Friday, September 3, 2021

September release hop with Colorado Craft Company...

 


TGIF!

Welcome to the September new release blog hop with Colorado Craft Company. There are two new Big and Bold stamp sets as well as six new Anita Jeram sets and a bunch of the Anita Jeram 2x3 mini stamps, which were previously only available as freebies but have now been made available in the store for purchase. To celebrate this release 3C is generously 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. With 19 designers participating, that is 38 chances to win! The giveaway ends on September 6th at midnight mountain daylight time and winners will be announced on September 8th. 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 Donna Hitz' 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 head over to Amy Tsuruta's blog next. :)

Because I LOVE the Anita Jeram range of stamps and I'm a sucker for cute dog and cat images, I actually have three cards to share with you today. For my first card I stamped and masked together both of the mischievous kitty images from the Keep Growing set. Having cats myself I think it is safe to say that those planters are about three seconds away from being knocked to the ground, LOL!

  

Moving on to the Birdbath Friends set, I split up the dogs and created two separate cards. This first one features the dog resting beneath the birdbath and I knew right away that I wanted to put him in a lush garden space. Luckily for me I had treated myself to Sandy Allnock's Copic Enchantment class earlier this summer and I was able to apply one of the backgrounds she teaches to this card. I modified it a bit to suit my smaller card size and I swapped out the spring colors for more fall inspired florals. I actually used another one of the Enchantment classes as a jumping off point for the kitty scene background as well, though with significantly more changes made.

 

Finally we have this cute dog, again from the Birdbath Friends set, taking himself on a walk. He's got his leash and he is ready to stroll all the way to the dog park. Something about this guy reminded me of a German Shorthair Pointer so that is where my inspiration came from for his coloring. In the background it is a beautiful fall day, where the leaves are turning and the skies are blue. 


Alrighty, there is plenty more inspiration to be found with my fellow hop participants so I'm going to sign off and say thanks for stopping by, enjoy the hop and good luck!

Kitties supply list:
cardstock- My Favorite Things and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Colorado Craft Company (Keep Growing)
ink- Memento rich cocoa and espresso truffle
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Ranger glossy accents
Copic markers:

patio/dirt- W1, W2, W3, E41, E42/E34, E44, E47
flower bush- V12, V15, V17, YG25, YG17, BG96, BG99
flower bush 2- Y35, YR18, R59, YG25, YG95, YG97
sky- B000, B00, B12, C00, C1

tree- E34, E25, E57, E29, Y17, YR04, YR18
tall flower bush- Y02, Y18, Y38, YG13, G94, G99

background bush- YG03, Y08, Y18
short flower pot- C2, C5, C6, E33, E35, E44, YG21, YG17, YG29, RV63, RV66, RV19
tall flower pot- C2, C5, C6, YG21, G14, BG96, BG99, E55, Y00, Y11, Y21, Y18, V01, T4, T6, T10, V04, BV08

butterfly- YR82, YR31
snail- G20, YG93, Y21, Y26, Y28
tabby cat- E40, E41, E43, E31, E34, W2, W5, W7, W8, R30, R21

tuxedo cat- C3, T4, T5, T7, T10, R30, R21

Bird Bath supply list:
cardstock- My Favorite Things and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Colorado Craft Company (Birdbath Friends set)
ink- Memento rich cocoa
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Copic markers:

sorry, I lost my list

Dog walk supply list:
cardstock- My Favorite Things and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Colorado Craft Company (Birdbath Friends set)
ink- Memento rich cocoa
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Copic markers:

path/grass- E33, E35, E44, E47/YG21, YG13, YG25, YG63, G94
sky- B0000, B000, B00,0
distant trees- Y13, Y15, Y26, Y17, Y38, YR27, YR18, E09, YG03, YG93, YG95, G43
closer trees- E47, E49, Y13, Y15, Y18, Y26

dog- E40, E42, E23, E25, E27, E49
leas/collar- R17, R29, R89

94 comments:

Kathy Pisupati said...

Beautiful cards!!!

Bunny said...

These are just "WOW". Even without the great backgrounds they would be fabulous. But, oh, those backgrounds are lovely. [Bunny]

Gab said...

Amazing cards ... your backgrounds are phenomenal!

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous cards!

Girls Just Want to Have Fun! said...

Wow!! Beautiful cards!

Brenda McKinley said...

Of course your cards are AMAZING! I follow you on IG and FB. I love anything AJ, especially those dog stamps!! <3

Rosed2016 said...

Your cards are stunning!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Wow, stunning scenes! Love your creativity

Miriam Prantner said...

Just WOW! The scenes/backgrounds you created for your cards are amazing! These could be in picture books!

Arlene D said...

Wow! Just WOW on your coloring skills…a great student of Sandy’s and a fabulous way to highlight Anita’s cute critters!

Connie said...

These cards are works of art! Beautiful!

Lisa Angel said...

The Keep Growing card is my favorite. Your backgrounds and coloring are fantastic!!!

Judy Haynes said...

This entire collection is absolutely adorable! Beautiful card designs

Frannie R said...

Just spectacular!!! Your cards are amazing.

Linda Gorman said...

Totally awesome cards!!! Your coloring is the best ever!!! Thanks for sharing ❤️

Marcy said...

Beautiful work, Amy! Thanks for sharing.

Gloria Mandery said...

These are beautiful Amy!

Kangels said...

Gosh. Those backgrounds are amazing. Love the fall-influenced colors. The AJ stamps are just the scenes needed to make these csrds jump off the page. Love.

cdoggett01@yahoo.com said...

Your cards are outstanding! I really need those puppers in my life!!

Sarah said...

You do such beautiful colorful cards. I have some that I treasure and I always enjoy watching you color. The cats are definitely my favorite - the expression you got on their face is just priceless. Thanks so much fir sharing your talent.

The Craft Bucket said...

Just brilliant, I am in awe, love Jane x

Catherine said...

Just gorgeous! Those backgrounds are stunning.

Tish said...

This is, by far, the most incredible use of these stamps. Too bad we dont have your whole scene stamps to do this. I love dogs and cats..these are just perfect.
Tish Rowe

sharon g said...

OH MY GOSH! Your skills are incredible. You made the spotty dog look like my neighbor's dog...REALLY SWEET

Elise said...

WOW! Absolutely jaw droppingly stunning! I love how you took them all up a notch and so creative! Gorgeous colors, thank you for sharing and your inspiration!

Alexandra Y said...

Such beautiful cards!!! I love your colouring!!

donna mikasa said...

Oh my word, Amy! Your cards are fantastic!! Those background scenes are just amazing!

B.Taylor said...

These are amazing and so inspiring. Thanks for sharing

Jeanne said...

Wow what a wonderful selection of cards. Beautiful coloring with each card.

Kathy E. said...

These cards are amazing! I do love the words in the second card about slowing down! Your colors are so vibrant and the show off these new stamps so well Thank you for sharing you talent with us!

Sra. Spitzer said...

Dear Amy - I have long admired your work. I don't remember seeing you before in a CCC hop, but I am thrilled to see your work here this time. I LOVE the image of the dog w/ the leash, ready to hit the park. You did a PHENOMENAL job of coloring that image. It's autumnal perfection!! I also adore the Keep Growing one w/ the kitty cat image. The floor in that image is INCREDIBLY GOOD. I really admire your painting skill on that one! The birdbath pup is also very cute and your skill in painting that garden is substantial! WOW! I am blown away!!
TFS -
Lori S in PA

MadeByMeghanK said...

Your coloring is outstanding! WHAT CUTE scenes!

Giselle said...

Your cards are little art works! I’d frame them!

Laura Hans said...

Such amazing backgrounds for these adorable stamps! Thanks for you inspiration.

Gayle said...

I'm pretty much speechless. Amazing backgrounds for the new adorable release. Quite spectacular.

Joyce said...

Wow!!! Your cards are so very amazing. Such gorgeous scenes.

francesca said...

OMG these cards are WOW!!!! I love them so much! you always give the stamps life in sucha a unique way but I think these are my favorites of all time!! U rock girl!

Sherry W. said...

Fantastic cards! You do such great scenes. I need to get back to that Copic Enchantment class. So many things to color, so little time! Well, that and dry markers with no refills. Big sigh. LOL!

Jeanne Rice said...

Amazing cards!!! Thanks for sharing.

Laurie K. said...

Your cards are absolutely gorgeous.

Lauryne Cunningham said...

Wow! Your cards are amazing! I love the vibrant colors!

JHixon said...

What stunning cards! Those backgrounds are just beautiful 😍. You are totally right about those plants 🪴.

Pat said...

Those colors are amazing!! Absolutely beautiful

PTMW said...

Wow! Your backgrounds are masterpeices in themselves! Beautiful! I just love that bird bath set.

Karen Day said...

Amy, your backgrounds are just one of a kind! Love what you do :-)

Lori Kennedy said...

A.M.A.Z.I.N.G!!!!!! Wow - you really out did yourself - these cards are SO stunning! I bet anyone who receives one of these in the mail would frame it and treasure it forever! PS - I LOVE the tuxedo cat in your kitty card ...So cute! Reminds me of the cat next door, Joe. :) I can’t thank you enough for the inspiration - Happy Crafting!!

Carol Wortman said...

IN.CRED.A.BLE! Simply gorgeous. The little vinyets each tell such a darling story. I would love to see any one of these in person. My goodness it takes me a week to do one cas card, thesecare simply stunning, amazing, and super human beautiful!

denimblue said...

These are so great. You built scenes that are so clever. Haven't seen many yet in the hop that has done this. They're all great in their way. Getting so many good ideas from you all. Thanks for that.

Denise Bryant said...

Your scenes with these adorable critters are just fabulous! Loving this release and all the charming critters! I especially love those kitties and the way you colored them!

Surekha Galagoda said...

Dear Amy
Your cards are priceless pieces of art I can look at them for hours.tc stay safe

Unknown said...

You have really brought the beautiful stamps to life! Your cards are Amazing!

Helen said...

Wow!! Your cards are amazing with these fantastic scenes you've created!! So special. I love them all and all the details you've added to bring these sets to life! Thanks so much for the great inspiration! Stay safe! :)

Roxy T said...

Stunning scene building. These are something special.

EMC said...

The backgrounds are unbelievable! Thank you for sharing your work!

Becca Yahrling said...

I think WOW!!! says it all. Spectacular (& fun!).

Geri S said...

Oh wow~ Those cards look like pages from a book! AJ makes the best stamps for that look and this release is exceptional!

Karen said...

Your backgrounds are simply amazing---and the cards are fabulous!

Karenladd said...

Your cards are like miniature paintings...just exquisite coloring!

Fonda said...

Your coloring of these cards is great! Anita is one of the best!

Dawn H said...

These images are so cute but the details of your backgrounds are...spectacular!

K Andrews said...

These cards are really pretty... I love the vibrant coloring because I think it makes these characters come to life more. Thank you for sharing and please stay safe.

Kathy Budd said...

I ditto what a lot of the other comments say, “Beautiful coloring and the background scenes you created are perfect for these new Colorado Craft Company Anita Jeram stamps!

Natalie Blais said...

Wow! Your cards are incredible!

Izzy Scrap said...

WOW ! Once again you rock with your adorable scenes. You really know how to give life to these adorable stamps making such realistic little scene. Just Stunning ! Thanks so much for inspiring.

Merideth Ryan said...

Wow - your scenes and backgrounds are stunning - not cards; works of art!!

Penny said...

Love your work and especially all info that you share with us!

Koboldwerkelei said...

Wow! Stunning. That are paintings! Wowowowo

Mary Kay Ross said...

These cards are perfection!!!

Kristina "Tina" said...

I don't think there are any words. This is perfection. An art piece. How can this be a card? Absolutely stunning. This must have taken a while. Thanks for creating and sharing

Gail Spresser said...

Beautiful cards and lovely landscaped backgrounds. Thank you for sharing.

Cynthia said...

Love the scenes you’ve created with the new sets! Stunning colors.

Dee Earnshaw said...

WOW!!!!!
Your cards are amazing - the coloring on them is pure eye candy

see mary stamp said...

WOW! What absolutely brilliant scene building and coloring! Stunning!

JKB said...

Wowsers! These are pieces of art. Definitely in the SAVE category if any of these were given to me. I save ALL handmade cards.

Mary Holshouser said...

The cards are work-of-art.
Spectacular coloring.
thanks for sharing
txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

SHartl said...

These beautiful cards need to be framed and saved! Love all of them, but the one with the kitties about to knock over that planter cracks me up!

Lourdes said...

Thank you for the inspiration.

bzyPTmom said...

Great job on your cards, the coloring is amazing! Thanks for the inspiration, I just love all these adorable critter stamps!

NWFlamingo said...

Wow! Looks like your Copic classes really worked for you! beautiful!

Dee said...

Your cards are fabulous love the colouring, you have shading down to an art form.

Kathy Ferguson said...

Your cards took my breath away. They look so realistic. Your coloring is by far the best I have ever seen. I looked for a video but didn't see one. I'll subscribe to you channel in hopes to catch one. Thanks for sharing your time and talent with us.

Valerija said...

Fabulous courful cards, love the wonderful looking images and amazing scenes. Great job!
Valerija xx

VickiD said...

Amy, my goodness these cards are stunning! So glad I discovered your art!

Cynthia Powell Cobb said...

Your scenes are fabulous and the colors are so vibrant!

Jeanne said...

Wow! Your backgrounds are FABULOUS! How creative to do that with these images. I love Anita Jeram's art, too.

Sandy Suzuka said...

Phenomenal cards! I am still learning how to color with Copic markers and can appreciate the amount of effort that goes into coloring images-especially animals, so that they look realistic. I have a number of Anita Jeram's stamps and love them all.

Unknown said...

WOW!!!Your cards are a work of art....omg....stunning!!!

Donna de Gale-Kalloo

Sue D said...

Love the colorful scenes you created!!

Jeanne Beam said...

Adorable cards! So colorful…
Thanks for sharing.

Tina Z. said...

Amazing cards, wow!

Connie said...

Amy your coloring is astounding!!! True pieces of art! Thanks for the inspiration :)

Sila said...

Omg your colouring is brilliant!!! Love them!!!

Fikreta said...

amazing card!

Eulanda said...

These are so awesome!! I came to your blog looking for inspiration on an image I'm colouring today and you didn't fail me. LOL! It was me trying to get what I see back onto MY paper that will be the tricky part. 🤣🤣. Thank you for continuing to add your colour combo's as well. I often refer to them, again when I'm stuck. YAY!!! 🥰