Happy Mail: New Stamps

Latest stamp order.

Hello! I have been ordering new supplies and products like a madwoman lately. Today one of my orders arrived with some wonderful stamps and a coordinating die.

The top one made me think of fall so I am thinking of some autumnal cards. I also think I can use the sentiments, leaf and pumpkin will be good to use in my bullet journals.

The next stamp is called Lotus lady and I thought she would be good for the some of the spiritual cards I would like to offer.

Underneath the Lotus Lady is a wonderful floral stamp with a large sentiment in the middle. These are cool stamps because they cover the entire cardfront and I can color them in different colors. They also included extra flowers so I can make it more dimensional. I am so excited to work with this one.

The bottom stamp is so cool. It is a 4-season window scene. I bougtht the matching dies because my fussing cutting days are over whenever possible. I look forward to using it this fall to make a cute fall scene.

I can’t wait to ink these babies up!!


30-Day Coloring Challenge: Day 5 – Gift boxes


Oh today was a bit trickier. I am still visiting with family today. But I ran into the dining room with my Copics and got to coloring. I colored up another image from the PowerPoppy set.  This image is so cute and I definitely want to use it on come birthday cards. I like coloring presents. I used some go to color combos. I didn’t finish the image because we need to go soon. I am trying to decide if I want to make the flowers a yellow shade or violet. Suggestions welcome.


I also printed up the color chart for the Copics. I haven’t done this in a long time and have new colors that aren’t on the old chart.

day4bIt looks like I have less markers now. Guess I need to go marker shopping!!

Well I am so pleased that I made it to day 5 of this challenge. I always start strong and then drop off but I am determined to keep on. Thanks for taking the ride with me.


30-Day Coloring Challenge: Day 3 – What’s Up?


Today, I am feeling a little yucky but I did push myself to fit some coloring in. This is where this challenge works wonders. Because I normally would have said, skip it, I’ll do it tomorrow.


I have some new stamps from PowerPoppy that I have been anxious to color. They are small so I thought today would be the perfect day for them. I love teacups, tea and all the fun rituals around tea so if I see something related in a stamp, I pretty much have to have it.

day3bThe first thing I did was look for color inspiration. I think this is one of the areas I struggle with when I work with my Copics. I don’t look at an image and instantly know what color combos I will use. So often I will leave it to the professionals and look at paper packs or magazines. Since I have a zillion paper packs I usually grab them.Today I grabbed, American Crafts ‘Everyday’ paper pack. I bought this a long time ago at Target. I just fell in love with the vibrant colors.

day3cThe next thing I did was look at a combo sheet I have to see if any of them were close to the colors I liked in the paper pack. Then I test them on scratch paper. I have scratch paper around when I color. One sheet to test color blends and the other goes under the image I am coloring to absorb the color as it bleeds.

I hope you all are enjoying your coloring. I am going to go have lunch and see if that makes me feel better. (Food often improves my mood!)

Have a blessed weekend!


My Latest Stamp Haul!!

Hello Everyone!

While at the weekly crop at my LSS, where I met up with my crafty girlfriends, I scored on some new stamps. I am a sucker for pretty stamps. I definitely have enough, but really what is enough anyway?

New Nothwoods' stamps.

New Northwood’s stamps.

I love clear stamps for all the obvious reasons but rubber wooden stamps still are top of the line when it comes to quality impressions. Especially when you are using a very detailed stamp. I bought my first Northwood stamp last fall and loved how it looked even when I didn’t color it up. So when I saw these four stamps that are normally between $10 – $13 for $2 and $3, I knew they had to come home with me. I look forward to coloring them up with my Copics.

Some MFT and Penny Black stamps

Some MFT and Penny Black stamps

My second batch of stamps have two My Favorite Things stamps that I have had my eyes on for some time now but let me tell you when I saw they were $2 each I did a little happy dance.  I like the sheep and look forward to practicing some Copic techniques with it. The other one is screaming paper piercing all the way!

The only full price item I purchased was this mermaid set by Mo Manning for Penny Black.  I never colored up a mermaid and I have been seeing so many pretty ones floating around the internet that I am eager to give it a try.

I will be sure to share some of the projects I make.

Have a blessed day!



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