InKing Royalty’s March Blog Hop!

InKing Royalty’s March Blog Hop!

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s March Blog Hop!

Today’s Blog Hop is filled with projects inspired by a Spring Celebrations theme. What fun!

Stampin’ Up! catalogs are filled with so many great ideas for Spring-themed projects – Easter, birthdays, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Spring weddings. 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.

After a great night with a few other local Stampin’ Up! demonstrators at the Gatewood Road, Ronald McDonald House here in Atlanta, I came home and continued my evening filled with gratitude by creating my card for this hop! I have so much to be thankful for… and tonight I am most thankful for laughter. For an hour Merity, Anne & I got to share what we love with families that are dealing with a variety of serious childhood illnesses. Our first few friends were children (and a few moms) and they were smiling and enjoyed creating their cards! Towards the end of the hour, the young parents, the grandfather, and the aunt of a 3-month old came in (after being dragged in – yep we are like that) to create with us. My goal while there, every month, is to give the families a break – maybe just a few minutes to take their mind off of things. I am a bit of a cut-up (shocker i know) and just a few minutes later we were all “belly laughing” and I could actually see their faces and bodies relax just a bit – what a blessing! If you want to hear more about Stampin’ Up! & RMHC comment below or send me an e-mail and I’ll fill you in!

ON TO THE CARD…

I wanted to create a Mother’s Day card so using just a few supplies & a little creativity here is my card:

The supplies I used are at the end of this post (if you need to order anything… just click on the image & off to my store you will fly). If you are interested in the card recipe you can click on the TAMS link (just above the product list) for step-by-step instructions.

I love the glassine sheets and knew that I wanted to stamp a bold flower on mine. I used my Definitely Dahlia stamp and calypso coral ink. When I was finished I decided I needed a little extra color saturation so “in-color doilies” to the rescue – watermelon wonder to be specific. Once I placed that doily behind the center of the flower I was very pleased with the results. Here is a peak at the way the doily looks attached to the dsp. And speaking of dsp the Succulent Garden dsp is just beautiful!

Time for a sentiment… and a few questions:

  1. What type/shape of sentiment???
  2. How to add sentiment without covering up the flower???
  3. Once created, where shall I put the sentiment???

Well a banner seemed to be just the thing. So I stamped my sentiment on whisper white using, you guessed it, calypso coral ink. I also punched the duet banner using calypso coral paper and attached both banners to create my color offset. Add a little gold bling, a little dimension, pop it up on the top left corner (tilted a little – just like me) and voila my card is complete!

Thank you for stopping by today. I do enjoy hearing from you so please leave me a comment (click on the tiny speech bubble under the letter “B” in word blog located in the title)! I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop is my sweet friend, Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

Thanks again,

Karen

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. Lory Robinson at The Robins Nest Designs
  3. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  4. Karen Browning at StampWithMeKZB <—< YOU ARE HERE
  5. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  6. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  7. Amy Koenders at Stamp with Amy K
  8. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps
  9. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  10. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  11. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  12. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie

My card recipe link click here >>> tams# 12276

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