Just Breath for InKing Royalty August Blog Hop

 

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s August Blog Hop! This year’s Blog Hop themes are inspired by popular songs – this month’s song is “Dog Days Are Over.” While we still feel the heat from a long, hot summer, August is a perfect time of year to start planning our Fall-themed cards. The projects in our hop will showcase Autumn, back-to-school and warm colors – you might even see a dog or two! 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.

I racked my brain for an End of Summer type card and kept coming up blank.  Then I went out to fill the bird feeders and thought of the Blue Sunflower card I did previously.  The light bulb came on!!!  So I did an updated version of that.  You can see the original card HERE.   For the updated version I thought of a big sigh of relief .  School has started back, all the before school and last minute chores are taken care of, and you can just take a breath and relax.  That is  relax for the few minutes before the holiday season begins!

 

Stampin' Up!, Painted Harvest, Colorful Season, Detailed Dragonfly, Jackie Beers

Painted Harvest, 144783

 

I played around with different items across the front of this Double Z Fold Card.  I kept coming back to the sentiment from Colorful Season “Just Breathe”.  I love that and it totally described what my idea of the Hop Theme is.  Since it was too large to stamp on the strip running across the front, I fussy cut around the sentiment.  I was pleasantly surprised that I really like how it came out.

Here is a picture of the card opened.

 

I left the sentiment spot blank.  I felt like there were actually two sentiments and that gives me room to write a short note to the recipient.  But when you make it, feel free to add another sentiment!  As always, the list of supplies I used are at the bottom of the post.

 

COLOR COMBINATION:

 

 

MEASUREMENTS:

  • The base is 4 1/4 X 11, scored at 2 3/4, and 5 1/2.  Z fold and burnish
  • The Mango pieces are 4 X 5 1/4, 2 @ 2 5/8 X 4
  • The Wood DSP pieces are 3 7/8 X 5 1/8, 1 @ 2 1/2 X 3 7/8, and a white at 2 1/2 X 3 7/8
  • The base strip is 1 X 11, scored at 2 3/4 and 5 1/2. Z folded and burnished
  • The strip pieces are:  Mango: 7/8 X 5 1/8, 2 @ 7/8 X 2 1/2 . DSP is 3/4 X 5, 2 @ 3/4 X 2 3/8

 

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

 

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Nina King at InkPaperSequins
  3. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  4. Rachael Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin’
  5. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  6. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  7. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  8. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  9. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
  10. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  11. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
  12. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  13. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  14. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie

 

 


 

 


 


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Love What You Do

Today’s card is perfect for what I am going to be doing later this morning.  Today is the day that Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators get to register for the 30th Anniversary Convention.  WooHoo!!  What is perfect is that I started today’s card without really thinking about that.  The subconscious at work!

 

Stampin' Up!, Love What You Do, Apron Of Love, Garden Impressions, Jackie Beers

Apron Of Love, 145835

I was thrilled when this Apron Of Love set, with it’s matching Framelits, carried over to the new catalog.  It has so much that can be related to an apron.  To me, it brings back fond memories of an Aunt trying to teach me to cook.  (Unfortunately it did not take!)  I also remember my first Stampin’ Up! party/workshop I attended and the demonstrator wearing the SU apron.  And yes, I do have a SU apron.

I made my apron a stamping apron and you can see the card sticking out of the pocket.  It is paired with the Garden Impressions 6X6 Designer Series Paper.  The colors are gorgeous in this DSP.

Yes, I do Love What I Do!!!  And I hope you are inspired by today’s card.  I have listed all of the supplies at the bottom of the post.  This would have been a perfect card when the last Join Promotion was going on.  Oh Well, it fits with my excitement of registering for OnStage.  I get to hang out and stamp with my fellow demonstrators from around the country, and some from around the world!

Thank you for visiting today.  I greatly appreciate each time you check out my posts.

 

Measurements:

  • Base is 5 1/2 X 8 folded in half
  • Black is 5 3/8 X 4 1/8
  • DSP is 5 1/4 X 4
  • Small Black is 3 5/8 X 2 3/8
  • White is 3 1/2 X 2 1/4

 

 


 

 


 


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Price: $110.00

 

 

 

The Greatest

I have found myself using quite a bit more Designer Series Paper in the last few months than I ever have.  I am not sure why, but I am loving all of the DSP in the new Annual Catalog from Stampin’ Up!.  They do know how to pick beautiful paper.  Today’s card is carrying on that trend.  I have used the Tropical Escape DSP.

 

Tropical Chic Bundle, 148339

 

Since this DSP debuted I have  used more Blushing Bride card stock than in the last several years.  Suddenly it is perfect to pair with several different colors.  Here is my color combination for today.  It came from the DSP of course.

 

COLOR COMBINATION:

 

 

The Granny Apple Green layer is the Bokah Dots stamp set.  I love the look of texture it gives!  For the flower, I used the Blushing Bride Stampin’ Write Marker to color the entire flower.  I then took the Poppy Parade Stampin’ Write Marker and lightly went around the edges and the inner lines.  Mango Melody is the perfect bright color to compliment the others.  The sentiment is stamped in Poppy Parade as well and punched out with the Tailored Tag Punch.  The edge is also from the Poppy Parade marker.  I simple ran the side of the brush tip around the edge of the cut out.  Easy Peasy!  Having the matching Framelits for this stamp set makes this a very quick card.  I love that….

 

MEASUREMENTS:

  • Base Card of Blushing Bride is 4 1/4 X 11
  • Shaded Spruce layer is 5 1/4 X 4
  • DSP layer is 5 3/8 X 3 7/8
  • Blushing Bride small layer is 3 5/8 X 2 1/2
  • Bokah Dots layer is 3 1/2 X 2 3/8

 

Thank you for stopping by today!  I very  much appreciate it.  Please remember that July is almost over.  Where has the time gone????  But most importantly, the ultimate JOIN promotion is almost over.  Not only do you get the great Starter Kit, but you get 10 FREE Ink Pads.  And to top that off……this is Stampin’ Up!’s 30th Anniversary.  The Demonstrator Convention is going to be in Orlando this November.  By joining my team now, you will be able to register for this sure to be AWESOME event.  WooHoo !!!  If you are at all interested, I would love to talk with you about this great opportunity.

 

 


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ITEM DESCRIPTION PAGE PRICE (USD) PRICE (CAD)
146338 Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper 189 $11.00 $15.00
146284 Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper 189 $11.00 $15.00
146921 Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper 189 $11.00 $15.00
146902 Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper 190 $11.00 $15.00
146897 Best Route Designer Series Paper 190 $11.00 $15.00
146913 Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper 190 $11.00 $15.00
146331 Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper 190 $11.00 $15.00
146289 Garden Impressions 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper 191 $11.00 $15.00
146916 Tropical Escape 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper 191 $11.00 $15.00
144177 Wood Textures 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper 191 $11.00 $15.00

 


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Price: $110.00

 

 

 

Blue Harvest

You will laugh over the inspiration for today’s card!  We have several bird feeders on the edge of our backyard.  When I was refilling them yesterday I noticed some tiny corn and sunflowers trying to grow.  Who would have thought you could grow plants from birdseed.  Anyway…..that was the inspiration for today’s card.

 

Painted Harvest, 144783

 

Color Combination:

 

 

Of course I took creative license in making the sunflowers blue!  LOL!!  The area where our bird feeders are located back up to the neighbor’s privacy fence resulting the use of the Wood Textures DSP for the stamping surface.  You never know where inspiration will come from!

 

I don’t normally show other photos, but I have to share this one with you.  I live north of Atlanta and we get strange weather.  Well yesterday afternoon was the strangest yet, and a little scary.  We had the largest hail storm I have ever seen.  What do you think?

These are in my husband’s hands so they really are quite large, and oddly shaped.  It sounded like golfballs being hit against our garage door and gutters.  We had just been in the yard when it happened and ran into the garage.  So I am not sure how bad it was inside the house.  Yikes!  I hope not to repeat that again.

 

Okay!  Thank you for visiting today.  The supplies I used are at the bottom of the page.  And you will be surprised at how little supplies were used.  Although I do have to say that I am growing more and more in love with the Mango Melody color!!

 

 


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ITEM DESCRIPTION PAGE PRICE (USD) PRICE (CAD)
146338 Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper 189 $11.00 $15.00
146284 Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper 189 $11.00 $15.00
146921 Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper 189 $11.00 $15.00
146902 Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper 190 $11.00 $15.00
146897 Best Route Designer Series Paper 190 $11.00 $15.00
146913 Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper 190 $11.00 $15.00
146331 Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper 190 $11.00 $15.00
146289 Garden Impressions 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper 191 $11.00 $15.00
146916 Tropical Escape 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper 191 $11.00 $15.00
144177 Wood Textures 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper 191 $11.00 $15.00

 


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Detailed Smiles

I have another quick and easy card today.  I am also showcasing the beautiful Highland Heather from the Stampin’ Up! Color Revamp.  It is gorgeous!  And I am once again using the Detailed With Love stamp set.  It is a very versatile set for sure.

 

Detailed with Love, 146606

 

I have also, for the first time, used the new Stampin’ Up! Embossing Mats.  I used it for the detailed cutting in the center of the card.  I may not have needed to do that, but I did not have a lot of time and didn’t want to mess up the card.  So I played it safe and I love the outcome. I will definitely be playing with these mats more in the near future.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  This is a very simple layout that could be utilized in a variety of ways.  I hope you will give it a try.

Be sure and check out all of the current Specials going on right now.  The Super Joining Bonus is the best I have ever seen.  I would love to talk with you about joining my team.  There is no pressure to continue and you still get a lot of wonderful product for your money.

 

MEASUREMENTS:

  • Card base is 11 X 4 1/4
  • Heather layer is 5 1/4 X 4
  • White strip is 1/2 X 4

 

 


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ITEM DESCRIPTION PAGE PRICE (USD) PRICE (CAD)
146338 Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper 189 $11.00 $15.00
146284 Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper 189 $11.00 $15.00
146921 Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper 189 $11.00 $15.00
146902 Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper 190 $11.00 $15.00
146897 Best Route Designer Series Paper 190 $11.00 $15.00
146913 Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper 190 $11.00 $15.00
146331 Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper 190 $11.00 $15.00
146289 Garden Impressions 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper 191 $11.00 $15.00
146916 Tropical Escape 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper 191 $11.00 $15.00
144177 Wood Textures 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper 191 $11.00 $15.00

 


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Detailed With Love

The card I have made for today is a little bit different.  I have mostly focused on the punch instead of the stamp set or paper.  It is the Detailed Trio Punch.  I really like it.  As described, there are three punches in one.  A Corner Rounder, YAY!!, a Flower, and a Ribbon Slot.  It is a great tool to have in your tool bag.

 

Detailed With Love, 146606

 

I wanted to focus on the punch, so I kept the rest of the card pretty simple.  The ribbon is the gorgeous Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon.  It comes in Whisper White or Very Vanilla.  Other than the ribbon the layers are the focal point.

Thank you for visiting today.  I hope you will come back tomorrow for another new card.  And please check out the Specials Deals going on.  The Join and get a SET of Ink Pads is an all time greatest offer!! I would love to talk with you about joining my team of stampers.

MEASUREMENTS:

  • the layers are 2 1/2 X 3,  2 3/4 X 3 1/4,  and 3 X 3 1/2

 

 

 


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ITEM DESCRIPTION PAGE PRICE (USD) PRICE (CAD)
146338 Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper 189 $11.00 $15.00
146284 Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper 189 $11.00 $15.00
146921 Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper 189 $11.00 $15.00
146902 Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper 190 $11.00 $15.00
146897 Best Route Designer Series Paper 190 $11.00 $15.00
146913 Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper 190 $11.00 $15.00
146331 Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper 190 $11.00 $15.00
146289 Garden Impressions 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper 191 $11.00 $15.00
146916 Tropical Escape 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper 191 $11.00 $15.00
144177 Wood Textures 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper 191 $11.00 $15.00

 


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