Saturday, July 25, 2009

Welcome to the Royal Blog Tour!

Hello and welcome to the Royal Blog Tour, I'm so glad you made time to stop by and see me! I am offering the chance to win BLOG CANDY to anybody!!! (including fellow demo's) Please leave a comment and be sure to include an email address or way for me to contact you so I can let you know if you win! I will draw a winner on Wednesday.
I have had fun playing with the new Beware Pirates stamp set. After 6 straight years of Thomas the Tank Engine birthday parties I'm now on my 4th consecutive Pirate birthday party so I was happy to see a new pirate stamp set! This is a cool one, I love the images and the feel of it. I can't wait to get the Extreme Elements stamp set to pair it with...

Above is my son, Callum's, birthday party invitation. I stamped the ship in Versamark and embossed in black. Then I gave Callum a sponge and a Crushed Curry ink pad and his big brother two sponges and Night of Navy and Bermuda Bay ink pads, then let them at it! Didn't they do a great job?
We printed the insides on the computer and stamped on a couple of pirate images.



Then we used the stamp set again for the cupcakes, Callum stamped lots of images and then we cut them to make little flags and used Sticky Strip to attach them to toothpicks, they were a big hit with the pirates!

88 comments:

  1. I love pirate booty! This be a fine haul lass! I'm betting your son was in heaven with all that cool pirate swag!

    Love it!
    Tee
    shadohart@gmail.com

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  2. Ships Ahoy! Beautiful fun cards. Loved the colours. Pennyhanuszak@telus.neet

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  3. Great site. Loved your projects.

    mariah@oliveirafamily.com

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  4. Your projects are delightful (and worth a king's ransom, I might add).

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  5. what a great set of birthday party goodies! :)

    jenscull@yahoo.com

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  6. Great projects and I bet your son had a fabulous birthday with these fun projects. thanks so much for sharing, I love this set.

    carolyn s
    ceashark at aol dot com

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  7. Pirates are so big right now with the kids.
    Great job.
    yvon7@windstream.net

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  8. Love the boat sample. Great work

    Lisa
    Robbysmommyga@aol.com

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  9. Nice Job!!!!!!!! boy stuff is always so hard for me. I just love the invitations....very nice!
    Debbie
    essay18@verizon.net

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  10. Amanda P (Australia)July 26, 2009 at 6:26 AM

    Wow! Love the pirate treasures you created.

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  11. Inspirational, thanks for sharing!
    Liz
    eab130866@hotmail.com

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  12. Thanks! Enjoyed your blog! Terri (terhare@hotmail.com)

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  13. Now what a fun and creative idea using this pirate stamp set. Thanks for the inspiring project. Thanks for a chance at some yummy SU candy too.
    stampincmeyers at yahoo dot com

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  14. Thanks for sharing!

    Robin
    rdo1958 at charter dot net

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  15. Love the Cupcake Tags...too cute!

    Julie
    julie_temple61@yahoo.com

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  16. My first visit to your blog. Beautiful! Thanks for a chance to win!
    Beth
    bethbeaty at earthlink dot net

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  17. Love your projects but especially was delighted to hear how you put your "pirates" to work!
    TFS & Smiles

    my email is gilles dot arsenault2 at sympatico dot ca

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  18. Great work on the projects. I love the flags on the cupcakes. Keep up the fantastic work and thanks =) canucks _ revelation at yahoo dot com

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  19. Great Job, I was looking for ideas for a pirate party. Thanks, Linda H
    bandlhenry@sbcglobal.net

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  20. Really cool! Thanks for the chance at candy.\
    tericoutatyahoodot.com

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  21. This is such a cool thing to do!

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  22. Pirate Parties are sure to be a hit. Love the invitation. Thanks for sharing and for a chance to win some blog candy. jmniffer@comcastdotnet

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  23. Thanks for the inspiration and a chance to win blog candy - ummm - Great job.
    deborah345 underscore 2 at yahoo dot com

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  24. Arrrrr my matey! Thanks for the invite to your castle. cbrequejo@aol.com

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  25. Love the pirate ship card. A team effort.

    Greetings from Murray Bridge, South Australia.

    comcruise@bigpond.com

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  26. Aaaaarrrrggg, Matey! I be stealin' yer ideas!

    They are fantastic!!! Can't wait to see more :)

    Mandas1610 at sbcglobal.net

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  27. Thanks so much for sharing on the blog tour! The cupcake flags are awesome!
    anita.konvicka@gmail.com

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  28. Love the card and the decorated cupcakes are cute!

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  29. Too cute!!! I love the first card! Thanks for the chance at some blog candy too :)
    shady-lady at cox dot net

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  30. love what you did with the pirate ship. Thanks for sharing and for this opportunity to win
    Eileen(emcclean@telus.net)

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  31. What a cute birthday party for boys. I wish I'd had this when mine were little. (mz.teri at sbcglobal dot net)

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  32. I am such a pirate fan. trying to talk my nephew into a pirate party this year. LOL
    mickeymouse42bj@aol.com

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  33. I so love this set. I think your boys did a great job. Thanks for sharing.

    barney595@yahoo.com

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  34. Love your invite! I wanted to see this stamp in action it looks great!

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  35. I'd like to go to this party! Looks like fun! Thanks for sharing..

    Melany

    melany at letmestamp.com

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  36. Brenda-

    Your son's pirate party invite is adorable. The cupcake flags are cute too!

    Thanks so much for sharing and for the chance to win:)

    Julie A.
    thearvins@verizon.net

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  37. So cute!!! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win your blog candy. My E-mail is lisawhs808 at aol dot com.

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  38. My son's best birthday party ever was a pirate theme. These pieces are all so cute and clever! Thanks!
    Marita
    kmskfam@aol.com

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  39. Too, TOO cute Matey!!!! Shiver me timbers....sorry...can't think of anymore pirate lingo!!! (grin)

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  40. Really cute party ideas! Thanks for sharing - Katie J. dave-katie-ecom@comcast.net

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  41. I love this set but I wasn't sure how and if I would use it. You have inspired me now!!!
    Mel C.
    copeys@xplornet.com

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  42. Love the pirate projects. Thanks for sharing!!
    tracey_ecb@yahoo.com

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  43. Thanks for sharing. I will have to keep it in mind for when my grandson gets a little older.

    dcstansberry@hotmail.com

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  44. These ideas are great. Your sons did a fantastic job with the sponging.
    one_who_crops at hotmail dot com

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  45. So cute! FYI - something on this blog kept causing my Firefox browser to crash. Works fine on Safari though.

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  46. Very cute! thanks for the chance to win some blog candy.
    Kbaldwin@powercreative.com

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  47. This is adorable! Perfect for a party!

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  48. super fun projects and great ideas-tfs!

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  49. Sue (csgrecco@comcast.net)July 27, 2009 at 5:33 PM

    I just love the invitation, and you have some very talented boys, too! I only wish that set was around last year when I planned my 7 year old's pirate party! What fun! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  50. OMG! I love the pirate theme. It is perfect for my in-laws.

    Twolf84@digitex.net

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  51. What a "Jolly Roger" great idea!! Your project were great!!

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  52. Awesome cards and projects. Any little boy will love this set. I love the background in the first card. Thanks for being in the blog tour and for sharing your ideas.

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  53. Love the pirate card and thanks for sharing.

    Diane
    tdharris1@cox.net

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  54. what a neat card, love the colors - the invitaion is such a cute idea.
    thanks for sharing!
    sandra
    slbt17 at yahoo dot com

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  55. Your projects are really cute.

    jb523@charter.net

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  56. fantastic ideas.

    MJ
    richinsmj@yahoo.com

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  57. what a complete vision, kudos to you!

    Christine

    cmmartindale2005@yahoo.com

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  58. Your boys did an amazing job with the sponges - looks downright professional! Great post!
    beccawaege at yahoo dot com

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  59. What cute invites and decorations for the party. Perfect for a boy too. Love your stop on the blog hop!

    Shelly Schmidt
    Shellymc2@comcast dot net

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  60. Great pirate booty! Any young boy would love to have this theme for his birthday! It's even a great idea for an adult theme party. (Afterall, we're still kids at heart!) Thanks for the wonderful ideas!

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  61. Love what you and your boys did with this. Wish it had been around when I was doing pirate parties....Thanks for sharing!
    -kt
    ktyoung1@gmail.com

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  62. Beautiful!!! Really beautiful projects!!
    Tanks for the chance to win !!

    melyane at live dot com

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  63. Don't you just love each stage of a boy's life? My son is at the sports stage now. I think he might be there a while but I do remember Thomas and the pirate stages. Thanks for sharing these GREAT and fun projects!

    Debbie

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  64. Great guy theme. Thanks for sharing.
    Cindy F
    cinmfoster at aol dot com

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  65. wow! Beautiful! Always looking for a manly card.
    T. Blue
    tmblueb@hotmail.com

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  66. Wish my kids were young again so we could have a pirate party as cute as yours! Very creative. Thank you for sharing! Cheryl..email: fam4farm@yahoo.com

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  67. Awesome work - I'm definately retaining these ideas for future use! I love the wording on the invitation too! SOOOO clever!
    Elizabeth Sloman - Demo
    sloman4100 at bellsouth dot net

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  68. Such a great little boy's party!Your projects are great.Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win blog candy!
    janet@swofford.com

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  69. I love, love, love your creations. Thanks for sharing!
    Karen Moyer
    karenmoyer1@aol.com

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  70. Loved the card, thanks for sharing.
    Kathy Thomas
    klpt@hotmail.com

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  71. Love the Beware Pirates set and what you did with it!! Great ideas!!

    email: sls1219@aol.com

    Thanks from Mississippi for your post!

    Sue Stevens

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  72. This is one of my favorite sets too!! Love what you did with it! Thanks for sharing!

    Kimber Dunn Kindle
    KraftyK_here2play@yahoo.com

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  73. I was hoping someone would do this set - I too have pirate fanatics in my house. Thumbs up!

    Kathy Salameda
    kathyangel@comcast.net

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  74. Ahoy, matey! A most impressive invite and set of party booty! There'll be no mutiny onboard at a party set up like this (wish I could be a seagull up in the mast, to watch the kid's delight!)
    thanks for sharing- I'll be back for more treasures!

    Sharon Steinwand
    sharons@digitalweb.net

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  75. I absolutely LOVE the invitations. My two daughters take turns having a pirate themed party. Well, actually it is usually a mermaid party but they don't want the boys to feel bad so they include pirate stuff. I love it (and probably will copy it).

    susancolgan@comcast.net

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  76. This party is cool!!!! Jackie Pritchett
    jaclynnmarie@yahoo.com

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  77. I don't remember seeing this one and my HUSBAND loves pirates. Thank you
    Ronda Hinman
    erhinman@wmtel.net

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  78. You are so awesome & talented!
    Linda P.
    erlindak@hotmail.com

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  79. thanks for sharing your great ideas...

    Hope Cotrell
    hopecottrell@gmail.com
    customer

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  80. Awesome Brenda! I'm sure you had a great time at the party!

    Michele Redding
    MRedding@cuckooschicken.com
    (Can I be so lucky to win again??)

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  81. your boy's did a great job helping with their cards. I love the embossed pirate ship. Thanks for sharing your great ideas.
    Kristy - customer
    mrsworm@hotmail.com

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  82. Will have to borrow this setup for my boys; you are fantastic!! Thanks for sharing. Mary Jo mdmjtaylor@msn.com

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  83. Ahoy Captain! Great job Matey!

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  84. Great pirate. Lucky boys to have such a creative mama! Thanks for sharing with us!
    magzz@charter.net

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