Friday, September 8, 2023

End of Summer Fun at Colorado Craft Company!



TGIF my friends!

Today we are saying one final hoorah to summer with the new End of Summer Fun release by Anita Jeram at Colorado Craft Company. Once again, I am excited to be joining the blog hop where a whole host of talented crafters are showcasing the seven new stamp sets and their coordinating dies. There are two giveaways happening for this new release and you can enter as many times as you like.

        Giveaway 1:
Each designer will be giving away a stamp set from this release (your choice) to a lucky winner that is drawn from all the comments left on their social media hangouts. All you have to do is leave a comment, follow and like to be entered. Giveaway 2: 3C will be giving away a complete bundle of this release ( $202 Value) to one randomly chosen winner that has placed an order using your favorite designer's affiliate links. When you visit their blogs you can then hit their links to the 3C shop to be entered. So many chances to win!

Entries will be accepted until midnight mountain time September 11th and winners will be randomly selected by 3C and announced on their blog September 13th. Now here's the complete list of hop participants for you to check out:

Amy Young Daniel West Amy Tsuruta Kelly Taylor Jenn Shurkus Nancy Sheads Michelle Lupton Jennifer Kotas Kassi Hulet Donna Hitz Jennifer Gross Kelly Griglione

Visit there designers on Instagram:

Adam Karle  Joe Sysavath Laura Inguz

Apparently I wasn't as done with summer as I may have thought because once I got my hands on these cute stamps I couldn't stop making cards with them! So once again I have four cards to share and I broke them down into cats and dogs vs. bunnies. This first mini slimline card features the new Beach Life set that includes these fun loving cats and dogs burying their friend in the sand. The cat in the sand, group of friends and sand castle are three individual stamps and I simply masked them all together to create this cohesive scene. The sentiment is one of a handful also included in the set and I did cut the stamp itself apart so that I could stamp it in a single line to fit on the narrow strip of card stock I cut for it. This bit of stamp surgery also made it super easy to stamp the sentiment in two different colors. 


For my second card I combined three of the new sets together to fill this long slimline card. Starfish Wish, Summer Story and Beach Escape all feature these crazy cute cats juggling various seaside items. I had a lot of fun lining them all up in a row and giving each cat their own special thing to fling in the air. More stamp surgery went on when I cut this sentiment from the Starfish Wish set in two. This is one of the reasons I love clear stamps, because it is so easy to cut images apart and add even more versatility to the set. As I colored in the scene using my Copic markers, I decided to give these entertaining kitties a lovely sunset sky as their backdrop. Perhaps they are dinner entertainment during an island luau.  ;)



My second set of cards shifts to the adorable bunnies in the release. This first one features a whole family of rabbits enjoying a day at the beach in the Fun in the Sun set. The umbrella, mom, dad and baby bunnies are all their own individual stamps and I did some masking to bring them all together for this scene. For the background I hand colored in the sandy dunes and beach fencing with the treetops peeking out in the distance. All together they create a pretty color combo that is one of my favorites for summer.

Finally, I inked up the Beach Beauty rabbit and paired her with the older Mermazing Mini set for this relaxing seaside stroll. I went with very soothing blues for the sea and sky, filling the majority of the scene with them.

Ok, time to send you on your way. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the hop!

Beach Life supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Colorado Craft Company (Beach Life)
ink- Memento rich cocoa, Papertrey Ink honey nut and Catherine Pooler fiesta blue
Pinkfresh Studio mini slimline die

Sharpie extra fine white pen

Ranger glossy accents
Copic markers:

sand- YR30, Y32, E31, E33, E43, E44
sea- B000, B01, B02, B04, B26
sky- B000, B00, B12, C0, 0
cat with shovel- E50, E42, YR21, YR12, YR27, R30, R20/YG03, YG25, YG17/Y11, Y13, Y18, Y26

cat with ice cream- E50, E42, YR21, YR12, W2, W4, W5, W7, R30, R20/BG53, BG57, BG78, Y13, Y18/E31, E33, E43, RV00, RV13, RV34

dog in glasses- E50, E41, E42, E31, E33, E35, E27, W5, W7, N7, N9, R20/C5, C7, C10

dog with net- E40, E13, E15, E25, N5, N10/G00, BG13, BG09, C00, C2
cat in sand- W0, E42, N2, N3, N4, N6, R30, R20
buckets/shovel/flags- Y11, Y13, Y18, Y26, YR04, YG01, YG13, G07, G00, BG13, BG09
shells- W1, RV42, BV02


Beach and Back supply list:
cardstock- My Favorite Things and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Colorado Craft Company (Starfish Wish, Summer Story and Beach Escape)
ink- Memento rich cocoa

Trinity Stamps stitched slimline die

Sharpie extra fine white pen
Copic markers:
sea- BG000, BG01, BG02, BG05

sky- Y0000, Y000, Y00, YR000, YR31, YR61, R01, R30, RV42

sand- E50, E30, E31, E33, E53, E55, E21, E43, E44
crabs- YR21, YR65, YR68, YR18

starfish- Y02, Y21, Y26

shells- E50, E81, E84, E97, RV42

octopi- BV00, BV11, V15
fish- YG11, YG41, YG45, BG96
cat 1- T0, T1, T2, T3, T5, T7, R30
cat 2- E50, YR30, E81, YR21, YR14, W4, W5, W7, R30

cat 3- N1, N2, N3, N5, N8

cat 4- E50, YR30, E81, YR21, YR12, YR27, E99

cat 5-
E40, E42, E43, E31, E34, W2, W4, W5, W8, R30

Family Treasures supply list:
cardstock- Lawn Fawn and Copic X-Press It

stamps- Colorado Craft Company (Fun in the Sun)
ink- Memento rich coco
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Sharpie extra fine white pen

Ranger glossy accents

Pear Blossom Press silver pen

Copic markers:

sea/sky- BG70, BG10, BG01/Y0000, Y000, Y11, Y13, BG0000, BG000, B00, B01, B52, 

sand/trees/fence- E50, E51, E53, E31, E41, E42, E43, E55/YG00, YG01, G82, G46/E44, E47, BG96

chairs/umbrella- E25, E47, E40, E81, YR21, YR12, YR27
bunnies- E50, E41, E31, E34, E35, R00, R30

glasses/magazine/buckets- C8, 100/C1, C3/YG00, YG23, YG67, Y11, Y13, Y18, BG11, BG45, BG49/Y17, YR16

Blue Skies supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
stamps- Colorado Craft Company (Beach Beauty and Mermazing Mini)
ink- Memento rich cocoa
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Sharpie extra fine white pen

Ranger glossy accents

Copic markers:

sea/sky- B000, B00, B01, B02, B04, B14

whale tail- C1, C2, C3, C4, B52, B45
sand- E30, E21, E33, E53, E34, E44

bunny/glasses/bag- E41, W0, W1, W2, W3, W4, W5, W7, R00, R30/C6, C10/RV10, RV21, RV14 

crab- YR02, YR65, YR68, YR18, C7

starfish- R32, R17, R59
shells- E81, RV42/E81, BV01/ E81, E97



megan decker said...

such vibrant and fun colors - makes me wish i was at the beach right now!

Donna T. said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards!

A.Rose said...

Love all the “scenes”!

LisaC Creates said...

Beautiful colors these make me want summer to never end

Angy said...

Oh my goodness these are just tbe cutest cards ever!

Lori Kennedy said...

Oh my goodness! These cards are so cute!!! What fun scenes you’ve created for these beach goers 💕 Fantastic job!

janice said...

Oh my gosh. These are stunning. I especially love the bunny family.

Mrsh1212 said...

Amy, your beach scenes are adorable. I love that the cats look like they are juggling the shells they’ve found. And the bunnies….. total cuteness.

Paula said...

These are so cute!!! After reading your supply list, I realize how I should be using Memento Rich Cocoa more often. I only wish I could colour half as well.

JHixon said...

I just love your vibrant cards! The colors are so pretty! You really took us right to the beach, at sunset, on a clear beautiful day, with the whales jumping, and the final warm days of family fun! Gorgeous!

Karen Baughman said...

Awesome coloring Amy! Such fun, happy cards!

Bunny said...

You are such a good colorist and you know how to layout a scene. I especially love the bunny family card. [Bunny]

Deborah Hellman said...

So adorable... such cute stamps. I love your scenes and thank you for all of the copic lists.

Pepita933 said...

I love the stories you are telling with each card. Your scenes just draw me in! What an absolute treat to receive a card from you!

Emma Howarth said...

Absolutely love these! The designs are stunning. The Colorado stamps are deffo my fave ��

MadeByMeghanK said...

Soooo many darling scenes! Your coloring is amazing! love the bunnies!

anni said...

Beautiful cards! I can never get enough of your coloring skill and talents!

Yen said...

Omgossh I love Beach Life, super cute! Love all the cards you have created 😍

Christine Collett said...

Your coloring is exquisite.

Alexandra Y said...

These are absolutely stunning!!!! Your colouring is incredible!

Beach Girl said...

I love all your beachy scene cards with this new release! So glad to keep the summer vibes going.

Ellen C. said...

So many awesome examples of summer fun and beautiful coloring on each!

Denise Bryant said...

Fabulous beach scenes with gorgeous details and coloring! Each card is delightful, and I am particularly in love with the cute kitties!

Christine Schmitz said...

These are so cute. Thank you for sharing your color pallette. Just love the Rabbit family beach scene. I already ordered it.

Melissa Rogers said...

Amy, you are hands down the master at coloring and building a full scene! Awesome coloring! I love all of your adorable cards!

Linda said...

Anita Jeram designs are always winners. Just love this beach set!

Geri S said...

Terrific sets of cards! And so perfectly colored that I'd celebrate with cards like these. Thanks for the ideas - and showing how you separated the stamps for more creativity.

Michelle Pease said...

I can't believe the summer is at the end already! These cute scenes keep it going!

Shana Banana said...

Your coloring is so wonderful! And it's still hot enough around here to be in the summer mood!

Eve said...

Wow, what a great coloring on all the cards with these many cute stamp sets! I'm a summer all year person (and live on the tropical island!) and a cat person, so purrfect combination! <3

Mojamm said...

Wow, awesome cards! I, too, am trying to hang on to the last days of summer even though I love fall! TFS!

Karalei said...

Wow, these cards take you right to the beach!

Karen said...

OMG. These cards are amazing.
My absolute favorite is the beach walk....mermazing.

Kim Gottlieb said...

Amazing cards, Amy! Oh geez, now I want them all! Those kitties are so purrfect :)

Lauryne Cunningham said...

Wow! Super cute beach scenes! I love them all!

Ms. Tamp said...

Great scenes created. I like the groupings.

Cheryl S. said...

I am loving all these adorable creatures and the wonderful scenes you made!!

Jade C. said...

Your coloring is amazing on these cards. You've really brought these images to life.

Bonnie Lynn said...

Oh how freaking adorable these are!!!!

Sra. Spitzer said...

Hi, Amy - I always, always admire you and your work (your creations are stunning). You've totally spoiled us with so many terrific cards. I like them all but my fave is the two bunnies w/ beach chairs and the umbrella. Too cute!! TFS -
Lori S in PA

Bonnie R said...

The cats and dogs are my favorite, but they are all vibrant and charming

Jeanne Rice said...

Beautiful cards. I just love the Fun in the Sun and Beach Beauty cards.

Hanna Ulvinen said...

Absolytely incredible

Mary-Anne V said...

Wow your scenes are amazing with these summer stamps.

Joanne said...

Wow!! All of your cards are absolutely fabulous!! Your scenes are so delightful :)

Izzy Scrap said...

OMG ! What a stunning showcase of this adorable and fun release. As usual your cards are simply gorgeous and make these little scenes look like so real. Love it !

Andre M. said...

Sweet range of cards with these fun summer sets! Your scenes are pure delight and definitely agree that life's best at the beach!

Carol said...

Such a fun set! It makes me want to run to the beach!

Shari's Notes said...

My grandkids live in another state, they would love to get a note in one if these cards. I really love the rabbits!

patti said...

Your cards are so vibrant and fun😊

Beth said...

Thanks for the inspiration!

Nancy J said...

Such fun cards and stamps! To the beach and beyond!!

Tiny Paper Blossom said...

Love this release and your Copic coloring is divine!

Sue D said...

Love these cute beach scenes!

sgmom4 said...

Those cats! Your backgrounds come alive. Fabulous!

Leigh G said...

Love all these cards - you make the beach and water so realistic

DorothyA said...

Your cards are magnificent! I grew up going to the beach in the summer and these stamps capture the spirit of those days.

Christine said...

What an awesome collection of cards you created for the almost end of summer hop!!

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Meg Harp said...

Thank you for bring beach weather……momentarily! Awesome projects per usual!TFS