Thursday, February 10, 2022

February release hop with Colorado Craft Company


 

 


Hello and welcome to the February new release blog hop with Colorado Craft Company. This month 3C is introducing a brand new line of stamps from artist Kris Lauren of Pretty Little Lines. There are nine new stamp sets in this inaugural release ranging from lovely florals to cute gnomes and sweet little mice. To celebrate 3C is generously providing a chance to win a $25 gift certificate at each stop of the hop, that's 20 gift certificates that they are giving away! Simply leave a comment on this blog post to get your name added to the random drawing and you can also leave a comment on my Instagram post for a second entry into the draw, you can find me @amyyoungforever on Instagram. Entries will be accepted until midnight mountain time on February 14th and all of the winners will be announced on the 16th. 

And as for the hop, if you came here from Amy Tsurutas' 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 Angelica Conrad's blog next. :)

I couldn't wait to ink up the adorable mice for my cards today and this first one combines the Sleeping Mouse mini stamp with the cutie, mushroom and sentiment from the This is the Life set. I stamped and masked them into a tight little group in the center of the card and even stamped the large mushroom again, omitting ink from the bottom of the stem, to make it a bit shorter. I then colored them into a simple scene using Copic markers where the morning light is sure to wake them both soon. 


 For my second card I stamped and masked most of the images from the Mouse House set into a cheery little scene where these friendly mice are enjoying some spring sunshine together. Once again I colored them using Copic markers and had a lot of fun trying to make their home look like a carved out butternut squash. Ok, I won't keep you any longer... thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy the hop!


 Sleeping mice supply list:
cardstock- My Favorite Things and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Colorado Craft Company (This is the Life set and Sleeping Mouse Mini set)
ink- Memento rich cocoa 
My Favorite Things double stitched rectangle stax
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Prima flowers

Kaiser Craft pearls
Copic markers:
mushrooms- E40, E81, E84, 0, R11, RV42, R43, E04
mouse 1- E50, E31, E42, E43, E44, R00, R30

mouse 2- E50, E40, W1, W2, W3, W4, W5, R00, R30
dirt- E30, E31, E34, E53, E42, E43

grass/trees- YG21, YG03, YG25, YG17, YG63, YG05, G46, BG96
sky- Y000, Y00, Y11, YR31, R11, R02, RV42

Mouse House supply list:
cardstock- My Favorite Things and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Colorado Craft Company (Mouse House set)
ink- Memento rich cocoa
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Sharpie extra fine white pen

Copic markers:

dirt path- E30, E31, E34, E42, E43, E44
house- YR30, YR31, E33, E34, E55, E57, E44, YR21, YR12, C2, C3, C5, YG00, YG03, YG95, YG97, BG000, B00, YG13, G28, BG99
, YG21, YG23, YG25, YG17, BG96, V01, Y11, Y02, Y21
sky- B0000, B000, B00, B01, B12
mice- E50, E53, E55, E44, R00, R30

grass- YG01, YG03, YG25, G94, G99
trees- YG13, YG09, YG17, YG63

 

86 comments:

~amy~ said...

Your projects are ALWAYS amazing.

corysnana said...

OM-to-the-GEE, Amy!! The scenes you created with these adorable stamps are fabulous! I especially love the butternut squash Mouse House!! That's such a unique image!

LaVon Hall said...

Wow, I am blown away by your beautiful coloring! Stunning work!

Gayle said...

Oh my! Amazing background and beautiful coloring.

Vicki Dutcher said...

I could look at your coloring every day. Excellent showcasing

MadeByMeghanK said...

These mice are SOOOO CUTE! I LOVE your coloring! What a darling new line!!!

Lucy said...

Your wonderful coloring makes these figures come alive!

Stephanie said...

OMGoodness! SQUEAL!!!! these are just too cute for words and your cards are amazing!

Sherri Thacker said...

Those mice on the mushrooms are adorable!! EVERYTHING is so cute!!!

Sue said...

Absolutely stunning as always! Love this new line.

Lorie said...

I so love little creatures…mice are the cutest with great expressions. Love this spring scene and so ready for it

Lisa Elton said...

Fabulous coloring, these are both so sweet!

StampingJudy said...

wonderful coloring! Great cute cards!

StampingJudy said...

Just adorable! Such cute stamps!

ljcasselman said...

So much talent and love I think too!

Carolyn O'Connor said...

Such beautiful coloring. I love the little mice and your cards are amazingly beautiful!

April said...

Your cards are cute! Beautiful coloring and so cheery and bright!

Lorie said...

Always love your backgrounds..they really ground the main subjects. I especially appreciate your using two of the sleeping mice on the muchrooms and the coloring flows beautifully

donna mikasa said...

Wonderful coloring, as always! Love your little masterpieces!

Alexandra Y said...

Such absolutely darling cards!!

Becky said...

The little mouse house and mouse on a toadstool are so adorable! Love all the colors you used in your cards.

DebbieR said...

your skies are amazing! the mouse house is so cute!

Sandy M said...

The more I see of these mice the more I love them. Your coloring is so spectacular.

Joy Meadows said...

Oh, my! This is just the cutest scene with the two mice sound asleep on the mushrooms. Love your coloring.

Dee Earnshaw said...

OMG what delightful scenes - love the coloring

Donna Walls said...

Wow, your scenes are always the best and tell the best story. Wonderful as usual.

Jeanne Beam said...

Absolutely adorable cards! The scenes you created are awesome…
Thanks for sharing.

wgaf40 said...

Omg! Too stickin' cute!!

Teri S. said...

I adore the little houses Amy, but sleeping on the mushrooms has won my heart. Your sky is gorgeous in the background, as you say to awaken them soon.

Pat Bethke said...

Oh so cute! I love the mice and house, your copic coloring is beautiful. Thans for sharing.

dinosaur said...

Amazing coloring. These critters are too cute!

Mrsfish02 said...

Kris's style is so perfect for you Amy. The details are so wonderful. Loving this laid back mouse, for sure 😘

Becca Yahrling said...

Those mice are just too cute for words! And
your coloring is simply magnificent.

sharon g said...

Oh my gosh, the little house is PRECIOUS!!! I would love to get that.

Kristina "Tina" said...

These images are so adorable. Your coloring is phenomenal. I will dream a thousand dreams and hope one day I can color this good! Such great inspiration.

Linda Gorman said...

Amy, your cards are absolutely awesome. What a great release! Kris will make a great addition to CCC. Thanks for sharing!

Mary Dimercurio Prasad said...

Beautiful cards - love the backgrounds too!

Unknown said...

So darn cute. I order my set today and excited to start. Your colors are so beautiful.

Becky said...

Gorgeous cards. just love these mice.

Carol Wortman said...

Holy smokes these are darling! Your coloring is spectacular and the scene is as precious as it comes. I wish I had the creative insight to see the story in these sweet stamps from your eyes. A.maze.ing! Pages right out of a children's storybook, beautifull!,

Maria said...

You are so very talented! These cards are amazing with those adorable mice and your coloring!

Denise Bryant said...

Love the scenes you created with these adorable mice! Fun details and beautiful coloring!

Bonnie Patterson said...

Wow, what else can I say the coloring on your cards is outstanding

Helen said...

Wow!! I adore these amazing little scenes you've created with these wonderful new images from Kris!!! Thanks so much for the great inspiration. Take Care! :)

Frannie R said...

These mice are too cute and your backgrounds are so beautiful.

Fikreta said...

so very ute cards!

Mary Holshouser said...

Mice can be so cute (when they're
not running around my house).
Love the sunbathers. Fun cards.
thanks for sharing
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Kate said...

I adore your cards and this release from 3C!

Lauryne Cunningham said...

Wow! Cute designs and gorgeous coloring!

Roxy T said...

I think I will be buying this mouse set. That napping pair are a hoot!

Sue D said...

Wow--your coloring is awesome.

Di Di W said...

Your cards are so cute and great coloring! These new stamps are super cute.

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my goodness these are just adorable, with your masking this made some awesome scenes, and fantastic coloring!!

Fabella said...

Love your cards.

And love the little mice, they're so cute :)

Barb said...

These mice are so dang cute--and I am excited to see what the new designer has in the future. Love the sweet creations! Your colors are Perfect!!!!!!

Flo said...

Your coloring is amazing. Didn't think I wanted the sleeping mice, now I do. Thanks for the inspiration. ps my husband says thanks a lot lol

Carol W. said...

Your coloring is amazing!! I can't wait to see what you will post each day.

Retta said...

Wow! Your coloring is amazing! Such darling cards!!!!

kasir said...

Your backgrounds are amazing!!

Kristi H. said...

Wow! I'm so inspired by your coloring, it's fabulous!

Teresa Litchfield said...

Beautiful cards!!! Your color is always super gorgeous!!!♥️

Kelsey Thomas said...

Gorgeous cards!

Sandy M said...

These sleeping mice are a must have for me. Your card is so cute. The squash house card is very special too.

Downhill T said...

Such cute and new looking mice and scenes! Well Done!

jillybean of Salem,OR said...

Beautiful cards. Beautifully executed backgrounds.Love the the new line of stamps! Thanks for the inspi6!

jillybean of Salem,OR said...

Should be "inspiration".

Jeanne Rice said...

So cute. Love the mice. Thanks for sharing

Dawn Fields said...

I am always blown away by your mad coloring skills! I am always in awe of your work. Absolutely amazing! I just might have to purchase the mouse house stamp. It is so cute 🥰 I’m in love with the new release from Kris Lauren…a breath of fresh air!

Geri S said...

Wow! Amazing cards! And this new release is just too adorable not to have!

Amy Solovay said...

These are SPECTACULAR! Wow! I can't even imagine the time it must have taken you to color these cards -- but they turned out truly impressive. I think maybe you should frame them and hang them on the wall instead of actually sending them to anybody, though. I couldn't stand the thought of them accidentally getting lost in the mail.

Audja said...

That mouse house stamp is adorable, and i love what you’ve created with it! Great work, Amy!

sgmom4 said...

Such fun stamps. Your coloring is fabulous.

Alyssa S said...

These are the absolute cutest cards!! I love your butternut squash house, cute, cute, cute!

Sandy M said...

Such a fun release hope. Your cards are so cute. I can't wait to see what is in the rest of the release.

Amy M said...

Such adorable cards - your coloring is amazing!

2suns said...

Your cards are so sweet! Love the vibrant colors. The sleeping mice are adorable. -Pam Foy

Annie's Creative Life said...

What great scenes!

vickie said...

Your cards and coloring are totally awesome! Thanks for the inspiration.

SabineV said...

Your cards are fantastic!! Gorgeous coloring!

Sharon Hoffmann said...

Your coloring always blows me away. It is so good. Thanks for all you do.

Kim Potts said...

Fantastic cards, Amy! Your scenes are amazing and those mice are adorable.

anni said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! If only I could color 1/4 as good as you do! Just beautiful!

Ms. Tamp said...

Great coloring shares. I like the scenes created.

Sandy said...

Amazing coloring! They look like illustrations in a children’s book (better actually).

Tina Z. said...

stunning scenes!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Your coloring is so amazing! You bring these images to life :)