It might be a squeak before Thanksgiving – but there’s one more Anita Jeram Christmas release…..very very sweet! The bunnies, mice, and birds are putting the final touches on THEIR holiday prep, even as we are doing the same. Check them all out here.

I’m prepping a class to launch in about a week, all about shading – and I wanted to add this as an example of one of the class teachings. So here we go!


Watch the video below or click HERE to see it on YouTube.

I used the “wrong” lighting here – normally having the light shine on the face of a figure is important. But in this case, what happens when the lighting is reversed? The face goes dark, the paw in front is dark …. but what tells the story is the light source – coming from the house and lighting up the back. This shows that you CAN use the “wrong” lighting and make it work – but it’s a little tougher than using an obvious light source in front of a figure. Stamp is Santa Bunny.

For these cards, each has a dark card base, so they’ve got liners – this one has the tiny mouse stamped on it. Stamp is mini Hanging Stockings.

This one has Duochrome Cabo Blue in the background, with spaces in between painted negatively to create the trees. Again the light is behind the rabbit, lighting up the back side. Stamp is Hiding Presents.

Moonglow and Paynes Blue Gray make up the background – I kept adding layers because the trees looked funky! Neutral tint for the critters. Stamp is Getting Ready.

Community Survey 2021

I’d love it if you could take a few minutes to fill out a survey. I have some super fun things planned for the future and some of the answers here can help me find the best ways to fine tune so I can help you achieve your art goals! Click the image or this link to take the survey.

Bloghop + Giveaway

Each blog is giving away the Hanging Stockings Mini stamp set – leave me a comment to qualify with what your fave of these four sets are!

The giveaway ends on the 23rd at midnight mountain time. Winners will be announced on the CCC blog on the 25th of November. Be sure to follow @coloradocraftcompany on IG too!

  1. Adrienne Kennedy CCC 
  2. Angelica Conrad
  3. Jenn Gross
  4. Bibi Cameron
  5. Jennifer Kotas
  6. Daniel West
  7. Emily Midgett
  8. Jenn Shurkus
  9. Kassi Hulet
  10. Erin Thompson
  11. Mansi Bhatia
  12. Donna Hitz
  13. Amy Young
  14. Kelly Griglione
  15. Caly Person
  16. Jessica Frost-Ballas
  17. Nichol Spohr
  18. Cathy Zielski
  19. Sandy Allnock <—last but not least….saving the best and all that, right? heehee!



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