Saturday, July 25, 2009

Royal Blog Tour

Hello all!!! Here we are, finally, on the LateNightStampers Royal Blog Tour!! I hope you are enjoying all the stops, finding much inspiration and making new friends along the way!!
As you know, this tour is all about showcasing new product from the 2009/2010 Idea Book & Catalog. And what awesome stamp sets, accessories and ideas are in this book!!! If you don't have a new catalog yet, RUN to your demonstrator and get one!!

For my stop I am highlighting the adorable new set, Animal Stories. This set has four stamps: Giraffe, Whale, Elephant and Owl. I used each of the stamps, on four separate samples, so you can see just how cute they are!!



My first sample is using the whale stamp and I knew right away that I wanted to do a scrapbook page of my grandson Cameron playing in the tub!! My colors came from the toys in the tub, but the picture printed them out darker than they really are. The base is 12 x 12 Brilliant Blue with Only Orange, Crushed Curry and Whisper White as my accents. The WW piece was stamped with the multi cirlcle stamp from Circle Circus in the same colors, spritzed with Real Red marker and then run through the crimper.

I tore the edge of the Only Orange piece behind the WW and along the bottom. The torn strips along the bottom are to mimic "waves". The whales were stamped on WW in the same colors, punched out with the 1 3/4" circle punch and then I used my Circle Scissor Plus to cut the 2" circles. I ran a piece of Crushed Curry & WW through the Big Shot with the Top Note die for my journaling tag. The pictures, whales and journaling tag are all popped up with dimensionals.


My second sample features the elephant, and in Melon Mambo too!!! I do believe this is my favorite new In-Color this year!!! A very quick and easy card to make too. The card base Whisper White layered with Melon Mambo and MM squares in the Razzleberry Lemonade dsp. My elephant was stamped in Melon Mambo, cut out, layered on top of the medium daisy die with a dimensional and glued to the card. The new In-Color polka dotted gg is my accent, along with a white 5/16" brad. My sentiment comes from the On Your Birthday set. There was a glob of ink in between the ( ), so I punched a 1/2" circle in WW to cover it up!



My third sample uses the giraffe, and I have to say he was my least favorite of this set, at first! But I have come to adore him and all the possibilities with him. This card is a tent topper card and also uses the Tall Tales dsp, which coordinates with the Animal Stories set. To make the mane and tail stand out, I stamped the giraffe in Choc Chip onto Kraft, cut them out and glued them down. I thought this would make a cute baby card, so I pulled out Teeny Tiny Wishes for my sentiment. I used the scallop circles #2 die for the "tent" part and the double layered sentiment.



My fourth, and last, sample uses the owl. I've seen many cards done using two owls together, like lovebirds and so I had to give it a try. My card base is Whisper White with Garden Green, Barely Banana, Certainly Celery and Flock Together dsp. Since the only "branch" I have is in the Eastern Blooms set, I went with it. I colored the branch with my Choc Chip marker and the flowers with with So Saffron. I then added dots with my 2 way glue pen and added Dazzling Diamonds to the centers. And since these two owls are so lovey dovey, I made this a wedding card, using the Teeny Tiny Wishes set once again!!

I hope you have enjoyed this stop on the tour and if you liked what you saw, bookmark this page for even more great ideas. And if you like challenges, check out my Getting Creative with Ann challenge that is posted every Sunday. You just might be the next lucky recipient of a stampin' goodie package!!


Happy Stamping!!

~~~Ann~~~

34 comments:

Teressa Thompson said...

Great idea! I had not thought of putting the owls on the branch! Have to go do that one.

Tee

Jackie said...

Those are just too cute!

lisa808 said...

Cute! Thanks for participating in this fun tour.

jguyeby said...

Ann, I love your samples, especially the owls and newlywed card. It is soooo cute. You stampin' Sis, Jennifer

Nannette said...

I was thinking about getting this set and now I HAVE to have it! Thank you for the great ideas!

StampinCathy said...

Ann your projects are just beautiful and so inspiring. WOW you have some major candy going on for the challenge this week. I'm keeping my fingers cross. Thanks for all the inspiring eye candy on this Royal Tour.

Jayne said...

Superideas, Ann.

I really like the four animals Animal Stories set and the four stamps: Giraffe, Whale, Elephant and Owl.

Cute projects!

Bethany Keeney said...

LOVE that elephant!

A Touch of SOL said...

You did a GREAT job...My FAV is the owls...Thanks for showing how versatile this set can be...it was a pleasure getting to know you and I look forward to seeing more works of art

Kathy Hamann said...

Very cute Giraffe! Cool site. I will follow you.

Julie A. said...

Ann-

Adorable cards and scrapbook page. It reminds me of the days when my boys were that little playing in the tub.

Thanks for sharing your adorable creations:)

Little GTO said...

Animal Stories is one of the best sets SU has come out with this time and you have done it justice!
Love those owls.
Sharon L
sharon.lemon@sbcglobal.net

myfairlady2511 said...

That whale scrapbook page is too cute. Great job!

Lucia said...

Ann: these are adorable!

Stampin_melissa said...

Such cute projects! TFS!

Kate Cecil said...

Your samples for this set are great!! I love how you made teh owls into a couple!! thanks for joining in on the fun.

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

If it wasn't for your blog update, I would not have known about this blog hop.

Susan Timmerman said...

OH...naked baby photos!!! That's blackmail material when that baby reaches his or her teenage years! (grin) Seriously, cute, CUTE projects Ann!

sandi maciver said...

awesome projects, thank you so much for sharing with us

Kathy W said...

too stinkin cute!

Mary Davis said...

I didn't like the owls in this set until I saw your sample for the newlyweds. Great idea. I love the dsp that goes with this set. I made an animal cracker box with the dsp. Thanks for sharing your talent.
mdavis74@rochester.rr.com

Sue said...

WOW these are so sweet and I love the first one. Gorgeous! TFS

carolm said...

cute projects annie!!

xoxo ~ carol.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing. I liked the owls on the branch.

Diane H.

Jenn - Independent Demonstrator Stampin' Up said...

Too cute, I love this set.

redstamper7 said...

Awesome work and getting used to the new colors. Thank you.

Becky T

Wendy Hawkinson said...

Didn't think I needed this set, but after seeing your samples I definitely will be getting it. I love the scrapbook page using the circle circus set too--too cute!

Tina said...

I love what you did with the scrapbook page!

Deb said...

Very cute samples!

Debbie

Carey said...

Absolutely darling. I love your ideas and will CASE them.

Carey

Carolyn said...

I love this set and what you have made with it. thanks for sharing

StinkerbellSteph said...

Super duper cute!!

Lynda B said...

Really enjoyed looking at your samples. Thanks for sharing.

capecod312 said...

I am so happy to get some ideas for that stamp set. Thank you