I’m a day early with a very special birthday surprise….tomorrow is my dear friend Korin Sutherland’s birthday! A group of her friends are getting together today for a fun early birthday party, since tomorrow is the fantastic April Release Blog Hop for Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps, and we didn’t want to take the spotlight from that. After all, our sweet girl deserves her OWN day in the spotlight! So please join us as we celebrate Korin’s birthday a little early! After all – you can never have too much celebration, can you?!?!

For my project I used the Sweet ‘n Sassy Rose Cottage image. It was stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Neenah Solar White cardstock and colored with Copic Markers (Y13, Y 15, Y17, YR15, YR18, YG11, YG13, YG17, BG0000, BG000, BG01) and cut and embossed with a Classic Square Nestabilities die.

Two butterflies were stamped, colored and cut out and adhered over the main square. Frost Smooch Glitz was added over the butterfly. The square was adhered to a card base, cut and embossed with the Lace Doily Motif die out of Solar White cardstock.

A little while ago I shot a video about the Basic Blending techniques with Copic Markers.

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Below is the whole birthday party train….prepare yourself for some fantastic cupcakes and ice cream from these talented ladies!!

And feel free to leave Korin some early birthday love, either on her blog, her Facebook page, or the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps Facebook page!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!
Hugs and smiles


Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

48 Responses to “Korin’s Birthday Blog Hop”

  1. Wow, what a gorgeous card! Beautiful coloring as well!

  2. Gorgoeus Beate!

  3. Beautiful card Beate! What a great choice of a stamp for Korin’s card…love it! Coloring is beautiful and I adore the lace card base.

  4. Dang girl – you are amazing! This is beautiful!!

  5. Beate, the depth of color on this is amazing – and what an incredibly beautiful frame – it’s a real STUNNER – as always! : )

  6. Beautiful card, Beate! What a nice thing to do for a very special lady! Hugs…

  7. Your card is gorgeous Beate! Love the orange/yellow rose!

  8. So pretty Beate! & Thank you very much for the Copic Video.I’ve been waiting for you to do this forvever. lol Can I make a request? I would love to see you color in a whole image. Maybe one from Flourishes and Whimsy Stamps (Chloe) ;0) Thanks for sharing! Hugs Traci ;0)

  9. This is beautiful!!!!

  10. Hello!

    This is definitely a WOW card and a beautiful way to say Happy Birthday! I love the colors! Thank you for another great video – I am slowly adding to my Copic collection and wish I could take one of the trainings! Wishing you a happy day today!


    Barbara Diane

  11. Beate, you are inspiring me with all your beautiful card bases. I must get out my Spellbinders and play with them more! Your card is lovely… the coloring is perfection. I shall return and watch your video for pointers. My coloring has gotten so rusty. πŸ˜‰


  12. Hi Beate!. Beautiful card!!
    God Bless πŸ™‚

  13. Beautiful card!!
    God Bless πŸ™‚

  14. How sweet to have an online birthday party for her! I just love this beautiful card, can’t wait to watch your video (can only watch videos in the middle of the night because of bandwidth limits LOL)

  15. Very pretty Beate, I like the butterflies popped out.

  16. Lovely card Beate! the shaped card is elegant with the butterfly collage!

  17. Beate…this card is just gorgeous! I love this stamp and how you’ve used it here! The rose and butterflies are beautiful…Korin will love it!

  18. Gorgeous card, Beate. It is colored so beautifully, and the lacy motif behind it is perfect to keep the elegant feel to the image. You inspire me to make elegant cards. Hugs to you!! πŸ™‚

  19. Beautiful card Beate!! Love your coloring very much.

  20. Thank you for the wonderful video, I enjoyed. Another beautiful card.

  21. Beautiful!!! I am always so inspired by your work, Beate!

  22. Love the video and such helpful tips sweetie.
    Your card is a beauty for sure…bet she loves her card

  23. Oh, Beate, this is SO gorgeous!!! Thank you so very much for helping me make Korin’s birthday extra special this year!!

  24. Really cute card. Like the contrast colors. Hugs! Mojca

  25. That is one gorgeous card! Beautiful colors and images.
    I will be getting a set of Promarkers soon which are another alcohol ink based marker. I watched your video and it was such a help. Love your flicking technique! TFS!

  26. […] for some fantastic cupcakes and ice cream from these talented ladies!! Taylor Usry (you are here) Beate Johns Bridget Finlay Holly McMillen Lydia Fiedler Chrissy Dickinson Dina Kowal Leslie Hanna Lisa […]

  27. Beautiful Beate! Love the yellows and oranges. Thanks for that video. I see what I was doing wrong now. πŸ™‚


  28. Hermosa y muy delicada.

  29. beautiful die for the card base! Lovely!

  30. Gorgeous card Beate! That image is so pretty and the coloring is fabulous. Also love the lovely edges.

  31. Beautiful card. I love everything about it. Thanks for sharing it with us. I have been saving my money to get some copic markers. They sure make a difference. Happy Birthday to Korin!!!!

  32. The lacy border around the card is terrific, and your coloring job is fabulous as always.

  33. Beate, this is lovely! The die works so well with this image. Thanks for the terrific video.

  34. That is a beautiful card with striking colors! I also like the idea of a lace border.

  35. Hello, my friend! Your card is EXQUISITE! Gorgeous colors, a beautiful image, and that lacy, lovely die! Korin will LOVE it! <3

  36. Wow such beautiful colors! Thanks for the video on the blending techniques! I need all the practice I can get!!

  37. Absolutely gorgeous Beate!!!!

  38. I have no idea how I missed your video on Copics Beate but I am certainly glad that you reposted the link. As always, your instructions are clear, concise and successful. Thanks so much.

  39. Beautiful, such pretty coloring and love the dimension you gave to the lovely butterflies!

  40. gorgeous Beate, what a lovely thought for the birthday as well. Happy times at the Happiest Time of Year. Happy Easter………hugs

  41. Beautiful vibrant colours, Beate. I love it when I visit and you have done another video. You make such a lovely tutor…thank you! x

  42. You are so awesome. I love everything you do and I’ve learned so much from you. Thank you for the Copic lesson. I’m begging for more!

  43. Beautiful project, Beate! Love the new look of your blog! Sorry I am late, was travelling yesterday!

  44. Simply Gorgeous!! I love the pretty colours and the images are so lovely!! Lucky Korin, I’m sure she will love this beautiful card.
    Thanks for the video, too, Beate. It’s always lovely to hear and watch you craft & colour. {hugs}

  45. love love the colors you used for the image. gorgeous card, Beate! and fabulous video, too!

  46. So beautiful Beate – your colouring is wonderful πŸ˜‰
    Hope you are having a lovely Easter weekend, Rx

  47. Oh my gosh, this is stunning!! Your coloring is amazing!! And fabulous video, too πŸ™‚

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