Saturday, July 25, 2009


I am so excited to be a part of the Royal Blog Tour and to feature Peace Within a new stamp set from the new 2009-2010 Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalog. I loved this set the moment I saw it and it was one of the first I ordered from the new catty. The set is small, just four stamps, two pictures and two sentiments, but I think it will prove to be very versatile.

My first card features the sleepy, peaceful cat and uses the new In Color Rich Razzleberry along with a favorite of mine Old Olive. I did a lot of stamping and cutting to add dimension to this card and as you will see later eve delete part of the picture. The only thing wrong with this picture is that the cat is in the chair not me!

My second card is a very simple card using Soft Suede and Bella Blue Designer Series Paper. I added some pizazz with the butterfly - punched with our new Butterfly Punch. I had planned to watercolor card too, but ended up using markers to color the stamp and then I stamped it on watercolor paper. The only part I colored in was the bird. I liked the simple look with the different colored flowers.

My last project for the blog is a bookmark card. I placed the sentiment on the card and again on the bookmark. I like to frame cards like this and so I didn't want the sentiment to disappear with the bookmark. I love these because they're quick and easy gifts, but ones with a very personal touch! This design idea was cased and I will provide more details including a link to the instructions following the blog tour.

What I love to do with a new stamp set especially one like this is sit down and see how many different stamps I have that will go with it. In this case I used Le Jardin with card number one, card number two was strictly this set and my third project included the sentiment from Sense of Time and the background from the new set Paradise. I actually found three different sentiments from three different sets to go with this sleepy peaceful cat in just a quick look through my stamps. I'm always amazed at how the stamps work with each other and expand our stamping horizons.

Be sure to bookmark my blog or sign-up for the feed and come back on July 30th for more details on these projects!

BLOG CANDY DETAILS: Like many of the blogs on this tour, I am offering BLOG CANDY. For Stampin' Up! Customers and demonstrators. I am offering a set of four different Sale-a-bration 2009 stamp sets. For demonstrators I am offering a set of instructions for these three projects with supply list and cutting instructions if they have the Sale-a-bation sets and would prefer the projects. These instructions are perfect for a Stamp Camp or Stamp Club. I will be drawing two names To be entered into the drawing simply leave a comment including your email address and whether you are a demonstrator or customer. Winners will be contacted and announced on my blog July 30th.

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