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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
  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-


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Posted by on Sep 5, 2017 in Painted Autumn, Painted Harvest, Wood Words | 0 comments

Painted Harvest Mini

I have a fun quick little mini card for you guys today.  I am still enjoying using the Painted Harvest stamp set.  The flowers in the set are sunflowers, which I love! They are such happy awkward flowers.

Painted Harvest

I love the layered look you get with this two-step flower!  Th leaves and fern also can be used as layering stamps. The cool thing is that they also look great as stand alone stamps.

Mini cards are really popular right now!  especially, with the 3×3 envelopes back in the Holiday Catalog.  To make a mini 3×3 card you will need to cut your card stock down to 3 by 7.  You will want to score at 3 inches on the long side.  Then burnish the score line with your bone folder.  Now you have the most adorable little mini card!

  • The colors used are Daffodil Delight and Rose Red. I don’t use Rose Red very often, but it is really a wonderful pinky red
  • The white layer is Glossy White. I stamped the Daffodil Delight layer then stamped the Rose Red layer.  It takes a few minuets for the ink to dry on the Glossy paper
  • While the ink was drying, I cut a piece of Daffodil Delight to 1/2 inch. Then stamped the sentiment from Wood Words in Rose Red
  • The final touch was to add a little ink splatter in Daffodil Delight

You guys know I love to decorate my envelopes, so I used the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper to add a little color to the envelope flap


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!

There is a Paper Pumpkin sale going on and it is pretty sweet! This is definitely the time to join!!!

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 hope each of you have had a wonderful Memorial Day yesterday! Mike and I did lots of relaxing! Today, we are back at work at the cafe’.  Be creative my friend?
Peace and happyness-


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Posted by on Aug 8, 2017 in Faux Batik, Painted Harvest | 5 comments

Sneak Peek Painted Harvest

The Holiday Catalog is full of amazing stamp sets!  One of the must have stamp set is Painted Harvest.  This set is full of sunflowers and leaves that look painted.  What fun is that! This set is Beautiful and Stampin’ Up! has done a awesome job with the samples for this set.  I am just over the moon about using this set!

Painted Harvest

I just love everything about this stamp set.  The sentiments are amazing!  The stamp are beautiful.  What more could a girl ask for??? Stampin’ Up!  really knows how to make a stamping girl happy.

Everything about this picture speaks fall!  It is so very beautiful. I know we are all looking forward to Football, Pumpkins, and Crisp Air!  It will be here before we know it!!!

  • This card features a technique that is a Faux Batik.  The colors used to create the background are Pool Party, Pear Pazzaze, and Old Olive.  I will be sharing more details about this technique on Friday.
  • The card is kept simple to help the background shine.  The natural ribbon and the wood elements all play into the organic look of the card
  • The sentiment is layered with the Circle Layering Dies and the Stitched Shapes Dies.

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

I am so looking forward to the Holiday Catalog!  It will be available on September 1st.  Yippee!!!   You are going to just love it!!! So many amazing Holiday Card and Crafting supplies!

And if you can’t wait

The Carols of Christmas Early Release is now available for you to purchase.  You are going to love this set so much.  It is my must have from the Holiday Catalog.  It is amazing!!!  So very easy to use and just simply perfect!!!  It will remind you of why you love stamping in the first place.  The stamp set pairs with the Card front builder dies!  These dies rock!!!! They will make every Holiday Card sing in glory!!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I am having so much fun sharing the Faux Batik technique.  And the Carols of Christmas stamp set is just amazing and you will love it!!!  It is awesome that Stampin’ Up! decided to release it early!  I hope each of you have a little time today to be creative and do something you love.  Let’s all share what we love with others.

Peace & Happiness-


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