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


Welcome Back, Welcom Back, Welcome back…..

Posted by on Aug 2, 2019 in Uncategorized | 5 comments

Welcome back, Kotter!  Today is the Blogging Friends Blog Hop! We are paying homage to School Starting with fun School day ideas!

Summer Lovin'

I am very thankful for my extremely rich education.  When I was very young living in Selma, Alabama I learn about Martian Luther King Jr. and others who had the courage to stand up for equal rights for all.  Then when we moved to North Alabama where they helped build space shuttles. I got the chance to learn all about Space, jet pollution, and gravity.  Just to name a few.  There were so many other experiences that taught me how to be proud of who I was!  And to be proud of my very rich and southern education!  Thankfully, 98% of my teachers were awesome. And, those that challenged me taught me to be strong and fight for what I wanted in life.  Both of my parents were teachers. Their friends were educators.  I got to see first hand all that teachers did for there students.  So, as we gear up for another school year. Let’s all thank our favorite and least favorite teachers for the role they played in our education!

So, I have two cards for you guys today! Let’s get started. Using the Crafting forever stamp set.

Crafting Forever

Crafting Forever Cling Stamp Set

I have very much enjoyed this stamp set!   The three pens are one of my all-time favorite images.  I am very much a fountain pen enthusiasts so, the fact that Stampin’ Up! included one in this adorable pen set.

I had a lot of fun making this card!  First I originally planned on watercoloring backgrounds with different inks.  The day I decided to work on my cards, I got up watercolored a few backgrounds.  Thinking the next step was going to be to heat emboss the pens in white on the backgrounds.  Well, I went to work. And while working I was mulling over this card plan That’s when I decided that the pens sure would look nice tone on tone! That’s what I went with!  I did use a small splash of my watercolor backgrounds behind the sentiment.  Buy the way, that sentiment is from Well Said.

This card was completely an accident.  Exactly what do I mean??? The panel was laying on the floor on the top of a pile of backgrounds I made when I first got the pigment sprinkles.  And inspiration hit me!  Oh, the pot of brushes would be absolutely perfect on that ink spot.

Crafting Forever card

I love how a simple background and a bold image can be combined to create such a fun card!  I used the word welcome. I’m debating on adding a back or welcome to 3rd grade….you get the idea.  But, I really like the simple welcome.

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

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you will continue to hop along and see all the other Back to School inspiration!

Peace my Creative friends-