My 2014 Stamping Royalty Entries!

For the second year in a row, I challenged myself to enter Paper Crafts and Scrapbooking magazine’s “Stamping Royalty” contest. Although I didn’t get a happy e-mail again this year, I thought I’d share the cards that I entered in this year’s contest with you!
I was inspired by fellow blogger and crafter Ashley Harris to post my “Royalty-In-Waiting” cards. She’s encouraging those who didn’t get the happy e-mail to share their cards on her blog and on their personal blogs, so I’m going to link my cards up, and hope they inspire you!
Entry #1 – Friendship category:
Supplies Used: Cardstock: (white) Hammermill  Patterned Paper: (black chevron from Park Bench 6×6 pad) Fancy Pants Clear Stamps: (hearts from Woodgrain Backgrounds set) Lawn Fawn Dye Ink: (Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko (Neon Pink, Neon Orange, Neon Green, Neon Blue) Hero Arts Dies: (Scripty Hello) Lawn Fawn Other: (arrow paper clip) Freckled Fawn, pink bamboo twine (Some Odd Girl Stamps), vellum. Finished size: 4 1/4” x 5 1/2”

Entry #2 – Birthday category:
Supplies Used: Cardstock: (white) Hammermill (Naturals White) Stampin’ UP!  Patterned Paper: (Chevron, yellow solid, blue ombre from It’s a Celebration 6×6 pad) Carta Bella Color medium: (assorted markers) Copic Clear Stamps: (cake, candle from Sweet & Salty set, wish big from Big Wishes Mae set) Some Odd Girl Stamps Dye Ink: (Tuxedo Black, Nautical Blue) Tsukineko (Neon Green) Hero Arts   Finished size: 4 1/4” x 5 1/2”
Entry #3 – Thank You category: 
Supplies Used: Cardstock: (white) Hammermill (kraft) PaperTrey Ink  Patterned Paper: (Tic Tac Toe from Well Played 6×6 pad) Carta Bella Color medium: (assorted markers) Copic Clear Stamps: (Good Fortune set) Lawn Fawn Dye Ink: (Love Letter, Espresso Truffle, Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko Finished size: 4 1/4” x 5 1/2”
Entry #4 – Season’s Greetings Category: 
Supplies Used: Cardstock: (white) Hammermill (Naturals White) Stampin’ UP! Patterned Paper: (Peace & Joy, Happy Holidays from ’Tis the Season 6×6 pad) Echo Park Clear Stamps: (Polka Dot Parade #9 Mini Stamp Set) PaperTrey Ink Dye Ink: (Pistachio, Olive Grove, Love Letter, Rich Cocoa) Tsukineko Other: (glitter star brad) Recollections, sequins.  Finished size: 4 1/4” x 5 1/2”
These are more “clean and simple” than the cards I usually make, and I took that on as part of the contest challenge. I’ve come a long way since I first started making cards, and I’ll keep trying to win that elusive tiara!

Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you’ll have time to get some crafting done over the weekend!