Home Grown Blog Hop

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Spring is here! And the weather is perfect for planting those new flower beds and gardens.  Join us as we celebrate Spring with our Home Grown Creations featuring the blooms of spring!  This is a one day blog hop, but you have until Sunday to finish hopping and leaving your comments for all of these amazing crafters.

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One lucky winner will win a surprise goodie from Connie’s Crafty Cart.  Be sure to check out her shop online HERE  Visit her on Facebook HERE

What do you need to do to win? Easy… become a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects.  You will have until 10 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments.  Winners will be announced on Wednesday 5/17/17 at Connie Can Crop.  Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

You should have arrived from my fellow DT sister Sue’s blog.  If you just happened upon this spectacular hop, Connie Can Crop is the first stop in this hop.

And now to my projects:

Here’s a card-in-a-box with all the components for a great garden…nothing better than home-grown vegetables!  

Love & Laughter wm 1

The card base, from Lori Whitlock cut file, is cut from Apricot Appeal card stock as it was a great match to the digital patterned paper from the Spring Garden Kit by Peppermint Creative.  All the pieces on the insert were color matched to the patterned paper as well.  For dimension, I embossed the mats with Spring Flowers and Spring Leaves embossing folders. 

You can see additional pictures of this card in the gallery by clicking on it, but I did want to share another picture here to share a plan I have for this card.   I allowed some additional space between the front of the card and the first insert to attach a little clear bag with seeds…I thought it would be a nice touch.  I didn’t have any seeds to do this before the hop, but here’s a similar idea.

Love & Laughter wm 4

I thought I would give flowers equal time with this next card.  It was made with the Tulip Card Set cut file from The Cutting Cafe.

Springtime Smiles wm 1

I used Confetti White card stock for the fence as it reminds me of a whitewashed garden gate.  The flowers and butterfly were filled with patterned paper from the All Heart Kit by Melissa Bennett.  The fence opens and the sky panel opens to reveal this sweet sentiment inside.

Springtime Smiles wm 4For my last card, I tried a CAS design from a free cut file I found at Bird’s Cards.  She has an entire section of free files, if you want to take a look.  As much as I like clean and simple card, I’m just not good at making them.   When I’m finished, I always want to do something more. 

Bloomin' Beautiful wm 1

I do love the concept of this card.  The base includes the outline of the flower on the edge.  On top, just the outline.  Sandwiched between is a sheet of vellum, colored with Copic markers.  As I mentioned, it was a struggle to leave the card this way…I thought about dry embossing the bottom (stem) part of the vellum for texture.  Wink of Stella on the white petals would have been pretty.  And yellow Prills would have finished the center off nicely.  As you can see, I refrained!

If you click on the images, it will take you to the gallery where more pictures of each card can be found.

UP next is Marji, another of my DT sisters.  I know she’ll have something wonderful for you!

Here’s our amazing line up in case you get lost:

Connie- http://conniecancrop.blogspot.com
Christi- https://tranquility1905.blogspot.com/
Amanda- http://salnclts76.blogspot.com/
Shannon H- http://shannonhdesigns.blogspot.com/
Veronica- http://vickyscrappingpassion.blogspot.com
Angela- mermaidsnmonograms.blogspot.com
Sue- http://suek86401.blogspot.com/
Kim- http://katydidcards.com
Marji- http://fstampaholic.blogspot.com/
Shannon M.- https://my-o-scrappin.blogspot.com/
Alicia- http://goldengoddessdesigns.blogspot.com/
Sarah- http://sarahbiswabic.blogspot.com/
Miranda- http://www.nanasscrapspot.com/
Ashley- http://marinewifesscrappinlife.blogspot.com
Holli- http://sunflowerholli.blogspot.com

Don’t forget to enter the new Connie Can Crop challenge!  Click here for details about Connie Can Crop Challenge #58


33 Responses to “Home Grown Blog Hop”

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  1. JenniferE says:

    Totally loving your projects Kim! Awesome box of garden goodies..love the colors! Fantastic pps for the tulips! Pretty purple flower, my favorite color, very dainty and girly!

  2. Miranda says:

    As usual Kim, your cards are AMAZING!!!!

  3. danielle deloatch says:

    super duper cards… love them

  4. Kim, I love all 3 of your cards! you did an awesome job on them! THe box card is just simply adorable! I am like you about the simple cards , I think they always need something else but it is just too pretty the way it is! Love them all and you!

  5. What great cards as usual. I really love the purple flower!

  6. Kelli Smith says:

    I have to first say your attention to details is amazing & so impressive. The garden box cards is darling with the dimples in the potato and the wrinkles in the carrot….makes me want to plant a garden.

    I love how you used the pattern paper to make those beautiful tulips and butterfly. The white washed look of the fence it perfect.

    I have to admit…the stunning coloring work on the Daisy Card is hands down outstanding. I so love that card.

    • Kim&Katy says:

      Thanks so much, Kelli. And thanks for stopping by for a visit. I’m long overdue to check in and see what amazing things you’ve created!

  7. cathie says:

    aweosme as always Kim…great projects

  8. Sue says:

    WOW!! Totally awesome!! It was fun hopping along with you.


  9. I love your cards! The daisy is my favorite!

  10. Shannon Hinders says:

    love them all

  11. Holli Rodriguez says:

    I love your card!

  12. Beautiful cards! I love the detail you put on each card! It was great hopping with you again!

  13. SHANNON MYIOW says:

    Such wonderful projects as always. Thanks for sharing!!

  14. These are all so amazing!! I love box cards!! They are so fun! But the flowers are all so pretty! Thanks for joining this hop!

  15. Sarah Biswabic says:

    Your Garden box card is super adorable! Your flower cards are so sweet and beautiful. I always enjoy being in the hops with you.

  16. Love all of your cards! But that boxed card is my favorite! Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. vicky tovar says:

    amazing card trio. Love the idea of putting the bag of seeds. I might even scraplift it ๐Ÿ˜‰
    TFS and for being one of hopping gals. Good luck

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