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Challenge No. 32 ~ Summer Reading

August 1, 2010

Welcome back after our long hiatus!    We appreciate you stopping in today and are so glad you didn’t forget about us!!

As promised, we have a “special” challenge today.    We’ve teamed up this week with the amazing Award-Winning Children’s Book Illustrator and Author, Elizabeth O. Dulemba.    

 Elizabeth is a huge advocate for children’s reading and is very familiar with the children’s book industry;  For all you Copic Masters out there, she  also has published several helpful articles for anyone who might be interested in illustrating or writing children’s books!  

So, our challenge this week is READING!  … which includes bookmarks, book gift card holders, reading charts, etc.   Anything you can think of that relates to reading.   The Copic Creations Design Team wanted to take this opportunity to help pass the word that summer reading can be fun AND beneficial to all those “bored” kids out there!   We found this interesting article about the benefits of summer reading for kids.    We have each used one of Elizabeth’s reading images for our samples found below.

The best part, for those not familiar with Elizabeth’s work, is that she publishes a weekly newsletter that includes FREE illustrations for teachers, librarians, booksellers and parents!   All of Elizabeth’s adorable free images can be found here.       So, there’s no excuse NOT to join us this week, since you can download any of these reading images for FREE!!!    

Elizabeth has recently started a Facebook Page and would love it if you would also post your creations there for everyone to see.   Here’s the link . . .  Coloring Page Tuesdays.

AND, Elizabeth will be giving one lucky Copic Creations Challenge participant their choice of

One of her amazing Children’s Books!    

How cool is that??!!!     (Elizabeth’s entire collection of books can be found HERE.)

To sweeten the deal, we are also including for the lucky winner of this challenge,

FOUR Copic markers of your choice from 7 Kids College Fund!!     

Wooo Hooo!!

PLEASE NOTE: You are NOT required to use an image from our sponsor for your Copic Creations project. (Although Elizabeth’s images are free, so there’s NO excuse not to use one!!)     You will have until August 14th, 12:00 p.m. CDT to post your artwork and be eligible for a chance to win this weeks prize; The winner will be announced along with our next challenge post on August 15th.


Now, after such a long delay, we NEED let you know who the lucky winner(S)!! are from our last challenge!!     [I felt so bad about the mixup with the dates from our last challenge that I spoke with the so-very generous Tiffany of Tiffany Doodles and she has decided to DOUBLE her offer!!]     So, we have TWO winners of TEN digital images from Tiffany!    Wow!  

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Yay!   Congrats ladies.   Please be sure to send us your email address so we can forward it to Tiffany.

We’d like to extend our sincere appreciation and huge thanks to the awesome Tiffany of Tiffany Doodles for these wonderful prizes!!    You’re the best Tiff ~ we love ya!  


    No tutorial links this week ~ Anything goes!!





W1, W3, W7, B95, B97, R46, R59, R20, YG95, BG96, E35, E53,0






Lion and the Mouse

 E07. 71, 74, 77, 79 : E00, E11 E43 





Library Mouse 




 A Book is a Ship


Reading Monster



Reading Elf Boy 



 Reading Sprite



Spring Blooms 




Pirate Poetry



Reading Fairy



We hope you will join us for this challenge and share YOUR creations with us. A Mister Linky has been included below. (Sorry that Inlinkz doesn’t work with WordPress!    We would definitely be using that!)   Please don’t forget to stop back on August 15th for our next challenge and the announcement of the winner for this challenge.

19 Comments leave one →
  1. August 1, 2010 1:59 pm

    Hi team your creations are awesome totally amazing.
    Thank you for the link to the images , I will be back with my entry later.
    Hugs cherie

  2. August 1, 2010 8:23 pm

    Was fun to bring Tilda in her imaginary world! enjoyed your challenge!

  3. August 2, 2010 12:08 pm

    AMAZING DT work this week! And how wonderful is Elizabeth to provide so many adorable digis to choose from. Such talent! Warmest wishes, Lesley

  4. August 3, 2010 10:31 am

    Whaaa???? I won???? Yahoo! I was shocked to see my name there! (I had to read it a few times to make sure…. ) 😉

    Thank you, so very much!

    Here is my email addy:

    What an awesome way to start the day!

  5. Cheryl O permalink
    August 3, 2010 11:43 am

    How generous of her to offer her darling drawings; and ladies, your work with them is just magnificent!!! Thank you all for sharing with us….

  6. August 4, 2010 6:48 am

    Perfect theme and thanks so much for introducing me to Elizabeth’s amazing work! Awesome cards, DT gals — your coloring is so inspiring!!

  7. August 5, 2010 10:30 am

    Great ideas & inspiration. Thanks!!!

  8. August 5, 2010 5:20 pm

    Thanks for a great challenge! I’ve missed em’! welcome back!

  9. August 7, 2010 3:13 pm

    What a fun challenge and what great creations from the team.

  10. August 8, 2010 5:26 am

    It was a pleasure meeting Elizabeth Dulemba through your site. I’ve enjoyed another fun challenge! Thanks.

  11. August 8, 2010 10:00 am

    sorry I uploaded the same website as no.24 and no.25,
    please deleate one of them.thank you very much.

  12. August 9, 2010 7:13 pm

    This is my first entry but I’ll be back! Thanks for such a fun challenge and wonderful free clipart from Elizabeth Dulemba.

  13. August 9, 2010 10:07 pm

    Thank You, Elizabeth for sharing your beautiful drawings. It was so hard to pick one, I know my grand children will love getting cards with your fun characters on them.

  14. August 10, 2010 2:29 am

    I had to check to make sure I hadn’t missed the challenge. I got the Reading freebies and have colored them. Make a card tomorrow and post to my blog. Haven’t played with you guys for a long time, The freebies are wonderful and Thank you so much to Elizabeth for providing them.

  15. August 10, 2010 12:10 pm

    I’m so glad all of your are enjoying my work! And thanks so much to the members of Copic Creations for hosting me!

  16. August 12, 2010 5:31 pm

    Thanks so much for this challenge! Elizabeth is amazing and my kids and I love her work!
    All of the DT creations are awesome!!

  17. August 13, 2010 5:33 am

    Wow, all of your DT creations are just fabulous!! And who doesn’t love a good read?
    Great challenge!!

  18. September 14, 2010 5:54 pm

    Love Elizabeth’s work…she is super talented….just like each of your DT…amazing creations and so many cute bookmarks. 🙂

  19. April 19, 2013 5:20 pm

    Write more, thats all I have to say. Literally, it seems as though you relied
    on the video to make your point. You definitely
    know what youre talking about, why throw away your intelligence on just posting videos to your site when you could be giving
    us something enlightening to read?

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