Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Another "Tour de Freaks!"


Can I just say before we begin that I LOVE being in the Control Freaks??? What a talented, amazing and wonderful group of artists they are!! I feel privileged to be in their midst, that's for sure!

Now, on to to my "Freaky" projects for today's Blog Tour (decided to sneak these projects in a little early for y'all!) . . .

Our theme for today's Blog Tour is "In Colors" . . . I am totally LOOOOOVING SU's In Colors this year (and I have to admit that I have already gone through nearly two packages of Soft Suede, and at least that many of Rich Razzleberry!!). This card was a little out of my comfort zone - at first! These are some DANG bright colors together, but I really like how they compliment one another. (And you KNEW I was going to have to sneak at least ONE butterfly in here, didn't ya??? Hang on . . . there are MORE!)

Stamps: For All You Do
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay
Accessories: 1 1/4" circle punch, horizontal slot punch, eyelet border punch, finial press embossing folder, clear ice rhinestone brad

Card #2 . . . can I just mention that fall is my absolutely FAVE time of the year (I do believe I have mentioned that before!)?? Love, love, LOVE these fall colors together!! And that polka-dot ribbon!! I SWORE I would NOT buy this ribbon in all of the new In Colors . . . and only started out with four of 'em . . . I was not successful in holding out for more than a week (WEAK!!).

Stamps: Autumn Days, Matchbox Messages
Paper: Soft Suede, Dusty Durango, Crushed Curry, Very Vanilla
Ink: Soft Suede, Dusty Durango
Accessories: 1 3/8" and 1 1/4" circle punches, Soft Suede polka dot grosgrain ribbon

Ain't this purse just the CUTEST??? I swear I have been wanting to make one forEVUH, and finally decided that making one for the Freak Tour was the perfect opportunity to break down and do it!! I seem to be gushing, but I also LOVE this embossing folder It is super-duper versatile (and I think it is BRILLIANT that the SU folders actually cover an ENTIRE card front!!).

Stamps: Great Friend
Paper: Soft Suede, Rich Razzleberry, Very Vanilla
Ink: Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: Top Note die, Elegant Bouquet embossing folder, large scallop circle die, circle scissor, jumbo eyelets, Rich Razzleberry polka dot grosgrain ribbon, Pretties kit (pearl), velcro stickers

And last, but not least, I couldn't resist throwing in this little refrigerator magnet! Yup!! You heard me right . . . I cut out some magnetic sheeting with the Beautiful Butterflies die and just added the stamped butterfies cut from cardstock and a little pearl and binder clip . . . and VOILA!! What a fun, quick and easy little gift topper this makes!! (It's a BUTTERFLY FEAST here today!! I hadn't specifically planned on using SO many butterflies . . . it just kinda happened!!)!

Stamps: Great Friend
Paper: Soft Suede, Very Vanilla
Ink: Soft Suede, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: Bigz Beautiful Butterflies die, binder clip, pearl from Pretties kit, white gel pen, magnetic sheeting, ZipDry glue

Now, click below so you can "hop" on over to Melanie Schulenberg's blog and drool over what SHE has created!!



27 comments:

KOstvig said...

Beautiful Projects! Love them!

Dawn Olchefske said...

Love the Autumn Days card!!

Lisa said...

Great projects, Wendy! I really like the For All You Do card at the top of the post and the little purse! Everything is wonderful!

Mary said...

I love ALL your butterflies Wendy! I really like the top note purse and how you used the embossing folder in it!

Barb said...

Freaks Rule!! I love these projects. You did an AWESOME job. I love being part of this group

Barb

Cindy Major said...

Oh wow, Wendy, you've outdone yourself this month! I think the little purse and magnet might be my favorites!! They are so dainty! The embossing folder adds just the right touch to your box.

Nicely done!!!
Cindy

Connie said...

Wow! You are the butterfly queen! Love all your projects...the cards, the purse, but that magnet really caught my eye! So...I think you might like butterflies? lol!

Julie A. said...

Your work is gorgeous! I love all 3! The purse is adorable:) Thanks so much for sharing your work:)

Jenn D said...

I love all of the butterflies! I always have to stamp them, cut them out and pop them up too. LOL! All of your cards are fabulous. I think the butterfly magnet is my favorite. I so wish Stainless Steel would hold magnets and I'd make a ton for my kitchen.

Melanie Schulenberg said...

Love, Love, LOVE that purse!!!

Sherry said...

Great projects...thanks for sharing your talent!

Carolyn said...

Absolutely gorgeous projects and I LOVE all the butterflies! Thanks for sharing.

My Paper Adventures said...

AWESOME stuff, Wendy!! Your balance of colors are genius!!

Judy said...

Awesome projects! Love the fall colors, and especially the purse.
Thanks for sharing your gift with us. Great tour!

Barbara Welch said...

Wendy, I love all your projects. Fall is also my favorite season and I love to stamp fall projects. Thanks for sharing all your wonderful ideas.

lorijane said...

A new use for all those PTA school calendar magnets!!! So hard to throw away; I must begin NOW! Your projects are great. I wish the purse was big enough to carry around town! lorijane

Janice said...

Wendy, Your creations are gorgeous as always! Love the butterfly magnet! Too cute!

Bev Victory said...

Love your color choices and the magnet is a definate winner!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow Wendy!! What awesome creations!! I love your layout and design of the Fall Card. As a fellow butterfly fanatic, you know I just love all your butterfly creations. The first card is bright and would feel out of my comfort zone to make but it sure turned out magnificent!!! I love the new in colors too!! Cute purse and magnet too!!! So creative you are gf!!!

Elaine M said...

WOW what great projects - especially loved the little top note die purse - wonderful colors too. Thx for sharing your ideas with us. Elaine Moore
mtn.moven.faith@comcast.net

Lucia said...

Everything is just beautiful. I love the purse, and I love the four window card.

Lucia Kaiser
Cape Cod, MA

Janine said...

Glorious, just glorious! Aren't you glad I told you about that color combo? What would you do without me? LOL!

Shona said...

Wendy.....super duper cute!! I love that little top note bag -- not sure if Mary and Lisa have shared with you that I have a little (ok...BIG) problem with bags!!! LOL! Love the little magnet too - great idea!

Kim said...

Love all the projects, but especially the Autumn Days card! Kim Innis, kkinnis@fuse.net, http://kimskreativeinkings.blogspot.com

Trina Caraway said...

Wendy, I just adore the Autumn Days card. I may have to case that one!

gbarron56 said...

Simply amazing, Wendy! Love them all! So good to be on the tour with you again this month and to have met you at convention! Blessings, Gretchen -- www.gretchenbarron.typepad.com

b. said...

Love all your projects! b.