InKing Royalty January Blog Hop - Special Guest!

24 January 2018

I am so thrilled to be a special guest on the InKing Royalty's January Blog Hop. The theme their team hops this year will be based on popular songs - how fun is that?!  'I Think I Love You' is the theme for this month and now I literally cannot stop singing it! 

You may have just arrived here from the amazing Shawn de Oliveira After you read my post, please hop over to the next person on the list at the bottom of this post.

The team leader of the InKing Royalty Team is non-other than my good friend Brian King, who is a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator from Atlanta, Georgia USA. We met in 2013 at the Stampin' Up! Convention in Salt Lake City - Utah, and have been connected at the hip ever since. (As much as one can when living on opposite sides on the world!!) This is my favorite photo of us:

I had to put my thinking cap on for today's card as I only have a limited number of products from the new Occasions Catalogue (I'm waiting on my next order to arrive) and after cleaning out the craftroom of retired stamps it seemed as though I didn't have much - it only seemed that way, because the reality is I'm not short of any craft supplies - however let's not tell my husband that!! ;)

The 'you are lovely' sentiment was created using the Lovely Words Thinlits dies and the Thoughtful Banners stamp set. The flowers are from the Sale-a-Bration stamp set Lots of Lavender. I stamped the flowers twice using Archival Black Ink onto Shimmery White and watercoloured using Melon Mambo and Old Olive. After some careful cutting of them both I adhered one to the top right of the heart. With the second flower I cut off the leaves and discarded the flower (you could place this on the inside) and placed one half of the leaves on the bottom left and the other tucked up under the other flower at the top and placed it so it followed the shape of the heart. The Lots of Lavender stamp set is a great set to have and the best part is you can earn this for free from the Sale-a-Bration brochure! 

Lots of Lavender - Sale-a-Bration

Thanks you so much for visiting me today, I hope you are singing along with me "I Think I Love You" while you're hopping through getting your inspiration for all things love! Now to the next stop on the blog hop, Katie Ferguson

If you anything goes wrong during the hop, please use this line-up as a guide:
  1. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty
  2. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  3. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  4. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  5. Louise Sharp at < You are here
  6. Katie Ferguson at Cottage Paper
  7. Rachael Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin'
  8. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  9. Lisa Pretto at Ink Big Academy Stamps
  10. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie's Crafts
  11. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  12. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  13. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  14. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
Thanks for stopping by,


  1. Your card is wonderful! Thinking outside the box is the best. And it showcases the versatility of these dies. ❤

  2. Hi Louise! It is so exciting to have a stamping superstar on Brian’s hop today! Your card is perfect in every way. Your simple style is so appealing to me. Thank you for creating such a beautiful card!

  3. This card gives such sweetness and calm to the soul. Love it!

  4. Wowza! This little bough of flowers fits perfectly along the edge of the heart. Such a gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous card, Louise! I'm so happy you hopped with my team today! <3

  5. Lovely is so fitting for this "lovely" card. Beautiful work (and photography)!

  6. What a beautiful card! I really love how sweet it is! I'm thrilled that you are hopping along with us! Such a awesome card!

  7. So sweet! The flowers on the edge of this heart is the perfect touch! Love it x