Grateful for you



Welcome to InKing Royalty’s November Blog Hop!

Today’s hop is filled with inspiring projects that share the gratefulness of the season. Whether you are ready to celebrate Thanksgiving this week or just feel reflective of the things that make you thankful, we are sure you’ll find great inspiration from our talented team members.

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



I thought long and hard about what project I would share today before realizing the answer was obvious.

If you have continued to visit my blog this year, even when it hasn’t been as active as others, then you are my crafting family of sorts. So, it just makes sense to share the card that I’m sending to my actual family.

For this card, I used the Lighthearted Leaves stamp set from Stampin’ Up!  I love this set because it can be colored in so many ways.

And, the sentiments are timeless, and perfect.

I paired my leaves with the Into the Woods DSP, and varied the card bases with Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry card stock.

The Washi tape I used is from last year, so isn’t an exact match, but it turned out it to be close enough. At the time I ordered the DSP, I didn’t know I would use Washi on my card. I have learned the hard way that it’s better to have a complete suite of stamps and accessories than a mish-mash, so that will be my goal from now on.

Thank you for stopping by today. I appreciate all who take the time to visit this blog and those who leave comments, too.

Happy Thanksgiving!


I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop,  Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery.

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

Thank you for hopping along with us. If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

Brian King at Stamp with Brian

Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations 

Becky Volpp & Megan Quillen at Ink Blossom with Becky

Deb Cozzone at Grand Central Stamping

Candy Ford at StampCandy

Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps

Amy Whelan at Amy’s Inklings

Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie <—– You are here

Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery

Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp

Lisa Pretto at InkBig Academy Stamps

Julie DiMatteo at The Paper  Pixie

Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly’s Creative Corner

Sharon Walker at Stamp with Sharon W


14 thoughts on “Grateful for you

  1. Wow! Wow! Wow! Your leaves are absolutely amazing and beautiful!!! You have some mad coloring skills! Your cards truly embrace the spirit of Thanksgiving. I am so grateful for your talent and for being able to reflect the season into the hearts of all who see these cards! Happy Thanksgiving!


  2. Such beautiful coloring on these leaves, Denise! I hate to see this set go away because it’s SO PERFECT for relaxing with our markers. Lovely job pairing these with the paper behind them – love your write-up, too. So happy to have you in our group and so happy you could hop along with us during our Blog Hop. Happy Thanksgiving!


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  4. Wow! These cards are absolutely beautiful, Denise! The background paper is perfect–not too busy, just the right amount with the white space buffering it!


  5. I will never tire of this stamp set. It’s one of my all-time favorites. You did a beautiful job coloring the leaves in your cards Denise! And I like the clever way you incorporated washi tape with them!


  6. Your choice of colors on each leaf compliments the card bases nicely. I have to agree with you about buying suites of products. Definaelty helps to get a better look. Yet, your washi tape and ribbon do look very nice. These were given good substitutes on your card.


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