Some Coloring fun!

I have been busy working on coloring with my 30 day coloring challenge. I’m a little over halfway through and I have learned a few things. First coloring is relaxing, even for just 5 minutes. Practice makes your coloring improve. and finally I don’t have a lot of coloring stamps!

Now on to todays card. I have done a little shopping and one of my 1st purchases was this stunning stamp set from Simon Says Stamp called Sketched Flowers. I have had my eye on it for months!

Here are the markers I used and how the coloring looks before becoming a card.

I just love this and you will be seeing more of this stamp set. If you have to have it click HERE or on any of the links below. The a HUGE stamp set with lots of versatility. (note: if it is “out of stock” be sure to get on the list by giving your email)

I chose the the Simon Says Stamp Tiny words sentiments for my card but you can see in the stamp set that there are lots of options.

Follow me on Instagram of you want to see all of my coloring projects so far. I never in a million years would have colored this many images. I have several cards made already too. I’ll be back tomorrow to share some more fun card making creations!

Every single thing to make this card is at Simon Says Stamp:


Easter Blessings: A FSJ Creative Team Blog Hop

The FSJ Creative team is blog hopping today! We are celebrating the Easter Blessings launch today!!! I have 4 beautiful cards to share with you using the Faithfulness Stamp set and dies.

Clean and simple for my first card share. I began by inking the top flower of the Faithfulness stamp set with Pineapple Smoothie ink. And the stems with Lemongrass ink. No fancy tools or techniques, just carefully tapping the ink pad onto the parts of the stamp. Tip: use the lighter color ink first. If you look close it’s not perfect and that’s what I was going for. A few splatters of sparkle silk finished the card.

Yum!! The chocolate bunny (Espresso ink on cocoa powder card stock) might be my personal favorite. The Create and Blooms prints paper is perfect for the bunny. The scallop frame is die cut with fancy edged rectangles etched dies. (another one of my favs!). The flowers are not a die!! They are the spring kisses embellishments!!

What says spring more than yellow flowers? I used the Create and Blooms prints paper and the scallop framed die (fancy edge rectangle dies) to highlight the beautiful sentiment and the summer branch die cut as an accent.

This little bunny was stamped with espresso ink on oatmeal cookie card stock. Love the simplicity of this card. The scallop A2 borderabilties dies allows just enough of the plaid print to show. All of the create and blooms prints paper designs are perfect for spring.

K E E P  H O P P I N G 

Carrie Rhoades

Christine Chan

Jill Hilliard    <—- You are here

Marty McGee

Lezlye Lauterbach

Kazan Clark

Alissa Hall

Note:  all product Links will be live today if you see out of stock no worries they will be live soon!

S U P P L I E S

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Shades of Purple with Zen Floral

30 day Marker challenge is up to day 12! This might be my favorite day so far of the coloring.

The stamp set is Zen Floral from Honey bee stamps. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! after I colored it, I took it and made it into the most beautiful clean and simple card.

The long sentiment is silver heat embossed from Simon Says Stamps “Big Thanks words”. I love long sentiment strips! The “Thanks” is the “Be Happy” stickers from FSJ. Quite a beauty!

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The Trucks are back in stock!

Last October the die set called “Truckin Through the Seasons” sold out before lots of my stamping friends (that’s you!) could get them. THEY ARE BACK IN STOCK with limited quantities! Here are 5 NEW reasons why you have to Have the Truck!

You can use the truck for more than just fall and Christmas… Make Birthday Trucks!

Retirement Trucks:

All occasion Trucks:

Money Holder Trucks:

Masculine Birthday Truck:

and of course my Favorite, Puppies in a truck!

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The Coloring Challenge Creations

Oh man! I’m having lots of fun with this coloring challenge. Need more info on the challenge. click here. Love this Thinking of you card using one of the flowers and the sentiment from the FSJ February stamp of the month!

Carson’s Birthday Card! I tucked this in his care birthday care package since he’s away at school.

Clean and simple with a touch of Washi Tape. Another one of the of the sentiments and flowers from the FSJ February stamp of the month!

This GinaK floral stamp really pops on the A2 scallop dies from HoneyBee. (umm these are my new favorite layering tool)

How fun is this chef card using some plaid paper from GinaK? Of course Valentines day is just 6 days away and I think this one will be for my hubby.

Off to color some more. It’s getting easier to blend my copics! the more you use something the easier it gets to use! At this point, I have been using so many markers I have not been recording colors. They are literally scattered all over my stamping table.

So here are the main supplies for the above cards. If you prefer to check out at one store, Simon Says Stamp has most of these products!


The 30 Day coloring challenge

Do you follow me on Instagram? (@jillmhilliard). Come follow me! Regardless, I joined a 30 day marker coloring challenge (by @Kathyrac) for the month of Feb. and I wanted to share the first several days with you.

The challenge is to color something everyday and share it to instagram. No stress, just a little coloring! Day 1 is from Honey Bee Stamps:

Day 2 is from Gina K designs called “Your on My Mind and in My Heart”

Dusted off the adorable Hog Heaven from My Favorite things for day 3. Love those piggies!

The new February Stamp of the Month- Orange Blossoms for day 4!

Finally, for Day 5 its the Chef from My Favorite things called Recipe for Happiness.

You don’t have to make cards right away with these. As I am now on to day 5– that’s a LOT of coloring and it will be a big pile of stuff to use. So I will be making cards as inspiration strikes. Tomorrow I will share some of the cards I created from a few of the above images.

Here are the stamps I used above. Almost everything is available at Simon Say Stamp!!!


Another Orange Blossom Card

Clean and simple for this one. The oranges really do fell like sunshine! So Cheery!

Check out how easy it is to color these oranges with ink blending in my video tutorial:

Supplies:


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Introducing Orange Blossoms Stamp of the Month

The February Stamp of the month is Orange Blossoms, from Fun Stampers Journey. Available today, February 1! An undeniably beautiful stamp set that was a refreshing break from the snow, ice and frigid temps here in PA.

For this beauty I used simple masking. I stamped the sentiment 1st, then created a mask for the sentiment area and used a black marker for the faux layer. How fun that the Orange creamsicle cardstock was a perfect match!

Did you know that the orange blossom is a historical sign of good fortune and is the Florida State flower? Totally WISH was I was in Florida right now!

So far I have used just a few supplies. For this one I added Panpastels to the card base and some journey glaze to the orange. I colored all the images with these copics:

Great images and great sentiments! Plus dies you can add at the time of subscription!

Head on over to the club page to see more inspiration! Here are the Club details. Membership Includes:

  • A Monthly Red Rubber Stamp Set: The full size stamp sets are approximately 5.75 x 4.5 in size. (Will vary each month.) $25 Value!–
  • Project Inspiration: Each stamp set will feature project ideas with at least one detailed how-to instruction tutorial each month.
  • Member Benefits & Savings: Receive exclusive member pricing in the Spellbinders FSJ store. 
  • Plus receive access to deals, savings, and gifts – only available to members.

CLUB FAQS CAN BE FOUND HERE

Subscribe to the Stamp of the Month club today. you can change, put on hold or cancel at anytime. No strings, but you have to subscribe in February to be guaranteed to get this set. 

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Key to My Heart and an Easy Layout

Tomorrow is the last day to get “Key to my Heart as the January Stamp of the month from Fun Stampers Journey. I love how this set extends to so much more than Valentines. This is a perfect Anniversary card.

Don’t miss out on this fun stamp and die set. You can add your dies to your subscription when you order. Check out details and my other cute Key to my Heart cards HERE.

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Now for the card layout. Occasionally you find a design that works. I definitely remember making this years and years ago (can’t find a picture though) Different from the first, this cute card has the exact same layout. A perfect way to use scraps of pretty papers.

SPECS. for the printed paper

Top Left: 2 x 1-1/8. Bottom Left: 2 x 1-3/8. Right: 2-1/2 x 1-5/8

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