Wednesday, February 21, 2024

A little love note...

Hello again!

I know Valentine's Day is over but I just found this card that I made for the Sweet November Stamps clear release Youtube Hop still sitting on my hard drive. So since we are technically still in this month of love, I figure I could share it now and still be okay. This cutie is from the Valentine Sweetwees set and in my video over on the Sweet November Stamps Youtube channel you can see me color her up and create the splatter behind her using some Catherine Pooler inks. Yes, it's another CAS design from me, I know, I know... two days in a row, but it still makes me happy.  :)

Later gators!


Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Sweet November (Valentine Sweetwees)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Catherine Pooler
Pinkfresh Studio stitched mini slimline die

Sharpie extra fine white pen

Spectrum Noir clear glitter pen

K&Co puffy heart stickers

Copic markers:
sorry, I didn't keep a list but you can see the colors used here

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Shamrock wishes...

Olo!

This cute Mouse Shamrocks image is another one of the new stamps from the Share The Love collection at Colorado Craft Company. After searching and searching through that vast field of clover this sweet little mouse has finally found his very own lucky four leaf clover. I wanted this card to have a clean and simple vibe so I stamped the image low, at the very bottom of the card front. This left a lot of white space filling most of the scene, adding to the sense of a vast field that I was going for. In the upper corner opposite the mouse I added the sentiment in green for balance to the over-all design. A few vellum butterflies and some sparkly gems to mimic dew and this sweet St. Patrick's Day card was complete.  :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Colorado Craft Company (Mouse Shamrocks)
ink- Memento rich cocoa and Hero Arts green ombre

My Favorite Things blueprints die

Martha Stewart butterfly punch
Kaiser Craft gems

Copic markers:

mouse- E30, E31, E40, E43, W1, W4, W5, R000, R30, E93, E04

sky- B0000, B000, B00, B01, B12, 0
clover- YG03, G24, G46, BG99

dirt- E31, E42, E43, E44

 

Monday, February 19, 2024

Share the love...

Good morning!

This mini slimline card featuring SN Gal Val is another scene from a previous Live coloring over on my Adventures in Coloring with Amy Facebook page. I paired her with a stone wall from the Autumn Cottages Background Builder set and some trees from the Birch Trees Horizon Lines set to help get the scenery heading in a certain direction. One of the suggestions that I got from a fellow crafter during the live was to create the look of melting snow patches on the new spring grass so that was a fun and unexpected twist that I think adds a lot of interest to Val's story. The color suggestions were also fantastic and I love the teal and mahogany combo going on in her outfit. All in all, this was another fantastic coloring session with a super cute card as the end result. :)

Laters!


Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Sweet November
(SN Gal Val, Autumn Cottages Background Builder and Birch Trees Horizon Lines), Colorado Craft Company (sentiment)

ink- Memento tuxedo black and Versafine onyx black

Pinkfresh Studio stitched mini slimline die
Sharpie extra fine white pen

Pear Blossom Press gold gel pen

Copic markers:
sorry, I didn't keep a list but you can see the colors used here

Sunday, February 18, 2024

What's up, dog...

Hello again!

Yesterday I colored up Mav the French Bulldog from the new Dog Park 3 digital stamp collection at Sweet November Stamps during my Saturday Live over on Facebook. It was funny because when it came time to decide whether to put Mav in an indoor or an outdoor scene the vote was split right down the middle. I compromised with a large sliding door window so we could have a bit of both included. This design basically split the card in half with one side showing off the room corner and the other side giving us a glimpse of the yard full of spring flowers. Now I can almost hear the little whines and barks as Mav begs for someone to open the door and let him out, LOL! 

Have a great rest of your weekend!

 

Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
digital stamps- Sweet November (
Dog Park 3- Mav the French Bulldog)

stamps- My Favorite Things (sentiment)

ink- Versafine onyx 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

 

Saturday, February 17, 2024

You make my tail wag...

 


Hello, hello!

We are adding four new dog breeds to our popular Dog Park digi series today with the Dog Park 3 collection at Sweet November Stamps. The newest furry friends are Bentley the Basset Hound, Scarlett the Pomeranian, Scout the Border Collie and Mav the French Bulldog.

For my first card we find Bentley the Basset Hound resting in the back yard with his favorite stuffy. He may have the look of a sad pup but that's just the nature of being a hound dog, inside he is quite the happy guy. If you are interested in watching me color this scene up, there is a quick Reel on Instagram and a longer speed coloring version on the Sweet November Stamps YouTube channel 


 
Next, we find Scarlett the Pomeranian happily ensconced in her cozy living room with a view out to the back yard. This little ball of fluff vigilantly keeps an eye out for any rowdy squirrels that she needs to bark at until they scurry away to someone else's yard.


Finally, Scout the Border Collie is burning off some energy out in the field where he can run and play to his heart's content. This is a dog who knows how to work hard and how to play even harder.  :)

Now be sure to check out the Friends of Sweet November Stamps group on Facebook for even more canine cuteness from the Sweet November team. Don't forget, I will be coloring Mav the Frenchie Live today at 11am PST over on my Adventures in Coloring with Amy Facebook page and I hope to see ya there!

You can also find us on Instagram @sweetnovemberstamps and don't forget to use the #sweetnovemberstamps any time you share a card or project using SN images so we can see all of your beautiful makes!


 

 

Friday, February 16, 2024

So dog gone cute...

TGIF!

I just realized yesterday that I haven't posted any of the cards that I made during the Sweet November Stamps Love Notes release weekend Lives yet. In fact, I hadn't even edited the photos with watermarks or anything yet... I had completely spaced them. Well, today I'm rectifying this oversight and sharing this cute pair of friends from the Puppy Love- Squishy set. They were paired with the Day at the Park Background Builder set and during the course of the Live we decided that they should be going for one last evening walk before it gets too dark and cold to enjoy their time outside. They had better hurry up because it looks like the street lights are turning on thanks to the glow that we colored in as well. :)

Alrighty then, have a great weekend!

Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Sweet November (
Puppy Love- Squishy and Day at the Park Background Builders)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 2

Sharpie extra fine white pen

Copic markers:

sorry, I didn't keep a list but you can see the colors used here

 

Thursday, February 15, 2024

A special Easter...

Hi there!

This sweet cyclist from the Best Days set is easily one of my most inked up stamp sets from Hello Bluebird. I've made Fall and Valentine's with her in the past and now I thought it would be fun to include her in an Easter scene. To help make that happen, I included the eggs from the Little Painters set, both in the basket on the bike and down on the ground. The little bunny is from the Elephant Friends set and it was the perfect size to be proportional to the girl. Once all of the characters and elements were stamped into place, I masked them off and stamped the Pathway Background over top so that I had the perfect path for this Easter cutie to be pedaling down. Once everything was colored in pretty pastels I added the large sentiment from the Spring Banner Script set using a purple ink to tie back to the purple in the clothing and egg, creating a visual triangle to help lead the eye through all the important elements of this scene.

Thanks for stopping by!

 

Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
stamps- Hello Bluebird (Best Days, Elephant Friends, Little Painters, Pathway Background and Spring Banner Script)
ink- Memento rich cocoa and Catherine Pooler pixie dust

My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1

Sharpie extra fine white pen

Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20

hair- E50, E53, E55, E44

clothes- V01, V12, V04, V15, V17, BV00, E50, E81, E57, E47, Y11, Y21, Y26, RV52, R83

bike/flowers- RV02, RV34, T5, T6, T10, C2, C4, C5, C7, E40, E81, E84/YG03, YG17, YG67, RV04, RV17, Y11, Y15, Y18, Y38, V04

sky- B0000, B000, B00, B52, BG70

tree- E31, E35, E77, YG01, YG25, YG85

path/rocks- E41, E42, E43, E44/W2, T3, C5
bushes- BV00, Y02, Y08, Y26

grass- YG03, G43, G24, G94

bunny/eggs- BV00, E50, E41, E43, E93/BG01, BG05, BG57, RV10, RV11, RV13, V12, V04, V17, YR000, YR12, YR04, Y11, Y15, Y18