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it’s “The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge” Blog Hop! AND A CHANCE TO WIN!!

Welcome to “The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge” Blog Hop. Kathy Racoosin from The Daily Marker wants to share her love of coloring with you. Today Kathy has assembled a blog hop to give your creativity a jump start with some of her favorite stamp companies & Online Card Class co owners.

The premise of “The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge” is to color something everyday even if it’s for five minutes. (However feel free to  jump in or out as time permits). Any coloring medium is welcomed. Click here to find out where to share what you are coloring and join the encouraging community of happy colorists PLUS answers to other questions you may have.

To start at the beginning of the hop go to The Daily Marker.  If you are coming from the blog of  Neat & Tangled you are in the right place. Kathy has the full list if you encounter a broken link.

Mixing stamps from other companies can be a win win. Kathy used one of our beautiful women, ALMOST ELLA,  from the Danielle Donaldson collection, and paired her with Concord & 9th butterfly stamp to make a fun and artistic card.  Watercoloring with Tombow watercolor markers is something Kathy always considers relaxing.

 

Adding a some detail with a white gel pen and paint splatters finishes the card off. Kathy decided to add a last minute bow tied around her neck…. since a choker is in fashion right now. 🙂 Check out the other ladies in this beautiful collection.

The next company on the hop is Paper Smooches

GIVEAWAYS: During  the hop you will find lots of giveaways along the way.  The full list of ALL  winners from the individual blogs will be announced on The Daily Marker Sunday March 12th.

The Daily Marker

Hero Arts

Lawn Fawn

Mama Elephant

Concord & 9th  

Waffle Flower

Altenew

Avery Elle

W-Plus 9

Neat & Tangled

Stamping Bella

Paper Smooches

Winne & Walter

Power Poppy

Mommy Lhey

Purple Onion Designs

Pretty Pink Posh

Honey Bee Stamps

Sunny Studio Stamps

Jennifer McGuire (Co owner of Online Card Classes)

Kristina Werner (Co owner of Online Card Classes)

Simon Says Stamp

Kathy from The Daily Marker is the creator of  “The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge”.The Challenge is a great way to gain confidence with your coloring and join in a community of positivity and coloring enthusiasts. The challenge is also a great way to get full use of your stamps and coloring mediums.

(When sharing use #TheDailyMarker30Day so Kathy can find your work)

THE GOAL IS:  To color something daily even if it’s a few minutes but, certainly not required. It’s  been proven that coloring can lower your blood pressure & make you feel happy and relaxed so it’s worth carving out a little time for yourself each day. You will find that Kathy encourages you along the way to stretch your creativity a little bit more and to feel successful with your coloring.

CAN YOU PARTICIPATE in the 30 DAY CHALLENGE?  Yes! that would be awesome if you want to participate & feel free to jump in at any time during the challenge! Everyone is welcome! If you miss a few days don’t feel like you have to catch up. The challenge is meant to be fun and with no stress.

QUESTIONS? Read more on Kathy’s blog post here  to see how to share you work and if you have questions, how to share, giveaways etc. Prepare to be inspired with daily posts and many videos for 30 days.

leave a comment on the blog for a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate to our online shop!  We will be giving away 4… COUNT ‘EM 4 gift certificates!  Winners will be announced on March 5th

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It’s WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY WITH…. JENNY DIX!

Hiya sistahs,

Please welcome Jenny Dix as our guest designer this month.. I first spotted Jenny’s amazing work on my Instagram feed and in our FB sistahood group!  Her shaker cards give me shaker envy.. My brain cannot even process how to make one LOL.. that and coloring PLEATS.. I have issues LOL

Enough about me..

let’s meet JENNY!

Edna meets Shaker Card!

 Hi its Jennifer here for my First Guest post for Stamping Bella 

and I am Soooooooo Excited. Those that know me know I love to 

create Shaker Cards and I looooove using Stamping Bella’s.

 OMG  what a combination.

Stamping Bella WONDERFUL WEDNESDAYS WITH JENNY DIX- Rubber stamp used- EDNA LOVES CHOCOLATE

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it’s WONDERFUL WEDNESDAYS WITH – MICHELLE SHORT aka THE CARD GROTTO

Hello! Michelle here and I am delighted to be back on the Stamping Bella blog today. Sadly, this is my last week here for the moment, but I will be back! 🙂 Today I have a card to share using Cakeabella 2.0.  (Cakeabella is also available as a “CUT IT OUT DIE” or as a BUNDLE for 15% off!)I actually took inspiration for my card today from a card I made back in 2007 using the original Cakeabella. As much as I loved the original Bella’s, I am so happy to see them back remade.

 

 

I started off by stamping Cakeabella with black ink on to a piece of white cardstock. She was then cut out in to a circle piece using a pierced circle die. The side portion was then sliced off. Cakeabella was coloured using Copics (can you tell that they are my favourite colouring medium?!) and I also added a few highlights with a white gel pen.

 

 

I took an A2 purple card base and added a piece of patterned paper on to the front. On to this I stamped the sentiment from the Tiny Townie Blossom Loves Balloons set (I just love the font on this sentiment). The Cakebella image piece was then added to the card with foam tape. To finish off, I added a few glitter enamel dots.

 

If you would like to see the original card I made back in 2007, please do pop over to my blog. You have to promise me that you will not laugh at my card making skills 10 years ago though, ok?! 😉 A big thank you goes to Em and her team for having me this month, it has been so much fun. Have a great rest of the week!

 

Thanks so much again, Em.

Michelle xx