3.27.2014

Color Me Happy ~ StampNation Blog Hop


When I was a little girl the first thing I played with on Christmas morning was my new coloring book and box of crayons.  As an adult I still love coloring images.  Last Christmas I treated myself to a small collection of Copics and have been adding a few more each month.  Copics do come with a learning curve though and that's why I'm so excited about today's announcement!!!

We are introducing a new teacher to our StampNation Classroom, Kristy Dalman from Some Odd Girl.  She will be doing exclusive coloring and Copic tutorials for our members and we couldn't be more excited!!!!

To kick things off Kristy will be bringing us a new lesson every Friday for the next 5 weeks.   After that she will bring us an exclusive lesson on the last Friday of the month.  (As if Fridays needed to get any better!)

The first five lessons will cover:
1. Intro to the markers (types, nibs, etc)
2. Color system
3. Smooth Coloring
4. Blending, 3 Color Basic Blend
5. Shading Basics

If you haven't yet joined StampNation, what are you waiting for?  :)  Click HERE to learn all about it.

To welcome Kristy with a BANG the StampNation design team is doing a blog hop with cards we each made using Some Odd Girl stamps/digis.  Here is my card using Everyday Smiles clear stamp set and Guitar Kody digital stamp.



Be sure to hop along to everyone else to see what they have created and leave a comment on each blog for your chance to win...

PRIZES!!!!

We've hidden two 1-month subscriptions to StampNation along the hop...comment on each design team members blogs in the hop to enter to win.  Two winners will be announced on Monday, March 31.


The design team is also using SOG stamps in our StampNation challenge this week.  Here's a peek at my card.  



StampNation members that participate in the challenge this week will have the chance to win their choice of one Some Odd Girl (SOG) stamp set or 3 digis!!!!  (You do not need to use SOG products to win, but if you have them we would love to see them.)  Winner will be announced on April 9th.

Now get hopping.   See you in the challenge forum today and Kristy's classroom tomorrow.


Supplies Used:
Stamps: Guitar Kody (Some Odd Girl), Everyday Smiles (SOG), Boy's Best Friend Tobie (SOG)
Paper: Crumb Cake (SU), Neenah Solar White,  Very Vanilla, Blue Denim PP (CM-Retired)
Misc: Scallop Tag Topper Punch (SU), Various nuetral ribbons from Stampin' UP!, Essentials Clips (SU)

46 comments:

Maureen Merritt said...

I love the textured banner edges coming from behind your focal point!!! Fab coloring too!

Kristie Goulet said...

LOVE the banners! Great job coloring too!!

Lynda said...

Love the color combo and the banner embellies!

Shea said...

Love those textured banners! So clever! And your coloring is beautiful!

BarbaraR said...

Your card is so cute! Love the stamp set.

Nora N. said...

How totally cute is this!! Love the coloring and the textured banners. They look so cool!!

Linda Coon said...

Love these....want to get started

Joni said...

What a fun image to color. Great card sample.

tdd said...

Great masculine card

Thordis said...

Love the banners and the coloring... GREAT card!

Aunt Mary said...

Great job! Love those stamps.

KrisCrafter said...

Awesome "manly" card!

Michellew said...

Love your card Heather, great colouring!

Fran said...

Nice job on colouring the hair and jeans Heather. I love all thre banners in the background.

Fran said...

Nice job on colouring the hair and jeans Heather. I love all thre banners in the background.

Neesey said...

Very sweet image, and I love the sentiment. Great coloring on this card. TFS

Bratnana said...

So amazing.

Kimberly said...

Cool!

Zina Yarbrough said...

So cute. The coloring and the little boy. Thank you for sharing.

Angelique Vela said...

How very cute!

Susan said...

You did a beautiful job with the coloring! I can't wait for the Friday tutorials

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Cool masculine cards! TFS

Susangail Powell said...

Heather, this is sooooo cute! Great coloring, awesome texture with the banners, love the colors - it's all great!!

Moira said...

What a great card. We are always in need of great inspiration for masculine cards, particularly for younger men/boys. TFS. Love the use of banners :)

heartforhandmade said...

So cute, love the coloring and shading

Jannette said...

So cute. I would love to learn to be able to blend some of my markers like that.

Donna Cala said...

Your coloring is amazing! I would love to win. Thanks for the opportunity.

Laura Miller said...

I liked how you used fabric for banners behind your image to keep the card masculine. Nice job on the coloring, too - especially the jeans.

Linda K said...

I will be checking out the lessons on SN. Great colouring and love the fabric banners on you care. Thanks x

gail moon said...

great card for young man or boy

love the texture

Karen said...

Those banners make it look 'so' three dimensional. Love it.

Peg said...

Love color, stamp and cloth banner

Amanda said...

Your use of fabric banners on this card was genius! Love it.

Lynda said...

The image is adorable and your coloring perfect!

Linda Wilkinson said...

Heather this little guy is so adorable and you coloring is amazing♥ Your are really rocking your ideas lately thanks so much for all the inspiration♥

Amber McGary said...

The eyes on this little boy are amazing!!

Maree McIntosh said...

Love the banners and that boy is soo cute.

Traci said...

Such a cute little boy! Tfs! Hugs Traci

Melissa F said...

I love the textured banner across the bottom of the card, thanks for sharing.

Sharon Salerno said...

Love these little guys and your coloring is fantastic!

Rita Montgomery said...

That's the cutest little guy ever. You coloring is awesome. Thanks for sharing.

Sara said...

I love Guitar Kody and all the little banners!

Deborah Long said...

Great card - love the ribbon fringe!

Allison Cope said...

Awww Heather1 He's adorable! Love the design and your colouring. Fabulous!

Maria Guimaraes said...

Love the stamp! I need to learn how to color with markers. I may have found the right site!

Debbie Bonczek said...

Wow - I love that bottom border of banners. The texture of the different strips and the way you lined them up is fabulous.