Copic coloring

Valentine rose

by Janice Daquila-Pardo on February 15, 2013

When it came time to make a Valentine’s Day card for my mommy, I pulled out this big rose stamp and started coloring with my Copic markers. As a beginner with Copics, I found this image very fun and satisfying to color. The shading marks provided in the design of the stamp really helped me […]


Just because card

by Janice Daquila-Pardo on November 22, 2012

First things first, Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in the US! I decided to participate in the challenge at A Blog Named Hero to use one of your old cards to inspire you to make a new one, with a different style. I wanted to create a card with a detailed fall scene in the foreground […]

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Did we ever love that swing

by Janice Daquila-Pardo on October 15, 2012

Phil and I (and many times our mom) spent hours upon hours on our swing in the back yard. We talked, told secrets, sang songs and made plans together. They are wonderful memories for me. It appears from the clothes we’re wearing in it that this sweet photo from September 1971 could have been snapped […]

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Flowers mean I love you

by Janice Daquila-Pardo on June 15, 2012

Today my mom is flying back from a 10-day pilgrimage to the Holy Land. This is a trip she has always dreamed of taking, so when she found out that one of her favorite priests in town was going to lead a small group of people there, she didn’t even really have to think about […]

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Day camp

by Janice Daquila-Pardo on April 17, 2012

There were a few summers when we were growing up that Mom and Dad signed us up to go to day camp. I think it was just for a week each summer, maybe two, but it left a big impression on me. I remember being quite nervous to go, but I loved the adventure of […]