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Posted by on Jul 26, 2017 in Christmas In July, Fabulous Flamingo, Flirty Flamingo, InKing Royalty Blog Hop, Lemon Lime Twist, Pop off Paradise | 21 comments

Christmas in July for Inking Royalty Blog Hop

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s July Blog Hop!  It’s Christmas in July, and today’s Blog Hop is filled with projects inspired by … you guessed it … Christmas!  What fun!  Although Stampin’ Up!’s 2017 Holiday Catalog will be released to demonstrators this week (we can’t wait to share that with you), our Annual Catalog is filled with fun, festive and beautiful ways to make Christmas special.  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 so loving all the Christmas products in the annual catalog! We have several stamps that carried over from last year’s holiday catalog. They are wonderful stamp set and I am so glad that they stayed around. I adore Flurry of Wishes, Christmas Pines, and Father Christmas just to name a few Then there are two new stamp sets that are just awesome! Merry Mistletoe and Nature Sings. There are a few other stamps that work well for the Holidays like At Home, Wats of Occasions, and Colorful Seasons. The stamp set I am loving the most right now for the Holidays is Carols of Christmas. It is being released in August! And it is awesome. The is set pairs with the card front builder dies! They are amazing as well. You can get this set now for FREE! When you join Stampin’ Up! In July. (more about this at the bottom of my post)

Carols of Christmas

Today I paired this with two stamps that are not Christmas related. But, end up making a fun and festive card. Fabulous Flamingo and Pop of Paradise. Both of these sets have one thing in common. Flamingos!!! I love Flamingos! They are just beautiful creatures.

Fabulous Flamingos Stamp Set

I Love this summery stamp set.  Click here to see another card featuring this stamp set.

Pop of Paradise Stamp Set

This was one of my favorite stamp sets from the 2016 Annual Catalog.  I am so very happy that it is back for another year.   Click here to see another card featuring this stamp set.

 

 

  • I stamped the flamingo from Fabulous Flamingo in Archival Basic Grey.  Then created a watercolor wash around the flamingo with Lemon Lime Twist ink.  The first layer was done with a really light wash of color.  Then I went back and added a second layer of color in some places.
  • The next step was to stamp the inside of the flaming in Flirty Flamingo
  • Then using a exact-o knife I made two slits and added the felt scarf using glue dots to keep the scarf in place.
  • The final touches was the sentiment, bakers twine, and the little holly cluster.  This is from the Carols of Christmas set.  I used Lemon Lime Twist marker and Flitry Flaming marker and colored the image then stamped it.

I love how this card came out so clean and simple.  It really is just fun to step out from time to time and experiment and see what you can come up with.  The second card.  I used the Flamingos from the Pop of Paradise stamp set and the ornaments from Carols of Christmas to create a little Christmas scene.  This reminds me of a big city Christmas window display.

  • This card was done in layers.  Each image was stamped with either Flirty Flamingo, Lemon Lime Twist, or Perfect Plum.
  • The second step was to then stamp each image with versa mark and heat embossed with clear embossing Powder.  Then Heat embossing each image.
  • The third step was to add the watercolor wash in Lemon Lime Twist
  • Then for a little interest I  stamped the Lemon Lime Twist and Perfect Plum ornaments a second time.  And die cut them out.  After die cutting them, I added them on top of the existing ornaments.  Either directly or by popping them up with a mini dimensional
  • The felt scarfs are add just like the other card.  I cut little slits in the paper to feed the felt through.  Then using glue dots to keep the scarfs in place.

I really enjoyed creating these whimsical Christmas Card.  It is always fun to look at your stamps and come up with something different.  I love looking at Instagram getting ideas for cards.  I have seen a few other cards similar to this which gave me the idea to try something different with these flamingos.

If you would like to see more of my adventures with stamping.  I would love for you to check out my Instagram.   I have been posting all month-long Christmas Cards for my Christmas in July theme.  You can fallow me at @westsidepaper

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

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hopCandy Ford at Stamp Candy. 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. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  3. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  4. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  5. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  6. Karen Browning at StampWithMeKZB
  7. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  8. Lisa Pretto at Ink Big Academy Stamps
  9. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps

I would love for you to join my team. My stamping friends are the best. When you join under me not only do you get to be apart of my team. But, you will also be a member of the InKing Royalty! The best stamping community around!!! Stampin’ Up! has a great July Join event going on!!! So want you join me now???? If you have any questions about Stampin’ Up! or Joining Now, please feel free to contact me at westsidepapercreations@gmail.com Join in July, get Free products!!! Everyone who joins in July will receive the Carols for Christmas stamp set. Don’t know that set???? It is bran new for the Holiday Catalog!!! You also get the Essentials Gift Pack. This pack includes paper snips, grid paper, snail adhesive, a bone folder, and two D stampin’ blocks. Exclusive to Christmas in July!!

When you spend $50 in July Stampin’ Up! will give you $5 to spend in August!!! For every $50 you spend in July!!! Let’s all say Merry Christmas in July!!!

Below is a list of products used to make this card! If you have any questions feel free to contact me at westsidepapercreations@gmail.com

 

Supply List

I hope you guys are enjoying the blog hop.  I am super excited to see what all my Royal friends have instore for us today!  I know it is going to be awesome!!!  Let’s all go and be creative….
Peace & Love my friends-

Jennifer

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Posted by on Jun 21, 2017 in Berry Burst, Color Me Happy, Colorful Seasons, Copper Embossing Powder, Embossing, Fresh Fig, Heat Embossing, InColors 2017, InKing Royalty Blog Hop, Lemon Lime Twist, Pattern Party Decorative Mask, powder Pink, Silver Embossing Powder, Tranquil Tide | 6 comments

Color Me Happy Inking Royalty Blog Hop

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s June 2017 Blog Hop!  Today’s Blog Hop is filled with projects inspired by Stampin’ Up!’s 2017-2019 In Colors – Berry Burst, Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink and Tranquil Tide.  What an amazing collection of new colors!  We are excited to share our creations with these new colors.  After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.  Hi Lisa and Louise !!! Thanks for joining us 😍 I’m a huge fan and your creativity is amazing! Hugs…

Back several years ago, more than what I would like to admit. My Yoga teacher would play part of the Gray’s Anatomy soundtrack while we were practicing.  Believe it our not, It actually is a great soundtrack for your yoga practice. Back then I did not watch a  lot of Gray’s Anatomy because, “the other” did not really care for it.  So the songs came associated with peace, relaxation, and hard work.  You know that moment at the end of the Yoga class when you are laying on your mat.  You made it through it and everything is right in the world.  Just for that moment….when you just breath… Later on I decide that I would watch Gray’s when “the other” had already gone to bed.  That way I could enjoy my Gray’s.   Now I am one of those freaks who marathon watch Gray’s from season 1 to the end. Because, how else do you watch Gray’s????  Try it sometime, it is hours of entertainment.  And each time you watch it you will be drawn to a different character… And besides, what else is there to watch this time of year???   I love me some Gray’s Anatomy.  That being said,   I just had to have this sentiment in the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set.  It completely reminds me of everything I love about Yoga and it makes me think “I got this” and to keep breathing…

The New InColors are just amazing!!! I love each and every one of them.  The Powder Pink is just soft and wonderful.  I discovered a little color combination in making these cards,  I will be keeping in the back of my mind.  Powder Pink and Smoky Slate are AMAZING together.

Two Other really great color combinations I found were Powder Pink ink blended with Berry Burst.  Then Lemon Lime Twist ink blended with Tranquil Tide is AWESOME!!!! Beautifulness together…

These cards were quick and easy. A little stenciling with the new Pattern Party Decorative Mask.  I just adore this circle mask.  It has a kinda bohemian feel to it that pairs perfectly with the stencil.  The bold pattern makes it easy to create a quick and easy focal point.  I love how the sponge brayer lays color down with this mask.  It really makes it so much fun to uses stencils when you have the right tool for the job.  I am working on making a set with each new InColor.  I got all the stenciling done to make a set of 8 of each color done last night.  Tonight, I will add the embossing to each.  Then put them together and decorate the envelopes to match.    I did finish one of each so that you could see all the Pretty new InColors.

When I first started using Berry burst, I decided that it belonged with the purples.  But, the more I use it the more reddish it becomes.  It defiantly is not red…But, It’s not purple.  Magenta??? Maybe?  What I do know is that this color is beautiful.  I keep reaching for it over and over and over….  The powder Pink is soft and so sweet of a color.  After stenciling with it, I love the color.  It will be perfect for those true girly cards.  This soft pink was so muted.  That I decided to use a different color for the Sentiment.  The stenciled color and the stamped color are just really to close together for them to be the same.   And look how wonderful it looks paired with Smoky Slate and Basic Black.  Who Knew.  And the card with it blended with Berry Burst.  Just wow!!!  How pretty are those two together.

Fresh Fig is the most perfect jewel tone.  This rich purple is amazingly beautiful.  It reminds me of a deep dark amethyst.   Lemon Lime Twist is such a fun and happy color.  This color just makes me smile!!  Tranquil Tide is my absolutely favorite of the new InColors.  This deep dark pool color is perfect in every way.  It reminds me of the ocean.

  • Each card was stenciled with the Pattern Party Decorative Mask using one of the New InColors.    The sponge brayer is perfect for this.  You can start of light and build up the color as desired.  I tried to add some variations to the color of the stenciling. By adding more color in certain areas.  Make sure you use a different sponge for the brayer with each color.
  • The sentiment is stamped in the same color as the stenciling.  Except, the Powder Pink.  (we’ve discussed that)
  • The edges are heat embossed in either copper or silver.  This is easy to by running your paper edges along the versa mark stamp pad.  Then adding your embossing powder.  Repeating the process until you like your edges.
  • to finish of the card, I added circles from the Eastern Places stamp set to the inside of the card and on the envelope flap.
  • The Envelop is also stenciled on the front completing the look.

 

Stamping off can give you different layers of a single color.  This helps your inks go further and gives different layers of  value to a single ink pad.

 

 

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:

    1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
    2. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps
    3. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
    4. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
    5. Lisa Pretto at Ink Big Academy Stamps
    6. Louise Sharp at LouiseSharp.com
    7. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
    8. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
    9. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
    10. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
    11. Rachael Shedeed at Blue Bonnet Stampin’

​I am so glad you made it by Westside Paper Creations.  Blog hop days are the best.  This group has lots of beauty to share of these Amazing InColors.  Happy Hopping and be Creative!!!

Peace and Happiness my friends-

Jennifer

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Posted by on May 17, 2017 in copper trim, InKing Royalty Blog Hop, Lovely Friends, Lovely Laurel, Lovely Words, Thinlits 2017 | 10 comments

InKing Royalty blog hop -Sneak Peek 

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s May Blog Hop!  Today’s Blog Hop is filled with projects that offer you a sneak peek at new items in Stampin’ Up!’s 2017 Annual Catalog.  We are so excited about the June 1 release of this new catalog  – it’s AMAZING – and we are excited to share our sneak peek 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 happy to be sharing with you the today the Lovely Laurels dies and the Lovely friends Stamp Set.  The Lovely Laurels thinlet dies are quite unique.  They remind me of Roman times. The banner in the dies is quite lovely!!! I particularly like how you can put two together to make one big banner.  These dies were a must have for me!! 

These dies pair perfectly with the Lovely Friends Stamp Set.  This set is full of great sentaments and a beautiful font.  

I paired these with the New InColor Berry Burst, Oh My Stars Texture Impressions Embossing Folder, Lovely Words thinlits and Copper Trim.

Two very similar cards.  I love how you can make a few changes to a card and makes something all new. 

  • The laurels were die cut from thick whisper white.
  • I pressed the versa mark ink pad against the die cut. Then heat embossed it with copper embossing powder.  I did this twice
  • The friend dies is done the same way
  • The laurel and the banner is only glued down in certian areas.  This allowed for lift and texture.

  • The laurel was die cut in the New Berry Burst InColor.
  • Using one of my favorite (new to metechniques), I stamped one of the texture stampes (timeless texture stamp set)  in versa mark and then heat embossed it with copper embossing powder
  • Using fast fuse to glue the laurel down to the paper.
  • Stampin’ dementials under the banner to add depth.

Blog hop days make me so happy! I love seeing what all the Royals are creating.  I’m so lucky to be apart of such a uber talented group.  

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

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hopLynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery. 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. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  3. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  4. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  5. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps
  6. Lisa Pretto at Ink Big Academy Stamps
  7. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  8. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  9. Rachael Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin’
  10. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  11. Karen Browning at StampWithMeKZB

    The Easter Places stamp set is available NOW!!! In exclusive bundles.  The Clearance rack is stocked and Retiring Products are still available!!!!

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    I hope you will continue to hop along with the InKing Royalty and see all the awesome Sneek Peeks

    Peace and Much Love,

    Jennifer

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    Posted by on Apr 19, 2017 in In Colors, InKing Royalty Blog Hop | 10 comments

    InKing Royalty Retiring InColors Blog Hop

    • Welcome to InKing Royalty’s April Blog Hop!  Today’s hop is filled with projects inspired by the Stampin’ Up!’s retiring 2015-2017 In Color Collection – our tributes to Cucumber Crush, Delightful Dijon, Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe and Watermelon Wonder.  What fun!  We’ve really enjoyed playing with these amazing colors over the past two years – 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.

    I have so enjoyed the Retiring InColors. They really have been fun to work with! Mint Macaron has been a favorite from day one!!! Along with Watermelon Wonder 😍 Other colors have grown on me, such as Tip Top Taupe!!! Truly the best neutral ever!!!  Lets not forget, Delightful Dijon and Cucumber Crush… These colors are just delightful.  Though I am sad that these colors are leaving us, I am super excited about the NEW InColors available in June…yeppie 💞

    I paired our Retiring colors with the Special Reasons Stamp Set from the Occasions Catalog.

    Special Reasons Stamp Set

    This stamp set is all the name suggests. It is perfect for making those extra special cards.  The flowers are just perfect and the leaves are two-step stamps adding extra texture. There are dies that pair with the stamp set making even more flower and leaves combinations.

    • The background is watercolor stripes of Mint Macron on Shimmery White.  Adding layers of color over each other for a deeper color that blends out to the original stripes of color
    • The flowers are stamped in Watermelon Wonder and Delightful Dijon.  They are die cut with coronating dies
    • The leaves are stamped in Mint Macron. The vanes are stamped in Cucumber Crush
    • Tip Top Taupe is brought in as “the best neutral” for the sentiment

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

    If you would like to check out the Retiring list, click on the links below 

    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. Rachael Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin’
    3. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
    4. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
    5. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
    6. Wendy Cranford at Luvin’ Stampin’
    7. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps
    8. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
    9. Lory Robinson at The Robins Nest Designs
    10. Karen Browning at StampWithMeKZB
    11. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
    12. Lisa Pretto at Ink Big Academy Stamps
    13. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
    14. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie

    Thanks for stopping by! I truly hope that you will hope along.  I know everyone will have awesome inspiration for us all!!!

    Peace and Much Love,

    Jennifer

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    Posted by on Mar 15, 2017 in InKing Royalty Blog Hop, Jars of Love | 20 comments

    Spring time hello for the InKing Royalty Blog Hop

    Welcome to InKing Royalty’s March Blog Hop!  Today’s Blog Hop is filled with projects inspired by a Spring Celebrations theme.  What fun!  Stampin’ Up! catalogs are filled with so many great ideas for Spring-themed projects – Easter, birthdays, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Spring weddings…  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 adore the work of our guess hopper, Amy Koenders. (aka Amy K!!!)  She is full of tallent! Her clean and perfect style was my insperation for today’s card.  Amy’s cards alway have a splash if razle dazzle…Can you tell, I’m excited to be hopping along with her😁 seriously though!!!! 

     I really thought a lot about what stamp set I wanteded to feature for our Spring celebration blog hop.  I decided that nothing says spring like a mason jar full of flowers. Simple yet so perfect!!  (hummm now who does that remind you of????) 

    This bundle is full of wonderfulness!! You have everything for the most perfect mason jars ever, flowers, a gold fish, and lightning bugs (fire flies to some) … If that was not enough…The stamp set has great sentaments. 

    • The striped paper was the bases of the color palette.  By the Shore is a great set of designer series paper!!  Pool Party, Mint Macaroon, Dapper Denim, and Calypso Coral.  I added in So Saffron for some of the flowers..
    • Very Vanilla and Whisper White do like eavh other…I was worried about combining Very Vanilla and Whisper White, but I think they play well together in this case…
    • The Brick Wall texture impressions adds a layer of intrest to the background behind the flowers.

    Because, the card was a little larger because of the leaves hanging off the top.  I decided to use my envelope punch board and makeca envelope for this card.  You guys know I like a pretty envelope so, I classed this one up with the striped paper!!! 

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

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

    1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
    2. Lory Robinson at The Robin’s Nest Designs
    3. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
    4. Karen Browning at StampWithMeKZB
    5. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
    6. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
    7. Amy Koenders at Stamp with Amy K
    8. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps
    9. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
    10. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
    11. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
    12. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie

    Yesterday’s card is one of several being featured in Kylies International Highlights.. The fun part is you get to vote on your favorite cards….. To see my card click here. To vote for my card click here 

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    Join Stampin’ Up! and be apart of my growing team and the most Awesome group around the InKing Royalty!!! 

    Thanks for stopping by, I hope you will hop along with all the other Royalty, our leader Brian King ( who is Amazing, if I have not told you lately), and the uber talented Amy Koenders!! 

    Peace and Much Love, 

    Jennifer

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