Archives for February 2, 2016

30 Day Coloring Challenge #4 – Day 2 – A card

logoHello Everyone! It’s Tuesday and day 2 of the coloring challenge. After yesterday’s craziness, I decided the first thing I would do this morning was to get my color on!! Yesterday my tools of choice were color pencils and today, I have gone back to my love – Copics!

day2aI had printed up this Saturated Canary digi a long time ago and only colored one so this one was begging my attention.

day2bI usually color skin and hair but first but for some reason I jumped from skin to clothes before coloring in her hair. I have been playing around with colors lately for my brown skinned beauties and decided not to go with the black or dark brown that is predominantly used and went straight to a camel color brown for fun. Since we all know I love books, I thought I would find a book sentiment to create a card with this image. I found the one I used on Pinterest.

day2cI used my Silhouette to design a fun sentiment to add to the card once I finished coloring. I matched the color of the font to her dress and because the sentiment used the word ‘dream’ I decided a cloud shape would be the perfect shape for a print and cut on the Silhouette. I also wanted to shake it up a bit and oriented the cloud 90 degrees counter clockwise.

day2dI couldn’t find my matching distress ink pad to edge the clouds so I used my Copics to create the effect.

day2fI used this lovely paper from Crate paper and enamel dots from My Mind’s Eye to create the dream bubbles.

day2eI’m pleased with the final card but I need your help. What color should I make her earrings? Gold or Silver and in the little box on the cover I want to right the word ‘Read’. What do you think?

With Lin’s encouragement I would like to enter this card for the Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes challenge

Happy coloring and I will see you tomorrow!



On my nightstand: three books and an audiobook


Hello my bookworm friends! This year has started off with a bang. I read some great books in January and will be posting some reviews soon. In the meantime, I thought I would share with you what I am currently reading:

The bottom book I have had for some time now and been wanting to read it and now is the time. It is titled, “Sugar Changed the World: A Story of Magic, Spice, Slavery, Freedom and Science by Marc Aronson and Marina Budhos. The photography is amazing in this book. I will definitely post a review when I complete it.

The second book is my book club selection for February, and it is titled, “An Ember in The Ashes” by Sabaa Tahir. This book came out last year with a lot of fanfare at the bookstores. I have already started it and it is really good so far.

The top book is my Kindle which has the book titled, “Number the Starsby Lois Lowry and I have chosen to read along with Nicholas since this is an assigned book from school.

Some people ask me how I read more than one book. My answer is simple, “The same way I watch more than one television show.”  I typically read one book and listen to audiobooks at work. But last month I read multiple books and had no problem. I guess it depends on my mood and the type of reads. Reference, self-help, non-fiction mix better with fiction books. They are easily not confused. I don’t typically read the same genres at the same time because it might lead to confusions early on in the reading process. I hope that helps answer the question.

I hope you have something good to read on your nightstand. If not, what are you waiting for?

Happy reading!



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