Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Hip to be SQUARE!

This is my 2nd Post today...scroll down for my YNS Challenge Project.

Did everyone have a nice Valentines Day?  I did.  Nathan and Brooke were excited to wake up to see what awaited them in their little mailboxes.  They had a little stuffed animal, a heart shaped candy box, stickers and a wooden frame to color.  They both immediately wanted to color their frames at Mommy's table.  So we all sat down to color together.  The frames came with the tiniest little markers and Nathan (who just turned 4) took his coloring VERY seriously.  LOL  He took his time (almost an hour) and colored the whole thing, trying so hard to stay in the lines.  Brooke just did a few scribbles and called it good!!  :)  

I told them that I would put a picture of their frames on my blog so everyone could see them  :)  

Later that evening, my Sweetheart surprised me by coming home with a bouquet of flowers for all his girls.  Little Brookie's bouquet was almost as big as her!! (Nathan cried because he didn't get flowers, LOL - so I had to give him one of my mine to put into his own vase!)  Then Daddy and Nathan got to work in the kitchen and on the grill and treated us to steak and scallops for dinner...sooo YUMMY!!  My husband is seriously the BEST cook ever!!   It was a wonderfully sweet evening at home.


Well, are you ready for a new 7 Kids College Fund Challenge?
This time it's....
Hip to be Square ~ 
(Let's see all those square cards)


I've been keeping my promise to ink up stamps that haven't be used yet.  This darling duo is The Greeting Farms, Buddies.  This will be my nephews birthday card who will be 13 in a few weeks.  Looking at it now I wish I would have added a sentiment..."Happy Birthday, Buddy".  (I still have time, I think I will.)  This being a card for a boy I kept my embellishments down to a minium and decided to I to played around with my sewing machine to give the card more texture and interest.  My sewing machine started acting up (operator error I assure you) so rather than risk ruining my main image I just pierced holes.  His hat is paper pieced and then shaded with Copics BG72 & BG11.  By the way, I didn't have any orange ribbon, so I used my YR16 and colored a cream grosgrain ribbon to match.  

I hope you can join us for this challenge, after all it's an easy one and lasts for the next two weeks.  You can find gorgeous samples from the Design Team and all the deets at the 7 Kids College Fund challenge blog.

Stampin Royalty = #59 Mark it Up (Use Markers)
Claudia & Company = #75 About a Boy
Copic Creations = #44 Warm Colors
Flourishes = #105 3 Patterned Papers
Top Tip Tuesday = #22 Sewing on Cards
Ooh La La Creations = #73 For Someone Special
Crafty Emma's Store Challenges = #23 Cute & Cuddly
The Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenges = #6 Birthday Wishes

Thanks so much for stopping by!


*  Stamp: The Greeting Farm (O & A: Buddies)
*  Ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black)
*  Paper: Papertrey Ink (white cardstock)
*  DP: My Mind's Eye (Fine & Dandy)
*  Spellbinders: Nestabilities (Square & Scalloped Square)
*  Ribbon: Offray
*  Button: Papertrey Ink (Holiday Mix)
*  White Opaque Pen: Inkssentials
*  Copics


Tracy V. said...

What can I say...another awesome card!!! Love the paper piecing. Brilliant on coloring your can't even tell! I had to go back and take another look after I read you colored it!!! hehe. Happy Birthday Buddy would be the perfect sentiment!

Anonymous said...

Now look at how precious those kiddos are!! :) Such a beautiful card too Wendy!! TFS! HUGS

Shelby Goolsby said...

What a cute card!! Your coloring is beautiful, you always leave me such sweet comments but your coloring is off the charts:)

Kristel said...

That is a gorgeous card Wendy! Looks amazing!
Hugs Kristel

Faye said...

Oh Wendy, you're two are adorable, and what a good job they did on their frames. Flowers and dinner cooked, lucky girl! Now you card. Your colouring is sooooo good, I love the image, the layout and the scrummy papers, a very cool little boy number.
Thanks also for your very kind, and very appreciated comments at mine. Big hugs. xxx

Sylvia said...

awww... look at all the talent in this family!!!! :) sooooo sweet!!!!
And of course your card is adorable, as always! You have such great talent, Wendy! Love everything you create :)
{hugs} Sylvia

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is absolutely darling Wendy!! Love that image and your paper piecing!!

Your children and their creations are too cute!!!!

~Jeri~ said...

Awwww Brooke and Nathan are adorable. I love their creations!! I think Brooke has the same coloring outlook that I have, so I'll need to pick Nathan's head for tips and techniques on patience! lol

I love your card and so great to see the stitching!! You seen my stitching..ended up doing it by pen lol so you're better than me! Love the colors you chose and that image is adorable!!! LOVE the coloring and shading you done on the dog.

Kerri said...

LOVE THIS!!! Soooo super cute, and the paper piecing and coloring look amazing! I also love the ribbon treatment! The kids frames are so cute, and how awesome that Nathan took his time coloring! My 6yo daughter doesn't even do that!

Vee said...

What a wonderful card, Thanks for joining our Stitched Up challenge at Top Tip Tuesday. Good Luck!
xx Vee

Kristie said...

Awesome card!!! I love this image, it's adorable.

Anita said...

Beautiful card Wendy. Love the image and your coloring is beautiful, as always. Your little one's frames are gorgeous. Tell them I said "thank you" for sharing their pictures with me.

Shirl said...

So fun that both your sweethearts did the colouring together with you, and I must say Nathan did a great job at his!

I love the paper piecing on your card too, it certainly adds a great interest to the cap! :D

Wendi said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful day
and thats a fabulous card your colouring is amazing
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

Paula said...

Love the colours on your card & that paper piecing is so effective - as is the stitching. Love the sahding on the little dog too & this is just such a lovely card for a young teenage boy - really homely: so nice to see something boyish & apt rather than way out! I'm just old fashioned! Which is why it's so glorious to have a husband like yours & the little ones have really joined in. It will be interesting to see what direction Nathan takes.
Paula (PEP)

Hands On said...

Fantastic use of your markers. Love your layout and colour choices. Thanks for joining us at Stampin' Royalty this week.

Betty Wright said...

Wendy, your little ones are so adorable! Sweet pics! Your card is fabulous and so beautifully colored! Stunning detailing! Love how you incorporated the patterns. Thanks so much for playing Flourishes FTTC Challenge!

Sue said...

What a darling card! Your coloring is awesome on this super cute image. Your children are that you all colored together.....precious. Thanks for joining the fun at the Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenge this month.


Sheena said...

Love your colouring and paper piecing! Thanks for joining us at CES this week! Sheena xx

Carrie said...

Wow..your card is stunning!! love the colours..and it looks like you have some fellow crafters lol.. Thanks for playing with us at CES xx

Jenny said...

A very well deserved top 3 at CES. Fabulous card! Jenny B xox

Cindy Haffner said...


Caroljenks said...

What a gorgeous card, and your colouring of that sweet little image is perfection itself!
Great pics of your kiddie-winks with their Valentine frames too :)

Thanks for joining us over at Top Tip Tuesday this week for our 'All Stitched Up' Challenge :)

Carol x

Sammibug said...

Great card! Love the paper piecing! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Ooh La La.

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Super cute card!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Claudia & Co this week!!
Sheri-C&Co DT

~*Joni said...

Oh Wendy I just {heart} Oliver, your coloring is flawless and the stitching is the perfect detail! Thank you so much for joining in on our little boy challenge at Claudia and Company this week. :)
~*Joni C&Co. DT

Louise said...

Hi Wendy!
This card of yours is very sweet! Love the image, it´s so cool :) The little doggy is almost to cute ;)
Stunning coloration and amazing looking design :)
Thank´s for joining us at The fuzzy wuzzy challenges :)

Meilani Z. Smith said...

Oh my goodness, this stamp set is so cute. It reminds me so much of my boy. Thanks for sharing with us at Stampin' Royalty.

Kate said...

Wendy, your babies are so incredibly precious!! How lovely that you spent time together colouring. Please let them know that I think their frames are absolutely wonderful!!
Great job with your card! My middle guy is 13 and this card has JUST the right look. Those piercings are a perfect idea.

Harrison said...

Oh Wendy I just {heart} Oliver, your coloring is flawless and the stitching is the perfect detail! Thank you so much for joining in on our little boy challenge at Claudia and Company this week. :) ~*Joni C&Co. DT

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