Pages Menu
Categories Menu

Most recent articles

It is all abot Fall!

Posted by on Sep 6, 2019 in Basic Patterens Decorative Mask, Basic Patterns Decorative Mask, Blogging Friends Blog Hop, Cups of Cheer bundle, Decrative Mask, Seasonal Wreaths, Seasonal Wreaths, September 2019 | 4 comments


The Blogging Friends are celebrating the upcoming fall with all the Awesome Stampin’ Up! products just perfect for all your fall crafting.

One of the things I am most excited about in the Holiday Catalog is that We Finally have a new set of stencils (Basic Patterns Decorative Mask)!!!  I have been having so much fun using them!

Basic Patterns Decorative Mask

Basic Patterns Decorative Mask

I love how stencils can add a lot of impact to small areas. Or they can work as a complete background!  And when you add ink and embossing paste the possibilities are endless!!

I have also been reaching for the Seasonal Wreaths Stamp Set a whole bunch!!  The sentiments in this set are just fabulous!!

Seasonal Wreaths

Seasonal Wreaths

I have not had the chance to use that adorable little bird or the pretty fall wreath. But, I’m sure looking forward to them!!

Happy everything

  • The background is watercolor using Cajun Craze and Crushed Curry ink refills.
  • Once the watercolor was dried I added embossing paste with mint macaron and call me clover ink refills.
  • The final steps were stamping the sentiment and mounting it with layers


Celebrate card

  • This card was made using the same steps as above.  I tried adding a little green watercolor on top of the stenciling and it seeped through.  Leaving a green watercolor look at the bottom of the card
  • The card base is Mossy Meadow. And the layer is Mint Macaroon.

All occasions card

  • The tree Decorative Mask is such fun!  I had a hard time getting the mask to say in place. To solve this. I added a little tombow glue to all the little pieces.  Let it dry. Creating a temporary adhesive.  This solved the moving issue!
  • The Stenciling was done with Old Olive ink.

The last card uses another one of my Absolutely Favorite items from the Holiday Catalog!  The Cups of Cheer Bundle

Cups of Cheer

Cups of Cheer Bundle

This stamp set makes my coffee-loving soul happy!!!  It is completely unique because two of the stamps stamp on both sides of the stamp.  That’s right!!!  You can make a left handle mug or a right handle mug from one stamp!!! How fun is that???

  • The first thing was to stamp and color the mugs.
  • The mug in the back was stamped in Early Espresso on shimmery white paper.  Then watercolored with Early Espresso ink.  After the watercolor was dried, I used one of the Decorative Mask to add some interest. The Old Olive ink shows up quite well on the light espresso watercolor
  • The mug in the front was stamped in Old Olive. Then it was watercolored with the Old Olive ink.  After the watercolor was dried it was time to add some stamping.  The fern was stamped in Early Espresso using the Tidings All Around Stamp Set
  • The Background is Gray Granet with Crumb Cake mixed with embossing paste on top.

I hope you will continue to hop along to see All The Fall inspiration!

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

Have a great day my crafty friends-


One word Vacation!!

Posted by on Aug 21, 2019 in Birthday Cards, blog hop, InKing Royalty Blog Hop | 14 comments

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-