Inspiration: 60 Tutorials using My Favorite Things Stamps

Inspiration: 60 Tutorials using My Favorite Things Stamps

This is a LOT of stamping and coloring tutorials, and I have a feeling I missed a bunch along the way! I think you might say that yes I do LOVE creating with My Favorite Things!

I created guest posts monthly for them for a few years, that’s part of it – and I’ll miss it! I decided at the end of 2021 that it was time for me to step back and allow other folks the opportunity to join them and inspire us all. Make sure when you create amazing and beautiful art that you tag them on social media so they know you’re awesome – and join in their challenges too! I’d love to see someone else fill a coloring-focused spot there!

Scroll through the posts below….tap on any photo to go to the post with video tutorials!

Skunks….and chipmunks?

24 Tags of Christmas 2021 #1: Traditional Color Combos (Copic)

Coloring Christmas cards with Ballpoint Pen?

How to create a Monochromatic Dramatic Scene

Go from cartoony to realistic in Copic coloring animals

Simple stamp masking: a tree branch

Inked Blue Poppy Card – Glass Pen

Color a Rainy Day in Paris with colored pencils

Crafty Hack: Mask Stamps for Complex Scenes

No Line Coloring of Critters – Prismacolor

Christmas card: Cats on a cold winter porch

Watercolor mixing for skin tones

Coloring the Human Rainbow – in colored pencil!

Merry wishes: Color cute animals in Albrecht Durer Watercolor Pencils

Create contrast with Copic markers

Flying Dragon Card – Pantone 2020 Color of the Year

How to Color a Sweet Shop Scene

Draw your own Copic glitter

Gamsol and powdered pencil aerial scene (easy)

Magical Friends – Colored Pencil Shading for dimension


The Simplest of Coloring


Sweet Little Penguin Tag

Easy Stamped Gift Bags

24 Tags of Christmas 2018: Diorama Dog Tags

Misty Painted Poppies

Coloring Spooky Shadows on Desert Storm Cardstock

Fluttering Rainbow Dragonflies

Color a Cowgirl Card: Draw your own wagon!

Watercolor a stage for a dramatic lion!

Super simple scene with Aussie Animals

Watercolor Bird Wreath

No-line motion with pull-tab sentiment

No Line coloring: fuzzy bunnies!

Pet Themed Shaker Card – Easy watercolor

Halloween card: Witch way is the candy?

Coloring a Seagull Dock Scene (Mine Mine Mine Mine Mine)

Make a card that’s a colorable gift

Watercolor a greeting card with pirates

Peekaboo Mama-Baby Giraffe Card

DOUBLE interactive ninja warrior card

Doodle Coloring with Animal Stamps

Create a Bokeh Copic Watercolor Garden

Fixing my impatient mistakes in watercolor

Paper Doll Castle Card

Interactive Puppy Slider Cards

Medicine Cabinet Card

Color an Ice Fishing Pond

Blending and Shading Copic Markers

How to Draw and Watercolor Rocks

Pack up a coloring kit for summer travel

Painting animal stamps with Brusho

Three Marker Challenge

How to paint with Brusho on diecuts

Cats by a fence, Albrecht Durer watercolor pencils

Adventure Calls (Colored Pencil)

Monsters in the Mist

Stamps are no longer available but the video is still tons of fun:

Inspiration: 12 Gerda Steiner Designs tutorials

Inspiration: 12 Gerda Steiner Designs tutorials

All my GSD videos are collected here! Tap on any photo to go to that post with video tutorial!

Yoga mats for Santa:

No video, this was on social media:

Saturation Lesson: Carol Puppies (Copic marker)

Watercolor a Pine Tree for a holiday card

Speed Copic coloring: Puppy Kisses for Santa

Draw a crate for a little fuzzy pet! (no line coloring in colored pencil)

How to make peekaboo shaker window cards (watercolor pencils)

Clean-and-Simple Copic Porthole Cards

Copic Airbrushed CAS valentines *you could ink these too*

Safari Race card: how many animals fit in a land cruiser?

EASY Peekaboo Critter Card – Inktense pencils

Unicorn Surprise Party Card

Beam Me Up! Color an alien invasion

How I think through Copic color choices

More inspiration?

Throughout 2021, I’ve been posting weekly “collections” of my videos! They’re broken down into categories below, and each has pages and pages within it on any topic you’d like to go visit:

Inspiration: 22 Card Tutorials with Purple Onion Design Stamps

Inspiration: 22 Card Tutorials with Purple Onion Design Stamps

I think you might say I like Stacey Yacula’s stamps over at Purple Onion Designs, eh? I’ve gathered all the videos together in one spot for you – if you’re a fan like me, we need to be friends! 🙂

Tap on any photo to go to that post with its video tutorial!

How I store my red rubber stamps

Using Red Rubber stamps: no more foam mounting!

Watercolor Critters (Covid Relief Fundraiser stamps)

Watercolor a sunset forest scene (slimline card)

Favorite paper and fixative for colored pencil

Setting up 3 Stamped Scenes (process discussion)

Easy Coloring with Copics (non-directional shading)

Epic Layered Christmas Scene Card

Snowy birch tree background – Museum Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils

Coloring a green frog in Copic Markers

County Fair Themed Watercolor Card

Animal Nativity Scene: Museum Aquarelle pencils on drawing paper

Colored Pencil Christmas Tree Farm

24 Tags of Christmas 2017: Layered Fussycut Images

Perspective on a Beach scene: Big snail? or Little palm?

How to color moon light with Copics

How to color white fuzzy bears with Copics

Epic layered scene card

Magical Monday: Magical Bubbly Sky (copic) (no Voiceover)

When to watercolor with Distress Ink vs Distress Oxide

How to watercolor a simple brown bunny

My Last Card of 2020 – late night shoppers!

Clean and simple airbrushed (or inked!) card

Inspiration: 31 Colorado Craft Company tutorials

Inspiration: 31 Colorado Craft Company tutorials

I’m getting close to finishing a bunch of my inspiration posts on the must-do list; and today I’ve collected one of the “brand” posts I’ll be adding eventually too. But in this case I’m advancing it because….well, tomorrow there’s a special sale coming that you’ll ONLY find out here on my blog and social, so I wanted to at least have all these assembled in case you need help deciding what you might want to get. You’re welcome 🙂

Click on any photo to get to that tutorial post!

Tips to help stop Copic marker bleeding (advanced cards but beginner tips!)

7 Watercolor Pencil Scene Cards with regular pencil techniques

Birds and Flowers in Pastel Pencils

24 Tags of Christmas 2019: Santa’s Face

Copic Coloring: The View from The Inn

Color a Glowing Orange Pumpkin

Color Rich Purple Peonies in Copic Markers

Using up Copic Reinkers – Wildlife Card Backgrounds

Coloring a realistic bee – no line copic + pencil

How to Color Peacocks, Flamingos, Hummingbirds

Stamped Still life in Watercolor and Faux Copic Watercolor

DIY watercolor patterned paper

Vintage Storybook Watercolor Cards

Watercolor Plein Air Scene – with Pups!

24 Tags of Christmas 2020: Watercolor bunny tag

The Happiest Copic Accident: Recovering art from a (gasp) liquid spill!

singin’ and paintin’ in the rain (All Weather Friends by Anita Jeram)

How to Create a Strong Shadow in watercolor

Make a Bunny Scene Easel Card

Comparing papers for watercolor pencils

Inked watercolor lilacs (EASY)

Coloring a “Dutch” rabbit family

Simplifying a scene with stamped watercolor

Crafty Hack: make a card 25% cuter

Inks for No Line Coloring

Dutch Bunny Portrait Card (and a video hop!)

Easy watercolor – Mother’s Day and Father’s Day Cards

No-Line Copic coloring animals (plus a MISTI trick)

Color Block Doodling Cards (inspired by Isabelle Arsenault)

Interactive art studio slimline card (Zig Clean Color Pens)

Coloring a stunningly huge yellow moon

Inspiration: 38+ Ellen Hutson Card Tutorials

Inspiration: 38+ Ellen Hutson Card Tutorials

This post contains ALL of the Ellen Hutson tutorials I’ve created – it’s alot! Mediums are mixed but themes are separated into:

  • Misc
  • Flowers
  • Leading Ladies
  • Critters

Click on the photo to go to the blog post with supply list and video!


8 Creative Felt Ornaments

Make a Gingerbread House Treat Box


Color Glazing with Mondo Holly

Painting with Thirsty Brushes -Mondo Hydrangea

Copic Coloring a white flower

Copic Bokeh Background, Mondo Sakura

Watercolor Bokeh Background

The stamp here is now unavailable. So I offer it as a Mondo Sakura idea!

Rainbow flower, Mondo Magnolia

Copic Coloring White Flower, Mondo Gerbera Daisy

Distress Oxide Thistle Wreath

Easy watercolor succulent

Copic Amaryllis tags

Watercolor Pencil Amaryllis

Squeeze the Day – color a lemon tree

Watercolor Mondo Pansy

Copic Flowers – You Should Know

ELLEN’S PEOPLE (Leading Ladies)

Voices in my head (oh so very 2020!)

Checking the weather (Kwanzaa card)

Making DIY Patterned Paper, Plant Lady

Interactive Magical Baker Card

Four Legged Rainbow – Cat Lady, Dog Lady

City Lady in Flower Shop

Holiday Shopper Lady Background

Star Wars Binge-Watching Lady

Front and back stamping

Photo Lady in her Photo Studio

Everyday Hero “Gift Card” card

Sandy Allnock Everyday Hero card


Watercolor Arctic pals…Penguin bear shepherds

Easy underwater backgrounds

Frozen Copic blizzard

Peekabook Submarine Card

Watercolor Underwater Otters

Sea Foam with Clean Color Pens

Make a Circus Scene with Distress Oxide inks

Galaxy Sky in Tonic Shimmer Powders

Playing with Color – mixing off-primaries in watercolor

Bird Feeder Shaker Card, Zig Clean Color Pens

Two Ways with Stamps – Halloween and Christmas

Copic Coloring Diecuts