Tuesday, July 13, 2010

monkey see, monkey do....

...is how I would explain what happened this week when I was creating my Design Team Challenge Example this week for The Pixie Cottage .

The theme is "TRIPLE PLAY"

I went the extreme literal route and showcased the digital image

three times, not as a Valentine's Romeo as originally illustrated but as eager parents waiting backstage to bestow gorgeous bouquets on their little performer cubs!

*YOU do not have to use triple the stamp image...

it could be 3 flowers, for example, which works

really well with the trio cluster in this week's sketch...

It's up to you! Choose the sketch, the theme, or combine them both; uploading your NEW creation at The Pixie Cottage for your chance to win!


So, back to my opening statement about monkey see, monkey do...

"Mom, what's that?"

"That's this week's Pixie Cottage Challenge"

"Can you leave it up on the screen?"


"Mom, can I look through your stamps?"


"May I have a piece of purple card stock, a piece of green, oh, and do you have any ribbon that is green with white polka dots???"

Given all of that and black ink Sienna was set to create...
She chose the my Barnie in Spring stamp for her card...

Furthering the "monkey see/monkey do" morning. Sierra walks through the studio and spies the eye catching rays of textured sunshine.

"What's that?"

"Sienna did this week's Pixie Cottage Challenge."

"Can I play!?"

"Sure. Here's the sketch and the theme is 'TRIPLE PLAY';

you have to repeat an image 3 times."

"Can I look at your stamps?"


"Oooh, can I use your froggy? a.k.a....

Love You This Much FROG by ARTish

"You bet!"

and this is what she made to give to Nanny and Mr.Bill...

when they arrived later that day.

Just the day before the girlies ordered pictures and scrapbooked tribute layouts to their third grade teachers. It is so wonderful to listen and watch as their creative minds demonstrate what they've grown up seeing in daily life around the studio. I have always shared my space giving them creative freedom to express themselves. What a blessing to see it unfold daily!

Be on the lookout... Sienna and Sierra will soon be inspiring other young artists and mommies around the world to share in their passion to Create Together!

Who can you make a card with today?


  1. Awesome artwork! I have been in an ArTish mood lately it seems, two weeks in a row I have used your stamps.

  2. What a wonderful story, children are such a blessing and bring us such joy. I think it is really nice when you can share something you enjoy with them this way.

  3. What adorable cards. It is great that your family is all so creative! Thanks so much for sharing!

  4. oh this is one cool card,love your take on the sketch,bless you for playing at the pixie cottage this week,hugs cheryl xxxxx

  5. Ahhhh such sweet children. They must of inherited their parents talent.