The little things that make me happy here on Bliss Road~~Emily Keaton

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

All About DD

I didn't get a chance to do any stamping today (too busy with work and preparations for our upcoming vacation), but I wanted to share with you this CAS creation that my 11-year-old daughter made.
She asked what today's SCS challenge was (it's a color challenge to use blushing bride, riding hood red, and early espresso) and then headed off to our stamping nook to create all by herself. I was amazed by what she came up with!! Except for a suggestion for the sentiment (she wanted it to say "hi" and was going to spell it out with alpha stamps; I told her I had some "hi" sentiment stamps--would she want a round one to match her other round element?), she did all of this on her own. She even stamped her own DP :) !! I couldn't be more proud of her. She has really learned a lot of design tricks this summer, and she's making them her own. She now lists card making (along with reading) as one of her favorite things to do!! Just like Mom. :)

Oh, she also got her first blog shout out recently! Last week she played in the Limelight Papercrafts sketch and product challenge, and her entry made it into owner Mandy's picks of the week!! You can check it out here. It was a really challenging sketch, and she did a super job with it. You should have seen her smile when she realized that her card was singled out.

And she won her first contest, too!! It was a drawing for a card commenting contest on SCS, and she was one of five winners for July. A (surprise) prize is on the way to her, and she can't wait to see what she's won.

I'm just thrilled that my two kiddos share my passion for papercrafting!! What a hoot that is. :)

Thanks for stopping by!


Meg said...

Wow, that is awesome that you have passed your crafty genes on to your kids!!

I love this card...she did a great job with the color challenge, the layout, and that fabulous patterned paper!!

Congrats on her first shout-out and prize winning, too! Yippee for craft kids!!

Marisa said...

This is fabulous. Love the red image and how it is framed with bling. Lovely card.

Colleen Dietrich said...

Joanna, you are definitely a very good stamper. Your homemade dp is terrific, and your sketch layout is just right on. Good job getting all those challenge colors together. :)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Joanne. Such a stunning design and so professionally made - it's so elegant. You've definitley got an artistic gift! x