Dream Hugs

Here is the last reindeer in the Reindeer Games Jingle All the Way set and I thought I would go for something non-holiday related. This little tyke looked so sweet and dream and reminded me of my kiddos when they were wee. So I took that feeling and created this card. I think it would be perfect for a welcome baby or a toddler’s birthday. To me it looks so cozy – I want to join on my soft bed too. 😀


Metal Dies:
Slimline Cloud die set
Quilted Rainbow Inlaid die set
Big Hugs Word die set

Stamps:
Reindeer Games Jingle All the Way clear set

Other:
Ranger Distressed Inks
Whimsy Blending Brushes
Tonic Studios Nuvo Crystal Drops
Copic markers on Hammermill Premium Color Copy 100# paper

Dream BIG

Today’s post features another cute reindeer in socks from the Reindeer Games Jingle All the Way. with this one, I thought it could fit multiple themes because the hat looking like a sleeping cap – so I took that idea and ran with it. What do reindeer dream about? Well, I’m sure I don’t know but it probably has giant gum drops and rainbows all around. I’ve used the Mini Slim Pickens Gumdrop die to create the background. I think some of the other designers have nailed it on the head with the sparkly and “sugar” coated gumdrops so I wanted to try something else. After coloring them with the blender brush and ink, I spritzed them with glitter mist. It didn’t turn out as well as I thought it would but it was a good experiment.


Metal Dies:
Wonky Stitched Rectangles die set
Mini Slim Pickens Gumdrops die set
Up in the Clouds die set
Bold ABC die set
Cutie ABC die set

Stamps:
Reindeer Games Jingle All the Way clear set
Galaxy Galore Background rubber stamp

Other:
Ranger Distressed Inks
Whimsy Blending Brushes
Tonic Studios Nuvo Crystal Drops
Copic markers on Hammermill Premium Color Copy 100# paper

Pucker up!

Get ready because it looks like Rodolph is headed your way for some mistletoe mischief. This reindeer is included in the Reindeer Games Jingle Shine Bright clear set which adds to the other four reindeer released last month. I stamped this one on some paper and decided I was going to color a snowy scene. I started with the mountains then added some trees. I was going to add blue for the sky but a last minute thought steered me towards a yellow-orange. I’m glad it di because it really brightens up the scene.


Metal Dies:
Wonky Stitched Rectangles die set
Extreme Postage die set
Merry and Bright Word and Shadow die set

Stamps:
Reindeer Games Jingle Shine Bright clear set
Messy Mesh Background rubber stamp

Other:
Ranger Distressed Inks
Whimsy Blending Brushes
Tonic Studios Nuvo Crystal Drops
Copic markers on Hammermill Premium Color Copy 100# paper

Snowglobe

There is a new mini release at Whimsy Stamps today and, though I’m not featuring anything from this release, I thought I would feature some of the past releases that I missed… specifically with the Reindeer Games Jingle Shine Bright clear set and Holiday Snowglobe Outlines die set. This is one of four new reindeer to join the team of reindeer games and one of my favorites! This week, I’ll be showing cards I made with the others too – it’s certainly a set you’ll want in your collection especially if you have the other reindeer.


Metal Dies:
Holiday Snowglobe Outlines die set
Sprinkles Scallops Outline die set
Merry and Bright Word and Shadow die set
Forest Majesty die set
Stitched Border Trio die set

Stamps:
Reindeer Games Jingle Shine Bright clear set

Other:
Ranger Distressed Inks
Whimsy Blending Brushes
Tonic Studios Nuvo Crystal Drops
Copic markers on Hammermill Premium Color Copy 100# paper

Removing the cap

I have several projects to show this week featuring the work we did at the Coloring Toolbox Retreat. This one is similar to yesterday’s where I showed how to change/add long hair – this one shows removing the baseball cap and just having short hair. This is Polka Dot Pals Colton and was the featured stamp at the last Coloring Toolbox Retreat. There are several examples how how he has been colored and the many different ways he, or she, will turn out to be. And the limit is as endless as your imagination.

Are you interested in learning more? Come join me at the next Coloring Toolbox Retreat. It’s like no other and there are two different dates open for next year. Check it out!


Metal Dies:
Wonky Stitched Rectangles die set
Bold ABC die set

Stamps:
Polka Dot Pals Colton clear set
Paint Splatters Background rubber stamp

Other:
Confetti Mix Fish or Flowers
Ranger Distressed Inks
Whimsy Blending Brushes
Copic markers on Hammermill Premium Color Copy 100# paper

Changing the hair


Registration is open for the next two Coloring Toolbox Retreats in 2023 – one is in May and the other in September. It’s a retreat like no other! Take this for example – this is Polka Dot Pals Colton like you’ve never seen him before. LOL

I demonstrated part of this at my Coloring Toolbox Retreat then decided to finish it up in my free time. She started out as Polka Dot Pals Colton and I changed the stamp to have long hair. You’ve seen something similar as I have colored this stamp as Freida Kahlo and Bob Ross but I have two more that I’ll be posting this year too.


Metal Dies:
Wonky Stitched Rectangles die set
Bold ABC die set

Stamps:
Polka Dot Pals Colton clear set
Messy Mesh Background rubber stamp

Other:
Confetti Mix Fish or Flowers
Ranger Distressed Inks
Whimsy Blending Brushes
Copic markers on Hammermill Premium Color Copy 100# paper