Green Spring – for InKing Royalty March Blog Hop

Let’s face it, no matter where you live seems like this has been a long long winter.  BUT – Spring is here – Officially – TODAY!!!!

When I think of spring, I think of the seeing the grass go green overnight.  I think of smelling the air become fresh an clean.  But my favorite is the sound of Spring and to me that is the sound of the tree frogs in our back woods.  I haven’t heard them yet, an indication that we have had a long winter, but every day I am hopeful.  I hope you like my card today celebrating Spring and Green.

Welcome to InKing Royalty’s March Blog Hop!

This year’s Blog Hop themes are inspired by a single word – and this month our projects are centered around GREEN. We are excited to share our creations with you today – there’s a wonderful variety of styles and occasions celebrated in this hop!

After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

For my card today I started a bit uniquely for me in that I lined up the two images of the ducks (or geese, I’m not really sure) and cut some whisper white thick to fit them.  I colored them all using my stampin blends then figured out how to add it to a card base.  I usually start the other way around and go from the bottom up.    I used the bokeh dots from Beauty Abounds as a background.  I didn’t want anything too busy and there wasn’t a DSP that was striking my fancy.  So bokeh it was with tone on tone Granny Apple Green.

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Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you’ll hop back over to Brian’s if you didn’t start with him.  Brian King at Stamp with Brian

There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!
Happy Spring and Happy Stamping 


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. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  3. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  4. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  5. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  6. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  7. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  8. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  9. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  10. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
  11. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  12. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery





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About Lynn

Thanks for visiting my Site. My name is Lynn Kolcun and I'm a Stampin Up Demonstrator. I love being creative with paper and ink, learning new techniques and sharing my craft with you.


  1. This is an adorable card. It definitely says spring.

  2. Loving those duck! Really cute card!

  3. Such a great card, Lynn! These sweet ducks (or geese) are just perfect, and your coloring is really great. Love the textured background behind them. So glad you hopped with us today! ♥

  4. This is soooooo adorable Lynn!!! I just adore those little ducks and your pretty adornments on the banner. This had spring written all over it!

  5. Awesome card Lynn, I love the ducks it reminds me of Beatrix Potter. What a fun whimsical way to interpret the Blog Hop’s theme.

  6. Awww! I love these ducks! They remind me of “Make Way for Ducklings!” Thanks for sharing this sweet spring card!

  7. First, I love the water mark background and the ducks are adorable..great coloring!!!

  8. Adorable card!!!

  9. The perfect card for the first day of Spring! Those sweet duckies and your embellishments work well together.

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