Wednesday, October 26, 2016

October Inking Royalty Blog Hop

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Welcome to this month's InKing Royalty Blog Hop!  This month's hop is dedicated to showing our thankfulness.  We are celebrating with thank you notes, cards that show our appreciation and projects of thanksgiving.  We are excited to share our projects with you and hope they inspire you to create!  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 card today is for Thanksgiving.  I don't get to spend the holidays with some of my dear family because I live far away from my hometown.  I send cards to let them know that I am thinking of them and are grateful for them.

Here's a look at my card:


  • The card base is in Night of Navy.
  • The DSP is from the Petals & Paisleys Specialty Designer Series Paper Pack.  I love the rich colors of this beautiful paper!
  • The piece of Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate adds to the card's elegance.
  • The sentiment is from the Suite Seasons Stamp Set.
  • To finish my card, I added a piece of Delightful Dijon Ribbon and a couple of Gold Enamel Shapes.
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!

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. Lory Robinson at The Robin's Nest Designs
  3. Deb Cozzone at Grand Central Stamping
  4. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps
  5. Lynn Kolcun at Avery's Owlery
  6. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  7. Karen Browning at StampWithMeKZB
  8. Becky Volpp at InkBlossom with Becky
  9. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  10. Imogene Thomas at
  11. Lisa Pretto at InkBig Academy Stamps

Friday, October 14, 2016

Monstrosity for PP316

Hi!  I'm off from school today, so I have time for a 2nd post.  I'm squeaking in just under the deadline to play with the Paper Players Challenge.  Here's my card:

I love this monster!  I don't think he is as scary as he thinks he is. This fellow fits right in with the Paper Players Color Challenge:


  • My background is strips of a DSP from the Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper Pack.
  • My cute monster is not Stampin' Up!product.  He is from Whipper Snapper Designs, Inc.  I colored him in Wild Wasabi with Pumpkin Pie scales and tongue.
  • My sentiment is from Spooky Fun and is embossed in black.
  • My final touch was a piece of orange and black Baker's Twine.
I hope he didn't frighten you!

Happy stampin',

Star of Light shines for GDP057 and PCC214 Challenges

Hello!  The Global Design Project challenge and the Paper Craft Crew challenge both spoke to me today.  I decided to combine them to make my card.

Here's how I interpreted the challenges:

Here are the banners that inspired me:

TWO WEEK - Paper Craft Crew Sketch 214!    You are invited to play along with this weeks sketch.  Open to ANY products.


  • I used Blushing Bride for my card base.
  • The Blushing Bride "swirl" is from the Star of Light Stamp Set.
  • I stamped my sentiment from the Star of Light Stamp Set using Silver Encore Ink and then silver embossed it.
  • The Rish Razzleberry star is cut using  a Starlight Thinlet Die.
  • I used a bit of paper from the Pinecones and Presents DSP and trimmed it using my Fringe Scissors.
  • I added extra shine with Wink of Stella on the "swirl", rhinestones, silver thread, and a Silver Metallic Foil Doily.
I hope my card added a shine to your day!

Happy stampin',

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Santa Visits FMS257

Santa is already making his rounds and today he is visiting the folks over at Freshly Made Sketches.

Here is my card for the challenge:

And here is the FMS banner for the week.


  • Santa  and the sentiment are from the Father Christmas Stamp Set.
  • I colored Santa with my Stampin' Write Markers and cut him out.  I backed him with Green Metallic Thread.
  • The sentiment is embossed with Emerald Envy Glitter Embossing Powder.  LOVE this embossing powder!
  • The DSP is from Presents & Pinecones DSP Pack
Has Santa visited your crafting area yet?

Happy stampin',

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Little Deer for GDP056

Hi there!  I need a baby card so I went looking for some ideas.  I found one over at the Global Design Challenge.  The challenge this week is to CASE the talented work of Bibi Cameron.  Bibi's card was a great jumping off place for me to begin my card.  Here it is:

And here is Bibi's card that I CASEd.

It might be a bit hard to see what things I took from the GDP card.  Let me show you a few.

  • I used the rectangular shape that the swing and its ropes made to form the background of my card.  The DSP I used is from the Blooms and Bliss Designer Series Paper.
  • Bibi's card has a cute kitty sitting on the swing.  My card has a little deer from the Made With Love Stamp Set on the onesie.
  • I copied the banner and bow that Bibi has on her card exactly on my card.
It was great fun CASEing Bibi's card and now I have the perfect baby card for my friend.

Happy Stampin',

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Joyful Nativity for GDP55

Happy World Cardmaking Day!  I hope you have all had time to create something fun!  My card is for the Global Design Project Challenge.  They have a theme challenge going on.

Here's my card for the challenge:

And here is the GDP055 challenge banner:

I don't know any other act of kindness greater than God's plan that began with the Nativity.  True, it wasn't random but it was huge!


  • The background is watercolor paper with a wash of Elegant Eggplant, Night of Navy and Dapper Denim.
  • The images from the Joyful Nativity Stamp set are stamped in VersaMark, then Encore Gold and then embossed in gold.
  • The sentiment from the stamp set is embossed in black and backed with Elegant Eggplant Cardstock.  That piece then adheres to the bottom of the card, which is Gold Foil Cardstock.The finishing touch is some gold baker's twine from the Baker's Twine Trio Pack.
Happy stampin',