Saturday, September 19, 2009

September Tour de Freaks!

Here Come Da Freaks!! It's once again time to hop around the blogs of some of the Control Freaks, and I have to admit that I have as much fun seeing what they come up with as you do. I'm still so honored to be part of the fun!! (The tour officially starts tomorrow - September 20 - but I posted a little early to make sure all my links were working!)

The theme for this month's hop is anything Fall . . . Halloween . . . or Thanksgiving. I absolutely LOVE this time of year! The colors, the holidays - all of it. This first little pocket card (it is a 4.25" square) was really fun to create. Isn't this turkey just adorable? I used the scallop border punch to create the elements framing him as well. The scalloped square started out as a piece of 3 1/8" square piece of cardstock; the Really Rust frame was a 2 1/2" square, and the center was punched out with the 1 3/4" circle punch.

A little hint for the ribbon . . . I used the horizontal slot punch on the right-hand-side fold and slid a small piece of the ribbon through it and around the right side of the circle, then used a glue dot to secure it. I also wrapped the ribbon around the left-hand side of the card and through the left-hand side of the circle. (Pretty much brilliant, don't you think??) Smiley from millan.net

Stamps: Gobble, Gobble; Autumn Days
Paper: Sahara Sand, Really Rust, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron
Accessories: Scallop Border Punch, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch, Vintage Brad, Pumpkin Pie Striped Grosgrain Ribbon

And this is the COOLEST stamp set!! Creepy has never looked so gorgeous! I created the spider web using the 1/4" black grosgrain ribbon. I just "frayed" the ribbon and tied it to look like a web and secured it on the back of the Rich Razzleberry layer with adhesive. Cool, eh? (I think I already said that!)

Stamps: From the Crypt, Sanded, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Basic Black, Rich Razzleberry, So Saffron, Very Vanilla
Ink: Basic Black (Classic and Craft)
Accessories: Circle Scissor, Clear Embossing Powder, Large and Small Tag Punches, 1/4" Black Grosgrain Ribbon, Paper Piercing Tool, Sponge


And last, but not least . . . remember a couple of years ago when we all HAD to have these little "dollar spot" mailboxes?? And we all bought, like, INFINITY of 'em? They are still gathering dust in bags and on shelves . . . admit it . . . you KNOW they are still there!! I decided to dust one off and give it a new life!! Smiley from millan.net




Since I couldn't leave this little mailbox empty, I ran over to the store and bought some suckers (I LOVE that fall also means caramel apple suckers! YUM!!). The sucker was kinda big, so this cover is about 3" square . . .

Stamps: Pumpkin Patch, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Pumpkin Pie Print Pattern Designer Series Paper, To the Nines Designer Series Paper, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Close to Cocoa
Ink: Basic Black, Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive
Accessories: Scallop Square Punch, Designer Label Punch, Curvy Label Punch, Wide Oval Punch, Slit Punch, Pumpkin Pie and Chocolate Chip Corduroy Buttons, 5/8" and 1/4" Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon, 1/2" Dusty Durango Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, Texture Plates Kit #4, Little Leaves Sizzlit Die, Pop-Up Glue Dots

Thanks for stopping by . . . here is a link to the ever-amazing Brandi Wiggins-Côté. She is gonna knock your socks off!



37 comments:

Anonymous said...

I just adore the style, stamps, and creativity of that turkey card, Wendy! I know what I'm doing tomorrow morning. Hope mine turns out half as cute! Your other two projects are adorable, too. Love your work!

Jo said...

Wendy, Love your projects. Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration you give us!

Simmy said...

Love the projects and I'm kicking myself for not getting From The Crypt when I ordered all my other Halloween stuff. Might need to place a little order hehehehe. I actually laughed outloud when I saw the mailbox ... I still have a giant box on my closet shelf containing over a dozen. Perhaps I'll have my customers make these at a Halloween camp I'm having next month. Yah, that's the ticket !!!!

CherylAnn said...

I absolutely love your creations! I also could kick myself or not ordering that set!

Thanks for sharing!

Cheryl

Carey said...

You did a wonderful job as you always do. I look forward to the Tour and follow your blog daily. TFS.

Carey
pedstamper at sbcglobal dot net

Melanie S said...

Look at that adorable mailbox! You've given me some great ideas for fun teacher gifts.

Connie said...

Great job, Wendy! I love ALL your projects. Yes, I have several mailboxes sitting on my craft shelf. And that pocket Turkey card is so clever! I just ordered The Crypt...can't wait to play with it on Tuesday!

Beedubya said...

WOW! Uhh...really? WOW! Your cards are fantastic but that mailbox RULES! Did you make all that on the plane? LOL! You rock, lady!

Hugs,
Brandi

Blessed to Stamp & Scrap said...

wow these are great. I love the mailbox. First time blog hopper here

renee

Maxine said...

I Love that mailbox!! So cute and sweet!!!

mishkismom said...

This is kismit! (maybe that isn't the correct word but it sounds good!) I am cleaning out my craft room/living room and came across 3 of the mailboxes.. I ALMOST put them in the donate box last night! NO WAY am I doing that now! Fall and Halloween are my fave times of the year.. I HAVE to lift the mailbox idea of yours!! THanks for the inspiration!!

RhondaG -the stampin' bunny said...

Wonderfuly creations Wendy!! The Turkey is especially rockin'!!!

Dixie Finn said...

I love the mailbox. Great job.

Nichole said...

Love your mailbox! It is adorable!

Shari Nelson said...

These projects are so great! I love the color combos and the mailbox (I wish I did have one leftover, but I don't). Nice web on the halloween card. Great!

Krystal/skdeleeuw said...

Awesome projects! Had to laugh about the mailboxes. I admit mine are collecting dust. Thankfully I only about a few of them. Loved how you frayed the black grosgrain to make the spiderweb. Very cool!

Cherie said...

Adore your projects! Love them all! Love the techniques you used for the turkey card! The mailbox brought back alot of memories! Yikes! It is just too darn cool! TFS!

Priscilla said...

Great projects! I love the mailbox. :o)



~*Priscilla Aguilar*~
http://faeriedreamsandpaperwishes.blogspot.com

Mary said...

ALL your projects are WONDERFUL but the that little mailbox is just ADORABLE!

Anonymous said...

I just love that mailbox! It is adorable! Thanks for sharing!
Missy

Julie Dinn said...

Gorgeous creations as always Wendy! I have no idea when you found the time to make all of these!

By the way, I have no idea what you are talking about, piles of mailboxes gathering dust! Who would buy things like that and not use them right away! LOL

Dawn said...

Awesome projects! Especially love the way you used the frayed ribbon for the spider web...clever!

Lisa said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!! Love the mailbox! I have *ahem* way too many of those hoarded in my closet....

Janine said...

You deserve all the fame and beauty that is yours! These are GOJUS!

Cindy Major said...

The first card is very cool - so different and unique! Love the Halloween mailbox idea as well. I wish I could find those cute little mailboxes locally!

TFS!
Cindy

Lisa said...

WOWSA! Great projects! The mailbox is TDF! Love the "spideweb" you made with ribbon!

Wendy J. said...

Wow, great projects Wendy! What a clever idea on the pocket card. The mailbox just couldn't be more adorable! Love it all!

Jenn Diercks said...

Yes, I still have a lot of mailboxes in my stash! LOL! I love the Halloween theme you created for it. I never moved past Valentine's Day with mine. The turkey is such a fun interactive card and I love your Halloween card as well. Great projects!

mary.schultz said...

Oh, that mailbox is so cute! And I LOVE LOVE LOVE the turkey card. Thanksgiving cards are always hard for me, but I may be casing this one and making it easy this year.... thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas!

gbarron56 said...

Hi Wendy and welcome home! My favorite has got to be the little mailbox -- too, too cute! Great to be on the tour with you! Blessings, Gretchen -- www.gretchenbarron.typepad.com

KOstvig said...

very fun and definately Brilliant with the ribbon...especially so with little sleep and Jetlag too you are wonderfully wicked alright

Teri said...

Very cute! Especially love the mailbox!

lorijane mittlestadt said...

Oh, Wendy...these are pure pleasure. I think I know what you did for the ribbon...but I turned left on 494 instead of right and now I'm headed for Texas!!! I will get all the supplies out in the morning and try this step by step. My 13 yo dd loves the mailbox. I have a naked one leftover from V-day years ago. Ta-dah! Now I have a plan for it! Thanks for another great tour, lorijane

Anonymous said...

Your projects are just perfect for the season. The mailbox is just perfect for little ones. to find treats. So much talent!!! Can't wait to make one for my little nephews! Thank you for sharing your creativity!!!

Shona said...

Really really cute! I love the window card, very clever!

procrastistamper said...

I'm just getting around to leaving comments from last month. Awesome projects--I love the coloring on that little Gobble, Gobble turkey. I definitely need to purchase that stamp.

Kim P said...

I don't have any of those little mailboxes...but you should see how many General Foods Internat'l coffee tins I have!!

Love the mail box, though...thanks for reminding me to alter those alterable items!!