Thursday, November 4, 2010

Royal Blog Tour

Welcome to the Fall edition of the Royal Blog Tour! I hope you are enjoying your tour through the Kingdom.
The stamp set that is used in this Castle is "A Word for You." The great thing about stamp sets that are just words is that there are so many other stamps sets that you can use with them.
My 1st project is a scrapbook page made with one of the double sided die cut sheets out of the Nursery Suite Specialty Designer Series Paper.

The pictures of the baby are my youngest son, Robert (now 4), the day he left the hospital & when he was about 2 weeks old. The simply adorable words & the oval around it are quick accents from the coordinating Nursery Suite Quick Accent stickers. The words " Baby Welcome to the World" are from the A Word from you Stamp Set, stamped in Baja Breeze ink on whisper white cardstock & punched out with the wide oval punch. Then I took the 2 3/8" scallop circle & punch out another sheet from the Nursery Suite Specialty Designer Series Paper. The middle of the page is the Baby tees jumbo wheel in baja breeze ink on whisper white cardstock. Then colored with pear pizzazz, baja breeze & daffodil delight stampin' write markers. Then I glued it to a piece of pear pizzazz cardstock before gluing it to the page.

This Happy Anniversary card looks lovely & is super easy to make. The base of the card is basic black cardstock. The the whisper white cardstock I ran through the Big Shot machine with the paisley prints side of one of the texture plates in the Texture Plates #4 set. Then I stamped the words "Happy Anniversary and many more to come!" from the A Word for You stamp set at the bottom in basic black ink. Then I placed a bit of the 1/2" Ravel Lace trim around the whisper white piece & glued the whisper white to the basic black. Done...wasn't that simple.

For this birthday card I was trying to step out of my comfort zone with the colors. Normally I would not use this many bright colors together on 1 card. But I took some of my favorites, daffodil delight, mambo melon & rich razzelberry then added some whisper white to create this card. The base is daffodil delight, layer #2 is mambo melon, layer #3 is rich razzleberry, then on the 4th layer, whisper white, I stamped the words "Happy Birthday with a Cherry on Top" in rich razzelberry in the corner. On another piece of whisper white I stamped 4 different size of circles from the Circle Circus stamp set in each color plus a second one in melon mambo. I cut all 4 circles out. The 1st & 3rd circles I glued flat to the whisper white layer but the 2nd & 4th circles I put on with dimensionals just to give it a pop off the card.

My last card is an extremely easy card. I love items that are pretty & simple. Don't get me wrong I love elaborate items too but sometimes it is just nice to have something simple & pretty. This card would be great to send as a Thank You note or when a friend is feeling blue. The color (poppy parade) just make me smile. The base of the card is poppy parade. The top layer is whisper white that I ran through the Big Shot machine (just love it) with the square lattice embossing folder (just love them too) & a square wooden frame (found at any craft store). This gives the open space in the embossing. Then I stamped the words "For You from Me" in poppy parade ink, glued it onto the base & I was done. Under 5 minutes & that probably includes getting all of your supplies out.

BLOG CANDY OFFERING - Thanks for stopping by my castle. Make sure you sign up to win my Blog Candy. Which includes Lovely Flowers Designer Series Paper, Boxes & Tags Petal Card in Soft Subtles (great for gift wrapping), 2 Build a Bear Cards, A Card made with Bridal Bliss stamp set, Old Olive Striped ribbon, Background Basics set of 4 stamp set & an Only Orange classic stamp pad. To win my Blog Candy please email me with your name & contact information (non Stampin' Up Demonstrators Only please) or place it in the comment section of this post. Once the tour ends I will contact the winner.
Thank You for stopping by my castle. Enjoy the rest of your visit through our Kingdom.


  1. Hi Kristy! Love your projects! My favorite is the Scrap Book Page, of course! Great to share the tour with you!


  2. Love your cards, but that scrapbook page is just precious. Thanks for a chance to win some candy.


  3. Wow Kristy, I love them all but a baby always has my soft spot. The scrap page and the next card would be my fav's. Thanks for sharing.


  4. Wow! great job and awesome candy!!!

    teri couture

  5. Hi Kristy, you did an awesome job on your projects, I love the scrap page.
    Very nicely done.

  6. Such an adorable scrapbook page, great porjects

  7. sweet, sweet projects!!!!!! excellent scrapbook page!!!!
    stamperbz at msn dot com

  8. Love all the great ideas! I would love to win your blog candy! I especially like the scrapbook page you designed! Keep the great ideas coming!

    SuAnn Guynn

  9. Great scrapbook page!!
    Sharon L

  10. This is a stamp set I hadn't noticed, but love how you used it in your samples. I'm not a demo, and appreciate the chance to win blog candy!
    kit_marie09 at yahoo dot com

  11. I can't win the blog candy, but I wanted to tell you that I love your projects. I, too, like to keep things simple. I especially love your black and white anniversary card.

  12. great way to show case a sentiment stamp set- great selling point- the baby layout is the best

  13. Love all your work! The baby layout is just precious!

    Cindy Marchant

  14. Really great projects. The cards are so sleek...thank you for sharing your ideas!

  15. Fantasic....Everything is as Beautiful as your baby boy. Thank you for being a Princess and sharing your artwork.
    Marisol Gutierrez
    atouchof_sol at yahoo dot com

  16. I'm not eligible to win your blog candy, but wanted to let you know I enjoyed your projects. Your son is beautiful and so is your site!


  18. super cute .love your projects. Dianne Bell

  19. I really like the birthday card!
    Lynn B.

  20. Love the anniversary card. Thanks for sharing your talent.

    Roberta Fieth-Bond

  21. Kristy, you did an incredible job! I love, love the scrapbook page. Thanks for being on the tour.

  22. Love your scrapbook layout!

    Susan W

  23. Great ideas. I love the frame idea. Couldn't figure out how to get that empty space, thanks.
    Great blog.

  24. I love how you used the circle I know what to do too.

    Thanks for sharing your talents

  25. the frame is my fav. share, but everything's great of this tour SUSAN (

  26. What a sweet scrapbook page!

    lisawhs808 at aol dot com

  27. Great cards! thanks for the inspiration!

  28. Love your projects, especially the scrapbook page. Thanks!

    Kristi K

  29. This is a terrific set and I really like what you have done with it.
    Thanks for offering great blog candy.
    Theresa in Kitimat

  30. Everything is amazing... I love your scrapbook page!

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

    okj83 at live dot com

  31. Great projects!
    Kjerstine Young
    youngwedding at frontier dot com

  32. Adorable scrapbook page showcasing your son! Love your other work too. Thanks for offering the great blog candy. Please count me in.
    Kathy Mc
    bdlakebum at yahoo dot com

  33. Great projects and great to have you on the tour!

  34. Kristy, I love your creations. My favorite was the baby scrapbook page. It is totally beautiful. Hugs and blessings, Martha Lucia Gomez

  35. Beautiful projects I, too love the baby scrapbook page! TFS with us

    Vickie Steele

  36. Great Job with all of your projects.
    Thank You for sharing and Thank YoU for being on the tour