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Monday, July 11, 2016

The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge Blog Hop



Happy Monday everyone! Welcome to the amazing Kathy Racoosin's TheDailyMarker 30 Day Coloring Challenge Blog Hop!! Kathy loves to color and currently is hosting her FIFTH!! 30 Day Coloring Challenge. She challenges us to color something every single day, even for just 5 minutes and no matter what medium you use. Today Kathy has assembled this Blog Hop with some very talented ladies to jump start your creativity. You probably arrived here from the sweet and creative Barb Engler's blog.

I'm so excited to participate - who doesn't love to color?! Kathy and I share the experience, along with a bunch of other amazing women, of having been a Hero Hostess for the Hero Arts Flickr Group. We enjoy getting together via blog hops and today's a special treat for me! You will recognize several Hero Arts artists, past and present, in the line-up too. Here's my card:

Happy Day

Supplies: Hero Arts stamps - Flowers & bugs March 2016 My Monthly Hero; sentiment DC156 Millie Cutouts by Lia
Paper - Hero Arts 2 shades of pool layering paper; Neenah  Solar White; Michael's Reflections black
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black; Other - Copic Markers
Die - Stitched rectangle from Simon Says Stamp Bundle of Stitched Shapes

Kathy inspires me with her beautiful coloring & shading! Mine is nowhere near her level but Kathy makes the point to just keep trying and enjoy the process. I used my new mini-MISTI to compose/stamp the white panel. I needed to repeat a few of the leaf images so I removed the flowers and moved the leaves around before re-stamping. The panel started at 4.25x5.5" but I trimmed it down to fit over the 4x5.25" stitched rectangle mat. All these images from the March 2016 My Monthly Hero kit were super fun to color!!

Be sure to leave comments on all the posts as you hop along! Hero Arts will be giving out two $25 shopping sprees, selecting randomly from comments left on all the stops in this Blog Hop - deadline for commenting is July 18th midnight EST. Kathy will announce the winners on the 19th.
Thanks to Kathy for inviting me to play along and special thanks to Hero Arts - we wouldn't be here together without this amazing company!!

Next up on the Hop, my dear friend and fabulous card-maker, Heather Doran. And speaking of Heather, tomorrow we will post our next Christmas card challenge (#2 of the series for July/August). Stop and check out both our blogs if you need to work on your Christmas cards!

Here's the entire blog list so you don't miss a thing:

Jennifer McGuire
Shari Carroll
Lisa Spangler
Virginia Lu
Lin Brandyberry
Kathy Wade
Arlene McClung
Barb Engler
Linda Wetterlin <<-- you are here
Heather Doran
Cheiron Brandon
Sarah Moerman
Emily Leiphart
Kathy Racoosin

Coloring is addictive! Once I got started, I had a hard time stopping & made 3 more cards.

Roses thanks Thanks flowers Poppy thanks
All Stamps Hero Arts: Card 1 - CL964 Marianne's Flowers; CL574 Say it All
Card 2 - CL304 A Million Thanks; Card 3 - CL449 Delicate Blossoms & CL304 A Million Thanks
Dies - Sizzix pierced circle; My Favorite Things Die-Namics Blueprints 20; Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle from a Bundle of Stitched ShapesCopic markers

Thanks for stopping and have a day full of color!!

192 comments:

Kathy said...

Linda!!! OMG you card has everything I dream of... flowers...butterflies and dots. What a beautiful combonation of all three. Love the colors and the pattern you created. You rock!!! Thanks for doing the hop today it means so much to me. Hugs, Kathy xxo

judy said...

Lovely coloring!

Teresa Doyle said...

Oh my word Linda, ALL of your cards are stunning! As much as I am enjoying this hop, I'll be anxious to get coloring when I finish! LOL TFS!

diana said...

Great cards! :)

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Love all your beautiful colors! So fresh!

Scrapthat said...

Gorgeous florals!! TFS

Lin said...

Hello, sista! Love this luscious creation today, and so pleased to be sharing another hop with you! It's a wonderful testament to what Hero Arts has done for all of us!

Nancy said...

Such a FUN and colorful design!

Barb said...

A darling, happy, colorful card!

Purple Princess said...

Love the butterfly!!

Linda Hyden said...

So bright and beautiful; thanks for sharing.

Debra Rumpza said...

What a great summery card! lovely butterfly.

Lori Ingraham said...

Beautiful card. Love the butterfly.

sideoats + scribbles said...

So pretty!!!! Just love it and glad we all got together for the hop! xo

Sharon Salerno said...

Gorgeous card! Butterflies and flowers are my favorite things to color.

Dot Freel said...

Your cards are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

Cyndi Morris said...

Such a colorful card. Love the images and style.

Dee Earnshaw said...

Oh my, your cards are gorgeous. I am not sure I can decide which one I like best BUT they are also beautiful made, designed and colored. Thank you for your inspiration:)

Robin R said...

Wow! All of your cards are lovely and I think your coloring is great. I love the use of the dots on the first card, really creative.

Vesna said...

Thank you for the inspiration, this is a lovely card! :) 3

CraftyPaws said...

All your cards are so pretty! Great coloring and adding of those little dot details. Love!

Lynn Hardy said...

Very pretty! I especially like your poppy card.

Teresa said...

Nice cards. Looks like you enjoyed to coloring.

Becky said...

Love your colorful card. Gorgeous! Actually, they all are. Thanks for sharing.

Holly Denghel said...

I love the bright colors you use. So cheery!

Melynn Long said...

That is one fun card-happy, fun and summery! Thanks for posting.

Mary Holshouser said...

Oh, happy day....
than song popped into my head when I
saw the pretty butterfly and flowers.
Wonderful coloring.
thanks for sharing a great card.

greggers said...

You got me with the butterfly, so lovely! TFS

Debbie B said...

I love these card! So happy and fun! I am enjoying this blog hop so much and learning along the way! Thanks for sharing!

Joyce Casaldi said...

I love the coloring book look of your card, just beautiful!

Cindy said...

Lovely cards!

Judy said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely cards with us. I color almost every day and hope that I'm getting better at it. Even if no one sees it but me, I love coloring.

Melissa Friedrich said...

All these cards are gorgeous! Love the dots and dashes on the one with the butterfly.

Colleen Howell said...

wow love the card and that butterfly is so pretty

Melody W. said...

I love the way you arrange the stamped images, and the coloring is very pretty , too !

vicenta ghylin said...

Fantastic cards. Flowers and Butterflies are always a perfect match. Thank you for sharing and being part of this giveaway

Trina P. said...

Lovely card. Beautiful coloring of each image.

Late Blooming said...

I like Happy Cards.

V Hamen said...

Linda, I loved all your cards. I'll tune in tomorrow to see what's up for Christmas in July. Thanks.

scrAPpamondo said...

Lovely card, so bright and happy! Fab colours and design!

Sharon Meyer said...

love it!

Abby said...

That's a very happy card!

Virginia Lu said...

Oh.. Linda, I totally see how you were inspired by Kathy's coloring! This card is a BEAUTY! Love the dotted details and variation of colors! And... brownie point for you for linking up the entire blog hops!! Brilliant work!

bonami2b said...

I love how clean and sharp your cards are. Your color choice is perfect.

Jennifer Petty said...

Oh what a pretty card. Love the fun colors.....

Agata Dagmara Pfister said...

Lovely card with gorgeous colouring!

Cindy C. said...

So happy and cute! I love how you colored those pretty images!!

Michelle Williams said...

This looks like a card i would try to make... love the the green dots you added.

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Love your design and colours - so vibrant and happy.

Oliev said...

Awesome coloring!

Cat Craig said...

Linda your card is fabulous and gorgeously colored. Super design.

Marcie Lovett said...

What a happy card!

Kathy Thisted said...

so fun, happy and colorful! thanks

Deepti Aggarwal said...

Beautiful Card.. and awesome coloring..

Ria Montefalcon said...

Beautiful flowers and butterfly, love how they come together to make a vey pretty card

Elaine said...

Love the butterfly with flowers.

Brithzi said...

Oh my, what a gorgeous card!

Casie Williams said...

All of your cards are just beautiful!

Fawntastic Creations said...

Fun and Bright! Love it!

Susan Mcloughlin said...

I love the crispness and clarity of your cards. Pretty! Thank you.

Sue Smith said...

What beautiful cards. Your coloring and blending is fantastic ;)

Charlotte Williams said...

Love the Poppy Card!

Brenda in IN said...

That's a great design using so many fun images and lovely coloring. Coloring is so relaxing. I love your other three cards, especially the center one.

rachelvass1982 said...

Such a pretty card, fab colouring.

Heather Doran said...

Happy Monday to you too, Linda:) Oh my goodness what a wonderful treat to see all of your fabulous cards! As always your colouring is absolutely gorgeous and I love each and every one of your cards! It has been great fun hopping along with you today and I'm looking forward to our little bit of Christmas tomorrow:)

Kristie Maynard said...

All the cards are beautiful, but I have to say my favorite is the poppy one. thanks for sharing them with us.

Satori said...

You were busy! All your cards are gorgeous!

Barbara said...

Beautiful coloring here...just stunning! Love the white space left on the cards, too!

Karen said...

Lovely!

sheron Egolf said...

Cute card!

Colorado Crafter said...

Beautiful cards!!! Love your coloring!!!

mycraftysmell said...

Lovely card. Great colouring Melanie x

Susie Sonnier said...

So pretty! I have many Hero Arts products and love that they support Charities.

Betty Keefe said...

what a fun cheerful card LInda - so great to see you in this blog hop, my firend

Jan Elmore said...

I love Hero Arts flowers! Large & small, they are very nice!

Terri said...

I love the colors you used and the way you made my eyes follow the "movement" in the card. Good job.

Bobbie Lathrop said...

I love it and I also love the shading that Kathy does and I am still trying to master it lol. All of you gals are so talented and I am so grateful that you came together with Kathy and shared. Thanks to Hero Arts for everything they have done for the crafting world.

Jean Bullock said...

Girl, you just wore out my "Pin" finger. (I am on my iPad). Wonderful cards!

Taniesa Vlasak said...

SO beautiful! I am really new to flickr so I appreciate you linking the hero arts group too! I joined and am excited to check it out!

ElaineBC said...

Love your card, I like how you made the background and love your colours.

Nancy Richards said...

Loving your cards! I totally agree with you, coloring is addictive! Once i start I can't stop either ;)

Nana Griffin said...

Great use of color. Very pretty.

Carol H. said...

I love all 4 of your cards!!! I too bought the March My Monthly Hero kit and love how you've used the stamps! Beautiful cards!!!!!!

KT Fit Kitty said...

This is so pretty! Love your gorgeous colouring!

Donna said...

Your cards are so pretty! Love the clean and simple with vibrant colors!

Teri Ann said...

Opening an envelope holding this card will definitely put smile on the opener's face!

Fe Orot Mejia said...

Omg I love the colors on your cards. Makes me happy.

Parker said...

So pretty. I like the almost neon colors. Almost like a light shining from the back. Great job.

stamptopy said...

Lovely Card and really beautiful colors!
Eva

Linda S. said...

Beautiful! Butterflies and flowers...how can you go wrong with that theme!

Karen L K said...

Very nice coloring Linda! I got that March set also and there are many fun images to color. I like you arranged all the images!

Nancy K said...

I love this card design, Linda! It's so fresh and fun and colored so beautifully! How fun to see my Hostess sistas hopping together again!

Bunny said...

Beautiful card. Love the stamps and colors.

Cindi (aka iring) said...

Such a bright, happy card! I like the way you tied the flowers and leaves together with the green dots.

BunnyD said...

What a lovely card! Great design and I love all the colours.

Kiwi said...

Sweet card! Love your colouring too :-) AnnB

Barbara said...

Beautiful viberant colors, thanks.

NanW said...

Love the vibrant colors!

Candy said...

Your card is delightful. Pretty colours and it looks just like summer :o)

Carolee McCaslin said...

LOVE all of your beautiful cards!!!

Janis said...

I adore the fresh and bright, happy look of this pretty card!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Katie Ramos said...

Beautiful coloring!

Shona Austin said...

A HAPPY card for summer. Thanks for the beautiful thoughts.

Megan said...

So bright and cheerful!

Jeri said...

Truly gorgeous coloring!

SHartl said...

I love this bright and happy card! The shadows you added to each image gives great dimension too!

Denise Fonda said...

Love flower cards, yours are beautifully colored.

LaVon Hall said...

Linda, your card is so bright and cheerful. Love the flowers in this set but I think the my favorite in this one is the supporting cast of bugs. Love the bees.

Lucy said...

What a fun and cheerful card!
I like all of the different colors.

Kathy Mc said...

Love your colorful butterfly and flowers, Linda! Your other cards are beautiful also. What a fun hop with so much inspiration!

Rufus said...

Oh yes coloring is addictive and I love all your color combos!

Karen @ Misplaced Mojo said...

All are great cards, but OMGosh the poppy card is just stunningly beautiful!!! So gorgeous on the black card base!

Stephanie in Corralitos said...

Pretty card. I like the peek of black layering cardstock.

Karenladd said...

Your card couldn't be sweeter or more perfect for spring! Loving your shaded coloring and happy images.

Jan B said...

With your card inspiration I wouldn't mind get get that stamp set! Great job!

Janelle said...

These exotic flowers and butterfly could be in a modern coloring book. Very trendy. Your coloring is lovely.

Patt H. said...

Love the modern look to this one & the beautiful colors. Thanks for sharing all the creativity!

Kari Mayo said...

Very beautiful! Love all the colors!

BeverlyBL said...

Too cute. Love all the colors on your happy little card.

Judy Sander said...

Fabulous!!!

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Jenniferk said...

Beautiful card!

pcm said...

so colorful!

Heather DePasquale said...

Love how you colored these images. Can't wait to try a card like this. Thanks for sharing!

Glorie said...

Every card is so pretty. I can't pick a favorite.

Teri Smith said...

This card really pops & brings a smile to my face. I really like the placement of the flowers & leaves & the butterfly & the bees. So nice!

Barb said...

I knew your card would be filled with wonderful colors, Linda! It's just beautiful! So fun hopping with everyone today! Hugs!

Ann K said...

Beautiful design - beautiful colors. Love it!

Julie Wexler said...

I'm a sucker for butterflies, and your color combinations are stunning! You HA ladies have a beautiful story to tell of fun and friendship. I'm enjoying the hop as much for the story as the artistic inspiration !

Happy Paper Ink said...

stunning cards!!!

mandalj said...

Such a pretty fresh card! Makes me long for spring!

bzyPTmom said...

Oh my--such happy coloring you have done! Love your bright colors--makes me happy!

Sandy said...

I love the floral cards you made, makes me want to dig out my markers!

Carol said...

Such a fun, cheery card, Linda! Certain to brighten someone's day.

pelArgoNNiA said...

Your coloring is great! Love your card!

Jayne said...

Love, love, love your card. I'm mad on butterflies and when added with flowers, just the best. Your colouring is beautiful and love the other cards you made. This blog is inspiring me to head up to my craft room and stamp away so I can colour. I've watched videos on white embossing, black stamping, doodle lines, gold heat embossing and lots and lots of colouring. I'm hooked. Thank you for sharing your beautiful cards. Happy day and colouring.

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Such amazing cards! Really beautiful!!!

Rushd Lady said...

Pretty! Looks like you had fun doing. . . =0)

TracyM #6773 said...

ALL four of your cards are DELIGHTFUL Linda!!!
I confess to being a flower ADDICT, so your images & card designs DELIGHT, so does your colouring!!!
THANK YOU for sharing ... now that I have a MISTI, I'm having a WONDERFUL time stamping and starting my Copic colouring adventures :)

Amante del Papel said...

so beautiful card, super coloring!

Helen Gullett said...

What a beautiful card! Love your coloring and shadowing :) Thanks for the inspiration.

Debbie Anemaet said...

Beautiful cards and great coloring, Linda. Thanks so much for sharing with us AND for participating in this great hop and challenge and giveaway.

Janet said...

Love you colorinG!

Love Hero Arts! Really having fun with the color layering stamp sets !

~God bless

Kathy (krolski) said...

Beautiful coloring Linda! You rocked this card! It's been fun hopping with you again. I hope you are doing well!

Stéphanie Steph Made It For You said...

such a colourful and fun card :)

Kathy H said...

Really cute. Love the colors!

Joan said...

Love your flower cards. They are so colorful and neat looking with your use of the white space. Gorgeous!

Happy Grandma said...

I think I'm on overload! Absolutely amazing coloring!

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

I like the primary colors you have inthe card,. So cheery

Sherry said...

Bright and cheerful, and also summery. Butterflies are always fun and this guy is bright and colorful and catches your eye right away. This card is sure to make any recipient smile, I did!!!

L Beddow said...

I love the butterflies and flowers ... makes me anxious to get busy and color!

Dena Schaufele said...

so bright and cheery!

Thalia said...

Love your card, it's so whimsical!

Maureen Chandler said...

WOW-your cards are all lovely! Thanks so much for sharing your talent!!!

Deeps said...

I have a lot of learning to do with Copic markers. Love the coloring on your card.

Immi said...

Flowers & butterflies work every time. Lovely!

eliza said...

How cute! I love your coloring!

Sue D said...

Such fun and cheery colors and design.

ldiggs said...

I just love how all of your added touches give movement to the card! Very pretty!!

John K said...

Very nice colors. Thanks for sharing your work and for the chance to win!!

Emily Leiphart said...

So delightful, Linda! I love the playful, whimsical feel of this card. It’s been a pleasure hopping with you to celebrate Hero Arts and Kathy’s 30 Day Colouring Challenge!

Denise Gutshall said...

The perfect stamps to have fun coloring! What a beautiful card with wonderful color!

TheresaH said...

Love this stamp set.

cheiron said...

Such a happy card, and I LOVE your coloring! So fun to hop along with you! Hugs :)

Miriam Prantner said...

Such great images! I love the coloring!

Deborah R said...

Your cards Do make me happy!

Lucy Schmidt said...

Such pretty palettes on all the cards. LOVE the bees and dots and vibrant colors on your showcase card. I think those are poppies on your 3rd extra card. Well, whether they are or whether they aren't, I think that one is my favorite, but would be proud to have made any of them. You should be--NICE!

Gail Plaskiewicz said...

I recently broke my foot so I have been coloring and card making. I made 3 cards that remind me of what you just did. It looks like a doodle coloring book doodle and that's what my cards looked like and I got to color too! I love flowers and butterflies and all your colors and dots. I rubber stamped on my sheets on my twin bed. The bottom sheet has colored flowers on it and the top sheet has butterflies on it. I managed to color in some of the butterflies but I need to do it in the winter when I have my flannel sheets on the bed. I just did the flowers so again, I will have to wait for winter to fill some of them in. With a card as pretty as yours, you can color it right then and there! LOL
Someone is going to love getting that card and I think you for showing it to me.

Lisa Lara said...

Delightful card Linda. Just makes me smile.

Laura Joyce said...

Such a colorful, happy card. Thanks for sharing.

Linda M said...

Your card is beautiful! I love the bright colors. Thanks for sharing!

beru said...

Oh happy day... lalalala... your card rocks... beautiful... Thanks so much for inspiration :) Hugs Ute

Monika/Buzsy said...

Lovely whimsical card Linda. Amazing coloring I love your other cards too. Pretty colors.

Alaska .Kris said...

Such a cheery card! It's definitely happy mail!

Amye said...

Perfect card to BRIGHTEN someone's day!

Marta said...

This card reminds me of those adult coloring books. So much fun.

Nora N. said...

This is STUNNING!! I love the butterfly and the design of your card!!

Suzanne Pearson said...

I love that stamp set! I wish I had purchased that card kit. Your coloring is amazing and pretty and just pops against a white background. Thank you for the inspiration!

karenajo said...

Love the design and pretty colors !!!

Linda Rubarski said...

Love how you used the hero arts card kit.

Unknown said...

I love this!

Erica Brusca said...

So talented!

Irene said...

What a beautiful, happy card!!!

Patty said...

Such a bright,cheerful,whimsical card!! I need to get my supplies out & start playing!!

Di Wong said...

All of your cards are beautiful but I especially appreciate the inspiration from the first one since I have that set too. Thanks for sharing your talent.

Flo said...

All your cards are beautiful. In the featured one, I love you key the way you left part of the card front white.

Carol Snedden said...

love the cards. my fav. is #3

Katie Bolinger said...

I really like the cards you made. My favorite is the one with the yellow flowers, great blending.

Anonymous said...

Flowers and bugs oh my!!! What a colorful card! I am so inspired from so many talented ladies on this hop. Thank you so much for sharing your project!
Elaine
maxandshoji

Texan Princess said...

Oh no! I've created a small pile of supplies for each card idea inspired by each stop on this blog hop. I didn't realize how much I love color! I don't think I can finish the blog hop - I can't resist the temptation any longer. I think I need to go make something!!!

Taunya Butler said...

Super pretty and amazing card - love the butterfly!! You coloring is exceedingly awesome!!

Emily Daniels said...

They are all lovely cards!! Thanks for sharing :)