Saturday, July 25, 2009

Royal Blog Tour


Welcome to the Royal Blog Tour


I get to showcase a fun new set in Stampin Up's Fall and Winter Idea book and catalog called Lots of Bots (115293). Having boys, I love any set I can use with them, but this set is versatile. Just by changing the color scheme it could be easily used for girls too!


I was inspired by July's issue of Stampin Success showcasing 3-D items. I made two diorama cards featuring some new in colors crushed curry and soft suede.


This card also uses going my way punch and new modern label punch.


What is great about these cards is they fold up to go in a regular medium size envelope.


But wait, I have more to show you- robots scream metal to me, so I played around with 2 techniques.








In this sample, I used "faux embossed metal". I stamped the image in stazon on a tin foil pan and then used a ball point pen to trace image, then flipped it over and attached with brads.




This set is so versatile to use, I used faux metal technique for next card...



You can see by the use of "Afternoon teaparty" DSP, simply by changing color scheme it can be for girls too!



I used my brads container and paper piercer for the circular shape.



Blog candy!!!! simply leave you name, email address and number post in comment section. Become a follower to my blog and I will give you an extra chance to win!
You can win this great set- lots of Bots!!! Winner will be announced on 7/31.

110 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dear Kathy,

Thank you for sharing your ideas. Truely Inspirational. Off to try the embossing idea.
Liz

Marge said...

Wow, what great samples you've created, Kathy!!! ;-)

Sharon Field / Created By You said...

Those robots are just so much fun, thanks for sharing!

Carol said...

Your blog is awesome! I am now a follower.. I love that foil stamping.. I have to try that!

Carol Kugler
www.kooglenotes.blogspot.com
carol.kugler@comcast.net

babyjsmom said...

Great projects. Love the Bots stamp set. Thanks for sharing. mariah@oliveirafamily.com

babyjsmom said...

I am also following your blog now as well. Love it.

Janine said...

Hi Kathy, I just love your blog and your work is so inspiring, thank you for sharing your talent.
I love the foil embossing idea you have given me so much more inspiration. I am a follower.
Janine

Susan said...

Such wonderful projects!

Abby said...

Great samples! Those robots are too cute!

Abby V
(Abegaile@aol.com)

Laura said...

Great ideas! This is really a cute set! Thanks for sharing.

Dawn said...

Fabulous! Love the the faux metal embossing for this set!! Now I wish I had it. Great job! I'll be following through my reader.
Dawn

StampinCathy said...

OMGosh! What fun cards and love this stamp set. Thanks for this inspiring eye candy and a chance at some sweeeeet SU candy.

Debra Keane said...

I really like what you did with the robots! TFS

Carolyn said...

Thanks for sharing these cards, I wouldn't have thought about using the pan and had totally forgot about the faux metal technique. I am now following, will be back for more inspiration

carolyn s
ceashark at aol dot com

jmniffer said...

Love the idea to stamp on foil then use a ball point pen to emboss. I am already a subscriber to your blog. Thanks for the chance to win this set. jmniffer@comcastdotnet

Rebecca said...

Thank you for sharing your creative work!
Becky K
stampinbliss at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

love your ideas as I am not fond of this set but I love what you have done with it.Thanks for sharing and for this opportunity to win
Eileen
(emcclean@telus.net)

kat said...

Those Bots are so cute! Thanks for sharing your ideas AND for the chance to win blog candy!

ktstamps said...

Great cards. Love this Tour! Thank you. kt

Julie Temple said...

Adorable set! I really like the Faux Metal...gotta give that a try! I am now a follower~thanks for the chance!

Julie
julie_temple61@yahoo.com

pam said...

Wonderful projects. Thanks for the chance to win the blog cancy. Nice set.

Beth said...

My first visit to your blog. Beautiful! Thanks for a chance to win! I think I'm #22.
Beth
bethbeaty at earthlink dot net

Teri said...

great projects. Thanks for the chance to win. I am now a follower of your blog.

Little GTO said...

I don't know my number, maybe 24?
I'm so glad to see a girl bot. Way to go!
Sharon L
sharon.lemon@sbcglobal.net

craftyM said...

Love your faux stamping on metal... What a great technique. I can't wait to try, but I need to get this set, too as it's perfect for this technique! Thanks for the great tour stop!
Marita

Priscilla said...

Cool projects and what a fun blog tour! :o) I think I'm comment #26.

~*Priscilla A.*~
AngelFae20ataoldotcom

Sarah said...

Wonderful - I love the faux metal the best - fab work :-)

willsygirl at gmail dot com
I think I am post no. 27

lisa808 said...

Thank you for participating in this inspiring tour and for the chance to win candy. I think I am comment #27. My E-mail address is lisawhs808 at aol dot com.

Stampin_melissa said...

I'm the mother of one boy and this set screams "let the Boy color me!" LOL! LOVE that faux embossed metal! Great work! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

Melissa
melissa.banian@gmail.com

Jackie K said...

gREAT iDEA wILL GIVE IT A TRY jACKIE kENNY

Mary Campbell said...

Love what you did with the metal. Very different. Thanks for sharing. Mary
jjjcamp at hotmail dot com

PunchDrunk said...

Stinkin' Cute!!! I love the Lots of Bots set and just adore the samples you posted :)

myfairlady2511 said...

Bots are hot but you made them cool!

Melany W

melany at letmestamp.com

Lisa Goates said...

Kathy, Love the Lots of Bots samples, especially the foil embossing. I'll have to try that! Thanks for the chance to win the blog candy.

Sandra said...

I believe I am 35 -
thanks for the inspiration!
love the use of metal.
Sandra
slbt17 at yahoo dot com

and I am now a follower

Kathy Hamann said...

The faux embossed metal is really neato. By the way my name is Kathy too. heh. Great looking creations!

Susan Timmerman said...

OH WOW....I just LOVE the red and blue faux embossed metal card! I've tried that technique before but it's been a LONG time ago! You've inspired me to give it a try again!

Julie A. said...

Hello Kathy-

Your cards are so cute! This set is just adorable. I have never seen that faux embossed metal before. It's perfect for this set.

Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win:)

Lagene said...

Thanks for sharing your ideas! I'm #39 Lagene

Anonymous said...

WOW! Lots of Bots is LOTS of fun!

Thanks for these great ideas....

Jayne at kastenc@sbcglobal.net

lovesmarilyn said...

Love how you used them in so many different ways!!
Veronica NY
familyofscrappers2004@yahoo.com

Brenda said...

Hi Kathy
I am comment #42 i believe and I love your projects with the bots. They are so darn cute!! Thanks for the opportunity for blog candy. I also signed up as a follower of your blog. Can't wait to see what else you have done.
mickeymouse42bj@aol.com

Cyndi said...
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Cyndi said...

I'm post 43 and 44.
Thank you for inviting me to your castle Princess Kathy :)
Cyndi
cbrequejo@aol.com

Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing! i really like how you used this stamp set with the different metal technique.

thanks.
macy.wong@sbcglobal.net

Mélyane said...

Post #46 here!
Those are wonderful projects! Thank you so much for the chance to win!!
(melyane@live.com)

Cheryl said...

Very nice work, i enjoyed the different techniques you used. I am comment 47. I am going to sign in to follow so i can watch and learn in the future. thank you for sharing. cheryl fam4farm@yahoo.com

A Touch of SOL said...

I love love love this stamp set...I have used foil to emboss as backgrounds for this set but never thought to dry emboss the bots...YUMMY YUMMY Candy!
Marisol
atouchof_sol@yahoo.com

Laurie in MN said...

The faux embossed metal card turned out great.

Laurie in MN
mnstampinmom@aol.com

Laurie in MN said...

Oops. I was the 48th post. Don't count this one.

Laurie in MN

Alex said...

love the faux metal ideas! I have to try that! What did you use for the gold one though??? in the silver you used tin foil?

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Really cute projects.
melodystamps@wi.rr.com

rush8888 said...

i must be #53... those dioramas send me back to elementary school. i like to have new takes on the standard A-2...i need to go make one of these. also...the tea party dsp...i love it.

and i am also following you like a lost kitten.

rush
rush8888@att.net

Jenny said...

I'm a follower! Great work :)

jlaszlo4@gmail.com

njburk said...

Hi Kathy--I'm #57 in your long list of great comments!
I'm outside of Boston---not too far from Lowell--actually in Westford.
Love your projects--will have to try that faux metal with a pie plate SOON!
Thanks much, Nola

nburkhard@verizon.net

jengd said...

I LOVE your faux-embossed card with this set! The metal goes perfectly with the robot!! I've seriously considered getting this set and am even more serious about it now! :)

Anonymous said...

#57 here..Hi from Michigan
Great ideas thee has shared!
My fav...the metal embossing!
chrisd
cndomino@yahoo.com

Tracey said...

Love your use of the faux metal technique. thanks for sharing!! tracey_ecb@yahoo.com

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

Love the faux embossed metal cards. I will have to try this myself.
Char- D
one_who_crops at hotmail dot com
I have become a follower, and I think I am number 59

Megan said...

Kathy, super fun projects! Thanks for sharing!
I believe I am post #60

Thanks again!
Megan Dunn
welldunnideas@hotmail.com

Sue said...

The bots are adorable!

Sue
ssmcneill@Hotmail.com

Michele said...

I especially like the card with the tin pan using the ball point pen. What a creative idea!
michele.l.turner@dom.com

Patti C. said...

What a cute stamp set - perfect to little kids & big kids. I believe I'm #63. Enjoyed very much your ideas. Thanks.

nym1fan@earthlink.net

Jenn - Independent Demonstrator Stampin' Up said...

The robot set is one of my favorites. I love your faux embossing technique. Awesome cards!

Anonymous said...

Cool projects--I love the embossing idea! Thanks for sharing.
-kt
ktyoung1@gmail.com

Victoria S. said...

Very cute samples! thanks for the chance to win
vschnorr at go-concepts dot com

Tenny said...

Beautiful artworks! Looking forward to more :)
Tenny Kusuma
santoso10ny@gmail.com

Kathy Salameda said...

I also have boys, three of them. I called then to take a look when I was viewing your site. Four thumbs up on the faux embossed metal robot.

thanks for the ideas

kathyangel@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

cute cards
diane
tdharris1@cox.net

Sharri C said...

Hi Kathy, I love your bots, the set is slowly growing on me every day. Great cards! Sharri Coates
sharri@rogers.com I think I should be number 69 thanks again.

Shelly Koskinen said...

These are really cute!!

Ramblin Rose said...

Cool use of an aluminum tray! I think I'm #72
R Urbanic
ramblinr43@gmail.com

sandi maciver said...

great bots, love them all

Mary Davis said...

I love what you have done with this cute set. Great samples. Thanks for sharing your talent.
mdavis74@rochester.rr.com

virginia said...

Lovely and playful!

Kate Cecil said...

I loved the Faux metal techniques. Thanks so much, I'll be following your blog!

Krista said...

Thanks for sharing, think I'll have to try some of your neat ideas.
Krista (kbaldwin@powercreative.com)

Hope said...

Love the idea with the tin foil. thanks for sharing.

Hope Cottrell
hopecottrell@gmail.com

stampmiser said...

I must be #79. Cool foil embossing!! Staci Miserlian - stampmiser@prodigy.net

Anonymous said...

very cute ideas. Thanks

Janet Swofford said...

Such great samples! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
janet@swofford.com

Jen said...

I love the faux embossed metal robot!!! What a cool way to use this set.

Jen B
jenbrow2 at yahoo dot com

cmmartindale said...

Hi Kathy,

I should be post 83....but I tend to move slowly...lol

I love the silver card...definately deserves many kudos!!!! Good Job :)

Christine

cmmartindale2005@yahoo.com

cmmartindale said...

#84 sorry, I forgot to tell you I am now a follower :)


Christine

cmmartindale2005@yahoo.com

Becca said...

So cute. I love faux metal! Thanks!

Lucia Kaiser said...

Kathy: wonderful job. I love the girl bot card!

Linda said...

I love the Lots of Bots stamp set and what great examples you have provided. Linda in PA

Bonnie said...

My son loves this set. I haven't purchased yet but hmmmm...thanks for sharing your creativity with us!

Karen said...

I love, love, love your creations, ESP. the "metal bots" card!!
I hope to win the blog candy, and am also joining your blog following list.
Karen Moyer
destiny.11.karin@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Love what you did with the foil and embossing! Great projects.
T. Blue
tmblueb@hotmail.com

tnkerbele@aol.com said...

#91 Love the samples. I love the robot set too! Thanks for sharing!
Tamarra
Tnkerbele@aol.com

Karen said...

I love the faux embossed metal technique - I haven't seen that one before!

kksb said...

The robot stamped in foil is precious!!
Kendall B
jb523@charter.net

Comment #93

Anonymous said...

Kathy, thank you for sharing these great ideas with us! I can't wait to try using your foil embossing technique.

mary.schultz@nexxpost.com

Elizabeth Sloman said...

Too cute - I didn't originally like this set but now seeing your samples (especially the faux metal embossing) I think it is a must have!
Great work!
Elizabeth Sloman -sloman4100 at bellsouth dot net

Mandy said...

Thanks for the chance to win blog candy! Love your projects. I'm number 96.
mandybcherry@hotmail.com

Nancy L. said...

really cute cards!
fellsmeresun@bellsouth.net

Deb said...

Thanks for sharing! I love the look of the faux metal!

Debbie

Jessica said...

Love this set! It's on the top of my wish list!

jessgos1313@msn.com

andrea_barrentine said...

Thanks for showing that great technique! First faux metal I've seen! Your blog is DEFINITELY bookmarked!

Andrea Barrentine, visitor# 24673 :-)
andrea_barrentine@yahoo.com

Alicia said...

Love the faux metal tag!
I think I'm #101. Thanks for sharing!
Alicia C
arcrr(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

Nannette said...

Love the bots! That faux metal is very cool! Got to try it! Thank you for sharing!
nmderrick@embarqmail.com

jaclynnmarie said...

These cards are AWESOME!!! Love the "metal" #103 ?
Jackie Pritchett
jaclynnmarie@yahoo.com

Lynda B said...

comment #104

I love this stamp set, it's so cute. Your creations are cute too! I'm a blog follower and can't wait to come back and see more.
Thanks for sharing.

Lynda B
barney595@yahoo.com

capecod312 said...

Hi,
Cute ideas with the robots. I have two girls so it's nice to see the other perspective.

Post #105

susancolgan@comcast.net

adh said...

Great ideas!
Amy H
amyhaskedakes@gmail.com

Kristy said...

I'm definately going to try the embossing on a pie pan. Love that idea - and it goes so perfectly with the robots.
Kristy
mrsworm@hotmail.com

TABray said...

I guess I'm 108....
Love this set. My DD thinks it is cute and 2 of my grown up sons speak binary, so....perfect for me! I love your samples. Very cute!

Anonymous said...

Loved your cards. Thanks for showing it can be used for a girl as I have a young daughter. The set is starting to grow on me! Thanks for the chance to win. Joyce L. @ alloy4@pa.net

Anonymous said...

Love this set and embossing is awesome! Thanks for sharing. Mary Jo mdmjtaylor@msn.com