Saturday, October 27, 2012

Closing the Book on Catalog Release Week

It's the last day of our fabulous Stampendous Catalog release. Have you enjoyed all the catalog samples?
It's amazing to see how everyone uses the same image so differently and with each one. I have a compassion for creativity for sure. So with that said, I'll show you a couple of my cards that I spent more time on because it stirred up the colorist in me.

Who doesn't love a distracted boy, let's say about 5 years old, getting his first kiss from a friend smitten with him. Well, my son is that age and he's already been kissed. This Stampendous Kissin Kiddos stamp is exactly how I picture it. It's an adorable image and a fun one to color at that. I paired it with a some hand drawn scallop border and gingham ribbon, but the fun part was turning some plain textured cardstock into a fun patterned one with Essentials. I laid out all the elements and sprinkled my elements around the edges than lifted off the image and scallop to heat the Essential from the back side of the paper. 

Enabler's List
Copic Markers
Gingham Ribbon
Scallop die cut
Circle die cuts

Now for my next card:
Now this stamp was a dream for me. Fairy Garden might seem daunting to a few, but I love to get lost in coloring and this image just does it for me. I was done in no time at all and then I added Fun Flock and Glitter to the image. The card base has a wonderful sprinkling of Vintage Lilac Tinsel Powder and Lavender Glass Glitter which I heat embossed from the back side of the card. All that was left to add was a simple and glittery May Arts Ribbon. You can glance at the details of the image at the beginning of the post.

Enabler's List
May Arts Ribbon
Bazzill Core card stock


Here is the link to Stampendous' October Catalog (click the image). Take a look at it, download it to view later and see all of the samples again and again for inspiration.

I here there are some prizes in the mix for today. Three to be exact, so make sure you comment all along the way!
There is lots more to see! Your next stop along our hop today is Jennifer Ingle!

Annette Witherspoon

Asia King
Barb Turpin
Cyndi Bundy
Janelle Stollfus (you're here)
Jennifer Ingle
Jennifer Dove
Kristine Reynolds
Mary Dawn Quirindongo
Melinda Gleissner
Suzanne Czosek
Wendy Jordan
Wendy Price
Taylor Usry
Tenia Nelson


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22 comments:

  1. I posted kiddos too and you are right...they are different! Love both of your cards. :)

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  2. Aaawwww..... Fabulous cards! Your colouring is amazing :) x

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  3. Wonderful coloring on both of these cards!

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  4. very nice. love the colors
    adventureofthecreativemind.blogspot.com

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  5. janelle, you make your background sprinkles so magical on both of your cards. great showcasing of the stamps.
    have us mailing address
    ava g

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  6. Both of these cards are soooooo gorgeous!!

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  7. Janelle,daunting is right! I wouldn't know where to start with the Fairy Garden stamp...you, however, make it look amazing! (Cute Kiddos too!) Your post must have gone up late, I see I'm the first to comment so far...have a great day.

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  8. Utterly adorable! Love both of them! That bee pasture is one of my favorite stamps and you used it beautifully!

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  9. That first card is so sweet! Love the image and the hand drawn scallop border is perfect. The coloring on the second card is fantastic!

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  10. Janelle, i thought for sure i had already posted, must have gotten side tracked...
    love the background sprinkles of your cards, it makes them feel so magical. really adds texture to your cards.
    have u.s. mailing
    ava g

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  11. Oh My GOSH those kids are sooo cute. The Fairy Garden is beautiful as well. Well done!

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  12. I'm so inept at coloring, but totally appreciate those who are expert, like you! Wonderful cards!

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  13. My goodness! You did such a beautiful job on the Fairy Garden card. I had to show it to my friend immediately! (She loves fairies!) I'm loving these new Stampendous stamps! :)

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  14. Both of these are so pretty. The Kissin' Kiddos is my favorite stamp. They remind me of my son and my daughter. She loves her brother and he's kind of aloof. I love the technique you used to place the Essentials. I'm going to have to try it. I also LOVE the way you colored the Fairy Garden. Exquisite!

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  15. WOW!! Such BEAUTIFUL CARDS!! I LOVE all of the added elements and the color schemes that you used!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

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  16. That fairy stamp is sweet, you did a great job. Barb

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  17. TFS your beautiful colored cards. The fairy stamp is so cute when you added all your layers. love it.

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  18. Oh my gosh, these are such sweet cards! LOVE those fanciful images!

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  19. the first cards is sooo cute and the second is totally amazing!!

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  20. Both cards are great but I have to say, I'm partial to Fairy Garden! It's so pretty and sweet, I love it! The colors are gorgeous!

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  21. What lovely projects! Thanks for a fun hop and some great inspiration!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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