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Bright and Cheery with the Inking Royalty Blog Hop

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s March Blog Hop!

Today’s hop is filled to the brim with projects that celebrate Spring and Summer. With inspiration from Katrina & the Waves’ song “Walking on Sunshine,” we’ve created projects that share the joy and excitement that accompany warmer weather. We are excited to share our projects with you.

After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

First, I feel like I need to introduce myself since it has been so long since I have blogged! #bloggerwoes

But here is the deal: I don’t love to blog. Yep, it just isn’t my jam.

But you know what I do love? Facebook 

and I love connecting and sharing with you, and I feel like I can do a better job of that on Facebook.

So 2 things:

I am committing to #365creativechallenge. I am going to share for 365 days straight on my FB page AND do a giveaway each day for those who stop by and comment. So make sure you are part of my page HERE 

Secondly, I am going to use my WEEKLY newsletter to offer sales, specials and PDFs. So make sure you are signed up for that HERE

and I will blog occasionally like today, when I am doing blog hops with my team, because that is way fun!

So today I went with my of my favorite color combos: yellow and gray, in the form of Daffodil Delight and Basic Gray:

Stampin'Up! Heartfelt Blooms, SaleABration 2018, Handmade card, Clean and simple, CAS, card sketch, tutorial, technique

Details:

  • I did a lot of layering on this card, so lets start with measurements. The card base is Stampin’Up! Thick Whisper White Cardstock cut to 5 1/2 x 8 1/2″. I love the Thick Whisper White for a sturdy card base.
  • The layers then followed: Basic Gray at 5 1/4 x 4″, Daffodil Delight at 5 x 3 3/4″ and Whisper White at 4 3/4 x 3 1/2″.
  • The floral image from Heartfelt Blooms was stamped in Daffodil Delight on a piece of 3 3/4 x 2 3/4″ Whisper White. It is layered on a piece of Basic Gray that measures 4 x 3″.
  • Heartfelt Blooms is a SaleABration stamp set which means you can get it for free with $50 purchase in my online store
  • I love this stamp set! Everyone loves a good floral, but I love how this one is so versatile. It can be modern, retro, vintage….it really takes on the flavor of whatever you put with it. And you can only get it free until the end of the month. #youhavebeenwarned
  • I think the Smoky Slate Gingham Ribbon is just the most perfect finishing touch to keep this card fresh and sharp

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

If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  3. Imogene Thomas at MomoMakes.com
  4. Lisa Pretto at Ink Big Academy Stamps
  5. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
  6. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  7. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  8. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  9. Nina King at InkPaperSequins
  10. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  11. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  12. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  13. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  14. Rachael Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin’
  15. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  16. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery

Last Call for Sale-a-Bration with The Remarkable InkBig Blog Hop!

The Remarkable InkBig Blog Hop

Welcome to the Remarkable InkBig Blog Hop for March 2018. This month our theme is Last Call for Sale-a-Bration!  You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog –Lisa Pretto @ InkBig Academy Stamps or you may have come from the person previous to me on the list. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you don’t miss any of the projects and inspiration.

 

First, I feel like I need to introduce myself since it has been so long since I have blogged! #bloggerwoes

But here is the deal: I don’t love to blog. Yep, it just isn’t my jam.

But you know what I do love? Facebook 

and I love connecting and sharing with you, and I feel like I can do a better job of that on Facebook.

So 2 things:

I am committing to #365creativechallenge. I am going to share for 365 days straight on my FB page AND do a giveaway each day for those who stop by and comment. So make sure you are part of my page HERE 

Secondly, I am going to use my WEEKLY newsletter to offer sales, specials and PDFs. So make sure you are signed up for that HERE

and I will blog occasionally when I am doing blog hops with my team, because that is way fun!

So today’s theme is all about the LAST CALL for SaleABration. SaleABration comes to a close the end of March and I have a couple items that I have fallen in love with and do not want you to miss out on!

This Spring Time Foils Designer Series Paper has to be one of my most favorite Stampin’Up! papers ever. It is stunning metallic prints on a creamy background. You know I am a clean and simple girl so I like to use it just as it is. But I have seen it colored and sponged to create one of a kind backgrounds.

  • 12 sheets of 12 x 12 paper
  • 3 each of four designs
  • Silver, Gold and Rose Gold
  • FREE with a $50 purchase

Confession time: I actually have 2 sets of the Celebrate Thinlit Dies because I was worried I might misplace one and knew I would want a back up. I love words and these sentiments perfectly cover almost every occasion!

They are one of the products you can earn for free with a $100 order during SAB, DEFINITELY worth it! I am smitten!

So here is my clean and simple card showcasing the two Stampin’Up! SaleABration items I sure don’t want you to miss:

Stampin'Up! SaleABration, Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper, Celebrate You thinlit dies, papercrafting, DIY, technique, tutorials

Details:

  • The card base is Stampin’Up! Thick Whisper White cardstock cut to 5 1/2 x 8 1/2. I lightly score it before folding for a clean crisp fold line.
  • The Basic Black layer is 4 x 5 1/4″ and the top layer of Whisper White is 3 3/4 x 5″
  • The Springtime Foil Designer Series Paper is cut to 2″ wide. It is attached to a piece of Basic Black that is 2 1/4″ wide.
  • I then laid it across the card front and trimmed off the excess (and saved it of course to use on another project!)
  • The sparkly “celebrate” was cropped out using the Celebrate You thinlits and Stampin’Up! Gold Glimmer Paper. i like to use our Fine Tipped Glue Pen to adhere the sentiment to the card.

Stampin'Up! SaleABration, Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper, Celebrate You thinlit dies, papercrafting, DIY, technique, tutorials

Thanks for taking part in our blog hop, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don’t want to miss. Remember that currently, you are on my blog –Lisa Pretto @ InkBig Academy Stamps, so check the blog hop line up list to see who is next on the list.


Stampin’Up! Hold onto Hope stamp set, 3 ways!

First, I feel like I need to introduce myself since it has been so long since I have blogged! #bloggerwoes

But here is the deal: I don’t love to blog. Yep, it just isn’t my jam.

But you know what I do love? Facebook 

and I love connecting and sharing with you, and I feel like I can do a better job of that on Facebook.

So 2 things:

I am committing to #365creativechallenge. I am going to share for 365 days straight on my FB page AND do a giveaway each day for those who stop by and comment. So make sure you are part of my page HERE 

Secondly, I am going to use my WEEKLY newsletter to offer sales, specials and PDFs. So make sure you are signed up for that HERE

and I will blog occasionally when I am doing blog hops with my team, because that is way fun!

I do have a fabulous share for you today from my InkBigAcademy Design Team that showcases the Hold on to Hope Bundle from the Occasions Catalog…..plus I have even more samples of this over on my Facebook Page today.

The Hold on to Hope bundle is such a beautiful set that you can use not only year round, but will make spectacular Easter cards

I love the monochromatic look of Fresh Fig on the card below.

Both the Brick Wall embossing folder and the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper add so much interest.

Stampin'Up! Hold on to Hope stamp set, bundle, Easter card, papercrafting, DIY, Tutorial, Technique

Lemon Lime Twist….can we have a moment. I have to be honest that when I got a preview of this color I was not excited. But once I had it in my craft room? It is my number one go to color. I love how well it plays with others and has a retro/hip/modern feel …. is that even a thing?

Isn’t this card so fresh and bright and cheery?

the church that I belong to has a Good Friday service that I rarely miss. It begins at noon and finishes at 3 pm. One of the last things they do is shroud the cross. It is so emotion filled….luckily we take the shroud off on Sunday morning, but that imagery will always stay with me.

Those emotions are so strikingly conveyed in the card below, and isn’t that sentiment just perfect?

I have some more samples of this bundle on my Facebook page today so be sure to pop over there, leave a comment and be entered to win today’s giveaway.

and don’t forget to sign up for my newsletter where I will share a weekly special, along with PDF’s for your use!

Happy Friday xoxo

lisa

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I need to order some more ribbons for packaging up goodies and I can ALWAYS use more folded notecards, Whisper White Cardstock, Thick Whisper White Cardstock, adhesives of all sorts and DIMENSIONALS….because if I don’t have at least 10 packs at the ready I get a little nervous!

So today is a great chance to stock up AND if you haven’t purchased the Stampin’Up! Season to Sparkle stamp set yet, my Design Team is totally going to make you want it #seriously #gorgeous. Reminder it retires soon and will be unavailable beginning January 2nd.

Here is what the stamp set looks like

Stampin'Up! season to sparkle stamp set

it is also part of a bundle and when you order the framelits at the same time you can save 10%

item #146225, $45

and check out these samples:

I love a rustic glam look and this one is impressive!

Stampin'Up! Season to Sparkle stamp set, Holiday Catalog, tips, techniques, tutorials, christmas, DIY, papercrafts

White embossing, a little watercolor and the Baby Wipe Technique make this a fun and special birthday cardWho knew that chandelier would also make the most perfect vase? Perfect to hold a trio of flowers made with the Stampin’Up! Daisy Punch, and those sparkly middles are courtesy of the Clear Faceted Gems

I love the colored rhinestones that make the perfect bling courtesy of a Bermuda Bay Blends

This is a WOW thanks to some great heat embossing on the background. Clear Embossing on Black always impresses. The Chandelier was cropped from our Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and ofers up an impressive sparkle. A show stopper for sure!

A shabby chic take on Christmas with the perfect pop of red on this final sample!

I told you that you would be impressed with these samples from the InkBig Design Team! I would love to know which one is your favorite!

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FREE SHIPPING from Stampin’Up!

I am a “shop on line” kind of girl so I am always excited about Cyber Monday and all the savings from my favorite retailers. THIS YEAR I am super excited as Stampin’Up! is getting in the game with FREE SHIPPING on Monday, November 27!

I love free shipping because no matter the size of your order it is a great deal! And don’t we all hate to pay for shipping!

I am stocking up on re-inkers, cardstock, linen thread and bakers twine and have my list all ready to go!

If you aren’t a linen thread fan, here is my attempt to sway you 😉

Stampin'Up! Remarkable You stamp set, Stampin blends, sneak peek, Picture perfect stamp set, IY, papercrafting, handstamped greeting card, happy birthday

Details:

  • The card base is Stampin’Up! Thick whisper White Cardstock cut to 5 1/2 x 8 1/2″. Be sure to score the Thick Whisper White gently so that it folds neatly for you.
  • I added a top layer of Whisper White Cardstock that measures 4 x 5 1/4″.
  • The panel of Wood Textures Designer Series Paper is 3 x 5 1/4″ and is backed with a piece of 3 1/4 x 5 1/4″ of Old Olive Cardstock.
  • The leaves are from the Remarkable You stamp set (you can see other samples of that set here). They were stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and colored in using our Old Olive Stampin’ Blends (my EASY blends tutorial can be found here). I fussy cut them out using the Stampin’Up! Paper Snips.
  • Linen Thread makes the perfect rustic bow to compliment the Wood Texture Designer Series Paper.
  • The sentiment is a little sneak peek from the Stampin’Up! Occasions Catalog. It is from a set called Picture Perfect Birthday and is stamped in Old Olive Classic Ink. Isn’t that font divine?
  • The 2 1/4″ circle punch provides a perfect spot for the sentiment, as well as a great way to pull all the elements of the card together.

Free Shipping on Monday so get that list together!

And don’t forget:

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  • ALL orders placed will earn a FREE package of Foil Snowflakes

leave your comment today and be entered to win one of our daily giveaways!!

Make it a great day xoxo lisa

Pick a Pumpkin Fall Happy Birthday Card

I love this fall themed Happy Birthday card created by the InkBig Design Team!

Stampin'Up! Pick a Pumpkin bundle, stamp set, fall, happy birthday, DIY, papercrafts, lisa pretto, inkbigacademystamps

The Pick a Pumpkin bundle found in the Stampin’Up! Holiday Catalog makes a quick and elegant happy birthday card.

I really love the pop the Petal Burst Embossing Folder offers and I am a huge fan of that black square outline created by the Square Framelits. A great little technique to try!

now is the time to stock up on all that pretty paper!

buy 3, get one free of the following Designer Series Paper

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