Sunday, September 20, 2020

2020 Card Design Superstar: Coloring Virtuoso

Hello friends!  I haven't posted to my blog in such a long time because facebook hasn't been allowing me to link my cards to it.  We will see if this works.  Today I am sharing a card I made for the My Favorite Things Design Contest.  I am entering this card into the Coloring Virtuoso category.  I had a hard time choosing between Clean and Simple and Coloring Virtuoso.  This is my idea of Clean and Simple, but I think it might not qualify, so I went with Coloring Viruoso.

I used a Birdie Brown stamp set called Birthday Buds.  I just love that little mouse and the adorable elephant.  I use an old Fishtail Flags Stax die for the white colored layer.  The other two layers were cut with scissors.  I used MFT petite plaid for the birthday hats and background paper panel.  Hope you like it.  Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs and smiles,


Tuesday, May 5, 2020

2's-DAY Tuesday May 5

Hello friends.  Today I have 2 cards to share using the same stamp set.  This set is Polka Dot Pals Imogen.  You can check out the store here to see what stamps are available for purchase.  If it is not available in the store you can always ask Kelly to order it for you.  She has really great customer service!

The first card I stamped with memento Angel Pink for some no-line coloring with copics and color pencil.  My friend Barbara is the illustrator of the Polka Dot Pals.  She is an amazing artist.  She encourages people to use her stamps in creative ways, like adding facial features or patterns.  As you can see I added an eye in place of just the black dot on the original image.

                                                                                                                                                                     My second card has the same image stamped with black memento ink.  I used a copic multiliner black pen to add some details to the card.  Kind of like a zentagle style.

                                                                                                                                                                             I hope you feel inspired to use your stamps in different ways.  Thanks so much for stopping by!  

Hugs and smiles, 


Thursday, April 30, 2020

New Digital Stamp from 7 Kids

Hello friends!  Today I have a card to share made with a new digital stamp from 7 Kids Craft Store.  This is Mum and Baby Fairy

This image was printed onto Neenah Kraft cardstock and colored with color pencils.  Then it was fussy cut and placed onto a card.  You can check out the new release stamps here!   As always I appreciate your visits!  Have a great day!

Hugs and smile,


Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Unicorns and Glitter

Hello friends!  Today I don't have 2 cards to share from the same set.  I do have a sweet card to share using a set I purchased from 7 Kids Craft Store.  This is My Favorite Things, Unicorns and Glitter.

This was a fun stamp to color.  I used the smaller star stamps to stamp a background paper.  She was colored with copics and color pencils.  The rainbow and sentiment were stamped  and cut out and placed with pop dots.  7 Kids Craft Store has a wide selection of clearance that you can check out here.  We will be having another Instagram Hop on May 2.  I will post the details soon.  Thanks so much for stopping by.

Hugs and smiles,



Tuesday, April 21, 2020

2's-Day Tuesday April 21

Hello friends!  Have you seen the new stamp line at 7 Kids Craft Store?  They are the cutest kitties.  Today I have 2 cards to share using the same stamp set, Kitten Gems

For this card I paper pieced the cat and the mouse.  The floor is a piece of woodgrain patterned paper.  The wall was colored with copic marker and I used a white jelly roll pen for the 3 dot pattern.

For this card I paper-pieced the background to look like a living room.  I stamped the mouse on some white cardstock and only used his head peaking out of a mouse hole in the wall.  Pretty kitty keeps a watchful eye on that mouse as she sits upon her rug.  7 Kids Craft Store has a special bundle price if you buy all 3 sets, for a limited time.  It's a great bargain and they are so cute.  Thanks so much for stopping by.

Hugs and smiles,


Saturday, April 18, 2020

7 Kids Craft Store has a new line of stamps!

Hello friends!  7 Kids Craft Store is having an instagram hop to showcase a brand new line of stamps under the 7 Kids Crafts brand.  There are 3 sets.  I like to call them Kelly's Kitties, but each set has their own name.  One is Kitten Frills, Kitten Gems, and Purrfect Friends.  Kelly has a live video she shared a few hours ago.  You can see her live here.  Here are my cards.  Kelly has a sweet deal!  Buy all 3 sets for a bundled price of $38.77.

Please join the instagram hop to see what the other designers have created.  You have until April 22 for a chance to win a $20.00 gift card to the 7 Kids Store.  Just leave a comment on each designers instagram posts featuring these adorable new stamps.  A winner will be chosen at random.  Good luck and enjoy the hop!  You can start the hop here at 3pm Eastern time.

Hugs and smiles,


Tuesday, April 14, 2020

2's-Day Tuesday April 14

Hello everyone!  Today I have 2 cards to share made with a Penny Black stamp called Lolly. purchased from 7 Kids Craft Store.   It is such a cute stamp.  My sister in law's name is Lolly.  That is not her real name.  Her name is Stephanie.  My husband couldn't say Stephanie when they were little, so he named her Lolly.  My FIL called her Jolly Lolly ever since.  I didn't know her as a baby, but she was adorable.  She has a very infectious laugh!  Missing that laugh across the miles!

So here are my cards.
This card was colored with watercolor and colored pencils.

For this card, I stamped the lollipop 8 times and colored them with mostly fluorescent copic markers and cut them out.  I stamped and colored her sweet face with copics and cut it out.  I spaced the lollipops on a circle and put her face in the middle.  I think this card is colorful and cheerful and makes a cute birthday card.  Two different ways to use one stamp.  Hope you like them.  Thanks so much for stopping by.

Hugs and smiles,


Tuesday, April 7, 2020

2's-Day Tuesday April 7

Hello friends!  Today I am sharing 2 cards I made with the stamp set Polka Dot Pals Harley.  You may purchase Whimsy Stamps at 7 Kids Craft Store. Barbara Sproatmeyer and Jennifer Dove challenged each other with Creative Color Placement, a technique they created along with Zoe I believe.  Sometimes I would join in on their challenges.  Barbara used Pdp Harley to create The Swedish Chef and Jennifer used it to create Animal.  They are so gifted with their talents.  Barbara also went on later to create The Count.  So here are my cards.  I made Miss Piggy and Summer Penguin.  They are Muppet Babies.

Nowhere near their caliber but I had fun and I challenged myself.  I will share several photos to show how I did these.

Sorry this is difficult to see.  I used a very light pink ink to stamp pdp Harley.
This is the start of her face.
This shows the progression.
Sorry for the long post.  Hope you find it interesting!  Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs and smiles,


Tuesday, March 31, 2020

2's-Day Tuesday March 31

Hello friends!  Hope you are all well and staying safe.  Today's cards were made with a Penny Black stamp called Springtime Sigh. from 7 Kids Stamp Store.  I used Karin Watercolor markers.  It was my first time using them along with water and a paintbrush.  I still have a lot to learn but I think they turned out alright!

I stamped the image on 140# watercolor paper using stazon ink.  Using the paintbrush I would wet a small section of the image.  Then I would add color with the Karin Watercolor markers and move that color with a wet paintbrush.

For this card I stamped the image along the side and bottom of the card.  Used the same method to paint the image.  The words were cut from a die.  I will be back next week.  Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs and smiles,


Tuesday, March 24, 2020

2's-Day Tuesday March 24, 2020

Hello friends!  I hope you are all surviving during these difficult times of isolation.  I am so thankful I have a hobby that I really enjoy and rarely get bored with.  Today I am sharing 2 cards made with the Studiolight Pet Life Stamp Set from 7 Kids Craft Store.  This is a very fun stamp set!  I love farm animal stamp sets.  I decided I would stack the animals with my first card.

I did a little masking to stamp the animals.  I used copics and color pencils to color the images.  The sun is an MFT die.  The background was hand-drawn and colored with copics.  The words were stamped on white cardstock and cut out.

My second card is an easel card.  The animals were stamped and colored and made into 2 inch squares.  As an added bonus I made a pocket to hold a tag made from the wagon of hay.  I hope you like these 2 similar, but different cards.  Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs and smiles,


Saturday, March 21, 2020

The Outlaws Progressive Freebie Challenge March 2020

Hello friends!  Today I am sharing an adorable card I made using this free image from Sheepski Designs.  To receive the free image you need to join the Progressive Freebie Challenge at The Outlaws
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              When my friend Bonnie Kohane posted her card, I wanted to know where I could get my freebie.  I had fun coloring this image with my Copics.    Thanks to Sheepski Designs and The Outlaws.

Hugs and smiles,


Tuesday, March 17, 2020

2's-Day Tuesday March 17

Hello friends!  Sharing another set of Dreamerland Crafts cards made with the image called How Are You Doing, from 7 Kids Craft Store.  I stamped both images with Memento London Fog ink.  One was colored with a black copic multiliner pen and the other was colored with a standard #2 graphite pencil.

This card was colored with the graphite pencil.

This card was made using the black copic multiliner.  Though the differences are subtle I still like to use this method of coloring.  See you next Tuesday.

Hugs and smiles,


Tuesday, March 10, 2020

2's-Day Tuesday

Hello friends!  Time for 2's-Day Tuesday.  I have 2 cards to share with you using Dreamerland Crafts Stamp called ZZZ.  Check out the selection of Dreamerland Stamps at 7 Kids Craft Store.

Most of this card was paper pieced, except the boys head and the kitty.   The card below was colored with copics.

I did use some paper on this one for the wall and sentiment.  The main image and floor were colored.

I think the paper pieced one is a little neater and color coordinated, but I like the other card also.  Thank you as always for stopping by.  Hope you will visit me next Tuesday!  Have a nice week!

Hugs and smiles,


Thursday, March 5, 2020

Sharing some cards I forgot to post on my blog.

Hello friends!  Here are a couple cards I shared for an Instagram hop, but forgot to share to my blog.

This is a Sweet November digital stamp by Amy Young.  Duncan and Donut.  And below is Coco and Pebble

I really enjoyed coloring these two images.  Colored with copics.  A boy playing catch with his dog and a little girl taking her pup for a walk.  I added some flowers to her dress and some strawberry earrings.  These digital stamps are available to purchase at 7 Kids Craft Store.       

Hugs and smiles,


Tuesday, March 3, 2020

2's-Day Tuesday

Hello friends!  It is 2's-Day Tuesday.  For my cards I used Dreamerland Crafts I Love Every stamp set.  I made the cards the same with the same color copics and colored pencils.  The only difference is one was stamped on Kraft cardstock, the other on white cardstock.

The difference is subtle but I think I prefer the image stamped on white.  I tend to like bright, vivid colors.

Do you have a preference?  Thanks for stopping by.  Check out all the goodies at 7 Kids Craft Store.

Hugs and smiles,


Sunday, March 1, 2020

TLC Designs Double Dial Die at 7 Kids Craft Store

Hello friends!  Today I would like to share this card I made with the TLC Designs Double Dial Die from 7 Kids Craft Store.  The stamp set I used is called The Hen House by Picket Fence Studios.

I stamped the Hen House and cut it out.  I cut out the window and door then colored the house with my copics.  Then I used the Double Dial Die for the movement of the chickens.  The hen house is raised with 3 layers of pop dots. Doing it this way allowed me to hide most of the tracks the chicks move on.  This took me several tries to finally get it the way I wanted.  I hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.

Hugs and smiles,


Tuesday, February 25, 2020

2's-Day, Tuesday

Hello friends!  I apologize for the late post!  It has been a busy day with family.  I enjoyed spending time with family for my birthday!  It has been a great day!

So today I am sharing 2 cards made with the same stamp.  Stampingbella Hydrangea Baby.  I stamped the image several times to make one image, starting to grow, second image getting bigger.  Third image, baby in full bloom. 

I used copics to color the images, then cut the baby out of the first two images and placed them to look as though they were growing.

For my second card, I stamped just one image, colored it up and placed it on a standard card size.  Just  a simple card design.  Added some ribbon and a sentiment.

Check out the Stampingbella stamp collection at 7 kids Craft Store.  Thank you for stopping by!

Hugs and smiles,


Tuesday, February 18, 2020

2's - Day, Tuesday

Hi everyone,

It's Tuesday today.  Time for another 2's Day.  So my original plan was to showcase 1 stamp set used 2 ways.  Well sometimes life gets in the way.  So today I am sharing 2 cards with similar color palettes.  Next week we will be back on course. 

 For this card I used Poppystamps Hanging Heart and Poppystamps Whittle Panda.  The word HUGS came from the Poppystamps Heart Hugs Die

For this card I used Poppystamps Hugs Heart, and Banded Hearts Die.  The cute little hedgehog is a Penny Black clear stamp set, Take Me Away.  I hope you all had a nice Valentine's Day!  Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs and smiles,


Tuesday, February 11, 2020

2's-Day Tuesday

Hello friends,
Since I post my cards on Tuesday I decided to call it 2's-Day Tuesday.  Here I will showcase 2 cards made from the same stamp set from 7 Kids Craft Store.  Today's stamp set is Colorado Craft Company, Lovely Legs, Sympathy.  This is a new stamp line for 7 Kids.  I hope you like it!

As you can see the cards are similar, yet different.

I used the chevron background paper to represent the many feelings of grief one has after losing a loved one.  The ups and downs of pain and sadness, points of anger.  The stamped image represents the doom and gloom of a rainy day.

My second card is very simply stated.  He heals the broken hearted.  The same stamped image that represents sadness.  The large die cut letters that offer hugs when words are difficult to find.  Of course the image could also be used for someone having a bad day, or needing some words of encouragement.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs and smiles,


Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Will You Be Mine?

Hello Everyone!  Valentine's Day is just 10 days away.  I have a couple cards I would like to share with you.

For this card I used Doodlebug stamp set called Love Notes.  I also used Doodlebug Love Notes 6x6 paper pad.

For this card I used a Penny Black stamp set called Bear-y Much.  I used Copic Markers to color this cutie.  Added a background and some trim.  Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs and smiles,