So Grateful for the InKing Royal Blog Hop

So GratefulWelcome to InKing Royalty’s November Blog Hop!  Today’s hop is filled with inspiring projects that share the gratefulness of the season.  Whether you are ready to celebrate Thanksgiving this week or just feel reflective of the things that make you thankful, we are sure you’ll find great inspiration from our talented team members.  After you read my post, I  hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

Today for the Hop I’m very grateful for the Inking Royalty team that I’m a member of under Brian King.  He and all the Royals are an inspiration to me.  I’m also very grateful that the stamping community has such a sense of sharing and helpfulness.  I first saw a similar card on line and recreated it, you can see the original  below.  Then today I cased myself and created it again, with some subtle changes. Here is my card.

Stampin UP Lovely as a TreeVersion 2

  • Change #1 – I used the Wooden Elements Thanks instead of stamping.  I inked it up with Basic Black by laying the piece directly on the ink pad and pressing.  The coverage was perfect.
  • Change #2 – I used Pacific Point as the background layer and the first layer of ink for the sky before adding Night of Navy and Marina Mist.  I think it provides a richer color pallet than the one below with  only Night of Navy, Marina Mist.

Stampin UP Lovely as a Tree


Stampin UP Lovely as a Tree

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


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. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  3. Becky Volpp & Megan Quillen at Ink Blossom with Becky
  4. Deb Cozzone at Grand Central Stamping
  5. Candy Ford at StampCandy
  6. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps
  7. Amy Whelan at Amy’s Inklings
  8. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  9. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  10. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  11. Lisa Pretto at InkBig Academy Stamps
  12. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  13. Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly’s Creative Corner
  14. Sharon Walker at Stamp with Sharon W


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About Lynn

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. Lynn, your card left me breathless. It is so peaceful and serene. I loved reading your beautifully written post about what you are grateful for and I couldn’t agree more. I am grateful for you and all you have brought to our group. Your talent is inspiring and I love to spend time with you at our events! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

  2. So beautiful, Lynn! What a lovely scene you’ve created with such simple products. These colors are perfect for this serene project. You are such an artist, and I always love to see what you make. So glad you are a part of our group, and I’m thrilled you could hop along with us this month. Happy Thanksgiving, my friend.

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  4. Your case of your own card is subtle, but quite dramatic. What fun to rethink and redo. They are both beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Great idea to case yourself! Lovely card!

  8. You CASEd yourself. That made me smile! Great job on both versions! 🙂

  9. I love both of these cards! So beautiful and peaceful!

  10. Wow, Lynn, these cards are amazing! I definitely must CASE these!

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  12. I love both cards but do like the enhancements made to the latest version. Did you sponge the sky? It’s gorgeous!

  13. Thanks everyone for the comments today. It was another super successful hop, as usual!!

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  15. Lynn, these winter night scenes are beautifully executed. I love the touches of white on the trees, but the moon is my favorite. Inspiring work.

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  19. They are both wonderful…love the night skies!

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