Saturday, April 27, 2024

Colorado Craft New Release Featuring Kris Lauren Blog Hop


Hello and welcome to the Colorado Craft Company new release blog hop! This release features the artistry of Kris Lauren, and several of her adorable critters. 

What a cute sentiment! And scene to support it. In fact, this Good Company Stamp Set comes with two different choices of company to ride in your basket - this little bunny, or a fox. Either a worthy companion for Mr. Bear. There are also a few flowers to fancy things up.

Because the lines of the bicycle are so narrow for coloring, I didn't want to get out my watercolors, so I turned to my colored pencils. It's been a hot minute since I've played with these, and quite enjoyed it. Making fur for Mr. Bear was enjoyable, as well as the grass. 

To finish this one off I sponged some yellow for a nice sunny day and blended a bit of sky on top of the card. 

This little guy is just hands down adorable!! He looks so pleased with himself. He's from the Oceans to Fly set and is one of two different airplane pilots.

The sentiment is so cute for my little nieces and nephews! And I like that it can be for many different occasions. 

Since the main image is small, I was thinking about what kind of background to make for the rest of the card. Then it occurred to me to just use the large airplane stamp!

The last card features the other airline pilot, who's quite excited to spot his adventure ahead!

I still had the colored pencils out from the bear riding a bicycle card so I put them to use on this card as well. It was fun to mix in a few different colors on the plane. 

The banner sentiment is from a smaller set called Greetings Banner. After cutting the banner out and attaching it, I bent it up so it folds inward and would fit into an A2-sized envelope.

Originally I had just cut out several white clouds and layered them on the bottom of the card (see top photo). After photographing the card, I thought it was too washed out and didn't show well enough, and regretted not inking the edges before adhering them to the card base. Well, I decided to try inking the edges without removing the clouds from the card by slipping a piece of paper underneath the edges and sponging with the fine blending brushes which I love. I was happy that it worked!

I added another sentiment embossed in gold, and tucked it behind the cloud puffs. 

We're doing two different giveaways! Enter as many times as you'd like until Apr 30th. Winners announced on May 2nd. Good luck!!

Giveaway 1: All designers will be giving away a stamp set from this release  to a lucky winner that will be drawn from all the comments left on our blogs or instagram.

Giveaway 2:
We'll be giving away the complete release to one randomly chosen winner that has placed an order using your favorite designer's affiliate link (for example, by clicking on the links on the images in this blog post below).

Now it's time to send you to the blog of Kelly Taylor who will astound you with something amazing (as always)!

Here's a complete list of stops on this hop if you need it:


Thanks for stopping by!

Good Company

Oceans to Fly

Greetings Banner


  1. I agree - the little bear is just beaming with personality!

  2. These images are soo cute! Wonderful designs.

  3. That bear on the bike is just too cute!!

  4. So adorable! Such cute cards!

  5. Beautiful designs and I love the way you colored the images!

  6. All three cards are so cute, especially the bear on the bike. What a beautiful friendship card.

  7. Such cute cards! Love the attitude of that adorable bear, and the bike-riding bear is delightful too!

  8. Adorable cards and I love your coloring too.

  9. Your coloring is FANTASTIC! LOVE these planes and critters! Your skyline is SPECTACULAR!

  10. Wonderful designs. Love the critters and those planes. Your coloring is splendid. Love that last card!

  11. Beautiful card and pencil coloring! Love the adorable pilot flying over the landscape! Great design!

  12. Marisela Delgado said: These are so beautiful! Wonderful coloring.

  13. I love the way u used the stamp for the background!! 🥰😉

  14. Lauryne CunninghamApril 28, 2024 at 8:49 AM

    Wow! Fabulous cards and coloring! I love the You're so Fly one!

  15. I really like the look of your layering of the clouds... that pilot flying is just so cute. And I adore the little bunny in the bicycle basket!

  16. This card is fabulous!
    So cute and lovely
    Carla from Arizona

  17. That little guy with his hands on his hips! SOOOO cute and great background!

  18. Super cute cards, Kelly! Love the sweet pair on the bicycle!

  19. What great cards! Love the personality of the little bear. Adding the inked edges to the clouds made them pop, great afterthought!

  20. Cute that airplane!

  21. This blog hop is really helping me think about the variety of backgrounds that can spruce up my cards. Thank .

  22. Love the plane background.

  23. I love that bear on a bicycle


I absolutely love reading comments. Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to leave one! - Kelly