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Posted by on Apr 22, 2018 in annual catalog stamp sets 2017-2018, Big Shot, Dapper Denim, Embossing, Faux Batik, In Colors 2016, Layering Ovals, Occasions Catalog 2018, Oh So Eclectic, Painted Harvest, Petal Passion, Seaside Embossing Folder, Stiched Shapes, Sunshine Sayings, Sunshine Sayings Dies | 17 comments

Bon Voyage Retiring In-Colors

Stamping Blog Hop

Welcome to the Remarkable InkBig Blog Hop for April 2018. This month our theme is Bon Voyage Retiring In-Colors!  You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog – Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations or may have come from the person previous to me on the list. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the projects.

Bon Voyage 2016-2018 In-Colors you will be missed

I have so enjoyed using these beautiful In-Colors. In so many ways, I’m kinda sad to see them go…on the other had I am super excited about all the New Colors coming soon in the Annual Catalog .  More about that on another day!  Today, we are saying Bon Voyage to the retiring In-Colors, which includes Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, Sweet Sugarplum, and Peekaboo Peach.  Flirty Flimango is also part of this color family. But, it is staying around for a few more years! Yeppie for that!!  I decided that the Faux Batik technique would be perfect to show off the beauty of this In-Color collection . I just pulled out a bunch of stamp sets and started playing with the technique .Then when I was finished I made a few cards out of the panels.  This technique works best with stamps that have more of a solid image. If you would like to know more about Faux Batik check out this post here.

Faux Batik

  • The colors used for the Faux Batik effect are Peekaboo Peach and Sweet Sugarplum
  • The stamps came from Petal Passion, Painted Harvest, and Oh So Eclectic stamp sets
  • I liked the Faux Batik so much I decided to keep the card quite simple so it could shine
  • The silver thread and copper thread adds a little texture without taking away from the background

The Faux Batik effect was created by

  1. Stamping and heat embossing images onto tissue paper
  2. Layering the tissue paper over a piece of Shimmery White paper .
  3. Using a baby  wipe sponge color onto the tissue paper.
  4. The color will transfer to the paper everywhere you add ink except in the embossed areas .
  5. To learn more about the Faux Batik technique, check out this post!  To see other Faux Batik cards click here and here

Faux Batik

  • This background is made with Dapper Denim and three different sizes of circles. One from Waterfront , One from Oh So Eclectic, and One from Painted Harvest
  • Where you can see the ink went over some circles. That is because I layered my embossed tissue paper to create the effect .
  • The word celebrate is layered up by stacking three Dapper Denim one Peekaboo Peach on top. The adhesive sheets makes this process super easy

Faux Batik

  • These little trees from the Waterfront set are perfect for the Faux Batik technique!
  • This time I used Emerald Envy and Peekaboo Peach to creat the Batik effect
  • After it dried, the trees were cut out with the Stiched Shapes Dies
  • Layering with crumb cake and the Seaside Embossing Folder
  • The dollie was sponged with both Emerald Envy and Peekaboo Peach

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


Thanks for taking part in our blog hop, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don’t want to miss. Remember that currently, you are on my blog – Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations, so check the blog hop line up list to see who is next on the list.



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

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Product Supply List

Stamp Sets Used:

Sunshine Sayings, Painted Harvest (from the Holiday Catalog and returning in the 2018 Annual Catalog), oh So Eclectic, Petal Passion,Waterfront

Dies Used:

Layering Ovals, Sunshine Wishes, Celebrate You (From Sale-A-Bration but, will be back in 2018 Annual Catalog), Stiched Shapes

Paper:  2016-2018 In-Colors, Shimmery White

Embossing Folders: Seaside

Ink: 2016-2018 In-Colors


I hope each of you are having a wonderful Sunday Afternoon . I will be cleaning up a bit this afternoon. The kitchen looks like a tornado hit it. So that’s definitely on the to-do list.  Then getting some cards together to send out next week.  It is rainy here today, which lends itself greatly to staying dry and creating! Which is what I have been doing most of the day! Yesterday, was lovely here as we spent the afternoon at St. Bernhard in Cullman at their annual Blooming Festival.  Blooming Festival

Remember to be creative to be creative it is good for the soul

Peace my loves-

Jennifer

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Posted by on Oct 18, 2017 in Coloring Tools 2017, Holiday Catalog 2017, InKing Royalty Blog Hop, Painted Autumn, Painted Harvest, paisley and Posies | 9 comments

Thankful Thoughts with the Inking Royalty

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s October Blog Hop!  There are so many ways to say, “Thank you!” – today’s blog hop is filled with projects that share our gratitude.  Stampin’ Up!’s catalogs (both the Annual Catalog and the Holiday Catalog) are filled with so many fun products that help us show our gratitude – and 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.

There are so many things in life to be thankful for, friends, family, a job you love, having time to create.  My Inking Royalty friend are some of my most cherished friendships. Living the creative life connects us in a truly unique way. We share what we have made with each other, we encourage each other,  we support each other, and we celebrate accomplishments with each other! The Royals are truly awesome people. I have said many times before that one of the things I love most about the card making world is the amazing sense of community.

One of my most recent purchases was the all New Stampin’ Blends (alcohol markers) and the Color Me Happy Project Kit (Available Nov.1)   The Stampin’ Blends are a must have coloring tool. And the new Limited Time, Color Me Happy Kit and Stamp Set are just awesome.  I loved one of the card designs so much I decided to CASE it today!

  • I love the simple design with the diagonal cut paper
  • I love the touch of metallic
  • And I adore the pretty envelopes

I decided to take these elements and make them into two cards for you today! For the first card I used the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper and the Painted Harvest Stamp Set.  Both of these are perfect for fall cards.

  • The colors used are Cajun Craze, Peekaboo Peach, Chocolate Chip, Sierra Sand, and Soft Suede
  • For the touch of metallic I used copper foil paper.
  • To make the diagonal Designer Series Paper, I cut a piece of the Painted Autumn paper to 4 by 41/4 inches. Then I cut from one side to the point of the paper on the opposite end.

  • For the envelope I used the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper on the flap.
  • The Painted Harvest stamp set was used on the form of the envelope

There are many “mistakes” in this card and the envelope. The stamping is most definitely not perfect. But, I decided to share it with you as is. So you would know stamping and creating is not an art of being perfect! It is about creating something to share with others.  The recipient will never know you stamped the acorns a bit two far apart or that the sunflowers are not aligned up right.  They are going to see a beautiful card!

The next card, I decided to flip the diagonal, use stamps that I could color with the blends to create my own designer series paper, and change-up the size of the sentiment.  You can still see the inspiration in the card design. It just takes CASEing a little further from an exact copy.

  • The colors used are Whisper White, Night of Navy, So Saffron, and Silver Foil
  • On the Whisper White I stamped in tuxedo black memento ink the Paisley and Poses stamps
  • They are colored with the new Stampin’ Blends. Colors used Light and Dark Night of Navy, Light Daffodil Delight, and Light Smoky Slate
  • I used the fine tip nib with a very small circular motion to create a smooth coloring with the Stampin’ Blends. Then when I had very little space to work I used a very light touch when adding color.

  • The envelope is also stamped with the Paisley and Poses stamp set.  Then colored with the Stampin Blends
  • A strip of silver foil was added to the top of the flap
  • When coloring with the blends on the thin envelope paper, I use a piece of scrap paper between the layers of the envelope

I can’t tell you how much I have enjoyed using the Stampin’ Blends. They are awesome in coloring. They make blending two colors together a breeze. Or you can use them as single colors like I did to get an even colouring!  I’m so excited about having alcohol markers in Stampin’ Up! colors. These wonderful markers will be available November 1!!!

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

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hopalong to the next stop on the blog hopDenise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

​Thank you for hopping along with us. If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  3. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  4. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  5. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  6. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  7. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  8. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  9. Karen Browning at KarenZBrowning.com
  10. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
  11. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  12. Racheal Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin’

​Below is a about the  Stampin’ Blends! Be sure to check it out!

Thanks for stopping by on this hop day! I hope that you enjoy the amazing creativity in this group! I promise the Inking Royalty are the best group ever!

Peace and love my creative friends-

Jennifer

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Posted by on Sep 26, 2017 in annual catalog stamp sets 2017-2018, Happiest of Days, Lemon Lime Twist, Season of Whimsy, Teeny Tiny Wishes | 1 comment

Happiest of Days

I am back today with a quick and quick and easy little card featuring the Happiest of  Day stamp set! I love the sketched look of the stamps  and that it is super sweet!  It is just one of those sets that a girly girl loves.

Oh Happiest of Days stamp set

This set is perfect for those who like to color! Or add doodling to a card.  I have seen lots of doodling lately on cards. It is defiantly an on trend thing! And it adds lots of personality to your handmade cards.  Rambling Rose Studio is amazing at doodling. You should definitely check out Billie’s work! Her cards are awesome and she will defiantly make you want to try your had at doodling.

  • Everything is stamped in basic black.
  • The three packages were colored with prisma color colored pencils. The colors used were Chartreuse (pc989), vert printemps (pc913), and eaugepále (pc1089)
  • The corner stamp is from the Host Set in the Holiday Catalog, Season of Whimsy
  • The last thing to do was add the doodling lines! I used a zig millennium 05 to do this.

The card base is a 4 bar size. Stampin’ Up! makes great 4 bar note cards and Envelopes. These are perfect for little cards like this. The Lemon Lime Twist layer is 3 3/8 by 4 7/8 inches.  The stamped Whisper White layer is 3 1/4 by 4 3/4 inches.

You guys know I love to decorate my envelopes.  So I added a little doodling to it as well and a Happy Birthday from Teeny Tiny Wishes

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

I’m going to leave you with an up close of the coloring. It was quite simple to add just a little bit of shading by layering the three colors on top of each other! Also, adding thin layers of color helped to build the color up!

Below is the supply list! Happy Stampin’ Remember you will also need a fine point pen for the doodling. And a way to color this awesome set!

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope each of you have a wonderful Tuesday!  Stay creative my friends!

Peace-

 

Jennifer

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Posted by on Sep 20, 2017 in blog hop, Cat Punch, Die Cuts 2017-2018, InKing Royalty Blog Hop, Layering Circles, Layering Ovals, Layering Squares, Spooky Cat Bundle, Spooky Night, Tricked Out Treats | 13 comments

Tricked out Treats with the Inking Royalty

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s September Blog Hop!  Today’s Tricked Out Treats Blog Hop is filled with spooky, fun projects for Halloween.  We are excited to share our creations with you today and hope these projects inspire 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.

I am so excited that we have the uber talented Lydia Fiedler joining us on the hop today! I adore Lydia as a friend and her artsy talent!  She is one of my favorite sources of crafty goodness! Welcome, Lydia! And thank you for joining us today for the Royal Hop!!  She gets to be a Royal for a day!! Yeppie!! The fabulous Lisa Pretto is also joining us!! I adore Lisa and all that she does for the Stampin’ Up! Community!!! truly we have the most amazing ladies with us today!!!  Huggs and Kisses to you both!

I decided to step out side my normal card box and make a treat holder for you guys! But, then I could not help myself and made a card to go along with the treat box!  For both projects, I used the Spooky Cat bundle and the Spooky Nights Designer Series Paper.  I can’t begin to tell you how much I like the cat punch!  It is probably my favorite punch in a very long time! I am just reaching for it all the time.

Spooky Cat Bundle

The Spooky Night Designer Series Paper coordinates with the punch. And is perfect for all your Halloween Crafting!

Spooky Night Designer Series Paper

The pumpkins and hats are adorable and fussy cut super easy.  The polka dots are just adorable. And the cats are just the right size to punch with the cat punch!!!

I surfed through some of my favorite blogs that make 3-D items a lot. And came across a box that was made from a 6×6 piece of Designer Series Paper over at Pootles.   It is the perfect size for a “fun size” candy bar. Witch ment it was just right for a Halloween treat!

Each box was made with 12 x 22 Designer Series Paper. You get 4 boxes per sheet of Designer Series Paper. Then I used the Spooky Cat bundle to decorate the boxes.

Here’s the scoring and cutting info:

  • the paper should be 6×6
  • Score at 1 1/2 and 4 1/2 inches
  • On the other side score st 1 1/2 , 2 1/4, 3 3/4, and 4 1/2
  • Burnish all score lines
  • On the side with four score lines you will cut up to where it intersects with the other score line
  • Then you will cut away a few sections. (See below)

Above is a picture of the template that I made.  You will want to cut away the parts that I have scribbled on. Also, the Black lines are the score lines. So you can see you don’t cut away the entire flap  So that you end up with something that looks like this.

The next step is to add glue to the sections that were left after cutting!  I used the fast fuse for this. It is very rare that I reach for this over the multipurpose glue. In this case fast fuse was perfect!

TRICKED OUT-

I used a piece of leftover backing from the multipurpose adhesive sheet.  The tape in fast fuse will not stick to the backing. So, it is perfect for when you want to run the tape from edge to edge of a piece of paper.

I added fast fuse to the orange sections that are folded over. All that is left is to put the box together.  The bottom two orange sections glue to the long tab that is in between them.  This makes the box. The top section with fast fuse adheres to the top tab.  This makes the top.  You want to repeat the process on both sides.

This is such a fun box with designer series paper. I love how when you open it the inside paper is just a pretty as the outside.

The hinged lid makes this box unique. Now, you can use a 1/2 inch circle punch to add a little notch to the bottom of the lid making it easy to open.  I opted not to.  Also, if you have any questions about making the box feel free to contact me via email.  Pootles has a wonderful video on how to make this box.

Now, y’all know I couldn’t let the day go by without showing you the cat!  Is he not adorable. Paper crafting could not get any easier.  The fun scarf is the Vintage Crochet Trim. I love this trim! It tied just like a real scarf!! How cool is that!!!

  • The cat’s ear peeking out is something I have been thinking about ever since I saw the hats.  I used a exact-o knife to cut a slit for the ear to peep out
  • The orange layer is embossed with the quilt top texture embossing folder. This folder is quickly becoming a favorite!
  • The stitched layering dies make a plain square something special

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

Thank you for hopping along with us. If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

The Holiday Catalog is here! I adore this catalog! I know you are loving it as much as I am! It is just full of awesomeness!!!

  1. Lydia Fiedler at Understand Blue
  2. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  3. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  4. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  5. Lisa Pretto at Ink Big Academy Stamps
  6. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  7. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  8. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  9. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  10. Racheal Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin’
  11. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  12. Karen Browning at Karen Z Browning
  13. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy


There is a super exciting stamp set available to all who place $300 order during September and October. Host a party or gather orders from your friends to reach your $300 order! You are going to want this exclusive stamp set! It is amazing!

Here is the supply list.  If you have any questions about today’s card, products used, or Stampin’ Up! feel free to email me at [email protected]

 

Supply List

 Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hopalong to the next stop on the blog hop, Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

My Tricked out tip for you today I learned from watching way too many you tube videos. The always fabulous Jennifer McGuire gave the adhesive sheet tip in a video I was watching! It really pays to be addicted to card videos.  Anyway, try it out for yourself.  It is really useful when lining envelopes.  And for boxes like today!

Peace and happiness my friends-

Jennifer

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Posted by on Sep 14, 2017 in Aqua Painters, Coloring Tools 2017, Daniel Smith watercolors, ink as watercolor, Spooky Night, This Little Piggie, Watercolor, watercolor | 1 comment

This little piggie

I love my Stampin’ Up! friends. The Inking Royalty (Brian Kings group) community is such a wonderful place. It is full of people who encourages the creative processes.  And the community is so willing to share ideas and techniques with each other. I just love the positive creative world of  Royals.  I’m telling you all this because, the other day Ann (a fellow Inking Royalty) sent me a card idea!  I was super excited about the idea that we decided to collaborate on the card together.  I happened to have the Halloween paper to make the card special. And she didn’t. So she sent me the idea!!!  I just wanted to take a moment and thank Ann for sharing her amazing creative ideas with me! I love Ann’s work.

The stamp set We used was the This Little Piggie. This adorable set is full of  little piggies flying, dancing and having fun!!!

This Little Piggie

How happy is that piggie with the flower or the flying pig! I just love these little pigs. We decided to pare the pig with the Spooky Nights designer series paper. This paper is full of fun card, witches hats, and festive patterns

Spooky Nights Designer Series Paper

This paper is very Classic Halloween!  The cats are the perfect size to be punched with the Cat Punch. The pumpkins and hats are wonderful fussy cut out!

Is this not the most wonderful idea ever!!! I am so lucky my friend, Ann share her amazing vision with me!

  • The background is Daniel Smith watercolors that are a Genuine. So I used a variety of colors and did two layers of watercolor. The colors are Sugilite, Purpurite, Kyanite, Fuchsite, Hematite Violet.  After this dried I added splatter of mica gold ink and white gouache
  • The moon is Daffodil Delight and Crushed Curry with mica gold ink on top. The watercolor was punched with a 2 inch circle punch
  • The sweet pig was watercolored with Powder Pink, Flirty Flamingo, and Smokey Slate
  • The broom is made from the straw in the Coffee Café set. I know, I told y’all I use it all the time. And I do. Even to make brooms.  For the bristles of the broom, I took a tassel with out the loop and glued it to the broom handle (the loop on the tassel was easy to pry open with needle nose pliers
  • The last thing was to pick out a hat.  Witch was fussy cut from the Spooky Nights Designer Series Paper

So, I was lying in bed thinking about the card and wondering how I could make this with just Stampin’ Up! products. Not everyone is as addicted to Daniel Smith watercolor as I am.  Anyway, this is what I came up with …

  • The watercolor is Fresh Fig, Berry Bliss, Cajun Craze, Night of Navy, and Pool Party ink refills. I put each color in a small flat dish added a drop or two of Wink of Stella and a few drops of water to each color.
  • Then I added splashes of craft ink that had been watered down a bit
  • The gold was made by watering down a little multipurpose glue and splattering on to the paper. Then adding glitter on top. You want to do this after the watercolor has completely dried. Trust me …I know
  • The moon is Daffodil Delight and Crushed Curry. Then I added in some Gold Wink of Stella
  • The rest of the card is the same!

The card is a A2 card size which is 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 inches.  And the layers are as follows. Buy the way, the mini tassels are on Sale right now in the Clarence Rack for $3. It is such a great deal!!

  • Card base is Fresh Fig cut at 5 1/2 inches  and scored/ burnished at 4 1/4 inches.  The total size of the paper should be 5 1/2 inches by 8 1/2 inches
  • The Basic Black Layer is 5 1/8 inches by 3 7/8 inches
  • The Watercolor Paper is 5 inches by 3 3/4 inches

How stinking cute is Ann’s flying Halloween pig!!! I personally can’t decided which I like better. I think I love the both!

This is what I want you to take away from this experiment.  That if you see a card that is watercolored with certain products from other companies. This does not mean that you can’t make something similar with just Stampin’ Up! Ink Refills.  They are awesome to work with. I love my watercolors and have many sets. I use them all. But, not everyone does. So, use what you have. You may have to get creative. But, normally that’s where the fun is!!!

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

The Holiday Catalog is here! I adore this catalog! I know you are loving it as much as I am! It is just full of awesomeness!!!

There is a super exciting stamp set available to all who place $300 order during September and October. Host a party or gather orders from your friends to reach your $300 order! You are going to want this exclusive stamp set! It is amazing!

Here is the supply list.  If you have any questions about today’s card, products used, or Stampin’ Up! feel free to email me at [email protected]

 

Supply List

 I had so much fun working with Ann on this adorable card! She is super talented. If you would like to see more of Ann’s work check out her Pinterest Boards at MURRAY, INK
Thanks for stopping by today! I hope each of you have a fantastic Thursday!  I’m going to try to squeeze in a little stamping in tonight after work!  I hope you have time to get inky today as well!
Peace my lovelys-

Jennifer

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