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Posted by on Jul 18, 2018 in Big Shot, blog hop, Christmas, Embossing, I don't want to wait till Christmas, InKing Royalty Blog Hop, Nature Sings, Rooted In Nature, Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder | 31 comments

Joy to the World


Welcome to InKing Royalty’s July Blog Hop! This year’s Blog Hop themes are inspired by popular songs – this month’s song is “I Don’t Want to Wait ’til Christmas.” We are half-way through the year, so there’s no better time to start thinking about the joy of Christmas. 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.

Today I promise to be short and sweet! That way you can get on with the awesome Christmas themed blog hop!!! I adore making holiday card!! Normally once I start, it is about all I think about!!!  I just love the creativity that flows during the Holidays!!!

My card today features one of my favorite stamp sets Rooted In Nature.  This awesome set was combined with a watercolor card that I found on Pinterest!   Pinterest is a great place to find ideas for crafty projects!

Rooted In Nature Stamp Set

Rooted In Nature Stamp Set

I love this set so much it was the first of my The Creative Way series!  I really enjoyed crafting with this stamp set for that series.  Today, I’m using a project that I started for The Creative Way, but did not finish it till yesterday morning.  I was thinking about what I wanted to make for you guys and remembered that I had started this card and never finished it!  Well, it was time to correct that!!!

Joy to the World


To be real honest this watercolor was done almost two full months ago!!  I really do not recall the colors I used. My best guess is Night of Navy, Blueberry Bushel, Mint Macaroon, Soft Sea Foam,  and Gorgeous Grape (or some purplely color).


  • The first thing I did was stamp the trees. This was done by inking the stamp then spritz it slightly with water before stamping.
  • The second step was to add in the sky. This was done by wetting the background slightly and dropping in color, working from the top to the trees.  As I approached the trees The color was filled in as much as possible.
  • The final step of the watercolor was to add some snow. White craft ink does a wonderful job at this
  •  Now, it was time for a sentiment!!! The joy to the world was taken from a larger sentiment in the Nature Sings stamp set. A little masking and I had the perfect words!!!
  • Another way to create a similar background would be to create the sky and ground. Then when the background was barely wet you could stamp the trees.  This would be much easier than trying to paint around the trees
  • And just in case you missed it I used two of my new favorite products the Merry Merlot paper and the Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

No card is complete with out a coordinating envelope!!!  The watercolor wash was created with the new watercolor pencils, available in August, and a aqua painter.  Quick and simple way to add a little extra to your cards! Holiday Card

The envelope used here has a little toothy feel to it.  The envelope took the water okay…If I was to make this envelope agin I might would try making my own envelope out of watercolor paper (light weight) or shimmery white paper. Another option might would be to use ink refills cause they might require less water to get the desired look!

Each of your comments makes me smile! Please, comment HERE.

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. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  3. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  4. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
  5. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  6. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  7. Rachael Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin’
  8. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  9. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  10. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  11. Imogene Thomas at
  12. Nina King at InkPaperSequins
  13. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery

There are a few Stampin’ Up! specials this month. One is a Designer Series Paper Sale that is quite special!! Buy 3 get one FREE!!


The second is for those who Join Stampin’ Up!!  Everyone who Joins Stampin’ Up! to save on their favorite stamps, inks, and papers will receive a FREE family of inks!!! That’s 10 ink pads for FREE! How awesome is that???


The Creative Way – A Product Feature

I adore sharing with you guys all about one product each month! This months feature product is the color Granny Apple Green!! I love the modern fresh feel of this awesome color!!! To see more about Granny Apple Green check out this month’s first post in the Series!

Day 2

Day 3

Thanks for stopping by Westside Paper Creations!  I so enjoy sharing with you guys!  I hope you will continue to hop along to see all the amazing Christmas projects the Inking Royalty have in store for you!!



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Posted by on Jul 8, 2017 in Dare to Dream, ink as watercolor, Nature Sings | 1 comment

Nature Sings for an adventure….

We all love adventure! For some it’s canoeing, hiking, fishing, or other amazing out-door activities that gets their hearts a pumping. For others is the unpredictability of everyday life that draws them in.  The chance to make each day new and exciting by simply embracing what is right in front of them.  Embracing every moment of life. The awesome highs and the lows.  I kinda lay somewhere in between the two.  I love the adventure of something new. Like hiking or canoeing in a different spot or trying a new technique with cards. Or painting. Painting is always an adventure of trial and error.  I adore sketch style of stamp. Buy almost every one in this style. But, then I’m not quite sure how to make them look as wonderful as they should. I love the sketched look. But, I’m really not sure what to do with it.  It is always fun experimenting and seeing what comes out of the time with these stamps. My most resents addition to the sketched look stamp collection is, Nature Sings.  A beautiful NEW stamp set!!!  It is perfect for holiday crafting.

Nature Sings

 Last Saturday, I was  working with the Natures Sing stamp set while working on Christmas cards (I Know) I was thinking about all the possibilities this set has. It would be a great Masculine Birthday or thank you.  I decided to pair it with Dare to Dream.  Christmas card coming soon!  Promise you…

Dare To Dream

This set is so fun because you can build phrases together. For the perfect sentiment. Like “let the adventure begin” or “you are sweet as can be” I used “Everyday is an adventure”

  • The moose is stamped in Basic Black on watercolor paper
  • I used Wisteria Wonder as the sky. A simple wash of color is a great way to create a background for the moose.
  • The last step was to add some texture with the Soft Suede. With a wet paint brush and a little ink. I added splashes of color.

Card making is always an adventure. There are very few true mistakes. While making this card I got ink on the banner.  Normal, I would start over and make that element of the card again! But, trying to embrace what happens, I decided to grunge the banner instead of replacing it.   I have been trying to learn different ways to add bows to cards. This card did not seem right for a “traditional” bow.  So, I created a little bow like element. I’m not sure that I actually like it…I am though trying to embrace its prescience.

Each of your comments makes me smile! Please, comment HERE.

I would love for you to join my team.  My stamping friends are the best.  When you join under me not only do you get to be apart of my team.  But, you will also be a member of the InKing Royalty!  The best stamping community around!!!   Stampin’ Up! has a great July Join event going on!!!  So want you join me now????  If you have any questions about Stampin’ Up! or Joining Now, please feel free to contact me at

Join in July, get Free products!!!  Everyone who joins in July will receive the Carols for Christmas stamp set. Don’t know that set???? It is bran new for the Holiday Catalog!!! You also get the Essentials Gift Pack. This pack includes paper snips, grid paper, snail adhesive, a bone folder, and two D stampin’ blocks.  Exclusive to Christmas in July!!

When you spend $50 in July Stampin’ Up! will give you $5 to spend in August!!!  For every $50 you spend in July!!! Let’s all say Merry Christmas in July!!!!

Below is a list of products used in making this card! If you have any questions feel free to comment below.

Supply List

Have a great Saturday!  Be creative every day and love your life.  Embrace the adventure of the ordinary and the extraordinary!  Hope y’all all have amazement…
Peace my loveys-


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