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Posted by on Mar 18, 2020 in Uncategorized | 9 comments

Inking Royalty Blog Hop – Easter

Welcome to the Inking Royalty’s March Blog Hop! During this year’s blog hops, we are enjoying a year of celebrations. Hop, hop! This month’s projects celebrate Easter, so prepare yourself for a variety of gorgeous, Easter-themed projects. 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 is a new floral stamp set coming and it is super fun to color!  The Ornate Style stamp set will be apart of the 2020 Annual catalog. It is also apart of the Ornate Garden suite that will be available for customers to order on April 1st

  • The flowers were colored with Stampin’ Blends.
  • The Costal Weave embossing folder added a little texture t the background
  • Using stampin dimensionals helps make the layers pop

I’m sure that there could be great debate about using gray for an Easter card and some meanings being pulled out by using it with purple and yellow. Something along the lines of We have been living in darkness yet, through Easter we experience light (yellow) because of Christ’s sacrifice (purple royalty). And really I wish I could tell you I was thinking about all that at the time. But, the truth is I just liked the color combination.

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!

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. Joanne Brown at Stamping with JoJo
  4. Susan Fields at Very Simply Susan
  5. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  6. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  7. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  8. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  9. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  10. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
  11. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  12. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie

Jennifer

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Posted by on Mar 6, 2020 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

Blogging Friends Blog Hop

Hello friends! Today is the Blogging Friends Blog Hop! We are all sharing inspiration basses on the theme spring wedding. I will be totally honest with you. I had a card idea in mind and made the cards. Unfortunately, I totally forget the wedding part.  Instead of entirely remaking my card, I decided to share them with you anyway with the idea that if you just simply change the sentiment you have a wonderful wedding card.

The stamp set I decided to use is the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set. I truly love using this stamp set. You can color it and it is beautiful. You can use it in simple stamping and it is beautiful.  This makes for a very versatile set. That along with the sentiments just really makes it awesome!

Good Morning Magnolia

Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set

I also used the Woven Heirloom stamp set and the Kindness and Compassion stamp set. Both of these sets have wonderful sentiments.  I really like the font of both.

I reach for the thinking of you in Woven Heirloom all the time!  I also use the Thank you in Kindness and Compassion just as much! So let’s get on with why you are here! Cards, right???

Thank You Card

  • Each card features a Magnolia simply stamped in Highland Heather on Purple Posey paper
  • The sentiment is also stamped in the same Highland Heather
  • The stitched rectangle dies gives a little extra details

I can see giving a set of the above card to a bride for her to write thank you’s. Just change the colors to match the wedding colors and you have a sweet and useful gift.  Now, for the cards, you would definitely have to change the sentiments

  • I love the simplest idea behind each card. As a card maker, it is like going back to your roots when you find a stamp that is this pretty just stamped
  • The card base is Mossy Meadow

Good Morning Magnolia

  • I love the combination of So Saffron and Highland Heather
  • The Woven Heirloom sentiments are just absolutely beautiful! I love the vintage feel.

Sympathy card

  • If you want to set up the design adding a sentiment on a separate layer is always a good place to start
  • Also, it is very hard to tell but the paper was embossed with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder

So, here is the question of what stamp set makes these cards into perfect wedding cards???  My first thought is Last a Lifetime

Last a Lifetime

Last a Lifetime stamp Set

Other choices would be Forever Blossoms, or Bloom and Grow. 

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

Good Morning Magnolia

Thank you for stopping by! I hope each of you continues to hop along!

Peace my creative friends-

Jennifer

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Posted by on Feb 19, 2020 in Uncategorized | 10 comments

All about Birthdays for the Inking Royalty Blog Hop

I am so happy to be hopping along with the fabulous Inking Royalty!   What a talented group of paper crafts!

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s February Blog Hop! During this year’s blog hops, we are enjoying a year of celebrations. This month’s projects celebrate birthdays, so prepare yourself for a wonderful mix of celebratory cards. 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 had in my mind the idea of making watercolor stripes pigment sprinkles. The pigment sprinkles come in six colors Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Gorgeous Grape, Mango Melody, Melon Mambo.   There are several different ways to use pigment sprinkles. One of my favorites is to use the sprinkles as a watercolor!

You can use any nonabsorbent surface. A piece of plastic, a piece of acetate,  or a watercolor pallet. J add your pigment sprinkles to the pallet and a little water to make the watercolor active.  Once you get the pigments activated they behave like any other watercolor.

Using two paintbrushes I added stripes to some watercolor paper.  I often see people watercolor on all sorts of paper and they make all sorts of beautiful things.  I just seem to have issues with watercolor if I don’t use watercolor paper.  This is my recommendation, experiment and sees what paper works best for you and your style of watercolor. The above picture shows that on the GorgeousG I got a water droplet on it.  I was not greatly concerned about this because I knew I would find a way to make it work for me.  Other times that drop of water would be the point I would start over.

I was trying to decide exactly what stamp set to use.  This is always a difficult decision for me.  I finally landed on Vibrant Vases

The sweetness of this stamp set pares well with the bold bright stripes created in the background. And to be honest, I have had this stamp set a bit and was kinda looking for the opportunity to use it!!! All that was left was the sentiment, this is where I like to keep things super simple. So of course, I reached for Itty Bitty Birthday

  • First thing first, that yellow spit is driving me nuts! And yes I know it is there. I am trying hard to embrace the idea of letting go of perfect. I actually restamped this and got a Bermuda Bay mark towards the top.  I decided the yellow was less intrusive
  • The dark stripes have just enough water in the pigments to make them move. The light stripes have lots of water add to the pigments. In the pallet picture, you can see the difference in the two

  • The watercolor is the same process as above.  You can see where several stripes are darker on one side of the stripe.
  • The flowers were created with Flirty Flamingo ink.  Then fussy cut. They were actually very easy to fussy cut
  • The “shelf” is the stem that is included in the Vibrate Vase

  • This one has three stripes created from three different “strengths” of Gorgeous Grape
  • There is nothing perfect about the stripes.  They are simply painted on. This leads to a very organic background
  • Do you remember the water spot??? Well, it is hidden behind the sentiment. The lesson is that sometimes if you just keep going the mistakes won’t matter or lead to your favorite card out of a series

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, Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink . 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:
If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Sheryl Abernathy at Elegant Sentiments
  3. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  4. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
  5. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  6. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  7. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  8. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  9. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
  10. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  11. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  12. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps

Again thank you for taking the time out of your day to hop along with the Royals!

If you are interested in the above pallet (you all need one) check out Sarah at Sylvan Clay Works.  She has so many great products!  This mini moon pallet is one of my favorites! Sarah is based in Nashville, Tn. and is a creative soul fallowing her dream!  I love supporting the people who share so much creativity with the world!

I hope each of you finds a moment to be creative each and every day!

Peace and much love to you my crafty friends-

 

Jennifer

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Posted by on Jan 15, 2020 in Uncategorized | 9 comments

Inking Royalty Blog Hop

This is the first Inking Royalty Blog Hop of the year!  I’m super excited to be joining the Royalty today!  It has just simply been to long.  I love this amazingly talented group of paper crafters. This year we will be hopping with the theme “A Year of Celebrations” So, let’s get on with the hop

 Welcome to InKing Royalty’s January Blog Hop! During this year’s blog hops, we are enjoying a year of celebrations. This month’s projects celebrate Valentine’s Day, so prepare yourself for lots of hearts and beautiful showcases of love. 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 love to take Valentine’s Day and celebrate all my awesome friends. I decided to make a card using two wonderful stamp sets. And a color combination that is a personal favorite.

Tropical Chic is one of my favorites!  I so love using this stamp set. This stamp set just screams use me make a happy card!!!

Tropical Chic Stamp Set

Especially in spring and summer using all the “Lilly” inspired colors.  Today’s color combination is more of a winter day with light.  Smoky Slate and So Saffron.  I can just see the So Saffron light peaking through the Smoky Slate winter clouds giving us hope of warm sunny skies.

The second stamp set is another summer fun stamp set.  The sentiment “life is good with a friend like you” make it perfect though for a friend’s Valentine’s

Friend Like You

Friend Like You Stamp Set

This set is full of fun scene building element.  But, to be truefull it is the sentiments in the stamp set that won me over.

Who said Valentine’s had to be all Red and Pink with hearts galore??  If you know seriously tell me below in the comments.

  • The first thing was picking the color combination.  I wanted to use Yellow and gray.  I’m completely obsessed with it at the moment.  I’m actually working on a granny square afghan right now that is yellow, gray, and green.
  • Yellow and gray make a great floral combination. And that’s really what I had in mind.  When the last time I actually created what I set out to creat??? Who knows, but the fun is seeing where the idea leads
  • The flowers are stamped in so Saffron and in Daffodil Delight. That gives a little color variation

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Candy Ford

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

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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. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
  3. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  4. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  5. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  6. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  7. Sheryl Abernathy at Elegant Sentiments
  8. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  9. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  10. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  11. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  12. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
  13. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl

Here a little peak into the Granny Squares.  The squares were originally going to be mostly gray with a little touch of green and yellow. But, when I started working on them the green just had to be the main color! The other immediately recognized the Granny Square as a pot holder. I wish I had some of my Grandmother’s crochet pot holders. Anyway, enjoy the rest of the blog hop

Go and be creative and please hop along-

Jennifer

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Posted by on Jan 3, 2020 in Uncategorized | 2 comments

January Blogging friends blog hop

Welcome to the Blogging Friends Blog Hop. This month everyone is feeling the love!  I’m feeling the love for a sweet friend who surprised me during Christmas with a awesome gift.  We don’t normally exchange gifts but, she shared a little extra cheer with me.  I have had in my mind to make her a special thank you card.

Thinking about what I wanted to create,  I decided to go with a very clean and modern feel.  I think this is the perfect time of year to go back to your roots of creativity and re-explore.  For me that’s clean and hopefully modern card making. I find this style of card making my favorite!  I also have recently fallen back …head over heals for heat embossing.  I’m just completely obsessed with adding matalic to cards.

  • The color combo real red, night of Navy, and petal pink
  • Stamp set To A Wild Rose  used with versa mark ink and gold embossing power.

I had a hard time getting a good picture of the real red and heat embossing.  It has been raining and very dreary. So no natural light witch is how I like to take pictures.  Then the overhead lights at work distort the color.  Anyway, the card in real life is full of red, pink, and shinny gold with that Navy card base to ground it all.

Thank you for hopping along with us!  I hope you enjoy all the inspiration along the way

Today’s card was completely inspired by the super talented Yana Smakula. Her modern take on card making just totally wow’s me!!!!

Peace out my crafty loves-

 

 

Jennifer

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