Friday, April 10, 2020

Time Spent with a Friend with Hello Bluebird

Hi ya everyone!  I was so inspired by all the new Hello Bluebird cuties that I pulled out my fall and Christmas release stamps to create a spring themed card.  I actually used a number of stamps and dies from Hello Bluebird:  Fall Banner Buddies, Woodland Littles, Strawberry Jam, Ocean Scene die and Winter Woods Overlay die.  I watercolored most of the scene in Catherine Pooler ink refills. However, the critters were colored in Copics.  I hope I've inspired you to pull out your older stamps while we all wait on our new shipments from Hello Bluebird!

Thursday, April 9, 2020

SO Loved with Stamping Bella

Hi ya everyone!  Today I'm sharing a cute card using the adorable Peony Baby in a Pot from Stamping Bella.  I first stamped the baby in the pot and then masked her.  Next I inked up just the pot of the stamp and stamped to one side.  Next I inked up just the floral part and stamped onto the pot.  I did the same on the other side.  I thought it would be cute to create a fun scene with this stamp so this masking and wiping ink off worked beautifully!  I colored the scene in Copic markers.  Once it was complete I did take my MFT mini edge cloud stencil and some Fiesta Blue Catherine Pooler ink to make a few clouds.

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Rolling into a Birthday with Catherine Pooler Stamps and Inks

Hi ya everyone!  My daughter Anna will be celebrating a birthday in a few short months and she is such a Visco kid that the 80s totally speaks to her.  I decided a great card for her would be the four wheel rollerskates from my childhood.  She loves to roller skate with the old timey skates!  No in-line skates for that kid.  The Catherine Pooler new stamp set called Let the Good Times Roll is perfect for creating that fun birthday card.

The skates were colored in Copic markers.  The background was created by using Catherine Pooler ink refills to create a fun and stunning watercolor background.  I then heat embossed the hearts and stars from the set and finished it off with sequins.  The skates were popped up off the background with foam dots!

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Toucan Do It with Catherine Pooler Inks and Stamps

Hi ya everyone!  I created this card with the help of many friends during my Saturday Night Facebook Live.  The toucan, flowers, leaves and background were watercolored using Catherine Pooler Ink Refills.  They are such rich vibrant color and a little bit goes a very long way.  The stamp set is also Catherine Pooler and it's called Toucan Do It.  I used sequins from the Paisley Park combination.  If you'd like to see the process please join me at Made for Creativity.

Friday, April 3, 2020

A Perfect Day with a Friend - with Amy Young

Hi ya everyone!  Today I'm sharing a special card I made using the BEAUTIFUL freebie that Amy Young of Adventures in Coloring with Amy Young on Facebook is giving out.  The entire scene was colored in Copics.  But if you head to her page you can pick up this freebie. 

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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Read - Relax - Repeat with Stamping Bella

Hi ya everyone!  Today I am sharing a card I made with the adorable Stamping Bella Curvy Girl multitasker!  Isn't she the cutest?  Perfect for a day of quarantine don't you think.  I made this for my work friend as this stamp looks just like her and her kitty cat.  She's also a super smarty and loves to read.  I colored the scene in Copics and combined her with a stamp set from My Favorite Things called Our Story for the wall shelf, lamp and stack of books.  Enjoy!

Monday, March 30, 2020

Life and Lemons with Catherine Pooler

Hi ya everyone!  While sheltering in place yesterday I created this fun card using my Catherine Pooler inks to watercolor this adorable freebie stamp I got from Catherine Pooler with my last order.  Watercoloring with her inks are so fun and really simple once you know how the color flows.  I also used the Sentimental Fruit stamp set to stamp the lemons on the Lime Rickey inked background.  The freebie also had little flowers I stamped into the background.  Enjoy!
Catherine Pooler Products Used
Lime Rickey Ink and refill -

Bellini Ink and refill -

Tiara Ink and refill -

Something Borrowed Ink and refill -

Twilight Ink and refill -

Sentimental Fruit Stamp Set -

Freebie - No longer available

Sunday, March 29, 2020

All Nine Lives - MFT Sketch Challenge

Hi ya everyone!  I'm joining the sketch challenge at MFT again this week!  I mean why not, you could win $50 to their store!!! That's huge.  I love MFT for their amazing sales and fabulous product, great customer service and you can get so much inspiration from their design team too!  I used the adorable new set called Caticorns!  I also used MFT's dies to cut out the layer the caticorns are on!  The kitties are colored in Copics and I stamped the background with the pastel Catherine Pooler inks.  

Saturday, March 28, 2020

How You Roll - Catherine Pooler

Hi ya guys!  Have you gotten a chance to see the new Catherine Pooler roller skates?  They are so adorable.  Sometimes I struggle with making simple cards, but it's always a chance to pull out color bursts and try something different!  I took some of my Canson watercolor paper and added color bursts from the Catherine Pooler set.  I also colored up skates with Copics from the Let the Good Times Roll set.  I also added a sentiment and stars from the set!  Simple and easy but fun.

Friday, March 27, 2020

Sending a Sprinkle of Love - My Favorite Things

Hi ya everyone!  Today I'm sharing a card I made with the adorable new fairies at My Favorite Things called Flower Fairies!  I think they are so cute sprinkling their love.  I colored them in Copics.  The background was inked with Catherine Pooler Inks.  I used the MFT stencil called Mini Cloud Edges.  The die is a retired rectangle die from MFT as well!  

Monday, March 23, 2020

Party Animal with MFT stamps

I created this card weeks ago during a LIVE Facebook session at Made for Creativity!  I inked the sky with Catherine Pooler inks and used a number of MFT stamps in a no line coloring technique with my Copics.  I also used the cute die from MFT that gives you each of the individual windows.  The heart sequence is from Pretty Pink Posh.

BB Birthday Buds -
BB Green Pastures -
Party Animals -
Stitched Collage Frame Die -
Catherine Pooler Inks -

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Stuck with You - My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge

Hi ya everyone!  I created this fun card using a number of items from MFT Stamps.  The card stock is from MFT in the following colors:  Sno Cone, Ripe Raspberry and Gravel Gray.  I also used the stamp sets: Birdie Brown You Have My Heart and Let's Stick Together.  I used the die cut called Single Stitched Rectangle from MFT Stamps. 

The TV and popcorn bowl were digital stamps drawn by Amy Young of Adventures in Coloring with Amy!  Her and her sister helped me come up with this fun idea.  I taylored it to fit the adorable MFT Sketch Challenge seen below.  Amy and her sister are also the owner of Sweet November Digital stamps.
My Favorite Things Stamps has quickly become one of my favorite companies!  They have adorable stamps and honestly have some of the most wonderful sales.  In addition, free shipping on US orders of $25 and if you order $60 of product you get a free stamp or die!  I love this.  You can find more about them HERE.
The entire card was made during a Saturday Night Live and you can find those on my Facebook page Made for Creativity.

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Happy Easter with Stamping bella and Catherine Pooler Inks!

Hi ya everyone!  I colored the absolutely adorable Stamping Bella Bundle Girl Bunny with my Catherine Pooler inks!  First I stamp everything in a Twilight Catherine Pooler ink. Then I chose colors from the Party Collection (Lime Rickey, Something Borrowed, Party Dress, Tiki Torch, Tutti Fruity).  I also colored the bunny in Twilight.  

Here's a little trick though...for the sky, I first watercolored with my CP inks before stamping.  Then I went back in with a stencil to help form the clouds.  

Notice how I kept the bottom a bit lighter so that I could stamp and color without affecting the images too much.  You can layer some of the inks, but anything that's too bright really won't work.  But it's nice to get some background color down so you don't have to paint around the images so much.  Make sure that this is completely dry before you start adding color to the images.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Happiest Birthday Ever with MFT Stamps and Catherine Pooler Inks

Hi ya everyone!  Today I'm sharing a watercolor card I made using the adorable stamp set from My Favorite Things called Birthday Buds from Birdie Brown.  I love this stamp set, so many cute animals and perfect sentiments.  I used Catherine Pooler inks in the Party Collection to watercolor with on Arche's Cold Press 140lb paper.  

Monday, March 16, 2020

Is it Too Soon - Facebook Live with MFT and Hello Bluebird

Hi ya everyone!  I created this card during my Saturday Night Live Facebook card making at Made for Creativity.  I used the adorable Birdie Brown Adventure Awaits from My Favorite Things and Hello Bluebird's Story Book Friends.  The entire scene was watercolored with Catherine Pooler Inks on Arche's Cold Press 140lb paper.

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Hello Eater with Stamping Bella and Catherine Pooler

Hi ya everyone!  New card today using the adorable Stamping Bella set called Bundle Girl with a Chocolate Bunny.  I also used the gorgeous stamp set from Catherine Pooler called Happy Place.  I used a Hello die from Simon Says that came in their latest card kit for March.  The entire scene was colored on Arche's Watercolor paper 140lb Cold Press.  The coloring medium for the scene is Zigs!

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Some Bunny with Sweet November and Simon Says Stamp

I completed this card using the adorable little Shelly Bunny from Sweet November.  I also used the Stronger Together stamp set from Simon Says Stamp.  I colored the scene with my Catherine Pooler inks during a LIVE video on Facebook at Made for Creativity.  

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Your Heart with My Favorite Things for Facebook Live

Finally sharing the card we created on our Saturday Night Live with Made for Creativity my Facebook page.  This adorable little bear from the SY set available at My Favorite Things was a perfect image for a Valentine's Day card.  I used my Zigs for the coloring!

You can see the entire card come together right HERE.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

A Sweet Pup and Her Boy - with Sweet November Digital Stamps

Have you gotten a chance to see the new digi release from Sweet November at 7 Kids?  You guys, Amy has created a beautiful release for all those dog lovers out there!  This adorable pup can be turned into a labrador, a dalmation, etc.  I turned this pup into my dog Mika complete with my son Bren!  Isn't it adorable!?  This stamp is called Duncan and Doughnut!

I colored the entire scene in Copics, added some white highlights then added sequins.  Make sure to check out the entire release right HERE.

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Holding You in my Heart with Stamping Bella!

Hi ya everyone!  today I am sharing one of my absolute new favorite releases for this year so far!  The adorable bundle girls form Stamping Bella!  The new release has so many cuties in it too!  You can find them all HERE.  For my card today, I used the ever so sweet Bundle Girl with A Heart Trail.

I colored her in the following Zigs.  I also added a few white highlights here and there with a white gel pen.  I also used Arche's watercolor paper and a Silver Brush for the watercoloring.

I made a shaped card using the Postage Die from SugarPea Designs.  The sentiment is heat embossed in white and is from Waffleflower Crafts called Here for You.  Make sure to check out the cute new release at Stamping Bella!