Kathy Rac’s 30 Day Color Challenge

Hey crafters welcome to Paulette’s Pretty Paper Crafts!!

I’m playing in Kathy‘s 30 day color challenge which is only 11 days this time.

I have chosen to use some art impressions stamps, the large bunnies, flower pot, birds, cart and vines on the left side of the cart.

The baby bunnies on the right are impression obsession but I thought they would fit in really well with this scene.

I also pulled miscellaneous flowers and plants from other stamps sets and the grass is from a Stampendous set. I like to pull things together to create my own little scenes as I enjoy creating this type of card the most.

I have used watercolor pencils to color in all of these images and I did stamp the flowers and the greenery that are in the flower cart and in the flower pot with Crayola washable kids markers. The rubber stamps take this type of coloring and stamping really well.

Then I take my Crayola washable kid’s markers and I scribble them down onto a slick surface where I can pick them up with my Pentel Water brush and distribute the colors wherever I want them.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope that you are all are finding time to color and enjoy Kathy Racoosin’s 30 day color challenge! I especially love that it is just coloring some thing.

Gift Cards at the 11th hour Dec 2012

Hey Crafters!!  We purchase several gift cards because it’s easy shopping for us and it lets the recipient buy exactly what they want and will use.  It’s a win-win for both parties.  And we love that! 

This one for my Amazing husband, a man who has worked  every day for 33 years at his job to provide for our family no matter how tired, sore or injured he is.  Rarely to never complains about anything.   Would live on Mac-n-cheese or Grilled Cheese every day if that’s what I served.  Makes sure everyone is comfortable no matter what or where we are or who is with us.  Opens every door for me, car (especially in the rain, I say go open your own door and get in!), truck, restaurant, etc. and has for me since I was 15 years old (I’m 52).  He fixes everything that breaks down.  And gives me his money when people send him money for various occasions!  Instead of spending it on himself.  He spent his Christmas gift  money on our grand baby Maddex this year and I gifted him my Christmas money  because of all his dedication and kindnesses.  

This was a precut pocket made from 11 X 17 inch thin card stock from Staples, I found in my stash.  Originally cut with LifeStyle Crafts Treat Pocket die.  Taylored expression Birch tree accessories (buck), Cottage Cutz deer (doe), Impression Obsession Birch Tree (trees and cardinals).  All doodled on with Copics, Black Bic Mark it for the eyes, a tiny dot of white acrylic paint for a highlight on the Buck’s eye and red cardinal’s eye.  Movers and shapers Sizzix tree die cut, split the light green one and layered them on the backs of the dark green ones.  All adhered with Glossy Accents (acid free glue).   Stampin’UP!  Tag and punch (from a previous season or two, I always save the extra for quick use later).

  By 11pm Christmas Eve, I was so tired I thought to myself I’m going to fall down if I don’t go lay down.  LOL. I started digging through a big drawer in my craft room of pre made things that are really just left over projects that didn’t get used. And dug these out for some other gift cards.  Perfect!!  They are stamped in some white ink with Papertrey Ink’s In the Meadow Stamp set and the envelopes are a LifeStyleCrafts cookie cutter die called Treat Pocket.  I’ll add a link to an older video of how I cut these with 8 1/2″ X 11″ card stock, because this treat pocket die really requires 12 inch paper.  You can skip to the end of the video for this information.  

Legal Pads into Note Pads Dec 2015

Hey Crafters!!  Last minute stocking stuffers for all of my favorite peeps made from Legal Note Pads!  I love to make these and personalize them for the recipients.


My dad has a tractor just like this!  A cottage cutz tractor die cut in red and gray card stock and pieced back together the tires were colored with a Bic markit black marker and glossy accents added to parts of the tractor and the wheels. 

My brother has a stash and glasses! LOL. This one didn’t turn out too great but I always do a hunting or tool thing for him and I wanted to do something different this year!  A little bit of white acrylic paint was smeared over the mustache to reveal the words on this momenta die set.  “respect the stash” The glasses are from a stampabilities clear stamp set. 


My nephew goes to a college that has changed its mascot?  What!  It kind of blew my mind and mojo.  They’ve been Indians as long as I’ve known.  We have a little Indian blood, if we sat around crying offended minority we wouldn’t have anything.  Just sayin’. Recollections varsity Alpha stamp set and spellbinders font one A. The wolf stamp is from Stampin’ Up! nature silhouettes. 


My mom loves the beach!  And she always has a visor.  This art impressions lady is perfect and I colored her with copics exactly the way she is on the stamp set.  The Beachball is from a little one dollar stamp set by studio G or Inkadinkado.  Just keep swimming…just keep swimming….


My niece loves a little dog named Alice!  Alice is a very cute long haired dog that is black and white. I should have used colored pencil instead of trying to limp along with my black Bic mark it, but just didn’t think of it sooner. Cottage cutz dog on chair die. 

The local print shop cuts these legal pads down for me.  

I cut card stock to 2 7/8th inches x 8 1/2 inches.  This note below is wrong. LOL


Scored (Landscape) @ 3 1/2 inches and 3 3/4 inches to cover the top of the notepads. Glossy Accent glued them down. It’s acid free so it won’t discolor the CS. 

This One is my favorite!  My daughter in law works at urgent care and I had to use these little Lawn Fawn birds!  and that sweet WPlus9 owl from winter pals!  I improvised a thermometer from a spoon handle.

A close up I elevated some of the diecuts on fun foam and added glossy accents to the thermometer the bird beaks and the heart on the medicine bottle. Lawn Fawn get well soon and winter sparrows stamp sets. 


The cooking one for my daughter with lawn Fawn’s baked with love set.

My husband’s deer hunting scene with the buck from Taylored Expressions birch tree accessories die set and doe from cottage cutz dear die the birch trees and birds from impression obsession birch tree die set colored with copics. 

  And lastly one for me I never make one for myself!!!   

Sadly I failed to photograph my son in law’s note pads, one with a deer scene and one with a party crowd scene because he plays drums and guitar in a band. Maybe I can get him to snap a pic of them and I will come back and edit the post.  Because this project was inspired by Cody he requested the notepads because he’s the only person who actually uses them!!!

Edited to add Cody’s!