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.

Stampendous Snowman! In Water Color

Hey Crafters!! Well, I guess I jumped the gun. I got so excited about Kathy Racoosin’s 30 Day Color Challenge that I thought it started a couple of Days Ago! But, it starts on November 1, 2019 for the 14th Color Challenge.

I stamped theses snowman scenes with Stampendous set called Cling Giving Snowmen CRS5108. I picked it up yesterday in Branson, MO at the Scrapbooks Forever Store.

Stamped in Ranger Archival Jet Black ink and colored with Jane Davenport water colors and a Simply Simmons Size 8 round brush for acrylic paints and a Perfect Pearls small round brush for the finer details.

I bough some new to me glue, Creatoogy Glitter and Sequin Glue at Michael’s Arts and Crafts the other day. And added some glitter.

Better with Glitter or Without? It’s hard to get a happy medium with glitter!

Have a Great Day!


Kathy Rac’s 30 Day Color Challenge 1-15-2017

Hey Crafters!! It’s time for some fun coloring over at Kathy Racooson’s 30 Day Color Challenge Day 1 Whoop Whoop!!

Today she is using Bic Mark It alcohol markers. You know, I colored with them for years before getting into Copics. The cool thing about alcohol markers is that they will all work with each other and a blender solution.

I am playing with my new Jane Davenport aqua pastels for these well images from Stampendous called, P195 Wishing Well.

Are you playing in Kathy’s Challenge?


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PPP Water Color Entry, June 5 2015

Hey Crafters!!  Today is Pretty Pink Posh’s Water Color Hop.  I’ve used the PPP Stitched Duo 3 (tag) die to qualify in the contest, to do a form of water color.  I chose Faux Water Color with washable kid’s markers and an Aqua Painter.

Click on this link to see Paulina’s post about the hop.  Thank you to Paulina for her kindness, fun products and inspiration to craft!  Love this girl’s sweet soul and that she keeps it real on her blog.  My original card video was too long, so I’ve prepared a video demonstrating the water color panel.  Enjoy!


Click over to my blog to see the video at the bottom of the post.  Happy Water Coloring!


Pretty Pink Posh (Stitched Duos 3) die, Simon Says Stamp Stitched Bundle of Shapes (tag die).

Crayola & Cra-Z-art Washable kids’ Markers w/Aqua Painter

Papers:  Canson Water Color Paper cold pressed (9″x12″) pad from Wal-mart, Recollections green and purple 65 lb. card stock, The Paper Studio Heavy weight white card stock for the very back (scored @ 1/2″ to create the fold fo the card).

Stampendous Clear Embossing ink & Ranger Archival Jet Black (sentiment).

Stamps:  Stampendous Jumbo Dahlia, Birthday sentiment from Close to my Heart.

Tuesday Morning Oct 2013 and Jan 2014, Stampin’UP Envelope Punch Board, Jennifer McGuire’s Favorite Tools

Hey Crafters!! This is a late Crafty Haul from Tuesday Morning in Oct 2013
where I purchased some Stampendous Jumbo cling stamps, stamp pads, Blank Note Cards in boxes, and some crafty card stock, all at discounted prices. *Scroll ALL the Way Down past the pictures, for the links to the videos for making the Popper treat box and the Mini File Folder, done by other crafters.

A new Video of Tuesday Morning, SU’s Envelope Punch Board from Dec 2013 and Jennifer McGuire’s Favorite Tools






A link to the December Name Tag Video by Me

Click Here for instructions by Julie Davidson for the Popper Box Instructions

Click Here for Angie’s Instructions I used to make the Mini File Folder with Envelope Punch Board


July-Aug 2013 Card Making Supply Haul

Hi Crafters!! Summer has winded down and Fall is upon us. It’s time to start on my Calendars for Christmas gifts! I have a new hard drive and I don’t think everything got transferred like it was said to have been, because some of my programs are not working. So, I’ve got to dig up the CDs and get them installed again, so I can print my calendars. As I become more busy and have less “me” time, I just don’t have the time to sit and compute. LOL Last years calendars were much lighter in photos, stamping and coloring than the previous few years. I do enjoy the stamping and coloring more than the hours at my desk inputting all of the holidays. I’m all in or all out, so I try to be as thorough as possible and add everything, from holidays and special events that people count on every year to birthdays. You will get a short glimpse of the 2012 calendar, which is an invaluable tool to all who receive it, especially for the birthdays. The coolest thing about my computer programs like Hallmark and Print Shop, is that once you enter the people and their birthday or anniversary, it automatically tells you how old everybody is or how many years they have been married, which I like for my card making.

I have a ton of stuff to share in this video, lots of Stampin’UP! stamps Harvest Blessings, Basic Black Reinker, ink pads in Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Basic Black, Bone Folder, Retired stamp sets Cottage Window and The Tea Shoppe, Sizzix Ovals die collection. Stampendous Raven Background stamp, Stampablities Be Strong clear stamp, Studio g $1.00 small alphabet stamp set. Stamps purchased from Sarah M’s blog, Hero Arts Halloween set called You Scare Me and Candy Jar Christmas by Waltzing Mouse. Stamps from Maureen P’s Blog, Verve’s Teachers Count with matching apple dies and 3 medallion stamps. Be sure to check out Sarah M’s Blog and Maureen P’s Blog, I love these girls and their projects!!Enjoy my Video Here


A Late Birthday

Hi Crafters!! This is a very late card for my niece, whose birthday was in early August, who is a Sophomore this year. She was fascinated with the card. It did sound kind of like one of those rain sticks. lol. I should have only used one layer of foam, 2 allowed the die cuts and sequins to get underneath each other. All of the little die cuts were made with mat board, except for the store bought confetti ones (spider, cat). The Sizzix dies cut it beautifully, I had to trim the Verve apples because the thin dies will only cut the top layers of the mat board, but they still worked.

A closer look:

I ended up stamping on the top edge of the PTI Hexagon cover plate due to an ink smudge from my hand. LOL This is how it usually goes for me, when the card is complete!! And I’ve got so much time invested and I refuse to start over, especially since 1/4 of those micro beads are on the carpet between my toes. Thank goodness I had this tiny Salt Box Studio sentiment from Candle Companions. Ha! Ha!

20130905-080030.jpgThe bats were cut in blue mat board and doodled on with a Sharpie fine tip permanent marker. The pumpkins/verve apples were colored with Crayola washable markers, leaves were stamped in SU’s Old Olive ink. The witch shoes were cut in white mat board and direct to shoe inked with SU’s Rich Razzleberry, then swiped with a wet aqua painter with water and doodled on with a dark purplish Crayola washable marker. The large sequins caused problems inside the shaker card and so did the other sizes, I should have omitted them altogether. Plastic Halloween confetti, these were so fully of static electricity.

This was her gift, from Michael’s daily deal, reg. $49.99 on sale for $19.99.


Misc. Card Stock from Staples and Recollections.
Dies: Sizzix Spooky House (bats) and Witch Hat Broom & Shoes (shoe cut twice). Papertrey Ink Hexagaon cover plate die. Verve Teachers Count Stamp and Die set (apple stamp and dies used upside down for pumpkins).
Stamps: Stampendous Raven Background (main image under the hexagon cover plate), Scrappy Cat Extravagant Flourish (around the edges of the card base), Inkadinkado Coffee House Alpha (extra small decorative swirls just above the hexagon cover plate to fill in empty spaces).
Recollections Micro beads (from a craft store dumpster).
Mat Board (from a craft store dumpster).
Silver Sequins from Wal-mart craft dept.
Halloween confetti (spiders, cat).
Markers: Crayola Washable markers, Sharpie fine tip in black.

Faux Water Color Technique with Washable Markers

Hi Crafters!! Here is a faux water color technique that I love to do using the washable markers from Crayola and Cra-z-art (kids markers). These markers come in large sets of many colors and they are inexpensive. You may even have some of these hanging around the house if you have kids or grandkids.

The House Mouse image called, Candy Gram, by Stampendous was stamped with Ranger’s Archival Jet Black ink and colored in with the washable markers. Some areas that needed to be lighter, like the faces, the marker was scribbled onto a slick surface and picked up there with a wet aqua painter and applied to the stamped image for a softer variation of the marker color.

Video Here

Georgia Pacific White card stock.
Ranger Archival Jet Black Ink.
Crayola and Cra-z-art washable markers.
Water and paint brush.