Happy Birthday Pandas! 30 Day Coloring Challenge Blog Hop
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Happy Pandas! 30 Day Coloring Challenge Blog Hop

Hello all! Today I am taking part in a blog hop celebrating the 30 Day Coloring Challenge from Kathy Racoosin. Kathy is a close friend and I’ve personally seen how addicted she is to coloring! Whenever were together, her bag of markers and stamped images in never far away. :)

Kathy has hosted 30 Day Coloring Challenges in the past–in fact, this is her fourth! Each time, there is a ton of participation on Instagram and it’s so fun to see what everyone is working on. Check out the #thedailymarker30day hashtag to see more!

The challenge encourages everyone to color something–anything!–each day for an entire month. You can color something small or color something big! And you can color with whatever medium you’d like

For my card today, I’m coloring the Happy Pandas stamp set from My Favorite Things…

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Hot vs. Cold Pressed Watercolor Paper - Which is better for backgrounds?
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Hot vs. Cold Pressed Watercolor Paper – Which is better for backgrounds?

With all of the watercoloring that I’ve been doing recently, I’ve been wondering how hot pressed watercolor paper holds up under water-heavy backgrounds as compared to cold pressed paper. I decided to put it to the test today and create two cards using the Blogging Buddies stamp set from Mama Elephant.

For comparison, I used Arches Hot Pressed Watercolor Paper and Arches Cold Pressed Watercolor Paper.

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Another Easy Valentine's Day Card Using a Card Kit
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Another Easy Valentine’s Day Card Using a Card Kit

Hello, all! Today I created a card using products from the February 2016 Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp. I’m so honored to be able to design products for the Simon Says Stamp card kits, and I especially like the stamps and dies I designed for this kit. :)

Unfortunately, the kit itself is sold out, but you can still buy a lot of the individual components separately, including the Hello Beautiful stamp set and Mini Hearts Outline dies.

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