For the Love of Coloring + Giveaway

So – like many of you – I love to color. And I get giddy when I find stamp images that just scream “COLOR ME!” It makes me so happy.

I had been seeing many of the new Purple Onion Design stamps lately thanks to the coloring master herself, Kathy Racoosin. I finally got some for myself and I am oh so very happy I did. And the folks over at Purple Onion Design have a sale going on right now – 25% off – with the code “HOL2013” before 12/6/13! You can find more info HERE. You can see the newest stamps HERE.

Here are a couple cards I created…

Aren’t those snowmen the cutest?! So fun to color. I used my Prismacolor Pencils for this one… just doing the shading and blending with lighter colors. I also covered most of the guys with Wink of Stella for shimmer. I also added a little birdie to one of them. I used a black Paper Pen to make the eyes dimensional.

And the background? I added Embossing Paste heavily over the awesome Falling Snow Stencil. I LOVE these results. The paste dries somewhat soft – perfect for snow.

This Santa that I used on the next card also won my heart. Sigh. He is magical.

I used my Prismacolor Pencils with gamsol on this card. I have fallen back in love with gamsol! (I have a REALLY old video showing how to use it HERE… but I will do more videos in the near future.)

Lots of Wink of Stella on the white trim and beard. Wish it would have photographed better…

Here is a look at that embossing paste snow in the background. Love…

BTW… Purple Onion Design stamps are unmounted rubber. But don’t let that scare you! Guess what I do – I just temporarily adhere the rubber to one of my acrylic mounts and stamp as I normally would. I don’t fuss with adding foam… and they stamp beautifully. Just like a clear stamp.


(And, as always, I wasn’t paid to do this post. I just like their stamps and was happy to use them as a guest. I have loved POD stamps for years and remember using their alphabet stamps mannnny years ago on my scrapbook pages. The owner Michele is wonderful.)


I have a fun giveaway! A lucky winner will get the THREE Purple Onion Designs stamps I used above. Leave a comment here by 11:59pmEST on 12/6/13 for your chance to win.


Below are the products featured above. To find them at Simon Says Stamp, click on the SSS below the thumbnails. For Ellen Hutson, click on EH

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415 thoughts on “For the Love of Coloring + Giveaway”

  1. I love how the snow turned out! I just ordered a gamsol kit last week and I am so excited to try it out with my prismacolor pencils. Thanks so much for your amazing creations! You are so inspiring. I made my first card a year ago and I have had one heck of a great year learning from amazing people like you!

  2. Love Purple Onion Designs… I have several of their stamps, but not the ones you featured on your sweet cards! Fingers crossed!

  3. How cute stamps, and how cute cards!! (Especially I LOVE the little birdie :))
    Thank you for the chance to win.

    And the snow of the embossing paste is wonderful. . . I should give it a try.

  4. Thanks for bringing back gamsol. It took me quite a while to locate it and I am still experimenting with the results. I love my Prismacolor pencils too. I eagerly await more videos using these products.
    When you have unmounted rubber stamps and use them on your acrylic blocks–how do you temporarily adhere them to the block? Also, do you have any storage ideas for unmounted rubber stamps without the foam?

  5. Ooohhh.. These are such gorgeous stamps.. Lovin the birdie stamp.. So adorable.. Thank you for a chance to win.. Cheers..

  6. Adorable cards! I learned to color images way back using prismas and gamsol and I still love coloring that way. Thanks for the chance to win such cute stamps!

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