I haven’t posted in a while. I got really sick in the beginning of January and I’m just now feeling better. Thankfully my family didn’t get it! The one thing that did help me when I had almost no energy was Kathy Racoosin’s 30 day coloring challenge. It began January 15th. I encourage you to join – I am enjoying the challenge of coloring each day and I’d like to share a couple of the things I have colored.


I did some coloring with prismacolors and polychromos, but I will share those in a different post because I am planning on describing the differences between the two types of pencils.

This is the Let Us Rejoice stamp from Simon Says Stamp (I’ve posted a card using this stamp before because I love it and it is perfect for coloring) that I colored with watercolor pencils and a water brush pen, then added nuvo drops and some shimmer with a clear wink of Stella pen:


This is the finished card (sentiment is from the same stamp set – stamped with versamark ink and heat embossed on vellum):


For a different day of the challenge, I colored the Newton Loves Coffee stamps from Newton’s Nook with kaisercraft glitter gel pens and copic markers:


This is the card I made with one of those images (background is pattern paper from pebbles, heart is die cut from wood grain card stock, sentiment is from the same Newton’s Nook stamp set – stamped with versamark ink and heat embossed in silver):


Thanks to the fantastic Kathy Racoosin for hosting this challenge. I really enjoy seeing everyone’s projects on instagram.

That’s it for now! I’ll be back soon with more.

❤️, Angela

Xoxo card

Hi! Today I have another entry into the Simon says stamp flickr challenge:


I made this card using the SSS January 2018 card kit. ❤️ This kit with the glitter dust and cute heart stickers! The flickr challenge (#88) is watercolor, so I decided to use distress inks in worn lipstick, spun sugar, and picked raspberry.

But first, I used double-sided tape to mask off four diagonal stripes on the card. I then stamped the xoxo stamp from the kit using versamark ink and embossed it using SSS rose gold embossing powder. I used an acrylic block to smush the distress inks on, added a little water, and painted the panel using the three pinks.


I let the panel dry for a while because glitter plus wet ink doesn’t mix very well! The glitter dust in the kit is super fine and VERY messy! After I felt the panel was dry enough, I peeled the tape backing off and poured glitter all over it, myself, the floor, and everything else on my craft desk… ugh. I burnished the glitter into the tape with my fingers and then used a dry paint brush to clear as much of the wayward glitter off of the card as possible. I attempted to put the glitter back in the container but that didn’t go very well either. A tip I picked up from Jennifer McGuire is to use swiffer duster cloths to clean glitter and it does work really well.

After I cleaned the glitter, the panel looked like this:


I cut a panel from the doll pink card stock in the kit to be a little larger than the watercolored panel and used double-sided foam tap to adhere them together.  I glued the panels to a white top folding card base and added two of the super cute puffy heart stickers 😊. Here is another look at the card (standing up so lighting is a little different):


Thanks for joining me!

❤️, Angela