Tuesday, May 26, 2009

A VERY Special Twinkling Tuesday: Proud Mom Edition!


Hey Everyone!

I'm here with a very special edition of Twinkling Tuesday for you.

A very special rite of passage took place here over the weekend...are you sitting down? Madelynn got to use Copic Markers for the very first time on Sunday!

Now, I'll tell you that while this did give me a small heart attack, LOL, she was SO good with them. She knew to be gentle and is so good at coloring anyway that I thought I'd let her give it a whirl. The boys were actually at my aunt's for an overnight so it was just me and the girls stamping and crafting all day. Was SO much fun!

She chose one of the Miss Anya stamps from The Greeting Farm and began to choose her colors...
Once she chose them, I taught her a bit about taking color out and blending with a lighter shade... she also did a GREAT job giving some "lowlights" to Miss Anya's hair ;)

Now, what made me a bit MORE nervous than the Copics was her desire to use "that thing you poke the holes with". Oh, right. The deadly weapon....my paper piercer. We had a discussion about safety before hand and then I carefully monitored this, but she did GREAT...and in a straight line, too!Miss Ava had a blast, too coloring up some images (with CRAYON!). Here she is smiling for the camera while she colored up some fun and big sis remained hard at work...Soon, it was time to put the finishing touches on this card. She did SUCH a good job that I said hey, why don't YOU your own Twinkling Tuesday card! This is perfect! So, she grabbed some paper, matching ribbon, and followed her own sketch. The ONLY thing I did for her was cut the papers, but she chose AND assembled it all herself...even punched the border and did the ribbon and the pearls! WOW!

Look at this GORGEOUS product made by my nine year old girl! Can you believe it? She did SUCH a beautiful job! I am so excited that I get to show you this today because I am just BEAMING with pride! Great job, sweetheart!
Want to play along with the sketch? Awesome! Make sure you head on over to the Twinkling Tuesday blog and leave a comment on today's post when you play. If you upload to SCS or PCP please use keyword MTTSC24. Today's post features my friend Heather Lee-Reppen and you won't want to miss it! Also, make sure to stop by and visit the other Twinklettes:
Thanks for reading and have a WONDERFUL day!

20 comments:

eggette said...

She did a wonderful job Jess! and you did too..... even letting her use those copics!! I get jiggy even letting my 28 year old daughter use them......lol!

Kimmie0270 said...

Madelynn you did a fabulous job on your card! It's beautiful!

Heather said...

Her card is FABULOUS!!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh Mama is so proud, super job. Hugs Cindy

Sandra MacLean said...

Awww! You did a great job Madelynn!! LOVE the low lights in her hair and I soooo want a hangbag in that color!! :) (((big hugs)))

Kelly Schelske said...

No wonder you are so proud, her card is fabulous!!

WickedPixie said...

Wow! She did an amazing job! Your daughter is SO talented! First those fabulous sketches and now she makes great cards, too!?
When I graduated to Copics I let my Daughter have my Prismacolor markers, which thrilled her to begin with, but lately she keeps saying, "Can I use your Copics instead?" when we card make together! :-) Traci

Kim Nath said...

She obviously has inherited your talent that is an odorable, professional looking card! What a cutie she is too. You are so brave and generous, I won't even let my 14YO touch my copics.

Jessie/knightrone said...

Awww, you should be proud!! How cute!!! She did a wonderful job!!

Cassie said...

oh how fun! your card turned out terrific madelynn! i'll have mine up eventually. that long weekend really messed up my internal clock! ha!

Kim R said...

Madelynn you did such a wonderful job coloring. WOW!!!! I hope you make more cards! Kaeli and Emilie said "hi".

Heather said...

Hey You,

O.K. Did I not instruct you that next time you talked to Janna that you would 3 way me in????

I know for a fact you have talked to her more than once and no 3 way yet???? What the He--???ck???

Madelynn did an awesome job with her own sketch and wow how much fun is that to color with copic???

My girls keep asking and I am just now letting them start to color with my SU Markers Copics are a long way off I am afraid!!!

Love the pictures too!!! Tell Maddy that this was a fun sketch to do!!!

Heather

Elena said...

Wow! Your daughter's coloring is stunning! And her card is amazing! Wow! She is very very talented!!!

Julie Masse said...

This is so sweet! Her card came out beautiful - great job!! :)

Julia said...

She did a wonderful job! You are one brave mommy letting her use your copics!!!

Darla said...

Wow...great job Madelynn! Jess - you're training her well! She's a girl after her mom's heart and talent. Love the colors and the way she used the sketch to create this card. The coloring is awesome! Super job!

Auntie Debbie said...

Madelynn, your card is so beautiful! Your coloring is sooooo great! I'm so proud of you and love that you did your own sketch!
Love you!

Rebecca Ednie said...

Awesome job maddie! Looks like you have your mom's talent! Peach and brown look so good together, I must use that combo more often!!

Charlene Austin said...

Eeeek!! OMGosh she rocked it! SOOO cute!!

ChristineCreations said...

Your daughters are precious! And look at her creativity! You should be proud! :)