Tiddly Inks Challenge ~ Goodbye to Summer

Phindy’s Place Friday Challenge post can be found HERE.



I seriously will use ANY excuse to color one of Christy Croll’s Tiddly Inks images!!   This week’s  challenge over at the Tiddly Inks challenge blog is “Goodbye Summer“.    I definitely had fun with this one!

My thought process was that it seems at the end of summer many young couples have to part ways … off to college!    🙂    So, I thought this image would be a perfect “Goodbye to a summer love” card  ~ colored, of course, using my all-time favorite Copic technique, monochromatic!!   


"Summer" Romeo & Juliet!

Both sentiments were computer generated.  (fonts are listed at the end of this post.)    Here are a couple of closeup shots.


Summer Love


Parting is such sweet sorrow ... from Shakespeare

If you’re like me and were not aware of Tiddly Inks before now, you MUST take a peek at these images!!    There isn’t a single one in the entire bunch that I don’t love!    And, this isn’t just a “Summer Love“!    hehe

Thanks for stopping in today!    TGIF!!!!!      


Supplies Used:  

Phindy’s Place Challenge ~ Paper Piecing


Yay!    It’s Friday … and not just any old Friday, it’s a Friday before a THREE-DAY weekend!!!   (here in the USA)    I’m soooo looking forward to a nice, lonnnnnnnnnnnng, relaxing weekend!   How about you?  

Our challenge today at Phindy’s Friday Challenge blog is Paper Piecing … one of my favorites!    Unfortunately, this card did NOT turn out as I had pictured.   ugh.   I was running behind and didn’t have time to do much about it.   I had planned to make the card more horizontal rather than vertical.   By the time I realized the image wouldn’t work that way, I was stuck and the clock was ticking!    So,  here’s my slightly top-heavy paper piecing card!



I must say I did LOTS of paper-piecing on this card ~ the apple letters, shirt, pants, shoes, desk, desktop, notebook, apple  … and RULER!    (that was a little bit of cutting!)     This little cutie is one of Phindy’s awesome Cute Kids called Ready to Go!    Quite an appropriate name ~ he sure looks ready to get started!    I remember those days when my kids were young, which quickly turn into …. “I don’t want to go back to school” when they’re a little older.

I hope you can take a peek at the awesome paper piecing cardz from Phindy’s Design Team.   All the details on this challenge can be found there too!

Thanks for your visit today!    I hope you have a GREAT weekend … short or long!   🙂



Supplies Used:  

  • Phindy’s Place ~ Ready to Go!
  • My Mind’s Eye ~ Alphabet Soup Boy Super Stripe
  • My Mind’s Eye ~ Alphabet Soup Boy Accessory Sheet
  • PTI white cardstock
  • Computer generated sentiment ~ (ready set go!)
  • miscellaneous rub-on letters from stash
  • Fiskars ~ apple of my eye punch
  • Distress ink ~ tumbled glass
  • Distress ink ~ bundled sage
  • Pop Dots
  • Copics:   BG75, 78;  R20, 29, 30, 83;  E000, 00, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 30, 42, 43, 44;  W3;  T1, 3, 5