Wednesday, June 20, 2018

A Tropical Chic thank you for InKing Royalty blog hop

Welcome to InKing Royalty's June Blog Hop! This year's Blog Hop themes are inspired by popular songs - this month's song is "Here Comes the Sun." As you can guess, our Blog Hop today is filled with projects that are inspired by the joy of the summer sun. 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.

Hello everyone!
 I'm so excited to share today's project with you! When I started to think about today's theme, the new Tropical Chic bundle came immediately to mind. I couldn't wait to get my hands on this beautiful set of tropical blooms and leaves. It's a must-have!
^Bermuda Bay and Coastal Cabana flowers with Soft Sea Foam and Granny Apple Green leaves
Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape flowers with Lemon Lime Twist and Granny Apple Green leaves
^Blackberry Bliss and Berry Burst flowers with Lemon Lime Twist and Granny Apple Green leaves
Mango Melody and Poppy Parade flowers with Call Me Clover and Pineapple Punch leaves

 I made these cards with lots of bright and bold colors, but this set would look just as good with some softer colors. The sentiment comes from the Abstract Impressions stamp set- I love the beautiful fonts and I knew it would be perfect for these cards. Behind the flower clusters I used the square and circle from Swirly Frames set and embossed in silver and gold. I finished the cards with the new set of glitter enamel dots. They are some of my favorite embellishments! 

I made four of today's cards because I have several well-overdue thank you notes to send out. I hope the recipients enjoy these bright and cheery cards (and maybe it helps them to forget they received them so late!) I love that we can create beautiful cards and gifts for those we love, and to show our appreciation. Nothing says you care like a gift made by hand from the heart<3
I'm entering them in the GDP #143 this week. Don't forget to stop by and check out all the awesome inspiration!

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you'll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Imogene Thomas at . There's lots of inspiration to be found in this group - and you don't want to miss it!

Have a magical day!

Thank you for hopping along with us.  If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

  • Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  • Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  • Nina King at InkPaperSequins
  • Imogene Thomas at
  • Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  • Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  • Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  • Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  • Lynn Kolcun at Avery's Owlery
  • Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  • Sandra Cornejo at Madly Crafting
  • Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  • Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  • Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  • Rachael Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin'
  • Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie's Crafts
  • Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping

    Wednesday, June 13, 2018

    Delightfully Detailed Birthday for Pals Blog Hop

    Welcome to the Pals June, 2018 Blog Hop. This month we’re going to Pick a “B”. Projects for Babies, Birthdays or Brides, that is. Be on the look out for creations using new products from Stampin’ Up!

    You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.
    Hello Everyone!
    For today's blog hop, we were to pick a "B", and I chose Birthday. It's always good to have a stack of birthday cards on hand (especially if you're as forgetful as I am).
    A great way to build that stack is using the new Memories and More Cards and Envelopes. There's a small and a large size set, perfect for using with the Memories and More card packs. What a great way to make a quick stack of cards!

    I used a large Mint Macaron watercolor-look card from the Memories and More stack, then added a smaller grid card in the same color. I next added a small die cut card, that I had flipped over and sponged in Night of Navy.
    I added the sentiments from Sunshine Sayings on Vellum and adhered over the small cards.
    It's easier to see in person, but the Mint Macaron stamped sentiments say "one more year of wonderful" around the Happy Birthday in Night of Navy.
    I used my Dark Night of Navy Stampin' Blend marker to color some Pearl Basic jewels that I added for a little extra bling. I then used Stampin' Dimensionals to attach the panel to a pre-made base from the Large Memories and More Cards and Envelopes.
    I like that the Memories and More cards are great for more than just memory keeping, I really love when its so easy to find multiple uses for a product. I hope you try out making your own stack of cards with your favorite Memories and More card pack!

    Now it’s time to use the Blog Hop Line-up below to see which “B” the rest of my Pals are using. Dont forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations.

    Mark your calendars for July 11, 2018 for our annual Pattern Party featuring projects using favorite Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Papers and coordinating embellishments.. Don’t miss it!

    1. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty
    2. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
    3. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
    4. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
    5. Sara Hicks Stuart at Sentiments by Sara
    6. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin' Hoot!
    7. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin'
    8. Su Mohr at AromasAndArt
    9. Jackie Diediker at Stampin' Jackie
    10. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
    11. Nina King at Ink Paper Sequins <you are here :)
    12. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
    13. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin'
    14. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
    15. Karen Hallam at Karen's Stamping Habit
    16. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
    17. Leah O'Brien at Stamping By The Bay
    18. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
    19. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
    20. Terri George at Stamp Me Crafty

    Have a magical day!

    Monday, June 4, 2018

    CASEing the King for GDP#140

    Hey Everyone!

    This week at Global Design Project is one of my favorite challenges : CASE the designer! I'm even more excited because we are CASEing the amazing Brian King. As Brian would say : How fun!!

    Let's take a look at Brian's inspiring card:

    Isn't that lovely? When you CASE a project, you can find inspiration in the colors, layout, theme...whatever strikes your fancy. For my card today, I mostly focused on the layout. I like how the flower on his card was angled off to the left, and the bold sentiment to the right. 
    My card:

    My background is watercolored in Soft Sea Foam and Coastal Cabana. I really love those colors, and together they make a beautiful ocean background. I used the sand spatter stamp from Magical Mermaid and crumb cake ink to make the ocean floor, stamping off once. 

    I used my handy Stamparatus to stamp my octopus first in Lemon Lime Twist. Then I inked up the stamp in Granny Apple Green and blotted it randomly before stamping again. I wanted just a little more depth to him, and I like the way he turned out.

    I had originally cut the algae from Bermuda Bay and Granny Apple Green cardstocks, but when I put them on the card I felt they were a touch too dark. So I cut them again from Vellum and Whisper White and used my sponge daubers to give it a softer color. 

    The bold sentiment was stamped in Gorgeous Grape which is my favorite Stampin' Up purple ever. Like, ever ever. It is indeed gorgeous! I wanted the boldness but I didn't want a flat black in my softly colored ocean scene. 

    The finishing touches were some basic pearls and Crumb Cake twine from the Nature's Twine collection.

    I hope you enjoyed today's card, and stop by the GDP to check out all the other amazing CASEs of the King!

    Have a magical Day!

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