Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Harvest of Thanks InKing Royalty Blog Hop

Welcome to InKing Royalty's September Blog Hop! This year's Blog Hop themes are inspired by popular songs - this month's song is "September Morn," a Neil Diamond classic from the late '70's. As you can guess, our Blog Hop today is filled with projects that are inspired by the beauty of Autumn - September is when the air becomes crisp and the leaves start to fall. 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!
It's time for another InKing Royalty Blog Hop! I always look forward to the Royals' hops; I love being a part of such a creative community! I always feel so inspired after I see all their projects:)

I've been itching to use my Falling For Leaves stamp set and Detailed Leaves thinlits dies since they arrived in my Holiday preorder. With my new work schedule and my daughter heading back to school (and dance classes, etc ) I just haven't been able to really play with all my goodies like I would like to. I was so ready to break this set out, and I'm so glad I did!
Today's card:

Rich Fall Colors: I love using deep purples, oranges, and yellows for fall. Today I used Pumpkin Pie and Blackberry Bliss.

All the Copper: I added shine and bling with copper foil sheets and the copper glimmer sheets from the Joyous Noel Glimmer paper stack. The copper accents are a perfect compliment to Blackberry Bliss and Pumpkin Pie. I used the new sprig punch for the copper foil leaves.

Brusho at Last!: I purchased the Brusho crystal colours months ago, but to be honest, I was a little too intimidated to actually use them. I finally jumped in and tried them...and I am in love! It made the watercolor background SO easy! I just used my Stampin' Spritzer to spray some water on my watercolor paper, and sprinkled some yellow Brusho on. I swirled it around with a brush a little, then added a little more water and a slight sprinkle of the Gamboge brusho. I zapped it with the heat tool to set it quickly.

A Favorite Secret Weapon: There's a little "sand spatter" stamp in the Magical Mermaid set that I like to use to add a little more texture to my backgrounds. I used it with Pumpkin Pie ink on my Brusho background to give it a little more depth. 

Isn't the font on this set just beautiful? I'm so glad I finally got to use this set, it's going to be my go-to for fall!

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you'll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach. 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:

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  3. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  4. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  5. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie's Crafts
  6. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  7. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  8. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  9. Rachael Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin'
  10. Nina King at InkPaperSequins
  11. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
  12. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Takeout Treats: September Pals Blog Hop

Welcome to the Pals September, 2018 Blog Hop. The 2018 Holiday Catalog from Stampin’ Up! Is out and the Pals are excited! Sit back while we share creations from “Our Favorite Holiday”.

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!

The new 2018 Holiday Catalog is absolutely full of wonderful new stamps and accessories to make any holiday better this season. On my first look-through, I decided I wanted basically everything in it! Obviously, this isn't really feasible, so like everyone else I whittled my list to a good starting amount. I really tried to focus on purchasing only my most favorite bundles or sets for each holiday, then a few extra and multi-holiday sets.
That quickly went out the window!
Needless to say, I had a marvelous "un-boxing" of my first shipment of goodies!

Which brings me to today's hop, "our favorite holiday". While Halloween isn't my absolute most favorite holiday (that distinction belongs to Christmas), it is definitely my second most favorite. I love using purples and greens, I love to decorate, and it happens in the fall when the air is crisp and sweaters are the norm. Man, I love fall!
Today's project:
Bundle Up: One of the bundles at the top of my list was the Takeout Treats bundle. It has images  suitable for several different occasions, and the thinlits include a die to make a sweet little "takeout" box. Now, I tend to forget to check the measurements on these little boxes, and I didn't realize how tiny this box is. So for all of you out there, just know its on the tiny side. It will hold a couple tealights or nuggets, or other small candy. It will be perfect for little gifties for the littles in your life. I think it will work great for Halloween handouts for my daughters class this year.
The cute witches hat came from the Cauldron Bubble Bundle. A very cute set with an adorable witch and her accessories.

A New Favorite thing: Shimmer Paint is back! I wasn't a stamper when this was offered before, so it may be new to you like it is to me. I had to fall down the YouTube rabbit hole to find ways to use it. For this, I put a couple drops in the lid of the Frost White shimmer paint, then used a sponge dauber to pick it up and dab it on the tiny candy stamp from Takeout Treats. It looks so amazing on Basic Black Cardstock! The other colors are at the top of my list for my next order.

A Scary Good Halloween Color Combo: Gorgeous Grape meets Granny Apple Green with a touch of Mango Melody. Halloween perfection! The paper rosette on the front was made from two strips of Granny Apple Green striped paper from the Brights DSP pack. I cut the strips 3/4 in. wide, and folded them accordion-style every two stripes. 

And to Top it all off: A touch of Gorgeous Grape mini striped ribbon, a touch of bling courtesy of sequin trim, and a tiny tag to give a hint to the goodies inside:)

To my fellow Carolinians and others in the path of Hurricane Florence: Please stay safe and follow any evacuation orders! If you have any ill or elderly people in your life, please check in on them (and their pets). Love to all <3

Now it’s time to use the Blog Hop Line-up below to see what the rest of my Pals have created to inspire you.. Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations.

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, October 10, 2018 for the next Pals Blog Hop. October is time for some wicked fun with “Wicked Folds” where the Pals will show you creations that are anything but a standard card fold. Don’t miss the fun.

Blog Hop  Line-up: 

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty
  2. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin'
  3. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin' Hoot!
  4. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  5. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  6. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  7. Terri George at StampMeCrafty
  8. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  9. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin'
  10. Jill Killeen at Killeen House Studio
  11. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  12. Nina King at InkPaperSequins      <You are here :)
  13. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  14. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  15. Leah O'Brien at Stamping By The Bay
  16. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin'
  17. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  18. Rachael at Shedeed
  19. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  20. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  21. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  22. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  23. Linda Suarez at All Night Stamping
  24. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
Thank  you for stopping by today!
Have a magical day!

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