Thursday, May 14, 2009

Welcome to the May 15 & 16 Blog Tour!

Welcome to the
May 15th & 16th
Blog Tour.
Stop # 15
Tour #5
This tour features 24 blogs!
Each blog will show case a beautiful project using items from Stampin' Up!'s Spring-Summer 2009 Idea Book & Catalog.
Don’t forget to bookmark your favorite blogs as the links that make up this tour will disappear at midnight on May 16th.

If this is your first visit to my blog, WELCOME! My name is Lori Stilger, and I've been a demonstrator since 2000. I LOVE what I do, and I love to teach you how to use your stamps and paper - my goal is to show you things you feel comfortable duplicating at home - or encourage you to ask your own demonstrator how to do what I've shown (or come to one of my classes! :D) If you see anything that you want more information about, PLEASE ask me!! I love to feel useful! LOL!
We've been asked not to give blog candy on this tour, because it seems to take a lot of time to enter. ;D So there's no candy TODAY - but come back on MONDAY, and I'll have BLOG CANDY for you then to win!!!!!

My featured stamp set today is SIMPLE FRIENDSHIP, item #113397, shown on page 92 of the Spring/Summer 2009 Idea Book & Catalog. I LOVE this stamp set - as a matter of fact, if you come back on Monday, I'll have one more project to show you and a clickable list of photos of projects I've already shown, all done with this stamp set! :) I encourage you to bookmark my blog, and come back often - I try to make sure to post five days a week, and that adds up to lots of ideas! :) (Click on any photo to enlarge it!)
Now, on with what you came here for - the SAMPLES! Unless it's something that needs more explanation, I'll just put the recipe down for you.

This is a little 3"x3" card. I stamped and embossed the Cameo Coral piece first, then punched out the 1-3/4" circle in it. I put it over the Chocolate Chip card stock, then used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to center the medallion stamp in the punched-out area. I stamped the medallion, then took off the Cameo Coral piece and embossed the medallion.
Card stocks: Cameo Coral, Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel
Ink: Whisper White Craft
Stamp set: Simple Friendship

Accessories: 1-3/4" circle punch, white embossing powder, embossing buddy, heat tool

Card stocks: Almost Amethyst, Lovely Lilac

Ink: Almost Amethyst, Whisper White Craft

Stamp set: Simple Friendship

Accessories: Big Shot, Box #2 die, 1-3/4" circle punch, white embossing powder, embossing buddy, heat tool, 5/8" satin ribbon (page 17, Occasions Mini catalog)

This is a 6"x6" scrapbook page. The current special from Stampin' Up!® is purchase three packs of Designer Series Paper (including WALK IN THE PARK in the Occasions Mini), and get one free! There are two other specials; if you're interested, please email me!

Card stock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Brilliant Blue, Pretty in Pink

Ink: Brilliant Blue

Stamp set: Simple Friendship

Accessories: Mini glue dots, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Aqua Painters, word window punch, paper snips, dimensionals, Walk in the Park DSP

This is the final sample for today - and I LOVE it. :) It's very simple to do, but I think it's pretty stunning - if I do say so myself. :D

The flowers are stamped on the Going Gray card stock underneath the vellum; I stamped them in Whisper White Craft ink, then allowed it to dry before putting the vellum on top.

Card stock: Whisper White, Vellum Cardstock, Going Gray, Brushed Silver metallic

Ink: Pink Passion, Whisper White Craft

Stamp set: Simple Friendship

Accessories: Whisper White eyelets, Crop-a-dile, Irridescent Ice Embossing Powder, embossing buddy, heat tool, Pretties Kit (hat pin body)

That's the end of today's samples from me! :) I really hope you enjoyed them! Please leave me a comment telling me which one was your favorite and why! I'm always interested in what other people think! :D

Now, allow me introduce your next stop, Barbara Dondero. Barbara's blog features the GREAT FRIENDS stamp set from Stampin’ Up!

Click on the "Next Blog" icon below to start your excursion and travel to Barbara's blog. This icon will be used through-out the tour to help you find your way to the next blog.
Grab your favorite cup of joe & enjoy the tour
Link removed - tour ended! Don't forget to come back MONDAY to enter to win!


Cheryl said...

Lori while they are all wonderful I simply love what you did with that butterfly. Gorgeous.

Jeanne Nielsen said...

Beautiful cards and scrapbook page! TFS!

Teri said...

Great job. Thanks for sharing. I loved the butterfly card. It truly is STUNNING.

StampingSelene said...

Beautiful Job! I may have to invest in this set!

TABray said...

I do love that last card! I haven't used vellum in a while. I need to get it out more often!

Carol P said...

My favorite is the pink butterfly card. It's awesome!

Anonymous said...

made it the butterfly~!!! Barbara Carr

Audrey said...

Great cards! I do like them all, but the 3x3 card! So striking in its colors!!!

kchristensen said...

I like the butterfly project; the iridescent ice makes it look so special!

twist said...

Hi, Lori!
I liked the first card - the 3x3" Simple Friendship card. I like the color combination and the way you used white around the edge as a border.

Great tour - what a fun idea!

Hetty said...

Beautiful arteork! I just love the butterfly with the beads and the wonderful sentiment below.

Susan Timmerman said...

BEAUTIFUL! I LOVE the card with the butterfly! Why did I never think to use the stuff from the Pretties kit that way?

Liz said...

Awesome work! I love the butterfly card!

njburk said...

Just cruzin through and thought Id stop and tell you your projects are great. You did a wonderful job. I'll try to come back on Monday to enter for the BC!

Mary Davis said...

Hi Lori: I love your butterfly card that has uses the pretties kit. I have been wondering how to make antenae, and now I do. Thanks for sharing.

Jean from jlfstudio said...

I really liked the color combo and design of the first card but the vellum butterfly card really knocked my socks off! I liked the use of the eyelets to hold it all together.

Thanks for sharing the creativity - Jean

Chris said...

I liked the colors and composition of the first card best!Hugs from Michigan

Tea said...

Love your cards and projects - great work. Love this set too!

Diane said...

Wonderful use of this great set all the projects are great!

Julie said...

Beautiful I love the colors you picked out for both the cards and scrapbook page!

Heather Wright-Porto said...

Love the cameo and chocolate combo!

And of course I'm gonna have to try a butterfuly pin card!

Thanks for sharing,

Kelly said...

Lori, they're all beautiful but my favorite is the butterfly card. I love the idea of using the hat pin for the body! When I got my pretties kit i had wondered how I was going to use them!


Becky in East Tennessee said...

WOW! What a sexy picture!!!!!!!! Look at those hot chicks eh???? ☺ I really love your layout and I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE that Butterfly card. TOTALLY have to case that!

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