Ships Ahoy Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Ships Ahoy Blog Hop


Ahoy, Matey!  Thank you for joining us as we set sail for a hop full of nautical fun!  Raise those anchors and batten down the hatches as we embark on this great adventure! All aboard!

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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.  The winner will be announced on Wednesday 6/22/16 at Connie Can Crop.

If you sailed here from one of my best mates, Angela’s, blog.  If you arrived here first, you may want to start the hop at our Captain Connie’s blog so you don’t miss a thing.  However you got here, I’m just so happy you’re visiting me and hope you like what you find here.

My first card helps to celebrate a Bon Voyage.  If you’re lucky enough to be going on a cruise, you should be celebrating.  Me, I celebrated when my cruise was over!  This was years ago and I shared the seas with Hurricane Gladys…never again will I cruise.

Bon Voyage wm 1

I created this card using a template I got from Paper Inspirations a long time ago and am finally using it.  I used Baja Breeze, Crushed Curry, Pacific Point and Whisper White card stocks from Stampin’ Up.  The digital patterned paper is part of the Coastal Kit from Nitwit Collections, my new favorite resource for digital products.  The Bon Voyage ticket was made from a Good Luck card cut file purchased in the Silhouette Store…I shrunk it down to an actual ticket size and inserted the greeting using Atlantic Incline font, color matched to the Pacific Point.

Bon Voyage wm 2

The darling little anchor is from the Coastal Kit as well.  The sentiment was typed using the Baskerville Old Face font color matched to the Pacific Point.  I sponged the edges of the Whisper White with Baja Breeze for a bit of added dimension.

My next card was made with a Lori Whitlock cut file purchased in the Silhouette Store.  I wanted to create a birthday card, so with a clever sentiment on the back, this would work perfectly for a sailing enthusiast.

Seas the Moment wm 6

Here’s the sentiment which appears on the back.  I tried to come with something to play off the sailboat.  Perhaps a little corny, but that’s the best I could muster.

Seas the Moment wm 3

Now I have a mini exploding box for you created with a cut file by Quietfire Designs through the Silhouette Store.  Cute, but you have to be able to hand deliver this card!

Seas the Day wm 1

And when you open it up, this is what you see.  I placed the sentiment on the inside of the lid as there’s really nowhere else for it to go.

Seas the Day wm 3

And finally, a shadow box card using Carina Gardner cut file purchased in the Silhouette store.  I combined gold foil with card stock to create this card.  The patterned paper is from the Coastal digital kit from NitWit Collections.

Sail Away wm 1

Now you’re off to visit the ever s0 talented Alicia’s blog.  Don’t forget to comment and follow each blog for a chance to win!  Wishing you smooth sailing!

Here’s the full line-up in case you get lost:


28 Responses to “Ships Ahoy Blog Hop”

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  1. How do you do it? You rocked this theme! Every card is better than the next!

  2. Tovar, Vicky says:

    Wow, as always amazing projects Kim. Love them, I am having a hard time to choose a favorite, how wonderful. TFS and for hopping along. Have a great hop.

  3. Your cards are amazing! I love them all!

  4. Eva Laney says:

    Wow all are such great nautical projects… You have been very busy! Great work! And I love some of those sentiments, super cute. I will be going on my first cruise next year.
    – Eva Scraps

  5. Nancy says:

    Wow!! You have been busy!!! Katy must have you on a tight leash!!! All your projects are amazing!!! I am now a follewer, and looking forward to see what Katy has you doing next!!!!!

    • Kim&Katy says:

      LOL! Thanks, Nancy! Yup, Katy runs a tight ship! I’m thrilled you’re now a follower…if there’s anything in particular you’d like to see, just let me know in comments or an e-mail

  6. Pam Lash says:

    Awesome – I am spoiled for choice on my favorite – they are all wonderful. TFS!

  7. Christi says:

    Just love them all! You did a FANTASTIC job! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Aah, finally a lighthouse! 🙂 I love all of your cards, but the shadow box is my favorite because of the lighthouse!

    • Kim&Katy says:

      I wish I knew how I could send it to you without it getting crushed. If you have an idea, let me know.

  9. Kara Sue says:

    Wow what wonderful cards, love the box cards, all so pretty,

  10. Connie says:

    Such amazing projects Kim!! You really know how to make us smile. I just love all your cards but I gotta say that explosion box blew me away! Thanks for sharing your great projects!!

  11. Georgiana says:

    Impressive with a variety of ship ahoy projects. I do like that card box and shadow box too!

  12. I love your projects!

  13. Gina McCarty says:

    Wow, you sure have been busy. Love all your great projects! I think I’m most fond of the cruise ship card. (sorry your cruise was during such bad weather). TFS!

    • Kim&Katy says:

      I like that one a lot, Gina, and it was pretty easy to make. That’s what I get for cruising during hurricane season.

  14. Lynn McAuley says:

    Absolute awesomeness on all of these remarkable designs, Kim, but that first one has stolen my heart! I love every perfect detail!!

  15. I love all of your projects!!! As usual 😉 But I really love that box card! I bought the file a while back as well but haven’t had the courage to do it yet (haven’t tried any like that before!)

  16. Denise Sayers says:

    All the cards are adorable and so much variety.

  17. charligirl88 says:

    Gorgeous! The cruising card… The “cloud” background looks perforated! Absolutely incredible! How’d you do THAT?

    • Kim&Katy says:

      I know! But it’s not! Despite the fact that I’ve had the Silhouette Curio, which will perforate, for months now, I’ve never touched it. This was done with an embossing folder, Cloudy Day by Stampin’ Up. Not sure if it’s still a current item though.

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