2.02.2016

The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge Blog Hop


 
Welcome to "The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge" Blog Hop!
Kathy Racoosin from The Daily Marker loves to color, and she is hosting her fourth 30 Day Coloring Challenge! The idea of the challenge is to color something everyday, even if its just for 5 minutes! How fun is that?!

Here is more info:
THE GOAL IS:  To color something daily even if it's a few minutes but, certainly not required. It’s  been proven that coloring can lower your blood pressure so it’s worth carving out a little time for yourself each day. You will find that Kathy encourages you along the way to stretch your creativity a little bit more and to feel successful with your coloring.
CAN YOU PARTICIPATE in the 30 DAY CHALLENGE?  Yes! That would be awesome if you want to participate and feel free to jump in at any time during February! Everyone is welcome! If you miss a few days don’t feel like you have to catch up. The challenge is meant to be fun and with no stress.
(When sharing use #TheDailyMarker30Day so Kathy can find your work) 
WHAT'S NEW THIS TIME?  Kathy will have a weekly feature that she will be sharing on her blog that showcases some of your work every Sunday.
Read more on Kathy’s blog, "The Daily Marker” to see how to share you work and if you have questions, how to share, giveaways etc. Prepare to be inspired with daily posts and many videos for 30 days!

Today, Kathy has assembled a blog hop to give your creativity a jump start with some very talented ladies! You may have come from the blog of the lovely and oh so talented, Debbie Hughes at Lime Doodle Design. If so, you are in the right place!

First up we have a card from our friend, Audrey!

Audrey used Copic markers to color a perfect party for the hop today using Party Animal and the gifts from Toboggan Together. I love it when we can use holiday sets all year! A water-colored Stitched Rectangle for the background and a bit of Beachside paper adds the finishing touch to this fabulous celebration card!
Thanks so much for sharing your happy card and brilliant coloring with us today, Audrey!

Next, I thought it would be fun to share what I have been coloring lately! We create card samples for all of the totally awesome brick and mortar stores that we work with, and we love doing it!
We create *a lot* of cards! Which means we have to do lots of coloring, pretty quickly, so I thought I would share how I color so many images in a short amount of time!

1.  First step for me is to find a good show on Netflix. Haha! (Gilmore Girls is a fave of mine!)

2. Then I stamp and die cut my images.


3. I stick to 2 markers for the shading to keep it simple :)

4. I add the darkest marker in the places that I would like shading. I just pick a few areas since there are so many images to color. I am showing five owls here, but I usually do at least 20 at a time.



5. I blend those dark marker lines out with the lighter marker. I go over the dark lines with the lighter marker to re-wet them a bit and help the blending work a bit better since the dark lines have dried after doing so many owls!




6. I always keep a white gel pen handy because I can never stay in the lines! Haha!



7. I repeat the same idea with two other markers.




8. And voila! Lots of images colored in a short time and ready to be put on some cute cards!



Do you have any mass production coloring tips? I would love to hear them!


Thank you all for joining us for the hop today!
Your next stop on the hop is the sweet and super talented, Dawn at WPlus9!
At the end of the hop (The Daily Marker) you will find an awesome Giveaway and a coupon code for Online Card Classes! WOohoo!


Mom + Me (owl) - available February 18th
Fairy Friends (fairy, flower and lantern) - available February 18th




Thank you so much for visiting!
Have an amazing day,

145 comments:

  1. Oh AMAZING!!!! So much work!
    Cristina
    thehouseoftheblackbirds.blogspot.it

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  2. The coloring/mass coloring is awesome. Especially like the owls. Have a BEE-utiful day!
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  3. What a great idea for mass coloring! It would be great to have those colored images handy when you're in a pinch and need to make a quick card. Thanks for the great tip!!

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  4. That is a massive amount of critters.

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  5. Love the let's party card. Nice colors. Just cutting out the die cuts looks like a daunting task, but alllllllll that coloring..... Wowza!

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  6. Audrey's card is adorable as are your mass production pieces! Tips??? I think I do the same as you. Great work!

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  7. Oh my you have been busy! What a fun card! I don't mass produce, so sorry, no tips!

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  8. Lots of cutting n coloring ! Your card is fun !

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  9. What a lovely card! WoW... what a production line! : ) I really love that owl hugging the little one and your coloring makes the wings look 3d!

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  10. Those little owls are adorable. The fox on the card is just too cute. That is a great idea bout cutting lots of things and coloring them - makes mass production much simpler.

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  11. Audrey's card is adorable. Love the background. I've never done mass producing before but if I did it would have to be a very simple layout so it would not take long.

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  12. Audrey's card is fabulous and oh so adorable! Great design, too. And thank you, Kelly Marie, for the coloring tip for mass producing!

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  13. When mass producing, I also sit in front of the tv. Sort of background noise but I do listen more than watch. TFS

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  14. Oh what a lot of work!!! and how wonderful of you to do it for the stores! Great tips!
    My only production line tip would be the MISTI. When I am doing a heavy masking card (which I love doing because with all my Lawn Fawn stamps I love to create little scenes!)Anyway when I am doing that I find it very helpful to do each step of masking a few times so that I can create a few cards in one sitting and then I can color them the same or different.Add different sentiments and voila three cards (or more) for the price of one! That's all I have for you
    GREAT card Audrey!! TFS ladies!!

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  15. I love the card and I love how you made it seem so easy to do mass production, my idea of mass producing was 5 of the same last minute christmas cards! I got them all cut first, I would colour everything in the same shade and then move on to the next shade etc etc... Maybe I should make a bunch of the same cards as a thank you just to have on hand! Will have to give it a try, thanks for the tips

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  16. You must have strong arms after all that die cutting! Unless you have a scan and cut?! Thanks for the mass production tips.

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  17. Wow! That's a lot of cards and images to color! Fun! I don't have any major tips. I do use my Misti which seems to make things go faster for me and I do like you...assembly style!
    Love this card....the little fox and the sweet birdies are so cute!
    Susan

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  18. This card is absolutely adorable! y 3 year old granddaughter would love it!!! I am planning to do some mass coloring this month during the challenge!! LOVE Kathy's fun 30 day coloring challenges and try to participate each time! TFS!

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  19. Very cute card... but what I really like is the owl hugging the baby owl! Adorable!

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  20. Here's my tip: once I've stamped and die cut my stuff, i get some white post-its or post it-tape and secure it **sticky side up** and then stick my die cuts on them. Now they're (gently) held in place while I color! I like to mass produce critters and stuff (I store them in this little embellishment organizer), for making quick cards :)

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  21. Great tips on mass producing! Your Foxy party card is so cute!

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  22. Ummm.. wow. I'm really impressed with your mass production! I also love the critter card- so cute!

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  23. Your animal images are so cute. Love them. The mass production colouring technique is very smart 😊

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  24. thanks for the detailed coloring tips.
    Coloring is one of my down-falls - but I keep trying.
    I seldom mass-produce something other than my Christmas cards.
    thanks for sharing

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  25. I can't imagine that much cutting at once. But mass production is smart.

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  26. I use my white gel pen for that as well!

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  27. so. much. cuteness.

    You are awesome!

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  28. The party animal card is awesome! Thanks for sharing the coloring tip!

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  29. Thanks for the tips
    and your coloring
    is wonderful.
    Carla from Utah

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  30. I have never tried mass production but this looks great - thank you!

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  31. the owls are really cute. I like the blue water coloring on the card better though!

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  32. Excellent examples of coloring. Love the watercolor background the most!!!

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  33. These are so cute! Thanks for all the tips.

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  34. Awesome assembly line coloring!

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  35. WOW... love the coloring and cute owls.

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  36. I try to do mass assembly too -- just as easy to color 4 as to color 1, more or less. Oh, and are you as excited about the Gilmore Girls reboot as I am??? :-)

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  37. Wonder card love it you all did a great job on the coloring love the stamp sets the owl and Fox OMG

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  38. Great tip ideas for mass producing colored images. Love the sample from Audrey.

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  39. Thank you for the great tips on shading and making multiples.

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  40. Those little die cuts come in handy sometimes don't they?

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  41. Love your technique! Easy and quick.

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  42. Super cuteness! I love Gilmore Girls too.

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  43. Kelly, what a cute card, I love all those green and blues, your coloring is always so gorgeous.Your owls are adorable too. I think watching you make multiple cards is the way to go for me. I'm really bad about not having cards on hand and then I end up at the last minute buying a dare I say a store bought card. So I think I'll get that assembly line going and maybe that way I can always be a head. Thanks for sharing and always inspiring.

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  44. Wow, love this idea. I have never done any mass producing colouring like this.

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  45. Terrific card and great what a lot of coloring!

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  46. Wow, great way to gather lots of images. I did this over the Christmas holiday, but probably should do it for spring too. I think I'll put a twist on it and use water color and less images. I need to practice more with water coloring. That's why Dawn's class would be perfect for me. Going to sign up for it when I'm done this hop! Always love your creative work, Audrey!

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  47. Wow, I thought I was mass producing when I made 4 of the same thing! Cute card - I like the way you cut out around the bottom of the scene.

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  48. Cute post :)
    BLOG M&MFASHIONBITES : http://mmfashionbites.blogspot.gr/
    Maria V.

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  49. I stamp out a bunch of images on a 1/2 sheet of cardstock and go to town coloring, usually with my copics, when I'm watching TV - NCIS or SVU reruns. Then I either die cut or fussy cut. I don't have all the dies for the stamps I have, so it's fussy cutting for me most of the time. I made some pouches with my fuse tool and page protectors to store my cut out images. :-)

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  50. Such an adorable card! That fox just wins my heart. Thanks to Audrey for the mass colouring tips too.

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  51. I love to mass produce. The ideas take me some time so I want to justify the time spent designing by making several more than one. Thanks for the tip on using white gel pen as a bo bo fixer.

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  52. You definitely are a master of coloring. I'm tired just looking at the photo of all the pieces you color.

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  53. Thanks for sharing the card and the mass production tips - good to know.

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  54. Way to Go Kelly Marie...love the "Mass Production" and who does not love your wonderful stamps! Colored to perfection..so happy you are part of the blog hop..I adore Kathy and love her challenges! YAY!

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  55. I have my family help with assembly when I mass produce. Thanks for the cute card, love the fox.

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  56. Great tip for lots of cards! I need to do more mass production. Cutie images!

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  57. Such good advice! And I am still marveling at the cast of amazing people all in one hop - Christmas in February!

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  58. Very cute and thanks for the mass coloring idea.

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  59. Cute card! Kelly, thank you for the photo tutorial on how you quickly color images. I never before thought about how a company prepares multiple sample boards for so many different stores. My hat's off to you.

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  60. Cute card! Kelly, thank you for the photo tutorial on how you quickly color images. I never before thought about how a company prepares multiple sample boards for so many different stores. My hat's off to you.

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  61. Thanks for showing us you multi coloring tips!! Love LF!!

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  62. You answered some questions that I have formed since getting more into coloring stamped, die cut images. Thank you!

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  63. Darling card Audrey and such fun coloring tips. I love Gilmore Girls too! It's so nice when you can work and enjoy your favorite shows at the same time (I love to do that too). :)

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  64. WOW!!! Totally fabulous card. I LOVE the coloring tips!! I do this too but not to the extent you do. I am going to have to make more!!

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  65. Cute card! Love the watercolor background! Thanks for the mass production coloring tip!

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  66. CUTENESS GALORE!!!
    LOVE Audrey's SWEET scene and FABULOUS colouring!!!
    Samples for ALL the stores?!?! - WOW - what a WONDERFUL idea and ever-so-much work - THANK YOU for sharing your mass production tips Kelly Marie :) THIS REALLY helps me, as one of my creative goals is to make multiples of cards, so I'm INSPIRED!!!

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  67. Such a cute card, and I love your little tutorial on coloring multiple images!! Thanks for sharing

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  68. What a great idea to do mass coloring for future projects!

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  69. Mass colouring is such a great idea! Audrey's card is so cute!

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  70. oh my!! that IS a lot of images at once. thanks for the white gel pen tip.

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  71. Wow Kelly, that is a "ton of coloring". You did your "30 Day Coloring Challenge" in 1 day LOL! I have to tell you that Lawn Fawn is one of my favorite craft stores....without a doubt you have the cutest images! Oh, and Audrey did an adorable Water Color card....thanks to the both of you for your inspiration!

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  72. That's pretty much genius. If I end up making party favors again with a colored image I am so doing it like this. Adorable card! Love that fox!

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  73. I am just a beginner and they both look overwhelming for a new colorist.

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  74. Thanks for sharing the lovely card and your coloring tips!

    But may I please ask why you die cut the stamped images before you color? I have chubby fingers that always seem to get in the way when I do that!

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    1. I have a tendency to mess up my die cutting. Haha! I didn't want to mess up a colored image! It might be easier to do it your way, though! :)

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  75. Great idea for bulk stamping. I had to make 50 treat bags for school for my grandkids . Wish I would of thought of coloring while watching my fave program , it would have made it easier.�� Thanks for the idea

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  76. Cute, cute, cute!! Love this sweet card!

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  77. Thanks for the coloring tips. That's a lot of cards!

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  78. Oh I loooove the Gilmore girls too! Gorgeous little images all coloured up too Kelly.

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  79. Love the coloring tips! When I took the online card class for copics--you really helped me a ton with my coloring... :) Such cute little owls, too!

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  80. Thanks for sharing this technique with us. Wonderful!

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  81. I'm so inspired to try mass producing now, Kelly! Thank you for the great tips and inspiration! ♡

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  82. Audrey's card is adorable. Love the way you crank out those stamped images.

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  83. Audrey's card is just beautiful, love the design and the balloons! Kelly Marie - thank you for the coloring tutorial/tips! They're really helpful for mass production!

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  84. Really sweet and fun card. And thanks for the tips for mass production.

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  85. I buy all of my Lawn Fawn from a local store. I figured the owner just played with her stuff all day and made the samples herself! Busted! :) I do admire the cards on display - it's a great perk!!

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  86. Thanks for sharing such great tips will definitely have to try to mass produce some colored images. Great card too love the fox!

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  87. I buy all of my Lawn Fawn from a local store. I figured the owner just played with her stuff all day and made the samples herself! Busted! :) I do admire the cards on display - it's a great perk!!

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  88. I love Netflix, too! I'm rotating between Army Wives and Heartland right now. I've never done any mass coloring, but have done some mass stamping. Thanks for the inspiration and the idea!

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  89. Wow. That's a lot of coloring. Great job.

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  90. What a fun party animal card!! I think you mastered the technique for mass production!!! Great tips!

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  91. Love the foxy card; and thanks for your tips!

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    1. I'm an old hand at assembly line work as I had a card ministry for several years. That was back in the day before there were matching dies for the stamps, so the dies makes production that much quicker. I save all my color bits in baseball trading card sleeves in a 3-ring binder and the larger pieces slip into square computer software envelopes. I keep the labeled envelopes in dollar store baskets in alphabetical order. I also used to cut down a bunch of colored cardstock card bases and score the seam and then store open and upright in a bin, so it was easy to grab the color I needed, fold and decorate. The best number of cards that I've made in one sitting was 50 using one layout.

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  93. Oh my goodness. You are amazingly productive. Good tip about just two colors...

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  94. Oh my goodness. You are amazingly productive. Good tip about just two colors...

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  95. I too can color or whatever while watching / listening to a show. Cute coloring.

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  96. Fun card...! I enjoy mass production on my Christmas cards. A movie is a must! A lot of repetition [YAWN] but when I'm done, it is so satisfying to line them all 50 of them up and snap a photo for posterity!

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  97. Lawn Fawn :)))) I am so happy to see you're participating in the challenge :)))) I love your witty and sweet designs and this party card is so perfect for a celebration. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  98. Cute card. Thanks for sharing.

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  99. What a darling card and so festive. I love love love all of the yummy stamping and die-cut pieces. The images are the sweetest and your coloring is too. :)

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  100. Such a cute party card! Thanks for the tips on mass production.

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  101. Great card! Thanks for the tips! Setting up several cards and tasks at once makes sense!

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  102. What's more relaxing than coloring cute Lawnfawn critters!?!? :-) Your coloring technique is amazing & I'm itching to stamp out a few critters & colour them in myself now!! Thanks for the amazing inspiration! Yours, Steph
    www.CraftedBySteph.bogspot.com

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  103. Great production line technique. Love what you created. Thanks for sharing.

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  104. Love the mass production tip! Love the color scheme in your card! Thanks for sharing!

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  105. Your card is adorable, and thanks so much for the mass production tips!!!

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  106. Great production line! Love your card.

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  107. Very cute card and you'll be all set for many more cards - great work!

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  108. Hi Kelly ~ Both you and Audrey always produce such beautiful cards with your coloring skills. I'm not fantastic with alcohol markers but I do mass produce cards, especially at Christmas time. These owls, like all LF critter are totally adorable!! Thanks for sharing.
    #sharehandmadekindness

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  109. Love your card and coloring. Talk about mass producing, this is mass producing and seemed easy since you were watching movies too. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

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  110. Cute, just very cute and all that coloring is pretty amazing!

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  111. So cute. Thanks for your ideas on mass producing.

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  112. So cute. Thanks for your ideas on mass producing.

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  113. Great idea mass coloring. Your card is so cute.

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  114. Great tip! I suspect that the color choice is also important,so the copics blend well.

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  115. Thanks for showing us how you did the coloring. I don't have many Copic markers so I couldn't do this stamp if I had it which I don't. I don't have a brown Copic. I did some cards for a class of preschoolers that I was subbing in and I had to do 20. I had to do them assembly line style and boy was it a good idea to do that. That's when I made them all the same card. At Christmas I have a lot to do but I do each card different so I couldn't do that. I got each small piece of paper and folded it. Then I stamped on the image onto each piece of paper that was a background for the card. Then I glued each one onto each card. It was kind of time consuming but the kids loved the cards and I had fun making them. I love your card!

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  116. Love love my Lawnfawn creatures. I definitely will use the tip to mass color and have ready to use. This is one I can have Grandaughterk help with. THX. Will do as part of my coloring daily. Thx.

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  117. Great mass production tips! Thanks!

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  118. Your card is adorable and so are all those critters. Thanks for sharing.

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  119. This card looks perfect in every way. :-)

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  120. This card looks perfect in every way.

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  121. I wish I could blend the colors as well as you do. Very cute.

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  122. Wow! That's a lot of coloring you have to do! When I participate in a swap I usually get bored after the third card. How do you keep motivated to color all those images? I love how you keep the coloring simple and the critters look amazingly cute!

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  123. What a fabulous card...love the little scene with all the presents. Thank you so much for your steps and tips for mass producing. I usually stamp out a bunch of images and the colour them while waiting for doctor's appointments, my kids to finish practices or watching tv. Then I store these images in plastic business card sheets. I know you're busy but if possible could you post what 2 copics you use for the various colours when you do this mass colouring? I am hoping to buy a few copics but my budget doesn't allow for me to splurge. A pic or post ...anything...would be so very helpful!

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  124. thank you for getting us pointers on doing mass productions. Cute owls :)

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  125. Cute card and thanks so much for sharing your mass production colouring technique. That's a lot of little pieces😀

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  126. Wonderful card and your share just made my hand ache lol. All that production line colouring, so wonderful that you can keep getting inspiration.

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