The Card Concept #46


Hi stamping friends 🙂 At The Card Concept, we’re back from our holiday break and ready to challenge you again! This week Lesley has come up with a super cozy photo to inspire us:

46My style is clean and layered and I got my inspiration from the toasty warm pair of mittens I would really love to have right now! Christmas day it was almost 70 degrees here in New England, and boy were we spoiled. Well, those times are over and it’s back to reality folks!

I used a set from Flourishes (they’re re-opening soon, yay!) called Warm Winter Wishes and colored the mittens with Copics: R24, R27, R29, E30, E42, E43. I used the Festive Wonder – Snow Flurry embossing folder from Crafter’s Companion for the background.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have time to join us this week 🙂


Flourishes Challenge Card

10615-ksylvesterHi stamping friends 🙂 I am a huge fan of Christmas and New Year’s Eve, but I have to admit it’s a relief to have it all over and successful and be back in my stamp room! There’s a turkey dinner in the oven, Jeff is watching the Patriots’ game and I am coloring until my heart’s content…life is good 🙂

For today’s card I am using a Flourishes set called Winter Berries. This set is in my Christmas collection of stamps, but I am so over Christmas cards now, I decided to turn it into a “friendship” wreath card and turn the winter berries into blueberries.

Flourishes is going to be re-opening and I couldn’t be happier! They’re having a facebook challenge today for a chance to win their new release. Oh yeah, I’m playing along for that chance!

I colored my wreath with the following Copics: YG93, YG95, YG97, B93, B95, B99, outlined in a little Y21.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you find some time to do what makes you happiest today!

Freshly Made Sketches #217

true-colors-wmHi stamping friends 🙂 The hustle and bustle of Christmas is over, and hubby is off to Vermont for a storm coming in tomorrow, so I’m spending a little time coloring and unwinding in my craft room. I hear this storm has really left its mark across the country, I hope you’re all safe & warm!

I’m a huge fan of holiday stamps, but I am loving the butterflies in the Sheena’s A Little Bit Sketchy – True Colors set. Yes, our first winter storm is upon us and I’m already ready to move on to butterflies and flowers.

For today’s card I’m playing along with the current sketch at Freshly Made Sketches:


The background of the butterfly is embossed with the Beautiful Brambles embossing folder, and the sentiment came from the Sheena’s A Little Bit Sketchy – The Butterfly Effect set.  The butterfly was colored with the following Spectrum Noir markers: FS8, OR2, OR3, DR1, LY1, then a little shimmer was added with the Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay Sparkle Pen:

DSC_0107Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you can take some time to get a little crafty soon!

Crafter’s Companion – True Colors


sheena-true-colors-wmHi stamping friends 🙂 Well, we’re quickly approaching Christmas, and what am I doing?! Oh…just coloring! Lol. I can think of 1,001 things I should be doing, but I am often known to get “sidetracked” (just ask my husband) when I go into my stamp room… so tonight when I went in to find a present I knew I had hidden away in there, I spotted this fabulous butterfly stamp from the Sheena A Little Bit Sketchy Set – True Colors, and sat down pretty much immediately to create a card with it! They do say coloring is very relaxing so I’m sure we could all use a little coloring time this week!

I colored the butterfly with Spectrum Noir Markers on Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock. There were only six markers used on this image, TB2 TB3, TB5, CG1, CG2, DG3. I fussy cut it and mounted it on the square in the Elegance Stamping Frame die set. This is the same die used for the fancy square background. The embossing behind the frame is from the Flower Power embossing folder.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sugar Pea Designs Sketch Challenge


Hi stamping friends 🙂 Today I’m playing along with the sketch challenge at Sugar Pea Designs. I’m in the middle of a big project for one of the design teams I’m on, but thought I’d take a little break and make a card. I love, love, love Sugar Pea Designs’ stamps, they are some of my favorites for coloring! Here’s the sketch:SPDSS33

The little guy is from the My Hero set and I colored him with Copics:

Hair: N4, N6, N8

Skin: E000, E00, E11 with R20 on the cheeks and a little BG0000 on the glasses

Shirt/Sneakers: N0, N1, N3

Tie/Bolt/Laces: Y13, Y18

Dirt: E31, E33, E35

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Moonbeam Meadow – True Love


Hi stamping friends 🙂 Wow, we’re getting so close to Christmas and with so much to do, it’s important to squeeze in a little crafty time for yourself! I’m done with my Christmas cards for this year, so I pulled out this sweet set from Crafter’s Companion, called Moonbeam Meadow – True Love. Oh I just can’t get enough of these adorable mice! I colored this image with Spectrum Noir markers on Spectrum Noir cardstock, and here are the colors I used:

Mice: GB2, GB5, GB9, EB6
Leaves: DG1, DG2, DG3
Flowers: HB1, HB2, HB3
Umbrella: BT1, BT3, BT4, BT5, GT1
Heart: PP1, PP3, PP5
Flower Wrapper: IG1, IG2, IG3, IG4
Water: TB1, TB2, TB3
Moon: FS1, FS2

I added some distress inks around the edges of my image, Chipped Sapphire and Faded Jeans.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Freshly Made Sketches #215

FMS215-kerin-sylvesterHi stamping friends 🙂 I’ve been able to spend the majority of the afternoon in my stamp room and I am one happy stamper right now! For this card I’m playing along with this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge:

FMS Final 215-001

For this card I used the I Knead You set from MFT Stamps along with the matching die cut. Surprisingly, the DSP on this card is from a holiday paper pad I got last year called Keepin’ Cozy from Echo Park Paper. I should know by now to keep my holiday papers out all year, there are so many universal patterns in those pads! I colored my kitten in Copics: N0, N2, N4 and the yarn in B41, B45.

Thanks so much for stopping by (again)!

Retro Sketches #193

bebunni-christmas-kerin-sylHi stamping friends 🙂 Can you believe we’re less than 3 weeks away from Christmas?!? I’m trying to get my Christmas cards done and mailed, and today I got to add another to the pile thanks to the Retro Sketches Challenge for some inspiration and Crafter’s Companion for a super cute image to color! Here’s the sketch:


The image is from the Bebunni Christmas stamp set called Snowy Hugs. I just love this sweet image! The DSP is from the Festive Wonder 6×6 Paper Pad. The snowflakes came from the Festive Wonder Snowy Border Decorative Die on white cardstock with glitter added.  The image was stamped on Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth White Cardstock and colored with the following Spectrum Noir markers:

Scarf/Coat/Hat: CR8, CR11, DR5, DR7

Bunny Face, Snowman shadowing: IG1, IG2

Bird: TB1, TB2, TB3

Terra Cotta Pot: BG2, BG4, TN2, TN7

Bunny Ears: PP1, PP3, IG1, IG2

Snowman Nose: OR1, CR10

Boots: IG4, IG6, IG8, IG10

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Simple Christmas Tree Card

DSC_0092Hi stamping friends 🙂 Today I want to share with you a super simple Christmas Tree card. By now you all know I’m a huge fan of coloring and lots of layers, and often make cards that are not too quick. I find coloring so relaxing that I love taking time to make detailed cards. But, sometimes it is nice to have a super quick & easy card that you can whip up in a snap! And what better time to have a card like that than at Christmas?!?

This card is made with the Christmas Tree Cutout die from MFT Stamps and some of my favorite festive DSP. I added an embossed background, but that’s about the extent of detail on this card! You can make this in so many different designer papers and color combinations for an assortment of quick cards. Ooh, how about a nice gift set for someone?

Thanks so much for stopping by!

The Card Concept #45


Hi stamping friends 🙂 It’s time for a new challenge at The Card Concept, and this week we’ve got some colors for you to try, Navy & Cream:45My style is clean and layered and I was inspired by the snowflakes on the inspiration photo. I used the Sheena A Little Bit Festive Stamp Set – Christmas Bauble, along with my most favorite new product…have you seen the Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens? Oh my, shimmery goodness can be added to everything now 🙂 I mixed some of the Starry Sky Sparkle Pen (from the Winter Warmers Sparkle Pen set) with water and painted the ornament on Watercolour Cardstock. Check out that shimmer:


The background for my card is an embossing folder called Snow Flurry from the Festive Wonder Collection.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you’ll make some time to join us for this challenge, we always love to see what you create!