Friday, September 18, 2015

Stampendous and Tombow are Hopping!

Yay!  It's the first official day of the Stampendous and Tombow Blog Hop!!  Have you caught all the hints we've been sharing this week leading up to today?!  We're showcasing the awesome Tombow Recycled Colored Pencils each of the DT members received free!  I've always loved colored pencils and these are no exception.  They blend beautifully; if there's a color you need and don't have, just blend it yourself!  Here's my card for today:

Here's what I used to create this card:

Tombow® Recycled Colored Pencils - I used Brown (31), Gray (34), Deep Green (10), Pink  (22), Orange (26), Vermilion Red (25), Light Blue (13), Green (07), Silver (35), Gold (36)
My Mind's Eye™ Christmas Wish 6x6 Paper Pad
Core'dinations® Cardstock
May Arts Ribbon® - Light Blue Silk
Glue Dots® Adhesives - Craft Dots
Zip Dry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives

Here's what I did to create this card:

Stamp kitten image with black ink and color with colored pencils, trim image
Stamp sentiment with black ink onto colored image
Create A2 card base with a tent fold and lightly distress edges
Trim patterned paper 1/4" smaller than card base size for background 
Create a mat from scrap base cardstock, lightly distress edges and adhere image to mat
Tie bow and adhere to patterned paper as shown, use glue dot to secure center of bow to paper
Adhere all layers

Here's a list of my teammates that are hopping today:

Lea Fritts (me!)

Do we have prizes?  Why, yes, we do!  There will be 2 prize packages that include:

Tombow Recycled Color Pencils 24 pack tin
A roll of Tombow Foam Tape
A Jumbo Perfectly Clear Handle
Your choice from Stampendous Create Fall, Create Christmas, Create Winter or Create a Poinsettia Cling Stamp set and Matching Dies

To win:
  • Have a US Mailing Address (See Official Rules)
  • “Like” both TombowUSA and Stampendous company pages on Facebook if you use it.
  • Follow @tombowusa and @stampendous on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest (or wherever you play along)
  • And comment on all the blog posts from both teams all week. Including our pre-game posts Mon-Thurs and our Weekend hop Fri-Sun.
  • We’ll give you until Tuesday, September 22 to get all those great comments in, then we’ll choose 2 winners on Sept 23.

Be sure to comment and tell us where you’re from, because our Australian Distributor The Stencil Specialists are sponsoring a prize for one friend “down under” to win a Stampendous Stamp, a Dreamweaver Stencil and a surprise goodie from their terrific stock of Stampendous merchandise!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you enjoy our hop and you're inspired to give these awesome pencils a try.  I think you'll love them!  Have a blessed weekend and I'll see you again tomorrow with something a little different!



  1. How adorable!!! Love the coloring on this one!

  2. So precious! I am hooked on these pencils too! So fun!

  3. Oh how sweet, cuddly and very precious!!!

  4. Darling card.
    I love the background paper.
    The kitty is colored so nicely.
    thanks for sharing.

  5. Really sweet card, Lea. It matches so nicely with the pattern paper.

  6. Adorable!!! This is such a cute image and you have colored it beautifully!! TFS! Barb in VT

  7. So precious, what a darling kitten card and colored to match the paper is oh so sweet! Thank you for sharing in the hop this weekend!

  8. Darling card with beautiful color work.

  9. How cute! Your coloring is a perfect match to the paper you layered it on. Greetings from Kansas, USA

  10. This is so far the cutest card I've seen. I love the little kitten stamp and all the products are really special and seem easy to use. I'm from Portland Oregon

  11. So cute! Love the little, and the background paper.

  12. Oh, how sweet! Awesome card! TYFS! :-)

  13. That kitty is SO adorable!! Florida

  14. This card is so sweet. Love the little kitten and his pillow. Your background paper and sentiment are so spot on. Thanks for sharing.

  15. You had me with the plaid. I love this card.

  16. Such a sweet card. Love the more tradition country colors! Texas

  17. Adorable card! Love the sweet kitten image! The back-ground paper looks fabulous with this image! Great coloring!

  18. The kitten is so cute. Nice combo of colors and ribbon.

  19. SUPER CUTE image and BEAUTIFUL colouring, the shades work PERFECTLY with your background paper, LOVE your BIG bow too - LOVE IT ALL!!!
    Tracy from Victoria, Australia


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