You'll notice that for a lot of these cards I really let the paper do most of the work. One of the paper pieces that I love the most is a college of various small prints that you can cut out and use individually. Pair those with the large daisy die and you can make an incredible focal point for a card in minutes.
I use my Blends for most of my coloring but sometimes the Stampin' Write Markers are the perfect tool. Have you seen the new design for our markers? The biggest change is to the small tip. It's bigger (while still being a fine tip) and hopefully will not dry out like the old version.