Life Is Beautiful – InKing Blog Hop

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s June 2017 Blog Hop! Today’s Blog Hop is filled with projects inspired by Stampin’ Up!’s 2017-2019 In Colors – Berry Burst, Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink and Tranquil Tide. What an amazing collection of new colors! We are excited to share our creations with these new colors. After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.


Colorful Seasons Bundle, 145348


I began my idea with two of the five In Colors, and ended  up using four of the five!  At least I left off the one I have been using continuously ….Lemon Lime Twist.

I believe that this set of new In Colors work together better than any every have before.  I also believe that this wonderful set and bundle, Colorful Seasons, is one of the most versatile sets in the catalog.  It covers, spring, summer, fall and winter.  What a deal!

The base of the card is Fresh Fig and Tranquil Tide. The flowers are stamped in Berry Burst and Powder Pink.  A few of them are cut out using the Colorful Seasons Thinlits Dies.  The sentiment is from the set as well.  (This set has AWESOME sentiments!!)  To make the sentiment more of a focal point, I stamped it in Tranquil Tide and cut it out using the Layering Circles Thinlit Dies.  I then went around the edge with the Tranquil Tide Stampin’ Write Marker.   I felt like this was a way to help it stand out without adding bulk.

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop,  Julie DiMatteo   Julie DiMatteo  @ 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. If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps
  3. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  4. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  5. Lisa Pretto at Ink Big Academy Stamps
  6. Louise Sharp at
  7. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  8. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  9. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  10. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  11. Rachael Shedeed at Blue Bonnet Stampin’

The supplies I used are listed below.  Clicking on any item will take you directly to my OnLine Store.  Please let me know if I can assist you in any way.



This is my first card with the Ribbon Of Courage stamp set. There is a bundle with a matching die cut for the ribbon.  This set is Patty Bennett’s Million Dollar Achievement set.  When a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator reaches one million dollars in sales, they get to help create a stamp set.  WOW !!!  I believe this set will touch everyone and be used for every program that has a colored ribbon associated with it.  But enough rambling, here is my card.

Ribbon of Courage, 143855


I really love how this card turned out.  The coloring of the ribbon took a few minutes, but I feel was well worth the time.  I colored with Watercolor Pencils and then went over each color with the blender pen.  I am not sure which is the star of the show though.  The ribbon or the Ruffled Embossing folder.  Oh My!  It looks good in the picture but is just beautiful in person.

The Ruffled Embossing Folder is a new item in this catalog.  It is one of the much thicker folders so takes a little different approach when you use it.  Because it gives such dimension to the card stock, you should spritz it with a little bit of water before placing it in the folder.  Once in the folder remember that you need a different “sandwich” for your Big Shot.  You use the Multi-purpose platform, the embossing folder, and a Top cutting pad.  That is all.  You do not have a cutting pad between the platform and the embossing folder when you use these thicker embossing folders.

The ribbon is cut out using the Layering Ovals Thinlit Dies. The Marina Mist layer is cut using the next size of the Layering Oval Dies.  For a little extra zing, I added some Crushed Curry Mini Chevron Ribbon.  I stamped “Courage” from the stamp set and punched it out using the Classic Label Punch.  And for some bling I placed a purple heart from the Regals Enamel Shapes.

I hope you like today’s card.  I very much appreciate your comments.  The June Host Special is still in effect if you would like to host a party or just place an order.  I would be happy to assist you.

The items I used for this card are listed below.  You can click on any item and be taken to my Online store.


You’ve Got Style

I have to say that I laughed when I first saw this You’ve Got Style set in the new catalog.  I love the ladies and the sentiments.  I hope I did her justice in today’s card.


You’ve Got Style, 143898


Isn’t she just hilarious?  I love her style!  And when I was looking for my color inspirations and landed on the Foil Frenzy DSP, I knew it was perfect.  Then when it came to putting the card together I could not bring myself to align it normally.  The lady just shouted wacky!  So that is how she ended up.

The base is Thick Whisper White card stock.  The next layers are each the normal smaller layers of Berry Burst card stock, and Foil Frenzy DSP.  The lady has a layer of Berry Burst card stock as well.  As does the sentiment.  The lady is stamped in Basic Gray Archival Ink and then colored with Watercolor Pencils and a Blender Pen.  To give it a little more sparkle I added a couple of the Iridescent Sequins and gave the fir on color, cuffs, and hat brim a touch of Clear Wink of Stella.  I believe anyone would have a smile on their face if they received this  Sassy Lady in the mail.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today.  If you have any questions, or comments, please let me know.  And remember our great Host Rewards Special for June.




The supplies I used today are:


An Eastern Note

When I first saw this suite I was not sure that I would use it.  Then as I saw the cards and ideas that were being created  with it, I thought “This may be ok”.  And when I played with it…. I was hooked!!  Oh My!  The entire suite is just the best.  Today’s card is another of my play dates with this stamp set and the new InColors.


Eastern Beauty Bundle, 145308


I would apologize for continually using Lemon Lime Twist…..But I cannot….. It is my current addiction.  I just love how it seems to coordinate with everything.

I did use the New (actually an old item returning) Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets!  If you use the framelits, and especially the word framelits, this is a must have.  You adhere the sheet to your card stock and then use the framlit  to cut out your design or words.  NOTE: Remember to put the adhesive side on the bottom.  You don’t want your words to be upside down!  I used the adhesive sheets on all three pieces of my design. After die cutting just remove the paper and it is covered in sticky goodness.  No more glue everywhere for me.

As you can see there is very little stamping on this card.  The base of the card is Thick Whisper White card stock. I used four of the new InColors and then just stamped that cute saying underneath.  The center of the design is one of the Glitter Enamel Dots.

I hope you will give this wonderful Eastern Beauty Suite a chance.  It is definitely a keeper!!

The products I used are listed below.  Thank you for stopping by and I thank you for your comments.



Just Breathe

Just Breathe!  Isn’t that an awesome statement?  With everyone’s busy schedule it would be nice to just sit and relax.  I hope that is what this card reflects.


Colorful Seasons Bundle, 145348


I know that I just shared a relaxing chair on the beach last week.  But after playing with this technique, I could not wait to share it.  Brian King shared this method with our team at a downline meeting a few months ago.  It is actually very simple , and somewhat addicting!!  You use baby wipes and the ink pad.  That is it!!  Just use the baby wipe like you would a sponge and touch it to the card.  This background is one of about five I played with.  Some were just eclectic backgrounds and a few were like this one with me attempting a landscape.  Please give it a try\

For my background I used Old Olive for the grass, Soft Sky for the sky, and Peekaboo Peach for the sun.  The adirondack chair and the little drink on the arm of the chair are from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies. The Just Breathe is from Colorful Seasons stamp set.  They both are included in the Colorful Seasons Bundle with a 10% savings! 

This bundle is a must have.  It covers all the seasons and is so fun to play with.  The fonts used for the sentiments are just wonderful and the dies are so easy to use.  It was at the top of my bundle wish list for this new catalog.

Thank you so much for stopping at my blog. I very much appreciate it.

The products I used are listed below:  Minus the baby wipes 🙂


I Like You #GDP090

Today’s card is a super easy card and my first Global Design Project Challenge !!  I am excited and nervous.  My wonderful upline Brian King challenged us to join in.  The first picture is the design layout we are supposed to CASE.


You are allowed quite a bit of flexibility in your interpretation of the challenge design.  But it being my first time, I didn’t go too far away from the drawing.  Here is my card:


Oh So Eclectic , 143940


I am in love with the new InColors from Stampin’ Up!  The two I used in this card are Tranquil Tide and Berry Burst.  I think they are so rich and bright.  The DSP is the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack.  It is 4 each of 2 double-sided designs of all 5 of the new In Colors.  WOW!  They are gorgeous!

The stamp set is Oh So Eclectic and I just used the two step single flower.  The flower is Berry Burst and I colored in the stem with a Pear Pizzaz marker.  I then fussy cut the flower and glued it to a 2″ Circle punched from Tranquil Tide card stock. The greeting is from Oh So Eclectic as well and is stamped in Berry Burst.  It is punched with the Classic Label Punch.  I added a new Glitter Enamel Dot for some sparkle.

You can tell that I did not follow exactly the diagram. Instead of a ribbon and bow I just used a strip of Whisper White card stock to run down the side and behind the focal point.  And that is my simple card.

Thank you for visiting today!  You can go to the Global Design Project page and check out all of the cards that are linked there.

The supplies I used are listed below.