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Heffy Doodle Bloghop and Kickstarter

 

Heffy Doodle Bloghop and Kickstarter

Feel like helping a new company get started!?! Heffy Doodle is in the middle of a Kickstarter Campaign all month long – and Lesley sent me a few stamps so I could show them to you and see if you’d like to help out! More about it in the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube!

 

Giveaway!

The winner will win a Heffy Doodle cotton tote and a set of 12 Distress Oxides!! Entries are open worldwide. Blog Hoppers can leave a comment at each stop along the way to be in with a chance to WIN! Comments will remain open until 12 noon BST on 20th July and the winner will be announced on 22nd July on the Heffy Doodle Blog. We will also update this document with the winners name in case you want to also announce it on your blog or update your blog hop post.

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And one more thing…

Ellen’s having a sale this weekend! I recommend, well, one of THESE, and one of THESE. Because they’re coming up soon. So’s THIS. And THIS. Yep, I’m working ahead a little. Happy shopping! 

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Unicorn Surprise Party – Gerda Steiner Designs

Unicorn Surprise Party – Gerda Steiner Designs

I might be the only person EVER to make a unicorn card in black and white. Without a rainbow of color. Because, unicorns and rainbows, right? Well, this one….this one has a crazy story inside my head about a unicorn coming home after a long day at work as a unicorn….and, well. You just have to watch it. LOL. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

And of course the inside of the card has the “SURPRISE!” inside….and I let a little tiny bit of color loose on the cupcake!

Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.

 

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The Rule of Thirds – with Purple Onion new release

The Rule of Thirds – with Purple Onion new release

Purple Onion carries a number of background scene stamps – if you’re one who loves my made-up scenes, these might be a good way to create scenes without having to draw them on your own! I made a bunch of cards with them to illustrate the rule (ok guideline) of thirds….feel free to pin cards below if you’d like. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

This first card is perfectly fine, though the Street stamp is fairly well centered….

Dropping the center of gravity lower on the card, plus anchoring it with a darker road, lightens up the atmosphere so the sentiment takes the stage. Both the horizontal and vertical versions do the same.

These beautiful and simple Mountains work alone on a card – in the bottom third, leaving a big empty sky for the sentiment…

They can also be combined with Cruiser (Hedgehog on Vespa!) dragging along a Camper! I don’t know if a vespa is strong enough to drag weight, but….it’s sure adorable.

The SS Minnow, when stamped in the center, leaves little room for anything else.

But move the boat to the left a little, and there’s not only space for a sentiment, but I added the Wagon with Shelly the Bathing Mouse as a passenger! I also changed up the horizon line from the previous card, which added a lot of atmosphere.

The dunes, water (Tide), and lighthhouse go well together, especially when managing the thirds rule.

Change up the location of the dunes, water, and add Shelly, along with Sandy (yes Sandy!) the bathing bear…..draw in your own fence, grasses, wave crests, and fancy clouds….and yeah, you have a Sandy card. lol.

And just for the sake of crazy….I used the dunes along with the beach chair, grasses, and palm tree …and did some way fancy coloring.

Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.

SALE: You can purchase both complete new collections for a limited time at a discounted price of over 30% off! 

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DIY Epoxy Puppy Stickers

 DIY Epoxy Puppy Stickers

While this idea to create your own stickers might seem like a “why would you bother?” kind of idea – watch the video to see why at least coloring the dogs separately helps in creating a scene like this dog park! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Another use for making stickers? For your grandkids! You know how much they love stickers – make some for them!

Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.

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Thinking through a scene: teacher thank you card

A note before we get started: I’ve been trying to fix some things on my new classes website…if you’ve been trying to make purchases and getting frustrated, I hear ya! It appears it mostly works again, though still multiple purchases don’t seem possible in one transaction, but I’m working at it. Hang tight, thanks!

 

Teacher Thank You Card

Lots of folks ask how I come up with a scene – so in today’s video, while you watch the coloring, I just chat about it a bit. What I’m thinking, why some things end up here or there. It feels a little random – and I apologize for the weird color that the video descends into by the end, oy! Anyway – hope it helps! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.

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Copic Color a Movie Theater

Copic Color a Movie Theater

Sometimes putting all the coloring on the inside is just…well, just better, right? Especially when a 2 part pun is the reason why! Check out the crazy little scene in my video today – complete with tips I learned along the way. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

This is actually the outside of the card….so it’s the lead-in to the pun!

Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.

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Copic Color a Fishing Lake – Reel Great Guys (with actual content!)

Ha. Sorry to those who received the empty post earlier today….this is a sign it’s gonna be a great day around here, right? Well let’s move on to the real (reel!) post…!

Reel great guys

Masculine cards are made easier with Art Impressions stamps! Got to love their guy cards, especially with a fishing theme! See how this card is colored with Copics – including cool water and scenery. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

Hope that video was worth the crazy mispost. Thanks for being forgiving!

Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.

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UNITED WE CONQUER! Ellen Hutson BCRF Fundraiser

UNITED WE CONQUER! Ellen Hutson BCRF Fundraiser

In honor of their three amazing mothers, Chaitali, Julie and Ellen teamed up to find a way that they could make a difference and honor these very special women in their lives and actively contribute to finding a cure for breast cancer. Together they have created the Courage Stamp & Die Set. It’s soooo beautiful:

Many of you are affected by this disease or other forms of cancer and we are turning to you for help. After much research our team made the decision to support the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.  BCRF is the highest rated breast cancer organization in the nation. To learn more about BCRF please visit their website.

Through this fundraiser, it is our goal to educate and raise money for research and support services for patients and survivors battling breast cancer.  And I’m honored to join in this bloghop to celebrate and encourage these efforts!

Won’t you join us? Donate, stamp, share, create—there are many ways you can contribute!  Visit the Ellen Hutson BCRF fundraiser page to find out how and to follow our progress.

Together we can!

And now, on to MY project! I saw all the flowers – meant for layering – and knew others could do amazing cards with stamping and layering inks. But what could I do that would make this set “sing” in my own way? And as I pondered….I started seeing each one of the layer-able stamps as separate flowers…what would happen if I added to each one with a little bit of color to make them all totally different flowers? Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

COURAGE fundraiser set

 

A little something really special…

I hope this has given you another view of what you can do with this stamp set – so perhaps you’ll have more encouragement to buy it and help the cause. There are no giveaways for this hop, and I do know it likely means folks won’t be motivated to comment or share….so here’s what I’m going to do to encourage that:

For every comment on this post by Friday, AND for every pin of my card on Pinterest: I will donate $1.00 to BCRF. Get busy! Let’s raise some money!

 Hop Roster

Supplies

Today, I’m only linking to the stamp and die set used on this card – and it’s not an affiliate link. All of the proceeds will go to the cause, not to anyone on this hop! So please do join in and pick up a set…then go share the card you have created using #BCRF #BCRFfundraiser #cancerresearch #BeTheEnd #essentialsbyellenbcrf

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Copic color a mirror – Make it Beautiful

Copic color a mirror – Make it Beautiful

I colored something similar to today’s card when I was goofing around a while back, and shared it on Instagram – and got so many requests to share how I did it that I tried to replicate it. Hope it helps! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

We all have girlfriends who could use some encouragement – the Make it Beautiful set has lots of great sentiments to make cards that will lift up a weary heart!

Supplies

Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.