Royal Blog Tour

Welcome to thy castle, the first on the Dusty Durango Path, which is one of four paths thee can take. By royal decree, thee have been given three days in which to enjoy 80 different castles prepared especially for thou enjoyment. Along the way, thee will find important clues; thee will want to inscribe on thee parchment each of the 20 clues scattered among the castles on the four paths. When thou carriage has taken thee along all four paths, and thee have gathered the 20 clues among the paths, thee must return to the Royal Blog Tour Home Castle. There thee will be asked to return the clues to the Royal Blog Tour High Queen. If thee return all the clues to the Queen correctly, thou name will be entered by the Castle Scribe. After the Royal Blog Tour has ended, the scribe will record thou name into a royal drawing for a Big Shot Die Cut Machine! Look carefully through each castle where thou coach arrives as the clues can be found only in certain castles. Once thee have traveled all the paths, bid thou coachman to return to the Royal Blog Home Castle. The Queen awaits thou answers there!

Welcome to the Dusty Durango Tour Path of the Royal Blog Tour.
Ye are currently at Castle Number 1.

Hello ladies and welcome to the "ROYAL BLOG TOUR"!!  Oh the fun that awaits you.  Imagine, being linked to 80 fabulous women and their wonderful blogs.  You will not go away disappointed.  Here are my shares for the tour, hope you enjoy.  Come back later to find out if you won my blog candy and to get more inspiration for future projects!!

My cards are made using the "Simple Friendship" stamp set.  I love, love, love this set.  I have so many wonderful lady friends, I love to send cards and let them know I am thinking of them, etc.  This is one of my "go to" stamp sets.

O.K. moving along, here is my first card.  I used the luscious Rich Razzleberry paper, along with some Crushed Curry and Whisper White Card Stock.  Added some crystal effects to my center flowers, those beautiful pearls from the pretties kit and some simple paper-piercing along the top.  Simple, but to the point, don't you think?

Royal Tour - Pic 1

Next, I used one of my favorite card stock colors, Orchid Opulence and paired it up with my favorite "standy by" color Old Olive, and again, Whisper White card stock.  I also used some "Cottage Wall" Designer Series Paper, and the Rich Razzleberry stamp pad and cut out the gorgeous butterfly.  For the small butterfly, I used our "new" punch.  Makes a quick and easy butterfly when using Designer Series Paper!

Royal Tour - Pic 2 I know, I know, "everyone" is making this fun and easy card.  But since I had not, I decided to try it for this tour.  This is such a fun card and simple to make.  Are you noticing a theme here?  "Simple"….:-)  O.K. Just a few flowers cut from my big shot, stamped another few flowers on whisper white card stock, cut them out and popped them on top of my big shot flowers.  Want more details?  Well, I don't want to hold you up on this tour, so "details" on all my cards will be up the day after the tour is over.


Royal Tour - Pic 4

Royal Tour - Pic 4-1

Good grief, I almost forgot!  Blog Candy!!  Leave me a post with your name and contact information.  The Blog Candy is for Non Demonstrators. My Random Selector will pick a name and It will be announced the day after the tour is over!  What's the candy?  It is the "Simply Sent Card Kit" called "No One Like You" valued at $42.95!!!

Hope you enjoy the rest of the tour!  Take care and have a great time!!

Once this path hath reached its end, thy royal coach will travel back to the Royal Blog Tour – Home Castle where more paths await thee!

Blessings, and until the next time, remember to hug the ones you love, none of us are promised tomorrow!


  1. Hello…
    Just a quick note to let you know that I’ve enjoyed visiting your blog. Beautiful artworks. Looking forward to more artworks.
    Tenny Kusuma

  2. What a great royal blog tour!!!! THis is really a fabulous way to find and visit so many talented artists! Thanks for participating and sharing your talent too!

  3. I am so enjoying this blog tour and am glad to have found your blog! Your projects are wonderful and I love the flower pot card – so cute!

  4. Amazing projects and loved the colors. Your site is great.

  5. I love that last card! I know it is so easy to make, but the WOW factor! AMAZING! Thank you for sharing your creativity!

  6. What beautiful projects. Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

  7. Beautiful samples. This is such a fun tour. Thanks for participating in it and for the chance to win great candy. My E-mail is lisawhs808 at aol dot com.

  8. Love your projects!

  9. the flowers in this set are beautiful and your colors choices awesome.
    Katie B.

  10. what wonderful projects! 🙂 thank you for sharing!

  11. Jennifer Kassler

    First time to your blog – and loved it! Great cards… loved the butterflies! Excited to continue the tour! Thanks for the festivities!

  12. Lovely happy cards! Thanks for inviting us to your lil world.

  13. I just loved the flower pot card…..the colors are nice and bright!!!!
    thanks for sharing and all the hard work!

  14. Nice cards. My favorite is the flower pot. I love how you did that. The layering is wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

  15. I love the flowerpot card!

  16. sorry forgot to leave info –

  17. Your projects are fabulous and so inspiring. I just love the new In Colors! Wow this is some amaZING sweeeeet SU candy. Thanks so much for a chance.

  18. That Rich Razzleberry paper is really luscious! Thanks for the fun projects and the chance to win some tasty candy.
    Lola G.

  19. Your flower pot card ROCKS!! Great use of color.

  20. This is my 1st visit to your blog and your samples are beautiful! I really love the flower pot card, it’s so pretty and has such possibilities!

  21. What wonderful cards!

  22. The flower pot card is awesome! Thanks for the chance to win.
    rdo1958 at charter dot net

  23. Hi Gloria! Great work on all the cards! I love all the colours you used. Keep up the amazing work and thanks for doing a giveaway =)

  24. My first visit to your blog. Beautiful! Thanks for a chance to win! Beth

  25. I really like your potted flowers. That is just beautiful!
    Rachel B

  26. Debbie Peterson

    I love your flower pot. Seeing all these great things with the big shot is going to make me want it even more.

  27. love your cards! How did you do the flower pot cards??? I am mostly looking for the flowers in the middle of the die cuts? Please advise. kt

  28. Beautiful projects – fab job 🙂
    willsygirl @ gmail dot com

  29. Beautiful projects!
    susan.hackney at gmail dot com

  30. Gloria-
    Your cards are so pretty. I love the colors you picked and the flower pot cards is so cute!
    Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!

  31. Beautiful cards! I am loving this tour. Thanks for the chance to win.

  32. Just found your blog through the tour. Great ideas; love the flower pot card. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win some blog candy. jmniffer

  33. Love the flowers and well, everything really. I’m so enjoying this tour.

  34. You do beautiful work! I haven’t tried the flower pot yet. Very pretty graphics too.

  35. Great blog tour and so many beautiful samples to get us going! have a great weekend.

  36. Lovin’ the tour! Great work on your projects. Thanks for the chance to win.

  37. Just gorgeous flowers on those.

  38. My first visit to your blog…this is great finding so many new artists! Lagene

  39. Great flowers and flower pots!
    Sharon L

  40. Gloria, what wonderful projects you have shared! I just love that second card with the butterflies! Thank you so much for the opportunity to win some sweet blog candy!

  41. you have a wonder way of working with color.

  42. Great samples, but the one that knocked my socks off was the potted flowers. WOW!! I would love instuctions on how you made this. Thank you for the opportunity for blog candy!!

  43. mary Ellen McPherson

    Like the fact that everything is simple

  44. I love what you did with the potted flowers – a real inspiration – thank you!

  45. Brandy Campbell

    That is the best flowerpot card I’ve seen yet! LOVE it!
    brandyc at

  46. Very pretty cards, Glo! I love them.

  47. Gloria,
    These are spectacular! Thanks for sharing

  48. thanks for the inspiration – I enjoyed my visit.
    slbt17 at yahoo dot com

  49. Glad to have found your blog through the royal blog tour! Great job on all of your projects!

  50. Love, love, love the flower pot card!

  51. Gorgeous cards! I love the combination of orchid and olive!

  52. Gloria: you’ve done a beautiful job. Thanks so much for being part of the tour. -Lucia

  53. Princess Gloria, thank you for the tour of your castle, love the flowers in your flower pot card.

  54. Your artwork is beautifully done! I have to try one of those flower pots. Thanks for the inspiration!

  55. This is my first Blog Tour and I am LOVING what I am seeing!!

  56. What fab blog candy. I have been wanting to try one of these kits. Thanks for a chance to win.
    Click on my name if you need my info.

  57. I love your pot of flowers. Beautiful color combinations. Thanks for sharing your talent.

  58. LOVE the true friend card with the butterfly!! it’s gorgeous!

  59. Thanks for such bright and cheerful cards and for a chance to win some blog candy.

  60. OOOooooh! I’d want to win your blog candy; I’ve never purchased one of those kits yet and I’d love to have one and play!!!

  61. Oh my, it might be a simple card, but it doesn’t look that way! I just love the card with the flowers in the pot!!! And I like the way you did the center of the flowers! Very nice. Thank you for a nice stop on my tour! Enjoyed it!

  62. Enjoyed the visit to your castle. Great cards!

  63. That flowerpot idea!Plus a “treat!!”
    Hi from Michigan

  64. I love the last project!!

  65. Love all projects but especially your plant pot card, I think it is the beautiful color combo you used.
    Thanks for sharing

  66. I really like your first card- great highlights on it… but that flowers-out-of-the-pot card is just great! I’ll definitely be back to take a look at those instructions! Thanks for sharing!!!

  67. great stuff, wonderful job

  68. Victoria in Ohio

    OOOOHHH i love your cards especially the butterfly one
    vschnorr at go-concepts dot com

  69. I love your artwork. Everything is so pretty. I will have to stop back often.
    Thanks for offering the blog candy.


  71. great examples! I love them.

  72. Great cards! Loved to color combos! Happy colors!
    Lea Kimmel

  73. I don’t care how many times the flowerpot card was done – yours is great!

  74. thisd Royal tour is such fun, thanks for participating. My favorite SU stamp as a customer will be garden dreams, am lovin
    sihouette stamps

  75. Hi Gloria! Beautiful blog! I love the razzleberry butterfly! I’ll be back to visit soon!

  76. Thank you for the chance to win, and for sharing your beautiful cards.

  77. I am a big fan of anything with butterflies. I enjoyed your work. Thank you. cheryl

  78. The flower pot card is so popular and so cute! I really enjoy making them and changing the flowers with so many floral stamps SU offers. Love your site. Very nice of you to offer blog candy. The tour is terrific.

  79. I love the flower pot and it’s so versatile you can use just about any color to make it!

  80. New to your blog and I liked the idea for pretty yet quick cards. Thanks for the chance to win.

  81. Your blog will be added to my fav’s. You have a lot of beautiful and creative cards.
    Thanks, Carmen.

  82. Thanks for a chance to win this Pansy set. I have it on my Wish List. Pansies stand for thoughts. You are so thoughtful to offer this great set as blog candy! Beth W

  83. Love your cards and creations. And I love your blog candy, Simply Sent kit was my first order with Stampin Up!

  84. Gloria, I love your color combos, and what you’ve done with this stamp set. Thanks for sharing!

  85. Beautiful Cards!

  86. What beautiful cards! I like that stamp set too! And the potted flowers — so what if everyone else has made one — Yours looks great!
    Phil4v4 at gmail dot com

  87. Your projects are gorgeous. Thanks so much for sharing them with us. I will definitely be checking back to your blog in the future for more inspiration!

  88. loved the flower pot card!!

  89. What a tour..with such beautiful projects!
    T. Blue

  90. Well, I love the flower pot card. It is popping up a lot lately, but I for one, cannot get enough of it. It is so darn cute! All your projects were great! Thanks!

  91. This is my first visit to your blog also. Thanks for the chance to win some blog candy.
    Jeannette V

  92. Wow! Beautiful projects and great blog!

  93. Gloria – beautiful color combinations, everything is so terrific.

  94. Love the potted flower card! Such cheerful colors! The other 2 are really good, too! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  95. Absolutely ADORE the flower pot card — so creative and great color combo! Thanks for the inspiration! Katie J.

  96. What awesome blog candy you are giving away! Your Butterfly card was very pretty, but then purple is my color. Thanks for taking the time to post these designs for all of us to be inspried by. C Miller, Baltimore

  97. I love the flower pot and card1 Just beautiful! Thanks for sharing your samples. I am a non-demo from Buffalo, NY!

  98. I like the flower pot pull out card – I will have to try that one
    Kathy Salameda

  99. Love your cards and your blog. Thanks for sharing.

  100. very pretty!
    fellsmeresun at bellsouth dot net

  101. Thank you for sharing your wonderful work with us.
    triciascrafty at gmail dot com

  102. Your samples are lovely. Thank you for sharing your talent and for the chance to win the awesome blog candy!

  103. Wow! What great projects! The blog tour was a great idea! Thanks for the chance to win!

  104. favorite is the flower pot card.all are wonderful. thanks

  105. Liking your blog and will be back!
    beccawaege at yahoo dot com

  106. The flower pot card was my favorite. The colors were so cheery!
    Jen B
    jenbrow2 at yahoo dot com

  107. Loved your cards and all the colors you used. Thanks for sharing.

  108. Your royal images are inspiration to the masses! Thank thee for sharing and offering blog candy. Mary Jo

  109. I love the flower pot card. The color you added is great.

  110. Great Colors!

  111. Great Job

  112. Great Cards!Love the colors!
    Linda C.

  113. Beautiful projects. I’ll have to go back through the catalog. I never noticed this Simple Friendships set before. I especially like the flower pot card. Too cute!
    Amy S.

  114. Great cards. Thanks for sharing.
    Cindy F.
    cinmfoster at aol dot com

  115. This is one of my very favorite stamp sets, too! Thanks for sharing your great cards!

  116. Eeeek! Another set that I just HAVE to have. Very beautiful cards. TFS!

  117. I really Love all your cards but I think I Love your potted flowers the most. Thanks for the Blog Tour. And Thank for the Blog Candy. Jayne

  118. what beautiful cards. I especially like the flower pot card.
    and what a wonderful idea to do 4 tours in 1.

  119. My first trip to you blog – such pretty projects!! Blessings!

  120. Loved the potted flowers & would also love the blog candy!
    Thanks, Denise

  121. Lovely samples! The colors are so cheerful 🙂
    Deepa Mishra

  122. I love, love, love your artwork and really hope I win your blog candy!! I will be stopping back often.
    Tiffany Moyer

  123. The ideas are great. I love the flower pot card.

  124. I really enjoyed looking at all your projects, especially the flower pot card. I book marked your blog so I can come back and see some more.
    Lynda B

  125. Love your version of the flower pot card. Thanks for sharing!
    Alicia C

  126. Jackie Pritchett

    Your site is awesome! Love all of the projects!
    Jackie Pritchett

  127. Love your flowerpot shaped card.
    Deborah Meggison

  128. Love your flower pot card. It is so colorful!
    mz.teri at sbcglobal dot net

  129. What beautiful cards you have posted!! I love this Royal blog tour!
    Lori R.

  130. The flower pot card is adorable!
    Amy H

  131. Love the flower pot card!
    Amy H

  132. Great blog candy!! I love the butterfly – true friend card. the colors are great! Thanks for sharing your great ideas
    Kristy – customer

  133. Great projects – love the flower pot card!
    Michele Redding

  134. Love your samples and am looking forward to seeing more. Thanks for the chance to win blog candy.

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