Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Reach for the Stars with Colorado Craft Company...

Hello friends!

Today Colorado Craft Company is celebrating the one year anniversary of their Anita Jeram collection of stamps with a release of four new stamp sets. The theme of this release is Reach For the Stars and do you know what's cuter than Anita's mice? BIG Anita mice! 3C got these mice about as big as they could on three 6" x 6" size clear stamp sets. They are perfect for making adorable gifts to share, they will work well for framing them, making wrapping paper, decorating gift bags, etc... and of course cards! 

And while we aren't hosting an official blog hop there are still plenty of chances to win. The first chance to win is a very special giveaway of an autographed bookplate and the book Guess How Much I Love You to a randomly selected stamper from all of those that place orders within these next four days, 20th - 23rd! The second chance to win is one commenter on this blog post will randomly be selected to win the new 2x3 Dream Big mini set. As always, the more participant's posts you visit, the more chances to win and the list of participants can be found on the 3C blog. The giveaway ends on October 23rd at midnight mountain daylight time and winners will be announced on the 3C blog on the 25th.

The extra large size of the images on these new sets make them perfect for slimline cards and that's just what I created. I ended up stamping mice from two of the sets, Twinkle Little Star and Falling Star so that it looked like the one up top is reaching down to pass the star to the mouse below. Once the mice and stars were colored using Copic markers I masked them all off and used my Copic airbrush system to create a galaxy like background, complete with distant stars that are thinned down acrylic paint splattered on using a paint brush. Once they dried, I stamped the sentiment between the mice and added white heat embossing powder to really make it pop. Simple yet super cute!

Ok then, enjoy checking out the new release and good luck!


Supply list:
cardstock- My Favorite Things and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Colorado Craft Company (Twinkle Little Star set and Falling Star set)
ink- Memento rich cocoa and Versamark Watermark

Hero Arts detail white embossing powder

Pinkfresh Studio stitched slimline die
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen

Dr PH Martin's bleed proof white

Copic markers:

background- FYG1, FYG2, BG07, B37, B39, BV08, BV29, 100

stars- G20, YG11, Y0000, BG70, C2
mice- YR01, R30, E04, E40, E41, W00, W3, E30, E31, E33, E34

 

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Creepin' it real...

 

Good morning!

As I continue to work on things that can't be shared quite yet this seemed a perfect time to post some of the quick Halloween cards that I've made to send out with Sweet November orders. The funny ghosts in the Ghostly Greetings set are great for quick cards because I can use my Copic airbrush system to easily give them an eerie glow. And while they look great on their own, they are even more fun when paired with some of the digi critters from the store... like the Frightful Flutterbee bats or Tree Friend Hawthorn. A few magical sparkles and pre-printed sentiment strips and these cards are done. 

Alright, back to work I go. Later gators!  



Supply list:
cardstock- My Favorite Things and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Sweet November (Ghostly Greetings)
ink- Memento london fog
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1 and 2
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Simon Says Stamp Halloween sentiment strips
Copic markers:
sorry, I lost my lists


Sunday, October 17, 2021

Autumn Greetings...

Hello again!

The new Fall Fairy digital release added three cute Fall Fairies and their Pumpkin House background builder to the Sweet November Stamps store. I shared cards featuring Autumn and Ember yesterday then did a Live coloring of Pippa over on my Adventures in Coloring with Amy Facebook page and just look how cute she turned out! So many great color suggestions from the group as this fall scene came together. The Pumpkin House looks especially warm and inviting. :)

Well, I've got a lot to cross off my to-do list today so I should get going. Have a good one!  


Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It

digital stamps- Sweet November (Fall Fairy Pippa, Pumpkin House Background Builder and Riverbed Background Builder set)

stamps- unknown (sentiment)
ink- Catherine Pooler cocoa bean
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1

Wink of Stella clear glitter pen

Sakura stardust glitter pen

Sharpie extra fine white pen

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

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Autumn Blessings...

 

Hello friends!

We are back with a new digital release at Sweet November Stamps to help fill that short gap between Halloween and Christmas card making. These three cute Fall Fairies and their Pumpkin House background builder are ready to celebrate all the wonderful things that come with this season. Autumn, Ember and Pippa love everything about fall, with it's sunny days and cool, crisp nights. When the landscape becomes a mosaic of beautiful colors. 

For my first Fall Fairy card I printed out Ember who is walking confidently along, perhaps on her way to a fun harvest festival. I paired her with the tree from the Troll Bridge background builder set and the mushrooms that come with Midsummer Mushroom Porcini to help bring her fall world to life.  


My second card features sweet little Autumn with her sprig of berries. This had me grabbing Summer Fruit Fairy Blueberry's berries and coloring them to match her red berries instead. She appears to be quite pleased with her harvest and I'm sure she will be sharing them with some of her forest friends to help see them through the coming winter months.  

Now be sure to go check out the Friends of Sweet November Stamps group on Facebook for even more Fall Fairy inspiration from Caitlin and Tee! I will also be coloring Live later this morning at 11am PST on my Adventures in Coloring with Amy Facebook page and I hope to see you 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!


Ember supply list:
cardstock- My Favorite Things and Copic X-Press It

digital stamps- Sweet November (Fall Fairy Ember, Troll Bridge background builder and Midsummer Mushroom Porcini)

stamps- Hello Bluebird (sentiment)
ink- Catherine Pooler cocoa bean
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
hair- YR21, YR14, YR18, E25, E29
clothes- E55, E57, E49, YG21, YG95, YG97, YG99, Y04, Y17, Y26, E84, E34, E35, E37, E43, E44, C3, C4
sky- B000, B00, B52
mushrooms- E81, E84, E40, R08, E07, E19

path/grass- E31, E34, E43, E44, YG03, YG25, YG63, G94, G99

tree- E23, E25, E27, Y04, Y35, Y38, YR27, E37

rocks- W2, T4, T5
hedge- YR14, E97, E99

Autumn supply list:
cardstock- My Favorite Things and Copic X-Press It

digital stamps- Sweet November (Fall Fairy Autumn and Summer Fruit Fairy Blueberry)

stamps- Hello Bluebird (sentiment)
ink- Catherine Pooler cocoa bean
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1

Wink of Stella clear glitter pen

Copic markers:
skin- E21, E11, E13, E23, E25, E04
hair- E74, E77, E79, W10
clothes- YR12, YR65, YR68, E99, E55, E57, E49, Y11, Y21, Y26, E84, Y00
sky- B0000, B000, B00, C00, C1
berries- YG03, YG93, YG95, YG99, R02, R05, YR09, E18, Y17

ground/grass- YG01, YG03, YG63, G94, G99, E42, E43, E44

hedge- Y04, Y15, Y17, YR23, E15