Copic Markers & Newton’s Nook Flirty Flamingos – Color Wednesday #50

Hi all!

Whew! It’s been a few days since I’ve posted here at my blog. So sorry for my absence! I was out of town over the weekend and am just now getting back into the swing of things. Is it like that for you guys, too, when you return home after a few days away? It’s like my brain is still on vacation. :)

Anyhow, for today’s Color Wednesday card and video I thought it would be fun to use a new stamp set from Newton’s Nook called Flirty Flamingos. These little guys are too cute! The stamps are from their latest release and I got to play with them for their blog hop last week over at the Simon blog (CLICK HERE to see my card).

I stamped and colored the flamingo with Copic Markers, and created a background with Distress Inks in Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, and Tumbled Glass.


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Stretch Your Stamps 2

My latest class at Online Card Classes is starting on August 4! We’ve been so excited to start Stretch Your Stamps 2 and it’s almost here! Check out more info about class HERE!

Class Giveaway

For a chance to win one of three free spots in Stretch Your Stamps 2, please leave a comment below telling me you’re favorite thing about summer (yes, even those of you on the other side of the globe who are experiencing winter right now–let me know what you love about summer!). Three random winners will be chosen and announced here at my blog. Comments will close on Sunday, July 27 at 10:00 pm MT. Good luck!

*If you’re already registered for class and win a free spot your class fees will be refunded, or you can gift the class to a friend! :)

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Q&A with Jennifer McGuire!

Hi all!

My crafty friend Jennifer McGuire is visiting me this weekend in Utah and we decided to do a couple Q&A videos for you guys! We reached out on Facebook and asked for your questions. :)

We answer six popular questions in the video below. And don’t forgot to watch us answering six MORE questions at Jennifer’s blog. :)

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“Faux” Calligraphy – Make Your Envelopes Special! + Vintage Postage Stamps

I’ve been fascinated with handwriting and calligraphy since I was a little girl, so addressing the envelopes for my handmade cards has always been fun. I’ve shared some envelopes on Instagram over the last little bit and thought I’d share a quick video on “faux” calligraphy, or basically taking your own handwriting and adding accents and embellishing it a bit.

Here’s one of the envelopes I made today… (video below)

***The address on the envelope below is a business address for Simon Says Stamp, NOT a personal home address***

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I found a fun blog post over on Pinterest that inspired me to address the envelopes today. Check out the fun envelopes over at Oh So Beautiful Paper! The pink envelope in the blog post directly inspired my envelopes today. :)

As for pens, I’ve been using a while Gelly Roll pen as of late and really loving it. It writes smooth and bright. It’s not quite as bright as the Uni-ball Signo Broad (my favorite white pen for crafting), but the smoothness is what I was looking for in a white pen for addressing envelopes.

The pink envelope is from They have a TON of envelopes. I like to buy the 25 or 50 packs of bright colors. It’s unusual to receive colored envelopes in the mail, so I want to use ones that stand out.

And I usually mix current postage stamps with vintage stamps. I use current postage stamps to make sure I get a high enough postage to mail the envelopes, and then vintage stamps to add something extra. I especially like to get vintage stamps that feature the states where the people I send cards to often live. For example, my mom lives in Arizona so I have some vintage Arizona stamps.

I’ve been adding to my vintage stamp collection by ordering from these online stores:

So I hope you guys try out the “faux” calligraphy. It can be super fun! :)

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