile, she dragged Daba along wherever she went. I have more stories about Daba that I'll share a little later.
So even though we are releasing this image at Easter, you don't have to use it just for that. To me it's something I can use year round and also in my scrapbooking.
So now that you know a little about Akemi and Daba, you'll understand why this is my favorite image! I want you to have a chance to win this stamp too, so here's all you have to do:
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