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Posted by on Mar 9, 2016 in Brushstrokes, Elegant Dots Textured Impression Embossing Folder, Picture Perfect, Washi Label Punch | 18 comments

Picture Perfect Roses for Pal’s Blog Hop


Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for March 2016. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our new 2016 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month we are featuring Spring and Spring related projects. We hope 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 have really been enjoying the Picture Perfect stamp set.  The starfish, Rose, and the hummingbird are all beautiful stamps.  I have enjoyed the layering  of stamps to achieve different results.  I had so much fun with the rose stamp (the other day) that I decided to try it again with a different red combination and using the same technique.  You can see it here.  I practiced several times before getting the stamping just right.  It really did help to stamp the Medium Color first.  Then stamp the light color.  (I did this to learn how exactly the stamp lines up! As the Light color can be kinda hard to see)    The colors used for the Roses are Real Red, Watermelon Wonder, and Blushing Bride.  This resulted in a deep rose that is amazing!   The leaves are Mint Macaron and Always Artichoke.   I paired this with Smokey Slate.


Here are the details:

  • The card base is Smokey Slate (my favorite) card stock cut at 5 1/2 inches and scored at 4 1/4 inches
  • The layers are Whisper White(5 1/4 by 4), Blushing Bride (2 3/4 by 4 3/4), and Smokey Slate (2 3/8 by 4 3/8)
  • On the Whisper White layer stamp the Brushstrokes stamp using Blushing Bride Ink
  • Using the Big Shot and the Elegant Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder emboss the Smokey Slate layer
  • Stamp the rose using Blushing Bride, Watermelon Wonder, and Real Red using  mask to give a layered look.
  • Stamp the leaves using Mint Macaron and Always Artichoke
  • Stamp “Just a Note” in Watermelon Wonder on Whisper White Card Stock.  Punch out with the Washi Label Punch.


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. Nicole Everitt at Stamp Scrap Love
  3. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps
  4. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  5. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  6. Pam Dotts at Clearly Southern Stampin’
  7. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  8. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  9. Beth Beard at My Little Craft Blog
  10. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
  11. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  12. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  13. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  14. Natalie Bradley at
  15. Becky Volpp at inkblossomwithBecky
  16. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  17. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  18. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  19. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  20. Pamela Sadler at Stampin pink rose
  21. Peggy Noe at prettypapercards
  22. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  23. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
  24. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations


Happy Hopping,


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Posted by on Feb 16, 2016 in InKing Royalty Blog Hop, Ornate Tag Topper Punch, Picture Perfect, Rose Wonder, Timeless Texture, Washi Label Punch | 8 comments

It’s Your Birthday…InKing Royalty Blog Hop

It's Your Birthday


Welcome to InKing Royalty’s February Blog Hop!  Stampin’ Up!’s Occasions Catalog is filled with amazing products to help you celebrate birthdays in style – from festive balloons to birthday buds, there’s something for everyone.  Today’s It’s Your Birthday Blog Hop is filled with inspiring projects that share great birthday ideas – we are excited to share what we’ve made and hope you’ll find great inspiration from our talented team members in this hop.  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 really loving one of the stamp sets from the Occasions Catalog.  It is my dark horse favorite.  I love the rich texture that is achieved by the layering of stamps.  Stampin’ Up! has made it easy to layer stamps by numbering the stamps.  So you always know which one goes first!!!  I tend to use a light color with a darker color on top.   But, you could use the same color for both layers.  To do this you would need to stamp off for the lighter layers.  And stamp twice for the darkest layer.  140520G

Each of these images could be used for just about any occasion!  And we all want stamps that can be used for more than one occasion!  But, let’s be honest.  Most of us use Birthday cards the most!!!  And with the new I’m Bringing Birthday’s Back movement.  Birthday cards are even more in demand!!!  If you don’t know about the I’m Bringing Birthday’s Back movement check it out here!  It was started by Shannon West, Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator… And remember to use the #imbringingbirthdaysback

Just a little warning!! I have lots of pictures for you guys today!  Hope you stick with me through them all!


Both cards are basically the same.  Though the sentiment and the location of the star fish are in different locations.  The card base is thick whisper white cut at 5 1/2 inches and scored at 4 1/4 inches.  Then on one side I cut off 3/4 inches.  This made the final card 5 1/2 inches by 7 3/4  inches. Scoring at 4 /14 inches.   After folding, I added a little Crushed Curry to the right inside edge using a sponge dabber.  Then a thin strip of Tip Top Taupe ink.  After the ink dried Wink of Stella was used to add a little glitz!!!

The star fish are stamped using Crushed Curry and Hello Honey ink.  Then fussy cut out!  After fussy cutting I used the Wink of Stella to add a little shimmer the star fish!!!IMAG2883

The Background is layers of texture stamps from Timeless Texture.


Just randomly stamping the chosen images.  I was able to make a back ground that add a lot of interest to the card!


The texture background is developed from colors you would find at the sea.  (It is still cold and rainy here! So, I am still dreaming of the warm sun…Some beautiful beach with great greens and blues, some drift wood, bright yellow sun)  Anyway, the colors used are Soft Sky, Pool Party, Mint Macaron, and Tip Top Taupe.



No Birthday is complete with out a pretty package!  Well, Stampin’ Up! can help you with that also!  We have many packaging options.  Including the Take Out Box and The Tag a Bag Box!  Both are great options for a special gift!




For the Tag a Bag Gift.  I used three star fish and added a tag made from the Washi Label punch.  Then bundled it up with the White Jute ribbon.  I colored the ribbon by just simply pressing the stamp pads over the ribbon.  Using Soft Sky, Pool Party, and Mint Macaron inks.   The sides of the box are stamped with the images from Timeless Texture.




For the Take Out Box.  I used a sponge dabber to make circles with Crushed Curry  and Tip Top Taupe inks.  Then added The striped Hello Honey Ribbon and topped it off with the Star Fish!




The tag brings in the Timeless Texture layers and the other colors used in the card.  It is topped with You are made of wonderful punched with the Washi  Label punch!  The Ornate Tag Topper Punch makes tag making a breeze…




Well, that’s it!  I hope these projects help you make an extra special birthday!  And remember to join in and help Bring Back Birthday’s!!!  I know I sure do need to do a better job about sending Birthday cards!

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Candy Ford at StampCandy  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. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  3. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps
  4. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  5. Candy Ford at StampCandy
  6. Deb Cozzone at Grand Central Stamping
  7. Natalie Bradley at
  8. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  9. Becky Volpp at Ink Blossom with Becky
  10. Lisa Pretto at InkBig Academy Stamps
  11. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  12. Karen Browning at StampWithMeKZB



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Thank You for stopping by Westside Paper Creations!  I hope you continue to hop along an see all the Fabulous projects!  All the Royals are so very talented!!!  And remember to use the #imbringingbirthdaysback !!!!
Much Love,


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