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!

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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

Global Design Project

I am so excited to participate in the first ever Global Design Project challenge. This international team of STAMPIN’UP demonstrators is made up of some of the most talented stampers in the world. I am so proud that two of my team members, Brian King and Shawn De Oliveira are two of the design team members!

This weeks challenge is a color challenge using 3 colors that I love together, Smokey Slate, So Saffron and Pink Pirouette. I used Wild About Flowers from the Annual Catalog. I love love love this set!

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Thank you for stopping by!!!!

Inking Royalty Blog Hop

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Welcome to InKing Royalty’s August Blog Hop.  Stampin’ Up!’s 2015 Holiday Catalog is just around the corner (it’s live on September 1) – and this amazing book is filled to the brim with incredible bundles at discounted prices.  Who doesn’t love to save with bundles?!?  Today we are Bundled Up for the Holidays as we celebrate these amazing stamp set bundles from the Holiday Catalog.   After you read my post, I  hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

When I first saw the Holiday Catalog I immediately started circling all of the fabulous things that I had to have. When I got to page 12 I let out a very loud squeal when I saw the Sleigh Ride Edgelit Dies and the coordinating stamp set, Jingle All The Way.  I just love everything about this bundle and it sparked so much creativity in my brain. It was the first thing I ordered.  I am so excited to share my first creation with these new products.

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I used the adorable embossing folder Decorative Dots for the background. I kept it very simple using only Night of Navy ink and cardstock along with Whisper White and a smidge of Silver Glimmer Paper. I hope you like today’s card and find this bundle on your next order!

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

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Thank you for stopping by!  Please hop over to the next person in the list for more inspiration and exciting bundles from the Holiday Catalog:
1. BRIAN KING
2. AMY WHELAN
3. CANDY FORD
4. JENNIFER SPILLER
5. PAM MORRIS
6. MARY FISH
7. SHAWN DE OLIVEIRA
8. DENISE HOEPFNER
9. LISA PRETTO
10. LYNN KOLCUN
11. SHARON WALKER
12. BECKY VOLPP
13. DEB COZZONE

Cute and Easy Project

My sister and her husband just bought a camper and are embarking on a cross country vacation from Portland, OR to Atlanta this summer. As soon as I saw the Project Life Let’s Get Away collection in the Occasions Catalog, I knew that I had to make something for them. 
   
I made this adorable note card holder and couldn’t be happier with how it turned out! I love the retro colors and pattern of the paper from this past Saleabration and how it coordinated so perfectly with the little retro camper.
I used minimal supplies for this and I actually made this while sitting on a plane. I had taken all the supplies with me on a trip to San Antonio to share with a fellow demonstrator and friend, Amy. We had such a fun filled, busy day that we never got around to making it. On my flight home I had a few minutes and made one really quick to show a co-worker how fun and easy stamping is. 
To make the folder, cut your card stock to 8×11 and score it in half at 5 1/2 and 4″. Cut the ‘V’ and fold it up. That’s all there is to it, no adhesive needed. Our note cards and envelopes fit perfectly in the pockets. I made a belly band to keep it closed but ribbon would work too. The possibilities are endless!

  
  

Have a wonderful, creative day!

Inking Royalty Blog Hop

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Welcome to InKing Royalty’s April Blog Hop. Today we are celebrating April Showers – not only is this the season for Baby Showers and Wedding Showers, but May flowers are just around the corner, so you’re certain to see a great variety of projects along the hop. You may have started the Blog Hop here or may have hopped over from Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery. After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next. If you get off track at any point during the blog hop, there’s a complete list of participants at the end of this post.

I was so excited to hear the theme of this month’s blog hop. My husband’s baby sister is expecting her first baby later this summer. I was inspired to make an invitation for her baby shower. I think it turned out really cute. I used the new Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Die (357547) to make the sleeve. The little white bow is part of the set. The letters are from the Perfect Print Alphabet Bigz (133725).

The insert pulls straight up using a small snip of Pink Pirouette. I used one of my favorite sets in the catalog, Think Happy (w133967 c133970), for the shower theme. I used the White Gel Pen (105021) to write in the details.

I just love the look of the pastel colors against the neutral Basic Gray and Whisper White.

If you want to order anything you see here please contact me. The Alphabet Bigz and the stamp set are both retiring so if you want them you must hurry!

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Denise Hopefner at The Mountain Magpie. You certainly won’t want to miss any of these projects.

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  1. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  2. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  3. Denise Hopefner at The Mountain Magpie
  4. Becky Volpp at Ink Blossom with Becky
  5. Lisa Pretto at DIY Royalty
  6. September Gray at SeptemberGray.com
  7. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  8. Amy Whelan at Amy’s Inklings
  9. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  10. Katie Ferguson at Cottage Paper