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Hello lovely…Copic Flowers, Winter Whites

 Hello lovely…Copic Flowers

Sometimes a stamp set cries out and says oooooh! Pick me! Even if it’s intended to be stamped with the solid/graduated stamps in the set, I just had to color it with my Copics. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

The neutral colors would be lovely for a sympathy card as well….

Supplies

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Band Camp – Masculine coloring

 

When I saw a sale on all Avery Elle products – I bumped up this video for ya – 15% off HERE at Ellen Hutson until Jan 8!

Band Camp – Masculine coloring

Sometimes a card needs to be cute – without being TOO cute. Like, when you have a young male to send to, perhaps age 8-12 or so. They still like cute, but not so cute that it seems too girly! I picked colors to keep it masculine, but added lots of dimension and fun to keep it cheerful! Watch the video below, or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

The sentiment was stamped in parts onto the banner. 

Supplies

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Frosting Cookies (edible and paper!)

Before getting started, I wanted to let you know about the crazy overstock sale at Ellen Hutson – holy guaca-craftsupplies! If you know there’s Christmas money coming to your stocking, you might wanna shop while there’s stuff left – sale ends Dec 19th…Merry Christmas to YOU! 

It’s Christmastime and I always look to share special treats with you…today we get to color with Copics – AND frosting!

Frosting Cookies (edible and paper!)

The Tiny Tags dies and stamps provided me with the *perfect* opportunity to do a doubletake…the dies looked like tiny cookies, so I colored them with markers….and then a friend of mine has a new cookie business, so I asked if she’d make me cookies I could tie my tags to. She did me one better and invited me to come learn how she does her cookie magic! Both are included here so you can enjoy two types of frosting…enjoy! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

The reindeer were our main cookie of course…she took a gingerbread man cookie cutter shape and turned it into these darling reindeer! (I need a gingerbread man die now! lol!)sandy-allnock-frosting-cookies-reindeer

Sheila had a giant rack full of cookies-in-waiting, so while we waited for our reindeer to dry enough to transport, she set me to work decorating some snowmen. I tried out a little airbrushing to give them shadows, because…yeah, well, just because. LOL.
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And she also had some big square cookies she had made as little palettes for me to try out airbrushing. She hasn’t done much so hoped I would show her tricks but – ha – this was hard! Not much like my Copic airbrush, and I had some challenges with controlling it. But it was fun to goof around with it!

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Sweets by Sheila

Be sure to follow my friend Sheila on Facebook for more and scroll down to see a years worth of cute holiday cookie designs….she broadcasts on Periscope sometimes, too, and has *just* started making videos!

Supplies

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Tropical Christmas Card

 

Tropical Christmas Card

If you live in a tropical place – or would just love to spend the holidays on a beach – this might be just the stamp set for you! I show you in the video how to color the images, and then add just a little beachy background. Hope you enjoy – watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

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Don’t forget the envelope!

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Supplies

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Coloring Vintage Teacups – Altenew Bloghop

Hello and welcome to my stop on the Altenew Bloghop! I was so honored to be invited and sent some stamps…I hope you’ll enjoy this pretty card! (Details on the hop, giveaway, and next link are below in this post!)

Vintage Teacups

When Altenew invited me to be part of this hop – and I saw the Vintage Teacups set – I wanted to color a set of pretty teacups right away, so I chose that one! (Big thanks for sharing stamps with me so I could join in!) I got out my masking tape from Judikins to create the stack of teacups and nested them into each other. See the video for how that worked with positive and negative masks. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube!

And now…the Bloghop!altenewbloghop_nov152016

To celebrate this release, Altenew is offering some prizes….

  1. A $50 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew blog by Monday, November 21st at 11:59 PM ET for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew blog on Tuesday, November 22nd.
  2. A $30 gift certificate to one of MY readers! The winner announced here on my blog on Tuesday, November 22nd.

 

And Altenew is also running a special promotionPlace an order with Altenew and receive a FREE You Make Me Happy Stamp Set! No need to add to cart, limit one per customer, while supplies last. No minimum purchase! Offer ends on Thursday 11/17, 2016 at 11:59pm ET.

Previous stop on the hop: Joni Nina Andaya

Next stop on the hop: Svitlana Shayevich

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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Happy Howlidays – Holiday Background

 

Happy Howlidays

You might have guessed I couldn’t resist a stamp set with a dog AND a cat in it, right? Happy Howlidays is a cute little set with sweet little sentiments for dog and cat cards. And I’m adding another to my Holiday Backgrounds series, I hope you enjoy it! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

To finish off the card, I trimmed the colored panel to 4″ wide x 5-1/2″ tall, and popped it using foam tape. I tied a piece of ribbon around it and added a sentiment on a circle. Done! Supplies below.sandy-allnock-happy-howlidays-christmas-card

Heads up!

Some fun things are coming up in November, so be sure to pop by to get inspired:

  1. Exploring Watercolor class signupregistration open!!!! More info here too.
  2. 30 Days of Bible Lettering is hosting another 30-day challenge; this time they’re working with YouVersion, a Bible app, to provide devotionals along with the Scriptures for each day. Read more HERE. I’ll be playing along and sharing my lettering on Instagram.
  3. 24 tags of Christmas videos are coming up! I give away the tags so there’ll be 24 chances to win…. I’ve scheduled it for election week, so we all have something to look forward to that week!
  4. Art Gift Kits for Christmas…something new! Lots of questions I get are about what supplies a person needs to start out with a medium, and I’m going to aim this project at a collection of supplies you might want to give others to help encourage them to dive into art or a new medium. I plan to have it posted before the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales so you can have a checklist ready, so be thinking of who’s on your list needing creative encouragement!

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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Color a Tree Trunk – Wplus9 Forest Friends

Color a tree trunk

Today I’m using two stamp sets I purchased – they go together extremely well. The animals are same-but-different, you can swap out heads (using masking or pasting another head on), the critters fit inside the tree trunk, and there are lots of other small elements for making scenes. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

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Don’t forget the envelopes!

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Supplies

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Extreme Lighting – and dressing up your pets!

 

Okay I just cracked up when I saw these stamps. Art Impressions really has a sense of humor!

Extreme Lighting – and dressing up your pets!

I’m treating you to the coloring of three images separately…I wanted to use different sentiments for the felines and canines, so one combined card didn’t make sense this time, like I usually try to do. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

I kept these cards light and simple – cut the colored panels to 4 x 5-1/8, aligned the top of the panel with the top of the folded card so the border is on 3 sides. Just to be different. And popped them all with foam tape.Sandy Allnock AI Dress up pets Sandy Allnock AI Howloween

Supplies

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Simple Silhouetted Background – and mini action wobbles!

When Art Impressions sent me a package of stamps from their latest releases – this had to be the first one inked up. That pig! LOL! Love that he’s a little yellow bee!

Silhouetted Background – and mini action wobbles!

This is one of those grouped stamps that doesn’t need to be masked – the three little images are all in one stamp. The “wobbly” sections – torsos and heads of the pig and duck – are separate stamps, and there are matching dies to go with them! I’ve been wanting to make a card with a really really simple background that everyone can handle – and this complex image seemed a good time to do it. Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube!

Sandy Allnock Mini Action Wobbles

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.