Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Naked Cake!

 


Welcome to InKing Royalty's September Blog Hop! During this year's blog hops, we are having fun with our stamping favorites - our favorite themes for seasonal cards and projects. This month's projects feature candy and treats, so prepare your sweet tooth for some wonderful inspiration. 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. 


Cake is certainly a treat, and I was inspired to create one! A naked cake has most of the frosting scraped off the side. Here's the inspiration for my card:






Isn't it fun how the nakedness is from the birch background stamp? The small peonies are colored in Petal Pink. I am surprised at how often I reach for this color. I'm usually a brights gal. Soft Sea Foam is the perfect complement. If I had Soft Sea Foam ribbon I would have wrapped the bottom of the cake with it. I colored a small strip instead.

Stamps: Prized Peony, Free as a Bird (small flower), Birch background. Sentiment is from the retired Cake Soiree (could even use a wedding sentiment!)
Dies: Peony dies
Misc: Tasteful Textile embossing folder

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!







If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:
  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  3. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  4. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  5. Lynn Kolcun at Avery's Owlery
  6. Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
  7. Jan Dufour at Stamp Me Silly
  8. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  9. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Art Deco Love

Today is Day 4 of Online Card Classes with Jennifer McGuire and Kristina Werner, but I've been working on Day 2 homework! It has taken some time, as there are 7 colors of cardstock I cut and saved on Press'n Seal (thank you, Ken McGuire!). The time invested was worth it, as I will be able to get many cards from the 7 background panels.


The fun part is deciding on the color combos!

Here's the second card from this panel:


The Poppystamps Love was so perfect I had to use it again!
Update: I'm so honored Splitcoaststampers shared this card on their Instagram feed!

Here's another panel using the bits from the already cut panels:


Completely different look! This panel is ready to be made into a card. Die cut inlay cards might not be for everyone, but I love the precision, like doing a cross-stitched piece. Everything turns out perfectly. Thank you, Jennifer! These cards are some of my top faves.

Off to watch Day 4 tutorials. I do love the Online Card Classes! Such a great deal, packed with videos, pdfs, and photos.

Dies: Gina Marie 1920s Art Deco Fan. We R Memory Keepers Nesting Hearts Revolution, Poppystamps Little Luxe Love

Always delighted you stopped by, thank you!






Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Woven Thank You

Crushing On Cardstock Online Card Class is in full swing! What a great class, learning how to use up some of my mountain of scraps.

The Waffle Flower Skinny Stripes die really came in handy. I flipped the strips halfway so the orange and yellow contrasted on both sides. Frame is Taylored Expressions, Thank You is Gina Marie Designs. It was fun weaving a pattern, not a simple every other one. 

Dies: Waffle Flower Skinny Stripes, Taylored Expressions Frame in Frame, Gina Marie Designs Connected Thank you

Love that you stopped by! See you next time!





Monday, August 23, 2021

Beach Scene & Everything's Beachy

I purchased the Pretty Pink Posh Summer of Stamping Summer Circles Combo exclusively from Ellen Hutson because it was irresistible! Can't wait to play with that set and dies. But first (like coffee) I reached for the Pretty Pink Posh Beach Scene.


The bits and pieces seemed daunting at first, but I do love puzzles and found the scene a lot of fun to assemble. I found the easiest way is to die cut it out of white cardstock first, then layer the frame on a blue circle about the same size as the frame. Die cut the separate elements with scraps of cardstock. I had a small piece of sandpaper for the sand. Added a bit of sponged ink to the inner circle of the sun, and to the top of the waves. The Pretty Pink Posh skinniest Simple Strips die was perfect for the striping on the surfboard (love it!). Start with gluing in the sand piece and work up. I used the white piece from the frame cut as a template to place the tree top and sun.

I love Everything's Beachy by Julie Ebersole! The sunbathing gal sold me, but lookie at the dude! He fits perfectly in the Beach Scene! Found some sandy looking scrapbook paper and finished the card with the hilarious "beach please" sentiment.

Stamps: Everything's Beachy by Julie Ebersole for Ellen Hutson
Dies: Pretty Pink Posh Beach Scene, Everything's Beachy coordinating die, Pretty     Pink Posh Simple Strips

Mahalo for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

InKing Royalty Blog Hop: Leaves & Trees


Welcome to InKing Royalty's August Blog Hop! During this year's blog hops, we are having fun with our stamping favorites - our favorite themes for seasonal cards and projects. This month's projects feature leaves and trees, so you are likely to find lots of inspiration for Autumn. 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 do love leaves and trees. They are perfect for any occasion. Dress them up or down, masculine or feminine, realistic or artistic, nature's gift is amazing and versatile.


Simple but elegant, gold and silver foil specialty cardstock graced this card. When I reached for the circular die from the Painted Labels set I thought the Center was open, because the die is open. I used a circle die to cut the center out.

Stamps: Prized Peony (sentiment)
Dies: Painted Labels, Artistic
Misc: Tasteful Textile ef, Banners pick a punch

Thank you for stopping by today!



I hope you'll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Joanne Brown at The Inky Dragon. There's lots of inspiration to be found in this group!

If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:
  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Lynn Kolcun at Avery's Owlery
  3. Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
  4. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  5. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  6. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  7. Sheryl Abernathy at Elegant Sentiments
  8. Lisa Graham at Lisa's Little Ink Spots
  9. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl  ← ← You are here
  10. Joanne Brown at The Inky Dragon
  11. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Waving Hello

Having fun with Julie Ebersole's Tilt 'n Rock die! Just received my Ellen Hutson order and can't wait to play with everything. When I opened the Tilt 'n Rock I knew what I wanted to make. Seems Julie's Hands die and High Five stamp set were made for this die!




Stamps: Ellen Hutson by Julie High Five
Dies: Ellen Hutson by Julie Hands, Ellen Hutson by Julie Tilt 'n Rock
Paper: Pinkfresh Felicity 6x6 from my stash

Have a joy-filled, creative day!



Wednesday, July 21, 2021

InKing Royalty Blog Hop: Christmas




Welcome to InKing Royalty's July Blog Hop! During this year's blog hops, we are having fun with our stamping favorites - our favorite themes for seasonal cards and projects. This month's projects feature Christmas! I hope you are in a Holiday mood because there is a lot of Christmas fun headed your way. 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. 

This card was fun to make! That is, after I got over the panic of not having a current Christmas stamp set. I spied a Christmas sentiment in Best Year. Bingo! I cased this card by our uber-talented Brian King. Love his CAS (clean and simple) style!


At first I reached for Forever Fern to create a wreath around the sentiment, but used the double leaf stamp from Forever Blossoms instead. They look a bit like laurel leaves! Stamped, embossed and die cut 12 of those. I have been watching a lot of home remodeling shows so thought white brick (painted fireplace) is acceptable and feels homey. Finger-bent the leaves and it was done!

Stamps: Best Year (sentiment), Forever Blossoms (leaves)
Dies: Cherry Blossom (leaves), Tasteful Labels
Misc: Brick & Mortar 3D embossing folder

The next stop on the blog hop is Jackie Beers! We're having fun celebrating Christmas in July, please hop along for some inspiration!

Thank you for stopping by,






 If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:
  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  3. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  4. Marylin Jones at Stamp with MJ
  5. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  6. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
  7. Renae Novak at Blessed by Cards
  8. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  9. Lynn Kolcun at Avery's Owlery