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Posted by on Aug 21, 2019 in Birthday Cards, blog hop, InKing Royalty Blog Hop | 13 comments

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.

When I was a freshman in high school my family took a huge vacation to the New England States.  One of my musts sees things was a moose.  I also wanted to visit Boston to see where the New Kids On The Block lived, go to Walden Pond, and see a humpback whale.  This vacation was epic!! We did everything from the Fourth of July with the Boston Pops, went to a cranberry bog, saw Plymouth Rock, had poached Pears in Amherst,  and Lobster in Mane, Cape Cod,  Kennebunkport, and a beautiful covered bridge somewhere in Vermont.  So, of course, I had to use the Merry Moose Stamp Set.

Merry Moose Stamp Set

Merry Moose Stamp Set

I have been in kinda a desperate need for some “guy” birthday cards.  And this stamp set just seems to fit the bill to me. By combining it with Itty Bitty Birthday Greetings stamp set, the Buffalo Plaid, and Burch background stamps. A guy card was sure to appear!

Itty Bitty Birthday Stamp Set

Itty Bitty Birthday Stamp Set

I really have enjoyed having this wonderful greeting set around for all my birthday card needs!! I love all the different fonts and combinations of greetings!

Birthday card using the Merry Moose Stamp Set

  • The first thing I did was to create a Burch background. It was stamped with Gray Granet.  Then using my ink pans and brushing it over certain areas of the stamp to add some contrast. And stamped again. Then I did the same technique with black ink.  The next step was to clear heat emboss on top.  A  positioner tool makes this process very easy. Finally, I added some sponging of gray granite ink for more color variation.
  • The buffalo plaid background was stamped with mossy meadow ink on mossy meadow paper.
  • The moose was stamped in gray granite. Then using a “rock and roll” technique. I added gray granite and soft suede on top.   Then finally stamping with the detail outline stamp

This second card has a completely different feel to it!  It is more like those moments of quiet you seam to be able to capture while on vacation. Finding beauty in the simple moments of life.

Watercolor birthday card using the Merry Moose Stamp Set

  • This card had a watercolor background. The colors used are Poppy Parade, Mango Melody, and Mossy Meadow.
  • The dark shadows were naturally created when I watercolored Mossy Meadow over the dried sunrise.
  • The trees were stamped with mossy meadow ink
  • The moose in the foreground was created the same way as the Moose on the first card.

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 hop, Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

  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. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  4. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  5. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  6. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
  7. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  8. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  9. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  10. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  11. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin

Happy hoping. I’m sure you will enjoy seeing what all the Royals have in store for us today!!

Peace my creative friends-

Jennifer

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Posted by on Jul 24, 2019 in Blueberry Burst, ink blending, Pineapple Punch, Seaside Spray, sunshine july 2019, We'll Walrus Be Friends | 9 comments

One word blog hop “Sunshine”

Sunshine

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. We may be enduring a heatwave 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 had this vision in my head of a sunny background with the grass and flower silhouette (Friendly Silhouette Dies/149546)  The first step was to make a few Sun backgrounds.  I really wanted to capture that moment that the sun just starts to rise. The bright yellows against the darker blue almost night sky. To do this, I used sponge dabbers and ink!

Sun

  • I masked off an area for the ground.
  • Then ink blended the yellow.
  • After ink blending the yellow I added a circle mask to the mix.
  • Then more yellow ink and some blue.
  • The final step was to cut some masks to make sun rays.  And more ink blending.

The next step was to add the silhouette dies…..

Yea well, let’s just say…the card had other ideas of what it wanted to be. Seriously, this walrus (We’ll  Walrus Be Friends/149367) is just too cute not to be floating in the Sunshine!!!

  • The background is pineapple punch, daffodil delight, and mango melody for the sky.  The water is Seaside Spray and Pacific Point.
  • The sun rays were made with the side of the sponge dabber making a line from the sun to the sky.  The sun was masked at this point.  This created a softer sunray effect
  • After making the background, I added a horizon line using the Pacific Point Stampin’ Wright Marker
  • Then the walrus and fish were colored with Stampin’ Blends

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 hop, [insert name and blog name with imbedded links]. 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. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  3. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  4. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  5. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  6. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  7. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  8. Jan Dufour at Stamp Me Silly
  9. Katie Ferguson at Cottage Paper
  10. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  11. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  12. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
  13. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  14. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach

I don’t often talk about how much I love being apart of the Inking Royalty! Brian is the best leader ever! He is full of support, advice, and acceptance!   Everyone in the Royals is so supportive of each other.  Many of us are there merely for the discount that goes along with Bing a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator!!!!  Many are building their business, in the Inking Royalty, all are loved and encouraged!!  If you have ever considered being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator the Inking Royalty is the group to be apart of! I can’t express how much these people have made my life better and brighter!

Peace my creative friends-

Jennifer

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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 18, 2018 in Big Shot, blog hop, Christmas, Embossing, I don't want to wait till Christmas, InKing Royalty Blog Hop, Nature Sings, Rooted In Nature, Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder | 31 comments

Joy to the World

Holidays

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s July Blog Hop! This year’s Blog Hop themes are inspired by popular songs – this month’s song is “I Don’t Want to Wait ’til Christmas.” We are half-way through the year, so there’s no better time to start thinking about the joy of Christmas. 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.

Today I promise to be short and sweet! That way you can get on with the awesome Christmas themed blog hop!!! I adore making holiday card!! Normally once I start, it is about all I think about!!!  I just love the creativity that flows during the Holidays!!!

My card today features one of my favorite stamp sets Rooted In Nature.  This awesome set was combined with a watercolor card that I found on Pinterest!   Pinterest is a great place to find ideas for crafty projects!

Rooted In Nature Stamp Set

Rooted In Nature Stamp Set

I love this set so much it was the first of my The Creative Way series!  I really enjoyed crafting with this stamp set for that series.  Today, I’m using a project that I started for The Creative Way, but did not finish it till yesterday morning.  I was thinking about what I wanted to make for you guys and remembered that I had started this card and never finished it!  Well, it was time to correct that!!!

Joy to the World

 

To be real honest this watercolor was done almost two full months ago!!  I really do not recall the colors I used. My best guess is Night of Navy, Blueberry Bushel, Mint Macaroon, Soft Sea Foam,  and Gorgeous Grape (or some purplely color).

Peace

  • The first thing I did was stamp the trees. This was done by inking the stamp then spritz it slightly with water before stamping.
  • The second step was to add in the sky. This was done by wetting the background slightly and dropping in color, working from the top to the trees.  As I approached the trees The color was filled in as much as possible.
  • The final step of the watercolor was to add some snow. White craft ink does a wonderful job at this
  •  Now, it was time for a sentiment!!! The joy to the world was taken from a larger sentiment in the Nature Sings stamp set. A little masking and I had the perfect words!!!
  • Another way to create a similar background would be to create the sky and ground. Then when the background was barely wet you could stamp the trees.  This would be much easier than trying to paint around the trees
  • And just in case you missed it I used two of my new favorite products the Merry Merlot paper and the Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

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!

No card is complete with out a coordinating envelope!!!  The watercolor wash was created with the new watercolor pencils, available in August, and a aqua painter.  Quick and simple way to add a little extra to your cards! Holiday Card

The envelope used here has a little toothy feel to it.  The envelope took the water okay…If I was to make this envelope agin I might would try making my own envelope out of watercolor paper (light weight) or shimmery white paper. Another option might would be to use ink refills cause they might require less water to get the desired look!

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. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  3. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  4. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
  5. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  6. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  7. Rachael Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin’
  8. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  9. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  10. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  11. Imogene Thomas at MomoMakes.com
  12. Nina King at InkPaperSequins
  13. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery

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


The Creative Way – A Product Feature

I adore sharing with you guys all about one product each month! This months feature product is the color Granny Apple Green!! I love the modern fresh feel of this awesome color!!! To see more about Granny Apple Green check out this month’s first post in the Series!

Day 2

Day 3


Thanks for stopping by Westside Paper Creations!  I so enjoy sharing with you guys!  I hope you will continue to hop along to see all the amazing Christmas projects the Inking Royalty have in store for you!!

Peace-

Jennifer

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Posted by on May 16, 2018 in Abstract Impressions, Grapefruit Grove, I Gotta Feeling May 2018, InKing Royalty Blog Hop, Uncategorized | 13 comments

I gotta feeling…

I gotta feeling

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s May Blog Hop! We are grinning from ear-to-ear with excitement over all the amazing, new products from Stampin’ Up!’s 2018 Annual Catalog – and you’re going to love what we are sharing today. Today’s Blog Hop is filled with projects that offer sneak peeks at new products from the upcoming catalog. What fun! After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.  Abstract Impressions stamp set is a beautiful layering flower set that has a wonderful artistic style!  So of course, I decided to use this set for the Blog Hop Today!

Abstract Impressions Bundle

Abstract Impressions Bundle

I love that Abstract Impressions is Bundled with a floral die and butterfly!  I gotta feeling you will too!  The floral die is absolutely gorgeous!!

The color combination is all new Stampin’ Up! colors as well!  Mango Melody, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, and  Gray Granite

Abstract Impressions Thank You

  • The rose is stamped using all three layering stamps. The base is Mango Melody stamped off once. The second layer is Mango Melody at full strength.  The third layer is Grapefruit Grove. Some of the roses have all three layers. Some only have two of the three layers.
  • The purple flower is Highland Heather for the base. This color stamps a lot darker than it looks when dry.  Then Gorgeous Grape stamped on top
  • The leaves are Granny Apple Green. The inside of the leaves are Granny Apple Green stamped off once
  • The final step was to add some Gray Granite dots by statistically inking one of the flower stamps

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. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  3. Deb Cozzone at Grand Central Stamping
  4. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  5. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  6. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  7. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  8. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  9. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  10. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  11. Nina King at InkPaperSequins
  12. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts/p>


    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

     


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

    I enjoyed sharing with you today!  I hope that you enjoy the rest of the blog hop!

    Peace-

Jennifer

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