Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Let's just eat cake...

Hey there!

I've got one last card from the recent Stamping Bella release that I haven't shared here yet and that is the fabulous Oddball Marie. This seemingly unamused royal totally cracks me up! I colored her in a rather Rococo color palette with plenty of dusky purple, pale pinks and gold as she looks out at the gardens of Versailles. Poor Marie, she better eat that cake quickly because she may not have time for another slice later, LOL! The sentiment is one of two that are included in the stamp set and doesn't it just totally fit that look she has on her face? I'm telling you, she was a real fun one to color. If you haven't perused the rest of the famous Oddballs that were added to the store be sure to check them out, they are sure to bring a smile to your face.  :)     


Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Stamping Bella (Oddball Marie
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Copic markers:
skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20, V22, V25

hair- RV10, RV91, RV95
eyes- BG000, C2, BV23, BV25, BV29

clothes- RV000, RV10, E81, E84, V20, V25, V28, 0, V91, V93, V95, V99, RV34

cake- Y00, E53, E55, RV34, RV69, RV32, E50, E81
wall/floor- E40, BV000, D81, 0

curtains- Y000, Y11, Y21, Y26, Y28
sky- BG0000, BG000
background- G20, YG11, G43, YG63

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Sweet Easter Hugs...

Hello again!

So my card today is definitely a different take on the traditional Easter card but it cracks me up so that's all that matters. I've had the super cute Spring Gatherings stamp set from Hello Bluebird in my stash for some time now but it had yet to see ink. When I started to really study all of the little accessory stamps that are included in the set, a light bulb went off in my head and a card idea was born. How cute would it be to pair the chocolate bunny with the piglet? Cuter yet... why not grab the Gallery Frame #5 die with its three panels and create a storyboard of said piglet eating that chocolate bunny until there was nothing but a bit of chocolate left smudged around her mouth? So that's exactly what I did. On the first panel I masked the entire bunny into piglets arms. Then on the second panel I wiped away the chocolate bunny's ears and top of the head. Finally, on the last panel there is no bunny and I simply used the same dark brown Copics as I had on the bunny around the piglet's mouth. In the background I colored in the wood floor then grabbed the Woven Background stamp to add a cool wallpaper look behind her. Since I didn't have the perfect sentiment already at hand I instead used the Charlie alpha dies to cut out the large 'sweet' then mashed up two of the tiny sentiments included in the Spring Gatherings set to complete the message. Some Glossy Accents on the chocolate bunny and ribbon bows added to her head were the final special touches I needed to wrap up this quirky Easter card.  :)       

Have a good one! 

Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink, My Favorite Things and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Hello Bluebird (Woven Background and Spring Gatherings)
ink- Memento rich cocoa, Studio Calico glass slipper and Catherine Pooler mint to be
Hello Bluebird Gallery Frame #5
Hello Bluebird Charlie Alpha dies
Ranger glossy accents
Copic markers:
pig- YR0000, YR000, YR00, E21, E23, R000, R30, W4, W7
chocolate bunny- E35, E57, E29
floor- E41, E81, E84, E31, E33, E34, E44, E57, E74


Monday, March 29, 2021

Bunny kisses...

Good morning!

With so many adorable bunnies in the various Anita Jeram stamp sets for Colorado Craft Company I was inspired to combine a couple of the sets and create another Easter card. The big mama bunny holding hands with two of the little ones is from the Happy Day set and the rest of the baby bunnies were borrowed from the Bunnies and Robin set. I actually stamped the little ones first, masked them, then stamped mama so that they all appeared to circle around her. I colored them into a pretty pastel sunrise scene as they all make their way along that country lane. The sentiment is from the Happy Easter set and it's such a cute way to bring the whole card together. :)

Bunny kisses to all of you, LOL!

Supply list:
cardstock- Simon Says Stamp and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Colorado Craft Company (Happy Easter, Bunnies and Robin and Happy Day!)
ink- Memento rich cocoa

My Favorite Things Blueprints die

Sharpie extra fine white pen

Copic markers:

sky- Y000, YR30, YR0000, YR000, R000, R11, R12
road- E30, E31, E42, E43, E53, E44

grass- Y11, YG01, YG03, YG63, G43
trees- Y11, Y21, Y26, E74, R30, RV42, RV34, YG13, YG93, YG95, Y02, Y18, YG67

mama bunny- E50, E41, V20, R000, R30, 0, E42, E31, E34

bunny 1(left to right)-
W1, W2, W4, R000, R30
bunny 2- E50, E81, V20, R000, R30, R32

bunny 3- E50, E81, YR21, YR24, E99, R30

bunny 4- N0, N2, E70, E71, E74, R30

bunny 5- N0, N2, N4, N5, R000, R30


Sunday, March 28, 2021

Showers of love...

Hey there! 

The March newsletter
for Sweet November Stamps went out last night and some of you may have gotten a sneak peek of this month's subscriber freebie during my Live coloring video yesterday. The sweet little duckling, Puddles, starred in my Adventures in Coloring with Amy Facebook video where we tackled a rainy day scene. One of the coolest things about Puddles is that the puddle with the reflection actually comes as part of the digi package, so all of the work of flipping and mirror stamping is already done for you. It's always great when the scene building gets done quickly so you can get right to the best part... the coloring! And we had a fantastic group following along for that coloring yesterday, so engaged and full of questions... I couldn't have been happier!  :)

Take care and enjoy the rest of your weekend!   

Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
digital stamps- Sweet November (

stamp- My Favorite Things (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black

My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1

Sharpie extra fine white pen

Dr Ph Martin's bleed proof white

Copic markers:

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