Hi Everybody! Well, we've got just 7 days til the big day!!! I hope you're ready! I still have a few bits and pieces to take care of, but the big stuff is done. Today we're hosting a swim party for my son's 7th birthday. I can't believe he's 7 already! How did he get older when I didn't??? Anyway, we've got about 18 kids coming so it should be a blast. They have an hour to swim and then pizza and cupcakes afterwards. They should all be pretty well pooped out by the end.
I was browsing through some of my stamp drawers, for some reason, the other day. I had forgotten what was in them and decided to take a look. I found some Lili of the Valley images that I had purchased months ago for Christmas cards. Yes, Magnolia's are still my numero uno favorites, but it's nice to color something else now and again too. I must say though, that the Lili of the Valley images are probably my second favorite. I have a small little bunch of them that are just waiting for my attention. I stamped a few of them and then grabbed my Copics. To be honest, I was so consumed with the coloring that I don't even know how much time passed. And, not once did I reach for my inks! This image is 100% colored with Copics. I haven't done that in a while either.
Another thing I haven't done in a while is enter a challenge. I made my way over to the LOTV Challenge Blog to see what's going on there and they have a really simple and fun sketch you can use to enter their challenge. I decided to go for it. Here's what I came up with:
Cozy Christmas Wishes
I have no idea what the name of the image is and the store is closed so I couldn't look it up. Sorry! But, isn't he just the cutest little bugger! He reminds me of my lil' guy :-)
The dp's are from the My Mind's Eye 'Dear Santa' collection. The colors are so fresh and crisp. I just love how they look with the silver snowflake ornaments that I got at Michael's. Cs is by Bazzill. The gems are from my stash. I used a Spellbinder's Nestabilities die to cut out the image. The Stampendous sentiment was cut out using a circle punch. The white loop background behind the red dp pieces were punched with a new MS punch.
As I mentioned, this image was colored with Copics. I failed to keep track of them though. Sorry! The tree and Santa hat fur got a dusting of Flower Soft 'Polar White'. The star garland on the tree got a coat of diamond Stickles for a little sparkle. The gems that I used for tree ornaments were clear until I colored them with a red Copic marker.
Lastly, thank you all so very much for stopping by my blog and for leaving such sweet and generous comments. I wish I could thank you all individually for them, but life isn't as generous with time. I read each and every one of them and they really do mean a lot to me. So, thank you again so very much!
That's all I have for today. I hope you have a wonderful weekend! Try to find some time to color. It will help you relax a bit during the holiday season :-)