Saturday, July 25, 2009

Blog tour - DAY ONE!

WELCOME to my blog! I've been so excited about showing you some wonderful creations I've made with my feature set, THE MORE THE MERRIER. It's a level three hostess-only stamp set, which means you can only EARN this stamp set by hosting a party that has over $500 in sales. Contact your demonstrator - or, if you don't have one, ME! :D - for details!!! (You can view this stamp set on page 17 of your 2009/10 Idea Book & Catalog!)

I HAVE BLOG CANDY TO GIVE AWAY AT THE END OF THIS TOUR! All you have to do is leave a comment - and you may enter each day, so up to THREE entries per person! Be SURE and leave your email address so I may contact you. I'd really like to know what you think of each day's entries! The winner will receive SWEET LITTLE SENTIMENTS, a retired hostess-only stamp set, valued at $12.95!

Now, on with the show! I'm going to show you three samples each day: one card, one 6x6 scrapbook page, and one 3D project - and I'll probably have a few more to throw in as we go! :D IF you don't see something one day that floats your boat, come back the next day! :D Who knows what you might find??

Also, there are a LOT of samples on my blog. Please bookmark me, so you can come back when you have more time, and look around to your heart's content. :) My goal with my blog is to show you projects that YOU can do at home, not that you'll look at and say, "HOLY SMOKES! That's GORGEOUS!!!", and then not even attempt. :D I want you to know you can do it, and - if you don't like a color combo or a certain accessory, CHANGE IT! - and then DO it. :D

Please note: You can see any of the pictures larger by just clicking on them!!

If you have ANY questions, PLEASE don't hesitate to ask me! My contact information is in the sidebar; I'd LOVE to hear from you!


The Card

Card stocks: Crushed Curry, Soft Suede, Dusty Durango (All new IN COLORs for 2009/10!)

Ink: Jet Black Stazon


Accessories: Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Series Paper (DSP), IN COLOR Stampin' Write Markers, dimensionals

Super-simple, right? But It's a really fun card, and not your traditional colors!

The 6x6 Scrapbook Page

This page was designed by my dear friend, Amy. Didn't she do a great job?? I never would have thought of these colors together!!

Card stock: Basic Black

Ink: Basic Black, Chocolate Chip


Accessories: Razzleberry Lemonade DSP, sponge, paper snips, dimensional

AGAIN, super-simple, and REALLY original!

The 3D Project

This is a 2-4-6-8 box; take 1/2 of a sheet of card stock (so, it's 5-1/2"x8-1/2"). Score along the 5-1/2" side at 1". Turn and score the 8-1/2" side at 2", 4", 6", and 8". Using paper snips, snip UP from the bottom to the 1" line along the four score lines. Take the little corner where the 1/2" tab is off; fold, and stick everything together with Sticky Strip! (Clear as mud?? Maybe, if you tell me to, I'll have to do a video tutorial on this one!)

Card stock: Dusty Durango, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip

Ink: Dusty Durango and Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write Markers


Accessories: Dimensionals, 1-3/4" circle punch, 1-3/8" circle punch, 1-1/4"circle punch, 1" circle punch, paper snips

Wouldn't this be a fun place setting favor for your family's Thanksgiving feast? You could fill it with candy corn, too, but it's not out in our stores yet. :D

OK!! I'm off to do even MORE wonderful samples to show you! :) I hope you enjoy yourself today on the tour - and then, please take the time to STAMP something!! :)


Sharon Field / Created By You said...

Gosh, I loved those little birdies when I first laid eyes on them... and your card makes them even more special!! I've bookmarked your site, I'm sure others will too... great site!

babyjsmom said...

Wow, love your projects and I can't wait to come back and view more.

Lynne said...

love the colors in your birdie card. Will be checking out the rest of your site!!

Jennifer Scull said...

such fun projects! :)

Carolyn said...

Great projects, especially love the scrapbook page, so simple but gorgeous. thanks for sharing

ceashark at aol dot com
carolyn s

Yvon7 said...

Yes Amy did a great job. Love the card. Those birds are so funny.
Nice job on the tour blog.

carpediem said...

Such great projects..just love the card!! The blog tour idea is so wonderful...we're getting a chance to see so many samples from the new catty! laura j

kwg8r said...

cute cute Halloween page. I could definitely do that. Thanks.

Carol P said...

Wonderful projects with this fun set....great job!

Lorianna said...

Great website
Beautiful cards
Thanks for the blog candy!!


terri said...

Thanks Lori! Loved everything especially the first sample. Thanks for sharing! Terri (

Carey said...

I forget about stamping on the DSP. What a great example of it. I am going to have to run in and try this one.

StampinCathy said...

Your projects are wonderful and so inspiring. I just love your creative style. Thanks for a chance at some sweeeeet SU goodies.
stampincmeyers at yahoo dot com

Elaine said...

This is one of my favorite sets, so fun. Love you cards

Beth said...

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

Sarah said...
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Sarah said...

Thank you for sharing your wonderful projects :-)

willsygirl at gmail dot com

gocanucksgo said...

Great looking projects! The first card is so adorable. Thanks for doing a giveaway =) keep up the amazing work! canucks _ revelation at yahoo dot com

Heather A said...

Lovely projects Lori. I will be returning to see your other ones. I really like the bird card but the 6x6 page is a cutie too.

Teri said...

Very cute projects. THanks for the chance at candy.


Susan Hackney said...

Love all your projects.

susan.hackney at gmail dot com

Manhattan Mandie said...

Wow! Great project ideas! Was happy to see a scrapbook page in there too!!! Will be back to see more!

Mandas1610 at sbcglobal dot net

deborah345 said...

I love the card with the little bird, all bird sets are the cutest. Thank you for great inspiration.

deborah345 underscore 2 at yahoo dot com

deborah345 said...

For got to add a big thanks for the directions on making the tall box - this is something I will differently do.
deborah345 underscore 2 at yahoo dot com

Krista R. said...

I love the more the merrier set and the colors are simply beautiful. This one caught my eye and love love it.

Thanks for sharing!!

Krista R.

PunchDrunk said...

I LOVE the card!!! Each time I see this set used, I like it better and better :) Great job, Lori :)

martha said...

What clever ideas. I can't wait to use this set!

Anonymous said...


What great samples! I really love the first card:)

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

Julie A.

rush8888 said...

i like small scrapbook pages, and this one is great! large pages seem too daunting to try to fill up all of that space.

lisa808 said...

The possibilities with this set are endless. Thanks for participating in this fun tour and for the chance to win your blog candy. My E-mail is lisawhs808 at aol dot com.

Bethany Keeney said...

The birds are cute and I love the paper.

jengd said...

I love your acorn bag! The colors go together so well and the tag is the perfect size on there!

Kate Cecil said...

Thanks for the great samples!!

Connie Fouts said...

Love the crushed curry card the best.

Sandra said...

love the birds! thanks for all the inspiration!
slbt17 at yahoo dot com

Victoria S. said...

Love the birds very cute!
vschnorr at go-concepts dot com

cinmfoster said...

Great scrapbook page and acorn bag. Thanks for sharing.
Cindy F.
cinmfoster at aol dot com

Anonymous said...

Having a party next week...hope to earn this set. Thanks for showing it's versatility.
T. Blue

fam4farm said...

The card with the cute little birds is adorable, but my favorite is the scrapbook page because that is my hobby. Cheryl email:

Janet Swofford said...

Your projects are all just wonderful! You are so creative to have so many looks with the same set! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!

Anonymous said...

I got to get this set! I love your creations and will be subscribing to your blog. Thanks for sharing!

Karen Moyer

Boo said...

Love all your ideas! Especially the scrapbook pages!!
Thanks from Mississippi!!


Sue Stevens

Deborah said...

Cute projects. love the Bag covers - I can see lots of ways to use the stamps you showcased. Thanks for the chance at some candy from Massachusetts.


Deborah Meggison

melinda said...

Love the snowmen samples. All your samples are great. Thanks for the chance to win blog candy.


Anonymous said...

Love what you've done with this set! The pumpkins are cute...mary jo

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