Week 2 of the 30 Day Coloring Challenge

Hello!

I’m back to share the next 7 cards for week 2 of Kathy Racoosin’s 30 day coloring challenge!  I have been dedicating myself to coloring a little bit everyday. I’ll admit I don’t have the time to color every day, but when I do, I try to double up so that I can account for missed days.  It’s so nice to have something to look forward to every day – if I’ve colored, I can at least put a card together a feel the joy of completion.  Let’s dive right in to the cards and images I’ve colored:

Day 8:  So Much Cake, So Little Room

Birthday Bear 1

I love this Beary Special Birthday stamp set by My Favorite Things.  These bears are adorable.  I used my favorite color on this card and I may be selfish and never give it away! I added some dots to the cake using a Copic 0 marker – gives it some detail and it’s so pretty!

Day 9:  Sending Hedgehugs

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I made a very similar card to this for Splitcoaststampers last spring. Since I’m coloring smaller images, I’m finding that 4 bar-sized cards are perfect!  This Hedgehugs stamp set by Lawn Fawn is very affordable and I think everyone should have it!

Day 10: Just a Little Note

Birdie Note

So coloring little chicks aren’t too exciting – but putting this card together was really fun!  I’ve seen projects with this same chick colored in several different colors and they’re all cute! This Birdie Notes stamp set by Pretty Pink Posh is also a smaller set at a great price point!

Day 11:  Birthday Dogs

Puppy birthday

My friend, Bonnie’s birthday was last week.  I asked her what her favorite color was and what animals/critters she liked.  She said hunter green and dog.  Boy……I had no idea what I wanted to do to put these two elements together!  The gate that you see is a stamp from Hog Heaven by My Favorite things and the dog is from Lunar Animals by Mama Elephant.  I stamped and colored the same dog 3 times and colored them different ways.  I’m no artist when it comes to dogs so forgive me if you don’t think those dogs look good.  I wanted to scrap it several times!  I think it turned out pretty cute though.

Day 12:  Mondo Magnolia

MondoWatercolor

I colored these magnolias using distress ink using watercoloring as my technique.  This Mondo Magnolia stamp set from Ellen Hutson is just STUNNING.  It stamps simple but the wow factor incredible with any coloring medium you choose!

Day 13:  It’s Always More Fun When We’re Together

Farm Frients

When I pre-stamped all these images prior to starting the challenge – my intention was to color ONE image – but I couldn’t just make a card with one farm animal!  This is a new stamp set by My Favorite Things called Farm Friends.  I’ve seen several farm animal sets and this one made me cave – I finally purchased one I really love!

Day 14:  Have a Ball!

Have a Ball 1

This Sweet Smiles stamp set by Lawn Fawn is another great value!  It stamps simple but you can do so many fun things with it!  My 4 year old LOVES gumball machines and when he saw this card, it disappeared from my craftroom.  It’s all bent up and well loved in his bedroom now.

I hope you enjoyed this post!  See you next week for another update!

XOXO,

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Hog Heaven

Friday was my husband, Stephen’s birthday.  Happy Birthday, Honey!  So I made this spinner card using My Favorite Thing’s Hog Heaven stamp set.  I haven’t used this stamp set yet and had purchased a few things recently during the black Friday sales.

First, I want to share the quick cards my kids made for him:

from-boys-to-daddy

I stamped the above cards that my older boys colored in Versafine Onyx black ink and embossed with clear embossing powder so they could watercolor the rest of the panel using two colors that they choose using my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.  I let them spritz the panel with water to give them total control of what their cards would look like.  It was quick and easy and not too painful for me ;).

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I stamped some balloon animalss for my soon to be 4 year-old and let him color the above card.  He was pretty excited about it!

So back to my card:

you-hog-my-heart-1

I love that the angel piggie flies around on this card.  I colored the images below with copic markers and fussy cut the images.  I softly sponged the background with blue and green distress ink and them cut out the frame using a border die and cut the spinner channel using a die by My Favorite Things.

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I want to say also for those of you who actually read what I write here and to my loyal followers-we’ve had a tough several months.  Because our privacy has been violated over and over again, I will no longer be posting personal photos of myself or my children.  I can’t block certain people from visiting my blog so I have to take precautionary steps to protect my family where I can.  Thank you for all your support, and I hope you’ll understand.

Have a wonderful day!

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*Disclaimer: I am not being paid by any company to promote their products. I make cards using stamp sets and materials which I love and I love to share. To view where these items can be purchased, click on the linked abbreviations below (SU for Stampin’ Up!, SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, AMZN for Amazon, LF for Lawn Fawn, MFT for My Favorite Things, etc.).

COPICS:  RV10, RV23, R00, B000, B00, R24, R29, G05, YG07, E43, E57

Distress Ink: Tumbled Glass, Mowed Lawn

MFT Hog Heaven
MFT Hog Heaven

EH | SSS | MFT

MFT Circle Spinner Channels
MFT Circle Spinner Channels

EH | SSS | MFT


White/Gray Big Shot
White/Gray Big Shot
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

EH | SSS | AMZN

Neenah Solar White 80 lb
Neenah Solar White 80 lb

EH | SSS


Recollections 110 lb
Recollections 110 lb
Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers

EH | SSS | MERRIARTIST

Ranger Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks
Ranger Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks

EH | SSS

Ranger Mini Round Foam Blending Refills
Ranger Mini Round Foam Blending Refills

EH | SSS | AMZN

Ranger Mini Round Blending Tools

Ranger Mini Round Blending Tools

EH | SSS | AMZN

3M Scotch Foam Tape
3M Scotch Foam Tape

EH | SSS | AMZN

Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue

EH | SSS

Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board

EH | SSS

Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder

EH | SSS

MFT Spin & Slide Discs
MFT Spin & Slide Discs

EH | SSS | MFT


SU Paper Snips Scissors
SU Paper Snips Scissors

Absorber
Absorber

1/2 Inch Circle Punch
1/2 Inch Circle Punch