Remember – for the InKing Royalty Blog Hop

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s May Blog Hop! This year’s Blog Hop themes are inspired by a single word – and this month our projects are centered around REMEMBER. This word can mean different things to different people – fond memories, respectful tributes, special occasions that we’ll never forget. We are excited to share our creations with you today! After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.


When I thought of the theme Remember, several things went through my mind.  Remembering my initial posts to this blog nearly 6 years ago.  Remembering friends and family.  Remembering my work life outside of Stampin Up.  I recently retired from my full time job I had held for nearly 33 years.  It was a bittersweet leaving, my position was eliminated, but overall I’m glad I was able to stay there for so long, make a lovely life for me and my family, and make some wonderful lifetime friends.  So my card today is my happy retirement to me.


When we remember, we must also focus on moving forward.  I did that with this card today by incorporating all new products, ink, paper and dies.

To A Wild Rose

Center stage is the To A Wild Rose stamp and die set.  This stamp set was created by Stampin Up in conjunction with a Lifetime Million Dollar Sales Demonstrator Mary Ellen Byler.  Each Lifetime Million Dollar Sales achievement is honored with a stamp set created and influenced with that demonstrator.  A great tribute for their achievement.  The rose and leaves are stamped in the ‘two-step’ stamping technique.  Each stamp is designed to layer color on top of the previous allowing for beautiful shading and realistic look. I used the new In-color Rococo Rose for the flower.  The leaves use new In-colors Seaside Spray (a light blue) with touches of Pretty Peacock (a dark teal) on the edges.

Woven Threads Designer Series Paper

The Designer Series Paper I used is from Woven Threads.  The paper was specifically designed to incorporate all of the 5 new In-Colors.  I selected two, one for the background and the other for the layer under the Rose.


Wild Rose Dies

Speaking of the layer under the rose, that is a stitched frame from the Wild Rose die set.  I used it first with Pretty Peacock then again with the Designer Series Paper but for that layer, I cut off the stitches so that it would layer inside the Pretty Peacock.  A piece of the new Rococo Rose 1/2″ Scalloped Linen Ribbon underneath.

A really happy discovery was the sentiment from Itty Bitty Greetings fitting perfectly inside the smallest Stitched Nested dies.  I love it when things work out together like that.  It’s one of the best parts about using Stampin UP products.

A Special Note on the Products

All of the products I used today will be available for purchase June 4.  Or, if you chose to become a Stampin Up Demonstrator on my team you could order them today and not have to wait. To get all the info about becoming a demonstrator, whether it be to run your own business or because you simply want to take advantage of the 20% discount on everything you purchase….

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Thank you for visiting today.  I hope you are looking forward to all the new products available June 4.  My next series of projects will highlight the Free As A Bird suite.  You won’t want to miss it. Just like you won’t want to miss all the other projects in this fabulous Blog Hop.  Hope on over to your next stop at Blue Line Stamping with Jackie Beers, Until Then….

Happy Stamping,

Blog Hop Line-Up

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. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  4. Jan DuFour at Stamp Me Silly
  5. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  6. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  7. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  8. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  9. Nina King at InkPaperSequins
  10. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  11. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
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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. I hope you are enjoying retirement! This card is so pretty with the beautiful layers.

  2. Such a beautiful card, Lynn! I also love the sentiment behind your post – good to look back as long as we continue to move forward. The layers and textures on this card are amazing! So glad you hopped with us today! ♥

  3. Congratulations on your retirement Lynn! More time to stamp! Your card is gorgeous and I love the set and DSP….2 of my favorites from the new catty!

    • I wasn’t sure about the paper at first but now I’m so glad I picked it up. I love having more time to stamp.

  4. Wow! What a beautiful card, Lynn! Retirement suits you with this stunning creation!

    • Awe thanks Julie. It’s great to now have more consistent time for stamping and not always trying to fit it in

  5. I love the layout and the way you used the new in-colors! Enjoy your retirement!

  6. Congratulations, Lynn! This card is so pretty!

  7. Love the colors and layers, so pretty!

  8. Sheryl Abernathy

    I love love love this card. The colors, the design
    Everything! Such a beautiful card!

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