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  • You’re My Lobster


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  • Last month was my husband and my 15th wedding anniversary. I do not feel old enough to have been married this long, but apparently it’s true! 🙂 One of our favorite Friends episodes is when Phoebe says that Rachel is Ross’s lobster … Continue reading


  • Christmas Card Idea


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  • And I’m working on some Christmas card ideas to stay fresh and not get stagnant painting homes. I LOVE painting people’s homes, I just needed a little reprieve. 🙂 Vintage (and vintage-style) Christmas cards are my favorite. So I’m playing … Continue reading


  • Watercolor Cardinal Lovebirds


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  • The first time I sketched and painted birds, I didn’t enjoy the process very much. But, then that’s the point of having an art journal. I can work out the kinks, the frustrations, and get used to the subject all … Continue reading


  • Back to School Cards for Students


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  • I’m about to start back to school in my second year as a teacher. It’s been the perfect transition for me to step out of wedding planning and also focus on creating art. In the process, I’ve fallen in love … Continue reading


  • Christmas in July Blog Hop


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  • Welcome to InKing Royalty’s July Blog Hop!  Can you believe we are half-way to Christmas?  It might seem a bit early to start looking at wintry scenes and holiday goodies, but there are so many great products in Stampin’ Up!’s … Continue reading


  • Mint Green and Black Cards


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  • A few days back, I came across a random photo someone shared of a collection of mint green and black stamped cards that I absolutely LOVED! I finally figured out who shared it – it was fellow stamper Melinda Kok, … Continue reading


  • Summer Crafting


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  • This summer, one of my big plans was to craft my behind off. And, so far, I’ve kept my promise to myself… Here’s a batch of fabulous, random cards I made for you to enjoy.         PS … Continue reading


  • Custom Watercolor Bookmarks


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  • Last week, I received a custom order on my Etsy shop for 60 watercolor bookmarks that will be favors for a floral themed bridal shower this summer. I had the best time making these. Aren’t they beautiful?! I truly hope they … Continue reading


  • Loving Emerald Envy


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  • Welcome to InKing Royalty’s June Blog Hop!  Stampin’ Up!’s 2016 Annual Catalog introduced us to five new In Colors:  Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach and Sweet Sugarplum.  What a beautiful collection of versatile colors!  Today’s Blog Hop … Continue reading


  • Birthday, Bride, Baby Pals Stampin’ Up! Blog Hop


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  • 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 based on “B“ themes such as Birthday, Bride or Baby. We hope to provide … Continue reading


  • Sneak Peek Stampin Up! Blog Hop


  • 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 … Continue reading


  • 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 … Continue reading


  • 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 … Continue reading


  • Families First – A Sweet Mother’s Day Gift



  • Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for April 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 all about our families. This … Continue reading


  • Easter Card Ideas and a Blog Hop



  • Welcome to our Blog Hop! Easter and Passover are quickly approaching, and today we have some great ideas, inspiration, tips, resources and how-to for you this Easter or Passover holiday as you move along through the blog hop. You may just be … Continue reading


  • Fun with Flowers Blog Hop


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  • Welcome to InKing Royalty’s March Blog Hop!  Stampin’ Up!’s Occasions Catalog and Annual Catalog are filled with amazing products that help you celebrate Spring with style.  With floral stamp sets, dies and printed papers, you can’t go wrong as you … Continue reading


  • Spring has Sprung Pals Blog Hop


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  • Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for March 2016. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our new 2016 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month we are featuring Spring and Spring related projects. We hope you … Continue reading


  • Spring Floral Watercolor Bookmarks


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  • Spring is (almost) in the air! Welcome to our Blog Hop! We are eagerly awaiting spring and today we have some great ideas, inspiration, tips, resources and how-to for you this Spring as you move along through the blog hop. You may … Continue reading


  • It’s Your Birthday Blog Hop


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  •   Welcome to InKing Royalty’s February Blog Hop!  Stampin’ Up!’s Occasions Catalog is filled with amazing products to help you celebrate birthdays in style – from festive balloons to birthday buds, there’s something for everyone.  Today’s It’s Your Birthday Blog … Continue reading


  • Handmade Christmas



  • Welcome to our Blog Hop, Happy Holidays, and Merry Christmas to you! We have some great ideas, inspiration, tips, resources and how-to for you during this holiday season as you move along through the blog hop. You may just be … Continue reading


  • New Hues Review and Pals Blog Hop


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  • Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for July. This month we are excited to show off the new 2015 – 2017 Stampin’ Up! In Colors, namely, Cucumber Crush, Delightful Dijon, Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe and Watermelon Wonder. The In … Continue reading


  • New on Etsy!



  • Right now I’m also stocking up my Etsy shop as much as I can for the upcoming holiday season. Yep, you read that right. It’s basically Christmas in July around here. I have SO many orders that come in for my … Continue reading


  • June 2015 Pals Blog Hop | Moments Like These Card


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  • Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for June.  This month we are excited to show off new Stampin’ Up! products from the just released 2015 – 2016 annual catalog.  We hope you find great inspiration from the projects.  Get your … Continue reading


  • Father’s Day Ideas


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  • Welcome to our May Blog Hop! This month we are focusing on all things Father’s Day…it’s only a few weeks away! Get ready for some great ideas, inspiration and how to as you move along through the blog hop. You may just be … Continue reading


  • Video – May 2015 Paper Pumpkin



  • I just got my May Paper Pumpkin kit and I love it!   Have you seen the May Paper Pumpkin kit yet? Watch the Stampin’ Up! May Paper Pumpkin Video to learn just how fun and easy Paper Pumpkin monthly kits … Continue reading


  • {Pals Blog Hop} DIY Bridal Shower Details



  • Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for May where we are preparing for the retirement of some Stampin’ Up! products.  Though it may be goodbye to some very loved supplies, it will make room for the much anticipated new catalog … Continue reading


  • Nautical Enclosure Card


  • Stampin' Up Nautical Sea Street Enclosure Card, Natalie Bradley

  • I’m participating in The Paper Players Color Challenge today – #PP244 to use these colors – This is the time of year for showers, birthday parties and get-togethers of all types, so when I saw this color challenge, I knew … Continue reading


  • Something for Baby Place Cards


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  • I love showers of all types, but baby showers are particularly fun to incorporate cute and sweet elements throughout. So today I just want to share simple, yet perfect place cards for a baby shower that you can easily create! … Continue reading


  • Thank You Card Made from Scraps


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  • Confession: I hoard pretty paper. I simply cannot bring myself to throw away – well recycle- perfectly fabulous pieces of paper and card stock. It seems fundamentally wrong and makes me feel ill. My husband is always asking me why … Continue reading


  • Just Because Card


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  • I was invited to participate in the Quirky Crafts Challenge #9 “let’s go on a journey” theme and love how this card turned out. It’s a perfect “just because” or any occasion card. Very clean, simple, crisp and perfect for this … Continue reading


  • A Birthday Gift Presentation


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  • April is a big birthday month in our home – my husband’s birthday is on April 13th and mine is on April 18th, then my Grandmama’s birthday is April 21, and my brother-in-law’s birthday is April 10. So we have … Continue reading


  • Watercolor Sympathy Card


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  • Watercolor cards are high on my list of loves right now. And I’ve had so many wonderful responses from my Watercolor Mother’s Day Greeting Card and Place Cards that I decided to use the same stamp and create a “Thinking … Continue reading


  • Something for Baby Card


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  • I just found out that one of our wedding couples is expecting a sweet baby girl, so I got inspired to create a baby card to send their way. I love smaller cards – they may be my favorite actually. I … Continue reading


  • Cycle Celebration Birthday Card {PP243}


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  • I just love this sweet Cycle Celebration stamp set combined with the Celebrate Today stamp set from Stampin’ Up! The whimsical design the two create when used together really just makes me (and recipients of this card) smile! So when … Continue reading


  • Last Chance for Retiring Items


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  • It’s your last chance to get your hands on the retiring items from Stampin’ Up!  


  • Watercolor Mother’s Day Greeting Card


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  • Create a handmade greeting card for your mom that looks like a real artist created it! All you need to do is stamp the sentiment and the flower designs, then take a watercolor brush or aqua painter (pictured below) and … Continue reading


  • Simple and Clean Graduation Card


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  •   So my little brother is graduating from high school this year. He was born when I was a senior in high school if you can believe it…. he’s 17 years and 9 months younger than me to be exact. … Continue reading


  • Mother’s Day Ideas


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  • Welcome to our April Blog Hop! This month we are focusing on all things Mother’s Day…it’s only a couple of weeks away! Get ready for some great ideas, inspiration and how to as you move along through the blog hop. You may … Continue reading


  • Navy Blue and Cream Hand Stamped Thank You Notes


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  • If you’re looking for a tailored thank you note, I’ve got the perfect design for you today! I am very much so on a clean, simple and quick card tangent as of late, and these turned out so perfect! If … Continue reading


  • Hand-Stamped Baby Thank You Notes


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  • Don’t you just love sweet little baby feet? I know I do and I definitely wish I had made some of these sweet baby footprint cards to use as thank you notes when I was pregnant with Miss Priss! I’ve … Continue reading