Friday, April 17, 2020

Spread Joy Not Germs BLOG HOP

Hi there and welcome to the "Spread Joy, Not Germs" blog HOP.

There's a GIVEAWAY here on my blog too 
sponsored by The Rabbit Hole Designs, LLC (read below)

I am joining in on the fun of sharing JOY and FUN!
We could all use some more joy.  
Whether you are working an essential job (THANK YOU SO MUCH) 
or staying home, we are all in this fight together! 


I am sharing a card I made with 
An anchor is a symbol of strength and grounding.
I'll send this to someone so they know I'll be there for them.
I hope everyone has a person or place that helps them feel grounded during these unprecedented times.  


I stamped the image with embossing ink on watercolor paper and then embossed the image with white embossing powder.   
I used my inks with a water brush and colored my image.
I don't watercolor much at all.  I was very pleased with the result.  
 I added twine and gems.










There are LOTS of prizes from many GREAT sponsors (31!!) 
so comment as much as your fingers will let you!


** GIVEAWAY **
  The Rabbit Hole Designs is giving away a
 $10 gift certificate to one lucky commenter here on my blog!!  



Deadline to enter is April 24 and winners will be announced on Monday, April 27

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THANKS for stopping by.
Comment for a chance to win the 
$10 gift certificate to The Rabbit Hole Designs
Kelly 

144 comments:

Barb said...

I love the colors of this card--it does put a smile on my face! Thanks for participating!

Justin Averill said...

This anchor stamp is so amazing, Kelly, and the colors you used for the your project are just perfection!

Nicole said...

Cute card!

Gail said...

Anchors away--- and stunning card - love how you create this beauty -tfs and being part of the hop blessings

Kathy said...

Lovely card. Reminds me of hope.

Priya said...

Anchor image is beautiful and gives hope

Brenda G. said...

Beautiful card. There is something so special about an anchor. I guess because it can have deeper meaning than just the ocean. :)

Sheila R said...

Cute, thanks for thinking of us and sharing.

Mary Ellen Lounsbery said...

Great card!

Isabel Z said...

LOVE this card!

Dani said...

Love the symbolic image - great card!

*Vicki* said...

What a beautiful image and I love the way you've embossed and colored it too! TFS!

Vonmariedesign said...

Beautiful card Kelly!!! Hugs!! Von Marie

Sandy said...

Wonderful card! Love that it can be masculine or feminine.
Stay Healthy

Kerys said...

Gorgeous card design x

Mcscrap said...

The anchor is amazing! Thanks for sharing

abhoneyab said...

Great idea! I love this hop! Take care and stay safe!

Maria said...

Beautiful card...love the anchor! Great touch with the twine! Take care and stay safe!

Lisa said...

This card is perfect! Captures the ocean feel! Love the red card too!

Jenny McGee said...

Thank you for the inspiration, especially during this difficult time. A nice pick me up.

Christine said...

Love the soft colors of your card! So comforting!

Cheryl said...

Your card is so cute!



Cheryl
http://shestamps.blogspot.com/

berucrafts said...

great card. Thanks for sharing your inspiration.

Hugs
Ute
DT Whimsy Stamps

berucrafts said...

great card... Thanks for sharing your inspiration.

Hugs
Ute
DT Whimsy Stamps

Amanda Wilcox said...

Great card! I love the traditional colors!

Linda said...

I love your watercoloring of this wonderful stamp. Great card! Thanks for participating in the hop.

Connie Lutz said...

Great colors for the stamp!

Becca Yahrling said...

Fabulous card! Very pretty.

Lisa xx said...

This is fabulous, this anchor would certainly bless the recipient and bring hope during such an uncertain time

MadeByMeghanK said...

I LOVE this! What a beautiful anchor and card design!

Lynn McAuley said...

Stunning work on this awesome anchor!! Love your card!

Dawn Spengler said...

Turned out great!

Margery C said...

Ahoy, wish I was at the beach and not sheltering in place. Thank you for sharing your watercolor card.

Natalie said...

Really like the softness of this card

Kim B said...

What a great card!

carolyn said...

I love that anchor stamp and you did such a wonderful job!

Joyce Stuart said...

Very nautical.

Gina K said...

Love your watercoloring!

mamawcindy said...

Love your card. I know someone who would love to get this. Thanks for sharing.

Virginia said...

Beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

Phyllis said...

Love the softness of the colors.

Linda Callahan said...

Pretty card!

Carol Wortman said...

Such a strong message on such a soft card! Beautiful! Thanks and please be well!

Jean said...

A lovely card! perfect for this hop! Thank you to all who have come together!

stampcz said...

We all need an anchor. Yours is beautiful!

Marie Bingaman said...

I think your coloring matches the image style perfectly! :)

Marylin S said...

Thank you for joining in on the blog hop, and for sharing the joy with all of us!

Chrystyna said...

Great card. Thanks for sharing.

Cardogram said...

Love the colors and the coloring on the card.. They are so so pretty ❤️❤️❤️

Sandie Duggan said...

Great card. I’ve never made a card with an anchor. You did a beautiful job. Thank you for sharing.

Robyn said...

Lovely card. It makes me smile. Thank you!

Jane Harrah said...

Nautical cards are my weakness!

Betty Lou said...

Very pretty! Your watercoloring turned out great! Thanks for sharing!

Karyn said...

Anchor's away! Very nice

Kristina "Tina" said...

Very sweet card. Thanks for participating and the options to win. Fun hop

Wendy said...

Great card... .....Thanks for sharing x

Laurie K. said...

Pretty colors and great symbol for these times with the anchor.

Dee Earnshaw said...

cute image - perfect for this hop:)

Laurie said...

Great card! You did a beautiful job with this anchor. Thank you for sharing.

sharon g said...

Don't you just love the anchor. I fell in love when I saw it last week or so. NICE job coloring.

Mirella said...

Cool card, that "tattoo" series of stamps is pretty unique! Thanks for the inspiration!

Debbie Bonner said...

Great card, I love anchors. Take care.

Debbie Bonner said...

Great card, I love anchors. Take care.

Michelle said...

The anchor is great and I appreciate how you talked about it. I really like the softness of your card.

Debbie said...

WOW, for not watercoloring much, you nailed it!! Such a beautiful design and soft, pretty palette!!

Lisa Byers said...

I love your anchor, it is fabulous!! You did a wonderful job!!

Sugar Land Scrapper said...

Love the card! You did such wonderful watercoloring. Thanks for sharing

MariLynn said...

You and I were both thinking anchors for our projects for the hop. I like how yours turned out. So pretty. Thanks for sharing joy with your project for the Spread Joy Not Germs Bloghop. Blessings.

ksplumlee said...

Love this card. The anchor gives us a feeling of being grounded. The colors were great. Thanks for sharing. Stay safe.

Roberta Stevenson said...

Love your nautical card! It looks amazing! Thanks for spreading some joy today and being part of this amazing hop!

Lisa said...

Hi Kelly! I am in love with your anchor card, so soft and beautiful! I love your technique for watercoloring, I'll have to try it. Thanks for the inspiration!

Crafty Amy said...

What a great stamp and I love the way you have added the little pearls :D

Huge hugs

Amy xx

Kristie Goulet said...

LOVE the anchor! Thank you for helping to spread joy!

Karen B. said...

Kelly your soft coloring is amazing, and I commend you for creating so many cards to give to the nursing homes during this time too. You have a heart of gold and such talent!

gail said...

can totally relate to the 'anchor' image

Amber Fite said...

Cute

Annamarie's Blog said...

Hi I love seaside inspired cards. The anchor, background and string all bring it together perfectly. xx

Patty said...

Beautiful card! Love that anchor stamp!

Elizabeth Roberts said...

Thank you for helping to spread joy. The colors are so soft and peaceful.

Nandini said...

Thanks for the amazing inspiration! This card is really beautiful!

CJordan7496 said...

Lovely card!!! Thank you for sharing!!!

Reneeleeak said...

Really nice card! Thanks for sharing what the anchor means.

Paper Hugs by April said...

Thank you for choosing an anchor as the subject for your card. <3

Kristina H said...

Very pretty anchor card. The watercoloring is lovely!

Aimee's Stamping Adventures said...

I love what the anchor stands for and during difficult times we must remember.
Thank you for sharing. Great card!.

Heather said...

What a fabulous card! Love the softness of it!

Robin M said...

Awesome design! Thanks for sharing.

creativetimewithme said...

This watercolor card is beautiful!!! Stay safe! Stay healthy! Stay crafty!

Jane said...

very pleasant card

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty card! Love the anchor and the color combo!

Mendy said...

Great card, love the colors you chose.

Amy Martin said...

Such a fun card. Thanks for sharing.

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

What a lovely stamp design and gorgeous card layout. Beautiful creation. Hugs, Wends xoxo

Sidelle Menon said...

such a sweet nautical themed card xx

Krystin said...

Yay! I’m glad to see the new stamps from TRHD in this project. ✨

Lagene said...

Awesome nautical creation! Awesome event to spread Joy during these uncertain times! Thanks for the chance to win!

Dana W said...

So sweet!! I love how you colored the image!! Fab card!!

cebelica said...

This turned out really well. Watercolouring really "suits" this card. :) Have a beautiful day! xx

Karthikha said...

What a wonderful nautical card! Love the colors! :)

Mary-Anne V said...

Wonderful nautical card...a fitting symbol of hope and strength during these times.

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi, Kelly:
Your card is SO cool...I really love the anchor and nautical touch. The scalloped background is such a cool base, and you really ROCKED the stamps you used. FAB card. I'm so grateful for your willingness to share your talents in this special event. It's really lifting the spirits of the crafting community, and I thank you for taking part.
Blessings,
Karen Letchworth

Vivian C. said...

Great card. Watercolors are perfect for this image.

Jessie said...

Awesome card

Lauryne Cunningham said...

Great card! I love the red card base- the anchor really pops!

JJ Barrett said...

Cool! I like the effect you achieved with the embossing. Thanks for sharing. :) XO

Donna Hawkins said...

Love the masculine look to your card. I never can think of what to use on masculine cards. Thanks for helping to spread joy.

Sammy said...

love it! anything with a nautical twist is always a win for me :)

Kelly Roberts said...

What a inspirational card! It is also cute and well done as usual. Blessing to ya and take care.

Susanne Wichert said...

I like the anchor and the resist embossing technique!

Bonnie Peffer said...

Very pretty card. I love what the anchor symbolizes as we all need someone who has strenth in our life. Thanks for sharing your talent.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Love how you colored the image. Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing

Mary Holshouser said...

Wonderful card. This would be
a good stamp for bible journaling.
thanks for sharing
txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Ms. Tamp said...

Nice coloring. The embossing looks great.

TracyM #6773 said...

FABULOUS card!
LOVE your anchor panel and design!
Thank You for sharing and INSPIRING :)

Lynn Hill said...

Your anchor panel is really nice. Thanks for sharing.

Jen said...

Love the colors. Having fun on the hop.

Laurie2cats said...

Lovely card, so versatile.

Teri S. said...

Kelly, the lovely soft colours on the anchor & the blue in the background get set off perfectly against the vivid red card backing.

Jill D. said...

Great card. So well done.

KimC said...

Such a lovely nautical card, really like the muted color. Thanks for sharing.

Kathy Dippner said...

Lovely card! I really like your soft watercoloring. Thanks for sharing.

Karen Hoskins said...

Living in Florida I love nautical cards. Thank you for sharing. Please stay safe.

Kraftsbyus4u said...

The anchor stamp is right on time. I love it!

The Craft Princess said...

Very nice card :) Hugs...Janie

Valerija said...

Stunning card and I love the image.
Valerija xx

Jennifer C. said...

Thank you for participating in this excellent way to encourage stay-at-home!

Wendi J said...

Very nice uplifting card. Nice job on the watercolor.

Sandee Lunneborg said...

Awesome card! Thank you for the inspiration!

Sandee Lunneborg said...

Awesome card! Thank you for the inspiration!

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Dana M said...

Fantastic card! I love the watercolored image for a water-themed card and the twine just makes me happy.

JulesP- Aus said...

Great card Kelly. You certainly did a great job with the water colouring and should be pleased with the result. Thanks for sharing!

Mona Sen said...

Lovely card!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

love the embossing, such a nice touch!

Connie said...

Hi Kelly :) I love your anchor card!!! Great the way you carried the rope motif to the bottom of the card with the baker's twine! Thanks for the inspiration :)

DorothyA said...

Very pretty card. I love the water colored background. I like that you used your pens. Great stamp and embossing too!

DJ said...

Love the anchor I have the same anchor in a diecut I will be casing this card thank you for the inspiration and the joy

Sue D said...

Wonderful anchor card. I like the embossing and watercoloring.

Tina Z. said...

I love your anchor card!

Kim Klinkovsky.My Kraft Kloset said...

The Polka Dot Orchard link isn't working on your page. Your card is awesome though. I love the anchor and the soft colors. Thanks for a wonderful hop and the inspiration!

Helen said...

What a lovely anchor! Love your addition of the red and white string - really great design feature! Thanks for sharing. Stay safe! :)

Helen said...

What a lovely anchor! Love your addition of the red and white string - really great design feature! Thanks for sharing. Stay safe! :)

Helen said...

What a lovely anchor! Love your addition of the red and white string - really great design feature! Thanks for sharing. Stay safe! :)

Helen said...

What a lovely anchor! Love your addition of the red and white string - really great design feature! Thanks for sharing. Stay safe! :)