Saturday, June 19, 2010

Kids Say the Darnedest Things!

I love that show with both Art Linkletter and much later, Bill Cosby were the hosts! I made this journal for the next Magnolia-licious Big Birthday Bash challenge for the Yahoo group's 2nd birthday celebration! I've linked the blog, but the new challenge isn't posted yet so I won't spill the beans! My little journal fits the challenge so you'll have to guess for now!! I'm okay with being a little early-I missed the BLING challenge completely so I didn't want to miss this one!
They are making the $1.00 journals at Michael's cuter than ever, but nothing is better than covering one for a one of a kind gift! It is so easy to bend the binder wires and slip the cover off and then to put it back on that you've gotta try it! I've used one of my favorite Edwin's (maybe even my FAVORITE!) and colored him up in bright colors to match the Bo Bunny paper.
My idea with the journal is for my nephew and his wife (We're seeing them today! Yeah!!). Their little guy is 2-1/2 years old and I think it would be fun for them to have this journal handy to write some of the funny things he says as he learns about language! (It doesn't hurt that Roberta's favorite color is orange, either!) What do you think of this idea?

You can also let me know what you think of the little "nose" shading I've given Edwin. Does it work or look silly?
Here are the copics I used:
Skin E000, E11, E30
Jeans BG10, BG72 and BG18
Lizard: YG21, YG23, YG17
Sneakers R22, R29, R46 and R59 with a little Y17 at the end for the orange highlight.
Shirt (had a tough time with this!) Y21, YR12, YR15, YR18


13 comments:

Diane Whitehouse said...

What a wonderful idea! Edwin looks great and your colouring is FAB!
Since you've asked, I would probably prefer hin without the nose shading but I'm sure it's just personal choice.
Diane x

Lisa Kind said...

I've never seen this Edwin image! So, so cute! I think this is a very clever and thoughtful gift for new(er) parents to journal the cute things their children do! His nose looks fine with or without the shading! Don't all kids have a red or runny nose anyway? Enjoy your weekend...I bought a Nook with my b-day $$, so I'm going to be playing with it this weekend!

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Cheryl,i love your image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Patty Chapman said...

I like the nose shading, he has a little pug nose! I have never seen this image of Edwin. How did I miss it.

Candy said...

Such a wonderful journal, Cheryl!! Great idea for new parents and your papers and colours are fabulous for a boy. You have used a GREAT image for this one. Kind of got a kick out of the nose :o) Your colouring as also is FANTASTIC!
Hugs, Candy

Nancy Parker said...

Hi Cheryl, What a cute album. I love the colours. Hope you have a super weekend, Nancy

Pam S. said...

super cute Cheryl! (adorable nose!) We have a grandson that would be great on that show! lol He (Edwin) definitely brings a smile - his cute face could be disguising a real ornery streak! : )
Pam Going Postal

Anonymous said...

Hi Cheryl, the journal is really cute. Great job coloring. This is my son's favorite Edwin, he used it to make his Grandma a mother's day card. He did such a great job! I think this is a very versitle stamp, it could be used for alot of different projects, and with alot of different sentiments. Blessings to you, Rea

Pam said...

I love your card as always. You do a fantastic job of coloring your images. I keep the card you sent me on my desk in my crafting area and look at it often. I strive to color like you, one day!
Hugs....Pam:-)

Anne said...

Love this Edwin and the way you have colored him! I have seen many "noses" on Tildas and Edwins and have disliked all of them. However, I kinda like the way you did this-subtle but definitely a nose. Great job!

shelly said...

It's a cute nose. I love the colors and your coloring just brings Edwin to life!!! I think your nephew and his wife will cherish this journal!
hugs,
Shell

diane (cookiestamper) said...

cute journal! I think it's a great idea- wish I had done that when the kids were little!

Lynnor Goodwin said...

I agree....that is one super cute Edwin image and I love the colors you used to create your journal using him!!! Adorable!!!

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