The Royal Blog Tour ~ Welcome!

Welcome My Royal Travelers! Rest a moment with me on your journey and enjoy some spring-time inspiration.
I love the promise of spring - a fleeting warm breeze on a temperate day, the daffodils dancing at the edge of the yard, the trees all in bloom and waking to the warming earth. Picturesque and poetic. Almost makes you want to spend the day outside instead of in your craft room! *almost* I hope you'll find a little of spring's inspiration in our fabulous Royal Blog Tour, and from my projects presented here! Enjoy!

May the wings of the butterfly kiss the sun
And find your shoulder to light on,
To bring you luck, happiness and riches
Today, tomorrow and beyond.
~Irish Blessing

Envelope Mini-Album
Gusseted Envelope Card Holder & Set of Cards

Embossed & Punched Cards
All made using the Stampin' Up! stamp set

::Flight of the Butterfly - item 111564 ::

It’s captivating when a butterfly flits about your head and lands lightly on your nose or hand. Similarly, the images in this Two-Step Stampin' set are sure to delight and catch the attention of all who see them. Animate a card or any other project with fun-patterned butterflies and greetings that will make your heart flutter.

If you would like to purchase any of the ingredients used in these projects, and don't have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, you can either email me or click on my Shop link in the Upper Right Sidebar. You'll have your supplies in almost no time!
I am always available to share tips and help you out with a project you've seen while Midnight Crafting!

I hope you will also enter to win my Blog Candy!

I am offering 1 Patterns Paper Pack II (retired Hostess set, Features 5 colors Regal Rose, Apricot Appeal, Brocade Blue, Gray, Garden Green - 60 sheets, 2 each of 6 double sided pattern designs in each color, 6x6"), 1 Welcome Neighbor Designer Series Paper Pad (retired Sale-a-bration 72 sheets, 3 each of 24 double sided designs, 6x6") , and 1 Happy Moments stamp set(retired Sale-a-bration, set of 7 Wood Mount stamps) - 3 prizes.
3 Chances to Win a prize: sign up for my newsletter, become a follower of my blog, and/or become a Fan of my Facebook page. (see Left Sidebar for info)
One Winner selected at random from each category: followers, newsletter subscribers, & Fans ((since Facebook changed the name, does anyone know what we call them now? "likers"? lol.. I will stick with Fans unless someone has a correct term))

Winners to be announced May 7th on my blog & Facebook, and directly by email if possible.

Thank you so much for visiting my Castle!

Enjoy your Tour, please come back to visit again!

Happy Crafting!!

If you want to return to the RBT website home page for any reason, just click the coach icon at the top right.Otherwise, click one of the red slippers below to go to either the next blog or the previous one. Thanks for visiting my blog.
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National Scrapbooking Month - May 2010

You may not be aware of Stampin' Up!'s extensive scrapbooking offerings. The variety, value, and quality of our scrapbooking products is excellent!

In honor of National Scrapbooking Month you can get a FREE package of Designer Brads with the Purchase of My Digital Studio software or when you buy some great stamp sets - perfect for Scrapbooking!

Qualifying Stamp sets:
Page Name / Item number
81 Extreme Elements 115181
119 Framed with Love** 114389
128 Certified** 113706
129 Circle Circus 115778
12* Elements of Style 118611
13* Mementos 119910
13* Elements de style 119900
14* Rough Type 118659
22* Sentimental Journey 118513
25* First Day 118521
25* Camino a la Escuela 120152
*From Summer Mini Catalog
**Last Chance stamp set!
Stampin' Up! products make color coordination a snap. We provide many products in our exclusive colors, so you can easily coordinate card stock, ink, ribbon, patterned paper, buttons, brads, glitter, hardware and more.

We know you want your pages to last, so we created the Stampin' Memories line of products with you in mind. Our card stock is acid and lignin free, so it won't damage pictures. And our albums and page protectors are also perfectly safe for storing your priceless photographs. Not only that, but we provide Craft ink: a thicker, longer-lasting pigment that works wonderfully in scrapbooks. Notice the "SM" logo that appears next to these and many more Stampin' Memories products in the catalog.

Our 12" x 12" Designer Series papers feature exclusive patterns printed on both sides. They coordinate beautifully with our card stock, ink, and accessories; plus, they can be trimmed to be used in any size scrapbook. They are also acid and lignin free.

Simply Scrappin' Kits make scrapbooking a cinch! They come complete with coordinating self-adhesive die cuts, patterned paper, and card stock. You will love how easily your pages come together with these kits.
Products You Will Love
◦ Craft ink ◦ Card stock ◦ Designer Series paper ◦ Simply Scrappin' Kits ◦ Paper Cutter ◦ Linen Post and Ring Albums ◦ Page Protectors ◦ Adhesives ◦ Paper Snips ◦ Craft & Paper Scissors ◦ Color Coach
Stamp sets:
◦ Alphabet sets (for page titles and journaling) ◦Mini alphabet sets (for journaling and page accents) ◦ Background sets (for creating quick and easy backgrounds) ◦ Word and greeting sets (for journaling and page accents) ◦ Sets in the "Elements" section of the catalog (for quick and easy page accents and borders) ◦ Wheels (for creating backgrounds, borders, or patterned paper in a snap) ◦ Sets that coordinate perfectly with our punches (for creating page accents) ◦ Sets in the "Holidays" and "Occasions" sections of the catalog (for pages about special occasions and holidays)
Perfect Page Accents:
◦ Punches ◦ Rub-Ons ◦ Ribbon ◦ Buttons ◦ Clips ◦ Designer & Hodgepodge Hardware ◦ Pretties Kit ◦ Fleurettes & Flower Fusion ◦ Brads ◦ On Board Chipboard ◦ Crafters' Tool Kit ◦ Crop-A-DileStorage Solutions ◦ Paper Holder and Dividers ◦ Ribbon Keepers ◦ Forget-Me-Not Keeper (for storing and organizing photographs)
Happy Crafting!
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Royal Blog Tour ~ Jester Game

As you travel from Castle to Castle on the Royal Blog Tour, your Coach will follow the six Royal Paths. The Jester is here with clues to the Paths Names, and if you can figure them out you may win an extra entry in the drawing for the Royal Blog Grand Prize!!!
But Hurry! You can only send in your entries for this Pre-tour game until noon on the 29th!
Email your answers (6 Path Names) to before noon on Thursday to get your chance at the Grand Prize!

Here are all your Clues!
Good Luck!!

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Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Save the date:

I'm on the Royal Blog Tour!
It's launching April 30 through May 3.
I'm so excited I've been chosen to be a Princess!
I hope you'll become a
Royal Tourist
and ride along in a
Royal Coach.
Please come and visit my castle during the tour!

For more information,
please check out
these links!
RBT Website
Home Blog:
RBT Home Blog
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Renovation: the act of improving by renewing and restoring

Exciting things are happening at Stampin' Up!
The Stampin' Up! colors have been slightly changed now and again, but this time they are doing a full out COLOR RENOVATION!

One of the things that drew me to Stampin' Up! was that the ink matched the paper and the accessories. Walking into a store you never know, will the lighting provide well enought to match items correctly? Will you end up at home going, (big Sigh) "Well, close enough, I guess..."
Not with Stampin' Up! The colors all MATCH! (yes, I'm one of those Matchy-Matchy Joy-Joy people)

What does that mean for you?

Well sadly it means that we will be saying good-bye to some of your favorite colors. Your sadness will turn to joy however when you see the NEW Stampin' Up! colors and when I tell you that some of your favorite In Colors will be returning!

Please join me in applauding these colors for their stellar performances in your crafts...

for we must bid them a fond farewell come June!

I would encourage to take a look now and see what ink refills you need to order for your existing ink pads, as well as card stock, markers and any other accessories that come in these colors.

You will be able to order items in these colors through the end of May for sure and then they will be available while supplies last during June.

To place an order,
visit my online store and click the Shop Now button.
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Big Shot Swap part two

Big Shot Swap second group - Placemats with die cut applique

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Big Shot Swaps

Sack-cloth towels with Big Shot die cut applique: fabric & felt & buttons. Yes - they survived the wash! :-)

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Eastern Blooms Class to Go

Whether for Mother’s Day or for any day, this Eastern Blooms card set makes the perfect gift. The bright bold colors of the Thoroughly Modern DP add such a beautiful splash of color to the oversized cards, coordinating envelopes and gusseted envelope holder that your recipients are sure to be wowed!

Free with a $50 Online Order - Shop Now!

Please email me for more information and a supply list:

• Stamps: Eastern Blooms and Full of Life
• Ink: Soft Suede, Rose Red and Bermuda Bay Classic inks
• Paper: Thoroughly Modern DP, Whisper White CS, Rose Red CS and Bermuda Bay CS, Gusseted Envelopes
• Accessories: Sticky Strip, Snail adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Crystal Effects, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Grid paper, paper snips, paper-piercing tool, mat pack, bone folder, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Stampin’ Scrub and Mist, paper trimmer and Scoring blade, Stamping Sponges, 3/16” corner Rounder punch, Scallop Edge Punch,Extra Large Two Step Bird punch, Soft Suede Polka Dot ½” Grosgrain ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds glitter;
Non SU supplies: A10 envelopes (4 1/8" x9 1/2")
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