I always liked to color when I was a kid.

I loved getting new crayons before school started, loved stretching out on the floor with a new coloring book . . . Mom always colored on the floor with us (and does still with the grandkids). My dad, on the other hand, wasn’t allowed to color with me after he colored penguins green. What was he thinking, huh? Now, I love to color with my kids (not so much with the boy nowadays, though he does love the Copics for his Manga drawing/coloring) and I’m much more forgiving about color choices! And, I have a lot more coloring options than the Crayola 64-pack that I used to coddle when I was younger!

Anyway, when Beate emailed me yesterday and shared the Vera Bradley bag she is posting as an inspiration challenge, I knew just what I wanted to do. I received these stamps around Christmas last year and never mounted them . . . until today! After doing homework and TKD runs and getting everyone fed, I stamped a bunch of random flowers in Chocolate Chip craft ink on a half sheet of shimmery white cardstock, went to help my husband in the garage, and came back to color with some Copic markers. This seemed to take FOREVER to color, but ahhh, what fun that was!


Instead of covering up my hard work, I plan to stamp something inside. Or just leave it as a blank notecard and fill it with my own scribbles. Who knows. Maybe I’ll just keep it on my desk here and ogle it. You know how that goes, I’m sure!

Here’s a listing of the stuff I used –

Cardstock: Wild Wasabi, Purely Pomegranate, Shimmery White

Ink: Chocolate Chip Craft, plus a handful of Copic markers. I used this collection + a nice dark brown (I don’t remember which one). I also used a black Spica pen to add glitter and redefine the lines that got a little blurred.

Accessories: Threading Water Fiskars punch, beautiful green satin from one of Jody’s shares, Pomegranate + Chocolate are both SU!, sticky-back rhinestones are from Kaiser, and I used three colors (celery, pink, orange)

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  1. Posted March 4, 2008 at 9:21 am | Permalink

    How cute is this! Love it! Great job! TFS 🙂

  2. Posted March 4, 2008 at 9:40 am | Permalink

    Your card looks fantastic! That’s definitely a lot of coloring! I love the scallops, the ribbon, the colors, the bling! Beautiful like always. I can’t believe my card turned out brighter then yours! LOL
    I think that’s a first!

  3. Jackie
    Posted March 4, 2008 at 9:43 am | Permalink

    DARLING Card!! Great job! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Posted March 4, 2008 at 9:45 am | Permalink

    WOW, awesome, love your creation.

  5. Posted March 4, 2008 at 9:54 am | Permalink

    One word: GOJUS!!!!

  6. Shera
    Posted March 4, 2008 at 11:05 am | Permalink

    Vera needs to contact you for her next design! Very nice…

  7. Posted March 4, 2008 at 11:38 am | Permalink

    Wow Jenn, this is gorgeous! What a ton of coloring!

  8. Posted March 4, 2008 at 11:50 am | Permalink

    You colored in ALL of that?! Wowza! I’m impressed…that’s a lot of coloring, Girly! 🙂

  9. Joyclynn
    Posted March 4, 2008 at 12:11 pm | Permalink

    WOW Jenn, this is so beautiful. Love those satin ribbons and your scalloped edge.

  10. Posted March 4, 2008 at 12:28 pm | Permalink

    This is absolutely beautiful Jenn! Love it!

  11. QC
    Posted March 4, 2008 at 12:30 pm | Permalink

    BeaUUUUUUUUUUtiful, Jenn!!!!!!!

  12. Debbie
    Posted March 4, 2008 at 12:38 pm | Permalink

    I am very new to your blog and received it via e-mail. I just had to say that I love the card, colors and ribbon. Your cards always inspire me.

  13. Posted March 4, 2008 at 1:03 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful!!!! I love the colors.

  14. Posted March 4, 2008 at 1:46 pm | Permalink

    I would sit and oogle this one too! Fabulous bold colors to fall in LOVE with! VERY PURTY!

  15. Posted March 4, 2008 at 2:16 pm | Permalink

    B E A Utiful!! Love it!!

  16. Posted March 4, 2008 at 3:25 pm | Permalink

    This is soooooo pretty! Love all those ribbons too!

  17. Posted March 4, 2008 at 3:36 pm | Permalink

    OMG – your card is drop dead gorgeous!!! I love it!!!

  18. Posted March 4, 2008 at 4:59 pm | Permalink

    I have some odd files in my Reader and I had to put this one in the Wowza ! file. Love the brown as I am earthy.

  19. Posted March 4, 2008 at 5:30 pm | Permalink

    This is GAW-JUS! I love the scallops and yummy ribbon!!

  20. Jody Morrow
    Posted March 4, 2008 at 6:00 pm | Permalink

    Awesome card! 🙂

  21. Posted March 4, 2008 at 7:18 pm | Permalink

    Man! This is jaw-dropping gorgeous!! Absolutely stunning!

  22. Posted March 4, 2008 at 9:35 pm | Permalink

    Yum, Jenn! Love this so much, and your coloring is delightful. I would totally carry this card instead of my Vera Bradley bag!!! : )

  23. Posted March 4, 2008 at 9:39 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful…I love the colors!!

  24. twinks
    Posted March 5, 2008 at 3:17 am | Permalink

    wowza – better than the VB inspiration piece

  25. Posted March 5, 2008 at 8:54 am | Permalink

    Just beautiful !! What alot of work !! Worth it though huh ??

  26. Posted March 5, 2008 at 11:46 am | Permalink

    I LOVE it! Just gorgeous!

  27. Debra
    Posted March 5, 2008 at 1:54 pm | Permalink

    WOW! I have no words!!! Total wow!!!

  28. Posted March 5, 2008 at 2:09 pm | Permalink

    This card is stunning !! Love the bright colors !

  29. Posted March 5, 2008 at 4:30 pm | Permalink

    LOVE LOVE LOVE your card!!! Soooo pretty! And I’m so with you on the coloring thing. I had my kids just so I could color with them. Oh, and scrapbook them. KIDDING! 🙂 BTW the green penguin thing cracked me up. 🙂

  30. Posted March 5, 2008 at 6:43 pm | Permalink

    Oh my look at those fabulous colors!! This is beautiful, Jenn.

  31. Posted March 6, 2008 at 11:24 am | Permalink

    So pretty! Love your colors and the yummy ribbon!

  32. Posted March 6, 2008 at 1:24 pm | Permalink

    Jenn, this card is FREAKING GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!

  33. Posted March 6, 2008 at 5:48 pm | Permalink

    Dang girl! Pardon me while I pick my jaw up off the floor. This is gorgeous!!

  34. Posted March 7, 2008 at 2:15 am | Permalink

    Hi Jen, this card is so striking the colours are just gorgeous and bright and bold. I just followed the link to see the bag which inspired this card and I think Vera B should now design a bag using your card. Just stunning!!! Anna

  35. Posted March 7, 2008 at 9:17 am | Permalink

    WOW, girl . . . frame it and KEEP it!! I’d keep it and ogle it, too! 😉 Amazing!

  36. Posted March 9, 2008 at 8:22 pm | Permalink

    I LOVE this card…love the scallops at the top, the gorgeous satin ribbons, the colors…and of course the bling. Wonderful job.

  37. Posted March 12, 2008 at 10:55 am | Permalink

    Omigosh that is awesome Jenn! I never would have thought to try coloring like that with Copics – a big solid panel, but now I really want to!

  38. Posted March 13, 2008 at 9:18 am | Permalink

    Absolutely fabulous!!

  39. Posted March 13, 2008 at 10:34 am | Permalink

    Wow this is sooo awesome, love the colors, the ribbon, the bling!! Fabulous!!!!

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