Sunday, June 30, 2024

Just wanted to drop you a line...

Hello again! 

The Sweet November Stamps newsletter mailed out last night and this month's digital freebie is the cute A Great Catch image. These two little Wees in their boat are enjoying the classic summer past time of dropping a line in the water and waiting for the fish to bite. Looking at their happy faces, I doubt they will be too disappointed if all they come away with is a special day spent together. To create the background I paired them with the older Horizon Lines: Reflections set and some hanging willow branches from the Background Builder: Day at the Park set. It certainly looks like a good spot to me.  ;)

Later gators! 


Supply list:

cardstock- Lawn Fawn and Copic X-Press It
digital stamps- Sweet November (A Great Catch)

stamps- Sweet November (
Horizon Lines: Reflections and Background Builder: Day at the Park), My Favorite Things (sentiment)
ink- Memento rich cocoa

My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1

Sharpie extra fine white pen

Copic markers:

skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20

girl hair/clothes- E23, E25, E27, E47/V01, V05, V06, V09, V15, V17, BG49

boy hair/clothes- E35, E47/B95, B97, B99, E81, E84, E87, G43, BG96, G24, G46, BG96

fishing poles- C1, C5, BG45, BG49/YR04, YR09, W6

sky- B000, B00, BG01, B12, B14, C0, 0
water- B00, BG01, B12, B14, B16

boat- E31, E34, E42, E43, E44

grass- YG00, YG01, YG03, YG63, E31
trees/branch- YG13, G07, BG96/YG13, YG17, G46
/YG05, YG67, BG99, E87


Saturday, June 29, 2024

Fill your life with sunshine...

Hello friends!

It's a review day at Sweet November Stamps and I'm shining the spotlight on the  Coastal Getaway Background Builder set from the recent Summertime Fun clear release. One of the great things about this background set is that the small walking couple is also included in it, which means you don't necessarily need any other stamp set to be the star of the show. I colored these two sweethearts into a beautiful sunset stroll on the beach, a perfect end to a perfect day. The sentiment is also part of the Coastal Getaway set and it really ties the whole card together.  :) 

I will be coloring Live this morning at 11am PDT over on my Adventures in Coloring with Amy Facebook page. I hope you can join me for some more fun summer crafting!


Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Sweet November Stamps (Coastal Getaway Background Builder)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and rich cocoa
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
Copic markers:
sky- Y00, Y11, Y32, YR21, RV00, RV52, RV63, BV02, BV04, BV13
sea- BV00, BV01, BV02, BV13, BV04, Y00, Y21
bushes/sea grass- Y11, YG01, G24, BG96/YG01, G85, BG99
sand- V22, Y21, E31, E33, E43, E44
cottage- W1, W3, W4, W5, W6, W7, W9, E55, E57, E47, Y000, Y00
skin- E21, E13, E04
girl hair/clothes- E50, E51, E53, E55, E25/V01, Y02, Y21, Y26, RV52, RV63, RV99
boy hair/clothes- E25, E49/B93, B95, B97, B99, B63, B66, BV29, BG72, BG78, BG09

A delicious new release at Colorado Craft Company!


Hello, hello!

The new Confection Collection by Kris Lauren is now available at Colorado Craft Company. It is full of cute critters and sweet confections, perfect for celebrating birthday or just the sweet friends in our lives. Of course we are celebrating with a blog hop and as always, 3C is giving away a new stamp set from each stop on the hop, so the more you comment the more chances you have to win. Entries will be accepted until midnight eastern time on July 2nd and winners will be randomly selected and announced on their blog July 3rd. They are also doing a HUGE complete bundle giveaway to ONE lucky winner. To be entered for that all you have to do is use one of the designer's affiliate links when you place an order. Those links can be found on the 3C blog and will be included in one of their emails as well. In the mean time, here's the complete list of hop participants for you to check out:



I've made three cards to share during the hop today and this first one is a long slimline that pairs the adorable peeking kitty from the Bake Me Happy set with the fun topsy turvy cake from the Eat More Cake set. Because I stamped her up on the top of the cake, she was a bit big for that small tier so I ended up drawing in a few simple lines to give the kitty some legs too. I used the individual sprinkle stamps to create the confetti falling down around and I think it really ups the whole party atmosphere.

Next, we have the cutest little piglet from the Bake Me Happy set, licking the rest of the chocolate cake batter right out of the bowl.
How can you not love that guilty expression he is wearing, LOL! The sentiment that I paired with this sneaky baker is from the Secret Ingredient set.


Finally, we have the fun raccoon from the Sweetest By Far set, who is all dressed up and ready to party. I ended up pretty much stamping and masking together every stamp in this set to create this pile of birthday goodness. The color palette here was a bit of a change up from my other two cards because I wanted it lean a bit more masculine. 

Okay, time to send you on your way... thanks for stopping by and enjoy the hop!

Kitty supply list:
cardstock- My Favorite Things and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Colorado Craft Company (Eat More Cake and Bake Me Happy)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and rich cocoa

Trinity Stamps stitched slimline die

Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Ranger glossy accents
Sharpie extra fine white pen

Copic Spica glitter pens

Copic markers:

cake- V000, V01, V12, V17, RV00, RV02, RV34, E50, E51, E31, E34, E43, E33, E35, E27, E29, E49, BG11, BG53, BG57, BG72, BG78/C1, C3

candles- Y000, Y11, Y18, BG53, BG78

kitten- W0, W2, W3, W4, W5, W6, W9, R000, R30, R21, E04, Y000/BG000, BG10, BG72/RV10, RV02, RV34

shadows- C0, C3

Pig supply list:
cardstock- My Favorite Things and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Colorado Craft Company (Bake Me Happy and Secret Ingredient), My Favorite Things (background)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and rich cocoa, Catherine Pooler pink champagne

My Favorite Things Blueprints die

Sharpie extra fine white pen

Ranger glossy accents

Copic markers:

pig- YR000, YR00, E21, E23, R000, R30, W6, W9

spatula/batter- N0, N1, N3, E31, E34, E44/E23, E25, E27, E29

bowl- V01, Y11, Y21, Y26

tablecloth- RV00, RV10, RV02, RV93, RV95, V99, RV34

Raccoon supply list:
cardstock- Simon Says Stamp and Catherine Pooler
stamps- Colorado Craft Company (Sweetest By Far), Taylored Expressions (Confetti background)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and Catherine Pooler tiara and tiki torch

My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1

Sharpie extra fine white pen

Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Ranger glossy accents

Copic markers:

raccoon- E40, E41, W2, W3, T0, T3, T4, T5, T6, T7, T8, T10, R000, R30/E33, E37, E49

gifts- BG000, BG01, BG45, BG07, C0, W1, W2, W3, Y17, YR04, YR18, Y11, Y13, Y15, Y18, Y26

cupcake- E50, E30, E31, E33, E34, E44, R43, R46, R89, RV99, YG25, E35, E27, E29, BG01, BG45, BG07

balloon- BG00000, BG000, BG01, BG45, C1, C3, 0

tablecloth- Y00, Y11, Y13, Y15, Y18, Y26


Friday, June 28, 2024

Stay salty my friend...


I'm back with another quickie card design that I made multiples of to go out with Sweet November Stamps orders. This one pairs the grumpy crab from the Mermee Emotions set and one of the seagulls and beach fence from the Sea Birds set. The looks between these two crazy characters totally makes me chuckle and they tell such a fun story in a very small space. The blue card front was fancied up using a wave stencil from Simon Says and my Copic Airbrush System. This filled all of that empty space from coloring on such a small panel in a really nice way and the entire card ties together quite nicely. :)

Ok, gotta run... catch ya later!

Supply list:
cardstock- Papertrey Ink and Copic X-Press It
stamps- Sweet November Stamps (Mermee Emotions and Sea Birds), Ellen Hutson (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black and rich cocoa
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 1
My Favorite Things blueprints die
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Simon Says Stamp wave stencil
Copic markers:
sand- E30, E31, E42, E43, E44
fence/sea grass- E42, W4, W6/YG45, G46
sea- B0000, B00, B02, B16
sky- B000, B00, B01, B02, B04
crab- Y38, YR16, YR09
seagull- C1, C3, W4, N5, Y02, Y35, YR24