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The 30 Day Coloring Challenge

I took an online coloring class a few weeks ago at Online Card Classes. It was there I learned about Katthy Racoosin @kathyrac and her 30 day challenges. I decided to do this challenge which is simply 30 days of coloring for 15 minutes or more. Pick something and color, color it, and post it on the facebook page. It is to keep you nice and calm. Last night I began the challenge and wanted to share what I made. I suppose I will be behind as I usually do my creating at night.

DAY ONE :

I hope you enjoy the next thirty days of coloring. Feel free to leave any coloring tips in the comments!

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Hero Arts Kit Jan 2020

Add On Jan 2020 My Monthly Hero card kit

Oh boy! The Jan kit is amazing! #MMH All but one of my cards the last few days has been from the kit or add ons I purchased with this kit. Take a look

Combo of kit and Add Ons
The background is from Simon Says Stamps but the stamp is too cute and one of many from the Add Ons
This was from the member special I got 25 % off for this cute stamp and die combo.
Still working on the Ai watercolor look but I don’t hate this card. Sentiment from MFT

Well I’m taking today to create because I’ll be away from the craft space for a few days. I just got one of three orders from MFT in yesterday let’s see what happens!

Feel free to leave any questions or comments! Have a terrific week!

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New Year, New Cards, New Attitude

YEP! I am excited for 2020! I am seven days in and already I have a real positive vibe for the year. I am excited for the new systems in place at work, new craft room, new ideas and a full year with wonderful ideas and creativity.

I am always creating. Looking to be better at what I love. I am taking classes, learning and applying. I am always trying to stretch myself.

I have one flaw. I have loyalty issues. If I fall in love with a brand, I tend to stick with them and feel guilty about loving or using another brand. Well, I bet you know what brand it is I love and feel guilt over… Yeah, My Favorite Things. It’s not anything they have done, but my own brain wanting to give them my energy. Just like when I worked with Fun Stampers Journey or CK or any of those DTs I was on… Anyway, I don’t have to feel bad that I am expanding my stamp collection. I mean let’s be real I love them all!

I have begun sharing my creations with other companies and I still feel a little guilty but I am working really hard to not! I am not going to bail on the companies I love, I am just expanding my horizons! Here it is, some of my other Favorite companies. (In no particular order)

  1. Simon Says Stamps (brand) – I am finding I really love the many styles of this company.
  2. Stamping Bella – Okay, there is literally NOTHING I don’t like from this company. I have in just a few months purchased over 100 of her stamps. OH boy I am broken
  3. Clearly Besotted – Good night they speak to my heart. Cute stamps and simple designs

There are more, but I wanted to make this post not a novel. HAHAHA I will stop there. I will add a few pictures of some of the cards I have made recently like last week!

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Birthday Challenge Anyone?!

Birthday Challenge

When I think of CAS (Clean and Simple) I think of clean lines and beautiful color. That is how I love to make cards. When My Favorite Things has a CAS Birthday Challenge you know I am in.

I had finished this card but thought it needs a little more “pop” because whomever I send it to will need to know that they are worthy of fireworks! I reached for my embossing powder (which I have wayyyy too many) and was going to use silver or gold then I saw the COPPER Tinsel! It was perfect for the awesome firework stamps I got last year from MFT.

I hope you enjoy this CAS card and would love to see you post one at the Challenge. Check it out here. Birthday Project Challenge

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My Monthly Hero kit.

Sometimes I sign up for a kit and get a month that I think, well it’s nice but I probably won’t use that. I honestly thought that Dec 2019 would be that kit for My Monthly Hero. I was so wrong. I made not one but two from this set and I am head over heels in love with this kit. Well one is from an add on, I saw it and had the idea for the Galaxy background the second I saw it.

From Add On
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Trying to get back at it.

Here we are about to start a new year. I am hoping to be able to post more often. I am pretty active on Instagram and Facebook with my creations but truth is I need to be adding more than just images. Maybe I’ll give vids a chance. Anyway, here is the most current sketch challenge from My Favorite Things.

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Art Impressions Southwestern Christmas

Art Impressions – Southwestern Christmas

Yup! I live in the southwest. I usually am not super impressed with southwest stamp images. I usually think OHHHH it makes me sad we don’t get cute snowy stuff. Then at the convention, I was in the Ai Booth (I know, hard to believe NOT! – It was probably my third or fourth trip in the booth) and I looked down and this cute little set was there.

I fell in LOVE! It was that cute little cactus and the Jackalope. I mean really who doesn’t want an image of a jackalope that is adorable? Anyway. I was also playing with some not as traditional colors – not just red and green, I used pink and lime. (I know just a tonal difference but love how it looked together.)

On this piece, I used Copic markers. I wanted the lights to “glow” so I added a lot of ink to the bulbs then used the colorless blender to spread out the ink over the lines to give a glow. It’s a simple but perfect touch to the bulbs. I had fun with my MFT background stamp from last years release. Anyway, I hope you enjoy this card and maybe feel inspired. I linked to the Ai Stamps but I don’t get anything for sharing their products so feel free go to your favorite site.

Have a blessed week!

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Birthday Project Challenge at MFT

HEY, Guess what! It’s my DD birthday today… What a great time to share this card with you. It’s not for her, but I may share the one I made her later.

Anyway, one would think I worked for this company, but I don’t. I just really love the stamps they produce.

The birthday challenge is to put a cat or a dog on the card… I put both. Here is the challenge . There are some super cute ones that have been done and the samples are adorable. Anyway, I am feeling the rainbow on the card I made but I usually do, because I love them.

Here is my entry for the Birthday Project this month. Let me know what you think. I will have some other cards to share

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Teacher to Harry Potter

I saw another artist use the “Favorite Teacher” stamp from MFT (here) to make a Harry Potter look alike, so I of course lifted that idea. I also saw the Tim Holtz Hocus Pocus (here) template in a kit this month at Simon Says Stamps, so I go that and the whole time thinking of this card in my head. NOW, it’s not just the card, I was actually thinking of a few people that may like it. My daughter, my friends Laurie and Beka – they are all HP nuts. I love how this card came out and coloring it was a hoot!