Things I love for the InKing Royalty Blog Hop

InKing Royalty February Blog Hop (1)Welcome to the February InKing Royalty Blog Hop. We’re excited to share projects that share inspiration for Valentine’s Day and our love of Stampin’ Up! products. This hop is all about love.

You may have started the Blog Hop here or may have hopped over from Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp.  After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next. If you get off track at any point during the blog hop, there’s a complete list of participants at the end of this post.

My project today is not really a Valentine’s project but is certainly all about what I love about Stampin’ Up! and that is the free products you can earn from Sale-a-bration going on right now.  Almost all of the products I used in my birthday card today I earned for free by buying other products totaling $50.  Free is awesome.  It’s like the best discount ever.  I made this into a birthday card for my brother-in-law.  His birthday was yesterday and I’m sure he usually gets wintery kinds of cards so I was looking for something different for him.  Here is my card.

Stampin Up Sale-a-Bration Watercolor Love Life


  • Love Life stamp set.  This set includes this adorable bird image, a Lemon and the sentiment.  I have to admit, I wasn’t too keen on the image at first until I saw how other Stampin Up enthusiasts had colored it.  You could certainly reach for the Blendabilities – colors from the Annual Catalog are also available as a free item – but I opted for Watercolor.  Still my favorite way to put my mark on an image.  I used Soft Sky, Island Indigo, Crushed Curry, Pear Pizzaz, Tangerine Twist and Soft Suede reinkers with my aqua pen.
  • Designer Series Paper.  The background paper is from the Best Year Ever.  Great spring time, happy colors are included in this set.  I choose the yellow to coordinate with my other free items…..
  • Best Year Ever Accessory Pack.  This pack includes three spools of ribbon, and three sets of buttons.  I’ve included one of each color and one of each size on my card.  The ribbon is Crushed Curry.

There you have it.  With the exception of the watercolor paper, whisper white and crumb cake card base, this card was made with, or could have been if I had used Blendabilities, with all free products.  Gotta Love Life and love Stampin Up Sale-a-Bration.

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Becky Volpp at Ink Blossom with Becky. You certainly won’t want to miss any of these projects.


  1. September Gray at
  2. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  3. Amy Whelan at Amy’s Inklings
  4. Candy Ford at StampCandy
  5. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  6. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  7. Becky Volpp at Ink Blossom with Becky
  8. Angie Coleman at Coastal Stamping
  9. Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly’s Creative Corner
  10. Katie Ferguson at Cottage Paper


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Thanks for visiting my Site. My name is Lynn Kolcun and I'm a Stampin Up Demonstrator. I love being creative with paper and ink, learning new techniques and sharing my craft with you.


  1. Beautiful card Lynn. You mastered the water coloring and the vibrant colors are just perfect to bring this little birdie to life. Your brother-in-law is sure to love it!

  2. Absolutely beautiful, Lynn! You are amazing with watercoloring. Amazing.

  3. STUNNING, Lynn! Already pinned for future CASE’ing. Watercolor is your medium, Pal…. 🙂

  4. Great card Lynn – so lovely! Beautiful watercoloring. I haven’t used my aqua pen in a long time. Think I need to pull it out.

  5. Great job watercoloring! Just beautiful!

  6. If only my water coloring was a nice as yours. I’m so messy…LOL. gorgeous bird.

  7. Beautiful card! I love the way you carried the colors from the bird to the buttons, or vice versa? It really balances it and makes the colors pop.

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