Journals & Copics

My boys and I have had fun keeping journals this Summer.  
Here's a snippet from Ethan's journal...

I love that he dove into my scrapping supplies and got creative with them!
Ethan is crazy about washi and uses it ALL the time :)

More than that though, the kids have really enjoy coloring with my Copics.
GASP, I know!  I AM letting them color with my Copics!!

Ethan can spend hours coloring.   I think he enjoys it even more than I do!
He cuts each of his creations out and puts them in his journal.

His signature detail, a pearl or rhinestone on each creation.

I've been practicing a bit too.
I still have a ways to go, but here's a recent creation...

I hope you are having a great weekend!


Dorothy C. said...

While your post made me smile (a lot) it's quite sad (for me) that your little one's Copic skills are far superior to mine! Be sure to tell Ethan I was very impressed by his work. Thanks for sharing.

P.S. You're a great Mom!

Lauren said...

Wow, that's some serious Copics skills! Even I can't colour like that!

Cut. Paste. Scrap said...

It's great that your kids are keeping a summer journal. Love your card.

Janis said...

So glad to read you are a mom who lets her kids use her craft supplies. I always did with my kids, too, when they were growing up.

My daughter is grown now, but still very artsy. She sells her lovely handcrafted jewelry at shows all the time. Who knows.....maybe she would not have had the inclination to start up her own jewelry crafting business if I hadn't encouraged her with as many good quality art supplies as I could when she was young.

I totally agree with the other are a wonderful mom!!!
<3 J

Tracey McNeely said...

Oh my goodness your sons journal is fantastic--the apple doesn't fall far from the tree! Your card is super cute Maureen!

Deepti said...

This is so pretty :) Love the card and ur son is awesome in coloring, mumma's boy ;)

Catherine Pooler said...

OH, MAUREEN! I LOVE what the boys are doing! I love that the Copics are Kid Proof!

Christina said...

What a wonderful way to pass on the joy of creating to your kids! Their journals are fantastic. Love your sweet card, too!

Kristie Goulet said...

I love that you shared part of Ethan's journal, he is quite the colorer. :)
Your card is quite cute too!

Leigh Penner said...

I love your kids' journals-- what a great idea!
And your foxy card is so sweet!