Saturday, August 14, 2021

Fun with A Colorful Life Designs

My love for Hero Arts Hoppy Day images continues! Today I am entering into Happy Little Stamper Stencil Challenge:
I am a fan of Amy's Wares You Tube channel and through her work found a stencil company called A Colorful Life Designs. I wrote to Mary Kay De La Fuente, the owner, and she replied that her company is a "small woman owned stencil company based in Dallas, TX. I've been a paper crafter since the 1990s and love designing and manufacturing tools for the paper crafter."

I love supporting small businesses when I can, so I took a look at A Colorful Life Designs and fell in love with the designs. I ordered a few, but the one I used for today's post is called Sugar Cane. It is a 3 X 6 inch stencil, but can be used in multiple ways.
I just played with my Distress Inks,'s Foam Blending Tools, the stencil and my Wendy Vecchi's Make Art Stay-tion which hold everything down and no Pixie Spray needed. I love a good clean and simple card and this stencil gives just the right amount in the background to keep it interesting.
This Hero Arts Hoppy Day Stamp set is great for all different occasions and fun sentiments for the inside and outside of a card. I have the stamp and die combo, but only used the stamps for these cards with Altenew's Obsidian Black Ink for that deep dark image which pops against the colorful stencil. Looking forward to creating with the dies!
Now here's a shocker - I made another card!
This card I am submitting to Tuesday Morning Sketches #618:
Here they are side by side:
If you have a chance check out A Colorful Life Designs and Amy Ware's You Tube. Lots of fun inspiration from both!
*Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive a small affiliate commission at no extra cost to you. All opinions remain my own.

Hello, welcome to Stampin With Anita. I love crafting in all forms. It gives me great joy to create something special. I hope you enjoy your visit.


  1. Awesome cards! I love the focal point stenciling!
    Thanks for playing along this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches
    Debbie - TMS DT
    Debbie's Dash of This and That

  2. What a fun stamp set! You've done a marvelous job stenciling. Thanks for sharing your talents at Tuesday Morning Sketch. Hugs, Debi TMS DT

  3. Your cards are so fun! Love that stencil. Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  4. The frog stamps are super cute and I love your color choices. So glad to see your creation this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  5. I love these bright stenciled images on your cards. They are so fun and vibrant. Pinned.

  6. What a great store!! Thanks for pointing it out!!



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