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,

caly-sig

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Mondo Magnolia Sparkle

Hope everyone had a magical Christmas!

I’m back today to share a birthday card and some more recent projects that I’ve done.  I’m off work this week and keep thinking MAYBE I should make a video but I really don’t have the energy or time – it’s just too unpredictable.  It’s disappointing…I know!

Today is another neighbor and friend’s birthday (there are a lot of them!).  I actually made more than one but I’ll share the other one another time when it gets closer.  Stay tuned :).

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I love this Mondo Magnolia Set so much.  There’s so much space to color with any type of medium you feel like at the time.  I decided to watercolor with distress inks since I haven’t done that in a while.  I emobossed the image with Versafine Onyx Black ink and clear embossing powder – this gives a nice raised border for watercolor.

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To mute the color, I added a layer of velum that I used my sewing machine to attach and embossed the sentiment and added some dew drops to finish the card. Peek-A-Boo!

I’ve run out of creative juices lately so I’ve cased my own work for the next two quick cards I want to share.

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An old friend asked me to make a card for Christmas for her mom – so I decided to remake this spinner card that I made last year.  For the original post, click HERE.  There’s a video you can watch!

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She was so excited to receive this card – I love getting feedback from the recipient!

I also made some card sets for the boys’ teachers again. This time, earlier for Christmas. Earlier this spring, I made them as end-of-the-school-year gifts.  You can see the original post HERE.  I said earlier this spring, right?  I had just had a baby so no video, sorry.  😦

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I chose some more vibrant colors this time to change it up a bit.

Until next time! XOXO,

caly-sig

SUPPLLIES for the Mondo Magnolia card:

*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.).

Distress Inks: Festive Berries, Squeeze Lemonade

Not Listed: Vellum


EH Mondo Magnolia
EH Mondo Magnolia
C&9 Happy Day
C&9 Happy Day

EH | SSS | C&9

EK Success Powder Tool
EK Success Powder Tool

EH | SSS | AMZN

Versafine Onyx Black
Versafine Onyx Black

EH | SSS

WOW Clear Gloss Superfine
WOW Clear Gloss Superfine

SSS | AMZN

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

EH | SSS


Flirty Flamingo Cardstock
Flirty Flamingo Cardstock
Canson XL WaterColor Paper Pad
Canson XL WaterColor Paper Pad

EH | SSS | JOANN


Simply Simmons Round Brush
Simply Simmons Round Brush
ATG Gun
ATG Gun

EH | SSS | AMZN


Janome 6260 Quilter's Companion Sewing Machine
Janome 6260 Quilter’s Companion Sewing Machine
PPP Clear Droplets 4mm
PPP Clear Droplets 4mm

EH | SSS | PPP

PPP Clear Droplets 6mm
PPP Clear Droplets 6mm

EH | SSS | PPP


SU Heat Tool
SU Heat Tool

Mini MISTI - Laser Etched

Mini MISTI – Laser Etched

Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder

EH | SSS

Mondo Magnolia Thanks

Hi Everyone!

I’ve been slacking on crafting lately.  I took a few days off work to get some appointments taken care of and to get our cars registered and I feel like I’m more busy as a “stay at home mom”than as a full time worker! Sheesh! I did cram a lot into 3 days but it really wore me out!

On a good note – my YouTube channel reached 3,000 subscribers! I can’t thank you all enough. In the same week, I had two negative comments left by some very hateful viewers. But…it’s ok! They were on older videos and I know I’m still learning and growing with my video experience. I’ve chosen not to be offended because they could use some love in their lives :). Oh! And apparently, it’s my 1 year anniversary with this blog!

Live Love Cards’ theme for this month is “Thanks” so I thought this card would be appropriate. I have had this stamp set a while and have been wanting to use it.

Mondo Magnolia Thanks 1

It makes such a bold statement, doesn’t it? I used distress inks to watercolor the petals and embossed the sentiment on vellum.

Mondo Magnolia Thanks

Adding some gold touches and sequins, I finished off this simple card. I think it’s so pretty and I will definitely do more of these in the future.

Mondo Magnolia Thanks 2

Hope you all enjoyed it!  Here is my video if you’d like to watch:

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.).

Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks — (Festive Berries, Worn Lipstick, Spun Sugar, Mustard Seed)

Not listed: Gold Stampin’ Up! cardstock


EH Mondo Magnolia
EH Mondo Magnolia

One Big Meaning
One Big Meaning

EH Bold Blossom Dies
EH Bold Blossom Dies

Big Shot
Big Shot
Standard Cutting Pads
Standard Cutting Pads EH | SSS | AMZN
Big Shot Magnetic Platform
Big Shot Magnetic Platform EH | SSS | AMZN
Versafine Onyx Black
Versafine Onyx Black EH | SSS
Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks
Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks EH | SSS

Vellum Cardstock
Vellum Cardstock

Recollections 110 lb
Recollections 110 lb

Simply Simmons Round Brush
Simply Simmons Round Brush
Embossing Powder Bag
Embossing Powder Bag EH | SSS | SU

Heat Tool
Heat Tool

Clear Embossing Powder
Clear Embossing Powder
ATG Gun
ATG Gun EH | SSS | AMZN

Fast Fuse
Fast Fuse
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue EH | SSS
EK Success Craft Tweezers
EK Success Craft Tweezers EH | SSS | AMZN

MISTI - Laser Etched
MISTI – Laser Etched

Paper Piercing Tool
Paper Piercing Tool
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board EH | SSS
Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder EH | SSS

Sequins Moonshine 3mm
Sequins Moonshine 3mm

Sequins Moonshine 5mm
Sequins Moonshine 5mm

Sequins Moonshine 6 mm
Sequins Moonshine 6mm

Coats & Clark Gold Thread
Coats & Clark Gold Thread