Saturday, May 1, 2010

Royal Blog Tour

I am so excited and honored to be one of the chosen Honorary Queens for the Royal Blog Tour.  I am actually considering doing the tours in my gown with a glass of bubbly!  (Of course the only gown I own is a night gown, lol)


I  am sure you will enjoy the tours.  Be sure to check them all out, you will be amazed at the amount of talent that you will see.  Remember that all of these people belong to the Latenightstampers group and share their fabulous work there all the time.  Ask me how you can become a member of this fabulous group too!  We would love to have you join us and share your talent.

So for my spot on the tour I will be showcasing the stamp set Sporting.  I chose this set because I don't see many samples with it in any of the regular spots so thought it would be a fun challenge.  You all know how much I love to make things harder for myself.  I think this set has so much potential.

As we are beginning the new baseball/softball season I thought it would be appropriate to make a thank you card for the coach!  I went with patriotic colors since baseball is so American! 





Sticking with the baseball theme for a bit more I thought this would be a fun idea.  I did this for a girls team but I think it would be fun for either.  Each week the coach picks a player as the MVP and gives them the game ball, I  thought it would be neat to also give them one of these bookmarks.  I left a spot on the bottom for the coach to write a little something to each child.  Now they will have another reminder of just how AWESOME they are!  




Still on the baseball them is this 8 x 8 scrapbook page of my son last year.  He had never played baseball before he joined this team and he did a great job.  Unfortunately he chose not to play again this year.


Now I thought I would show you a few cards that are not really sport themed.  They are more love themed.  You know like to that Most Valuable Person in your life to let them know you love them.

I hope you have enjoyed my samples for this tour and I also hope I have shown you some ideas for this set.  It really is fun and versatile.  The samples in the catalog are super too!  In case you didn't notice them they are on page 78 of the current catalog.

27 nice people left a comment:

Martha Lucia Gomez said...

Mary Jo, I love your works. Thank you for be part of this wonderful tour and for all you do for us.
Martha Lucia Gomez
http://stampartpapel.blogspot.com

Jamie said...

Great projects. I particularly like the scrapbook page!

lisa808 said...

Fun projects.

Mary Campbell said...

Thanks for the great shares. I love them all. Mary

sharon said...

Great scrapbook page! Everything compliments the pictures. Not over power them. Thnaks for sharing
sharon L
sharon.lemon@sbcglobal.net

Tammy Q Howell said...

Those are great! I love the page. You are right about not seeing many samples with that set, but you have showcased it well!

njburk said...

MJ--Love them all--but esp. LOVE the scrapbook page you made up. I really need to concentrate on these--esp. now that May is upon us!
Great that you are one of the Queens on the tour.
Hugs, Nola

CRYSTAL said...

Great job on the projects! My fave is the top one! :) tfs

Sunflower Stamper said...

Great job Mary Jo!!

Tory said...

I love how you showed the non-sporting use of this set, too. Great idea!

Deana13 said...

A sports theme - thanks!

Cathleen McSorley said...

I love the coash card. Never thought of doing a coach card and my grandson just started playing baseball. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

Cathleen McSorley
cmcsor9101@aol.com

Lynn said...

great projects, I love the MVP bookmark idea! Thanks for sharing.

Mitzi Luttrull said...

My favorite is the scrapbook page. Very well done.

Carol said...

Beautiful projects! What a GREAT idea for the bookmark . . . I'll bet the coach has a great time with that! Thank you for sharing your time and talent!
CAL8946 at HOTMAIL dot COM
http://stampalley.blogspot.com

csheldon1 said...

You're an MVP

Judy said...

Hi Mary Jo! Love your blog and your designs! I have four grandsons so I'll be casing these projects! Thanks for being our Honorary Queen for this RBT and additional thanks for all you do and share with all of us!!

Ola said...

I LOVE this set..... and your projects are gorgeous!!!

Thanks so much for sharing!

xoxo
Ola
okj83 at live dot com

Bea Lincoln said...

I love all the projects, but I really love the scrapbook page. Great job!
Bea Lincoln
musicedmom1@yahoo.com

Sandy said...

very nice! I have one more year before all the sports start in my home, lol. Thansk for the ideas!

Carolyn Sharkas said...

Thanks for showing us ways to use this stamp set, I will look at it in a whole new light now.

Mary (aka Muffin's Mama) said...

Love your theme, especially the MVP bookmarks in pink and black. I'm sure the girls will treasure them for years to come. TFS!

Roxie said...

Love the baseball theme - so spring.

Bonita said...

Thanks for sport ideas. Have a GS into lots of sports.

Lucia Kaiser said...

Mary Jo: These are all so clever! I love the scrapbook page. Thank you for accepting the HQ position on this path. You are always an inspiration.

Lucia

Shelly Schmidt said...

Great cards- as always! I love your scrapbook page- love your style!

Tina said...

Love what you do always, especially with this set. TFS!
Tina
tinataves.blogspot.com