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Welcome to InKing Royalty’s October Blog Hop!  There are so many ways to say, “Thank you!” – today’s blog hop is filled with projects that share our gratitude.  Stampin’ Up!’s catalogs (both the Annual Catalog and the Holiday Catalog) are filled with so many fun products that help us show our gratitude – and 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.

Here’s my grateful card:

To make the background paper I used the Painted Harvest stamp set.  I  first masked and stamped the leaf trio using Old Olive, and layered the details in Old Olive as well.  I then turned to the sunflowers using the Painted Harvest stamp set, I used only Elegant Eggplant by stamping off the first layer of the flowers.  I then used full strength for the second layer, and I am thrilled with the way they turned out.   When I finished, I realized I wanted to have a little extra something in all the white space, so I stamped off Old Olive and just used the detail part of the leaf stamp in just a few select places.

For this card, I pulled out Old Olive for the base and thought, eh ~ not the pop I wanted.  Then I put it on Elegant Eggplant and literally said “WOW” out loud (and to myself but  I didn’t answer, so it’s all good).   I punched out a Pretty Label from the base piece (no one will ever see all the ugly behind the Whisper White), stamped my greeting and cropped it so that the rectangle just shows the label on the top and bottom.  Added a piece of jute ribbon, some linen thread behind the label, and popped on a set of leaves from the Leaf Punch.  All kinds of mini-dimensionals were used.  Love those things!  A card with 2 layers of the minis will mail just as easily as a card with a single layer of the regular dimensionals.

My list of supplies, which I now realize sounds much more complicated than it was, is as follows:

Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant, Smoky Suede (center of flowers) ink pads

Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White cardstock

Painted Harvest and Paisleys and Posies stamp sets

Burlap ribbon, Linen Thread, Pretty Label Punch, Leaf Punch, and mini-dimensionals.

There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!  Thank you for hopping along with us.  The next blog is Shawn de Oliveira at you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up below as a guide.

Have a Peachy day!



  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  3. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  4. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  5. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  6. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  7. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  8. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  9. Karen Browning at
  10. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
  11. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  12. Racheal Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin’

GDP# 105 color challenge

This week’s Global Design Project’s color challenge is to use Peek-a-Boo Peach, Tangerine Tango, and Lemon Lime Twist.  My submission card is take 2 for the challenge, even though the color combo was bright and semi-Springtime, which is how my first card turned out.

For take 2, I used the Peek-a-Boo Peach and Tangerine Tango for the sunflowers and Lemon Lime Twist for the fern leaves.  Early Espresso was used for the center of the flowers and the base of the card.  I wound up having to use the tiny 5 dot stamp in a random pattern to cover up a couple of “oops” marks.  The label also helped.  I love layering the Pretty Label Punch and this time I added  Stitched Shapes circle as the bottom layer, which really makes the greeting front and center.

This stamp set is fabulous, and I have seen some really out-of-the-box cards using it on Pinterest and demo sites on facebook.  I’ve recently fallen in love with the two step tiny acorn stamps and will be sharing a card featuring them later this week!

Here’s my card:GDPcolor

Here’s the challenge:

Have a Peachy day!!

Color Throwdown # 455

Colors this week for #ctd455 were pink, lavender, teal, and white.  I need a baby shower card for my soon-to-be great niece, and thought this would be a good color combination.   I have to admit though, the end result is not at all what I started making.

As this card evolved, i decided that I wanted to have both sides of the baby elephant showing on the card, so I used a Dutch fold card I found on Pinterest, as posted by  It is such an easy card to make and it took me much longer to do the card than it should have.  However, it’s relaxing and fun to watch a pile of paper, some ink, punches, stamps, and markers come together in a card I can use.

Here’s my card:

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I love this fun fold!  So many possibilities!

Here’s the #ctd sketch:

Have a Peachy day!



The Freshly Made Sketches challenge is all about clean and simple cards, which suits me just fine.   I needed another sympathy card, and used the Daisy Delight DSP with Tranquil Tide cardstock.  The challenge sketch calls for 2 columns of 2 pieces of paper, but I changed it a bit to 2 columns of 3 pieces of DSP.  I also matted on Tranquil Tide just to make the DSP pop instead of blending into the Whisper White.   It’s my interpretation of the sketch, so……..  I did include the sentiment in the correct spot using the Pretty Label punch.  The sentiment, We wish you God’s peace,  is one I have had for a number of years, and the manufacturer is long forgotten.  I wanted just a little something-something so I added the very fine Calypso Coral ribbon, but it still doesn’t make the card look fussy.

Here’s my card:


Here’s the challenge sketch:

Have a Peachy day!


Fab Friday #117

The Fab Friday challenge, #FF117, is a bi-weekly challenge and I was honored to be chosen as a Fab Fave at the beginning of the summer.  This week’s sketch was clean and simple with a focal circle and strip on top of part of the circle.  I pulled out Color Theory DSP,  A Little Wild clear mount stamp set and framelits, Label Me Pretty punch, and Stitched Shapes framelits, Crushed Curry chevron ribbon (retired), some Soft Suede ink, my blending pen, and markers in Crushed Curry, Tangelo Twist, and Peek-a-Boo Peach.  Oh yeah, the retired Hello stamp set and mini-dimensionals. When writing all the supplies  out I realized it sounds extensive, but this card went together pretty quickly.

Here’s my card:


The bear, elephant, and lion in this set are adorable!   I’ve already made a card with all 3 (see it here), just the honey bear (see it here), and the elephant (see it here), so it was time to showcase the lion.  I have found I love coloring, especially with the blending pen, because of the softer looks available when using it.  Crushed Curry was used for the body, Tangelo Twist for the main and part of the tail, and the Peek-a-Boo Peach was used for shading on the body and tip of the tail.  I used the framelits to cut out the lion and all I had to do was snip across the top of the mane.

A Stitched Shapes large circle in Crushed Curry Color Theory DSP, mounted with mini-dimensionals over the chevron ribbon mounted on Color Theory DSP.   I stamped hello right on the DSP mat, and used the Pretty Label punch on the same base DSP, used mini-dimensionals to mount the lion on the label, and the label on the circle.  Got everything together and wanted just a little something more, so I cut out a thin strip of the ombre Color Theory, punched it with my (retired) little tag punch and slipped it under the circle.  Now, I was done.  He’s so cute!

Here’s the Fab Friday sketch:

Have a Peachy day!