Friday, September 30, 2016

Rudolph visits for Sunday Sketch 136

Hi!  Today I'm getting my Christmas spirit on!  It's not that far away and I want to be ready.  For inspiration, I'm using the sketch from the folks at Sunday Stamps.

Here's my card.  Does it have you singing about Rudolph?

Here's the banner from Sunday Stamps:

  • The card base is Early Espresso
  • The white panel is a piece of Fancy Frost Specialty DSP
  • The pattern DSP from the Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper Pack
  • Rudolph and the sentiment are from The Cookie Cutter Christmas Stamp Set,  Rudolph is punched out with the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch.

Dig out those Christmas tunes and have fun stampin'!

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Scarecrow Greetings for FMS256

Hi there!  I'm working on using the rest of my Halloween Night Specialty DSP.  I only have a few sheets left.  One of them is the cute page with the pumpkins and polka dots.  This piece speaks Fall to me rather than Halloween, so that's the direction I went.

With some help from Freshly Made Sketches, I created my card:

Here's the banner for FMS256:


  • I used my DSP for the large banner in the card center.
  • I die cut my Swirly out of Pumpkin Pie using the Swirly Scribbles Thinlets Dies.
  • I backed my Swirly with some gold Baker's Twine from the Baker's Twine Trio Pack.  I unthreaded the ends before adhering it to my banner.
  • I stamped the scarecrow from the Halloween Cookie-Cutter Stamp Set in VersaMark and then Crushed Curry.  I embossed the little guy with clear embossing powder. I colored him with Stampin' Write Markers.
  • The sentiment is stamped and cut out using the Labeler Alphabet Stamp Set.

Happy Fall and Happy Stampin',

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Vintage Leaves for FMS255

Hello!  I hope you had fun on the Inking Royalty Halloween Hop.  If you haven't hopped yet, it's not too late!

This is my second post of the day.  I'm so into the Vintage Leaves set that I just can't seem to leave it alone,  I'm using this set again to make a card for the FMS255 Challenge.
Here's my card:

Here's the Freshly Made Sketch Banner:

Here are the design details:
  • I stamped my chosen leaf (I think it's an Oak leaf) all over my card front in Cajun Craze.  I then embossed it in copper.  Using a Blender Pen, I lightly went over the embossing with Cajun Craze and Delightful Dijon inks.

  • I added a copper foil strip to match the sketch. 
  • My sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes.  I stamped it in Cajun Craze and punched it out with the Classic Label Punch.
  • A tiny bow finishes off my design.

Leaves similar to the ones on my card are starting to turn on the trees in my neighborhood.  How about your places?  Are they turning where you live?

Happy stampin',

Inking Royalty Blog Hop

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Welcome to InKing Royalty's September Blog Hop!  We are excited to share some super-fun creations with you today!  This month's Blog Hop is filled with inspiring projects that feature each artist's take on the spookiest time of year - Halloween.  What fun!  After you read my post, I hope you'll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

My first project is a Triple Stamp Card using the stamp set Spooky Fun.  Take a look at all the spooktacular images on this fun card.

The card base and cardstock layers are Elegant Eggplant.  Purples are my favorite colors and I love using them at Halloween time.  The other colors I used are Basic Black, Tangerine Tango, and Old Olive.

For my next project, I pulled out my Mini Treat Bag Thinlets to make a fun little bag large enough to hold a Kit Kat Bar.

The Designer Series Paper I used for the bag is from the Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper.  This spider web piece worked perfectly for the front of my bag!  The tag is die cut using the Tags and Labels Framelets.  The stamps are from the same Spooky Fun Stamp Set as my card above.  The ghosts are a little hard to see during the daytime but look great at night because I used glow-in-the-dark embossing powder!  Some sequins and Tangerine Tango ribbon finish off the tag.

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

Happy stampin',

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. Lynn Kolcun at Avery's Owlery
  3. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps
  4. Becky Volpp at InkBlossom with Becky
  5. Karen Browning at StampWithMeKZB
  6. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  7. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  8. Lory Robinson at The Robin's Nest Designs
  9. Imogene Thomas at
  10. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Cookie-Cutter Vampire for PPA318


Hello!  It's been a l-o-n-g time in between posts!  Sorry about that.  I have started back to school and it took awhile to settle back into my school year routine.  I sure miss those long days in my studio during the summer!

I have a cutie of a card for the PPA challenge this week.  Here's my card:

Here's the PPA banner that was my inspiration.  

Beth Beard came up with this sketch.  I think it has lots of possibilities. You should give it a try!

Here are my card details:

  • The vampire is from the Cookie-Cutter Haloween Stamp Set.  I colored him using Elegant Eggplant and Cucumber Crush markers.  His cross was colored with a gold Wink of Stella Pen.
  • The vampire's little bat friend is stamped and fussy cut.  He's comfortable flying around with his bat cousins because I popped him up with a tiny piece of a Dimensional
  • The DSP pieces are from the Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper Pack.
  • The sentiment is from the Spooky Fun Stamp Set.  I stamped it on Pumpkin Pie cardstock and punched it out using the Classic Label Punch.

Happy Stampin',

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Basket of Wishes for GDP052

Have you ever had a goose bumpy moment when you finish your card?  It may not be the best card you've ever made, but it turns out just like you envisioned?  I had one of those moments after I finished my card today.  My inspiration for my card was the Global Design Project Challenge for this week.  The challenge was to CASE Teneale Williams, a talented member of the GDP team.  Here's my card:

And here is Teneale's card that I CASEd.

Let's compare both cards.
  • Teneale's card is a baby card.  I don't need one at the moment so I chose to CASE her sketch instead.
  • The left side of Teneale's card is embossed.  Mine is too, but I embossed a piece of DSP from the Petals and Paisley's Specialty Designer Series Paper. 
  • The stamp set I used for my card is the Basket of Wishes Stamp Set. 
  • Like Teneale's sketch, I added a bow to my card.  I used some of the yummy Rich Razzleberry ribbon from the Ribbon Trio Pack.
  • A few rhinestones colored to match the Rich Razzleberry color were added for a final touch.

Have you ever had a cardmaking goose bumpy moment?  Tell me about it in the comments below.

Happy stampin',

Monday, September 5, 2016

Happy Birthday for PP311 and tgifc71

I wanted to play a challenge today so I went trolling for a couple.  Success!  I decided to play along with the Paper Players Theme Challenge and the TGIF color challenge.  I needed a birthday card so that's the direction I went.  Take a look at today's card:

Here are the challenges that inspired me:

Now for the details:

  • I decided a Bokeh card would be perfect for the circle challenge.  I love the way it turned out with the color combo from TGIF!
  • The cute little birthday cake is from the stamp set Endless Wishes.  
  • For a little bling, I used some of the Sweet Sugarplum Ribbon from the Glitter Ribbon Combo Pack.  I unraveled the ribbon and tucked it behind the cute cake.
Can't wait to put this beauty in the mail!

Happy stampin',

Friday, September 2, 2016

Spooky Fun for PPA316

Patti MacLeith has a fun sketch this week over at the Pals Paper Arts Challenge.  I just had to play along!  This card uses products from the fabulous Holiday Catalog.  You can order these products starting today!  VERY exciting!

Let's take a look:

Isn't this card fun?  Let's take a look at my inspiration:


As you can see, I stayed true to the original sketch.  

Here are the details for my card:
  • I used Thick Whisper White Cardstock for my base.
  • The square is Elegant Eggplant and the moon is Crushed Curry.
  • The stamp set is Spooky Fun and is on page 52 in the catalog.  You can make many cute projects from this one little set!
  • The awesome Halloween scene on my card is cut using the Halloween Scenes Edgelits Dies.They can be purchased as a bundle along with the stamp set to save 10%!
  • The polka dotted bats are die cuts too.  They are cut from a sheet of the Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper Pack.  There are 12 designs in this pack on page 51.
I hope you liked my take on Patti's sketch!  Hop on over to my online store and pick up these products in time to make your Halloween cards and treat bags.

If you don't have a catalog and would like one, I'd love to hook you up!  You can email me at

Happy stampin',

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Today is a WONDERFUL day!

Hi!  I'm so excited because the Holiday Catalog has gone live!  You may now purchase all of those things you've been writing down on your "must have" list!  You can order from my online store at

You can also order your September Online Card Class beginning today!  

 These kits will come with everything you need to make 4 fantastic cards except for stamps, ink, and adhesive.  (You can purchase these at my online store  The dies cuts, papers and cardstock cut to size, embellishments, and PDF direction will all be in the kit.  I will even have the bows tied for you!  You won't want to miss out on this fun opportunity!

Here's a look at the September kit:
These kits can be purchased 4 ways:
  • Kit with Flourishing Phrases Stamp Set - $15 when you order the stamp set from me using the host code ABKEWSEQ.
  • Kit only - $20
  • Kit with the Flourishing Phrases Stamp Set/Flourish Thinlets Dies Bundle - FREE when you order the bundle from me using the host code ABKEWSEQ.
  • PDFs only - $10
Here are the ordering details:

2.  Request the September Card Kit.
3.  Tell me which option you are purchasing.
4.  Give me your email and mailing address.
5.  After I receive your request, I will send you an invoice from PayPal.  (If you don't have a PayPal account, it's very easy to set one up.)
6. When I see the funds in my account, I'll mail out your kit.  It's that easy!

I hope you'll give this fun class a try!

Happy stampin',