Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Valentine's Day InKing Royalty Blog Hop





Welcome to InKing Royalty's January Blog Hop! During this year's blog hops, we are enjoying a year of celebrations. This month's projects celebrate Valentine's Day, so prepare yourself for lots of hearts and beautiful showcases of love. 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.


Valentine's Day isn't just for sweethearts. It's another opportunity to let friends know you are thinking about them! We have the best neighbors. They watch our house and check our mail when we're on vacation. We have fun lunch dates, and they bring treats to share all year. This card is for the sweet ladies next door.



The gorgeous die from Tasteful Backgrounds fit beautifully into the heart. I love how that die is cut from the Real Red heart I had, and Real Red cardstock is layered under the other pretty die cut also from Tasteful Backgrounds! The sentiment is from Very Versailles. I love that font!

If you started part way, I hope you'll hop along back to the first stop on the blog hop, Brian King at Stamp with Brian. There's lots of inspiration to be found in this group - and you don't want to miss any of it!

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


Brian King at Stamp with Brian
Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
Sheryl Abernathy at Elegant Sentiments
Lynn Kolcun at Avery's Owlery
Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl  --- You are here!

Thank you for stopping by today! Hope you'll hop along and leave some love along the way. 






Tuesday, December 17, 2019

InKing Royalty Blog Hop: Christmas



Welcome to InKing Royalty's December Blog Hop! This year's Blog Hop themes are inspired by a single word - and this month our projects are centered around CHRISTMAS. It's a wonderful time of year, and we are having lots of fun with our Christmas-themed projects. We are so excited to share them 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.


In love with Winter Woods and the coordinating dies. This is my very first time playing with it! I thought this is a perfect set for a dimensional card, hence the Z-fold. I added two inner bands for the trees for some depth. It was my first time playing with the Frost White too, and wow, it's fantastic! I added a little to the tree tips, and colored the winter tree dies. It was the right touch to give the trees a little pop to stand out against the background.


View from the front as I envisioned it, with the spacing of the trees. There are two stick tree dies. I did some "pruning" on the second and fourth tree to change them up a bit. Changed up the lighting to create some shadows.



Top shot with the two tabs in the square area.



Finally, a closed view, thanks to my sister who wanted more views when we texted. I didn't even think to photograph this card closed! Had to use a bunch of washi tape to hold it down, lol!

Stamps: Winter Woods
Dies: In the Woods
Inks: Smoky Slate, Poppy Parade, Frost White

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

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

Brian King at Stamp with Brian
Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl  ---  You are here!
Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
Lynn Kolcun at Avery's Owlery
Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie's Crafts


Thank you for hopping along with us!

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

InKing Royalty One Word: Grateful




Welcome to InKing Royalty's November Blog Hop! This year's Blog Hop themes are inspired by a single word - and this month our projects are centered around GRATEFUL. Thanksgiving is tomorrow, and we are grateful you've stopped by. We are excited to share our Thanksgiving-themed or grateful-centered projects with 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. 




We have so much to be thankful for. Let's celebrate with this beautiful stamp set, Beauty & Joy. I am loving my DistInktive stamp sets! Look at how effortless the shading on the trunk was. Truly awesome. I used daubers to ink up the leaves in fall colors. The shading on the urn was all in the stamp, inked in one color. How wonderful is the birch background stamp? I need to order some of that burlap ribbon. It adds just the right rustic touch. I had some left over from a Paper Pumpkin kit.

Stamps: Beauty & Joy, Birch background stamp
Dies: Stitched Rectangle dies, Delicate Lace die
Embellies: Burlap Ribbon


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



Friday, November 8, 2019

Touchdown Hands!

Had fun creating this card using the Ellen Hutson Hands dies by Julie Ebersole.


Made this card for, obviously, a Seahawks fan! Saw this possibility when I first saw these cool hands dies. So this is how the card will be mailed, flat.

If you are a football fan, though, you know that a touchdown is signaled with arms up, palms facing so I HAD to figure out a way to make that happen! The arms are on hinges. The goal post pic is from a Seahawks program I saved, as well as the Seahawks logo, fussy cut. The grass is paper I had in my stash as well as the touchdown paper. I had to search for a stamp with stripes. Found the Concord & 9th Love Always stamp set!

Don't think the recipent reads this blog, but I can't post this on Facebook. Will post on Instagram. Thank you for the cool dies, Ellen and Julie!!!

Go Hawks!!! 



Saturday, November 2, 2019

Pepperminty Sew In Love

Have you seen the amazing caffeinated creations on the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop? So much inspiration, and thank you to our super sponsors! This card linked up at #325!




Here's another card using the Concord & 9th Sew in Love die. This time I chose peppermint colors, and stitched the hearts in string art fashion. Fun!!! Peppermint mocha, anyone?



Stamps: Concord & 9th Cozy Up (mug), Concord & 9th Geometrics (stripes on mug), Concord & 9th Christmas Cottage (sentiment)
Die: Concord & 9th Sew In Love, Concord & 9th Cozy Up (mug)

Happy hopping!

Friday, November 1, 2019

You Warm My Heart


It's time for another fun Coffee Lovers blog hop! This card is linked up as card #121 already. Grab a cuppa and join in!


I have been playing with the new Concord & 9th Sew in Love die. Thought it would be fun to stitch coffee-colored hearts for this card.


The mug from Concord & 9th Let's Chat is surprisingly easy to line up. Embossed the foamy heart with Hero Arts white embossing powder. I must share that finding the right shade of brown ink wasn't easy! Most of the browns I have are either too dark, or don't stamp smoothly. I tried six different shades! So many were almost black. Was happy with this Caramel Toffee from Altenew.

Stamps: Concord & 9th Let's Chat, Honey Bee Perfect Blend (sentiment)
Die: Concord & 9th Sew In Love

Hop along, or create a coffee, tea, or hot cocoa card and link up! So happy you stopped by today.





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!