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    Sneak Peek Stampin Up! Blog Hop

    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.

    I’m completely in love with the new catalog, just like every other person I know who has seen it. Buckle up, because you’re pretty much going to want one of everything. Today, I’m sharing a few SUPER simple watercolor and stamped image cards that I made using two different hostess stamp sets and watercolored using the new In Color inks and designer papers from the new catty. I also CASEd these cards from The Paper Caper (a Stampin’ Up! Artisan team member) … I LOVE them and they were so much fun to make!

    Now, when Jess (The Paper Caper) made these, she used a masking technique, but I discovered that it was faster for me to just watercolor AROUND the stamped image.

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    stampin up , Inking Royalty Blog Hop, watercolor card, natalie bradley crafts, 2016-2017 Stampin Up catalog sneak peeks

    So, here’s how you do this …

    1. Stamp the image using StazOn ink – the watercoloring won’t affect it at all!
    2. Now use your Aqua Painter and one of the new In Colors for 2016-2018 and water color as desired around the image. If you accidentally go over the image, you may love the end result, but if you don’t like that, make sure you have a paper towel handy and remove the water and color immediately. Watercoloring is very forgiving… You’ll notice on the light bulbs, that I actually did watercolor inside that image with a slightly darker color. Basically, do whatever makes you happy. There are no rules!
    3. On the light bulb and camera cards, I decided it would also be fun to add a little wink of stella action to where the light would be to give it a little something extra. I really love the way this turned out!
    4. I accented some of the cards with the new In Color designer paper colors to make the ink pop off the page a bit more.

    Have fun with the new catalog and I can’t wait to see all the new creations!

    Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hopRobin 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!

    Blessings,
    Natalie

    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 NatalieBradley.com << you are here!
    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
    8. Lory Robinson at The Robin’s Nest Designs
    9. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations

    Stepping Up with Textures or Techniques Pals Blog Hop


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    Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for May 2016.  We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our new 2016 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month we are featuring projects that are “stepped up” by using textures or fun techniques. 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.

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    Today I’m featuring two cards I made using a new-to-me two-step technique. I just love the finished product you get from this combo technique!

    First, you emboss your image onto watercolor paper (very important for step two!) using embossing powder then heating with your embossing gun. Then, get your aqua painter out and watercolor your images as normal. The embossed image will repel the watercolor and make a fabulous outline for your stepped image. Finish off your card with a stamped sentiment and accent paper as desired!

    I truly love these techniques, especially because they’re so very easy to do!

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    stampin up Stepping Up with Textures or Techniques Pals Blog Hop, embossed watercolor card, natalie bradley crafts4

    stampin up Stepping Up with Textures or Techniques Pals Blog Hop, embossed watercolor card, natalie bradley crafts4

    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! 

    1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
    2. Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly’s Creative Corner
    3. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
    4. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
    5. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
    6. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
    7. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
    8. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
    9. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
    10. Natalie Bradley at NatalieBradley.com << you are here
    11. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
    12. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
    13. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
    14. Becky Volpp at InkBlossomwithBecky
    15. Peggy Noe at Prettypapercards
    16. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
    17. Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles
    18. Pam Dotts at Clearly Southern Stampin’
    19. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
    20. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
    21. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
    22. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
    23. Nicole Everitt at Stamp Scrap Love

    Mother’s Day Blog Hop


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    Welcome to our Blog Hop! Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and today we have some great ideas, inspiration, tips, resources and how-to for you this Mother’s Day for you and the ones you love as you move along through the blog hop.

    You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom on our Living with Style Blog Hop. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you make sure to see and learn from all of the articles featured here today.

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    I have a few fabulous ideas to share with you for this Mother’s Day!

    A few weeks ago, I discovered a new (to me) website that has all sorts of cute and fun ideas for Mother’s Day gifts! It’s called Florence Scovel and we have just found some wonderful gifts for the grandmothers and mothers in our family this Mother’s Day. I have to say that they ship quickly and have some incredible prices for their Mother’s Day gift section! I highly recommend them (and I’m not being paid in any way, shape, or form to say that!).

    Below are two necklaces we purchased for some loved ones in our family. Aren’t they precious?!

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    mother's day blog hop

    You can find them here! 

    The next fun idea is something handmade that you can share with the special moms in your life. I just made these for some cheerleading awards in our school, but the idea came to me that this would be perfect and beautiful for a Mother’s Day gift as well, just insert your favorite quote, poem, or scripture verse!

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    I hand-lettered the verse on gesso board (it’s canvas wrapped around a board, and is flat) with pencil first, then with gold acrylic paint. This particular size is 5″x7″, but you can do any size. Then I made a bow with ribbon tails, and hot glued those to the canvas gesso board.

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    These were really pretty simple and straightforward to make! Your mother or grandmother can then place this table-top on an easel, or hang on the wall!

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    Enjoy your Mother’s Day celebration with the ones you love!

    The next stop is Lory Robinson at The Robin’s Nest Designs on Living with Style Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you again next time around!

    Blog Hop Lineup:

    1. Natalie Bradley at NatalieBradley.com
    2. Lory Robinson at The Robin’s Nest Designs
    3. Kristy Stewart at Under My Gabled Roof
    4. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom

    Retiring In Colors Blog Hop


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    Welcome to InKing Royalty’s April Blog Hop!  Stampin’ Up! announced it’s retired list yesterday – while we are sad to see some of our favorite products leave the catalog, we are certain that some amazing new products are on their way.  As we introduce the 2016-2018 In Colors to you, we know we have to say goodbye to the 2014-2016 In Colors.  Today’s Blog Hop is filled with inspiring projects that share some great ideas – featuring Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon, Tangelo Twist, Blackberry Bliss and Mossy Meadow.  After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

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    I did a fun birthday card for a very sweet friend (who has a birthday this week… shhhh!) using Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon, Tangelo Twist, and Blackberry Twist. I also had a few scraps of DSP with these InColors that I worked in too to go with the same washi cake look. The stamp set I used to create this card is the “Build a Birthday” photopolymer stamp set. I just love how this card turned out and it was super simple to make! It’s the perfect card for #imbringingbirthdaysback too!

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

    Blessings,
    Natalie

    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. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
      3. Candy Ford at StampCandy
      4. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
      5. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
      6. Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly’s Creative Corner
      7. Karen Browning at StampWithMeKZB
      8. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
      9. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps
      10. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
      11. Natalie Bradley at NatalieBradley.com