Welcome to InKing Royalty’s July Blog Hop! This year’s Blog Hop themes are inspired by a single word – and this month our projects are centered around SUNSHINE. The Sun is the single most important source of energy for life on Earth – it guides our clocks, calendars and planting schedules. We may be enduring a heat wave this week, but we still associate the Sun with positivity, joy and renewal. We are excited to share our creations with you today! After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

Looking through my stamps for a “sunshine” idea was a bit difficult.  I realized there is only one or two possible “sun” shapes and almost no sentiments.  How can that be???  But I finally found the sentiment that spoke to me and made a card to match the sentiment.  I understand that is a bit of an odd way of going about things, so I hope you like my final product.



When I made my card, I had not seen the opening paragraph that Brian wrote for this hop.  It seems to go right along with the sentiment I chose.  WooHoo!!!

I love the Country Road stamp set and was very happy that it was a carryover to the new catalog.  The pieces in it are perfect for a collage type card.  And the grass/weeds are wonderful in the background.  They are even slightly slanted for that “wind at your back” theme in the sentiment.

I sponged the background of the card using the Stampin’ Sponges and soft colors.  The sun is pretty bright made using Pineapple Punch.  The sky is Seaside Spray and the grass background is Pear Pizzaz.    I did not want the grass to be overly dark so the grass/weeds in Crumb Cake would show more.

The sentiment is also from the Country Road stamp set.  The layered sentiment section is from the Frosted Bouquet Framelits. Both pieces are included.  I added four of the Metallic Pearls for some rustic look to my sign.  The Braided Linen Thread seemed the perfect finishing touch.




Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Jan Dufour at Stamp Me Silly. 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:

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  3. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  4. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  5. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  6. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  7. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  8. Jan Dufour at Stamp Me Silly
  9. Katie Ferguson at Cottage Paper
  10. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  11. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  12. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
  13. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  14. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach




My July Host Code is ZGQ6YRAU.  Please use this code for orders under $150.00.  I will have a small perk for those with orders over $50.00.



For every $50.00 of product you spend during July, you will receive a coupon code worth $5.00 to use in August.  There are no limits to the number of coupons you can receive!


Joining Stampin’ Up! and my TEAM is always a good idea.  Now there are some good incentives to do it during July and August.  For the price of the Starter Kit, which is the ULTIMATE BUNDLE!!!!, you receive an additional $30.00 of products, plus a $10 coupon.
The Starter Kit is $99.00.  For that amount, you normally receive $125.00 in product.  During July and August, you will receive $155.00 in product.  This includes FREE SHIPPING, and an additional $10.00 Coupon to be used the following month.  There are NO requirements to ever place another order.  However, if you do decide to use your discount and place other orders, you will receive a 20% discount on every order.
If you are thinking about joining, even the first hint of a thought, I would love to talk with you about it.  Please reach out to me and I will tell you all the reasons I Love Stampin’ Up!
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