Happily Ever After by Colorado Craft Company

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! Just a quick post today featuring the Anita Jeram Happily Ever After stamp by Colorado Craft Company. We’re going to a wedding this weekend and when I saw this stamp set, I knew it would be perfect for our wedding card to the happy couple. I’ve linked all supplies below with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you. 

Today’s project features:

  • Happily Ever After by Colorado Craft Company
  • Copic coloring (see marker list below).
  • Additional supplies linked in thumbnails below.
Rowhouse Greetings | Anita Jeram Happily Ever After by Colorado Craft Company

Step by Step for Happily Ever After

Rowhouse Greetings | Anita Jeram Happily Ever After by Colorado Craft Company

Note that the Spellbinders Candlewick Rectangle die set is now discontinued by Spellbinders, so if you want it, you’ll need to grab it on Amazon while it’s available. Also, I now use Hammermill Premium Color Copy as my go to white cardstock for cardmaking. I often use it for Copic coloring and since I’m limited on storage space, it’s much easier to stock one white paper rather than keeping multiple brands on hand.

That’s all for me today! Hope you enjoyed today’s project. See you soon!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies

COPICS: W0, W1, W2 (mice); YR30, R30, R32 (bride’s gown & cake); BG90, BG93 (groom’s suit); W1, W2 (groom’s shoes); W0, W1, W3 (table)

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BB Sunflower Sweetheart by My Favorite Things

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! I’m not quite sure what to say about today’s card. It just sort of evolved! Stenciling, ink blending, Copic coloring – it’s all there paired with a sweet stamp from My Favorite Things. As many of you know, I love the Birdie Brown stamps from My Favorite things and was sad to hear that she is retiring. This stamp – Sunflower Sweetheart – is one of my favorites so I decided to pull it out and get to work!

Today’s project features:

Rowhouse Greetings | BB Sunshine Sweetness by My Favorite Things (MFT Stamps)

I cut a piece of white cardstock using the Wonky Stitched Rectangle STAX die by My Favorite Things. For the bottom edge of the card, I used the Grassy Edges Stencil blended with Distress Inks in Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn. Next, I placed the Radiating Rays Stencil in the upper left corner, blending with Distress Inks in Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmalade. Then I filled in the middle using the Cloud Stencil with Distress Inks in Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Tumbled Glass, and Broken China.

For the images, I stamped the images on Hammermill cardstock with Nuvo Hybrid Ink in Shadow Black. I colored the images with Copic markers (see list below) and used the coordinating dies to cut out the images.

For the sentiment, I used the Sweet Hello Die-Namics from MFT Stamps to cut the hello sentiment twice from Neenah 110# cardstock. I colored one of the die cuts with Copic markers (BG01, BG02, BG07) to create a gradient. I glued the two die cuts together using Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive.

Rowhouse Greetings | BB Sunshine Sweetness by My Favorite Things (MFT Stamps)

So that’s all from me today! See you again soon!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

SUPPLIES

COPICS: E000, E00, E11, E21 (skin); E53, E55, E57 (hair); RV10, R81, R83, R85, B0000, B000 (dress); R83, R85 (sandals); B000, BG01, BG02, BG05, BG07 (hat); Y35, Y38, E53, E55, YG21, YG03, YG17 (yellow flower & leaf); R81, R83, R46, N3, N5, Y35 (pink flowers); B23, B24, B26, Y35, Y38 (bluebirds); BG01, BG02, BG07 (hello diecut)

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Folk Garden by Pinkfresh Studio (and a road trip!)

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! Today, I have a new project featuring the Folk Garden stamp set by Pinkfresh Studio, but this card comes with a back story. A couple of weekends ago, we woke up early and decided that a road trip would be the perfect way to spend the day since things are starting to open up again. Last year, I was in contact with Anna, the owner of The Ink Pad located in the Chelsea section of New York City. She loved the Mary Engelbreit box that I had created and asked about using the photos to promote the stamps in her store. Of course, I said yes! I looked up the store and thought it would be a fun trip, but we were in the midst of the pandemic so traveling to New York was out of the question.

Scott remembered that we had discussed visiting a stamp store in New York. After consulting Google, we realized that the trip was roughly the same distance as going to the beach so we knew we were within day trip parameters. So we jumped into the car, stopped at Starbucks for fortification, and off we went!

They must have wondered what blew in the door! My husband started taking pictures immediately and I just wandered around in awe. The store is small, but it’s a crafter’s paradise. Anna is my new BFF and the rest of her staff are a delight! She was surprised, but happy that some random couple jumped into the car and drove three hours just to see (and shop!) at her store.

The walls are packed with a wide variety of wood mounted rubber stamps. Now, I love wood mounted stamps, but as you all know, I live in a shoebox with limited storage so I shifted my attention to their inventory of clear stamps. I’m seriously crushing on Pinkfresh Studio right now and Anna had several of the stamps I’ve been looking for. So you know those stamps were immediately snatched up!

Our trip was impulsive, but well worth the time. We’ll definitely be back to visit Anna and her crew!

So today’ project features some of the goodies that I bought at The Ink Pad:

  • Folk Garden by Pinkfresh Studio
  • Just Because by Pinkfresh Studio (sentiment)
  • Copic coloring (see marker list below)
  • Additional basic supplies linked in thumbnails below.
  • Supplies linked with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.
Rowhouse Greetings | Folk Garden by Pinkfresh Studio

I’m back to playing with my Copics. Actually, I was afraid that if I waited too long, I’d fall out of practice. I’ll admit that it took a few tries to get back in the groove with my markers. That green is a new to me combination (YG01, YG05, YG09) and I love the freshness of the combination. I think that one will stay in my marker combination rotation.

That’s all for me today! I’m off to lunch with my parents! See you again soon!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies

COPICS: B12, B24, B26 (flowers); YG01, YG05, YG09 (leaves)


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Jingle All The Way by My Favorite Things

HELLO FRIENDS! It’s a rainy Memorial Day weekend here so outside activities will be limited. I celebrated my birthday a couple of weeks ago and my parents and husband bought me a new bike as my gift. It’s a foldable bike so it’s perfect for my limited storage and fits easily in the back of my Mini Cooper. I’ve been riding around the neighborhood and thought that I’d get in some extra mileage this weekend, but the weather is putting a damper on those plans.

My studio is a cluttered mess so I need to spend some time this weekend organizing my space. I own at least two or three of everything so it’s time to go through my craft supplies and decide what stuff I’ll really use. I had embossing powders spanning the entire rainbow that I never use because I prefer pairing a pigment ink with clear embossing powder. I pared my stash down to the essentials – clear, white, and metallics. So giving up all of the colorful powders was an easy decision and they are now living happily with my friend Gretchen.

I’ve mentioned recently that I have three full sets of colored pencils – Prismacolor Premier, Faber-Castell Polychromos, and Caran d’Ache Luminance. I’ve been playing with the Prismacolors lately, but decided to pull out my Polychromos and give them a try. I’m still using Stonehenge Drawing Paper and I think that’s going to be my go-to paper for colored pencils.

I’ve been on a roll coloring images from My Favorite Things, so I pulled out my favorite Santa Claus image from the Jingle All the Way stamp set. This set is currently retired, but MFT regularly pulls sets back out of the vault so keep an eye out if you don’t already have this set.

Enough gabbing! Here’s today’s project!

Rowhouse Greetings | Jingle All the Way by My Favorite Things (MFT Stamps)

I’ve noticed that I tend to simplify my card design when I use colored pencils. Just the image and a sentiment. Stonehenge Drawing Paper has a beautiful, subtle texture that enhances the image so my inclination is to let the paper, image, and pencilwork shine on its own.

That’s all for me today!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

Supplies

Faber-Castell Polychromos

Reds: Orange Glaze #113, Dark Cadmium Orange #115, Scarlet Red #116, Deep Red #223, Dark Red #225, Permanent Green Olive #167
Greys: White #101, Warm Grey I #270, Warm Grey II #271, Warm Grey III #272, Warm Grey IV #273, Warm Grey VI #275
Skin: Beige red #132, Coral #131, Cinnamon #189


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Picture Perfect by My Favorite Things

MORNING FRIENDS! I’m back with another project featuring the Picture Perfect stamp set by My Favorite Things. I was laid low yesterday by a migraine so this post will be brief. Today I’m playing catch up to get things done around the house.

I’m still playing with my Prismacolor pencils, so today’s project is another colored pencil project. I’m hardly an expert at this, but I am enjoying playing around with color combinations and techniques.

Today’s project features:

  • Picture Perfect by My Favorite Things
  • Colored pencils featuring Prismacolor Premier (colors listed below)
  • Additional basic supplies linked in thumbnails below.
  • Supplies linked with compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.
Rowhouse Greetings | Picture Perfect by My Favorite Things (MFT Stamps)

I’m still using Stonehenge Drawing Paper with my colored pencils, but I did learn the hard way (i.e., after messing up my first attempt at this image), that one side of the paper has more tooth than the other. The smoother side didn’t work for me. So now I know that I need to take a closer look at the paper before I stamp it to make sure that I’ll be coloring on the right side.

That’s all for me! I’m running off to get on with my day. See you soon!

Rowhouse Greetings | Nancy Sheads

SUPPLIES for Picture Perfect

Prismacolor Pencils

Blues: Light Cerulean Blue (PC904), True Blue (PC903), Copenhagen Blue (PC906)
Greens: Chartreuse (PC989), Spring Green (PC913), Apple Green (PC 912), Olive Green (PC911), Tuscan Red (PC937)
Browns: Lemon Yellow (PC915), Canary Yellow (916), Spanish Orange (PC1003), Mineral Orange (PC1033), Light Umber (PC941), Black Grape (PC996)
Greys: Warm Grey (10%), Warm Grey (30%), Warm Grey (50%), Warm Grey (70%), Warm Grey (90%)


Compensated affiliate links used when possible. In addition, as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were provided by a store or the manufacturer. All other items were personally purchased.