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

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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

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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,

caly-sig

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2017 Year of the Rooster Lucky Red Envelopes

Happy Lunar New Year!

I wish all my wonderful family and friends much love, good health, and prosperity this coming year.  It’s been such a long week. My little Liam turned 4 on Monday and my nephew Aaron turned 15 on Wednesday.  My family also experienced loss today.  Even in despair, we were able to unite and celebrate the new year before last minute trips out of the country.   Cancer is such a terrible thing but I take solace in knowing the pain and suffering has ended. We were supposed to celebrate on Sunday because because this happened, I scrambled today to get these envelopes made.

I learned last year from making these envelopes, that 80lb paper was too thick.  So this year, I went to Michaels and got a pack of 65lb red cardstock.  It’s inexpensive and serves its purpose great for this project.  I use the Mama Elephant Lucky Envelope die and cut out two envelopes. Then I stamped twenty roosters and lamps on cardstock and colored them using Copic markers.

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Eep! They are sooo cute!  I set these aside and began to emboss the sentiment and an image of cherry blossoms from the Lunar Extras set onto the red envelopes using my MISTI tool.  I speed up this process by stamping and applying powder to a batch of envelopes before heat setting them. Once that was done – it was a matter of gluing these chickidees onto the envelope.

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I really look forward to making these every year for the next 10 years…lol…just so I can design each a little different and use each of the 12 animals on this stamp set.  Last year, I make envelopes using monkeys.  If you wish to see that project, simply click HERE.

Before I go, I also want to share a quick birthday card I made using an Altenew layering set. I believe this stamp set is from a set called Beautiful Day.  I could be wrong.  It’s 1:34 am right now and I’m super tired!

beautiful-day

All stamping and no coloring here (I did outline those berries – but that doesn’t count as coloring).

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Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

XOXO,

Caly sig

SUPPLIES:

*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.).

Copic Colors:  R29, R17, Y28, Y08, Y38, G00, BG32, E30, E000, R20

Not Listed Below:  Recollections 65lb Red Cardstock

ME Lunar Animals
ME Lunar Animals

EH | SSS | ME

ME Lunar Extras
ME Lunar Extras

EH | SSS | ME

ME Lucky Envelope
ME Lucky Envelope

EH | SSS | ME


White/Gray Big Shot
White/Gray Big Shot
Big Shot Magnetic Platform
Big Shot Magnetic Platform

EH | SSS | AMZN

Standard Cutting Pads
Standard Cutting Pads

EH | SSS | AMZN

EK Success Powder Tool
EK Success Powder Tool

EH | SSS | AMZN

Versamark Ink
Versamark Ink

EH | SSS | AMZN


SU Heat Tool
SU Heat Tool
WOW Metallic Gold Rich Regular Embossing Powder
WOW Metallic Gold Rich Regular Embossing Powder

SSS | JOANN

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

EH | SSS | AMZN

Neenah Solar White 80 lb
Neenah Solar White 80 lb

EH | SSS

Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers

EH | SSS | MERRIARTIST


SU 2-Way Glue Pen
SU 2-Way Glue Pen

MISTI - Laser Etched

MISTI – Laser Etched