Thursday, November 4, 2010

Welcome to my Castle on the Royal Blog Tour!

Hear ye! Hear ye! I announce to you, my fair visitors to this royal castle, that I'm so excited to show you all the projects I've been constructing for this Royal Blog Tour! The stamp set that I've chosen to spotlight is called Sweet Season. It contains 4 stamps, and I love all the images. I found that they're perfect for gift-giving, which is what I'll show you!


I made 4 projects for your viewing pleasure, but I wish I had more space to share all of my ideas that I've pondered! I'd love to share all the pictures of every angle of every project, but in the interest of limited time for this tour (I don't want to keep my "subjects" from visiting every other castle in this fair land!), you'll have to come back for the finer details!





My first project is a Small Gable Box that I purchased elsewhere -- I decorated the sides with Jolly Holiday DSP and card stock. My little gingerbread tag at the top of the box uses the gift tag that is part of this set. I also used the "gingerbread" sentiment on the front of the box. (Do you recognize the gingerbread "men"? Come back after the tour for a complete and thorough explanation and for more closeup photos of the box as well!



My next project is an invitation to a Cookie Swap that I will be hosting in December. I used a template that I found online (again, I'll provide the link after the tour so make sure to tag this blog to come back to!) that I enlarged and decorated. I again used the Jolly Holiday DSP, the Chantilly Lace Crochet trim, and the little gingerbread man from the Got Treats stamp set. The apron top again used the "gingerbread" sentiment from this lovely set!



My third project is a food gift that I made "presentable" using images and tags from this stamp set. (I have to laugh as I type this, because I don't think anyone would turn it down just because I forgot to make a gorgeous tag for it! LOL!!) I embossed the bread wrap using the snowflake image, and I repeated the snowflake image on my tag that I cut out with my Big Shot and the Two Tags Bigz die. I'll show closeups in a followup post after the tour!




Feast your eyes on my last project: a small Milk Carton Birdhouse Tea Light Holder Ornament!(Phew!! Say that 3x fast!! LOL!) The milk carton uses a different template than the Milk Carton die from Stampin' Up! -- it is slightly larger and has a delightful twist that I'll show you later! So ... you guessed it ... I'll fully explain this in a followup post after the tour as well -- just trust me, it's adorable and probably my favorite project!





I'm offering Blog Candy as part of this tour! You must include your email address when you leave me a comment (how else will I know if you liked what I made for y'all?!). *You can also leave me your email address as yourname at emailaccount dot com within the comment if you're uncomfortable leaving your email address. The prize is a brand new, unmounted, retired Christmas stamp set called A Merry Little Christmas. I will choose a random number from my comments, and then notify the winner if I've received your name and address by email! (The third option is that you can email me directly at jvn89@aol.com with your contact information if you'd like to be included in the blog candy give-away -- if I can't contact you, I will choose another winner.) *So sorry... but I also need you to live in the US in order to be a winner.*

Please, please come back after the tour so I can bestow the blessings of details and close-up photos without limit! In the meantime, thank you for visiting my fair land! Merry Christmas!

Jeannie


71 comments:

Patrice Herrera said...

Wow I can not believe I am the first person to see your castle!!! Your projects are amazing ALL OF THEM.
Thanks for a shot at some wonderful blog candy too :)

Patrice Herrera
trygod20@verizon.net
www.mylittlepatchofdirt.blogspot.com

Maree said...

These are all such great ideas! I love the apron the best and can't wait for the instructions :)

Maree said...

Opps, forgot the addy! inkymoose@gmail.com

Wendy Hawkinson said...

Omgosh, what great projects! You did a wonderful job showcasing this set.

~Wendy Hawkinson
www.gotrubberwillstamp.blogspot.com
stampiepoo@gmail.com

Alisha said...

AMAZING!!! what else can I say, the little apron is so cute. Thanks for sharing your creations, I am sure I will be back her to get more inspiration often.

Alisha
aj73@optusnet.com.au

Teri said...

Very cool projects! Love them all!

thanks for the chance at the candy:

teri couture
tericout at yahoo dot com

Sandi MacIver said...

cute projects, I LOVE the apron recipe card, truly amazing

woodray said...

Love these projects! The apron is so lifelike! And the bird house! Thanks for sharing and for your nice comments on my blog as well!

debbie said...

Wonderful projects! you did a great job inspiring us all! Thanks for sharing.

debbie

essay eighteen at verizon dot net

Carol Taggart said...

Yummy projects, Jeannie. I love to give home-baked goodies and homemade candy at Christmas, and your ideas are just perfect for packaging them. Thanks for sharing your talents.
Carol - carol@stillstamping.com

Marilyn SanClemente said...

Beautiful projects as always!!!

Texas JennyWren said...

OMG - the apron invitation to die for!! The milk carton ornament awesome. I can't wait for the directions coming soon.

I emailed you my email address

Trisha said...

Okay, that birdhouse is absolutely amazing! Glad I found your blog. I'll be back.

sharon said...

Your set of goodies are fabulous!
Sharon L
sharon.lemon@sbcglobsl.net

ktstamps said...

I love all your projects. The bird house is to die for! OMG! I love the way your presented this. Where did you get the template for the apron?
A great job! Thank you. ktstamps@gmail.com

Kitty A. said...

Terrific projects! I really appreciate the inspiration and am looking forward to the details. I am not a demo and appreciate the chance to win blog candy!
kit_marie09 at yahoo dot com

Kathy W said...

wowzer projects, kept scrolling down to be amazed throughout

Cindy Marchant said...

Lova all you super cute gifty items! That loaf wrapper it really cute and I love how you used that flower punch ro make the gingerbread man!!! Too cute!

Cindy Marchant
lcm1180@gmail.com

Amy Phelps said...

Love your ideas. I especially loved the bird house tea light idea. I look forward to the instructions :) I'm happy to follow your blog. Thanks for sharing.
Amy Phelps
dhaephelps at gmail dot com

B.J. said...

Really inventive ideas...Thanks for sharing.
bjhrn1@gmail.com

Kathy S. said...

All projects are great, but the bird house knocks my socks off!

A Touch of SOL said...

Jeanne...I think you should consider giving ME ALL YOUR PROJECTS as blog candy...Dont you think that would be nice...I would...WOW! I love everything. The milk carton tealight holder is too cute...will have to try that...the aprons are divine...Thank you for being a Princess and sharing your artwork. Will definitely be coming back!
Marisol Gutierrez
atouchof_sol at yahoo com

youiesmom said...

I love the tealight birdhouse. Can't wait for the details. All your projects were just super. Thanks for a chance to win some candy.

Babe O'Mara
youiesmom@att.net

Penny Hanuszak said...

Loved all your projects Jeanine but that little apron stole my heart! Too cute! Also love the fat little gingerbread man......he's so much fun. I'll be a follower for sure.

Thanks for the opportunity to win your Fab blog Candy.
Penny Hanuszak
pennyhanuszak@telus.net

Megan said...

These are so cute! We're planning on having a cookie swap this year, now I'm full of inspiration for the invites!
Megan Callahan
meganm1979@yahoo.com

Sharon Field / Created By You said...

Absolutely Beautiful Jeanne! Each project was my favorite until I got to the next photo!
Hugs,
Sharon Field - RBT HQ Crumb Cake Castle

Eva said...

I loved the projects especially the apron and the bird house.

Eva

mcguiree224@gmail.com

catherinedewaal said...

These are all great ideas for neighbors, friends, family, etc. I will be casing these for sure. Thanks for sharing!
catherinedewaal@hotmail.com

Barbara said...

GREAT projects for the upcoming holiday season! Love, love, love the apron with the recipe cards....that's one I'll definitely CASE!

Laura said...

Good work for the Royal Blog Tour. Recipe cards are great.
Laura
bemjar@comcast.net

mtdsl said...

Oh I like all your projects! What a nice job!
Lynn B.
mtdsl@aol.com

lovecrafts2007 said...

Love your projects, especially the milk carton bird house. Thanks for sharing.

Roberta Fieth-Bond
lovecrafts2007@gmail.com

joyfuljan said...

Such cute projects! I especially like the bird house. Thanks for sharing. Blessings!

Jan
joyfuljan at bellsouth dot net

Stampin'Kat said...

Love your darling projects. Especially the milk carton birdhouse. So sweet

Kathy Thisted
kthisted@comcast.net

Mary B. said...

I love all your projects. I will definitely be back for the follow up photos! Thank you for sharing your time and talent!
Mary
magrosso60@yahoo.com

Lucia Kaiser said...

Jeannie: Oh my, your projects are incredible. I'm marking my calendar to come back for instructions on that tea light bird house!

Lucia Kaiser said...

Forgot to say thank you for being on the tour! :)

Jackie L Watson said...

Awesome projects, I just love the apron recipe holder. I will be checking back to see the tutorial.

Stephanie said...

All your projects were delightful, but I especially loved the apron! Veru clever and fun.

Jamie Adcock said...

Love your cookie swap project!

megastampinstudio.com said...

Yummy projects! What a fun stop this was. Thanks for sharing. Melissa Rodgers mega@megastampinstudio.com

Lavender Angel said...

I LOVE the Milk Carton Birdhouse Tea Light Holder Ornament,

Milk Carton Birdhouse Tea Light Holder Ornament,

Milk Carton Birdhouse Tea Light Holder Ornament!

Ha HA

Susan W
lavenderangel@centurytel.net

Peeoknee said...

What is there to say that isn't already said!!!!!omgosh I have little tea lights now I know what to do with them:) I be back for project deats...
Joyce-stampahaulic@comcast.net

Marie said...

I cannot believe all the creative projects you made. I especially like the two tags punch...all I can say is WOW. I plan to follow your blog. Thanks for all the creativitiy.

Marie
mwarda@rochester.rr.com

allison said...

I love all of your ideas you have shared. I will be back for the project details.
Happy Stamping
allison warrell
allieqdub@gmail.com

jilliree said...

I can't wait to come back and see how you did these wonderful projects!
Jill
Jilliree@aol.com

Susan said...

Yummy!!! Susan (suemacdon@rogers.com)

Creative Art By Barb said...

I loved all your projects especially your little apron and am looking forward to all the details on them.
TFS,
Barb Slaughter (FL)
stamper0910@yahoo.com

Kathy said...

That birdhouse is outstanding! Thanks for sharing.
Kathy T
klpt@hotmail.com

lisa808 said...

Love all of your projects, but the tealight birdhouse is definitely my favorite.

lisawhs808 at aol dot com

Brenda Hugar said...

Great ideas and projects. TFS

Martha said...

That little gingerbread man is soooo cute! And I even have that punch to make my own...woo hoo! Thanks so much for sharing.

Martha Haddock
stampinmartha at hotmail.com

Susan Carlson said...

I love all of your projects, but my fav is the bird house with the cardinal.

Thanks for the offer to win blog candy!

carlson_susan at hotmail dot com

Ilene B. said...

Awesome projects! This tour has been great! So many ideas thank you!

Ilene (iebyrne at yahoo dot com)

Ola said...

Wow, everything is amazing... I can't even think about picking a favorite! I can't wait to come back & see ALL the info!

Thank you so much for sharing & the chance to win!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com

April said...

Fabulous projects!
April
apriljackson19 at frontier dot com

Kathy Mc said...

Love your castle and all that's in it. Can't wait till you provide us details on future blog posts. Thrilled to have new ideas for packaging food gifts, cookie exchange invites and tea light holders. Thanks for the chance to win your awesome blog candy!
bdlakebum at yahoo dot com

Tammy Q Howell said...

So gorgeous and love them all, but fav is the birdhouse!

Janet Swofford said...

Your projects are adorable! I especially love the luminary!So cute! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!
Inky hugs,
Janet Swofford
janet@swofford.com

pam said...

All your projects are amazing. I really like the apron and recipe card. Pam
highhopefarm1 at aol dot com

Marion said...

I absolutely love the birdhouse tea light holder. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful projects. My name is Marion Wilkinson and my email is marionew@comcast.net. Thanks for the chance to win the blog candy.

meonlake said...

Great projects!! Love your birdhouse tealight holder. Thanks for sharing!
Marsha E
cmc_marsha at bellsouth dot net

Martha Lucia Gomez said...

OMG, this post was delicious and beautiful...the best combinations. Hugs and blessings, Martha Lucia Gomez malugomez0@gmail.com
http://stampartpapel.blogspot.com

Streed said...

Some of the cutest things I've seen on this tour! Really! Love the apron!

Kristi
streed1 at juno dot com

Dawnalduk said...

These are wonderful! I can't wait to make some of them! My favorite is the t light candy house....SO cute
Dawn Sorenson
Dawnsorenson@sbcglobal.net

Boo said...

Love the Apron card! How clever for a cookie swap! Thanks for sharing your ideas and how you made them. Thanks also for the chance to win blog candy!
Sue Stevens
sls1219@aol.com

Judy said...

Love them all! I especially enjoyed the Bird House Tea Light. It's been my pleasure to have shared the Sisterhood of the Princesses with you on the RBT!

Debbie Peterson said...

Wow! Fabulous projects! They just kept getting better & better. Thank you so much for sharing!
Debbie Peterson
debbielyn23@comcast.net
Washington

Connie Fouts said...

Everything is so pretty! I really like the apron (great for a pampered chef demo friend) and the birdhouse is also a favorite. Thanks for the chance to win blog candy. Connie Fouts
cmfouts431 at sbcglobal dot net

Rose said...

Jeannie, all your projects were as cute as can be, I can't wait to come back and get the details on that birdhouse tea light!!! Thank you for offering blog candy, it is always fun to dream of winning some fun stuff. rozie.kerry@gmail.com

Jean Fitch from jlfstudio said...

Fair land indeed as these are all wonderful, inspiring and inventive projects!

Looking forward to even more details. I'm in agreement about the birdhouse too. Definitely my favorite though the cookie invite card is tops too! Didn't think I needed that Got Treats set but seeing so many cool gingerbread men on this tour I've got to at least have that one stamp! LOL!

thanks for sharing the fun, the tour and of course the candy!

Jean Fitch
jlfstudio at live.com