Wednesday, September 18, 2019

InKing Royalty Blog Hop: Autumn




Welcome to InKing Royalty's September Blog Hop! This year's Blog Hop themes are inspired by a single word - and this month our projects are centered around AUTUMN. There is so much to love about the transition from summer to winter, and we are excited to share our Autumn-themed projects 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.

I LOVE fall colors! And coffee!


I'm smitten by all coffee stamps and dies. The Cup of Christmas stamp set and Cup of Cheer dies are for year-round fun!!! Recently I saw a tutorial on Splitcoaststampers by Frenchie, called Q-tip Pointillism. This is how I colored the bare trees, with mini cotton swabs (meant for manicures). I smooshed the ink pads to get ink on the lids. The ground is touched with Pear Pizzazz Blends. The base and mug are both Very Vanilla thick cardstock. I mentioned on the last post I purchased the Seasonal Layers dies primarily for the Adirondack chair, but look at how gorgeous these leaves are!!! The sentiment is from Beauty & Joy.

Stamps: Nature's Beauty (trees), Beauty & Joy (sentiment)
Dies: Cup of Cheer, Seasonal Layers, Layered Ovals, Rectangle Stitched framelits
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red
Cardstock: Pear Pizzazz, Crushed Curry, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you'll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, the fabulous Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie.

If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:


Happy Stamping!               


Wednesday, August 21, 2019

InKing Royalty One Word: Vacation




Welcome to InKing Royalty's August Blog Hop! This year's Blog Hop themes are inspired by a single word - and this month our projects are centered around VACATION. While many are reminiscing about their summer vacations, others are looking forward to the long weekend just around the corner. We are excited to share our 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. 




I honestly purchased the Seasonal Layers dies for this adirondack chair. So cool that it looks like it could be facing you or turned away. Either way it says vacation to me. If we're vacationing at the beach you'll find me at water's edge at sunset, every night if possible. The tropical leaves are in two shades of green, and the background is blended with brushes.

Stamps: Country Home (enjoy)
Dies: Seasonal Layers, Tropical, Rectangle Stitched framelits
Cardstock: Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive
Inks: Pumpkin Spice, Calypso Coral, Pineapple Punch, Pear Pizzazz

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



Enjoy the hop!

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Inking Royalty Sunshine Blog Hop




Welcome to InKing Royalty's July Blog Hop! This year's Blog Hop themes are inspired by a single word - and this month our projects are centered around SUNSHINE. The Sun is the single most important source of energy for life on Earth - it guides our clocks, calendars and planting schedules. Some of us may be enduring a heat wave this week, but we still associate the Sun with positivity, joy and renewal. We are excited to share our 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.




I am in love with this image from Beautiful You. It's joyful and carefree. I cut the rays from Pineapple Punch and Crushed Curry (I'll be able to make another card although I do like the Pineapple Punch in the center). I did fussy cut the Beautiful You image and outlined it with the black marker to give it a finished look. The circle and image are popped up.



The bottom strip is sandpaper! Makes this card feel beachy, no?

SU Stamps: Beautiful You, Stitched All Around (sentiment)
SU Dies: Stitched Labels framelits
SU Cardstock: Pineapple Punch, Crushed Curry
SU Blends: Calypso Coral dark & light. Ivory

I hope you'll hop along to the next stop on the blog hopRobbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie's CraftsThere's lots of inspiration to be found in this group - and you don't want to miss it!

Brian King at Stamp with Brian
Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
Lynn Kolcun at Avery's Owlery
Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
Jan Dufour at Stamp Me Silly
Katie Ferguson at Cottage Paper
Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl  - - - You are here!
Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie's Crafts
Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach


Thank you for stopping by today. I'm off to hop! Can't wait to see everyone's sunshiny creations! 







Friday, July 12, 2019

Bold Blooms Birthday Wreath


Tomorrow is Paulina's (Pretty Pink Posh) birthday, and what better way to celebrate than to make a card using a Pretty Pink Posh stamp set!



I purchased the Bold Blooms set with a wreath in mind. Many tutorials out there on using a template with a stamp press, and this set is perfect. 



I had intended on popping the stitched circle on top of the wreath, but when I laid it down I wondered how the leaves (stamped individually to get them this close to each other) would look over the circle.  I fussy cut the inside leaves only with an exacto knife and carefully used a black marker on the cut leave's edges. Different and fun! Added some jewels for bling, and I love how it turned out!

Happy birthday, Paulina!!!

Stamps: Pretty Pink Posh Bold Blooms, Pretty Pink Posh Damask Greetings (SSS)
Dies: Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Banner Duo 2, Pretty Pink Posh Scallop Squares
Embellies: Pretty Pink Posh Jewels
  

 Always a treat when you stop by!

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

You're the Best



Welcome to InKing Royalty's May Blog Hop! This year's Blog Hop themes are inspired by a single word - and this month our projects are centered around REMEMBER. This word can mean different things to different people - fond memories, respectful tributes, special occasions that we'll never forget. We are excited to share our 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.

Birthday cards are my favorite to send. Besides family and friends, it's fun to also remember people who make your life more enjoyable. I made a card for Shannon Drayer, our Mariners clubhouse reporter. Baseball fans think hers must be a dream job, to get to hang out with the ball players we love and admire. In truth, she spends countless hours researching, not to mention the hundreds of hours traveling. When the team is doing badly she has to remain positive. We are lucky in Seattle to have such amazing sports reporters! She invited me into the broadcast booth this past spring training. That was amazing!



This is a very un-baseball card! Wanted to make something pretty and feminine since she's surrounded by so much testosterone most of the time, lol!

The sentiment is from Label Me Pretty, and the flowers are from Beautiful Promenade. The DSP is Petal Promenade. Gorgeous paper! Must stock up on this DSP. Although the stamp set is a carry over, the DSP will be discontinued in the upcoming new catalog. The touches of vellum are cut from the Foliage Frame framelits. Oh, and of course the Rectangle Stitched framelits! 


Added Wink of Stella to the flowers, and a few iridescent pink sequins. 

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!

Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl   ---   You are here!

Off to enjoy everyone's creations; join me!






Saturday, April 6, 2019

Sweet Baby Boy

Happy spring! Goodness it's already April! Enjoyed making this card for our dear friends' new grandbaby. 9 lbs 15 oz!!!


I don't have access to my baby stamps right now, so am using Paper Studio stickers for the outside and inside sentiments. The stickers are adorable, and are substantial and amazing. This is my first time using the MFT Cross-Stitch Tag. I found a "T" pattern which is simply half of a cross-stitch for the background. Added some french knots to frame the sweet giraffe in the Baby Jungle Animals set by Sizzix. Pretty Pink Posh marigold jewels added the perfect finishing touch.

Thanks for the visit! Come back soon!


Sunday, January 13, 2019

Happy 40th Anniversary!

Today is our 40th Anniversary. Such a special occasion called for a special card! And for a special guy I might add. He's my everything; I am blessed.


I love all of my dies. So very lucky to have this Birch Press set of dies, Grace Layer Set. It is so incredibly versatile. You can change up the colors, use just the outside, inner circle, outer circle, inner and outer, use the layers separately, or stack the discarded pieces and use those and on and on. Jennifer McGuire has very cool tutorials on using the Birch Press dies creatively. Link: https://www.jennifermcguireink.com/2018/04/die-cutting-tips-giveaway.html

What a fun touch to add some Pretty Pink Posh jewels! These are the espresso jewels.

Thanks for the visit, see you next time!