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Posted by on Nov 28, 2018 in Buffalo Paid, Cambridge Christmas, Itty Bitty Greetings, We are Family | 14 comments

We are Family…

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s November Blog Hop! This year’s Blog Hop themes are inspired by popular songs – this month’s song is “We are Family.” As you might guess, our Blog Hop today is filled with projects that are inspired by family – we have a wide variety of projects today! 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.

One of my favorite family Christmas memory is going to a tree farm to select our tree.  We had always had artificial trees as long as I could remember. So having a live tree that we picked out was extra special.

When I was thinking about what I wanted to share with you guys, the Cambridge Christmas and Buffalo Plaid stamps came to mind.

Cambridge Christmas stamp set

Cambridge Christmas stamp set

I know exactly what I wanted!! A beautiful rich red (Cherry Cobbler) and Black buffalo Plaid with tha tree stamp from Cambridge Christmas!  Perfect!! I could just see the card!!!!!

Buffalo Plaid stamp set

Buffalo Plaid stamp set

Here’s where things went kinda astray.  I have been in the middle of moving for a few months. All my stamping goodness is packed away in boxes.  Anyway, needless to say I could not find my Buffalo Plaid stamp set anywhere.  🙈😲😱 What’s a girl to do??? In looking for the stamp set I did run across some old (definitely retired, or so old it might not be Stampin’ Up!  ,not really sure where this paper came from) Plaid paper that would work!!! Yeppie….now exactly where is that Buffalo Plaid stamp????

  • The color combination is Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, and Basic Black .
  • Stamp sets Cambridge Christmas, Buffalo Plaid(???), and Itty Bitty Wishes
  • The tree was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black on Very Vanilla. Then colored with Stampin’ Blends( Old Olive, Crumb Cake, and Soft Suede)
  • The sentiment was stamped in Versa Mark and heat embossed with black embossing powder
  • The final touch was the Cherry Cobbler bow. The bakers twine is part of the Festive Farmhouse Cotton Twine pack

My next card came to me during the night Monday. So of course Tuesday morning I got my coffee and made this card before work.  The idea was a snowy day picking out the family tree.

  • The first step was to make the background of snow. To do this, I painted Frost White Shimmer Paint on Pool Party Paper.  After it dried , I used the Blizzard Thinlet Die to create the background
  • The Tree was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black on Whisper White ..and then Colored with the Stampin’ Blends
  • After the stamping and coloring was finished, I fussy cut the top half of the tree and then made a snow bank
  • The next step was to go back in and add some shadows and snow .The shadows were added using pool party and light Smoky Slate. Then I used a colorless blender to fade it all out
  • The snow was created by adding flicks of Frost White Paint. If you look close at the bottom you can see where I had a huge snow flake and tried to fix it .  I found it was much easier to use a tinny paint brush and dot the snow on that way

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

Each of your comments makes me smile! Please, comment HERE.

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

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  3. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
  4. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  5. Allison Okamitsu at Nice People Stamp
  6. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  7. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  8. Nina King at InkPaperSequins
  9. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  10. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  11. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps

I hope you will continue to hop along with my wonderful Stamping Family! They truly are my creative muse and I know you will love what they create as much as I do!!

Peace my friends-

Jennifer

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Posted by on Jul 3, 2018 in Itty Bitty Greetings, July 2018, Lilypad Lake, Stampin' Wright Markers, The Creative Way | 0 comments

Granny Apple Green

I’m not a big reader of non fiction books. I tend to read to escape this world or for poor entertainment.  There are a few exceptions to this rule. Book that expand my philosophy on life. I love reading about different philosophes.  Right now, War on Art is this book.  I have so enjoyed reading this book about the creative process and what it is that keeps us from our muse.  War on Art was a suggested reading in an online art class I am taking.  Wild Awakening, painting Big  is a mixed media class by the very talented Jeanne Oliver.  I am learning so much about myself and my creative process from this class.  If you want to learn something new check out all the awesome classes from this sight!  And check out the book War on Art.  I truly am learning what keeps me from creating and why I should push myself to create more, blog more, paint more, live more!  I have learned that blogging for you guys is an area that I really feel a lot of resistance. Witch means it is something I should be doing more!!! Like sharing with you beautiful color combinations including today’s Granny Apple Green, Night of Navy, and Whisper White.

The Creative Way – A Product Feature

Each month, I pick one product to share with you guys. It can be a stamp set, a coloring tool, a color, a die, a embossing folder.  Just about anything!!!  I thought a lot about exactly what I wanted to share with you guys. Did I want to do a Christmas in July idea, or did I want to use a stamp set, was I going to feature the new upcoming watercolor pencils.  That’s right, you heard me right!!! There are new watercolor pencils coming soon!!! This made me very excited!!! In the end, I picked a color to feature this month.  This color speaks summer to me!!! And since it is July, hot as all get out, and summer it was the perfect time to feature the all NEW Granny Apple Green!!!

So, what will you see this month.  You will see fun color combinations, different techniques to use ink and paper, you will see it stamped, with Designer Series Paper, and how the color Granny Apple Green is Awesome!!!

Granny Apple Green is available in cardstock, Ink pad, Stampin’ Blends, Ribbon, and in the Designer Series Paper Tropical Escape! In August a new set of watercolor pencils will be available!  And Granny Apple Green will be apart of this assortment of pencils! Yeppie

Granny Apple Green – Products!

Granny Apple Green

Granny Apple Green Ink Pad

I adore this color!! It is happy and fun! Full of life and just perfect!  Just so that you know, Granny Apple Green is a darker version of Lemon Lime Twist! So, if you love Lemon Lime Twist then you will be over the moon for Granny Apple Green!!

Granny Apple Green

Granny Apple Green Cardstock

Stampin’ Up! makes amazing cardstock!  Granny Apple Green is no exception!! Matter of a fact, the card stock was the first thing I wanted to feature for you guys!!

Granny Apple Green

Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends

You know how much I love Stampin’ Blends!! And the new colors are now available!!! I can’t wait to have this awesome set of colors in my hands to color with!

Granny Apple Green Ribbon

Granny Apple Green Ribbon

Can we say, Love it!!! This ribbon is awesome!!! It is apart of the Tropical Escape Suite of products!! This is absolutely one of my favorite suites in the Annual Catalog!!! I love the colors, the beach fell, and the happy vibe!!! Witch leads me to the Tropical Escape Designer Series Paper.

Tropical Escape Designer Series Paper

Tropical Escape Designer Series Paper

Boy, do I love this awesome paper!!! So, the only product that is missing from this list is the Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Wright marker.  This marker is available two ways. Either with the New Color Assortment or the  Brights Stampin’ Wright Markers

Today,  I chose to pair Granny Apple Green with Night of Navy and Whisper White! This color combination is just perfect for manly cards! It is also great for anyone who loves a nautical feel!!! It screams preppy!!! And I love that!!  I so would love a plaid out of this color combination, maybe one day!!!

Happy Birthday

  • The Granny Apple Green was cut into 1/2 inch strips
  • Then glued down onto the Night of Navy cardstock
  • The next step was to use the layering ovals dies to create a stacked look.
  • The sail boats from, Liliypad Lake was stamped in Night of Navy.  Then colored with the Granny Apple Green, Gray Granite, Night of Navy, and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Wright Markers. These images are small, which make them perfect for coloring with the Stampin’ Wright Markers
  • The sentiment is from Itty Bitty Greetings! I adore this stamp set. I really debated about which sentiment to use from Itty Bitty Greetings.  Happy Day, Thank You, Always & Forever…in the end Happy Birthday won out!!!

I hope you enjoyed seeing this preppy fun color combination as much as I enjoyed sharing it with you!

Each of your comments makes me smile! Please, comment HERE.


There are a few Stampin’ Up! specials this month. One is a Designer Series Paper Sale that is quite special!! Buy 3 get one FREE!!

Sale

The second is for those who Join Stampin’ Up!!  Everyone who Joins Stampin’ Up! to save on their favorite stamps, inks, and papers will receive a FREE family of inks!!! That’s 10 ink pads for FREE! How awesome is that???

Special


Thank You for stopping by today!  Tomorrow is the 4th of July!  I hope each of you have wonderful times celebrating with friends and family. I will be celebrating with a little creativity!!! I will be back soon with another The Creative Way!  Till then go and live creatively my friends!!!

Peace-

Jennifer

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Posted by on Jun 12, 2018 in Itty Bitty Greetings, Lilypad Lake | 0 comments

Always & Forever

Always & Forever each moment with you is just like a dream to me….The lake always feels dreamy to me.  It is a place of relaxing and calm. The new Lilypad Lake stamp set shows the beauty of those calm moment.

Lillypad Lake Bundle

Lillypad Lake Bundle

This is one of those Bundles  that just makes stamping fun! It is so beautifully made that creating with it is just a wonderful experience!!

Always & Forever

  • The first thing was to stamp the water.  After stamping in the New Balmy Blue ink. A blender pen was used to add more blue ink to the waves.
  • The sail boats were stamped, colored, and die cut.
  • After die cutting, I added fine tip glue over the sail. This glue dries clear and creates a glossy slight 3-D effect.
  • The sentiment is from the new Itty Bitty Greetings. It was also die cut with one of the banner dies in the Lakeside Framelits Dies.

Each of your comments makes me smile! Please, comment HERE.


Shop

The All New Catalog is available and ready for you to shop from.  You can shop online here


The Lilypad Lake Stamp Set is turning into one of my favorite stamp sets from the New Catalog.  I hope you will take some time to check it out!  I’m leaving you today with bell bottoms, hammon organs, and Heatwave

Have a wonderful day and find a little time to be creative today!  I’m working on a little no line coloring for #thedailymarker30day over on Instagram!  I love Instagram, I find so much inspiration from so many paper crafters there! Join in with the #thedailymarker30day it is not two late!  I would love to see what you color!  Have a great Tuesday 😍

Peace-

Jennifer

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Posted by on May 21, 2018 in Diagonal Stripe Background Stamp, Itty Bitty Greetings, Rooted In Nature, The Creative Way, The Creative Way -May 2018 | 1 comment

Quick and easy birthday card!

A few days ago I mentioned that I struggle making Masculine cards.  I just find them a little daunting.  But, with a great color combination and a clean card design. The task becomes fun!

The Creative Way – A Product Feature, Rooted In Nature for a Masculine Birthday Card!

I love square cards!  They are perfect of sticking in a package or on top!  One of my favorite square sizes is 4×4.  To make this size card base you need to cut your paper down to 4 by 8 .  Then scoring and burnishing at 4 inches on the 8 inch side.

During The Creative Way I have shared lots of different cards using trees and leaves from the Rooted In Nature stamp set!  Today’s card focuses on the tree ring stamp! I have not used this stamp to its fullest potential.  So, I’m giving it a whirl!

Rooted In Nature Stamp Set

Rooted In Nature Stamp Set

The tree ring was paired with the Diagonal Strips (retiring 141914) and the all new Itty Bitty Greetings (Available June 2 , 146664).

The next task was picking out a Masculine color combination!  I started with picking Very Vanilla for my card base.  I choose Very Vanilla because it felt more subdued than Whisper White. The second color was picked for the tree ring.  I went with Soft Suede. (My favorite) but, really just about any brown would work very well.  The third color was picked because, I wanted a dark green. So of course, I had to go with Mossy Meadow

Rooted In Nature stamp set is perfect for masculine cards

  • The background diagonal stripe was stamped in Mossy Meadow on Very Vanilla
  • The tree ring was stamped with Soft Suede. Then using my paper snips (103579) fussy cut.  This tree ring is super easy to fussy cut!
  • The final step was to add happy birthday using the Classic Label Punch (141491)

By keeping the card clean and simple it really helped me achieve a more masculine look!

I’m going to say it one more time….If you do not own the Diagonal Stripe (141914) Background Stamp get it now!!! It will be going away at the end of the month!!! You want this stamp I promise!!!  And with Itty Bitty Greetings you can change up the greeting to fit any occasion!!!   

Each of your comments makes me smile! Please, comment HERE.


The first post in The Creative Way  series shares a lot of my thoughts about the Rooted In Nature Stamp Set and the Nature’s Poem Suite that Rooted In Nature  is apart of! You can find that post here

For day 2! 

For Day 3!

For Day 4

For Day 5

For Day 6

 


The Share What You Love bundle is jammed packed of stamping wonderfulness for every card maker or paper craftier out there!!! This bundle is only available for a limited time

Share What You Love Bundle

  • Bundles are exclusive to the suite early release and will no longer be available after May 31, 2018. Individual items from the Share What You Love suite will be available when the 2018–2019 annual catalog is released on June 1, 2018.

If you would like to see Cards with this bundle click here and here


Lots of awesome products are retiring from the Occasions and Annual Catalogs .You defiantly don’t want to miss out on these fabulous items!!

Retiring Stampin' Up! Products


Have a Great Monday!  Have some much-needed coffee and go live creatively my friends

Peace-

Jennifer

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