Thursday, November 4, 2010

Welcome to the Royal Blog Tour!

Greetings to you, dear visitors and welcome to my Castle!  Hope you're enjoying the Royal Blog Tour so far.  This is my very first time on the RBT, so I am very excited to welcome you all. If you're just hopping on the tour, feel free to follow along by visiting the previous or next castle simply by clicking on the glass slippers at the bottom of this post.  This post will remain on top until November 8th, so be sure to check  the posts below for any new ones I post during this time!

For this tour, I'm showcasing the Artistic Etchings Stampin'Up! stamp set.  I thought it was the perfect set to play with, since there's a fabbie crown stamp in this chic little set!  My projects are all in the Crumb Cake/Cherry Cobbler {or Riding Hood Red in some cases}/Basic Black Motif and I also paired that with the Love Letters and Newsprint DSP's.  Are you ready to take a closer look?  Let's start off with the Butterfly tag:
I had fun using the Two Tags Bigz die, Beautiful Butterflies Bigz die, and Tasteful Trim Bigz XL die.  Let's say I'm a big fan of the Big Shot and used it quite a bit in all my projects today.  Next, let's have a look at my crown card..
It's the perfect card for a Queen or Princess - don't you think?  Well, who can't use a crown bookmark in their everyday lives?  {heehee!}  This bookmark is a fun magnetic one.  Not only does it sass up the card, but it's a great way to dress it up without adding extra bulk!  So that saves you a coin or 2 since no extra postage is required, AND you get away with a cute card without using ribbons or buttons!  Pretty cool, eh?For those of you that have visited my blog before, you'll know that I'm a big ribbon and button sort of girl, so it's rare for me to NOT use these embellies on a card!  Now, I've discovered that I can go without every now and then without compromising on cuteness ;) Ok - how about we take a look at one of Paris's famous landmarks?
It's the Eiffel Tower, of course.  I had fun using the scallop trim border punch and coordinating border corner to frame my Eiffel stamp.  I also got to use some pretty scraps in the background, too.  I can't get enough of that Love Letter DSP!...down to the scraps, even!  Now, for this next card, I've been inspired by cards using the curly label to create a unique looking background. 

It's a pretty neat pattern effect!!  I did my own take by using the Top Note die.  After creating the pattern on a piece of cardstock, I ran it through the Big Shot using the Top Note die.  I also used the Decorative Label punch for my keys and dressed it up with a bit of seam binding and a button.  And finally, to our last picture - a view of the cardbox that holds all these project goodies.

So what did you think?  I'll be posting instructions and supplies for these cards on my blog next week, so come on back and visit.  I hope you enjoyed perusing my section of the castle :) 

Before we say goodbye, did I mention I'm offering Blog Candy for this tour?  Yes, indeed, my Royal Subjects!  You can win a Scallop Trim Border Punch {NOTE: This is the fun punch I used for the Eiffel Tower frame}! 

To enter my Blog Candy giveaway, you'll need to:
Leave me a comment on this post by 12 Midnight, Pacific Time, on Nov 8th {You can tell me what you think of the projects or just say hi!} 

Please make sure to include your email address {or your blog url}, otherwise my dear Royal Subject, if I cannot contact you, I'm afraid you won't be eligible to win!   What a pity that would be, wouldn't it?

For those of you that would like to "disguise" your email in the post, you can write your info like this:   yourname at emailaccount dot com.


I'll be picking a winner at random using random.org.  and will be announcing the winner on my blog on November 10th, which will be a most joyous day, since it'll  be my 10 Year Anniversary as a Stampin'Up! Demonstrator.  WooHoo!  Hope you'll play along!

Thanks for visiting and I hope you enjoy the rest of your journey through all the castles!


84 comments:

Jamie Adcock said...

Great projects! I love them all.

sweet craf-tea chick said...

rose, i'm looooving all your projects! they are soooo super gorgeous! love those stamps and the color combo and papers! thanks for sharing and have a fabulous friday and weekend!! *hugs* steph :)

Megan McDonald said...

Wonderful cards, love them.
megan76@ihug.co.nz

Jacque said...

This is one of my favorite paper and stamp combos. Thanks for sharing. They are beautiful.

Alisha said...

The colours you have used are so suited to that stamp set, I love how you have used them all. Thanks for sharing your creations with us.
Alisha aj73@optusnet.com.au

Teri said...

You id a great job here! Love everything!

Teri
tericout at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

What beautiful projects Rose!
I love, love, love the tag!
Hugs from SD,
Kris

Liane Peden said...

You did a wonderful job with the set and paper. You have inspired me to break open my DSP that I have had forever and haven't opened!
I will email you my email address!

Lori Mueller said...

OMGosh....these projects are beeeuuuutiful! LOVE 'em! Well, since today is my birthday, maybe this will be my lucky entry number that Random.org will absolutely be thrilled to pick! LOL! Thank you so much for the inspiration...love visiting your blog.

Lori Mueller
mike_latschs@msn.com

Carolyn Sharkas said...

absolutely awesome projects, I love this set and I love that background made with the curly label punch, too. thanks so much for sharing.

ceashark at aol dot com

Karen said...

Love your projects.....the colors just pop.....thanks so much for sharing
karen at scrappybit@msn.com

Jennifer S. said...

Fabulous work! All your projects are just great.

jschuler2000 at yahoo dot com

Laura said...

Great projects. I love this set and your color combination.

Laura
bemjar@comcast.net

A Touch of SOL said...

ROSE...Love it all...Especially the Top Note Die with that cool pattern...Thank you for being a Princess and sharing your artwork.
Marisol Gutierrez
atouchof_sol at yahoo dot com

Margaret said...

I love your projects. The layouts and images are perject with red and black combined.

Cynthia M. said...

What regal colours!! Beautiful job.
millanclan@bell.net

Cindy Marchant said...

Love your projects and style very much!

Cindy Marchant
lcm1180@gmail.com

Frances said...

What a great sampling for this stamp set. Love your ideas. Will definitely be casing some of them. Thanks for sharing!

Wendy Hawkinson said...

I really didn't think I 'needed' this set, but you are right--who doesn't need a crown bookmark. ;)

You made beautiful projects for the tour. Thank you so much for sharing!

~Wendy Hawkinson
www.gotrubberwillstamp.blogspot.com
stampiepoo@gmail.com

Marina said...

Thanks for showing how to use stamps that I own the new way!

Susan Carlson said...

I love all of your projects : ) I made reference to your web site this week. Check it out!

B.J. said...

Really great projects! Thanks for sharing.
bjhrn1@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I love your blog! I am on it all the time! Such great projects and ideas!

Jessica Booth
jcbooth@xplornet.com

TIONYA said...

You, my friend, have amazing talent! I couldn't even pick my favorite because they are all spectacular!!

Thank you, Princess!

Helen F. said...

Beautiful cards, Rose! I love this color combo ~ just stunning!

Kathy Mayfield said...

Awesome... Love your ideas! Thanks for sharing...

Janine said...

Your projects are so awesome, I absolutely love visiting your blog and I visit almost daily. Thank you for sharing your amazing talent and for giving me new ideas to create using this set. Love your work.
Janine

Michelle Single said...
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Michelle Single said...

Ok, I didn't follow directions... I love the projects, all of them, because, I, too, am addicted to my big shot!
Wannastamp@gmail.com (forgot this first time) - bad me!

Jackie L Watson said...

I love your cards and projects and can't wait for your instructions. jackielwatson2009@hotmail.com

catherinedewaal said...

These creations are beautiful. I love them all. Thanks for sharing!
catherinedewaal@hotmail.com

Patrice H said...

Wow I just loved your projects. I just love this paper and stamp combination. It is by far my most favorite of all. Good choice.

Patrice H
trygod20@verizon.net

Cathleen McSorley said...

I love your site. I love your cards.Thanks so much for sharing your talent with me.
Cathleen

cmcsor9101@aol.com

Megan said...

Your colors and mixes of patterns are just great! meganm1979@yahoo.com

Babe O'Mara said...

I love the color combination. Looks just super. What a great job you did on all your projects. Thanks for a chance to win some candy.

Babe O'Mara
youiesmom@att.net

Created By You said...

All beautiful projects Rose!! I don't know how you find the time with your busy schedule.. just naturally talented!!
Huge Hugs,
Sharon Field RBT HQ Crumb Cake Castle

Regina Mangum said...

Wow, Rose! Stunning, just stunning!

Kris Sobolik said...

Wonderful projects, thanks for sharing them all!
Kris Sobolik
ksobolik@hotmail.com
www.maddiebugdesigns.blogspot.com

allison said...

I love your royal blog tour. All of your cards have given me inspiration to stamp again. Love the color selections and ideas. Thanks for sharing- allieqdub@gmail.com

Jill said...

Very nice work... I enjoy your style. I just book marked your site. Jill Nolan from Peach Parfait.

Streed said...

That DSP is really pretty! As were all your projects!

Kristi
streed1 at juno dot com

Anonymous said...

I like the card the best. I have wanted this set forever. Great job!
Gale
galesmith at earthlink dot net

MuseMyWorld said...

I love your projects. They are all fabulous, vintage and unique!! I have been wanting this set for a while now, and I think you just made me buy it. Great job on the projects! Ashlee - aedkctact@sbcglobal.net

Deb B (Debadoo) said...

wow, congrats on being a demo for 10 years. I just passed my 5 year mark. Aren't you clever! Love the curly label/top note card! All your projects are great!
Deb B
stampindebs at aol dot com

Kathy said...

Thanks for sharing your projects! Great stuff!

Kathy
kjcummings63@gmail.com

Stampin'Kat said...

love your projects! your top note card was especially innovative! thanks

Kathy Thisted
kthisted@comcast.net

Cynthia Ferenz said...

Great projects and color combo! Congrats on your upcoming 10-r. SU! anniversary!

Cynthia Ferenz
Proud Parent of 2 Soldiers
stampindragon@verizon.net

Tammy said...

Nice blog, glad to have found you.

reneydavis@aol.com

Little GTO said...

I love your own personal designer paper. Great ribbonwork.
sharon l
sharon.lemon@sbcglobal.net

Winter said...

Oh My! These are so pretty! I love all the houndstooth and I LOVE the top note card! I have to try that! :)

Sheryl said...

Hi Rose. I loved your projects. Thanks for sharing!

gocanucksgo said...

Hi Rose! Happy 10th anniversary as a stampin up demonstrator!! Your cards and tag are fantastic. I love your choice of colours. Keep up the amazing work =)
canucks . revelation at gmail dot com

Ola said...

OMGoodness... I love all your projects, the colors are beautiful!

Thank you so much for sharing & the chance to win!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com

Jeanne Nielsen said...

Great projects! Love them all! So vintage-looking! Congratulations on 10 years!

Jeanne
jvn89@aol.com

~amy~ said...

Magnificent girl!!!!! Love the classic color combo & all your projects!!!

Marsha E said...

Great projects with great color combos. Hard to choose, but my fav is the card using the curly label for the background. TFS
cmc_marsha at bellsouth dot net

Lavender Angel said...

Beautiful projects.

lavenderangel@centurytel.net

Peeoknee said...

Love the color combo your using. And I think the stamp set matches the tour:) Love the layouts of everything....Joyce stampahaulic@comcast.net

sandi maciver said...

love your projects, hard to pick a favorite, they are all so very unique

lisa808 said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful projects and for the blog candy chance. Happy 10th SU Anniversary!

lisawhs808 at aol dot com

nitestamper said...

Rose, your work is just exceptional!!!!!love your projects!!!!
congrats on your 10 uear anniversary as a SU demo!!!!!
WOOHOOO!!!!!
hugs,
chat
stamperbz at msn dot com

Mary B. said...

Rosemarie,
First let me congratulate you on your upcoming 10 year anniversary with Stampin Up...Awesome! I love your projects! Cherry Cobbler is my all time Stampin Up color to date! Thank you for sharing your time, talent and candy!
Sincerely,
Mary
magrosso60@yahoo.com
www.poeticstampertoo.blogspot.com

Theresa said...

I love your projects. I use a lot of red, black and white on my cards, but I really like how you have used crumb cake with them.
Thanks for offering blog candy.
Theresa in Kitimat
tfredric@citywest.ca

Kathy Mc said...

I'm really liking the Top Note Die decorated with the curly label punched design. Divine effect and your colors pop!
bdlakebum at yahoo dot com

Creative Art By Barb said...

First, Congrats on 10 yrs....
Second, your cards were absolutely fabulous. I enjoyed looking at them and hopefully case'ing them too.
TFS,
Barb Slaughter (FL)
stamper0910@yahoo.com

Ilene B. said...

Absolutely Gorgeous projects! Thank you for sharing, will have to CASE these!
Ilene (iebyrne at yahoo dot com)

Tammy Q Howell said...

Love those colors and papers. Neat way to use the punched pieces!

Brenda Hugar said...

Great stamp set and even greater projects. Loved them all. The Eiffel tower card is fantastic and I loved the Top Note card, too. TFS

Martha said...

Congrats on 10 yrs! Holy Cow! Love the colors you used.

Martha Haddock
stampinmartha at hotmail.com

Janet Swofford said...

Oh my goodness! Your projects rock! I especially love the card using the curly label punch background. So cool! I'm going to have to try that:-) Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!
Inky hugs,
Janet
janet@swofford.com

Kelli C said...

I loved your use of the designer paper. Thank you for sharing.

Kelli C
kelsie8331@comcast.net

Chris said...

Love your projects!
Chris
jackaroojrt@yahoo.com

April said...

Great projects. Loved the use of the curly label punch on your card.

April
apriljackson19 at frontier dot com

PinkBlingCrafter said...

Hi Rose, OMG this cards and tag are amazing !! I love how you put them all together!!! So loving that paper:)

Hope you are having a great weekend:)]HUgs,
Norma

Connie F said...

Hi! Thanks for sharing your projects with us. Love the Royal Blog Tour! cmfouts431@sbcglobal.net

Martha Lucia Gomez said...

Rose, I adored your style and creations. Hugs and blessings Martha Lucia Gomez. malugomez0@gmail.com http://stampartpapel.blogspot.com

Boo said...

Love your blog and your ideas!
Thanks for sharing how you made them. Thanks also for the chance to win blog candy!
Sue Stevens
sls1219@aol.com

~Olga said...

I love all these fabulous projects, your always sweet and talented! I have a sweet blogger award waiting for you. ENJOY! XOXO ~Olga

Debbie Peterson said...

Love the projects, especially the tag! Thanks for sharing!
Debbie Peterson
debbielyn23@comcast.net

Judy said...

Looking forward to those directions! Love all of your projects, but especially the uniqueness of the Top Die Card! Thanks for sharing your time and talent on the RBT!

Jean Fitch from jlfstudio said...

Happy anniversary Rose!!

Love all the glorious Artistic Etchings projects. My first and favorite stamp set from the new catalog and my favorite papers so what's not to love. Looking forward to spending time looking around a wee bit more too.

Jean Fitch
jlfstudio at live.com

Jennifer Blomquist said...

Wow, there is so much creativity and inspiration in these projects; thanks for sharing them. I love your work and these projects are fab! I especially like the curly label punch background and how you used the layers of ribbon on the last card.

Jennifer
jennifer@nwstamper.com
www.nwstamper.com

Lucia Kaiser said...

Rosemarie: Your projects are just gorgeous, and I LOVE your color combination. Thanks for being on the tour and for being such a big help on the committee.

Jaygirl said...

Hello there HRH Rose! Your projects rock!!!