They Say It’s Your Birthday

InKing Royalty Blog Hop - They Say It's Your Birthday

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s February Blog Hop! Today’s Blog Hop today is filled to the brim with projects that celebrate birthdays. The opening line from The Beatles’ “Birthday” song ran through our heads as we joyfully created the birthday-themed creations we share with you today.  After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

My card today is a complete and total CASE of a Valentines Day card I received from my dear friend Amanda Merrill. When I opened it I was blown away by the stunning layout using shimmer ribbon as a background. I have quite a hoard of this gorgeous ribbon from the Sale-A-Bration catalog and now I know how I want to use it all!

Here is my card which also uses a bit of 1/8 silver ribbon and Pool Party and Powder Pink shimmer ribbons from the Annual Catalog. I punched out a cake from a piece of Cake Soiree DSP and embellished it with a Pool Party banner. The greeting is from World’s Best Trophy. Since it is a photopolymer set I was able to curve my sentiment on the block so it fit on the banner.

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Here is the card that Amanda sent me. Isn’t it gorgeous???? I love how she kept it so simple.

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If you are wondering how I adhered my ribbon, I cut a piece of multi purpose adhesive sheet down to 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 and stuck it to a piece of thick whisper white cardstock. I then used Amanda’s card as a guide to stick my ribbon down. I don’t know how she managed to get the exact ribbon layout to fit perfectly on a standard card size but I am glad she did that math for me! Once my ribbon was perfect, I tucked and adhered the ends to the back and mounted it onto a card base. It was a really fun card to make.

Thank you for your inspiration Amanda!!!

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I appreciate you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

XOXO,

Pam

​Thank you for hopping along with us. If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  3. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  4. Nina King at InkPaperSequins
  5. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  6. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  7. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  8. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  9. Rachael Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin’
  10. Lisa Pretto at InkBig Academy Stamps
  11. Imogene Thomas at MomoMakes.com
  12. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
  13. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps

I THINK I LOVE YOU

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s January Blog Hop! This year’s Blog Hop themes will be inspired by popular songs – the first is “I Think I Love You.” Our Blog Hop today is jam-packed with projects that are perfect for Valentine’s Day or that showcase love. How sweet is that?! We are excited to share our love-themed creations with you today.  After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

Stampin’Up! has always hit a home run with their Valentines stamps and accessories…. and this year is no different. I think the Painted With Love DSP from the Occasions catalog is just amazing. Each piece is an artwork within itself. For my sweetie’s Valentine I used this beautiful paper to make an accent layer on my card and a coordinating envelope. I am in love with the Hearts and Stars wood elements from the annual catalog so I decided to add these instead of stamping hearts. They are so easy to use and adhere with just a touch of Mono Multi glue. Our products are very on trend so these funky wooden elements give off a very modern feel and fit right in with my simple style of stamping. The sentiment, stamped in Melon Mambo, is from our most recent Paper Pumpkin kit, and knew it would be my go to stamp this VD. If you are not subscribing to Paper Pumpkin or would like to know more about it please let me know!

I made the custom envelope using the envelope punch board and addressed it with the ever fun Brush Stroke Alphabet set from the annual catalog.

If you have any questions please contact me or leave them in the comments. I would love to hear from everyone who stops by. And please let me know if you are interested in learning more about Stampin’ Up! Now is a fantastic time to get started in your crafting journey as we offer so many free products during our yearly Sale-A-Bration event!

 

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Lisa Pretto at Ink Big Academy Stamps. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

XOXO,
Pam

Thank you for hopping along with us.  If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

 

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  3. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  4. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  5. Louise Sharp at LouiseSharp.com
  6. Katie Ferguson at Cottage Paper
  7. Rachael Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin’
  8. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  9. Lisa Pretto at Ink Big Academy Stamps
  10. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
  11. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  12. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  13. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  14. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy

Wednesday’s InKing Royalty Blog Hop

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Welcome to InKing Royalty’s February Blog Hop!  Today’s Blog Hop is filled with projects inspired by a Birthday Bliss theme.  What fun!  Stampin’ Up! catalogs are filled with fun, festive and beautiful ways to make birthdays special – and we are excited to share our creations with you today.  We are also excited to welcome guest designer Michelle Last to our team’s blog hop this month.  After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

I learned early in my stamping life to always have a slew of birthday cards on hand. There is nothing worse than a card maker showing up cardless! When I was designing my card for today’s hop I went ahead and made a few extra to have on hand. I played with different color combos and will share my 3 favorites. Each card uses the stamp set Balloon Celebration (pg. 24 in the Annual Catalog), coordinating ink and cardstock, along with DSP from our fabulous paper stacks.

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Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay and Daffodil Delight

 

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Real Red, Night of Navy and Daffodil Delight

 

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Calypso Coral, Pear Pizzazz and Daffodil Delight

 

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Lisa Pretto at Ink Big Academy Stamps. 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:

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  3. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  4. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  5. Karen Browning at StampWithMeKZB
  6. Katie Ferguson at Cottage Paper
  7. Imogene Thomas at MomoMakes.com
  8. Michelle Last at MichelleLast.co.uk
  9. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  10. Lory Robinson at The Robins Nest Designs
  11. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps
  12. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  13. Lisa Pretto at Ink Big Academy Stamps

Inking Royalty January Blog Hop

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Welcome to InKing Royalty’s January Blog Hop – our first hop of 2017! Today’s hop is filled with inspiring projects that feature each artist’s take “Love is in the Air”. This is the best time of year to start planning your Valentine’s Day projects. There are amazing, new products in Stampin’ Up!’s Occasions Catalog – and NOW is the best time to get them. We are excited to share our projects with you and hope they inspire you! After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

 

Staying true to my simple style I made some note cards using the Sealed With Love stamp set, found in the Occasions Catalog. This set paired with a couple of ink pads and some note cards is a really great project for new customers. It would also add up to $50.00 which would earn a Sale-A-Bration item!

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Which leads me to this card. This card uses the Sale-A-Bration set Any Occasion which is an adorable banner set. The sentiment is from Sealed With Love. See how these two sets work so well together? I also dressed it up a bit with some rhinestones and a layer of Falling in Love DSP.

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Please let me know if you are interested in ordering any of the products seen here!

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

Pam Morris

Thank you for hopping along with us. If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  3. Karen Browning at StampWithMeKZB
  4. Natalie Lapakko at Stamp Witch Blog
  5. Lory Robinson at The Robin’s Nest Designs
  6. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  7. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps
  8. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  9. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  10. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  11. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  12. Lisa Pretto at InkBig Academy Stamps

Winter Wishes for the InKing Royalty Blog Hop

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Welcome to InKing Royalty’s December Blog Hop!  While Stampin’ Up! demonstrators are actively ordering from the 2017 Occasions Catalog and earning products from the 2017 Sale-a-Bration brochure, we are also getting ready for the upcoming holidays.  We are excited to share some fun winter-themed projects with you!  Today’s Winter Wishes Blog Hop is filled with inspiring projects that feature each artist’s take on Winter.  After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

I immediatly fell in love with Twinkle Trees on page 28 of the Holiday Catalog. Sadly, it has not had a whole lot of air play. The bokeh technique was the hottest trend a couple of years ago but I am still dazzled by it. I posted this card on a Facebook challenge yesterday and got a great response so I decided to dedicate this blog post to Twinkle Trees. My cards are all the same layouts but with different colors. I love the retro mid-century modern feel of these. Grab a martini and enjoy my Mad Men inspired set.


The card above is the original and uses Wild Wasabi, Smoky Slate and Soft Sky. The following cards show how much fun different color combos can be.

Real Red, Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight

Flirty Flamingo, Sweet Sugarplum and Peekaboo Peach

Island Indigo, Bermuda Bay and Soft Sky

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Candy Ford at Stamp Candy. 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:

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Lisa Pretto at InkBig Academy Stamps
  3. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp  You Are Here
  4. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  5. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  6. Becky Volpp at InkBlossom with Becky
  7. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  8. Karen Browning at StampWithMeKZB
  9. Lory Robinson at The Robin’s Nest Designs
  10. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps

Retiring 2014-2016 In Colors Blog Hop

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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.

 

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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:

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  3. Candy Ford at StampCandy
  4. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  5. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  6. Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly’s Creative Corner
  7. Karen Browning at StampWithMeKZB
  8. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  9. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps
  10. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  11. Natalie Bradley at NatalieBradley.com

So Grateful Blog Hop

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Welcome to InKing Royalty’s November Blog Hop! Today’s hop is filled with inspiring projects that share the gratefulness of the season. Whether you are ready to celebrate Thanksgiving this week or just feel reflective of the things that make you thankful, we are sure you’ll find great inspiration from our talented team members. After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

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The card I made for today’s hop is one that is true to my CAS style. I used a simple layout with the greeting as my one main focal point. The set I used is Thankful Forest Friends from the Holiday Catalog. I inked up my stamp in Pumpkin Pie ink and then I gently rolled the edge of the stamp onto my Old Olive pad to give a bit of depth. I stamped the image onto a piece of Whisper White card stock. I fussy cut it out and layered it on top of another fussy cut image that I stamped in Crumb Cake. I layered that on top of a piece of an embossed wood grain and mounted it onto a Crumb Cake card. A little band of linen thread gave it just the right finishing touch.

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Lisa Pretto at InkBig Academy Stamps. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Pam Morris

Thank you for hopping along with us. If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  3. Becky Volpp & Megan Quillen at Ink Blossom with Becky
  4. Deb Cozzone at Grand Central Stamping
  5. Candy Ford at StampCandy
  6. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps
  7. Amy Whelan at Amy’s Inklings
  8. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  9. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  10. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  11. Lisa Pretto at InkBig Academy Stamps
  12. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  13. Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly’s Creative Corner
  14. Sharon Walker at Stamp with Sharon W