Thursday, November 4, 2010

Royal Blog Tour

Hello weary traveler of the kingdom, welcome to my castle!  I hope you will enjoy your royal visit with me.  I am showcasing the Something Sweet stamp set today.  This is a fun and versatile set that can be used with the Sweet Treat cups and filled with candy or other goodies.  For my flower I filled the Sweet Treat cup with nerds.  Don't they make a great flower center?  I stamped lots of leaves in the background, see how some are darker and some are lighter?  That is called "generational" stamping.  You stamp twice with each inking so some images are darker than others.  Another technique I used on the card is using reinkers to color the pearls.  You could paint them any color you want to!  Just use a few drops of reinker and paint over the pearls with a paint brush then sprinkle on clear embossing powder while the ink is still wet.  Heat the embossing powder and let the pearls cool. 

I stamped and cut out 4 leaves and embossed them with the clear embossing powder  and used them along the stem and on the sentiment.  It took a while to cut out all the flower petals but this card can be made fairly quickly. 

The second card uses the fish image in the stamp set.  I stamped 2 little goldfish in Pumpkin Pie ink and cut them out.  I stamped a little scene using a stamp from the Just Believe stamp set and sponged on a little Bashful Blue for the water and some Crumb Cake for the gravel.  The circles I used first for the "gravel" and then decided they would make dandy bubbles are from the Circle Circus set. I added a fishbowl base with the Round Tab punch in Brushed Silver cardstock.  The sentiment is stamped in Not Quite Navy and a strip of the cute little pearls are added under it.  A few larger pearls in the upper corner and a ribbon at the bottom finish off this fun fishbowl card. 
The third card is one I made before the color renovation but I wanted to share it with you anyway so you can see another idea for this set using converstion hearts to fill the Sweet Treat Cups and stamping the background with different color hearts.  I used the cute gum machine image from the stamp set on this card. 

Blog candy time!  I'm offering this beautiful retired stamp set, Of the Earth and a 4-pack of Bordering Blue color, the inkpad, marker, small wheel cartridge and a refill to keep them all juicy and working for a long time.  Just sign up as one of my blog followers and post a comment about one (or all 3) of my projects and be sure to leave contact information so I will know how to contact you if you win.  If you don't want to leave it with your comment, you can email it to me at wrightplace4@mindspring.com so I can know how to contact you. 

80 comments:

Jackie L Watson said...

Awesome projects and clever use of the stamp sets. I love the fish in the bowl card the best. They are adorable. Thanks for sharing.

jguyeby said...

I love the fish bowl the best. Very creative.

Jennifer Eby
jguyeby@verizon.net

Babe O'Mara said...

I love the fish bowl. So cute!!! I just became a follower. Thanks for a chance to win some candy.

Babe
youiesmom@att.net

Alisha said...

Elaine I love them all!! but the second one with the fish would have to be my favourite, thanks for sharing your lovely work.

Alisha - aj73@optusnet.com.au

Tammy Q Howell said...

Very pretty! Love them all. Very talented.

Dale Morin said...

Love the fish card!

stampnscrap2003@hotmail.com

Teri said...

I love all of your projects! So cute! I also love the beautiful cards you made under this post! Too pretty!!

teri
tericout at yahoo dot com

Marsha E said...

Great projects using the cups! Gotta say that fish bowl is just too cute!! TFS.
cmc_marsha@bellsouth.net

Janet Swofford said...

I love all of your cute,cute projects! I have never tried these sweet treat cups and I really need to. They look like so much fun. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win the candy:-)
Inky hugs,
Janet
janet@swofford.com

A Touch of SOL said...

Elaine...BEAUTIFUl...My fav is the first one. Thank you for being a Princess and sharing your artwork.
Marisol Gutierrez

Cindy Marchant said...

Super cute and creative projects! LOVE the fishbowl!!!!

Cindy Marchant
lcm1180@gmail.com

Karen said...

love your projects....but those little fish just grabbed me...how stinkin cute that was !!!!
Karen
scrappybit@msn.com

Sue said...

Love all the great ideas! Thanks for sharing your talent!

nitestamper said...

so, so CUTE!!!!!
wonderful projects you made for this blog tour!!!!!
tfs:)
stamperbz@msn.com

jean said...

Great projects. Cute fish bowl.
tfs

Anonymous said...

I likes the heart candy machine the best
The colors are the best
Thanks for sharing with us

Linda
Linda.Knors@yahoo.com

please include me for the candy

Linda Peterson said...

What really cute ideas! Love all of the ideas you have!

Linda Peterson said...

Forgot to leave my email addres:
craftylin1968 at aol.com

Marina said...

Elaine,
your Christmas projects give me a lot of inspiration!
thank you,
Marina

carolinatrails said...

Beautiful cards!

Kristi Kirk said...

Love all your projects! They are so playful!

kreationsbykristi@comcast.net

Kristi Kirk said...

Love all your projects! They are so playful!

kreationsbykristi@comcast.net

lisa808 said...

They are all great projects, but I really, really like the fish bowl!

liswhs808 at aol dot com

Kathy W said...

fun projects, love the fish bowl one the best- might case that one

Cynthia M. said...

I especially love your little fishies. Their colours make me think of sweethtarts! Yummy
millanclan@bell.net

Sue A said...

Love what you did with this set - it gave me som enew ideas! Thank you.

Sue
sueastheimer@yahoo.com

Anita said...

Stunning projects! My favorite is the gold fish card. anitamocha@charter.net

Anonymous said...

Elaine, i've enjoyed seeing what you've done with this stamp set - very creative and "sweet" ha ha! Thanks for sharing your talents with us.
Amy Phelps
dhaephelps at gmail dot com

B.J. said...

Really enjoyed your projects. The Sweet treats is a great idea. Great job.
bjhrn1@gmail.com

JoAnn Porter said...

I loved all your cards but I think the ones with the treat cups are just adorable. JoAnn JodyCooks@hotmail.com

Tionya said...

Oh how I love your fishy bowl!! Just way too cute!!
Thank you for sharing!
tionyalynn@yahoo.com

trygod20@verizon.net said...

I'm a gum ball fan I just love that you put sweet tarts in it :) the fishes in the bowl is adorable also.

Patrice Herrera
trygod20@verizon.net
www.mylittlepatchofdirt.blogspot.com

Deb B (Debadoo) said...

Love your designs! That fish bowl is just adorable.
Deb B
Stampindebs at aol dot com

Jae said...

They all look fantastic! I love all of them. Great work and I can't wait to see more!

Mary (aka Muffin's Mama) said...

Great projects; I especially like the gold fish bowl; great use of the round tab punch. TFS!

Anonymous said...

Love the fish bowl.Great projects. Dianne BELL peggydiannebell@yahoo.com

MidnightCrafter said...

Cuteness - I have to agree with all the others, the goldfish bowl is precious!! Would be a cute party invite or scrapbook accent!
Great cards!

Verna said...

Ilove the fish bowl card! So cute!
Verna
vch118@aol.com

Verna said...

Ilove the fish bowl card! So cute!
Verna
vch118@aol.com

Kathy said...

I loved the first card, the flower! Very nice. Thanks for offering the blog candy

Kathy
kjcummings63@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Flower is cute, but the fish bowl is the best!
Thanks for sharing!
~nancy
javamama47@comcast.net

scrappingnana said...

Very clever projects. The little fish card is my favorite. TFS

Penny Hanuszak said...

Loved all your projects Elaine. I really liked the tip about painting the pears...awesome. I'm already a follower of your great blog.

Penny Hanuszak
pennyhanuszak@telus.net

Janice Rosenthal Rock said...

Great projects - LOVE the fishies!!

donnathames said...

Love the treat cup cards. I have always wanted to use them, and now I am inspired.

Donna Thames
dhthames@bellsouth.net

Ola said...

All of your cards are so fun & cute. My favorie is the first one... the flower is adorable, and the Nerds make a fantastic flower!

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

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com

Shellrm said...

what TERRIFIC ideas! Love your work!
michelle mccarthy
shellrm@hotmail.com

redstampinsam said...

I love the little fish the best. Very clever of you to use elements from several stamp sets and pull them all together for such a cute card. gsrmmeyers@att.net

Gwen said...

It is hard to pick a favourite! I love them all. What clever uses for the stamp set. I didnt buy this set before but I think I will have to now :)TFS
Gwen

Ilene B. said...

Beautiful cards! thanks for sharing!
iebyrne@yahoo.com

Lorita said...

Elaine,
These projects are too cute!!
Thanks for sharing,
Lorita

Kris Sobolik said...

Fantastic cards, I really love the fish bowl one :)
Kris Sobolik
ksobolik@hotmail.com
www.maddiebugdesigns.blogspot.com

Tanya Betit said...

Cute, Cute, Cute! TFS!
Tanya B.
stamper360jrn@yahoo.com
www.afflicted-addicted-stamper.blogspot.com

Marcia Santiago said...

New follower from SC...
Marcia
stampinwithmarcia.blogspot.com

latricia said...

love the fish bowl .... how cute
latricia_nelson@silsbeetoyota.com

gale.sewell said...

cute cards and love the globe things. I think the first one is my favorite.

I signed up to follow you. I really like the two christmas cards below the shoes as well.

Blessings,
Gale
gale dot sewell at indwes dot edu

pam said...

Love them all but the fish bowl is my favorite. I have become a followere.

Erin said...

I like the fishbowl the best also! Awesome blog candy, too!

Erin in Ohio
ekick01 at gmail dot com

Quon said...

I always love what you come up with on your blog. Sometimes I only wish I was that creative. Im getting there slowly but with your help and a few other blogs I am getting the hang of it. I really love the one with the fish bowl that was a very crative one. Well you know how to get me so I hope to hear from you soon.

Lavender Angel said...

actually they all were very cute!

lavenderangel@centurytel.net

Mary B. said...

I love them all but really love the fish bowl...what a great scene! Thank you for sharing and for the royal candy opportunity!
Mary
magrosso60@yahoo.com

Cathleen McSorley said...

Beautiful work. I love the fish bowl and the gumball machine. Thank you for sharing your love of stamping with me. Cathleen McSorley - cmcsor9101@aol.com

Cathleen McSorley said...

Beautiful work. I love the fish bowl and the gumball machine. Thank you for sharing your love of stamping with me. Cathleen McSorley - cmcsor9101@aol.com

gocanucksgo said...

Fantastic work on the cards! The fish bowl card is so adorable! I love the colored pearls as well. Keep up the fantastic work =) canucks . revelation at gmail dot com

sandi maciver said...

your projects are just absolutely darling

Nana Jo said...

Love your projects but love the fish bowl the best.

mmlmn@polarcomm.com

Carol Matthews said...

So 'sweet'!! Thanks for all the great ideas, and thanks, too, for sharing - your projects are super, and I love the glitter!

Hi, I'm Lee Conrey! said...

These are jut the cutest!!! Thanks for being a part of my Kingdom.

Brenda Hugar said...

Very nice! I love using those little cups and should do so more often! Are your projects are great!

Diana said...

That fishbowl is so sweet. Akadi14@aol.com

Jean Fitch from jlfstudio said...

Very inventive uses of this set. The fish bowl one really caught my eye - my cat loves it too! Thanks for sharing the time and talent with your royal subjects!

Jean Fitch
jlfstudio at live.com

jillangel said...

Wow your fishbowl was a very original and creative use of products! I loved all the projects though! Thanks for sharing!
Jill
Jilliree@aol.com

Judy said...

Adorable! The fishbowl is my favorite! Thanks for sharing in the Sisterhood of the Princesses here on the RBT!

Debbie Peterson said...

I really like the gold fish tank! that is a great idea!
Debbie Peterson
debbielyn23@comcast.net

Christi Usher said...

Elaine~~

I had to sign up to follow your blog. I have never seen the "Treat Cups" before and I LOVE how they make your projects POP!!! I think the 1st one is my favorite! But I do like them all.

Speaking of first's.... This is my 1st ever Blog tour!!!

Thank you for sharing and for providing me a chance to win some wonderful Blog Candy!!!

Christi Usher
Christi8680@yahoo.com

Martha Lucia Gomez said...

Awesome projects and beautiful creations. Thank you for sharing with us your talent. Hugs and blessings, Martha Lucia Gomez
malugomez0@gmail.com
http://stampartpapel.blogspot.com

Tracy Raymond said...

Love this stamp set and what you did with the goldfish!!! Great job on the tour!
woodray@shaw.ca

Raissa Spatola said...

Great projects! Very creative! TFS!

Lucia Kaiser said...

Elaine: These projects are adorable! Thanks for being on the tour and for all your help on the committee.

Cinthia said...

Very nice cards. I love how you made the fishbowl.
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