Welcome to InKing Royalty’s August Blog Hop! This year’s Blog Hop themes are inspired by a single word – and this month our projects are centered around VACATION. While many are reminiscing about their summer vacations, others are looking forward to the long weekend just around the corner. 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.

If you are a regular visitor to my blog you know that I just returned from an awesome vacation.  I did a Viking Riverboat Cruise down the Rhine River.  We started the trip with a few days in Amsterdam.  Of course this made me immediately think of the Winds of Change stamp set for this Vacation theme.  Alas, I have recently made a card using the windmill.  I still had to use that set.  So here is another Amsterdam memory.



One of the things I love about the various European cities I have been to are the gorgeous flowers everywhere.  Amsterdam was especially colorful.  And there were bicycles EVERYWHERE !!!  The bicycles were more dangerous than cars when crossing streets.

I chose the bicycle as the focal point of my card but wanted a special background as well.  So I picked the Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper in the blue pinstripe as my background.  I used Memento Tuxedo Ink to stamp the flowers as well as the bicycle.  I colored all with the Stampin’ Blends.





I know this seems a bit of an odd color combination.  My reasoning was to match the tulips, so I needed a pretty green.  The blue for the bicycle was from a movement in Amsterdam.  They are adding blue bicycle tires because some believe they make the bicycles easier to see.  Apparently that is debatable, but we did see quite a few with blue tires.

Here are a couple of my vacation photos as well.


Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Robyn Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin. 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. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  3. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  4. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  5. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  6. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
  7. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  8. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  9. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  10. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  11. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin




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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!