Friday, June 15, 2018

Ink Blot Shop & The Daily Marker {Blog Hop}

Welcome! 
The Daily Marker is bringing 
all sorts of great companies 
(including Ink Blot Shop
together for a wonderful blog hop today! 
(Bonus: there are giveaways!)

For those of you who may not know me or my company, my name is Tifany and I own Ink Blot Shop. I design clear stamps (made in the USA) for card making, Bible art journaling, bullet journaling, and more.
If you aren't already following Ink Blot Shop, please be sure to follow along on the @InkBlotShop Instagram account and the Ink Blot Shop Facebook page.

The Project:
The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge is all about getting a little bit of coloring in every day (even if it's only 5 minutes). And if you haven't been able to color each day? Don't let that stop you! 
You are not alone. 
I haven't colored every day either...but I am doing my best to get it in when I can. I am so glad Kathy started this challenge - it has been good for me to realize that even a little bit of creativity is worth it. And, please - don't feel like you always need to create a whole card or project to have accomplished something.

I've tried to participate in several of Kathy's coloring challenges now (I say tried, because I am in no way getting a perfect attendance award), and I wanted to have a personal goal to help motivate me this round. I had two ideas: building up a little stash of decorated envelopes, and getting some quick note cards (flat, a little bigger than business card size) together so I have something handy for when I would like to write a note to a customer. In order to accomplish my goal, I spent a chunk of time one day just stamping out some pieces so I had a stash ready to color.
 
Today I wanted to share what I did with some of the stamped envelopes. (The stamps are from my Envelope Mail Art stamp set.) Most of my coloring on these is done using some Tombow markers and a little bit of water on a paintbrush. Since I had the envelopes pre-stamped and the coloring supplies were out, it was easy to watercolor several envelopes at once.
And while I was waiting for the watercolored envelopes to dry, I colored a few more envelopes (particularly the kraft envelopes) with colored pencils.
I don't often have time to create a card and/or envelope right when I need it, so having a little stash ready to pull from is really going to help me out.

I encourage you to play along in this month's coloring challenge...and don't forget to use #thedailymarker30day when sharing on your social media accounts.

The Giveaway:
Would you like to win the Envelope Mail Art stamp set that was used on my envelopes today? You can!
To enter:
Leave a comment on this blog post. That's it!

If you would like additional chances to win:
Comment on any of the posts associated with this particular giveaway on the Ink Blot Shop Facebook page and/or the @InkBlotShop Instagram account.

Rules of this giveaway:
Blog comments for the giveaway will close Wednesday, June 20th @ 11:59pm (Eastern) and the winner will be announced Friday, June 22nd here on this blog.
- The winner will have 48 hours to contact me with their information.
- Due to shipping costs, giveaways are available to US mailing addresses only.
Please remember to check back to see if you've won.
Disclaimer: This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, or Twitter.

After leaving a comment, be sure to hop on over to Ink on 3's site to continue on the hop.

The Hop List:
 >>> Ink Blot Shop <<<

Thanks for stopping by today!
Happy coloring!

109 comments:

DIANA L. said...

How fun, great looking envelopes an what a nice stamp set. Thanks for the inspiration

Barb said...

Love the images and cards!

Debra Rumpza said...

Oh my gosh I love the envelope art! Something I have wanted to try but have not yet done so.

Jeanne Beam said...

What a great stampset. Love your envelopes.
Thanks for sharing...

Amy C. said...

I just love this envelope art and these beautiful stamps. I would love to be able to jazz up my envelopes! Thanks for taking part in the hop and for the giveaway.

Teresa Doyle said...

Beautiful designs Tifany. Cool envelopes.

Sharon Dolan said...

Great envelopes stamps! Thanks for having a giveaway.

stampingbowd said...

Your envelope art is darling!! Such cute ways to jazz up the envelope! Thanks for the giveaway! I have colored 10 days out of the 15. I hope to make it `11 before the day is out! My baby's 18th birthday has kept me hopping and out of the art room!

Susie Sonnier said...

OMG what a great stamp set. It is a MUST have. so clever

Mary Holshouser said...

Having the envelopes ready for whenever you need
them is a fantastic idea. Going to put it into
practice next time I'm stamping. I have a
birthday and a card but not enough time to do
a lot with the envelope (I'm a procrastinator).
Having them ready would be a big step forward.
thanks for the idea. I'd love to have
your stamp set for my envelopes.
txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

berlykim37 said...

I love the stamp set. Adorable

SusanR said...

Such a great idea to premake cards and envelopes! And this stamp set is gorgeous!!

jeanchaneyaz said...

One of my favorite things to color these days is envelopes. I would really love this perfect set!

Carol Didier said...

What a wonderful stamp set for envelopes! Love your designs and thanks so much for being a part of this hop!

Janet D. said...

Fantastic stamp sets and your envelopes are amazing!

Andrea Hastilow said...

I love an interesting, pretty envelope and yours are fabulous. Thank you for so many idea's and a chance of a win x
Oh and don't worry about the attendance award, I'm having to jump back in after a rather surprising hospital stay x

I Card Everyone said...

Tifany, I'll be tapping my toe until Kathy R. finishes coloring your sweet faces! Darling product line, and your envelopes are fabulous... imagine finding those little beauties in your mailbox!
=]

bzyPTmom said...

Beautiful coloring of those envelopes for your stash! Love the stamp set. I've participated in several of Kathy's challenges but don't have perfect attendance either. Just love to color!

Cynthia Cole said...

Your envelopes are so pretty!

Maureen Reiss said...

These are Fantastic!!!

Marlyn Rojas said...

Of course I would like to win these stamp set! A beautiful way to decorate the envelopes.

StarSpry said...

I just love how you colored your envelopes! This looks like such a great stamp set; thanks for the chance to win :)

Sandy M said...

The envelope set is awesome. I love each and every stamp from the set. I hate to mail a naked envelope and these stamps would be quick and easier to do than I usually spend time on

Lindar C said...

Adorable envelopes!

Christine H. said...

Wow! I've never stamped on envelope before. Thank you for the inspiration.

Henriëtte said...

I love your gorgeous envelopes, I always forget that you can do that also and make it a little pressent aswell.
It’s such fun to do the 30 Day Coloring Challenge (again) and a great blog hop aswell, thanks for your part in the challenge and the great giveaway for the hop!

PS. I don't have an US mail adress, I live in the Netherlands. I saw on your blog that the giveaway is only for US residents, I thought I would mention it to you to make it easier for you to pick a winner.

kerry myers said...

I love the idea of decorating some eps! I also have a stack of prestamped images, but love the eps idea & square cards for customers. Super fun and way more personal.

Dee Earnshaw said...

wow you are so creative with your stamping - thanks for the ideas:)

Cheryl Rigney said...

I love this stamp set!! It has been on my wish list for some time. Your envelopes are fabulous. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

Melody Blake said...

These envelopes are fantastic!

Arlene said...

What a beautiful stamp set to give envelopes a lovely look! I love how all yours came out. Thank you so much for the chance to win this beautiful set!

lynn said...

I do like your envelopes...happy to discover your shop!!

Tina Daniels said...

I haven't seen much on decorating envelopes...I think the stamps offer an easy way to enjoy doing it. Nice work!

Glenda said...

What a great set! I decorate envelopes, but mine are much more catch-as-catch-can. Love this set!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

So pretty and so brilliantly done!

Dana M said...

Fantastic envelopes, what a lovely way to present a handmade card! What a wonderful stamp set, such terrific images.

Lynne in NI said...

Oh wow, your envelopes are fab!

julie23 said...

Love your stamped envelopes

Meghan Kennihan said...

These are SO GREAT! Such a great idea!

Stephanie in Corralitos said...

I always just send plain envelopes because I'm not a doodler. This set is such a great idea.

Hope said...

Love the stamp set, always want to decorate my envelopes

Donna Williams said...

What a beautiful touch!

Cindy Holmes said...

OH MY GOSH these envelopes are AMAZING! I want sooo badly to win this AWESOME Envelope Mail Art Stamp Set! This would be such an AMAZING win! Thank you so much for the chance! I hope! I hope! Tee Hee!

Antoinette Lempicki said...

I like to decorate my envelopes to match my cards - most of the time. The address frames are very cute and never thought about that. Love the kraft envelopes, especially.

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

Your Envelope Mail Art stamp set is such a cute idea. It would be easy to make some envelopes ahead of time since I usually make the same size cards.

Danielle Dietz said...

Awesome envelopes. I have not tried to decorate envelopes yet but I intend to try. I would love to own your envelope stamp set! Thanks for the opportunity. :)

Beverly said...

I adore people who take the time to "beautify" the envelope and the fact that you sell stamps to help - well, you just made my day!

Annalisa Young said...

Oh wow, what an amazing set! I haven't seen this one before, but I think I'm in love! I love decorating envelopes and trying to make them special, but sometimes I run low on ideas, so this is a perfect set to help get over the hump. And I completely agree: pre-stamping is the way to go. There were nights previously when I would sit down and literally think "I have nothing to color!" despite the mass of stamps I own, just because I didn't feel like stamping everything out and THEN coloring. Anyway, thank you for sharing, for your candor, and for supporting Kathy and the challenge. I love this generous crafty community.

Angela said...

Oh wow what a great idea,I really love this stamp set.♥

Deb said...

Whoa - love these envelope stamps! Who wouldn't love to get these babies in the mai,l!

Cathy Lillie said...

I love the idea of stamping random images and coloring them for later use. I'm definitely going to do this (especially since it takes me so long to color). Your decorated envelopes are beautiful, and I love that you've created a stamp set for just this purpose.

Wickcliss said...

WoW, love these new stamping images on the envelope. What a great way to extend the creativity and art, which will surely delight the receiver.

TLady said...

What a SUPER IDEA to do the envelopes ahead of time! Your stamp set makes it EASY to do so! I LOVE the image with the art supplies on this set! AND OF COURSE, the FLOWERS!!! ;)WHAT A SUPER PRIZE! THANK YOU ALSO for supporting Kathy! She is SUCH A NICE LADY!! (I know you know this! ;) )

Patt H. said...

Love your mail art & those adorable envies! Your company is new to me but I will be back for sure. Love your wonderful idea!!

F. Andre said...

Lovely stamp and colouring on these envelopes. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

Sue D said...

Great idea to have all those pre stamped cards and envelopes ready for coloring.

Ericka Strange said...

Love this envelope art! So fun

K . Shuster said...

I was drooling over that Envelope Art set before I even finished your post and saw that you are kind enough to make it a giveaway.....woohoo! ❤
Not being all that computer savvy, why can we not "sign up" to get your blog posts via email? Or did I miss that portion (I currently have a severe concussion and I'm supposed to be on "Brain Rest".....no computer, no reading, no TV, no artwork, blah, blah, blah for another 10 days!) I will probably resemble the village idiot by that point!!!

Heather said...

What adorable (and beautiful!) envelopes!! Great idea to stamp and color them ahead of time! I'm always mailing my cards last minute and would NOT have time to do it then!

Rebecca Ednie said...

I love the stamps are giving away. I send a lot of snail mail so these would be so perfect.

Gwen said...

Super cute images and love the envelope art stamps!

D Q said...

I Love these envelops stamps!!

Brandi R said...

Your envelopes look awesome! Lovely stamp set ♥

Amy Moore said...

Great envelopes and great stamps...went past the comments and saw your latest stamp sets love the Hello Handsome and Lovely sets.

Billie A said...

I never think of stamping on an envelope. Your envelopes are so pretty.

MB Fairy Sky said...

Love this idea !

Jennifer Scull said...

I love these decorated envelopes! Wouldn't that put you in such a good mood when you collected your mail to see something so fun?! :)

Thanks for the inspiration!

Tracie said...

Such an adorable stamp set. It is a must have for me now.

Robin said...

I love Ink Blot Shop and this stamp set is yet another great design. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

tinyfeet said...

I love that stamp set! Alas, no perfect attendance awards for me either!

Andrea Shell said...

I confess this is the first I've heard of your company, but your images are adorable! I'll have to check out your store!

Denise Bryant said...

Awesome stamps! They really dress up the envelopes!

Flo said...

Love the envelope art stamp set. You envelopes are so pretty.

Stephanie said...

Your stamp set is wonderful and thanks for sharing your coloring :)

Fanny DG said...

Beautiful envelope stamp set, beautiful work!

Karen @ Misplaced Mojo said...

What an awesome stamp set! And an even more awesome idea!!! I have one stamp set that has envelope art and I NEVER use it because I barely had time to make and mail the card, I definitely didn't have time to decorate the envelope! I would love to take a day to just PLAY with making envelopes BEFORE I need them!!! Your company is new to me so I'm off to go check out your other stamp sets!!!

Sharla said...

Such a great idea to have envies all made up and ready to go....cute stamps!

Jeannean said...

Great idea to get envelopes, and little note cards, ready to go! Your stamp set is perfect! Thanks for the chance to win one!

Jennifer said...

Love the envelopes!! Thank you for sharing

Anushree Vaish said...

Love the envelope set!!

Serendipidade de Papel said...

I really like to dress up the envelopes!

Linnea S said...

this is great! now even the mailman gets to enjoy it!!!

Michele K. Henderson said...

I just LOVE the envelope art stamps! I would use those all the time! I send out happy mail all the time! All of your projects look amazing!

Barbara said...

I love this adorable stamp set. I always try to add some art to my envelopes and this would be an amazing way to do so!

Lynn (toomanycrayons) said...

My goal is to have a stash of cards and envelopes ready too so this stamp set would be a huge help. Yours are really sweet !

Cheryl S said...

Great idea to stamp a bunch of envelopes at a time! They turned out super cute!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Love dressing up my envelopes and this set is fantastic!

FD91354 said...

Oh, what a neat set. I am terrible about dressing up an envelope.. I'm lucky to get it in the mailbox to go out! What a great and easy way to help someone with my terrible habits out :)

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Oh my, these envelopes are fabulous! I love to decorate my envelopes,
too, but their not usually this fancy! And that set ... beautiful!
Thanks for the chance to win it.

Jean Maas said...

Love the envelopes, how clever. thank you

Linda Batson said...

How lovely, the envelope stamp kit seems like it would be wonderful. One of the first things I learned was to do something on my envelope.
Have a blessed day.

Monica H said...

Love the images in this stamp set, my favote is the one with all the craft supplies :D

Nandini said...

Never really gave much thought to decorating my envelopes. But this stamp set is gorgeous. And I love the inspiration!

Mary-Anne V said...

I never decorate my envelopes but with this set it looks so easy and fun. Great idea to have a premade stash.

Holly Jackson said...

These are so adorable! Decorating the envelope is sure to make a few more people smile on its journey to the mailbox! Love it!

Holly Jackson said...

These are so adorable! Decorating the envelope is sure to make a few more people smile on its journey to the mailbox! Love it!

Brandy Duncan said...

Fantastic idea. Your coloring is fabulous. I absolutely adore this envelope decorating stamp set. Such a unique way to add that personal touch.

Elizabeth said...

I’m so over the moon about this stamp set, I want it very much to go with my other mail art goodies

Gab said...

OMG, these are just adorable!!!

Alaska .Kris said...

I love the idea of doing the envelopes with this set!

Jen said...

So beautiful! What a great idea to build a little stash. Love the fun envelopes and the stamp set!

M Strach said...

Super cute stamp set; Beautiful colouring

Christy Q said...

Gorgeous mail art!!! What a great way to beautify the envelopes and bring cheer to the recipients mailbox (as well as the postal carrier! *smile*)

mtscrapgal said...

That's a good idea to pre stamp envelopes ahead of time. I would love to win the Envelope Mail art set. It's so much fun to put something cute on the envelope. Thanks for sponsoring Kathy.

Julie Booker said...

I always try to stamp matching envelopes at the same time I'm creating a card. I just *love* your envelope stamps. There are several there that I can see me using again and again. And, no, I hadn't heard of your company before but I'm going to have to cruise through your site. Thanks for supporting such a fab blog hop.

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

Love it when I learn about new companies in a blog hop. Love that envelope stamp

charly said...

My goodness, I stumbled over to your blog from the hop and I am so happy that I did! Love the mail art stamps.

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

Your set of envelopes is beautiful and that’s a great stamp set you’re giving away. Thanks for the opportunity !
[margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

Eva Lopez Merino said...

Wow! I just met you from the Kathy Coloring Challenge, and love your designs! So happy to have found your blog and shop :)