Chick and Bunny Wobble

I happened upon the Cool Chick stamps from Stampingbella and knew immediately that I needed to color them. I posted one card using Mail Chick last month. Now I’ve completed another featuring the stamp Chick and Bunny Wobble and using a slightly different color combination on the chick this time. I’ve added another color map so that you can follow along.

Rowhouse Greeting | Chick and Bunny Wobble by Stampingbella

Hope this fun image  inspires you to color!


Paper: Neenah Solar White #110; X-Press Blending Card by Copics; Light Teal Check from the Micro Basics Collection by Authentique
Chick and Bunny Wobble by Stampingbella
Die: Floral Ovals by Spellbinders
Copics: B0000, B000, BG10, BV000, Y02, Y15, Y19 (flower); BG13, BG15, BG49 (leaves); Y000, Y02, Y15, Y19, Y38, YR68 (chick); BV0000, BV000, RV91, RV93 (bunny); BG13, BG15 (grass)

Sending Hugs!

Spent yesterday with the wonderful ladies at Photo Scraps and this is one of the cards that I prepared for Demo Day. It features Stamping Bella’s Mail Chick stamp. I love this stamp because it’s easy to color and can be used for many occasions – valentines, encouragement, thinking of you, etc. I paired it with the Sending You stamp set by Avery Elle which also includes sentiments that cover many occasions.


Paper: Neenah Solar White #110; X-Press Blending Card by Copics; Rainbow Ribbons from the Hello Sunshine Collection by Doodlebugs(*), Bazzill Basics in Atlantic; Neenah White Index Cardstock
Stamps: Mail Chick by Stamping Bella; Sending You by Avery Elle
Ink: Memento in Tuxedo Black and Versafine in Onyx Black by Tsekineko
Dies: Stitched Rectangles by Simon Says Stamp!
Embellishments: .5 cm pink sequins
Copics: Y32, Y35, Y38, YR07 (chick); YR02, YR04, YR07 (beak): RV52, RV63, RV55, RV66 (heart); B0000, B000, Bv00 (envelope)

Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.


Thankful to Have You in My Life

I’ve been a fan of Stamping Bella for awhile and even bought a few stamps earlier in the year, but I’m just getting around to actually coloring any of them. This Tiny Townie is a particular favorite so with pumpkin season upon us, it was time to get coloring!

These Lawn Fawn plaid papers make mixing and matching patterns so much easier. One paper for the front and a coordinating paper for the inside.

Rowhouse Greetings | Thanksgiving | Tiny Townie Fay Loves Fall by Stamping Bella Rowhouse Greetings | Thanksgiving | Tiny Townie Fay Loves Fall by Stamping Bella


Paper: Neenah Solar White #110; Maple Syrup and Pumpkin Pie from the Perfectly Plaid Fall Collection by Lawn Fawn; Vellum by American Crafts
Stamp: Tiny Townie Fay Loves Fall by Stamping Bella; Happy Messages by Stampendous!
Inks: Memento in Tuxedo Black (image) and Versafine in Onyx Black (sentiments) by Tsukineko
Dies: Stitched Rectanges by Simon Says Stamp!
Copics: E50, E00, R01, R02 (skin); E42, E43, E44 Y21 (hair); R29, R46, Y32, Y38 (apples); YR0000, YR02, YR04, YR09, Y35, YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97 (pumpkin); C1, C3, C5, R05, R46 (jacket); C1, C3, C5, Y15, Y38, R05 (hat & flower); C1, C3, C5, R29 (stockings); BV01, BV02, BV04 (dress); E31, E33, E35, E37, YR09 (boots); E31, E33, E35, E37 (basket); YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97, E31, E33, E35 (grass/ground); Y15, Y38, R05, YG97, E33, E35 (leaves); BG0000, BG10, BG11, B0000, B000, B00, BV000, RV10 (background)

Thanks Dad! I Turned out Awesome!

This will be a busy weekend — my husband’s birthday is Saturday and Father’s Day is Sunday. My parents, brother, and sister-in-law will are coming by for lunch on Saturday to celebrate the dual occasions and to see the results of our recent home renovations. This will be our first picnic in our new court yard– still a work in progress because we need to add more plantings. But a garden is always a work in progress, even if it’s one that lives in a variety of containers.

With company coming, I’ll have to get the house ready. My husband asked for apple pie for his birthday — and I never bake pies — so I have an culinary adventure ahead of me. But first, I needed to get a Father’s Day card put together so that I could (temporarily) put away my Copics and get ready for company.

I love this image from Stamping Bella, but I’ll admit that the cape was an unexpected challenge for me. Initially, I tried the usual methods for shading folds (and by the way, I LOVE Sandy Allnock), but the result just looked too studied and out of place for this image. So after (literally) eight attempts, I finally realized that I was overthinking it and made my shading less technical and more casual.

So here’s the final result. My dad will enjoy the tongue in cheek humor. Hope you like it too!

Rowhouse Greetings | Father's Day | Stamping Bella Hayley the Hero Rowhouse Greetings | Father's Day


Paper: Neenah Solar White, 110#; Navy Micro Dot and Red Star, both by American Crafts; Copic X-Press Blending Card
Stamp: Tiny Townie Hayley the Hero by Stamping Bella
Fonts: Bernard MT Condensed; Berlin Sans FB
Dies: Stitched Rectangles by Simon Says Stamp!
Embellishments: Signa Uniball Gel Pen in White
Copics: E000, E00, E21, R20 (skin); Y11, Y15, Y19, YR24 (cape); B01, B02, B04, B06 (suit); R05, R24, R29 (belt, tights); E29, E33, E25, E31, E50, (hair); BV20 (shadows)