Thursday, November 4, 2010

Royal Blog Tour "Every Little Bit"

Hello, Kings and Queens, Princes and Princesses!

I hope you are enjoying your tour of the Royal Blog Kingdom! Welcome to my castle! This is my first time with the Royal Blog Tour and I am so excited to be part of this fantastic and talented group of Royal Stampers! I am Princess Angela, an Elementary Pastor and Stampin Up Demonstrator, currently residing in Chandler, Arizona with the wonderful Prince Frankfurter.



My stamp set is "Every Little Bit." I decided early on that it would be fun to make something for the different months. I thought about making a calendar, but that is something most people have seen before. Then, I thought about making something to showcase all the months. The more I thought about it, the more I loved that idea!


I found a frame that would hold 12 little cards. Each individual opening is 2 3/4" by 3 3/4." This is the same size as Artist Trading Cards or ATCs if you've ever made those. The openings allow for a lot of dimension added to this project with ribbon, a button, brads, and Crystal Effects.


There are some constants between each of the months. They all feature "Every Little Bit" in each month. They all have Naturals Ivory or Crumb Cake card stock backgrounds. All of the names of the months are from the "Full Calendar" set. They are all stamped on Naturals Ivory or Crumb Cake card stock, as well, and are punched out with the Modern Label punch. The Basic Black background comes from the Movers and Shapers Punch Windows die. All of the line art images were colored with blender pens and ink from classic ink pads.


After that, each month is different, not featuring any of the same things twice, except for Crystal Effects! It's easier to see a variety of ribbons, hemp twine, brads, a button, punches, and free hand shapes when you view the pictures close up.


Beginning this Wednesday, November 10th, I will share the items used to make the monthly squares.We'll start with January (obvious, I know!) The following Wednesday, I will share how to make the February square. We will continue until all of the months have been explained.

Trust me! Making one month a week would be much easier than making them all at once! You can subscribe to my blog or just check back every Wednesday to get all of the information!


I am offering two blog candy prizes to help you make your own Every Little Bit display!

Please (1) make a comment on my project. Be sure to tell me which month is your favorite. If you would like to leave your email address along with your comment, this is fine.
(2) If you would prefer to keep your email address more private, please email your name and email address to me at
kebord2@gmail.com
(This is a RBT requirement that I must have your email address in one place or the other.)

I will randomly select a winner from someone who fulfills the comment and email address requirement!

One winner will receive all of the ribbon, brads, and the button needed to make your own Every Little Bit squares!


The other will win the months stamped, punched and mounted on the black background!
Either prize will get you on your way to making your own "Every Little Bit" sampler.




If you're wondering about June- June 30th is Frankfurter, my wiener dog's birthday! As you can tell from my blog title, he's a big part of my life. You could use the hammer and nails for Father's Day in the set, but I chose to use the dog instead! All of these bones are Frank's biggest birthday wish come true! The cute little dog can also signify the beginning of the "dog days of summer!"




119 comments:

Alisha Watson said...

Angela, how gorgeous is your work...WOW I must admit being a huge dog lover myself and most of my scrapbooking is revovlved around my 4 great danes, June would have to be my Favourite month. I love the bones it just makes the whole picture.

Creative Apple Scrampers said...

January is my favorite! I love snowflakes. Awesome Job!

Katherine said...

I love your project, and your blog. This is my first visit but not my last, I'm adding you to my favorites. I emailed you my email address.

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

They're all my favorite, but if I have to pick one, it would be December (love your present and the beautiful bow). Muffin's (my pom) favorite is June, of course. TFS! (dwaring4199@msn.com)

Patty said...

What a terrific idea. When I saw your doggy June - I thought dog days of summer So Cute. Am e-mailing my addy

Deb said...

What a great project!! I've seen the boxes, now I know what to do with them. The dog and bones is my favorite square, as I am a dog lover.

Jackie L Watson said...

Angela, how cute I love the dog and bones, and of course the my birthday month May. What a fun stop on my way. Pleae add me in the drawing jackielwatson2009@hotmail.com

jguyeby said...

I like September the best, because that is when I get to see all my kids in school again. You did a wonderful job with the stamp set.

Jennifer Eby
jguyeby@verizon.net

Babe O'Mara said...

What a clever project. All the months are great but I love June, so cute. I'd love to make one myself. Thanks for a chance to win some candy.

Babe
youiesmom@att.net

Kathy Mc said...

Initially I picked January as my favorite as love snowflakes but then I saw April (my birthday month) with the rain cloud and umbrellas ~ how cute!
Kathy McCloskey
bdlakebum at yahoo dot com

Marilyn Goodrich said...

Love how you used the ATC card holder - brilliant, I say! :-)

Maree said...

It's got to be June! That wee doggie sitting on his pile of bones...too cute. I love them all though. Great job :)

Teri said...

I like Feb. (my birth month!) All are too cute though!

teri
tericout@yahoo.com

Tammy Q Howell said...

Geez that is so cute! Great idea!

Marion said...

This is very lovely. Oh my gosh too pick just one is difficult, but I'll have to say October, and December. I know, I know, just one. Sorry. my name is Marion Wilkinson and my email address is marionew@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

Great project! Hard to choose, but October is my favorite - love those cute bats & my birthday month. TFS! Keep up the good work with the kids.
cmc_marsha@bellsouth.net
Marsha E

Lucia Kaiser said...

Angela: I love this! How clever your projects are. Really nice job.

njburk said...

My woofer Sasha, a chocolate lab at 13 who has cancer but is holding her own LOVEs to see other blog that have woffers on them. Great fun projects here. Good to see you on the tour. Enjoy it. Mine are over at Ink on my paws. Hugs, Nola

Eileen said...

love the project, my favourite is March as I am Irish but living in Canada, thanks for sharing and for this opportunity to win
Eileen

Sharon said...

Very creative! I think my favorite is February - very simple but very pretty! (smaranich@yahoo.com)

Diane said...

It is so hard to pick a month but I do like Dec.a package with a bow.

Dawn Dickinson said...

Love your project - what a great idea! I think November is my favorite but I love them all!

MJ said...

Very creative. I love what you have done with this set, never even took a second look at it. I may have to now. Beautifully Done. If I had to pick a favorite it would be November.

yourrep@roadrunner.com

Carol Taggart said...

Adorable project, Angela. And thanks for explaining the pile of bones and doggie for June. Now I understand - Frank sure is a lucky dog.

A Touch of SOL said...

Angela...TOO CUTE! This would go so cute in Solimar and Joaquin's room...Must tell me where you bought the frame...I love it all but because I am a May babe I will choose May. Thank you for being a Princess and the opporunity to win blog candy now i just have to add this stamp set to my already long wish list...
Marisol Gutierrez
atouchof_sol at yahoo dot com

Cindy Marchant said...

I absolutely love your project!!

Without a doubt October is my favorite month of the year and not just because it's my birthday month. Although this year my birthday was 10-10-10!!!! Kinda freaky, huh? But October to me signals the beginning of my favorite time of year, Fall! I have always loved the Fall.

Cindy Marchant
lcm1180@gmail.com

Tracy Raymond said...

Love this set and love what you have done with it! Honored to be on the tour with you! June is my favourite...my bday month and I love dogs as well! Great job!

Stampin'Kat said...

What a fascinating project! I would have never thought to use this set like this. It is so perfect. My favorite is April. I will be interested to follow your how tos on each month over the next several weeks.
thanks again,
Kathy Thisted
kthisted@comcast.net

Candi Hume said...

I love your project!! It is so cute and I undertand about dogs being a big part of your life, I have 3 dogs and I don't know what I would do without them!! I love your project and would love to win to create one like it for myself!!

Candi Hume
justtigger@verizon.net

Anonymous said...

Such a creative idea...and of course, I love January because it features my favorite color and it is my b'day month!

Sue
ssmcneill@hotmail.com

bradsmom06 said...

Good Morning Angela!! WOWOWOWOW! Your project is just stunning!! I LOVE it!!!! I am having a really hard time picking my favorite month....I love February. But also the little flowers used for May are fun too. And June steals my heart :)

Thanks for sharing this great project!!

Diane said...

Well being a fellow dog lover I have to say JUNE is my favorite :), this is so cute!
Diane
Stampinbydiane@aol.com

Debra Brown said...
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debbie said...

Of course I just LOVE the month of June is my favorite!.......I have to small baby dogs that I just adore and spoil to death. I am going to have to get this stamp set ....just for the dog stamp LOL! (I'm sure I'll use the others....but the dog will be worn out) Thanks for all the great ideas and love your blog.

debbie

essay eighteen at verizon dot net

Kristi Kirk said...

I love the Every Little Bit squares! Looking forward to the instructions!

Thanks!

kreationsbykristi@comcast.net

Christyne (aka Apple Blossom) said...

OH.MY.GOODNESS! This is TOO cute for words! My favourite month is February!

I just got my Every Little Bit set yesterday and can't wait to try this out.

I MUST know where you got the frame - please share!

My email addy is: appleblossomwhiskey@gmail.com

Diane Clark-Sutton said...

June is too cute. Until I read your explanation I did not "get it" but still thought it was the cutest month. Being the mother of a fur baby as wells as the two legged kind, I totally get it now.

Anonymous said...

simply great - hard to pick just 1 month, but if pressed, would pick December.

Christine
cmc3tek@netscape.net

Kathy W said...

fun project! and June is my favorite- too darn cute!
kathy
kraftinkathy@verizon.net

Patrice H said...

Angela, Hi there you did such an amazing job with your project. And congrats for your first RBT. I think your December block is way cute I love all the little stockings and it is even gift wrapped too. But your baby's box with those bones are super special also. My two would vote for that one lolol.

Patrice Herrera
trygod20@vewrizon.net
www.mylittlepatchofdirt.blogspot.com

Karen said...

Angela ... what a cute idea. My favorite month is May -- I like flowers. Karen Obye (kso.stamp@gmail.com)

JoAnn Porter said...

This was really a cute idea. I especially liked March as I am Irish and love St Paddy's day. But then I also liked December as that is my favorite holiday of all. JoAnn JodyCooks@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I love this idea! My favorite is July because I love the 4th of July holiday! Thanks for a chance to win!
Whitney
w_sebert@hotmail.com

Rose said...

I love your idea, so cute!!! That set is adorable too. I have to say June is my favorite, I just love your doggie on top of his bone pile. Thank you for offering blog candy, it is always fun to think you might win something. rozie.kerry@gmail.com

Heather A said...

I also adore June with the dog and its bones. You've made me take a second look at this set. What a great project to do. TFS.
Heather
gilles.arsenault2@sympatico.ca

Melissa Johnson said...

Love this project!!! August is my favorite. Thanks for sharing. Can't wait to make one.

Melissa J. havefunstamping@yahoo.com

liz said...

very fun Angela. I am thinking of how fun it would be to use this idea and create a perennial birthday list. My favorite is July- I love the red white and blue!
TFS!
Liz
zia13@me.com

Deb B (Debadoo) said...

These are adorable, and WHERE did you find that frame?? It's wonderful! I think my favorite is June. That little dog playing king of the mountain on top of the pile of bones is just too cute!
Deb B
stampindebs@aol.com

Anonymous said...

Love your ideas. My favorite is probably the November or December one. Thanks for sharing your ideas!
Sue STevens
sls1219@aol.com

Tionya said...

This is my first Royal Blog Hop-a-thon!! I am impressed so much with all of your talent! Yours is my favorite so far! Probably because I also did the elementary library aide thing for a few years, and because you're a pastor....oh and let's not forget because your work is sooooooo cool! I hope I get picked so I can make one!!
My favorite..........well, toss up between June and September. I love those buses so I guess I'll pick September. They are all great though!!
Tionya
tionyalynn@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

All the months are so cute! However, I have to go with June too. That little dog is almost as cute as the real Frankfurter pictured above. Thanks for the chance to win!

Mary
martat2020@sbcglobal.net

Anonymous said...

April is the beginning of spring and everything new and fresh.
Your project is very cute.
purplebows@att.net

Anonymous said...

I love this project .My favorite is june AIZ love the dogs with the bones. Dianne Bell peggydiannebell@yahoo.com

Donna Thames said...

I like November- I love your multi colored wreath. What a great project and so much work.

Donna Thames
dhthames@bellsouth.net

Lori Watson said...

I have to go with the June square since it made me laugh :) Hugs and happy stamping Lori Watson email:postal_mom_2000@yahoo.com

Cheryl said...

Cheryl
I love the september square with the school buses. It would be my favorite how creative you all are. email: bstinson25@comcast.net

Penny Hanuszak said...

Angela the frame and the calendar concept just rock! I was going to say I loved May the best, the flowers are so cute, but then when I read your comment on June, i just had to smile. My "Murphy" is the light of my life and he just turned 11 yesterday. So June it is! Pennyhanuszak@telus.net

Ola said...

Wow... this is fabulous!!! I can't belive we have to pick one month as our favorite, but if I have to (lol) I'm going to say my favorite is May! I love the flowers & the bright colors!

Thank you so much for sharing & the chance o win!!!

~Ola
okj83 at live dot com

Janice Rosenthal Rock said...

Darling project . . . we dog parents (and lovers) can sooo appreciate each other!

Rosemarrie Gonzalez said...

I love June!! Milo and Oliver (my puppies) would too!!

Rosemarrie Gonzalez
thornsandroses@sbcglobal.net

Carolyn Sharkas said...

Angela, I love June, of course, lol. I just love that little dog. The whole project is awesome. Congrats on being a princess this time and you make a great one.

thanks for sharing

ceashark at aol dot com

Anonymous said...

Well, it is so hard to pick just one month for a favorite. I guess my favorite is May. My anniversary month, Mother's Day, and the month of my son's birth. It is a great month for new beginnings just like your little flowers popping up for summer. I would love to have this hanging on my wall.
Bev Farmer
Inthedell3@zoominternet.net

Megan said...

As I sit here and write my comment my own little wiener dog is sitting next to me, recovering from back surgery. I love my little hot dog! I had a hard time deciding which one I like best. It's between January and December. I love the scallop circle punch so much!

Megan Callahan
meganm1979@yahoo.com

Shellrm said...

This is wonderful, what a cool idea! I can't pick a favorite month, they are all cool! April is my birthday month, and I LOVE the dog!

Michelle McCarthy
Shellrm@hotmail.com

Cynthia Ferenz said...

I loved this! My fav. month was April...loved the cloud with the umbrellas showering down - very clever! Where did you get the frame? TFS!

Cynthia Ferenz
Proud Parent of 2 Soldiers
stampindragon@verizon.net

Created By You said...

What a lovely creative project Angela! The ATC's are like little pieces of art! Hope you're enjoying the tour Ms. Princess!
Hugs,
Sharon Field - RBT HQ Crumb Cake Castle

Gwen said...

I looked at June and yep thats my favourite. I have two little dogs and one being the boss hoards all the bones, so I saw Lumpette sitting on top of the pile! Love all your goodies!!!
Gwen Bloomfield
cardsnstampsinbloom@yahoo.com

Lorita said...

Angela, What a wonderful idea! I really love what you did with this stamp set. June is my favorite month.
Thanks for sharing,
Lorita Edwards

Kris Sobolik said...

Wow! Wonderful project - September is my favorite, but they are all awesome!
Kris Sobolik
ksobolik@hotmail.com
www.maddiebugdesigns.blogspot.com

Mary Grauel said...

What a great idea for a gift!
Mary Grauel
cmjnm@mac.com

Anonymous said...

What an awesome, original idea! I see this in my future...to finish for Christmas gifts! My favorite - right now, haha - is June. Actually, I should say my 11 week old puppy picked it out. :) I'll email my email. Thanks. Lisa

Tanya Betit said...

Close tie for me between June and November! What a cute idea - love it! TFS. Would love to win blog candy ;-)
Tanya B.
stamper360jrn@yahoo.com
www.afflicted-addicted-stamper.blogspot.com

allison said...

Well I like all of the 12 months. If I had to pick my favorite it would be January. This is my birthday month which I celebrate all month long. Look forward in coming back to your blog for more cute ideas.
Allison Warrell
allieqdub@gmail.com

karen long said...

March is my favorite. It is also my birthday month. I would love to win your prizes!

Hetty said...

Hello Angela, what a wonderful idea for a calendar. I love seeing all the little things you did for every month. Nice pieces of artwork together.

Lavender Angel said...

Very cute! I think January is my favorite.

Susan

lavenderangel@centurytel.net

Anonymous said...

Love the idea! Where did you get the box? January would have to be my choice, after all it is my birthday month along with 2 of my grandaughters and daughter-in-law.
Blessings,
Deborah
craftydeb2@msn.com

Eva said...

What a great idea. January is my favorite because I enjoy the snow.

Eva
mcguiree224@gmail.com

Raissa Spatola said...

Super cute! What detail you put into this! TFS!

megsmome said...

Great project!!! Since I am a dog lover, I love June the best.
I love your blog and especially the cute namr.
Thanks for sharing.
Tammy Jackson
megsmome@yahoo.com

pam said...

That is so hard to say which is my favorite. They are all so cute, but I guess December. Will send you my email private.

Deborah said...

An adorable Frame set. I guess my favoite month is July - I love the summer, the sun shine, the warmth that wraps around me and where I live it is extremely way to short.
deborah345 dot 2 at gmail dot com

Mary B. said...

I was torn between December (my birthday, Christmas and red ribbon) and February...but I am choosing February because there is just something awesome about a card sent to me by someone who loves me enough to personalize the envelope with a heart! Thank you for the awesome project and royal candy.
Mary
magrosso60@yahoo.com

Sharon Steinwand said...

My favorite is October. Thanks for sharing!
Sharon Steinwand
kssteinwand@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

How cute is this project!?! Pick one as my favorite? Well, I just asked Henry and he voted for June since that is when I first started adoption papers on my furbaby. He was adopted in July finally. Besides he heard the word BONES! We had to put our other dog to sleep a little over a month ago and I am sure he would have picked June too. But, if I happen to be a lucky winner - you could surprise me with either June or March since St. Patrick's Day is my birthday! I probably could pick reasons for all the other months too if you wished! Anyway, what a fun project and thanks for sharing your talent with us!

Chris R. from Iowa
ckrobinson01@hotmail.com

Cathleen McSorley said...

Love it all. Love the Tour. Thanks you for sharing your talent with me. Cathleen McSOrley

cmcsor9101@aol.com

Robin Boyer said...

I have to say love the bones and doggie on top. Just love animals.
Great job!

Rubber Hugs,
Robin

Melissa Rodgers said...

I have seen these frames and have been wanting to get one and make something and you have totally sold me on the idea now!! Love your project. Melissa Rodgers mega@megastampinstudio.com

Jeanne Nielsen said...

I love May and October months, but your June card is adorable too! I bet Frankfurter is very proud to have center-stage! Where is the frame from? Love it! TFS!

Jeanne
jvn89@aol.com

sandi maciver said...

Love them all, I love making ATC's and trading them, have for years.

Pat said...

Every month is cute, but I am choosing May with the flowers as my favorite one. Great idea!

Pat
foodpartyfun@yahoo(dot)com

Peeoknee said...

Great, creative project. My dogs and I pick June of course.
We will be back for details.

Joyce

Carol Matthews said...

This is totally adorable!! I have the set and never thought of that, but now...I know a CASE is coming on! Thanks for sharing.

Creative Art By Barb said...

Love the calendar projects so different & I love ATCs too. My fav month would be June because it's my birthday and the start of summer.
Could say where you found your frame?
TFS,
Barb S (FL)
stamper0910@yahoo.com

Amy Rogers said...

I love the dog one as I have a wiener dog also - Lily. Would love to know where you found the frame.
Amy
amyrogers1@charter.net

TJ said...

They are all so wonderful! Great job. I would have to say I love JUNE... puppies hae a way of touching your heart and Sept. comes in at a close second. Keep up the good work you are a great inspiration!

Hi, I'm Lee Conrey! said...

What a fantastic idea. You've done a fabulous job on this project!!! Thanks for sharing it with all of us and being in my castle!!! I am honored.

Brenda Hugar said...

Angela, what a great project! So cute and a superb job!

Jean Fitch from jlfstudio said...

Pick a favorite? You've got to be kidding they are all amazing and perfect! Wienerdogs month though caught my eye first. Now if I could only figure out what to use to create one for my cat!

Thanks for sharing this inventive project.

Jean Fitch
jlfstudio at live.com

Debbie said...

Beautiful project and what a cutie of a dog.
Love it all.

Debbie
imastampr@cableone.net

Martha said...

That Dog with his bones is the cutest thing I have seen in a while! It really is ever dogs dream! Love the project. Thanks!

Martha Haddock
stampinmartha at hotmail.com

Kelli C said...

What a cute idea. I love the look of all the different months. If I had to choose only one though it would be December. Christmas is my favorite holiday.

Kelli
kelsie8331@comcast.net

Chris said...

Adorable! My favorite is June because I am a big dog lover (mom to one Jack Russell) and my son was born in June!

Chris Duvall
jackaroojrt@yahoo.com

Susan Carlson said...

So creative! It's difficult to choose just one month. I'd have to say June because I love the use of the bones

Thanks for the chance to win blog candy!

carlson_susan at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Hi Angela,
This was such a great project, thank you for sharing! Like everyone else, I'd love to know where you found the frame. My favorite month is December with the gift/bow!!
Thanks,
Amy
bc {at} stampingwithamy {dot} com

Anonymous said...

Angela, great project idea! My favorite month is October, but I do so love your June. :)
Debbie Peterson
debbielyn23@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

Angela: Your project is wonderful and I love all the months. June is really cute with the dog but I love snowflakes, so will pick January. Would love to know where you got your frame. Thanks for sharing.

Betty K
angels@gci.net

gayla.odell said...

I love these card holders and you have incorporated a very fun idea that can be used throughout the year. Thanks for sharing.
Gayla O'Dell
www.MeGaStampinStudio.com

Trish Cortez said...

WOW!!! AwesomeIdea and I totally love it!!! I am a fur paw mom too!
Love your unique talent..(very special)

Creative Bitz said...

June is my favorite month. That little dog is so cute and reminds me of my sweetie, Bailee, a miniature Jack Russell.

Dee
Creativebitz@rochester.rr.com

Judy said...

What a unique idea! Love it! Thanks for sharing the sisterhood of the Princesses on the RBT!

Christi said...

Angela~

Like you, this is my very 1st ever Blog Tour. Thank you for sharing your 1st with me as well. Your calendar project is adorable! I LOVE shadow box type things because I have collected mini tea sets all my life.

Because I am a HUGE dog lover too and I celebrate Tempi's (my 100 lb. Black Lab's) Birthday EVERY year... my favorite month is definately June!!!

Great Job & Warm Regards~~
Christi Usher
Christi8680@yahoo.com

Sheryl said...

What a great idea! My favorite month is JUNE - I'm a huge dog lover too.

Aloha, Sheryl lapalika@aol.com

Martha Lucia Gomez said...

Angela how cute are your project. And all the cards/months are beautifull. Thank you for inkspired me to do this wonderful project...the idea was awesome. Hugs and blessings, Martha Lucia Gomez http://stampartpapel.blogspot.com

Maria N. said...

Love your project! I also love your banner... very cute!

Debra Brown said...

How fun is your project!!!!!! I love the whole idea, infact if you don't mind I would love to do one of these for my and my daughters classrooms, must say June is my favorite month....Thank you so much for this creative use for a frame.

Debra
inkon3fingers@gmail.com

Mickey Roberts said...

Angela, your project is just adorable! Great idea!

Jennifer Blomquist said...

What a clever project! This is so fun to look at and I think I like the June one the best because it is so cute; though May is a close runner up. Thanks for sharing this project and the chance to jump start making our own!

Jennifer
jennifer@nwstamper.com

VS Paper Kreations said...

Super Cute! Nice idea, totally different to a regular and plain calender!

Vimar
vs.paperkreations@gmail.com
http://vspaperkreations.blogspot.com

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