Saturday, January 25, 2020

Me Love You...

Hello, hello!

It's time for another Scenic Saturday on the Stamping Bella blog and while we all anxiously await our new release orders I figured now was a good time to look through my Stamping Bella binders and find some older stamps that have been waiting to get inky. Lately I've been on a roll challenging myself to create nontraditional Valentine's cards, scenes of love and friendship that don't necessarily rely on the usual pink, red and hearts to convey those loving feelings. So when I saw this sweet Cave Couple stamp I knew I had a winner. I paired these two Neolithic lovebirds with the Cave Kids Backdrop which provided plenty of details and interest with very little effort on my part... love it when that happens! Coloring it all in was pretty straight forward, the only minor change up was extending the river down past where the stamped image ended but that is easy peasy. Looking at these two, I like to think that the sunflower isn't just a romantic gesture but a practical gift as well... I'm sure this stone aged cutie will find the seeds quite delicious too, LOL! ;)

Stay crafty my friends! 
Supply list:
cardstock- My Favorite Things and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Stamping Bella (Cave Couple and Cave Kids Backdrop)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
boy hair- E44, E47, E49
girl hair- E74, E77, E79, W10
clothes- YR30, YR31, E50, E42, E43, E55, E81, E84, 0
flower- E33, E35, E27, E29, Y11, Y13, Y17, YG03, YG95, YG97
sky/river- B0000, B000, B00, B91, B93
background- E30, E40, E42, E43, YG0000, YG00, YG01, YG03, YG63, G43, E70, E71, E74, T1, T4, W3, G94, G99, YG23, YG67, E57

Friday, January 24, 2020

My heart wears a smile...


I made a New Year's resolution to start my own Facebook page in 2020 as a place to share my love of Copic coloring and card making. I know, I know... I'm always late to the game. But I finally dove in and did my first Live coloring on my Adventure's In Coloring with Amy page yesterday afternoon. Because I have a space where I can use whatever I want whenever I want, I chose to color up this cutie from Some Odd Girl. You see, Some Odd Girl is celebrating their 10 year anniversary this month and since I've been a long time fan of Kristy and her art I thought it would be nice to join that celebration and share the SOG love. Plus I've had this general idea to try for a card scene and this little cutie suited it perfectly. 

This digi stamp is Tia and Fluffy, Fluffy being the cat that I cropped out of the scene before printing so that I could color an ipad in its place. My goal being to create a modern Valentine scene of Tia face timing with her sweetheart late into the night. This gave me the opportunity to really play with light and shadow in my coloring of the scene and I love that kind of challenge. Sure I see places where I could have gotten smoother blends with a bit more time or parts that I would make darker and add more contrast on the next time I try a similar scene but all in all this comes pretty darn close to capturing the scene I envisioned in my mind and that makes me a very happy girl. ;)

Now if you haven't checked out the Some Odd Girl blog post explaining all the goings ons, including a 25% OFF SALE and FREEBIES, hop on over there and take a read!    
Supply list:
cardstock- My Favorite Things and Copic X-Press It
digital stamp- Some Odd Girl (Tia and Fluffy)
stamps- My Favorite Things (Smile set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Copic markers:
sorry, I didn't keep a list but you can see the colors used here

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Somebunny is sending you hugs...


I've had this sweet I Believe in Love image from Dreamerland stamped up and ready to color since before Christmas. The timing never seemed quite right until yesterday when I finally pulled it out and got to it. I had paired them with the Christmas Snow Scene background stamp and even as more snow fell outside my window I decided to give them a late winter landscape with melting snow and patches of bare earth. I like to think that little bunny has ventured out of his underground burrow looking for some love and warm hugs. :)

Alrighty, I had better go get some things crossed off my to-do list before the Live coloring this afternoon. I'm excited to be coloring with everyone today, it should be a fun one. 
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Dreamerland Crafts (I Believe in Love and Christmas Snow Scene Mix and Match), My Favorite Things (Somebunny set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and rich cocoa
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E33, E35, E57, E49
clothes- E50, E81, E84, 0, E51, E31, E34, BG11, BG53, BG75, BG99, E31, E55, E44, BV04, BV17, BV29, W5
bunny- W00, W1, W2, W3, R30
sky- Y000, Y11, YR31, B00, BG10, BG53, BG57
background- E42, E43, E44, E47, B0000, B000, B00, YG95, YG97, YG99

Wednesday, January 22, 2020


Hi there!

So as soon as I saw the new Let's Stick Together set from MFT, with all it's cute little cacti I knew that I had to pair them up with the kiddos from the Saddle Up and Celebrate set. Yesterday I finally had the time to make this mash up happen and I think it works as a fun, kinda tongue in cheek Valentine. I also enjoyed the challenge of creating a south west inspired background for these sweet cowfolk to call home. From the look of things we have caught them just before they ride off into the sunset together. ;)

I've also started up my own personal Facebook page called, Adventures in Coloring with Amy and even though I haven't gotten it looking all pretty yet, I will be hosting my first Live coloring on it tomorrow, January 23rd at 3pm PST. I hope to see some of you there!

Supply list:
cardstock- Hero Arts and Catherine Pooler
stamps- My Favorite Things (Saddle Up and Celebrate and Let's Stick Together)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and rich cocoa
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
girl hair- E74, E77, E79, W10
boy hair- E44, E47, E49
clothes- E50, E81, E84, 0, E35, E57, E59, B93, B95, B97, B99, R30, R32, R35, R43, R46, R89, W3, W6, W8, W10, C00, C2, C4, E40
sky- YR30, YR31, R00, R02
hills/background- E50, E41, E53, E55, E57, BV0000, BV20, BV23, BV25, BV29
ground- E30, E31, E34, E44
cacti- YG21, YG25, G94, G99, Y15, R30, R32, R35


Tuesday, January 21, 2020

More adorable than abominable...

Hey there!

As much as I was dreaming of spring with yesterday's card, today the pendulum is swinging back towards reality with lots of snow in the forecast. So I figured the best way to feel good about more of the white stuff accumulating outside was with these super cute yetis that I recently got from CC Designs. The set is called Abominable and it includes four sweet little furballs, which made it hard to choose which ones to ink up first. I finally settled on these two and did some masking to snug them in nice and close as well as block out some space for the snow drift below and the large icicle coming down in front of the one on the right. Now they are literally chillin' together in their own ice cave just watching the snow pile higher and higher.At least they seem happy about all this snow, LOL! ;)

Thanks for stopping by!
Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
stamps- CC Designs (Abominable), Stamping Bella (Yeti Sentiment set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 2
Doodlebug snowflake Sprinkles
Copic opaque white
Copic markers:
yetis- B41, B52, B45, C1, C3, W2, W5, V20
background- B0000, B93, B95, B97, B99, BV29, C1, C2, BG10, BG11, BG000, BG72, BG53, W6, W8

Monday, January 20, 2020

All your dreams...

Good morning!

We've finally made it, after all those days of teasing sneak peeks the amazing Stamping Bella spring release is now available in the store! There are so many great new stamps to choose from and add to your stamp collection it's hard to know where to begin filling your cart. Between the Bundle Girls, Curvy Girls and Oddballs, the Teeny Tiny Townie and the Gnome, as well as the brand new Mochi Girls and Edgar and Molly sets, there is definitely something for everyone.
My card today features the vintage looking little sweetie and her dog from the Edgar and Molly Vintage Clock set. I paired them with the Garden Backdrop to instantly set a the scene as a lovely spring day. The sentiment comes with the Tiny Townie Dorothy the Dreamer and it seemed to fit the dreamy mood of this card quite nicely.

Alrighty, well I hope you have some fun treating yourself to some crafty goodness today... I know I sure have!
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
stamps- Stamping Bella (Edgar and Molly's Vintage Clock set, Garden Backdrop and Tiny Townie Dorothy the Dreamer sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and london fog
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 2
My Favorite Things Blueprints die
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
hair- E31, E55, E57, E47
clothes- C0, C1, C3, C5, C8, 100, RV25
dog- E50, YR23, YR24, E35, E25, E49
sky- B0000, B000, B00, B02
butterflies- Y02, Y18
fence/gate- E40, E81, E84
ground- E30, E31, E42, E43, E44, YG01, YG03, YG93, G94
trees- YG21, YG03, YG63, YG25, G94, G99, E84, E87
flowers- YG01, G07, G29, RV10, RV21, RV14, RV25

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Why limit happy to an hour...

Hi friends!

Can you feel the excitement? We've made it to the third and final day of previews before the big release at Stamping Bella tomorrow. As amazing as the previous couple days have been today is really special because not only do we have new Oddballs to share but there are two brand new collections being added to the Stamping Bella line up... the gorgeous Mochi Girls and the super sweet Edgar and Molly sets. Mochi Girls are what I affectionately call "big heads". With big heads you get a cropped in shot of each character allowing you to have a lot of fun coloring in details like skin, hair and clothing. Whether you are an experienced colorist or one who wants a perfect image to practice on, these gals are the bomb! On the other end of the stamping spectrum Edgar and Molly are smaller characters that hearken back to the vintage Dick and Jane type readers. They are full of nostalgia and charm with all of the different extras that come in each set. It was hard to choose but my card for today features the fabulous Mochi Party Girl. After a long week at the office all this gal wants to do is let off some steam at the local bar with her best gal pals. Should she have a nice glass of red or a playful lemon drop? Who says she has to choose? LOL! The sentiment is an older one that comes with the Curvy Girl with a Cocktail and I thought it was perfect with this Mochi as well.

Alrighty, so there is one last chance to head over to the Bellarific Blog and check out all of the fab cards from my fellow Bellas and get yourself entered for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate before all these amazing stamps hit the store!
Supply list:
cardstock- My Favorite Things and Copic X-Press It
stamps- Stamping Bella (Mochi Party Girl and Curvy Girl with a Cocktail)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
lipstick- R43, R46, R59
eye shadow- W1, W3, W5
eyes- BG000, C1, YR23, YR24, E37, E29
hair- YR21, YR27, E39, E29
clothes- E50, E41, E42, E43, YR30, YR31, E55, 100, W5, W8, W10, Y02, Y21, Y26, E39
wine- R24, R56, R59, R89, 100, C00, C1, C2
lemondrop- Y000, Y04, Y18, BV01, YR30, C00, C1, C2, C4, 0
floor- W6, W7, W8, W9
counter/frame- E33, E34, E35, E57
wall- E41, E11, E15, E17
neon sign/wall sign- FRV1, FBG2, FYG1, FYG2, 0, 100