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Hello everyone!

Melissa Hewitt, here… owner of Honey Bee Stamps. I am SO excited today to be up on the blog for a very special post; for a very special person and event! (Note: be sure to read on… to see how you can ENTER TO WIN A $100 GIFT CARD to our shop! Yahoo!)

Welcome to The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge Blog Hop!

Kathy Racoosin is one of those special people on earth… she is so talented, and so kind. She is a true gem! Kathy has supported me from the very beginning, and that is what she is best at… being an amazing teacher, encourager and supporter!  I have followed along with The Daily Marker 30 day Coloring Challenge for quite some time now – and with each challenge, I see the amount of love and energy she puts in to this challenge, and encouraging those who take part. She is just amazing!

I had the wonderful pleasure of attending a crafty retreat with Kathy (and an amazing group of women! Seriously the most fun I have ever had crafting!) The time we all had together was beyond incredible. (And yes, we got to help Kathy with her cute little Daily Marker Challenge video teaser, too! So sweet of her to include all of us ladies). While in attendance, I had our newest product release on hand to play with. When Kathy asked me to take part in the hop, I knew I had to use our brand new Spring Blossoms stamps to get my color on! (I was so anxious to color them, and they are so much fun to paint and color!!) Here’s a look at my card.

To create this card, I stamped out a bunch of the flowers and leaves using Ranger Archival ink on Neenah 140lb card stock. I started off with Copic markers to color in the flowers and leaves.  I wanted a bit of a variegated look to the petals, so I used a flicking technique to draw several colors of pink out from the center and blended them out a bit to my lightest pink. To add a touch more depth and variation, I came back in with my Chameleon double-ended colored pencils and added in more lines to add depth and shadow towards the edges of my petals, as well as the bases of each petal. Kathy has gotten me hooked on coloring with a base of alcohol or water markers… and then adding colored pencils on top for highlights and shadows. It adds such a beautiful touch!

 

Once I had my flowers and leaves all colored to my liking, I fussy cut them (because I chose not to have the white border of the dies. Although, dies are available for the Spring Blossoms set!) Once cut, I began to arrange the flowers on a base layer to visualize how I wanted them to layer. I knew I wanted to mat the card and add a touch of gold – so before adhering any flowers, I cut my white card front (about a half inch smaller than my card base, for a nice 1/4″ border of kraft card showing from below). I used our brand new Love Bug stamp set to stamp the “happiness is knowing you” sentiment. Once that was stamped, I gave the white card base a quick shot of Gold Pssst! Sheer Shimmer Spritz. It adds just the right amount of shimmer, and really sets off the kraft background.

Once my white card front was adhered to my kraft card, I decided that I wanted to have several dimensional layers of flowers and petals, so I began to pop up the flowers for added depth. Most of the leaves I left for the last – and tucked them underneath the flowers that I popped up.  To pop the flowers up, I used transparent Kool Tak 3D foam pads. (Have you tried them? If not, you should check them out! I absolutely love Kool Tak for adding dimension).

Once my card front was established and set in place, I decided to glean another one of Kathy’s tricks… using a good ‘ol White Gelly Roll Detail Pen to add some lovely little highlights and an extra touch of dimension to the flower stamen.

This card really was fun and relaxing to create… and I hope that it has inspired you to color some lovely blooms of your own!


MORE DETAILS about the Blog Hop AND our $100 Giveaway!

Because Kathy has always been so amazing with supporting us… we are supporting her challenge! Because this marks the 10th challenge, we wanted to host an extra special giveaway! So… we are donating a $100 Gift Certificate for one lucky winner during the hop! Kathy has a ton of amazing prizes available during this challenge from so many fantastic companies. So be sure to check out each blog along the hop for many different chances to win! All you have to do to enter to win our Gift Card is leave a comment on this blog post between June 1st – June 8th. We will choose one lucky winner at random on June 9th and will have an official blog winner announcement on June 9th! Best of luck to everyone… and thank you for entering to win!

 

Here are some additional details of the Challenge!

The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge can be found here. If you are more visual, here is a video. To see DAY 1 of the coloring challenge click here.

If you are new to the challenge …. The premise of “The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge” is to color something everyday even if it’s for five minutes. (However feel free to  jump in or out as time permits). Any coloring medium is welcomed. Click here for DAY 1. TO UPLOAD YOUR COLORING  or here on Instagram or here on Facebook (FB is a closed group). Please remember to use the hashtag #thedailymarker30day and tag @kathyrac . For kids & young adults – use the hashtag #thedailymarker30daykids

If you have any questions about “The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge” you can refer to this post.  If you want more info on The Coloring Challenge Road Trip click here.


Thank you All for stopping by to see my card today.  I will certainly be taking part of the color challenge each night (It is such a huge stress reliever for me! Even 10 or 15 minutes a night does wonders!) I hope that you will take part in the challenge as well.

Enjoy the hop… and getting crafty!

Sending huge Hugs to all,

– Melissa

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335 responses to “The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge Blog Hop”

  1. Love Honey Bee Stamps and the blog. Thanks for sharing great ideas and giveaway.

  2. What a stunning card. Your colouring is amazing. I love your stamps and seeing all the inspiration from yourself and your DT. Thanks for supporting Kathy’s 10th 30 day colouring challenge and for the awesome giveaway. It is my first time joining in and I’m so excited x x

  3. Leanna says:

    I love the pink flowers. Thanks for sharing this challenge with us.

  4. Betty Johnson says:

    You did a great job of coloring and I’m looking forward to seeing the beautiful art people create. Cheers to everyone!

  5. Donna Noland says:

    What beautiful coloring! Thanks for sharing it.

  6. Melissa Minelli says:

    I love the shading on the flowers and the details a white gel pen adds to the card. Beautiful card! Can’t wait to try the coloring challenge for myself!

  7. E Nelson says:

    Amazing shading! You inspire me to learn how to use different ink, pencils and pens to get this depth of coloring.

  8. Susan S says:

    I love the colors, how the green pops around the pink. Beautiful as always!

  9. Susan S says:

    Beautiful card. I love the way the bright green leaves frame the flowers!

  10. Debbie Rumpza says:

    I love your cards so much… so pretty in pink! I hope I get the pleasure of meeting Kathy R someday… she seems like a genuine and kind person! Thanks for participating in the hop!

  11. Amy Cooley says:

    I love these flowers and how they just pop off the card with all the vivid details! Thanks for sharing your coloring inspiration and thank you also for the generous giveaway.

  12. Jackie S says:

    I’ve yet to try copic and colored pencil together. The look is amazing. Something for me to try during this month long challenge

  13. DUMONTIER Marjorie says:

    Oh wow !! Melissa your card and coloring is absolutely amazing !! And that’s a wonderful stamp as well !!
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  14. Wanda Radler says:

    Wow – such a pretty card! The coloring is soft and subtle and the white gelly roll pen is a cool idea!

  15. Wanda Radler says:

    Wow such a pretty card. The coloring is soft and subtle and yes the white gelly roll pen is a great idea. Thanks for sharing and for the amazing prize!

  16. E Booij says:

    Beautiful card. Love your coloring.

  17. Stephanie Mayer says:

    This card is so pretty. I need to learn how to use my pencils with inks. The details really make the card. Thanks for sharing.

  18. Natasha says:

    What a gorgeous card! Love the style of colouring used for those delightful flowers!

  19. Leanne S says:

    Such a beautifully colored card!

  20. Maryam crafter says:

    Love this card so much. Great colouring

  21. Janet D. says:

    Your card is lovely, thanks for the inspiration!

  22. Melissa, I’m a huge fan of flowers (in stamp form, I can’t grow a cactus in real life) so this beautiful stamp set is right up my alley. It’s absolutely stunning and definitely going on my wish list.

  23. Chris S. says:

    What a lovely card. I love the flowers and the font is so whimsical. Nice job.

  24. Sharri Niehus Reeves says:

    Love Honey Bee stamps, I have a few sets already, but would love to have some more. Beautiful coloring. I’ve never tried adding pencils over Copics. Guess I know what I’m doing this afternoon.

  25. joy meadows says:

    Love this beautiful card! The coloring is so pretty, but the added details make the card extra special.

  26. amazing coloring… Love HOney Bee, totally addicted to their stamps… lol

  27. Brandy Duncan says:

    I am so thankful for Kathy and all the sponsors. This is such a fun event. Your card is gorgeous. I’m going to have to check out this new release.

  28. I love this card and this stamp. Such a beautiful blossoms and I love how you colored it. Beautiful job and such an amazing giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win and I’m so excited to participate in the Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge.

  29. Boryana Yankova says:

    So lovely card! Love the colors!

  30. This is so beautiful – love the stamp set!

  31. Melissa this is such a gorgeous card! I was blessed to spend time learning from Kathy at one of her road trips and it was an amazing experience and Kathy is a very generous and encouraging person. I am a huge fan of Honeybee Stamps and want to thank you for your very generous giveaway.

  32. Lori Kobular says:

    Your card is absolutely gorgeous! I love the way you colored the flowers, your flicking motion makes them look real! The colors are beautiful and so is that stamp set!

  33. Kelsey Thomas says:

    This is such a beautiful stamp set! 🙂 Love how you colored it.

  34. Sandhya Iyer says:

    Your coloring is flawless! I would love to color like this.

  35. Kari S says:

    Beautiful coloring and beautiful card!

  36. Oooh these florals are beautiful. Gorgeous colouring too. xx

  37. Christina Dauven says:

    I love how your flowers are jumping out of the frame and the pink is so lovely I can only believe they smell lovely.

  38. Melissa, y oooo…You have a HUGE heart! Such a sweet post, and a fabulous card!!! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  39. Sabrina Radican says:

    Such a very lovely card!!! I love the colors and the beautiful coloring!!

  40. Reva says:

    The centers of the flowers just pop! I have got to try the pencil over copic idea. Thanks for passing on this tip from Kathy.

  41. Sabrina Radican says:

    Such a beautiful card and very beautiful coloring!!

  42. Julie G-G says:

    I love how you got the varigated look on the petals.

  43. Linda Crowley says:

    What a lovely card. I like those clear foam squares and I didn’t know Neenah made 140lb. cardstock!

  44. Rosali says:

    Such a gorgeous card!! Loooove this stamp set!!
    Thanks so much, HB for the generous prize!!

  45. Carol Didier says:

    What a pretty bouquet! I have been so inspired by Kathy over the years to add details and pizazz to my coloring as you have here. It’s all in the little details…

  46. MBFairySky says:

    Simply but i love this card and your coloring !
    Thanks for sharing and the chance to win !

  47. Doris Jones says:

    The more I see of Honey Bee the more I would love to shop there! This is such a pretty card, it just pops with the yellow and white detailing against the soft pink flowers!

  48. Bernay Brumbaugh says:

    I am new to honeybee and I’m in love. You guys have greatest products. I can hardly wait to build on my supply!

  49. Megan N says:

    Wow, what a generous giveaway!! I love how supportive this crafty world is of one another!

  50. Lisa Moline says:

    Wow! What a gorgeous card! Love this stamp set! Thank you for the great inspiration!

  51. Evelyn B says:

    Your flowers are awesome! Love the font on the sentiment as well. Thanks for sharing your coloring with us.

  52. ang says:

    Such a lovely card!

  53. MJ says:

    Such a pretty card. Thank you for the inspiration.

  54. Helen Kalb says:

    These lovely pale pink flowers are dreamy!

  55. Oh wow, what a beautiful card, I really love it. You are also so super generous with your prize – thanks for the chance to win! Thank you so much for being part of Kathy’s wonderful hop and challenge!

  56. Melissa, I lOVE your card! You’re right about the gel pen – it adds so much! Great work as always <3

  57. MelissaF says:

    Beautiful spring blossoms card, love the coloring – the pencils over the markers are such a lovely detail! Thanks for your generous giveaway and awesome inspiration.

  58. Marie Maksud says:

    So beautiful card and amazing give away.. It is a dream to order stamps of your company because it is not easy to see them in Spain !

  59. Sandy M says:

    Wow, what a gorgeous card! Love the coloring. Thanks for the inspiration and for your very generous giveaway!

  60. Marie Maksud says:

    beautiful card and amazing giveaway It is a dream to get your stamps here in Spain !

  61. Margaret says:

    Such a beautiful card – your coloring is fantastic!

  62. Marie Maksud says:

    it is a dream to get your stamps in Spain !! So lovely card

  63. Pia Larsen says:

    Supportive friends are always for keeps. Encouragement means the world and can bring the best out of you. Honey Bee Stamps are a new brand for me but from what I have seen You match my crafty taste.

  64. Michelle Darde says:

    $100 at Hero Ats…where would I start?!?! My wish list is long!

  65. Renee Cassidy says:

    I love this stamp and what you have done with it. I need to get some colored pencils. I usually color with my Zigs as they are easy to work with.

  66. ANDREA HASTILOW says:

    Beautiful, delicate, detailed card. Have added this set straight to my floral list, thank you. Your work is beautiful and the pop up work blends in but pops so well if you get what I’m trying to say. I must have watched you tube videos off you and so many of your great friends for about six months while part scaring myself that I couldn’t do this. But in the last six months I’ve started to get bits and try to create cards, so far my family are my victims to receive them. This is my first challenge try and apart from ending up in hospital as an emergency I’m trying to at least join in with what I can have around me lol. Thank you for inspiring and advising me with your work x

  67. Fantastic card! Love your perfect coloring and those pretty pink color.

  68. Connie Myers says:

    I love your card and all the KathyRac-inspired details.

  69. Cheryl Rigney says:

    Your flowers are so soft and pretty!! Beautiful card! I have yet to try an alcohol marker base with colored pencils for detail. Maybe the 30 Day Color Challenge is the perfect time to give it a go.

  70. Beverly Jordan says:

    Honey Bee you have such gorgeous floral stamps and this one is so beautiful and colored perfectly!! I must get some of these fabulous flowers next!

  71. Nancy Stott says:

    Beautiful card! Popping up some of the elements and using the white gel pen really enhances it. Thanks for sharing your talent!

  72. Angela Myhre says:

    Wonderful coloring and what a generous giveaway !

  73. Love your card and all of the wonderful details about how you created it! Thank you for participating in the blog hop and for the chance to win!

  74. Lori A. Geise says:

    Wow! What I could do with $100 of Honey Bee 🐝 stamps? Just Wow!!

  75. Chris Handy says:

    Love your card. Such soft and lovely coloring

  76. Sue McRae says:

    Love the fresh and happy color combo of this pretty card!

  77. Adrienne says:

    I love the way your “flicking” technique adds dimension to the flowers. The soft colors and perfect shading adds to the realism of the stamp design. Must check out the Cool Tak 3D Foam Pads.

  78. Cynthia Cole says:

    Your floral card is absolutely stunning! Love the kraft cardstock base too. I’ve never used #140 Neenah paper or the Kool Tac 3D Foam Pads before but will try these in the near future. Such a wonderful prize to support Kathy’s hop!

  79. Jennifer Meister says:

    Thank you for sharing your coloring and your giveaway!!!

  80. Susan Eliot says:

    What gorgeous stamp images! And your coloring – wow! Add to that your amazing generosity – a trifecta!

  81. Debbie A Smih says:

    I really like that your flowers have a softer well blended look. The card is very pretty.

  82. Dee Earnshaw says:

    gorgeous layered card – love it:)

  83. Lana says:

    Amazing card. I’m always looking for an inspiration with floral cards, so this will be very helpful.

  84. Paula Riddle says:

    You have the cutest stamps. It would be such a treat to win.

  85. JanR says:

    Beautiful card! I adore the font of the sentiment. Thanks for the chance to win such a generous prize! (:

  86. Patty Eifert says:

    OH WOW!! What an amazing & truly generous giveaway!! Love the sentiment on your card & the softly colored pink flower arrangement…just beautiful!!

  87. Laura callies says:

    This is so soft and pretty.

  88. Deb M. says:

    Your card is beautiful…and that sentiment is fantastic! Thanks for the chance to win such a wonderful and generous prize!

  89. Samantha Johnson says:

    What a beautiful floral image and beautifully colored .

  90. Daria says:

    I love your card with all the beautifully colored flowers. Thank you for sharing the details.

  91. Naama E says:

    Ohhhhh such a gorgeous stamp and the coloring is stunning! Love the details and the delicate look of it all, so so beautiful. Thanks for sharing and always inspiring ^^

  92. Absolutely beautiful…coming back in with the colored pencil made such a huge difference…I need to try that! Thanks for sharing

  93. Dina Carroll says:

    Omg, I love this card. It may be one of my all time favorites. It’s gorgeous!

  94. Christy Q says:

    Your card took my breath away when your page popped up in my browser. The depth of the pinks is just beautiful and I love the flickering technique you described. I’m definitely going to try it. The combination of the pink with the kraft is just ethereal.

    Thank you for your generosity and your support of Kathy with your amazing prize.

  95. Love the gorgeous, delicate flowers. This card is absolutely amazing!

  96. Isabelle says:

    Your card is fantastic ! The coloring of your flowers is incredible and so delicate. I love the Kool Tak products, they are really awesome being very discreet (I hate to see the colored 3D adhesives when I look my cards from the side – yes, I know, we’re not supposed to look them from the side – LOL !)

    Thank you for the very generous gift you’re offering !

  97. Barbara Walborn says:

    The pink flowers are so delicate and pretty.

  98. Erica Loscalzo says:

    Very good coloring

  99. Irene Royster says:

    I love those flowers, I always struggle with the lighter shades

  100. Michelle Hackett says:

    These are really pretty blooms. I’m going to have to try the alcohol base then colored pencil details. I’m a gamsol and colored pencil lover, but I’m going to give this a try. Thanks for inspiring me. And for your generous giveaway.

  101. Nadja Kaagh says:

    I just love how you combined the colors and mediums. Wow 😍

  102. Melanie Froling says:

    Beautiful card. I love the stamp set.

  103. Henriëtte says:

    Melissa what an incredible awesome new stamp and the card you made with it is gorgeous!
    It’s such fun to do the 30 Day Coloring Challenge again, you are so right to say that Kathy is a amazing teacher, encourager and supporter. Thanks for your part in the challenge and the great giveaway for the hop!

  104. Genevieve says:

    Beautiful card the coloring of your flower is so soft and perfect 👌🏼…. i love it.

  105. Wilma says:

    Wow, your flowers look amazing! I really enjoy the coloring challenge – so many different projects to be inspired by…

  106. Stef Perry says:

    Your card is stunning with the layered bouquet of flowers! Those floral images are just so beautiful! I love the touches of gold on your card as well.

  107. barbara lassiter says:

    I love this beautiful card. I’m not into Copics, but your designs work just as well for watercolor or colored pencil, my two favorite methods of coloring. I know Kathy only through The Daily Marker, but she is an excellent teacher and I’ve learned much about coloring from her. Yeah, Kathy! 🙂

  108. Marianne says:

    Love your pretty florals and your soft and delicate colouting. Thanks for supporting Kathy’s 10th colouring challenge with an amazing giveaway!

  109. Joyce Erb says:

    Love your gorgeous flowers and details! I have not tried Kool Tac yet. WOW, great prize!

  110. jen forster says:

    Such pretty flowers! I love the shading and the dark black outline!

  111. Disha says:

    The flowers, coloring and the arrangement are all pretty. The giveaway is also very generous.

  112. Marie Abernathy says:

    What a beautiful card! Thanks for the tip on the Kool Tac tabs

  113. Andrea says:

    Great card!

  114. Karen Page says:

    First, your card is beautiful… the white card front looks great on the kraft base and the flowers are amazing! Second, you are so right about Kathy being the ultimate supporter. She builds up everyone’s confidence regardless of their skill level, while teaching to bring up the skill level too. Gotta love her!

  115. Martha Gordin says:

    The spring flowers stamp is beautiful and looks like great fun to color. I’ll have to add it to my wish list

  116. Sondra Hammond says:

    Your coloring is so pretty!! And I just found Honey Bee Stamps not too long ago. So cute, loving them all!!

  117. Meghan Kennihan says:

    The flowers are amazing! So much detail! Thank you for being a part of the hop and for the inspiration!

  118. Linda Walter says:

    Love your card! The pink flowers are beautiful and the colored pencil adds just the right amount of detail. I wish my cards looked like that. I guess I need to practice more…..which is why I’m following Kathy’s 30 day challenge. Thanks for the inspiration!!

  119. Laura Flinn says:

    Such a beautiful card.

  120. Patricia says:

    Amazing coloring and design love it. Thanks for the chance to win.

  121. Nancy Crews says:

    Such a huge group of talented people! Your work is gorgeous!

  122. Peggy M says:

    Beautiful card! Thank you for sharing!

  123. Sandy Mullenix says:

    The flowers you created are so lovely. I love the soft colors of pink you added.

  124. Trina Pham says:

    Oooh… those blossoms are so pretty. Love the soft and delicate coloring.

  125. Carolyn S says:

    What absolutely gorgeous flowers. The detail is simoly beautiful and the card is just wonderful (I love that sentiment). Thank you to you as well for the creativity and innovation found in all your products.

  126. karenladd says:

    I love the look of these flowers against the kraft background. I’m still learning how to color with markers and am eager to get better with my shading

  127. Nicole says:

    wow, I’ve seen this stamp all over the web and it is always lovely, but this one is my favorite I think. The extra pink flicks really add so much depth, I love it.

  128. Nora says:

    Oh my goodness!! These flowers are BREATHTAKING!! The color just POPS right off the background!!

  129. Marsha Guskey says:

    Very lovely card. Thanks! Also thank you for your generosity.

  130. Alma Dirpaul says:

    I am definitely inspired by your card. Very nice.

  131. Beautiful card, your blossoms are so pretty 🙂

  132. Dana M says:

    What a gorgeous card and stamps. Lovely coloring, the pencil highlights add so much depth. The color palette looks fabulous against the kraft card stock.

  133. Cindy Aguirre says:

    Beautiful coloring and pretty new stamp set!

  134. Lisa Uribe says:

    Love the detail, girl I’m running to my stash to see if I have a useable white gelly roll pen, you reminded me just how great they are for making a project pop!

  135. Wendy Fisher says:

    This card is just beautiful. Looks like I am really looking at the blossoms that are now falling out of my dogwood tree. (WIthout the pollen. LOL!!)

  136. Christine says:

    Your spring blossoms look lovely.

  137. SQUEAL!! SO FUN to see you creating a Card!! 😉 It’s BEAUTIFUL!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and for the chance to WIN!! Have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

  138. Colleen says:

    Love the card

  139. see mary stamp says:

    These flowers are beautiful. I’ve been reading alot about adding colored pencils to marker colored images. I’ll definitely have to give that a try.

  140. Mel I love seeing your creations, you really need to make more time for creating… Your coloring is beautiful. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this Spring Blossom set, MY FAVORITE from the new release.

  141. Patti says:

    Love the idea of the gold spritz, gotta do that. 🙂

  142. kathy Tanner says:

    What a beautiful card!
    I love your stamps and I’d love to win your prize 🙂

  143. What gorgeous flowers and I love the way you colored them. A beautiful design in your flower arrangement. I too have been using my pencils to add details and a bit of extra to my copic and water colors. So much fun. Thanks for sharing.

  144. Kathryn A says:

    I love this stamp set and how you’ve coloured it! Gorgeous card!

  145. Jackie Bednar says:

    What a stunning card. I love the soft pink flowers with all the shading and highloghts. Thats a great stamp too.

  146. Judy says:

    Absolutely beautiful coloring and card– I love the Spring Blossoms stamp set!

  147. Keely Jones says:

    Honey Bee Stamps are always so beautiful! Great colors always make them pop!

  148. Love, love love your card. What a beautiful coloring job on the flowers. The stamp set is very nice.

  149. Kathy J in Ellicott City says:

    Great cards!

  150. Rhonda Blythe says:

    Your card is stunning. Love the detail. Thanks for sharing.

  151. Lindarub says:

    Love your card.

  152. Terry Brubaker says:

    Beatifully done card! Thanks for the chance to win such as awesome prize!

  153. Bea Connor says:

    Simply beautiful!! Love it.

  154. Pai Meng says:

    Thanks for supporting Kathy’s challenge. I always have the intention to participate but never actually follow through 🙁 Things always just seem to get in the way….

  155. Annette Hindes says:

    Pretty Card!
    Really like all the dimension!

  156. Those flowers are gorgeous and the colored pencils over the Copics really stand out!

  157. Heather Nelson says:

    Such a lovely card and generous gift!!

  158. Elizabeth Grimball says:

    I love all your stamps and dies!! Kathy is such a great artist and I look forward to joining her this year!

  159. Brandi R says:

    Beautiful card! LOVE those blossoms. One of my most favorite part of Spring is the gorgeous blossoms it brings. I just wish that the Spring blooms lasted much longer.

  160. Betty says:

    absolutely the most gorgeous card – beautifully colored!! think i might really need that new stamp set!!!

  161. Michele Lourenco says:

    Hi Melissa! This is such an awesome card! I just received my Honeybee order today of the nailpolish set and can’t wait to use it! Thanks so much for the “free bee” that was such an awesome surprise! Your company is new to me, so i’m excited to do some more shopping!

  162. Charlotte Deerborn says:

    I am new to your stamp company and am looking forward to checking you out. Off I go.

  163. Candace says:

    Honey Bee Stamps is one of my favorite companies to buy stamps and dies, I love your designs.

  164. K Kraft says:

    Lovely card! What a fun blog hop and so kind of you to offer a giveaway.

  165. Maureen Reiss says:

    Your card is Gorgeous!!! I love this stamp set!! Thanks for the generous giveaway!!

  166. Teresa Doyle says:

    Melissa, this is really gorgeous. I love Honey Bees Stamps (and dies) so this beautiful floral set does not surprise me. What a lovely sentiment for this card. Beautifully done.

  167. Lisa Shireman says:

    Those pretty blossoms look like they would be fun to watercolor! I usually use Copic markers, but Kathy and Lydia have encouraged us to try a different medium this time. So I am going to use my Gansai Tambi watercolors and my Marvy markers. I need lots of practice. 😁

  168. Gretchen Wilson says:

    Absolutely love this gorgeous card, I love to color flowers and this one is going to bee 🐝 in my cart soon!

  169. Janet says:

    Beautiful card, the colors are so stunning!!!

  170. sandra says:

    I love the 30 day challenge! Thanks for a awesome giveaway, yall have some of my favorite stamp sets!! This card is amazing!!!

  171. Betty Sue says:

    The pinks in the flowers are beautiful! Love this stamp set!

  172. Lori says:

    Very beautiful flowers and card!

  173. Cheriese H says:

    I love how soft and pretty this is! Great inspiration!

  174. Miriam Leech says:

    Gasp-worthy card!!! Thanks for neing a big part of the 30-Day Coloring Challenge!

  175. Charlsie says:

    Awesome card. Your coloring is amazing. Thank you

  176. Marcee Rodgers says:

    What a gorgeous card! I love the soft pinks, the contrast between the panel and base and for some reason the center of the flowers really stand out to me. Just lovely!

  177. katrine g. leber (treen) says:

    Whoa! This card is lovely! I love the stamp set and your coloring rocks. All your special extra touches really paid off. What a fabulous card! Hugs, treen

  178. Cindi F says:

    I love your card! Those flowers definitely look fun to color! I love the dimension you added to it.

  179. FeM says:

    I like the soft colors of your beautiful card.

  180. Dolores says:

    Beautiful card, love your coloring and your flowers.

  181. Cary Lombardo says:

    Beautiful card and coloring. Love the detail in the centers of the flowers.

  182. Miriam Prantner says:

    Wonderful layering and dimension with those flowers. Beautiful card!

  183. Those flowers are so lovely! Also, what a generous giveaway! Thanks and God Bless!

  184. Zehra says:

    Beautiful coloring, the pink is beautiful on this card.

  185. Katie Baird says:

    I bet that crafty retreat with all those gals was fun! Your card is amazing! Thanks for such a generous giveaway! Nice to support each other!

  186. Wendi J says:

    You did an amazing job on coloring the flowers. Beautiful.

  187. Crystal says:

    These are such pretty flowers…they look like our apple blossoms! Thanks for sharing your beautiful card and inspiring us to take a little time for ourselves; I’m pretty sure my dishes will still be stacked on the sideboard tomorrow. 🙂

  188. LC Lamothe says:

    Gorgeous! I love the softness of the pink. The blending is seamless. Thank you for the chance to win a most generous and awesome giveaway!

  189. Carol Dogget says:

    I love the craft community and how we support each other. You are awesome and very generous! Love the beautiful card….thanks for inspiring us!

  190. Kristine Boydstun says:

    Gorgeous card! I love this stamp set!

  191. Cathy Lillie says:

    Beautiful flowers! I love the soft pinks that you used and how you arranged the flowers. Thanks for being a part of this fun blog hop. This is my first coloring challenge and my goal is to learn to how to color and blend with markers!

  192. Linda Witherspoon says:

    Love the stamp set and the card you created with it.

  193. Those flowers are just gorgeous!!!

  194. Shauna Mathie says:

    What a BEAUTIFUL card! Thank you for sharing your amazing talent!! And thank you for such a generous giveaway in honor of Kathy’s 10th challenge!

  195. June Swart says:

    Wonderful card! Love the floral stamp and coloring.

  196. Maryjo L Monterosso says:

    I love Honey Bee Stamps and your card is beautiful.

  197. Kelly Santi says:

    Absolutely enchanting! The flowers look like I can reach out and touch them! Such depth and detail – and the sentiment stole my heart, too 🙂 Absolutely beautiful!

  198. Amy reagan says:

    Beautiful card! I’m still trying to get the flicking motion down with copics!

  199. Sharla Laursen says:

    Gorgeous card, those flowers are amazing, I love the detail and dimension!

  200. Karen S. says:

    Melissa, your cards are always wonderful and this one is no exception! Your choice of color palette is so soft & feminine, truly a beautiful card. Thank you for your inspiration. ❤

  201. Carole Renneker says:

    BEAUTIFUL card!! Your flowers pop right off the card! Thank you for sharing it with us.

  202. Rosa says:

    It’s the first time I see a project with Chamaleon pencils, I can see how they add lovely details. Thanks for the inspiration.

  203. Stacey Kowbel says:

    Absolutely beautiful card! Thanks for sponsoring such a generous giveaway!

  204. Monica M says:

    Thr stamp set is lovely. Flowers are so delicate.

  205. Kristy P says:

    Wow! I Love the card!! It’s simple, but soooo beautiful because it is.

  206. Becky Hazen says:

    Beautiful card! I love florals. Fun hop!

  207. Your card turned out very pretty! I enjoyed hearing about all the steps you took to finish the card. Isn’t it fun to spend a bit more time on a card and getting that “wow” response from the recipient because the card was made (colored) so specially! I love that “wow” when I send a card, though must admit to doing a few plain and simple cards when I had to complete a card quickly. This challenge is a great opportunity to learn to color better than we did before the challenge. Spending time coloring is so much fun and the time flies. Also like the final details of your card – spray and white pencil. And, I love your company!

  208. Billie A says:

    Oh I love Honey bee designs. This card is so pretty and of course the stamp set is gorgeous.

  209. M Strach says:

    This card is wonderful – so soft and elegant.

  210. shartl says:

    This is an amazing card, with beautiful coloring! I’ve only used dye markers and water color pencils but hope someday to become even half as good as this.

  211. Enna says:

    I am always so fascinated by cards with lighter pallets. I have no such restraint (especially when using Honey Bee stamps – I just want to go “wham, bam, pow!”), no matter how hard I try. This card is stunning.

  212. Amy Brown says:

    Love this card! The coloring looks so realistic. Stunning!

  213. Vivian Kim says:

    No idea why you were anxious. You did a beautiful job

  214. Diane C says:

    Beautiful card! Love the stamp!

  215. zubmomi says:

    Your card is amazing. Love the soft colors. Thanks for the inspiration 🙂

  216. isabel z says:

    I just love what you created–stunning. I have always been intimidated by coloring but recently purchased some Copics and am starting to enjoy coloring. I need to continue to practice to get better at it but will eventually get there.

  217. WOWZERS .. your card is so so stunning!! LOVE how you colored it.

  218. Glenda says:

    Lovely colouring and card. Beautiful.

  219. Eva says:

    How beautiful is your card! Love the delicate flowers and colors.

  220. Mary-Anne V says:

    This floral card is gorgeous! I agree with you about combining markers with pencil crayons…it creates great interest and depth.

  221. Deepa Lakshman says:

    I love these flowers you have colored here. I like the flicks you created with the alcohol markers.

  222. Hi Melissa, What a GORGEOUS card!!! I LOVE the colors you used and of course the stamp. I LOVE Honey Bee Stamps, I am getting such a big stash of them, you guys bring some really cool unique stamps to us and I love that. I was very excited that YOU were part of Kathy’s 10th Celebration, and I was shocked at the AMAZING generous Giveaway you are offering, some one will be extremely HAPPY, ( of course I hope it is me, lol.)

  223. Anushree Vaish says:

    The card is super gorgeous and I am glad the stamps are from Honeybee,my all time favorite…thanks for the inspiration!!

  224. Charmaine says:

    This is such a pretty card. Love the addition of the colored pencils for the details.

  225. Francine says:

    WOW..You are so generous with your donation! Your card is gorgeous and glad you found the time to color. As its been said somewhere, get into those nooks and crannies.. Love how you added in details with the pencils!

  226. Marcia says:

    What a beauty!! Love all the colors and dimensions. Thanks so much for your generosity and a chance to win!

  227. Joy Baldwin says:

    Beautiful card and stamp set! Thank you for sharing it.

  228. Linnea Sundstrom says:

    luv to mix mediums. what a great result you got! great stamp too!!

  229. Jeanne Beam says:

    Thanks for sharing the technique for creating your gorgeous card.

  230. Sandy S. says:

    I keep forgetting about adding pencil detail to markers, even though I’ve known about it for decades, since I first read that that was how Mary Engelbright colored her images. Thanks for the reminder!

  231. Nana Griffin says:

    Gorgeous flowers and I love the sentiment so much.

  232. Kristina Hein says:

    What a fabulous card! Seriously, so pretty! Thanks for the chance to win an awesome prize!!!

  233. Tracy Boyd says:

    This is my first time participating in this coloring challenge. I love coloring, as anybody that knows me will tell you, so I think this is more of a party than a challenge! Thank you all for sharing & your generosity.

  234. Linda M. says:

    What a gorgeous card! I haven’t used colored pencils with Copics, but will give it a try. Thanks so much for the chance to win! Love your stamps!

  235. Mary Holshouser says:

    Our library is hosting an adult coloring night.
    It got me started on coloring. Since you have
    to leave the craft room – I’ve been using
    colored pencils and my zig markers. they
    pack up fast and travel well. I’m getting more
    comfortable with my end project and will try
    to participate in the 30-day challenge.
    thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

  236. Sharon youngblood says:

    Your flowers beautiful!

  237. Betty says:

    A beautiful card and a beautiful stamp.

  238. Monica W says:

    This card is so sweet, love the flower stamps. This challenge is amazing anf you guys are wonderful for doing all these give aways. Thanks gor thr opportunity.

  239. renee milner says:

    Your Spring Blossom stamp and card are absolutely gorgeous! I haven’t heard of the Kool foam pads you mentioned and will have to check them out. I hope to get some coloring in for this challenge 🙂

  240. Sheri Kempke says:

    Beautiful coloring on this gorgeous stamp! I love Kathy’s challenges, she is such a sweetie!

  241. Megan says:

    Love the dimension!

  242. Anne Wylie says:

    Beautiful card! I love the arrangement and coloring of the flowers–they make me smile. Thanks for sharing and offering such a great giveaway.

  243. Sandra Wingate says:

    Gorgeous card. You’ve given me so many suggestions for using different coloring mediums. Can’t wait to try some. Thank you.

  244. Ilda Dias says:

    Beautiful Job coloring this card Melissa! Reminds me of the card I made which I love. Thanks so much for being part of this amazing Hop and spreading the love of coloring in this community!

  245. Samantha VanArnhem says:

    What a beautiful card! I especially love the picture that shows all of the dimension. And thanks for the chance to win such a generous gift!

  246. Renee Person says:

    Love the soft coloring on the sakura blossoms – a beautiful spring card!

  247. Terrie D. says:

    Your card is gorgeous! I love how you colored your flowers, and also the dimension you used when adding them to your card 🙂

  248. Connie Myers says:

    This is beautiful! I am a latecomers to the HB products, but I am a fan (and proud owner!) of so many of your innovative stamps and dies.

  249. Michele W says:

    Beautiful card. I love the soft pink of the flowers yet there’s still so much detail. Will have to give the tip of using pencils to add details on top of other coloring a try. Thanks for sharing!

  250. Wilda Todd says:

    Love the colors and simplicity.

  251. Beatrix Revhelyi says:

    Woa! Love your stamps, thanks for generous prize and for awesome designs!

  252. Amber Scholtz says:

    I love how the petals fold over and the coloring is darker on the underneath part.

  253. Sharon Christian says:

    What beautiful flowers. I love the shading.

  254. Cindyellen Robinson says:

    oh man!!!!! LOVELY!!! flowers and butterflies (and cute lil animals) are my favorites. thank you for your stamps. they are some of my favorites.

  255. Maria B says:

    Such delicate pinks you used for your flowers. Thanks for sharing.

  256. JodyT says:

    I love your stamps! They are so fun.

  257. Denise Mlady says:

    Your Spring Blossom set is so pretty. Love the soft coloring on your card and the dimension you added!

  258. Cathy Loveless says:

    I love these beautiful flowers! So soft and pretty. Thank you for donating something so wonderful.

  259. Kim Teets says:

    Thank you for this opportunity! Love seeing all of the cards along the way…

  260. Di Wong says:

    Such a pretty card! I really like the sentiment too.

  261. bev p says:

    Beautiful card. Just the kind of images that I am drawn to, mostly because I love to color them in. And of course, then you have to embellish! I still like stickles and gel pens with florals–they just seem to want them! Thanks so much.

  262. Emilia says:

    I love those flowers. Sooo pretty!

  263. I love this stamp set! It covers such a large area that it is great for colouring! And I love the jelly rolls! Those pens are a godsend!!!

  264. Lee says:

    What a beautiful card. You really absorbed your Kathy lessons because the coloring, the use of the soft colors with the pencils strokes — lovely.

  265. Liz mcalliser says:

    Wow what a fantastic prize! I just love the flowers in your card. Just gorgeous!

  266. Gwen says:

    Your card is so pretty! Thanks for your generous gift for Kathy’s 10th challenge!

  267. Annette Hovestol says:

    Such a petty card. I totally agree with your description of Kathy. I had the pleasure of meeting her in WI for her roadtrip challenge last Oct. I also like using Cool Tac for dimension.

  268. Mitzi says:

    I am often not a fan of pink, but your floral card is amazing. I think the flicking really added some great detail. Thanks for the chance to win a wonderful gift certificate.

  269. Stephanie Z says:

    Your card turned out beautiful! Your have some great stamps and dies 🙂

  270. Clarissa Vicencio-Wickens says:

    Love this card. It’s so gorgeous!

  271. Tina Holman says:

    Gorgeous card, absolutely beautiful flowers, thank you for such fantastic inspiration.

  272. Rufus says:

    That is so generous of you! Isn’t the Coloring Challange fun?! I had to smile when I read and saw that you used a number of Kathy’s tricks. She is an amazing colorist! Lovely card thanks for sharing it and for supporting the Challange!

  273. Sue D says:

    So pretty. I like the white gel pen accents.

  274. Cindy C. says:

    Very pretty stamp and it is so beautifully colored!! Thanks for the inspiration and your generous giveaway!

  275. Marcy Bennett says:

    Kathy is such a dedicated and talented colorist! Warms my heart to see such an amazing support team giving her so much support! What a cast of characters. Love your card and products!

  276. Julie Wexler says:

    I’m a honey bee fan, and am so glad you are on this amazing hop! I live the beautiful blossoms and the reminder that a mix of mediums can produce fantastic results.

  277. Marcie Lovett says:

    Just lovely. Kathy does love her white dots, doesn’t she!

  278. F. Andre says:

    This card is so pretty and delicate. Love the colours you’ve used. Thanks for the chance.

  279. Oh my Melissa this is just gorgeous! beautiful coloring work. I love honeybee!

  280. Kim says:

    Your card is gorgeous! Your coloring is amazimg.

  281. Flo says:

    Very pretty, the pink flowers are so lovely and I like the demension you got cutting them out.

  282. Caren C. says:

    Lovely card!

  283. Gab says:

    Such a pretty card – your colouring is really beautiful

  284. Kris Reeves says:

    Such lovely flowers! And colored so well!

  285. Vikki Hein says:

    Wow! thanks for the generous gift! Your coloring is inspiring!

  286. Margery C says:

    Lovely coloring of the flowers. This stamp set is so pretty. Perfect for your alcohol marker and color pencil technique.

  287. Jenny Martin says:

    Superb colouring! The petals look so delicate and real!

  288. Andrea Trinh says:

    Your card is gorgeous and I love the spring blossoms stamp set, it is definitely on my wish list. Happy coloring. 🙂

  289. Andrea Trinh says:

    Love your card and the spring blossoms stamp set is gorgeous. It is definitely on my wish list. Totally agree, coloring is a great stress reliever. Happy coloring. 🙂

  290. Mary Reiner says:

    Beautiful coloring! I love how you used multiple mediums to achieve the perfect flower. Thank you for sharing your card and for joining this blog hop. I love Honey Bee stamps!

  291. The card is stunning. I love the soft coloring of the flowers. The stamp set is great.

  292. Aileen Ryan says:

    Beautiful colouring of your flowers Melissa and I love the way you have cut the flowers along the bottom layer of the card, perfect touch. I have to say too thats an amazing prize supporting Kathy’s 10th Anniversary, it’s so good to see small business’s supporting each other. xx Aileen

  293. Your flowers are beautiful, and I like the way you popped up some of the petals. Just lovely! 🙂

  294. Karen says:

    This is a new blog for me and I think I like it!! I love all that you used so many media to “just” color! Those flowers are gorgeous! I need to practice my flicking!

  295. Margaret T says:

    Nice work! And what a generous gift you are offering. Wow!

  296. Susan Romito says:

    Such a beautiful card -‘love those flowers! I like the idea of adding more depth with colored pencils on top of the markers – I’m going to have to try this!

  297. Diane Z says:

    Love how delicate your card is. Thanks for sharing and the opportunity to win.

  298. Deneen Cook says:

    Wow I just love those fun flowers and the way you colored them. Thank you for the chance to win an amazing prize! I love the community this creates.

  299. Shannon says:

    The flowers are beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

  300. Laurie Brown says:

    Such pretty flowers!! Love your products-just recently added added Pinky Honey cuts to my ever growing collection of pigs!!!!

  301. Liz Ford says:

    Melissa, I have just come across your company in the last month or so and I am really enjoying my first purchase (My Tribe)! I think your flower card is great; such pretty and soft floral corals and pinks. I look forward to seeing more of your work! Whether it be new collections or new cards!

  302. Isha Gupta says:

    Beautiful card, lovely images. I have to get some of your images and have fun coloring <3

  303. Lucy E. says:

    This card is just so pretty!
    Those soft rose colored flowers
    are colored perfectly 🙂

  304. Jennifer Petersen says:

    Beautiful card! I love the detail on the flowers and the technique you shared! Fabulous!

  305. Denise Terry says:

    I love how soft the colors are on your card. And I’m going to have to check out those Chameleon pencils…I’ve seen several people using them

  306. NatQuebec says:

    Such a beautiful flower card ! Thanks for the chance to win.😊

  307. Abigail S. says:

    you make coloring look so easy!! i enjoy coloring flowers but always find shading to be so tricky! thanks for sharing!

  308. Tammy says:

    I love this stamp set, beautiful flowers.

  309. Sarah Greber says:

    WOW. Your card is beautiful. I love the flicks of color and that you used colored pencils to bring more depth. What am amazing give-away you are doing. Thanks for the opportunity!

  310. Annalisa says:

    What a lovely card; I particularly like how the kraft sets off the pinks and greens. And thank you for being so supportive of Kathy and her challenge. I really enjoy the challenges, and I know Kathy couldn’t do it without the support of the community, so thank you for your generosity!

  311. Josmary flores says:

    I think the color challenge is awesome it motivate us to use the new stamps in our stash. I love honey bee products thanks for giveaway.

  312. Amy Seigler says:

    Gorgeous card! I love the beautiful shading on the flowers. I’m still learning to blend my colors better and really do enjoy the Daily Markers challenges. I tend to learn a lot from them. Thanks so much for being so generous to Kathy and supporting her. I think it’s wonderful that so many are supporting her and her vision. Can’t wait to try out your Spring Blossoms Set myself!

  313. Lisa A creations says:

    Beautiful coloring! Those pink flowers are shaded perfectly.

  314. Absolutely beautiful! Just got this set and can’t wait to use it.

  315. Becky Green says:

    WHAT A GORGEOUS CARD! LOOOVE, LOOOVE the flowers! BEAUTIFULLY COLORED!!! I know, Kathy IS SO SWEET! She is BLESSED to have so many friends & they are BLESSED to know her! 😉 Thank you for offering such an amazing prize for this occasion! We ALL appreciate it! LOL

  316. Mel H says:

    What a perfectly executed card. Absolutely wonderful job of shading and detailing on this. Just stunning.

  317. Gail Plaskiewicz says:

    I really love your card! I am a flower lover and so are those mutant ninja squirrels in my yard who keep digging them up so I really love your card because they can’t dig them up! LOL I love how you colored them and how you used some of my favorite color in the whole wide world, yellow, on the inside of your flowers. Kathy is so great, isn’t she? I have been a part of the coloring challenge for years and I have loved to color since the 60’s. I love her and wish we lived next to each other so we could play with coloring and stamps.
    Thank you for showing us your pretty card ad for giving us the chance to win something!

  318. Tracy Hawkins says:

    Your card is beautiful! Those blooms are so pretty , love that you added the pencil detail. Thanks also for the chance to win your generous giveaway! Xx

  319. Arianna Barbara says:

    Oh my goodness!!! What a breathless card! This soft colouring is simply stunning!!!

  320. Keena Moyer says:

    Wow! Your card is just adorable and so beautifully colored!!

  321. ELIZABETH CRAWLEY says:

    I love those flowers! That coloring is amazing! Great Job!

  322. Irene says:

    Awesome card! Appreciate all of the detail you included!

  323. Denise Bryant says:

    Love these gorgeous flowers and the beautiful color combo! Such a pretty card! What a treat it would be to get this in the mailbox!

  324. Misty C says:

    I love love love this stamp…and that coloring…swoon! Thank you for reminding me about the clear Kool Tak, I always forget and really need to pick some up.

  325. Tonya says:

    I was following links from another site and happened upon your blog… oh. my. goodness! I love what I see! It’s (so far) all so CUTE! Love it!

  326. Wendy Lambert says:

    I love these flowers. So delicate looking. The sentiment is just so sweet.

  327. Janet Trapp says:

    Such gorgeousness!💕

  328. Angie Hall says:

    Your card is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your process with us. Love how you layered the flowers and buds and the detailed coloring.

  329. SusieQ says:

    Just lovely!

  330. Jessica Whitehouse says:

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway!

  331. Alyssa S says:

    What a beautiful card! The coloring on the flowers is amazing…I’m inspired to add a little definition with my colored pencils now. Thanks for the inspiration!

  332. Lauryne Cunningham says:

    These floral stamps are gorgeous. I would love to color them! This card is so beautiful, probably because I’m partial to Kraft cardstock! ! I especially like the white gelly roll pen detail on the flowers!

  333. Sharon Martinelli says:

    Beautiful card! I love the soft colors! The fussy cutting and dimension make the card more interesting and it’s a great sentiment too. Lovely!

  334. Amy Brown says:

    Where do we go to see the winners for the blog hop?