Thursday, November 4, 2010

Royal Blog Tour......Welcome to my castle! Silhouette Sentiments

I want to welcome everyone to the Fall Royal Blog tour and to my castle!

This is the first time I have participated in the tour; although I have enjoyed visiting many castles in the past. Hope you have enjoyed the tour so far.

The stamp set I have chosen to profile for this tour is one of the hostess sets in the current Stampin"Up Idea Book and Catalogue called Silhouette Sentiments. I found it to be a very versatile set and fun to use.It can be found with the level two hostess sets in the front of the Idea Book and Catalogue, page 11.

First up I have created a note card gift set using:

Paper/Card Stock: Poppy Parade, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Peach Parfait, DSP is from the InColor Paper Stack.

Inks: Poppy Parade, Daffodil Delight, Peach Parfait, Pear Pizzazz, Early Espresso Stampin'Write markers

Accessories: Bigshot, Square Lattice embossing folder, Big Shot FrameScalloped Oval die, Twill Ribbon in Poppy Parade and Peach Parfait, 1/8 inch Taffeta ribbon in Daffodil delight and Early Espresso, Extra Large Oval punch(wide oval) for the handles, Scalloped Oval Punch, new Medium 3/4 x 15/16 inch oval and the Decorative Label punch from the Holiday Mini catalogue, 1inch Circle punch, Basic Pearl Jewels, Beautiful Wings embosslit, linen thread

The pearls are colored with the Stampin'Write markers to give them a different feel/look it is very sutle but pretty. I put a white oval, from the center of the Big shot Frame Scalloped Oval on the inside of each note card so there is a nice place to write a note. I appologize for the poor photography, we've had a very dull dreay week here and the pictures are not as clear as I'd like.
Next I did a more masculine flavor using an Early espresso base for the card, I ran a piece of Very Vanilla card stock through the Big Shot with the square lattice embossing folder that was inked on one side with Crumb Cake classic ink, I used the Scalloped Oval and Decorative label punches for the focal image and stamped it in Early Espresso Classic ink. The images on the bottom of the card are Stamped in Crumb Cake ink on Crumb Cake card stock and embellished with some 1/8 inch Early Espresso Taffeta Ribbon

Using the Marker technique this set is perfect to create inserts for the Simply Adorned Charms; this one is the 1x2 inch pendant.

And lastly my favorite project! .....I have been seeing all kinds of holders, covers etc for purse items on many blogs so I thought it would be fun to create a purse gift set with all of these things in it. I used:

Paper/Cardstock: Concord Crush, Very Vanilla and Blushing Bride, DSP - Lap of Luxury

Inks: Concord Crush, Blushing Bride

Accessories: Antique Brads, Big Shot, Bigz die Scalloed Squares Duo, candy wrapper die, new in the Holiday Mini catalogue, Tag punches, large and small, Mini tag punch, large oval and scalloped oval punches, Concord Crush and Blushing Bride Twill ribbon, Rhinestone Jewels, Beautiful Wings Embosslet, scallop border punch, large scalloped circle punch, wide oval punch

Inside are an emery board holder/cover, TicTac holder, tissue holder, a postit note holder and pen, a chapstick/lipgloss holder, I extended the new candy wrapper die to hold a small tube of hand cream, holder for gum and another for chocolate......every girl needs chocolate in her purse.

I hope you have enjoyed this leg of your tour and if you have please leave a comment.

If you send me ( your email address and are Canadian you will be eligible for a random draw for blog candy........ I have for you..... A Day of Gratitude Stamp Set in Clear Mount.

Thanks for spending time in my castle.



  1. Another fellow New Brunswicker!!! I love the last project the best too. Those colours are so beautiful. I have this set and find it hard to use but you have given me lots of inspiration. Thank you!

  2. Oh, my, Queen of the Castle......this whole blog tour has to be one of theee best! Your projects are totally awesome! Good luck with the tour & I hope you find a 'prince charming prize' at the end of the tour!

  3. Sharri, what wonderful creations you have made. The handbag and matching items are amazing. Thanks for sharing.


  4. Your designs are exquisite, and have given me lots of inspiration. I especially love the masculine card.

  5. Sharri, your projects are beautiful, very nice job.

  6. WOW ! All your projects are great! I'll be back to visit your blog at length! That purse just has everything. I love the way you've used embossing folders to enhance. So great to see a lovely Canadian blog!
    Sharon Steinwand

  7. Thanks for sharing your projects!! I love the way you used Concord Crush..I love that color:)
    Pam Kollross

  8. Hi Sharri,
    I'm from Canada too :)
    Couldn't find a link to send you an email re blog candy, and couldn't leave your blog without a comment either because your projects are so elegant and beautiful!

  9. Bah Humbug! I am moving to Canada for some blog candy...but I want the purse with ALL THE GOODIES! Absolutely STUNNING all of your artwork. Thank you for being a Princess and sharing your artwork.
    Marisol Gutierrez
    atouchof_sol at yahoo dot com

  10. What a cool blog and what great projects you've shared. I love the purse too and it is just stunning. Thanks Sharri, I'll be back to visit too!

    Thanks for an opportunity to win blog candy.
    Penny Hanuszak

  11. Oooh, Shari.. these are all beautiful projects! What a lovely showcase of this stamp set!
    Sharon Field - RBT HQ Crumb Cake CAstle


  13. Love the gift set! Have you considered a tutorial for sale to make this set? I'd buy it.

  14. Gorgeous card set. I would consider this a must have set.
    sharon l

  15. Wow, these are fabulous. Love the purse and its contents. Thanks for sharing.
    scrappingnana4 at yahoo dot com

  16. How lovely all your projects are! You've inspired me to use that set...thanks!!

  17. I am always challenged by these tiny images, but wow you really did gorgeous things with this set. The first set of cards are just stunning in their simplicity!

  18. love the projects. The purse is so cute. Dianne Bell

  19. Love your projects. I love the purse and its contents. Have you thought about a tutorial for the purse? I would be very interested in it. I'm in the US but wanted to leave a comment. Thanks for sharing.

  20. Gorgeous card sets - loved everything! TFS!

    Cynthia Ferenz
    Proud Parent of 2 Soldiers

  21. Sharri: OMG! what a wonderful array of projects. I love the purse and the beautiful cards with such a simple but elegant design. Thank you for being on the tour.

  22. Wow, I love your purse gift set, so clever.

  23. OMGosh, what beautiful projects. Need to know how to make all. Thanks again.

  24. Love your purse and all the contents.

  25. Love, love, love your cards. Think I'll be CASE'ng some of them. TFS

  26. Wow, everything is amazing! I'm really loving the last project!!

    Thank you so much for sharing!!!


  27. Wow! Are your projects are fantastic!

  28. Wow you put a lot of time and effort into your projects. They are amazing. Thanks for taking the time to make this a great RBT!

  29. Sharri, simply Adorable!!!! Hugs and blessings, Martha Lucia Gomez

  30. Great designs! Love them all, but the last is my favorite! Thanks for sharing your talent and your time to make this tour such a tremendous success!

  31. Thanks for sharing your projects. Love the note card set. Love how you framed the stamped image.

    Amy C
    doramiyi at gmail dot com

  32. I love them all! Thank YoU for sharing and being on the tour

  33. Wishing now I was Canadian so I could compete for the fabulous candy. Ah well the inspiration will be my reward instead. I love the crumb cake & Early Espresso card with the bird especially. Love those colors and that image. A wonderful and fun stamp set.

    Thanks for opening the royal treasure vaults and sharing the wealth of creativity.

    Hugs from across the border -
    Jean Fitch
    jlfstudio at

  34. Everything is gorgeous. The purse is adorable. Thanks for sharing your talent with me. Cathleen McSorley -

  35. Wonderfull work, im in love with all Bigshot, Square Lattice embossing folder, Big Shot FrameScalloped Oval die etc. That was great project from you and all the best for upcoming projects.