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!               


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!