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Mojo alert!

Posted by on May 21, 2016 in Card, Design Ideas, stampin up | 1 comment

I think my mojo is returning!  The urge to create, to wake up anticipating inky fingers, and dreaming of color combinations seem to be creeping back into my consciousness.

With that burning desire near the surface here is a card that came to be.

Congrats to Ally!

Congrats to Ally!

My granddaughter is graduating this year with honors!  She has worked so hard taking accelerated classes and maintaining a high GPA (3.97  Darn that B in her freshman year!)  She is heading off to Augusta University Honors Program in pre-med in the fall.

This card was made with her in mind. School colors can be changed to match your grad’s school.

Card stock:  Night of Navy, Whisper White, Designer Paper, Coastal Cabana, Real Red

Night of Navy= 9 ¾ x 4 ¼-score at 5 ½, also ½ in circle (or metallic button)

Whisper White= 5 ¼ x 4, score top diagonally at the 2” mark-cut off corners at score mark (this forms point that fits inside the navy)

Designer paper= 4” square score diagonally at 1 7/8 on all sides fold in three sides to make small envelope to stash grad some cash- I folded the fourth side under but you can also just cut it off

Coastal Cabana- 4 ½ x 2 3/8 to cut out numbers using large numbers dies, also a 1 ¼ scallop circle for small envelope diploma accent

Real red 1” circle

8” gold cord or stitched ribbon frayed- fold in half and tie knot close to end then insert brad through ribbon knot and then through middle of top that forms grad cap

1 brad

Stamp= Teeny Tiny wishes “Happy Graduation”

Copy Paper= 1 1/4 in square of copy paper-curl using your bone folder and tie with gold cord


  1. Use diagonal plate on Stampin Score to score from 2 1/8 to opposite side, flip over and repeat on other side.
  2. On top, score from center 2 1/8” to the side 2 1/8” tick marks then cut off the corner pieces.

Enjoy your day and let your creativity or lack there of (that’s what the catalog is for ideas- copy those design ideas) rule your day. Smile, giggle and perhaps belly laugh at yourself- you are an entertainer!

Hugs to all of you!!

I welcome your questions or comments... leave them HERE.

Remember to Kiss Someone You Love




Smile You’re on Candid Camera

Posted by on May 18, 2016 in Card, Design Ideas, stampin up, Techniques | 13 comments



may blog hop brian

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s May Blog Hop!  As Stampin’ Up! demonstrators, we’ve already been able to order some fun, new products from the upcoming 2016 Annual Catalog.  What a thrill!  Today’s Blog Hop is filled with inspiring projects that feature sneak peeks of projects from the new catalog.  After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.



Sometime stamps just hit my funny bone.  One of the new hostess sets did just that, I am still all smiles.

The images are fun and can be used for all occasions.  Today’s card is designed for that someone special that always has your back.

I started with the two lady bugs walking side by side and stamped with Staz On black on silver paper.  A peach mat was cut using one of the nesting square framelets.  I stamped the Peek-a-boo Peach paper with the square stamp from the inside the Painter Palette easel to add some dimension. (Peach on peach)

The easel was stamped using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Very Vanilla paper and fussy cut.  I adhered the easel to a piece of designer paper from Playful Palette and then to the vanilla card base.

The frame from Painter’s Palette was finished by adhering the peach center square and then the silver lady bug piece.

The paper pack Playful Palette had the perfect colors for my project.  I used Peek A Boo Peach and Sweet Sugarplum ribbon.



The new nesting square framelets made the layers a breeze.  I love the push pin in the Emerald Envy!!

The new catalog is filled to the brim with exciting fun stamp sets and the In Colors are dreamy!



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

I welcome your questions or comments... leave them HERE.

Remember to Kiss Someone You Love




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. Natalie Bradley at
  4. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  5. Karen Browning at StampWithMeKZB
  6. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  7. Becky Volpp at Ink Blossom with Becky–you are here
  8. Lory Robinson at The Robin’s Nest Designs
  9. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations

May Paper Pumpkin Challenge

Posted by on May 17, 2016 in Card | 0 comments

I always enjoy the surprise when my little Paper Pumpkin box of wonderfulness arrives.  This month has cut out in the paper- LOVE IT!!

Here is a video to show how to put it together.  If you would like to subscribe click here.

After you watch the video I have a challenge for you.  Take the May paper pumpkin and create new and different cards, 3d pieces, scrapbook pages-whatever you like.  Then send me the pictures and I will feature them on my blog.

Lets get creative!!



Love the patterns on the card fronts, hmmm what can I make with them.  I am waiting for your pictures!

Hugs, make me smile!!

I welcome your questions or comments... leave them HERE.

Remember to Kiss Someone You Love





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