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Posted by on Aug 21, 2017 in Beautiful You, Brushwork Alphabet, Eclipse, Jars of Love, Labeler Alphabet, Painted Autumn, Wood Words | 4 comments

Total Eclipse…

It is finally here! Today is Total Solar Eclipse day! Yeppie!! We get to listen to Dark Side of the Moon and Total Eclipse of my Heart over and over!!! What fun ?  Seriously, though it’s a big event in the USA.   I’m really excited about getting to see the Eclipse. No, no, I’m not going anywhere special to see it or look at it with out my eclipse glasses.  But, I am going to look at the shadows it creates on the ground through trees.  I plan on looking for some stars and planets that will be viable.  And well just enjoy the experience of a solar eclipse! It’s going to be fun watching all the people who have their head in a box.  literally in a box!!!!!   I just might be one of them!

 To celebrate the moon’s great photobomb moment, I made some cards featuring my own solar eclipse.  I have a whole little collection of cards.  So let’s get started.    

I love trying to stretch my supplies!  It is fun to see how just using a few supplies you can make several completely different cards.  Just by changing the design or shape of the card you get something completely new!

To make my eclipse I used the Painted Harvest Stamp Set. (Available Sep. 1)  I love this stamp set! It is just perfect for fall.  The sunflowers it creates are beautiful!  It also has a fern, leaves, and an acorn.

Painted Harvest

I also used a mask made from vellum and a 1 1/2 inch circle punch. The sentiment come from a variety of places.  Jar’s of Love has a tinny “you light up my life”   So many Shells has “miracles happen”   Beautiful You has “wishing you brighter days to come”   The hope and sunshine are dies from sunshine wishes.  There are some other really amazing sentiments in the Annual catalog that would be awesome for an Eclipse card. Expecially the High Tide and Watts of Occasions!

The cards all have a few things in common.  The Eclipse, the use of Whisper White, metallic, and Tranquil Tide.

This little mini card is 3 by 3! The card base is basic gray. The Designer Series Paper is Painted Autumn.   I took this card and added a few more layers to it to make a larger square card.  Both cards have the same design concept.

I love the little mini cards. They are just to adorable.  I also love that you can transform that mini card into a full size card. By just adding a background frame.

I added a copper layer to the original mini card.  Then added the Tangerine Tango Foil Frenzy paper to create a card base.

Both of these cards use the same basic card design.  The “miracles happen” card is a 4 bar card.  The total eclipse card is the same design popped up on a card base and copper twine added.   I used two different alphabet sets to create my own sentiment. Brushwork Alphabet and Labeler Alphabet.  I just couldn’t resist making a card that says Total Eclipse …of the heart.   

That adorable yellow heart is out of Wood Words!

The next two card use lots of the same elements but, they are arranged in a way on each card that makes each card their very own!

The hope is cut from the Soft Sky Foil Frenzy DSP.  Then is stacked on three Tranquil Tide hope die cuts. I used silver foil for one of the layers for some extra shine.  Though it looks more copper or gold in the picture. 

The sunshine die cut is stacked just like the hope.   The difference is that I used silver leafing with just a touch of gold and copper to guild the word.

To make the eclipse, stamp one of the two sunflower layers from Painted Harvest in Daffodil Delight.  Then I made a mask with vellum and a 1 1/2 inch punch.  Lade the mask over the flower and used a sponge dabber to add basic gray ink.  You can still see the yellow through the gray after it dries.  I think this added to the look of the eclipse.

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

If you would like to know more about the solar eclipse, including how to make your own solar glasses…

A new live class registration is open.  We will be using the Coffee Cafe’ and Merry Cafe’ stamp sets! The class is August 26th from 1-3 at Westside  Coffee Place & Café

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The Holiday Catalog goes live on September 1st!! If you would like a copy just let me know via email. I will be happy to send you one!

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!!!!

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


Price: $110.00

Supply List

I hope everyone has a safe day enjoying the eclipse. Here in North Alabama we will have about 98% coverage during totality of the eclipse. I know you know this but, don’t look at it directly unless you have the correct protection.  Have a great Eclipse Monday!

Peace be with you all-



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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 

Sale-A-Bration is the perfect time for you to earn FREE product!!! When you spend $50 ypu get to pick one exclusive product for FREE…Spend $100…two FREE exclusive products…you see where this is going!!!! Now is the time to shop and save!!!!

Host a event with me and earn even more rewards during Sale-A-Bration!!! This is the perfect time to save even more with Host rewards!!!

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, 


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Posted by on Jul 13, 2016 in Brushwork Alphabet, Jars of Love, Ready to Pop | 5 comments

A Pattern Party for Pal’s Blog Hop



Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for July 2016. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our new 2016 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month we are featuring projects using our favorite Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper as well as coordinating embellishments. What we love about Stampin’ Up! is they make it so easy to mix and match colors. And, the amazing selection of embellishments provides a wonderful finished look to our projects. We hope to provide you with lots of ideas and that you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

I really concentrated on the party part of the hop and not the pattern!!!  Well so, I kinda just decided to go with it.  I had originally planned on using the paper from the blights designer series paper stack.  In particular, the polka dots.  But, when I went to get my paper I was all out…sad face :<  No worries thought…. I could still make a pretty real red paper using the Brushstrokes background stamp and my real red ink …. Now, I was ready….  The colors for this project were inspired by a summer picnic.  Red, Blue, with splashes of yellow and white.  Think red table-cloth, yellow Lemon-Aid, and blue flowers ( but instead of flowers words)  Any way, now that you understand my thought process…. or at least know where I was coming from.  I thought, no real party is not complete without a invitation.  And if you are partying in the summer then BBQ is the King in Alabama.  So, Let’s BBQ with Lemon-AidIMAG3436

Here are a few details:

  • The card colors are Smoky Slate, So Saffron, Dapper Denim, and Real Red
  • The jar is stamped in Smoky Slate and die cut using both the outside die and the inside die.   The Jars of love stamp set and dies make several different jars.  I used the largest one!  Then on vellum I added So Saffron ink to look like Lemon-Aid .  This was die cut using the outside die along with a whisper white.  Then glue all three together.
  • The enjoy is from the Ready to Pop stamp set
  • The Let’s BBQ is stamped in Dapper denim  using the Brushwork Alphabet stamp set


Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop! 

Blog Hop Line-up:  

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  3. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  4. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
  5. Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles
  6. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  7. Karen Gooch at Inker’s Workshop
  8. Pamela Sadler at stampin pink rose
  9. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  10. Karen Zaring Browning at Stamp With Me KZB
  11. Becky Volpp at InkBlossomwithBecky
  12. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  13. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  14. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  15. Laura Schollaart at Laura b’ Stampin’
  16. Lynn Tague at Beyond Beaches & Blessings
  17. Shannon Jaramillo at ShannonKayPaperie
  18. Pam Dotts at Clearly Southern Stampin’
  19. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  20. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  21. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  22. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  23. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  24. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts

Be sure to hop along with all the Pal’s today!  I am sure they have lots of fun inspiration for you today!

Much Love,


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