Sunday, April 26, 2009

Welcome to Tour 4, Stop #5

Welcome Aboard Stop #5 of Tour 4! Hope you enjoy what you see here!
Be sure to read all the way down to the bottom, so you will know how to get to the next stop!

You won't want to miss Kate's Blog. She will be showcasing the new Summer Love Rub-On's!

AND you also won't want to miss out on FREE Blog Candy from ME!

For this Mini Occasion's Blog Tour Stop, I am showcasing 3 projects using this "Walk In The Park Designer Series Paper!" Isn't it gorgeous?  

Here is my first card!


Paper: Walk In The Park DSP, my featured product! Also Basic Gray, Baja Breeze, Cameo Coral, and Whisper White.
Stamps: Short and Sweet
Ink: Basic Gray Classic Ink Pad
Embellishments: 5 Petal Flower Punch, Boho Blossoms Punch, Big Shot Sizzlits Little Leaves Die, Basic Gray Taffeta Ribbon, and Circle Fire Rhinestone Brads. I also used the piercing tool from our Crafter's Tool Kit!

Here is my second card, again featuring our Walk In The Park DSP!


Paper: Walk In The Park DSP, my featured product! Also Basic Gray, Baja Breeze, Cameo Coral, and Whisper White.
Stamps: Echoes of Kindness, Hostess Level 2
Ink: Basic Gray Classic Ink Pad, Baja Breeze and Cameo Coral Stampin Write Markers.
Embellishments: Flowers and half pearls from the Pretties Kit, Big Shot Frame Oval Scallop Die, Small Dot, Swirly, and Floral Texturz Plates, and 5/8" Satin Ribbon.

And finally, here is card number 3!


Paper: Walk In The Park DSP, my featured product! Also Cam
eo Coral, Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, Kiwi Kiss and Whisper White
Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral and 
All Holidays
Ink: Basic Gray, Kiwi Kiss, Cameo Coral, and Regal Rose Classic Ink Pads.
Embellishments: Scallop Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Big Shot Texturz Swirly Plate, Regal Rose 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Heat and Stick powder and Dazzling Diamonds.

I stamped the rose on 3 different colors of cardstock and cut out various pieces. I sponged areas to show depth, and added sparkle as highlights!

Well, what do you think??? Aren't they all beautiful?  

Okay, so would you like to win BLOG CANDY from me?

I am giving away a package of this beautiful "Walk In The Park Designer Series Paper!"  That's 2 sheets of each pattern, 12" X 12" Double Sided Paper.

All you have to do to be entered to win this paper is leave me a comment on THIS post, telling me which card above is your favorite and why! That's it! 
I will pick a winner from all who leave a comment and post that winner on my blog Tuesday night! You must be sure to leave me your email address, so I may contact you! ( Also, this blog candy offer is only offered to those residing in the US due to shipping charges. Thank you for your understanding! )

Don't forget! For every $40.00 purchase in this Mini Occasions Catalog, you will receive a free stamp set! (Purchase $80.00, and receive 2 free stamps! ETC...) Ask me how!!!

Now buckle up for your next Blog Tour Visit! You will be heading over to Kate's Blog at Stamp With Kate for her amazing projects using Summer Love Rub-ons, and the link to the blog after that!

I hope you enjoy the rest of your tour! Be sure to come back often and visit me!!! God Bless!


Joyce said...

I love all your creations, was hard to choose just one as my favorite. I'm going to have to choose card #2 - love what you've done with the scallop oval frame and have been wishing for some inspiration to play with it! Flowers and pearls are also one of my favorite embellishments.

Joyce (jwow415 at gmail dot com)

carolm said...

beautiful projects! i too couldn't quite decide, but chose #2

it would make a beautiful mother's day card. very feminine. (did i spell that right?)

cheers ~ carol marbach

Anonymous said...

I love them all, but my favorite would have to be the card # 2. It is a very unique layout with the oval frame and the pretties pearls make a very nice touch.

Rindie said...

I choose card 1 because of its subdued and relaxing colors and the intriguing dimensions.

Kate Cecil said...

I can't decide between cards 1 and 3. they are both fantastic, one is more girly than the other so I could use one of them for any of my friends. thanks for the ideas and for being a part of the blog tour.

jeannen2 said...

Oh my! I love the 2nd card! But that's because I love this paper, I love the pearls in the pretties kit, and I adore the Echoes of Kindness stamp set! Thanks for sharing!

Jane said...

card #3 was my favorite.

Lorita said...

I have this paper but I thought it was too pretty to use. I really like the second card because it is so elegant looking. Thank you for sharing and making me want to get mine out.

jEn paiGe said...

Great cards! My favorite is card #1
Jen Paige

lindsaychase said...

Hi Susan,

What a fabulous display of the Walk in the Park dsp. I think that my favorite project is #1. I like how you used the Big Shot templates of flowers and colors to match the dsp style. Thanks for sharing your ideas!

Lindsay in NH

Stacy Bennett said...

Susan! You are such a talented stamper! We need to get together and stamp again soon! I love your new blog look!

Vicki said...

I left a post but it got lost I guess.

I love the samples, you bo such beautiful cards. I like the rose the best. Will have to "case" that one.

Jennifer said...

Your cards are absolutely beautiful. I have been using the paper in my cards, but yours are so pretty. The scallop oval one is probably my favorite, although it is a tough one since they are all good. Thanks for the samples and the tour. Jennifer

Denise said...

I love card #3. What a great Mother's Day Card. Thanks for sharing.

mjjjjtw said...

I'm having a hard time choosing since I Love all three, but I guess I will choose # 2. I Love the oval frame around everything and then the flowers and pearls just makes it. Thanks for the samples and the tour. Jayne

Carri said...

I love card #1 and I love this paper! I think your first card showcases more of the color varients.

Tammy said...

Well, I have to tell you I can't choose just one of your projects, I chose 2. The first is # 2 because it is so elegant, I love the scallop frame then the flowers along the bottom. Very nice!! But, #3 is incredible- in how you stamped the flower on three different colors, layered it, and then sponged. WOW!! That is not my favorite stamp and everyone is doing things with it right now, but after seeing your work, I might have to give the flower another thought. Thank you for your time and effort in doing this blog tour, this is my first one, and I love it.

Anonymous said...

All of your projects are great, but my favorite is the last one...because of the color combo and that awesome watercoloring to match the paper...WOW!
KellyRae in Coolidge, AZ
mail AT kellyrae DOT com

JustCrazy4Scrapen said...

I'm having a blast on the tour, from Acworth, GA. Thanks for the incentive to leave a comment.

Cari said...

The first card is my favorite. I love that paper and all the layers and the colors. Great job!

Busym1 said...

I love all your projects, and it was tough, but I have to say No.1 card is my favorite! New to your blog, thank you for the chance to win your blog candy. Hugs, michelle

terriavidreader (USA - IN) said...

Your second card with the oval scalloped border is my favorite of these.

Teri said...

I like the kind words card the best. They are all great though.

Janet said...

Your blog is great! I like the third card best because of THAT ROSE! It's gorgeous! TFS
Janet Hindman

galias said...

I go check your Blog out all the time. Today's entries are just as cool & awesome. Now let me win the candy since I hang out with ya alot. LOL I need paper (candy)
TFS your ideas with us.
Gayle Schrock

Lori Stilger said...

Happy Tour Day! :)
Wow, your samples kept getting better and better!!!! Thanks for making me drool.... :D I also love your polka-dotted border on your blog. :D
Have a wonderful day!

Michele T said...

You did a wonderful job on all 3 cards but my favorite card is for Mother. I love the flower from Fifth Avenue Floral and how you layered and used the patterned paper as the stem and leaves.

Anonymous said...

Hi Susan.
Number 2 is my favorite. I love the pearls. Thanks for sharing your designs with us.
Terri H.

CindyB said...

Hi Susan,
Your cards are terrific, I can tell you have put a lot of work into these samples. My favorite is the one with the large oval - so creative!

Diane said...

Susan these are beautiful and i love the all but #3 that rose jumps off the page and I also love pink :)
Thank you so much for being in the blog candy for me i just wanted to comment!

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love all of the cards, but am in love with the pink rose- love your 3 layers and the colors are fabulous! Card #3 is my final answer! TFS


Tiearra said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards...I love number 1-why you ask? I love the dimensional shape you gave it,

Kathy said...

all of these cards are so rich and vibrant they just make me smile. I have to admit the 32 just grabs my heartstrings tho with the pearls and delicate coloring on your flower. I'm lovin this dsp. So much variety

Connie said...

Too hard to choose! All your samples are GORGEOUS! I guess I love the Oval Frame the best!

Tea said...

Your blog tour idea is just great - I am really enjoying it. Better yet, I love your blog.

Sunflower Stamper said...

Great projects! #1 is my favorite! Love how the flowers you did match the paper!

MaryR said...

What gorgeous cards! Love all of them!

Donna said...

I love them all but my favorite is the 2nd one with the oval scallop die! It's my newest addition and I can't wait to try it now!!

Thanks so much for letting me stop by and visit!

Loves Paper Crafts said...

Your first card is just BEAUTIFUL! I absolutely love it! I love the colors and the flowers. So very simple and so very pretty. This card can be used for all kinds of reasons.

Thank you for sharing this beautiful card!


Anonymous said...

All your cards are absolutely beautiful So full of detail. But my favoite is the middle one. It is so original and just beautiful "Eye Candy"! Thanks for sharing.

thestampinglady said...

Card 1 is my favorite--I love the layout and choice of colors. Your other ones are great too--but #1 just called out to me!

Denise Kay Foor said...

I love the way you used the stem from the DSP to make the 5th Ave. Rose stem. Terrific idea. Love what you did with this stamp set. Great inspiration. Thanks for sharing.

Jenn D said...

What gorgeous cards. I can't decide what I like the best. The oval one with the flowers is gorgeous, but I love how you matched the vines up on the 3rd to look like stems.

Angela said...

Oh my goodness! Which one is my favorite? Hard to choose. I love the 3rd one. Colors and depth are exceptional!

amyd said...

The first card is my favorite. Love the layout. Can't wait to try it! By far my favorite paper.

sharon_canter said...

I love the 2nd card. I like how you framed the words with the ovaL and the pearls add a really nice touch!
Sharon C.

Barbara said...

LOVELY!! I'm loving that great DSP and you've made spectacular cards showcasing it! Fabulous job! Not sure what my favorite would be....all of them?

Nicole Tugrul said...

All the cards are beautiful, but card 2 with the oval frame is my fav. This tour had been great, thanks for sharing!

Stamping Ideas With Peg said...

Beautiful work!

Heather A said...

Lovely cards. TFS.

Kim's Life said...

So very pretty! Great job! Very inspiring!

Patty said...

I like the sponge dimension on the flower on #3, but overall my fav of the three is #1. Beautiful work on all three

Charlotte Cook said...

If I have to choose, #2 love the balance and detail you created. All 3 were great! Thanks for sharing your great work! Love the tour! Awesome idea!
Charlotte Cook

Kim Orr said...


kchristensen said...

I think they're all just fabulous, but since I must choose one - it's got to be the rose. It just glistens!

Templarslady said...

Ahha I figured out the comment thing!! I had to sign up for account and everything, geshhh! LOL
I loved all your cards (see email)

Catherine said...

Great Job. Love the tour.

Anonymous said...

Hello Susan-

It is very hard to pick just one, but I would have to say I like the first one the most. I love the colors, layout, ribbon and the rhinestones finish it off beautifully!

Thanks so much for sharing and the chance to win!

Julie A.

Kay said...

Hi- I love all your cards but the roses are hard to resist! Thanks for sharing!! Hugs Kay Mespelt (

Joyce Spear said...

All three cards are fabulous! I debated between the second and third as my favorite, and decided I like the second one best -- mostly because I've gotten hooked on flowers and pearls from my own Pretties kit lately. Fantastic work!
Joyce Spear
stamperjoyce at AOL dot com

TABray said...

I thought you did a great job showing this paper off to full advantage. If I have to pick just one of your creations, it will have to be care number 2. I has a soft feel to it. I have loved the tour!

Stamp/nScrap said...

Wow, I love everything! Love card #2 the best.

Mary Davis said...

You are making it very hard to choose which card to pick. Everyone was wonderful. If I had to choose, it would be card #2 with the scallop oval frame. I have been needing an inspiration and here it is. Lovely cards. Thanks for being on the tour. Mary

Soozie4Him said...

I like the first card because I think what you did with the leaves sizzlet is BRILLIANT since you made it coral to match the same shape image in the DSP - LOVE IT!

Susan, aka Soozie4Him on SCS
moot96 AT aol DOT com

rush8888 said...

i really like pink and green together, so my choice is card #3. i hope you are having fun, too

~Beth said...

I love all of your work. My favorite card is with the Fifth Avenue Floral. Of course, it's one of my favorite sets!

Susan Shields said...

Cheryl, my great friend commented: Hi Susan,
Is this how I am supposed to comment on your cards? I love the first one
with all the depth in the colors but I also like the second ones for the
pearls and the verse, I love the depth of the rose on the third one.
Ohhhhhhhh it is just too hard to choose!! You are way too talented with the
cards AND your website.
Love you,I am off to visit Kate.
See you!

So I am posting her here to get in on the Blog Candy Offer!

Alicia said...

I Love, love LOVE your samples. Thanks so much for sharing!

Michelle said...

woah! Look at all those comments, girl!
The cards are all fabulous, but I must say that first one is stunning.
I absolutely love the layout!

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