When I was a child, I spent hours coloring, and I know I’m not alone. The artwork was there, and we needed to “just add color.” That happens to be the name of a pack of Designer Specialty Paper in the current catalog. The challenge at Paper Players this week was to create a card requiring coloring, so I pulled a sheet from this pack I had set aside for a special purpose.


I began by fussy cutting the sea turtle from the 12″ X 12″ DSP, and coloring him in with Watercolor Pencils. My clean and simple card was almost complete. I thought the turtle would look nice on a card base of Mint Macaron, which I embossed with the Ruffled folder to look like ocean.¬†


My sea turtle is swimming in the warm, ocean waters along the coast of Oahu. I know this, because my daughter, son-in-law, and grandson recently moved there. My son-in-law is in the Coast Guard, so they will enjoy this assignment for at least three years. They are taking advantage of all the opportunities that Hawaii offers, including snorkeling. No wonder my grandson has a fascination with sea turtles.

I love the play on words with the sentiment, “Seas the Day,” and I couldn’t resist using it. My daughter is home-schooling my grandson, so if he doesn’t know the meaning of “seize,” she will teach him. However, he’s very smart.

His birthday isn’t until March. Maybe I’ll send it sooner.