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Posted by on Dec 14, 2016 in Christmas, Gift tags, Christmas | 3 comments



Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for December 2016. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our new 2016 Blog Hop monthly themes. This month our projects showcase products that can add sparkle and/or shine for a finishing touch. We hope to provide you with lots of ideas and that you enjoy our creations.
You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below. The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

Placed his Top Hat on his head and began to dance around...

Placed his Top Hat on his head and began to dance around…


Have you ever started cleaning your craft stash and find an exexpected item or two or perhap 10.

This little wreath fell into that category.  Wanna build a snowman? The wreath was the perfect place to build a Swirly Scribbles snowman (pardon the Frozen pun).

Made of vellum (no Snow in Georgia) the snowman sits atop his imaginary mound of snow.  He is lit with red and green lights that are twinkling.  (The lights are borrowed from my Ugly Sweater ensemble.)  The Emerald Envy ribbon is woven through the vines for some added color.

No self respecting snowman goes without a hat

No self respecting snowman goes without a hat

A small piece of real red ribbon makes a perfect scarf.  Although I have always struggled with the concept that snowmen need to be kept warm?!?!?!

Blinking of bright red and green

Blinking of bright red and green

Blinking bright red and green, wait I think I am mixing my caroles.  The light tucked right into the snowmound.  I thought this was a cute little project that children would have some fun making.

Enjoy your holiday season, Merry Christmas to all!!  Spread the love and give a hug!!

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

Remember to Kiss Someone You Love




Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop!
Blog Hop Line-up:

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  3. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
  4. Staci Rivera at Clever Bow Tie Designs
  5. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  6. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  7. Karen Zaring Browning at
  8. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  9. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  10. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  11. Becky Volpp at InkBlossomwithBecky         You are here
  12. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  13. Angela Curry at Kindred Stampers
  14. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  15. Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles
  16. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  17. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  18. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  19. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
  20. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  21. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  22. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
  23. Lynn Tague at Beyond Beaches & Blessings
  24. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts

Christmas Wishes

Posted by on Dec 13, 2016 in Christmas, Techniques | 5 comments


Welcome to InKing Royalty’s December Blog Hop!  While Stampin’ Up! demonstrators are actively ordering from the 2017 Occasions Catalog and earning products from the 2017 Sale-a-Bration brochure, we are also getting ready for the upcoming holidays.  We are excited to share some fun winter-themed projects with you!  Today’s Winter Wishes Blog Hop is filled with inspiring projects that feature each artist’s take on Winter.  After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

This project uses some old and new dies.  Some are so old, the Bigz dies, I do not think they are even made anymore.  But they all worked perfectly to help me make a interactive Christmas tree for my grandson Kenelm (8 1/2 mo old) and his brother 3 and sister 6.

Do you recognize some of the dies??

Tree of delight

Tree of delight

Cutting felt  with the Bigz dies was a breeze, the thinlets needed three shims of card stock but they finally worked.  The ornaments are all backed with pellon iron on backing which has a stiff felt-like finish so the ornaments did not need velcro to stick.  Easy for little finger to pull off and put back on.

So do you recognize the dies?? Elegant Bird, Care Bear (who seems to be winking) Snow Pals snowman, Large Star, Large snow flake, House and Home, Candy cane from stocking elements to name a few.  I had fun cutting and then glueing on the details.

He's winking---flirting??

He’s winking—flirting??

The tree is a 24 in half circle rolled into a cone shape and tied in the back with Emerald Envy ribbon.  Crop a dile holes made tying it together easy peezy.

Try your hand at creating something fun and unusual for your family and friends.  Enjoy the holidays and Merry Christmas to all!!  Give a hug for Christmas!!

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!

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

Remember to Kiss Someone You Love



  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Lisa Pretto at InkBig Academy Stamps
  3. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  4. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  5. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  6. Becky Volpp at InkBlossom with Becky   You are here
  7. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  8. Karen Browning at StampWithMeKZB
  9. Lory Robinson at The Robin’s Nest Designs
  10. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps

Year End Clearance-Big Savings

Posted by on Dec 1, 2016 in Card | 0 comments

Stampin’ Up! has been doing a little year-end cleaning, and we’ve got some great deals to offer you and your customers! Our Year-End Closeouts will include holiday retiring products, clearance rack items, and current high-inventory catalog products. Read below for promotion rules and information.




• Promotion period: December 1, 2016 – January 3, 2017
• All products (and discounts, if any) can be found in the Year-End Closeouts category of the online store.
• Year-end closeout items may be added to all order types: demonstrator, workshop, customer, and online.
• Clearance Rack items are only available while supplies last.
Following the Year-End Closeouts promotion, some products may remain on the Clearance Rack; other items may be removed from the Clearance Rack to be added at another undetermined time.
• High-inventory items will only be discounted through January 3; beginning
January 4, they will still be available, but at regular price.
Retiring item availability will follow standard retiring item rules:
• Retiring stamp sets are guaranteed available until December 21,
after which they will be only available while supplies last.
        • Retiring accessories will only be available while supplies last.
 Retiring items will only be available while supplies last. All retiring items
will be discontinued after January 3.
• We will provide a list of retiring items in a sortable Excel file and a PDF.
The files will be updated Monday through Friday at 4:00 PM (MT).
Other Year-End Closeouts products and applicable discounts can
be found in the online store.
• To see the list of holiday carryover items, click here.
• No minimum purchase is required to participate in Year-End Closeouts.
• Year-End Closeouts are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards with qualifying orders.
• New demonstrators may add Year-End Closeouts items to their Starter Kit.
• Items and discounts may vary by market depending on inventory levels.

Promotion Deadlines :

Phone: January 3, 2017, by 6:50 PM (MT)
• OEX/Online: January 3, 2017, by 11:50 PM (MT)

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