I am so excited to welcome you to the ROYAL BLOG TOUR!

I hope you are excited to be here!

I will go back to my regular posting schedule after the tour – this post will be at the top of my blog until the tour is over.  I will have a Create with Connie & Mary Challenge Post on Saturday – so scroll down below this one if you want to see that one.  Create with Connie & Mary winners and new blog candy are posted below this one so scroll down if you want to see those.

On the tour you will visit Princesses from all over showing you different styles of stamping and different stamp sets.

Have fun on the tour!

My featured Stampin’ Up! stamp set is the Herb Expressions (#113224) set!  This set offers images from four different herbs – Thyme, Basil, Rosemary and Lavender along with four sayings that coordinate with each one.  I have Thyme and Rosemary growing in my yard – lots!  I have created three projects to show you during the tour I hope that you enjoy them.

Project 1 – Set of Cards in a Box

This is a set of 4 cards in a clear box.  The colors I used are Kraft (the new Crumb Cake), Soft Suede, Certainly Celery and Lavender lace.

Each card uses one of the four herb images and on the inside I added the coordinating quote.

I used the Certainly Celery Satin Ribbon along with the Soft Suede Polka Dot Ribbon on each card and the box.  A Certainly Celery Button and some Linen Thread finish the front.

Check back on my blog next week to see each card in detail and a full supply list.  I can’t show you everything today because I want you to have time to complete the tour.  You can sign up for email updates by clicking on the link to the right and then you won’t miss it.

Project 2 – Herb Seed Journal

My second project is an Herb Seed Journal.  This is based on the design of a matchbook.  I originally created a small version of this project (I’ll be sharing that in the future) for something else and decided to adapt the idea to this. 

The inside consists of pockets made from the Glassine Bags in the Occasions Mini Catalog.  Inside each pocket I have a card that includes places to keep track of your seeds and a packet of seeds.  I created the journal card using My Digital Studio.

I included 4 pockets – one for each of the images in the stamp set.  You can keep the seed packet and the journal card in the pocket so that the following year you’ll know what you bought, what you did, what worked and what you need to change so you will have lots of herbs.

I will have more information on this project later next week and more pictures for you to see – so be sure to come back.  I need to move on to my next project now.

Project 3 – Flower Pot

When I first decided to use the Herb Expressions stamp set for this tour I had this idea in my head to stamp on a flower pot.  I went through several pots and several different ways to get the effect that I wanted.  I also made a plant marker which needed to be waterproof so it couldn’t be made out of paper.  I was very happy with my end result.  If you want the details on how I made these please come back to my blog next week and I’ll posting the instructions.

Inside the pot is a bag of potting soil tied with ribbon and a tag and a packet of seeds.  I think this little flower pot would be a great little teacher gift – tell the teacher thanks for all the “thyme” they spent with your child this year.  I did something similar years ago when my boys were younger.

I hope you liked all these ideas.  Come see me again and leave me a comment – you have the chance to win blog candy!

I’ll be giving away Blog Candy after the tour is over.  You must live in the US to win the blog candy – but you can leave me a comment even if you don’t.  Here are the details on how to enter:

1.  Leave a comment on this blog post with your name and if you are demonstrator or customer and which project is your favorite.

2.  Sign up to receive email updates from my blog – there is a link in my side bar on the right-hand side of my blog .

Blog Candy prize:

Picture This stamp set (wood mount), Botanical Blooms stamp set (wood mount), and the consumable supplies to create the card box project and the herb seed journal project featured in this post.

The winner will be announced on my blog after the tour and I’ll also send the winner an email.

And don’t forget to visit the main Royal Blog Tour Blog – if you didn’t start there it is the start of all the Royal Tours and has the details on the Royal Blog Tour Blog Candy.  Along each tour there are clues for a chance to win a BIG SHOT die cut machine or other prizes!  That’s very exciting so be sure to read the rules on how to enter.  Good Luck!

Your Royal Carriage awaits you please click on the Glass Slippers to continue your journey!

Thanks for stopping by!