Welcome to InKing Royalty’s April Blog Hop! Stampin’ Up! announced it’s retired list yesterday – while we are sad to see some of our favorite products leave the catalog, we are certain that some amazing new products are on their way. As we introduce the 2016-2018 In Colors to you, we know we have to say goodbye to the 2014-2016 In Colors. Today’s Blog Hop is filled with inspiring projects that share some great ideas – featuring Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon, Tangelo Twist, Blackberry Bliss and Mossy Meadow. After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.
It is always sad to say good-bye to our beautiful In-Colors every year. The outgoing colors were not my favorites and very seldom came off the shelf. The colors always felt heavy to me and I tend to stay in the Subtles and Brights as my go to colors. As I brought out these stamp pads for probably the last time I hemmed and hawed over which of the 5 to showcase. That is when I brought out my favorite stamp set and decided to make a garden.
It started with using only Mossy Meadow, Hello Honey and Tangelo Twist. I noticed a blank spot that screamed for a Blackberry Bliss butterfly. As I was assembling my card I saw Lost Lagoon sitting all alone, still in its wrapper looking like its name…lost and lonely. I actually found myself feeling sad for this pad. Then I got an idea to sponge a little sky. I took it out of the wrapper hoping the pad wasn’t dried and shriveled from neglect, and there it was in all it’s eager glory, still full and ready to be used.
When I was finished and my card was put together I made a promise that I will not neglect my In-Colors anymore. The 2016-2018 colors were just revealed to us this week and they are really nice. I can’t wait to share them with all of you soon! In the mean time i hope you like my little garden I made today.
Stamp Set- Wild About Flowers Paper and Ink- 2014-2016 In-Colors and Very Vanilla card stock Accessories- Gold Wink of Stella, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, wooden elements.
Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!
Thank you for hopping along with us. If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:
- Brian King at Stamp with Brian
- Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
- Candy Ford at StampCandy
- Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
- Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
- Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly’s Creative Corner
- Karen Browning at StampWithMeKZB
- Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
- Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps
- Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
- Natalie Bradley at NatalieBradley.com