Tuesday, August 3, 2021

New release hop with Colorado Craft Company...

Hello there!

I'm excited to once again be invited to participate in the Colorado Craft Company new release blog hop. There are two new Big and Bold stamp sets and two new Whimsy World stamp sets along with coordinating dies for each. To celebrate this release CCC is super generous, providing two chances to win at each stop along the hop. The first chance to win a stamp set of your choice is by simply leaving a comment on this blog post. The second chance comes by visiting hop participant's Instagram posts and following the requirements there for a chance to win a stamp set of your choice. The giveaway ends on August 6th at midnight mountain daylight time and winners will be announced on Saturday, August 7th. You can find me @amyyoungforever on Instagram if you want that extra chance to win. 

And as for the hop, if you came here from the 3C blog then you are right on track and to continue on with the parade of inspiration from my fellow hop participants then you will want to hop over to Angelica Conrad's blog next. :)

For my card today I stamped and masked together images from both of the new Whimsy World sets, Life Lasts and Be Free. These images remind me of lovely vintage postcards so I did my best to capture that same vintage vibe on my card. Rather than stamping on white card stock I chose a natural off white card and used a dark brown ink rather than black. With my Copic markers I did my best to create a faux watercolor wash in the background. Once everything had been colored in using my markers I grabbed a white Prismacolor pencil to add white highlights to the flowers and bird. A pretty scalloped die cut to frame it all in and I was quite happy with the finished look and it's nod towards the past. 

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the hop!


Supply list:
cardstock- My Favorite Things and Bazzill
stamps- Colorado Craft Company (Life Lasts and Be Free)
ink- Memento rich cocoa and espresso truffle
Papertrey Ink Noted scallop die
Prisma white pencil
Copic markers:

background- BG000, BG01, BG72
flowers- YG00, YG13, YG95, YG97, RV91, RV93, RV34, Y04, Y18, YG05, YG17, BG96, BG99, E81, G20, R00, R30, R21, R32,
cage- Y02, Y21, Y26, E47
bird- Y11, Y21, Y15, Y18, Y17

Monday, August 2, 2021

Stamping Bella new release previews!

 

Good morning!

Dare I say it is an excellent morning? Well it is if you are a fan of Stamping Bella stamps because new release previews start today! There are 36 new stamp sets coming to the shop on Friday in a wide variety of themes, including Christmas. Until then the design team is previewing all week long and you will want to be sure to check out the posts on the Bellarific blog for a chance to win a gift certificate!

Today's sneak peeks are all about the Bundle Girls and I've made three cards using the Bundle Girls in the Sky set along with the new Stars and Cloud backdrop. First up is this sweet girl daydreaming on a cloud. I paired her with just the bottom half of the Stars and Cloud backdrop along with the flying bird from the Little Bits Critters set. I wanted to keep this card light and bright so I grabbed a sunburst stencil to add in rays of sunshine peeking out from behind the clouds. 

For my second card I paired the bundle girl dangling from the moon with the top half of the Stars and Clouds backdrop. More pretty pastels seemed just right with this cutie and there is plenty of glitter for sparkle and shine though it is hard to see in the photo. 


Finally we have the bundle girl riding on a star and she got the top half of the Stars and Clouds backdrop as well. This time I was a bit bolder with the color scheme as I really wanted those stars to shine.

Well I hope you enjoyed this first day of previews and I promise there is plenty more to look forward to!

 

Cloud supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
stamps- Stamping Bella (Bundle Girls in the Sky set, Stars and Clouds Backdrop, Little Bits Critters set and sentiment) 
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things stitched rectangle stax set 1

My Favorite Things sunburst stencil

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

clothes-BG70, B32, B91, B95, B97, BV0000
clouds- BG70, B91, 0, Y0000

sunshine- Y0000, Y000, Y00, Y11

bird- B41, B52, B95, BG70, B91, R30, R02, Y32, Y26

Moon supply list:
cardstock- My Favorite Things and Copic X-Press It
stamps- Stamping Bella (Bundle Girls in the Sky set, Stars and Clouds Backdrop and sentiment) 
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things stitched rectangle stax set 1

Sakura starburst glitter pen

Sharpie extra fine white pen
Copic markers:

skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20
clothes- RV00, RV63, RV95, BV01, BV34, V28, BV29

stars/moon- G20, C00, C2

sky- BV20, BV00

Stars supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
stamps- Stamping Bella (Bundle Girls in the Sky set, Stars and Clouds Backdrop and sentiment) 
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things stitched rectangle stax set 2

Sakura stardust glitter pen

Ranger glossy accents
Copic markers:

skin- E11, E13, E23, E25
clothes/stars- Y0000, Y000, Y00, Y11, Y13, Y15, RV00, RV02, RV63, RV66, BV11, BV02, BV34

sky- BV01, BV02, BV04




Like someone left the gate open...

Hey there!

Today I am participating in the Heffy Doodle fan hop over on Instagram where a group of Heffy Doodlers have come together to celebrate all the things we love about this brand. There will be plenty of amazing inspiration from all of the my fellow crafters and there is also a chance to win some goodies along the way! If you are interested in checking it out you can find me on 'the gram' @amyyoungforever or you can start at the top with our hostess with the mostest... @jasmincraftymakes

For my card I finally inked up the super cute Who Let the Dogs Out set and created this fun backyard scene. Indeed, it looks like someone left the gate open and Mr. Schnauzer has taken the opportunity to visit the new puppy in the neighborhood. If you ask me it looks like these two will be fast friends. :)

Alrighty, go have some fun hopping and I will see you back here shortly with some exciting sneak peeks! 


S
upply list:
cardstock- My Favorite Things and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Heffy Doodle (Who Let the Dogs Out set)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and london fog
My Favorite Things stitched rectangle stax set 1

Copic markers:

sky- B000, B00, B01, C0, C1
grass- YG21, YG03, YG25, YG17, YG63, G94, G99

path- E30, E31, E33, E41, E42, E43, E44, E47, E49, W4
dog house- R14, R46, E18, E29, N4, N5, C6, 110, E81

dog 1- T4, T5, T6, 100, Y11, Y13, Y18

dog 2- E50, E41, E43, E23, E27, E49, YR21, YR04, YR18

fence- E81, W4, 0
tree- E23, E57, E79, YG01, YG23, G07, BG99

hedge- YG23, G14, G07, G43


Sunday, August 1, 2021

Good company...

 Olo!

Yesterday's Live coloring video found me working with this sweet, sleepy pair of friends from the new Tree Friends digital release at Sweet November Stamps. Sycamore has settled in for the night with the sweet little bear cub that is one of two animals that are included in the set, the other being a darling sloth. I went with a late evening night sky and shared how using a lot of blues and grey toned colors throughout the scene helped achieve that look. You can just tell it is one of those balmy summer nights and I'm sure they are enjoying a breeze or two coming off that passing stream.  :)

Ok, it's time for me to get ready for work. Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

  


Supply list:
cardstock- Simon Says Stamp and Copic X-Press It

digital stamp- Sweet November Stamps (Tree Friends Sycamore, Midsummer Mushroom Porcini and Flutterbee Pepe)

stamps- Hello Bluebird (sentiment)

ink- Memento tuxedo black

My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 2

Sharpie extra fine white pen

Copic markers:

sorry, I don't have a list but you can see the colors used here