Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The Olympics of Stamping

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Stamp It! oh how I love this issue! :) Last year this issue was my first publication with Paper Crafts, with three cards! And to have 12 in this one now?! Amazing!

I am a stamper at heart. I love to stamp. I love everything to do with stamping! What I love about this special Paper Crafts issue is, I see all these stamps I have, but am amazed at how all the designers use them differently. SO cool. This is one issue that I grab over and over again when I need inspiration.

Ok, you are here for the prizes :), so this is what you need to do: Visit all of these fabulous (oh my gosh LOOK at those names) blogs and see what they created, especially for today. Leave a comment at each blog and someone will have a chance to win 12 sets of stamps from My Cute Stamps! You have until Sunday, February 28 to leave comments on the blogs.

Moxie Fab World

Betsy Veldman

Dawn McVey

Debbie Olson

Julia Stainton

Kimberly Crawford You are here!

Latisha Yoast

Lisa Johnson

Maile Belles

Sarah Martina Parker

Teri Anderson

Tina Fussell

Poppies Scene

My card for today uses a new stamp from Stampendous called, Poppy Scene. Love the rustic feel and the possibilities with this line of images.

Poppies Scene CU

There is one tip I wanted to point out when you are coloring images with Copic markers, or any markers for that matter. Images that are farther away, or images that are in the “back” of the stamp should get less contrast and should also be grey their tone. Notice how that helps the front flowers pop a little more? Now, I don’t have tons of markers, so I fake it. I use a W3 to color over the top. Try it sometime and let me know how it works.

And now that you are totally inspired to stamp from all the blogs :), did you see the challenge at Moxie Fab World? The challenge is called, “The Olympics of Stamping” in which you can submit stamped cards in the following themes: Birthday, Thank You, Thinking of You/Hello, Love, and Season’s Greetings. You have until Monday, March 8 to get your projects linked up with Mr. Linky. The winners will be announced on Wednesday, March 10.

The best part is, enter those fabulous creations for the challenge in the Paper Crafts Magazine Stamping Royalty contest going on now. For all the details click HERE. There are great prizes up for grabs, the chance to have your work published in the magazine, and a chance to get your name on the designer list for exclusive calls! Now that is a ton of winning and stamping!! Gotta love it! :)

thanks for stopping by! Whew! :)

Just A Note: Stamps (Stampendous (Poppy Scene), Cardstock (Neenah-Solar White) (Papertrey Ink-Kraft), Patterned paper (October Afternoon Thrift Shop-Complete Set, Needs Paint), Ink (Tsukineko Memento-Tuxedo Black) (Stewart Superior Palette-Dark Brown) (Clearsnap Colorbox Chalk-Creamy Brown), Copics

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Kim Wilson said...

Super cute! It reminds me of a winery I saw in Paso robles, ca! :)

Merilee Lane, Where Life is But a Dream said...

What a pretty card with a bit of an arts and crafts feel to it. I love the image.

Lindsay said...

That stamp is fun! I just love the card! It makes me want to go color, you always inspire!

Melisa Hunter said...

Such a sweet card! Beautiful colouring!

ahappyscramper said...

Congrats Kimberly on your 12 cards published in this issue...that is so totally awesome and no wonder you are over the moon. Very well deserved recognition! xL

kim-paperbabe said...

Gorgeous Kimberely!!! love the stamped image and the colours are so warm and pretty, congrats on your published cards, such an inspiration, HuGs Kim :)

Vanessa said...

Love this image! It reminds me of the beautiful Tuscany. Great card, Kimberly!

Hugs,
Vanessa

ArlaMo said...

This is a beautiful card!! Thanks for sharing.

Lisa V. said...

Thank you for the copic tip. I love this card. I always tend to go for a rustic feel. Thanks again.

Ange Kelly said...

What an amazing card!

Carissa said...

Thanks for the idea on coloring with more dimension. Just learning to color with copics, so every little tidbit helps.

Elizabeth (Beth) Moore said...

I'm just learning to use all the new Copic markers I own so I really appreciate the tip and just love your card. Thanks for the chance to win.

Angela said...

I love your color choices -- it's so serene. Great card!!

Donna VW said...

This is beautiful. I love the color combination.

Laurie said...

I love the layout on your card, Kimberly, and the color scheme you used. Thanks for the tip on coloring images in the distance - that really helps to add dimension to the finished scene. Great job!

Diane Jaquay said...

Very pretty (so peaceful and relaxing!)

lynn said...

you have a beautiful style-love this!

Ellie said...

I love how happy this card makes you feel.TFS!

Penny D. said...

Very cute! I love the kraft look!

Chris Cross said...

You are very talented with those markers!

Margaret said...

Love the earthy colours Kimberly, this is my first visit to your pages and your card is lovely.

Melissa S said...

Beautiful card! I'm so loving this hop!

Diana said...

Beautiful card....reminds me of a painting I saw once at a Monet exhibit. I don't remember the artist, but I do remember the painting!

StampinCathy said...

This is one cute card. Love the DP and your coloring is just amazing. Thanks for this inspiring eye candy along this hop.

Donna said...

Love your card (and your style)! The Poppy scene is unique & versatile, & I'm loving your coloring. Thanks for the tip on use of grays, & congrats on your spotlight in Stamp It!

winjes said...

This is beautiful. It is like a snapshot from Tuscany. Absolutely amazing. thanks for the tips for coloring this type of scene too. Can't wait to try it.

Janelle said...

Great card! And thanks for the Copics tip -- I need all the help I can get in that dept!

momto3ms said...

Congrats on all your hard work! I love red poppies and so I love this card. Great work!

Thanks for the inspiration!

Cynthia

Melissa said...

So pretty! What a fun stamp and thanks for the pointers on coloring!

Ally said...

Pretty poppies!

Terri E. said...

Really great coloring and fun strips of dsp as well.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

TesaB said...

Amazing scenery!!! That card is stunning!

Latisha said...

Gorgeous!!!
love it!
hugs
Latisha

Jessica Christensen said...

This is a different stamp than I've ever seen. I LOVE the poppies!

Mary said...

very nice stamping love the poppies so happy remind me of summer!

Brenda said...

I love your card! The coloring looks fabulous with the strips of patterned paper.

Karyle said...

What a lovely card, great coloring.

*LittleMissT* said...

What a beautiful card, love the complimentary patterned paper! Great tips for the Copics colouring too!

Ruby said...

Ooh that's pretty. It just conjures up a peaceful holiday trip to me. The flowers are so pretty and cheerful too. Love it! :o)

Candy H said...

Love your card! Love Stamp It magazine and love the prize! Yeah!

happykim said...

That's a card I would love to receive!

Debbie said...

your card is so adorable. It really catches your eye!

Randee said...

I love your card...and your coloring tip! I need to take a Copic class.

Lil' Inker said...

Oh I love that stamps and I love how you made this a simple layout but one that is amazing!!

erinallport said...

Love your colored image! Thanks for the advice!!! Can't wait to try it!

Pat said...

This card is absolutely beautiful and thanks for the coloring tips.

Whimsey said...

What pretty colors; love the paper and the scene is beautiful!!

Alison said...

Sooo beautiful and simple! I love it!

petunia670 said...

I love the serenity and beauty of this card! Great job w/ the Copics.

Kelly S. said...

This card is just PERFECT, Kimberly! So quaint and sweet and I love that lil poppy sneaking out of the box!

Julia Moss said...

What a very pretty card...so elegant

Carol said...

What a fun stamp with the poppies, which I love. Thanks for the copic tip, as I only have a few colors to choose from, which will be a big help.

Anne said...

I am taking Copic classes so any tips I get are helpful. The poppies are great. Love the card.

Mindy said...

Wonderful colors and style! Beautiful card and love poppies!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

So Pretty I love that stamp and you did an amazing job coloring it!!!

Marcie S. said...

Great tip about using the grey Copic marker...I'm definately going to try that!

Cassie_lu said...

great card. I really like how the image is cut out with the curves and a little bit of the flower sticks out. thanks for the tip about the W3 copic and background coloring.

Tracey said...

LOVE the feel and colours of this card!!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

Pegg S said...

This is gorgeous! I have some older Stampendous scene stamps that I need to pull out! The tip is so helpful - I will definitely try it out!

barbie_love said...

That card is so stunning really pops off the page!

Paper Dolls said...

Your poppy card is so lovely!

The McCullough Family said...

Ooh! Striking image! I love your coloring. What a treat to get another Kimberly card this week via Moxie Fab!!

Anne said...

LOVE the card! I just saw these stamps yesterday in the new Stampendous catalog and I LOVE them! Anne, yourmainestamper

Betty-Ann said...

I love the soft 'earthiness' of your card...beautiful!

Andrea said...

Great card. I love that stamp - flowers but you don't have to put a ton of detail in. And thanks for the coloring tips - fantastic!

Peggy said...

Love the sweet little scene and Kraft paper is one of my favs. God bless!

Regina (TheStampin'Bean) said...

This is so sweet! I love the coloring and the little details. Perfect!

Tammy Nichols said...

I love that poppy stamp and the layout of the card! Very nice job! WHOLE LOT OF STAMPY GOODNESS GOING ON HERE!

Julie Batta said...

Great card, Kimberly. I just love that stamp you used. Great design too.

Finja said...

summertime.... like in geshwins song... great, i want sunshine
Hugs Finja

Chrissy said...

What a sweet card, and thanks for the tip on coloring! I don't have any Copics (yet) but I love to pick up tid bits along the way so that I won't be clueless when the day comes, lol!
Chrissy

Summer Braxton said...

I have never seen that image before. it's lovely. wonderful coloring too.

Angy said...

Great job with that coloring ~ thanks for the helpful hints!

Jes said...

Great image, love those poppies, and very cool card. Thanks for sharing.

Cyndi Landrigan said...

I love this card! And thanks for the copic tips too! I am just learning to use the markers and can use all the help I can get.

Jessica said...

so pretty! love the scene and the great colors you used on it!

Isabel Z said...

I just found a new blog to be inspired by--yours--thanks to the moxie gal. Love the card that you created.

2Bis2DO said...

Wow, what a piece of art. Fabulous job.

BonnieRose said...

such a wonderful stamp! Love your card!

Winter said...

So pretty! I love the coloring! Congrats on all your success! :)

marianne-g said...

Very cute!

Sofia ;) said...

What an amazing card!!!!! Just love it!!

Still Stampin' with Sue said...

Kim, I love your card! This is one of my all time favorite stamps. It reminds me of a visit to grape country in CA. Nice memory as I look at the 8" of snow that fell last night and still coming down! Thanks for the memories:-)

Gina said...

Kim, you've always given me so much Inspiration . . . your talent is Amazing and you deserve to be were you are! :)

Cookie said...

Oh my! I LOVE this!! Looks like a painting!!

Christy Farneth-Kerr said...

Thank you for all the great info.
I always like to see what you are creating. Very cute card :)

Crafty Engineering said...

Gorgeous! Love how you left one flower outside of the box! I can only hope that in a year I can have 12 cards published...holy cow...congrats! I finally have one in the March/April issue!

Danielle said...

Love love love the image..what a cute card! Thanks for sharing!

Jessica said...

What a lovely card, Kimberly!!! I love how you colored the scenery :)

Patty from FL said...

Love the dimensionality of the card. I really like that stamp! Nice card!

Angela Fehr said...

Love these colours, Kim! Were you inspired by my living room?

Mel said...

I've never seen that stamp before, but it's just lovely. Thanks for sharing!

TracyJ said...

Loved the colors in this one - it just looks so FRESH and cute.

Shawna said...

Cute card! Simplicity at its best!!

Kelly said...

This card is amazing! I love everything about it! I am now going to follow your blog!

Helen F. said...

Oh so cute, Kimberly. Love the Poppy Scene and the DP you used with it! Beautiful note card!

Michelle said...

Wonderful card! I just love the colors of the patterned paper and how you did make the poppies "pop"!

Janet S said...

OH MY! I am loving this card! Your coloring is superb!!! I am thinking I NEED this stamp now. Oh the joys of enabling. :D Thanks for sharing with us during the Moxie Fab World hop.

Ashley Harris said...

Hey Sweetie!! Congrats on this lovely issue and your 12 cards! WOO HOO! So happy for you!

Julia said...

Love it!

Lisa G. said...

I love your scene!! So pretty...great coloring!!

HannahBeth said...

I love this card. The image, the colors and your choice of pattern. Too cute!

Heather Jensen said...

Very cute! I love Poppies. :D

Janet L. said...

I'm ready for spring and your great card is getting me inspired!

Michelle said...

What a neat layout! It just makes the image pop off the page!

Susan G said...

Love the Springy feel of this card with the poppies. Great job!

nfaband said...

Fabulous card, love the image and the wonderful coloring you've done. Thanks for sharing it with everyone.

Elaine A said...

Kim -

What a sweet card! It puts me in mind of the Tuscan country side.

Elaine Allen

Deb said...

This is a beautiful way to showcase this stamp! I have a few others in this series as well, and I love the idea of using the patterns behind them! Thanks!

Julie Cameron said...

Love this!

Brenda said...

This is a wonderful card. It is simply beautiful. I love that stamp and the paper you chose is so pretty!

Alyssa S said...

Love the coloring on this image...thanks for the tip too!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Gorgeous card!! I love the colors you used and the image is great - off to shop! :)

Lisa H. said...

sooo sweet! love the greens!

scrapnrn said...

very cool card, the poppy scene is awesome

Deirdre said...

Just adore the poppy scene - just beautiful.

Deirdre said...

Just adore the poppy scene - just beautiful.

Anita said...

Oh Kimberley you made a wonderful card and thank you for the tip about using the W3 color.

xx Anita

Mooy oh Mooy! said...

love the poppy image!

Karen said...

Such a beautiful stamp scene! Thanks for the great coloring tip! :>

Patty said...

Love your card! Green, red and kraft are so wonderful together!

Allison Cope said...

I so love that cute little stamp in the center of your card Kimberly! Too cute!

Michelle Ip said...

Love the simplicity of the layout. Beautiful card!

veronica said...

what a beautiful card! i really love it's simplicity and wonderful colors!

62 Cards - Sammye Jo said...

WOW! The Poppy Scene stamp is so pretty! Love the shading!!! TFS!

Sharron said...

Such a sweet card--I love it! The poppies are wonderful and thanks for the great coloring tips!!

Frozenstamper said...

Love this little scene and your paper choices are precious! Very cute card!

Jennifer Jackson said...

beautiful! I love the vibrant colors!

Heather said...

Adorable card!!! I'm so intimidated by Copics so I really love your suggestions.

Kristin said...

Beautiful card. I love how stamping can be so simple and beautiful. Your coloring is spectacular.

Jenn said...

beautifully colored!

melanie said...

great copic tip, pretty card!

Stephanie said...

Great coloring tips on your lovely card! Congrats on having so many cards in the latest issue of Stamp It! Cards. Many were some of my favorites in this issue.

Debbi said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing.

connie said...

Another beautiful card! thanks for the tip.

Natasha said...

Beautifully done!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

super cute card--love the tip! TFS:)

Stephanie Smith said...

Cute card. Love the pop of color that the flowers provide.

Claire said...

I love this stamp. So super simple but very well colored. Thanks.

shruti said...

cute card. love the scene.

colleenk said...

I love the colors in this! Very warm and friendly.

sarah.hampton said...

Great tip about making images farther away grayer. I hadn't thought about it. Thanks!

Margaret de Witt said...

Very cute Kimberly. The image is beautifully detailed and yet the layout is clean and simple.

jen said...

WOW. I LOVE-LOVE-LOVE this! You totally got the depth, and with the clean look of the rest of the card... FAB-U-LOUS. No wonder you have 12 cards in this issue! :)

NLR said...

What a beautiful card! I love this stamp set and thanks for the fabulous tip about Copic coloring!

Jacque said...

Poppies...my favorite flower...very nice card.

Vicki Bray said...

Kimberly - thanks for the tip! This happens to be my favorite flower - love poppies! Beautiful card!

coolnana72 said...

Lovely card--I love the colors you used--the poppies are beautiful thanks for the tip on coloring with markers

stampmiser said...

*thud*
You are really an artist with your Copics!!

Michele Gross said...

This is so pretty. Thanks so much for your color tip. It does make you feel like you're looking "into" this scene, rather than just "at" it. Great job!

Zgirl said...

Super cute card. Your coloring tips are great--thank you. You did an amazing job with the copics.

loni.sue said...

Ooh! I love this card! Love how you colored the wonderful image. It evokes Provence or Tuscany to me. Smooches!

Linda said...

Love the card. Your stamped image is fabulous!

Laura said...

Super cute card, Kim...as always!

Marisa said...

Darling card. Love the colours.

Sylvia said...

I love your poppies! This looks just like spring! Beautiful!

Paige Dolecki said...

I love the poppy field image on this card and thanks for the tip on coloring!

syrant said...

I love the stamp and the way you used it.

Sue D said...

Beautiful card--thanks for the tip on coloring.

Amanda said...

12 cards in the mag - oh wow!!

I adore the Poppy Fields image - it really reminds me of holidays in France... I can see a purchase coming on... oh dear!!

alyssa said...

Wonderful card! Love the poppies & the cute little house. And a huge congrats to you! :)

Betty Kimmel said...

OMG this card is gorgeous!!
Great Work
BK

Lisa C. said...

Thanks for coloring tip!! Your card is beautiful and the peacock card below is amazing!!

Sara said...

Wow! I love the stamp you used. And your coloring is beautiful. I do see what you mean about the flowers popping in the front. Congratulations on all those publications. Truly inspiring.

Jennie said...

Lovely design. great coloring and love the dp you used.

MelissaS said...

What a fabulous coloring job on this image, and a great mix of dp! Thanks for sharing :)

anya said...

This is a very pretty card, Kimberly. Great job on the coloring - thank you for the tips!

Barbara DeBose said...

this image is so sweet! I love the poppies

no blog post said...

I think this is one of my favorite cards, so far. I love all the detail, yet the card is very simple in design.

Smriti said...

So cute!

JensTreats.com said...

Nice card- gives me inspiration to use my copics. I love your peacock card also!!

kellychristinekelly said...

Super sweet card and thanks for the coloring tip!

Laura.K said...

Wow. Tuscany. Lovely.

Jill said...

Lovely layout, amazing coloring and superb execution. Greens and reds are just about my favorite color combination.

Ida P. Krause said...

Love this card and am saving it to my favorites files. CAS design yet it just "pops" right at you with the rich and colorful feel you created.

Amanda Profumo said...

Oh! Love this card! Those poppys really "pop"! All your colors are so pretty and fresh!

Yvonne said...

Great card. Thanks for the coloring tip! I am going to have to try that!

narutopenguingirl said...

What an elegant card! Love the colors :)

jengd said...

I love this card! I love the image/color/paper combination and that one flower coming off the edge helps add to the depth!

Charmaine said...

Love this card...your coloring is fabulous~

Charmaine

Donna said...

Love this fun card! Makes me think of spring and I'd love for that to be around right now.

Fiorella said...

Your card brings the sun into this grey winter!

janelle_d said...

Wow! Simply beautiful... Thanks for sharing your card & your copic tip.

Cat said...

love your card - and the Stampendous stamp! TFS

Ginny said...

omgoodness--i LOVE what you did with the stamp and coloring and EVERYTHING--gorgeous :D

Detra said...

I really like that stamp, my shopping list is growing. Great card.

stacie said...

Wow what a beautiful stamp...oh for the mastery of the copic markers...

KellyG said...

Great card, love the colors!

Jinny Newlin said...

These colors are so warm! I love the way one of the flowers overhangs the frame.

Stacy said...

LOVE your card and that stamp! I am adding your blog to my favs!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

This is gorgeous Kimberly and thanks for the coloring tip! I need all the help I can get! :)

CarissaCalhoun said...

I love this card, it's dream-like... love that patterned paper!

Lorrie said...

Great tip for using markers, Thanks.

Purple Princess said...

Beautiful card! Love the colors!!

Gwen said...

Wow! Love the stamp and your technique on this card...so beautiful!

Samantha T. said...

Great card, so homey and cute.

Cathy Weber said...

This card is so nice. I love how you overlapped the flower and cut it out on the edge. So pretty.

Amy Schultz said...

Ooo cute! I adore the colors on that Kraft background!

Virginia L. said...

I adore your creations in Stamp It magazine! Just amazing in all of your cards! Congrats on your publication-12 of them-WOW!

Betty said...

Awwwwww...what a beautiful card!! Love the colors! Love how peaceful it makes me feel!

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