Sunday, June 28, 2015

Coloring Lessons and Challenges on a Sunday

My girls, 8 & 11 yrs old, have been begging me to teach them to color with my Copics.  They have a grandfather with a birthday coming up, so I thought it was a good learning opportunity.  Both girls wanted to enter challenges. 
They were such good students!  I had them pick paper and stamps that they liked.  They listened, and were very gentle with my Copics.  I am so so so proud of their finished cards!  They did them ALL by themselves!  The only thing I did for my 8 yr old was fussy cut!

My 8 yr old, Ava, entered the TCPTues293 Color Inspiration Challenge.

She created the layout all on her own.  She decided every single detail.  I was so proud of her!

My 11 yr old, Anika, entered the YNS Sketch and Color Challenge #17.

How could I not be proud of my girl?  It's hard to see, but she paper pieced the stars on the banner.  She wanted to try all the techniques she had seen me use before.  I let her pick the colors and the papers.  She fussy cut all by herself.  She is so happy with this card!

I am tickled that my girls want to color with me.  Now, I hope that they want to pick up the mess with me too!  ;)

Supplies used by Ava:
Peeking Stamp Set by TCP
Double The Fun 6x6 Paper Pad by Taylored Expressions
Your Next Stamp Self Adhesive Gumdrops
Circle Stackables Die Set by Lawn Fawn

Supplies used by Anika:
Waddles Happy Brrr-thday Stamp Set by YNS
Everyday Eclectic 6x6 Paper Pad by Echo Park Paper
SPD Gift Tag Die Set


  1. They created beautiful cards! I know you are one proud momma! Tell them I can't wait to see more gorgeous work from them in the future. And I'm sure their grandfather is going to be so thrilled to receive their handmade cards.

  2. Wonderful cards! I already spied the card on SCS and will happily leave another comment. Great job paper piecing and FUSSY cutting - wow!
    Thanks for joining in the fun at YNS!!!

    1. Thank you! The girls love seeing comments!!

  3. Love both your girls cards - so glad they can share this hobby with them. Thank you for joining The Cat's Pajamas TCP Tuesday challenge.

  4. Wow! SO special to craft with your Girls...I know the feeling!
    Wonderful cards, thank you for joining us at Your Next Stamp!

  5. Oh, my goodness, what beautiful cards! Congrats on the TCP win!!!


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