Saturday, July 25, 2009

Royal Blog Tour

Hi Everyone and welcome to my part of the “Royal Blog Tour” . I’m very excited as this is my very first Blog Tour and I thrilled to be on it. I signed up to do a few things with the “Autumn Days” Stamp Set. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.

Here we go:

This first card is done showcasing the Pheasants in the set. The base of the card is Basic Black and is cut to 5 1/2 x 8 1/2”. The second layer is Crushed Currie and is 3 3/4” x 5”. The Dusty Durango piece is cut to 3 5/8” x 4 7/8” and I stamped the Inspired by Nature background stamp in Versamark for some added texture. The next layer is 2 7/8” x 3 5/8” of White Glossy and is what the image piece is on. The wheat is done by first loading your stamp with Versamark and then Soft Suede, then onto the cs and clear emboss. hint: did you know you can emboss any color simply by stamping in Versamark first? I then brayered with Soft Suede, Crushed Curry and Dusty Durango (actually borrowed this color and brayering idea combo from my friend Selene) . I stamped the Pheasants with Chocolate Chip Craft and clear embossed on Crushed Curry and the other on Dusty Durango and cut out. They are then popped up with Dimensionals. Oh!!! Don’t forget to mask your moon by using a circle punch and a post it note and sponge on your color of choice.

I hope you like this one….comments are always welcome and especially necessary if you’d like a chance to win my Blog Candy!

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Autumn Days 003

This next card uses Lots of Circles and the Pinecone Image. How’s this for an extra Special Holiday Card? I used my Circle Scissors from Stampin’ Up! for the various circles cut from Very Vanilla and Soft Suede. I love this color. I wanted it to be Elegant and so decided to color some of our White Organdy Ribbon to match. You do this by using a sponge dauber and your ink pad. It works beautifully! I hope you like this…don’t for get to leave a comment…

now one more share for you……scroll down…………

Autumn Days Pinecones -2 003

Here is my final card for the tour……this one features the little leaf image. I stamped the image with Versamark on Crushed Curry, Dusty Durango, and (my favorite) Soft Suede, YUM!!! they cut the leaves out (not for the faint of heart) and placed them on a piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock that I had dry embossed with a circle template I had made. Kind of like little platforms for my leaves. I added the reverse side of our Polka Dot Ribbon in Soft Suede and matted it on Crushed Curry, Dusty Durango and the base is of course Soft Suede. I thought it looked a bit plain (so did my downline Sharon) and I decided to add dots with my Soft Suede Marker around the circles. I think it’s just the right touch, don’t you?

Autumn Days Leaves Dotted


Don’t forget to comment on my blog if you’d like to be entered into my Blog Candy Give-a-way! My Blog Candy consists of "It's a Loop Thing" Stamp Set and a Package of "Loop to Loop Rub-ons" from Stampin' Up! d like to qualify this by stating that you may not be a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator to enter.

I hope you enjoyed this part of the tour as much as I enjoyed having you. Hope to see you again real soon….and as always….

Have a Stampinglee good Day!




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150 comments:

Gail S. said...

I love the Pine cone Season's Greetings card. Simply elegant. Thanks for sharing!! gslagle@nctc.net

Kay Kalthoff said...

Awesome projects - I especially love the Christmas card and the way you dyed the ribbon - soooo elegant! Thanks for the great ideas!
Kay

Teressa Thompson said...

Lee, what can I say? Beautiful and elegant as always! I can't believe you cut out those leaves! Daunting!! You are a force to be reckoned with!

Hugs,
Tee

Susan said...

More elegant cards. I especially love the 3rd card with the three embossed circles with leaves. Beautiful work as always on all of them.
Susan

Rebecca said...

Thank you for sharing your creative work! Love what you did with this stamp set! Becky K

Jackie said...

Wonderful cards! I think those leaves were die cuts until I read the post - wow! Great job!

Jennifer Weide said...

Wow, Lee, GREAT samples! Love them all! Fellow demo & Princess, don't enter me, just wanted to say WOW!!!

Kim Ross said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for the chance to win! :)

Lauren said...

Oh I love the last card. It is beautiful. Thanks for the great idea!

babyjsmom said...

Wonderful projects and great site.

mariah@oliveirafamily.com

Susan said...

Your cards are simple, elegant, and beautiful.

lisa808 said...

Beautiful cards. All three are very nice, but I have to say the first one is my favorite. It is stunning. Thanks for participating in this fun tour and for offering candy! My E-mail is lisawhs808 at aol dot com.

Anonymous said...

I am in love with the last two cards. I love your simple yet elegant designs.
Katie B.
katiejf@cox.net

Jennifer Scull said...

this is one of my fave sets in the new catty! your samples are wonderful! :)

Terry Molineux said...

OMgosh Lee your designs are gorgeous I especially love the last one with the circles and leaves...

What a great job and thanks for sharing! Love your new blog look too forgot to mentions that awhile ago!

Ilka said...

Gorgeous cards, love the dry embossed then dotted circle idea!

Anonymous said...

I just love your nice clean look fall card...I am a fan of the white background .........thanks for the hard work.
Debbie
essay18@verizon.net

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing, you are an Inspiration!

Liz
eab130866@hotmail.com

Yvon7 said...

Love the leaves with the piercing. Never seen that before. Great ideas.

kwg8r said...

the pine cone Christmas card is beautiful. Someone already said it, but elegant!

Monica in Florida
kwg8r(at)hotmail(dot)com

jguyeby said...

I love you samples. I love this set. Demo....
http://jguyeby.blogspot.com/

Nannette said...

I really love the pheasants! Beautiful cards and ideas!
nmderrick@embarqmail.com

Darren, Desi, and Raileigh said...

What beautiful cards! I love the simplicity of the pinecone seasons greeting card- it does look very elegant! Thanks for the blog candy :)

Desi
drgdlgletterboxers@yahoo.com

StampinCathy said...

Your cards are fabulous and so inspiring. I just love the technique, colors, layouts, stamps, and details you used on each card. Really loving all the SU MOJO on this Royal Tour. Thanks for a chance at this sweeeeet SU candy too.
I'm not a demo.
stampincmeyers at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

So pretty! I love it! Thanks for sharing!
Missy

melinda said...

I love your cards especially the pinecone one. Thanks for the inspiration and for the chance to win blog candy.

Cindy said...

I am a demo, so can't win, but would like to say what a great presentation of this set. Love the pheasants.
Cindy

Robin said...

Oh, I love the pine cone Christmas card - so elegant!! Thanks for the chance to win.

Robin
rdo1958 at charter dot net

windchase said...

Your cards are beautiful. My favorite is the holiday card.

Sarita
windchase@shaw.ca

Beth said...

My first visit to your blog. Beautiful! Thanks for a chance to win!
bethbeaty at earthlink dot net

Bogner's said...

I very much enjoy your last card. They were all stunning, but this one takes the cake! Beautiful. I am not a demo and would love to be in your drawing!

gocanucksgo said...

Great work on all 3 cards!! I love the look of your last card. Keep up the fantastic work and thanks =) canucks _ revelation at yahoo dot com

ktstamps said...

great cards. Love your stuff! kt

Manhattan Mandie said...

Awesome cards! I love the simplicity of the leaf one! Thanks for the chance for blog candy!
Mandas1610 at sbcglobal.net

Susan Hackney said...

Very pretty cards.

susan.hackney at gmail dot com

pam said...

Lee,
As usual your cards are just beautiful. I'm a follower on your blog. Wouldn't want to miss anything. Thanks for the chance to win some candy.

jmniffer said...

Amazing work! I like every one that you posted. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win some great blog candy. jmniffer@comcastdotnet

Teri said...

I am a customer. Love your site and all your projects.

tericoutatyahoodotcom

kastenc@sbcglobal.nt said...

Hi, Lee -- love the leaves card stamped in Crushed Curry, Dusty Durango, and Soft Suede. That is truly an elegant card!

All three cards are magnificent!

Julie A. said...

Lee-

You cards are gorgeous! I really love the Season's Greetings card. It looks so elegant and I also love the circles around the leaves on the last card. I'm glad I read, because at first, I thought it was paper piercing. The dots are perfectly spaced:)

Thanks so much for sharing and for the chance to win:)

Julie A.
thearvins@verizon.net

Bethany Keeney said...

Love the leaves! So simple looking.......but wouldn't want to enter them in a swap! I'm a Demo.

PunchDrunk said...

Beautiful cards!!! I can't decide if I like the pheasant or the Christmas card best... but all 3 are fabulous! I'm excited about the possibility of some SWEET blog candy as well :)

Kathy Hamann said...

I just love the first card with the pheasants. Very vivid and takes me to autumn just looking at it. I'm not a demonstrator. Love your site.
Kathy Hamann
khamann@gmail.com

Kathy Hamann said...

Not a demonstrator. Very fond of the pheasant card. GREAT!

Hope said...

I really enjoyed your spot on the tour. I am new to stampin up and loved all the new techniques I picked up in your blog alone. :) Thanks!

Hope Cottrell
hopecottrell@gmail.com

Tenny Kusuma said...

Love your cards, especially the last one. It's gorgeous!
Tenny Kusuma
santoso10ny@gmail.com

Lagene said...

Love your phesants...Not a demo, so please enter me to win. Lagene

Little GTO said...

Lovely! Each one is lovely in its own right.
Sharon L
sharon.lemon@sbcglobal.net

Susan G said...

Beautiful cards--love the pheasants! Thanks so much for offering great candy. Sure hope I'm lucky. I need to come back and visit your blog at greater length.
geddiesusan@hotmail.com customer

Stampin_melissa said...

Wow Lee, your projects are all so beautiful and elegant! I am a customer and would love the opportunity for your sweet blog candy!

Melissa
melissa.banian@gmail.com

rush8888 said...

that last card! i am just starting to cut out images from dsp and stamp images. yes, it requires patience, but the end result is worth it. thank you for being in the tour.

Home with the Holland's said...

I love your fall leave card!

aliciacholland@gmail.com

Jenn in GA said...

i am an SU! demo, so please don't count me in the blog candy drawing, but i had to leave a comment about the Christmas card. SO BEAUTIFUL, and so easy to mass produce! thanks for the tip about dying the ribbon. wonderful! would love to know which sizes the circles are, if you have time to email me.

Alison W said...

Love your cards and blog! awoodstock@comcast.net

Sandra said...

very cool, this is one of my favorite new stamp sets
Thanks for the inspiration!
Sandra

slbt17 at yahoo dot com

myfairlady2511 said...

Wow--love the clean and simple style of the last card. Thanks for sharing your art!

Melany (demo)

Jennifer said...

Love your use of ribbon---beautiful.

carpediem said...

Awesome cards...all of them! Love the first one the best...so elegant!
laura j

Britiney said...

Beautiful work. I especially love the one with the colored organdy ribbon. I'm going to try that.

Andrea Walford said...

Fantastic! The 'Season's Greeting' card is so elegant! Love the pheasants as well!

Lucia said...

Lee: Beautiful. I especially love the white card. -Lucia

A Touch of SOL said...

Lee...these are gorgeous...The Seasons Greeting is so elegant...Great job! It was pleasure getting to know you. Thanks for joing the tour.

Anonymous said...

Great cards Lee! Thank you for sharing.
Debbie
debbielyn23@comcast.net

Kate Cecil said...

I love your cards, especially the Christmas card. thanks for joining in on the fun!!

Scrap N Yap said...

This is MY first tour as well!! I loved the accents on the leaves!!

Tara
aunttara@hotmail.com

leenda said...

WOW Lee! Amazing artwork for your first blog tour!! Excellent!!

Linda C.
leenda1 at cox dot net

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

Love how you did the Pheasants card.

laurie said...

Your work is WONDERFUL! I think your Christmas card is the loveliest I have seen, so simple, but so elegant.

Laurie in MN said...

All your cards are terrific. The pheasant card is an attention getter.
Thank you for offering blog candy.

Anonymous said...

I've bookmarked you in my favorites because I liked what I say on your site. Will be back for some more ideas when the dust settles. Cathy Miller

craftyM said...

Absolutely LOVE this set and what you have done with it! It makes THE best masculine cards and your Christmas card is SO very elegant. And I can't believe you actually cut those leaves. You are a real trouper! Love your work. Thank you for a wonderful stop on my tour!
Marita
kmskfam@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Love your cards! Thanks for the chance to win!
-kt
ktyoung1@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Great papercrafting but those pheasants and papercutting on the leaves...WOW!
Hi from Michigan-I'm a customer
chrisd
cndomino@yahoo.com

Kathy said...

That last card is my favorite!
klarrivey@comcast.net

Diane S. said...

Lovely cards, thanks for sharing!

dcstansberry@hotmail.com

sandi maciver said...

Your projects are absolutely stunning, thank you for sharing with us

Anonymous said...

I love the stamp choice, the colors and the clean lines. Beautiful and neat.
MaggieDruydess@TheSeekerSeerAndSage.com

jengd said...

I find I'm always cutting pieces out and I LOVE your cut pheasants! Gorgeous! jgerwigdively@hotmail.com

Kathy W said...

I am demo, but totally love your samples- awesome job!

Doris said...

Love your samples and have forwarded your page link to one of my friends who just purchased this set.

Sue said...

Fabulous projects, stunning! TFS

Victoria S. said...

Love your projects - thanks for sharing.
vschnorr at go-concepts dot com
Customer

Jackie Kenny said...

gota get that Pheasant great mans card. Jackie Kenny

Diane said...

Lee, I'm a demo, two stops in front of you! So not here for the BC, just wanted to tell you your cards are beautiful thank so much for the inspiration!
Diane

Leadonna said...

Absolute-Lee beautiful! Sorry, couldn't resist the play on your name! Anyway, they are such elegant cards. I love your work and frequent your site often for inspiration. Thank you for sharing.

Lea Kimmel
leadonna24@aol.com

Karen said...

It looks like I am in the majority as I love your second card too! Very elegant!

Carolyn said...

Royal tour is such fun, thanks for participating. The autumn cards are so awesome.
gvcv_paws@mchsi.com

Wendy Hawkinson said...

I love how 'clean' your cards are and how elegant they appear. Thanks for sharing them. :)

Sue said...

The pheasant stamp is intriguing. I really like your card! So many stamps, so little time.

Sue
ssmcneill@hotmail.com

Cheryl said...

Beautiful cards. I like your choice of stamp set. Thank you for sharing. Cheryl fam4farm@yahoo.com

Michele said...

Love the cards and am really enjoying this blog tour.
michele.l.turner@dom.com

Krista said...

Very pretty, like what you have done with this color
Krista (kbaldwin@powercreative.com)

Anonymous said...

I love that you embossed circles under those leaves. It's adorable! Susan carlson_susan@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I am glad you joined the blog tour. I loved your projects and thanks for sharing.

Diane
tdharris1@cox.net

Anonymous said...

thanks for the blog candy offer to win. Beth
Bethluvs2kraft@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Still and forever, you will be my favorite demonstrator.

dawnd said...

I love your clean, elegant style! Thanks for sharing with us!

dawn
dawndivinny@yahoo.com

Sue (csgrecco@comcast.net) said...

I think I can honestly say your cards are by far my favorite of any I've seen on the blog tour yet (and I'm in my third path!). And that's saying a lot because there are some beauties out there. I will definitely be refering back to your blog time and again for inspiration! Thanks!

lillegs10 said...

Lee,

Absolutely fantastic cards with this stamp set and all so completely different. It really shows the versatility of this set. I don't think I could pick a favorite, I loved them all! Thanks,

Lisa
lillegs10@ yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Wow, such beautiful cards!! Great tour.
T.Blue
tmblueb@hotmail.com

Jeannette said...

Thanks for sharing. Loved your cards
Jeannette

Anonymous said...

Lee, you've made me want to get this set and case your beautiful pinecone "Season's Greetings" card! You hit the mark on that one - simply elegant and perfect!
mary.schultz@nexxpost.com

Jackie said...

Lee - the pheasants are so beautiful - I will have to use that idea! Jackie
jackiestamps9@yahoo.com

gmlittle1 said...

always wonderful work. Love all of them. Thanks for sharing

Bev said...

I love card # 2 - It is so elegant and I must CASE it for some of this years cards. All are pretty this one just really grabbed me.

Jennifer said...

Nice samples! Thanks for sharing1 I am a non-demo from Buffalo, NY

StampinCarol said...

I like the Pinecone Sentiments the most! Such elegance! The other cards are really cool, too!

Katie J. said...

LOVE your elegant style! I think card #2 is my favorite! thanks so much for sharing your talent and ideas! Katie J.
dave-katie-ecom@comcast.net

Kathy Salameda said...

my favorite is your holiday card - so elegant

Kathy Salameda
kathyangel@comcast.net

carla starry said...

what gorgeous cards! I never thought to color the ribbon! I just love these! thanks for sharing. I am a SU demo, and really appreciate your sharing!
Carla

Nancy L. said...

Wow, your cards are amazing!!
fellsmeresun at bellsouth dot net

Janet Swofford said...

These samples are so elegant especially the white one!Stunning! Thanks for sharing your talent and for the chance to win the awesome blog candy.
janet@swofford.com

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards. So elegant. Thanks for sharing.

Marilyn

M2MPerez at nyc.rr.com

Anonymous said...

Oh, Lee, your creations are gorgeous!!! I will definitely be stopping back often.

I am hoping to win some blog candy.

Tiffany Moyer
tiffanymoyer@hotmail.com

Selene Kempton said...

you are amazing my friend. I wasnt crazy about this set, but you've certainly changed my mind... beautiful job!

cmmartindale said...

Christmas my fave!

Very nice cards :)

Christine

cmmartindale2005@yahoo.com

Alex said...

Love the pinecone card! just beautiful and simple! Thanks for sharing!

alexwpg@hotmail.com

Chriserendipity said...

Lee, your cards are absolutely superb! I love the look of your brayered pheasant card, and the 2nd one is sooo elegant! Thanks for the great inspiration!

Chris in Calgary, AB Canada

Becca said...

Fun Stuff! TFS!

Jen B said...

I absolutely love the fall leaves card. Simple yet beautiful. Well done!

Jen B
jenbrow2 at yahoo dot com

mjrichins said...

very nice.
mj

richinsmj@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

All your cards are excellent; I especially loved the subtle suede Christmas with the dyed ribbon...just elegant. Not a demo. Mary Jo mdmjtaylor@msn.com

Anonymous said...

You are doing great on your first tour.
Debbie
debbieanderson@rogers.com

lindaannga said...

OMG!!! What great cards!! I love this stamp set and can't wait to get it! I am sure I will be casing these!! Thank You!! I am a SU customer!

Linda C.
lindaannga@ymail.com

Linda said...

GReat blog, lots of inspiration. Thanks, Linda

Mélyane said...

Oh! I love the last card you made with the embossed circles the little leaf images
Thanks for the chance to win!!
melyane at live dot com

scraphappy908 said...

Your cards are beautiful. I just love the second one with the pinecones. It is stunning! I've seen samples using this Autumn Days set but wasn't very impressed. It has now become a must have for my stamp collection! Thanks for the wonderful ideas!
Amy S.

Deb said...

Great cards! I love this set, too! Thanks for sharing!!

Debbie

Anonymous said...

WOW your cards are so inspiring!! I can't wait to see more! Thanks for the awesome blog!

Kimber Kindle
KraftyK_here2play@yahoo.com

Tina said...

Very elegant samples. Is this another set that I HAVE to get? TFS!

Anonymous said...

GReat samples! THanks
Erin M
themileurs@msn.com

mjjjjtw said...

I really Love your pheasant card. It is Beautiful. I Love the way you done the other cards and was able to use the other stamps in the set. Thanks for the ideas and the Blog Tour and Blog Candy. Jayne

mjjjjtw@yahoo.com

Kathy said...

I absolutely love your holiday card! Stunning!

Alicia said...

I love your Season's Greeting's card and your Season of Thanks card. Both just jumped at me and said "COPY!" I'd write more, but now I have the urge to stamp something right away! THANK YOU!

Alicia
arcrr(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

joyfuljan said...

Lee, All the projects as beautiful but the 1st one is definitely a WOW. Thanks for sharing. Blessings!

Jan
joyfuljan at bellsouth dot net

Mandy said...

Love your projects! Thanks for the chance to win!
mandybcherry@hotmail.com

Bonnie said...

I love the platform for the leaves. Great job.

Lynda B said...

Autumn is my favorite season. I really enjoyed seeing your work.

Lynda B
barney595@yahoo.com

Jessica said...

Loving these ideas!! I might have to CASE one (or all) of these!
jessgos1313@msn.com

Anonymous said...

Your cards are AWESOME!!!!
Jackie Pritchett
jaclynnmarie@yahoo.com

Boo said...

Love the Christmas card and dyeing the ribbon - such a fabulous idea!! That could just be my Christmas cards!! I am a customer, not a demonstrator.

Thanks from Mississippi!
Sue Stevens
sls1219@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Love your cards. My brother would love a card with something like this on it. Yes he's a "Grizzly Adams" type.
Ronda Hinman
erhinman@wmtel.net

Anonymous said...

i love those cards... thanks for this chance screnaud@hotmail.com

Susan said...

These are wonderful. It's nice to know that someone else cuts a lot of stamps out too. I spend sooo much time doing that for my daughters' birthday invitations.
I'm not really sure how you made the moon, with a post it?
Anyway, beautful samples.

susancolgan@comcast.net

Lori Rowe said...

I love the card with the leaves on it! I too love the new soft suede color!

Lori R.
LMaclaren@aol.com

adh said...

Thanks for the amazing project ideas.
Amy H
amyhaskedakes@gmail.com

Kristy said...

I love the first card - the colors are beautiful. All your cards are so different but all great. Thanks
Kristy
mrsworm@hotmail.com

MRedding said...

Beatiful cards! Love your work!

Michele Redding
MRedding@cuckooschicken.com

melinda said...

Thanks for the great samples. Love the blog tour. Thanks for the chance to win blog candy.

Melinda
hamiltondm@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

You have such a talent, and I so look forward to seeing your creations! Brayering - how I love it...........now all I have to do is master it! You give so much inspiration to me and I cant thank you enough. One of the best things I have done is to become a follower on your blog. Thank you so much for your generous nature and sharing. Cheers, Gwen