Sunday, June 3, 2012

Children's Coloring Pages (of a sort)

I try to instill good etiquette in my girls, which includes sending thank-you notes.  My 10 YO's personal card stash was growing small, and needed more added to it.  She requested that I make some cards with topiary images, so she could color them in.  (I'm still amazed that a 10 YO would like topiaries, just like her mom!)  That made me think of the coloring pages that my girls loved to do when they were smaller....and sometimes still indulge in.


My girl got out the Stampin' Up! markers and went to town, coloring three of the cards in a Seasons Theme: Fall, Summer, and Spring.  She even decorated the envelopes.


On behalf of my 10 YO, we'd like to enter her cards in the following challenges:


A quick little side note to say that I have a new post up at my other blog, bleu hydrangea.

Thanks so much for joining me (and my girl!) today.  :o)



Dimensions: 4.25" x 5.5"
Stamps: Topiaries - Close To My Heart; (sentiment) Sending Smiles - Hero Arts
Paper: white - PTI; Basic Black - SU
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black - Tsukineko
Other:  SU markers

25 comments:

Marisa said...

These are adorable and well coloured. I get my kids to do thank you notes too - though under much duress at times LOL!

Karin Åkesdotter said...

These are wonderful! Such a great idea! TFS!

Emily Keaton said...

Oh, these are fabulous! K, you did a wonderful job with your fall, summer, and spring theme. And I know that these handmade cards with a handwritten thank you note inside will definitely make someone's day!! Best of luck to you in the challenges!

Vicki Dutcher said...

What a fun way for them to personalize their cards! Good luck in the entries! :)

Martha H. said...

Great work from your daughter! It's nice to she likes to do crafts just like her mom!

Hugs,
Martha H.

Ann Schach said...

She did a fabulous job, Colleen! What great coloring! The envelopes are the perfect touch! Thanks for entering them for her in our summertime challenge at The Paper Players!

Anonymous said...

How fun! Hard to pick which one is my favorite but I think I will go with the fall one! Gee, I wonder how many 10 year old's know what a topiary is? Good job and to enter them in the challenge, how fun is that?

Chris R. from Iowa

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

These are fabulous, she did a great job! Anyone would love to recieve these beautiful cards.

Annie Rose said...

What a great idea! Adorable cards... the coloring is fantastic! Way to go! :)

Luvs,
Annie Rose

Joanna M. said...

So sweet Colleen! My 10 YO loves to make cards too. I love her coloring. She did a great job! :)

nwilliams6 said...

How sweet - I so miss the days when my girls would play cards with me too. These are wonderful and so well colored! You should start a new challenge where participants have to make cards with their children. Thanks for sharing Coleen - hugz!!!

Annette said...

Now these are just the sweetest...You tell your little one she did an amazing job...Thanks for sharing...

LeAnne said...

What a wonderful set of cards! It's so fun to have a crafty daughter! We are thrilled to have her play with the Paper Players this week!

Diane J said...

You've made such a lovely cards and your daughter has coloured them in lovely. Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge. Good luck and hope to see you next time.
Diane x

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

The apple doesn't fall to far from the tree I see....lol These are beautiful. I like them both color and uncolored. The structure has a very definite eye appeal.

Big Hugz
Carol

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Fab cards!!!! Thanks for joining us at Pennys Paper Challenge. Hope to see you for the next challenge!!

~DEANNE~

Donna Bowman said...

What a great idea Colleen! Those are adorable! Btw I over your card in the new PC mag-amazing artichokes!

Benzi said...

Wonderful work by your 10 yr. old.
Hope she wins the challenges entered. They are such pretty cards and make super thank you cards.

BTW, got the ironing finished w/o burning a single hole into the backdrops. :-)

Linda R said...

Those are just so sweet.. Your daughter colored them up so pretty..

Hugs~

Jennifer said...

How sweet! What a great idea =)

Thank you for the "shabby chic" comment it's exactly the word I was looking for =)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

AWE! Sooooooooooo precious! I love that she wanted to color the images in and that she chose an image that you love as well! I love that she decorated them for the seasons! FAB JOB!

Lisa said...

Your daughter is a budding artist indeed Colleen, she did a marvelous job!

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Those are beautiful! As an educator and a parent, I applaud you for instilling creativity and proper manners in your 10 YO. Blessings!

Anne Marie Hile said...

She did a great job coloring in the images, Colleen! Very pretty! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players! :)

Andrea Ewen said...

Fabulous cards and fabulous coloring! Do you hire her out? :)

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