Thursday, November 4, 2010

Welcome to My Castle

The following are projects that I made for the Royal Blog Hop:

Welcome to my Royal Castle; I am so thankful that you have stopped by! I hope your journey through our Royal Blog Kingdom has been enjoyable and we thank you for accepting your royal invitation to attend our blog hop! I have several samples for your enjoyment using the stamp set, Pocket Silhouettes.

I used one of my favorite color combination for this card.  This card was very simple to make, and you can dress it up many different ways.  For this card, I choose to keep it simple and clean.

Stamp Set: Pocket Silhouettes
Markers: Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive
Papers: Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
Accessories: Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Old Olive Ribbon, Dimensionals

For my next project I decided to do a monochromatic card using one of the new In-Colors, Poppy Parade.  I used the Scallop Square Clear Die (page 207) for the card front, which was mounted on a piece of 4"x8" Whisper White that folded in half.  The designer paper I used is from the Hostess Level 1 Designer Series Paper Pack.  To create the medium sized square, I used the new Scallop Squares Duo from the Holiday Mini Catalog.

Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes
Inks: Poppy Parade
Papers: Whisper White, Poppy Parade, Designer Series Paper Pack - Hostess Level 1
Accessories: Big Shot, Scallop Square Clear Die, Scallop Squares Duo, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Poppy Parade Ribbon, Scallop Square Extra-Large Punch, Whisper White Brads, Paper Piercing Tool, Dimensionals

I used a color combo that I have never used before and like how it turned out.  I stamped the flower image first with Chocolate Chip, cut out a circle on a post-it-note using my 1-3/8" circle punch and layered that over the image.  I then sponged Marina Mist over the card front and around the circle.  Love how it creates an effectof a moon.  Added some brads, a library clip and layered on a piece of designer paper from the Woodland Walk papers.

Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes
Inks: Chocolate Chip, Marina Mist
Papers: Whisper White, Marina Mist, Woodland Walk Designer Paper
Accessories: Silver Brads, Paper Piercing Tool, Library Clip, Hemp Twine, Dimensionals, Post-it-Note

This is a card that I actually cased from an older SU catty, and tried the color combo of Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso and Old Olive.  Another pretty quick and easy card to make!

Stamp Sets: Pocket Silhouettes, Matchbox Messages
Inks: Early Espresso, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight
Papers: Early Espresso, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Accessories: Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border, Old Olive Ribbon, Hemp Twine, Paper Piercing Tool, Distressing Tool, Sponge, Dimensionals

I was looking through the current catalog, and saw this card using Pocket Silhouettes.  I thought it was cute and would be another fun addition to the blog hop.  I changed it up by sewing a border with my sewing machine and mounted the white card stock on a piece of Pretty in Pink card stock.

Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes
Inks: Regal Rose, Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip
Papers: Whisper White, Pretty in Pink
Accessories: Basic Pearls, Sewing Machine, Thread, Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Thank you for journeying through my blog.  I hope you had a most pleasant time looking at the samples I have  prepared for your viewing pleasure.


Maree said...

Love them all but your first card is my fave. It looks gorgeous with the embossing behind it :)

Alisha said...

Eileen, I love your cards especially the first one and the brown and blue one, the colours together just look fantastic.
Alisha -

Teri said...

Very pretty projects. Thanks for the inspiration!

Anonymous said...

One of my favourite sets. I love your designs.

A Touch of SOL said...

Eileen. Your artwork is LOVELY. Thank you for being a Princess and sharing your artwork.
Marisol Gutierrez

Kathy W said...

great variety in how to use sets, tfs

Anonymous said...

It's amazing what you can do with this set. Your cards are beautiful!


TIONYA said...


Jackie L Watson said...

Your cards are gorgeous, so simple and elegant. Thanks for sharing.

Created By You said...

Beautiful projects, love the first card the best :) One of my favorite stamp sets!
Sharon Field RBT HQ Crumb Cake CAstle

Robin's Craft Room said...

You did such a fantastic job with this set! I'll certainly be CASEing these!

Deb B (Debadoo) said...

This is a really cute set, and you did adorable things with it. I really love the last one.

Cynthia Ferenz said...

Very nice the different color combos. TFS!

Cynthia Ferenz
Proud Parent of 2 Soldiers

Little GTO said...

lovely variety of cards
sharon l

Ola said...

Your cards are very beautiful.... and I love those library clips!

Thank you so much for sharing!!!

okj83 at live dot com

Jeanne Nielsen said...

Great cards! My favorite is the third one with the clip and linen thread! Very nice! I did like the last one with the sewing though -- wish I could take out my sewing machine and do that too!


Lorita said...

Eileen, I love this set so seeing what you did with it is amazing.
Thanks for sharing,

Peeoknee said...

I just received this set. I love it and your ideas are great. Thanks Joyce

Sunflower Stamper said...

Great creations with that set! I don't use mine often enough-thanks for the inspiration!!

KimberlyM said...

Love your projects! Thanks for sharing.

sandi maciver said...

beautiful job on your projects

lisa808 said...

tfs such pretty cards.

Kathy Mc said...

Now I need to dig out that stamp set and knew I needed to buy it but haven't gotten very creative. You've just motivated me. Great color combos and design!
bdlakebum at yahoo dot com

Creative Art By Barb said...

Your cards are fantastic. I love the first alot.
Barb Slaughter (FL)

Tammy Q Howell said...

Love them all, great colors, great layouts!

Brenda Hugar said...

These are very, very nice cards. TFS, loved them all.

Carol Matthews said...

Lovely, sweet projects! I love them all, and your work is so excellent - thanks for sharing! (Will be CASEing!!)

beth prout said...

Love these!

Susan Carlson said...

Pocket Silhouettes is one of my favorite stamp sets. Love your projects!

Cathleen McSorley said...

Simple yet elegant. Thank you for sharing your ideas with me. Cathleen McSorley -

Marsha E said...

Love your cards! TFS

Martha Lucia Gomez said...

Eileen, your cards are awesome!!! I really love this stamp set and you did an amazing job. Hugs and blessings, Martha Lucia Gomez

Jackie L Watson said...

I am sorry you could not see my blog for the tour, the links are working today. You can email me at if you want to be in the drawing.

Penny Hanuszak said...

Your cards are just beautiful and I love how you've showcased Pocket Silhouettes in such a way that it takes a simple stamp set and moves it up to a stellar one!

Thanks for sharing your awesome blog!


Judy said...

Love your designs as always! Thanks for sharing your time and talent with us on the RBT!

Jennifer Blomquist said...

wow, so much inspiration here! I love all the color combinations and the last card is simply adorable. I'm going to have to come back and spend some more time checking everything out. TFS!

Lucia Kaiser said...

Eileen: What beautiful projects! I love the first one and what you did with the stamp! Thanks for being on the tour and as always, being such a big help on the committee.