Friday, May 7, 2010


I have finished the twelve invitations to Keegan's Pirate Party and they were fun to do. I personalized them with each child's name. I couldn't decide if I should colour each individual image with all the colours or do all the grey, blue etc on each image. I decided to do all one colour at a time and it did take about 25 minutes for each complete image. I used copics and a gel pen. I always choose my pattern paper before I choose the colours for the image. This way I do not colour an image and then can't find pattern paper that compliments it. The image is from Magnolias and I would like to thank Dana, one of my stamping buddies for lending me her new stamp. I feel very lucky because I have a group of friends that love to stamp and are so generous with all their new stamps. We share with each other and then we don't purchase as many....or at least we try to convince ourselves of that "lie". It's hard not to purchase all the ones you want but it is wonderful to share.Next on my agenda will be the treasure maps and treasure boxes. I'll let you know how these are going soon.

It's raining here today so I have had a great excuse for playing this afternoon and finishing my invites and playing with some new Penny Black stamps. I'll try to post some pictures of these on the weekend.

May I wish all the moms out there a Happy Mother's Day. Remember.....being a mom is not for sissies!!!


  1. Dawn, these turned out great! Can't wait to see what the maps and boxes turn out like.

  2. These are just adorable Dawn! You did a fabulous job coloring them. How cool to put each childs name on the invitation! They will be thrilled! Way to go...

  3. Great blog! And I love this card...your Edwin is so adorable! He may be my new fave Edwin!! Your coloring is lovely.
    Pat Frank (Richmond, VA)

  4. Awww...this is so cute!! and congrats on the new blog!

  5. This card is real sweet Dawn and now that you have started blogging your life will never be the same again

  6. Oh how cute! Love this Edwin too... first time seeing him! Great invites, and welcome to the Blogasphere!

  7. Fun card, Love Edwin's red hair.

  8. This is such a fun birthday invitation -- and wow a blog too! Congratulations on a job well done.
    Sandy D

  9. ARghhhh---but this is just so CUTE! Love it!