Thursday, August 19, 2010

Freaky Peeky for the Holidays!

I have to admit that I was havin' a really hard time getting into the holiday spirit ... I mean, it's freakin' in the 90's outside!!! Sheesh!!!

But here we are again with some FAB new stuff from SU for the holidays (I am always amazed at how much stuff I end up getting, even though I don't NEED more holiday stamps! WAIT!! Did I really just TYPE that????). You should have just come from the blog of the ever-talented Wendy Jansen (cool name!) ... so this is a "Wendy Double Play!"

"Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!!" Sing with me now!!! (Okay ... sorry 'bout that ... just tryin' to catch a little Christmas vibe, which is difficult when it is still AUGUST!). I am lovin' lovin' lovin' all the snowflake-y stuff in the Mini Catalog! These snowflakes are ta DIE for!!! (DIE!! Get it??? I crack myself up!!) I knew as soon as I saw this die strip that it was gonna be MINE!! And I have always loved the rich elegance of brown and vanilla together. It's really a shame you can't "see" the Smooch spray as well in photos ... just one of my little snowflakes got "Smooched" ... but I love how it changed the color just enough to make it stand out.

Stamps: Bells and Boughs
Paper: Brushed Gold, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla
Ink: Early Espresso
Accessories: Northern Frost Decorative Strip Die (snowflakes), Northern Flurry Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Very Vanilla Seam Binding, Gold Glimmer Brad, Gold Glow Smooch Spritz, Wide Oval Punch, Dimensionals

I made this notebook to give my darling daughter something to look forward to on that ever-so-exciting first day of school next week. Her school's colors are red and black (GO WEST!!). I put four black tabs and four red (okay, well - Cherry Cobbler) tabs on here to represent a space for each of her classes. They are on a block schedule - red days and black days - and they have four "red" classes and four "black" classes ... hence, the tabs. I though I would let her write what she wanted on the labels ... (and actually, when I went in to show this to her and her friend, Emma (the friend) asked if SHE could have it for school!! HAHAHA!! I told her she could 'cause Amelia had just made a notebook for herself anyway. Just glad it is gonna go to good use!




And who DOESN'T love a matching pen??? Seriously??!!?? Especially when there is a little bling involved ....

Stamps: Day of Gratitude, Cute by the Inch
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black
Accessories: Extra Large Decorative Label Punch, Eyelet Border Punch, Spiral Punch, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding, Round Tab Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch, Basic Rhinestone Jewels, Pen, Notebook



These last little cards make me smile ... ain't they stinkin' ca-YOOT??? I made all four of them using the Christmas Collage background stamp ... Don'tcha love it??? They were easy and fun to make! (And can I just tell ya that the "seam binding" ribbon is oh-so-MUI-luscious??? It's probably be ALL GONE before I know it!!). I thought that these little cards would be perfect for gift toppers ... they are only 2 1/2" square ... cute and little!

Stamps: Christmas Collage, Bells and Boughs
Paper: Brushed Gold, Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso
Ink: Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso
Accessories: Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding, Large Oval Punch, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Real Red and Gold Glimmer Brads, Northern Frost Decorative Strip Die

Now, go and take a peek at LeeAnn Greff's amazing projects!! That girl ALWAYS knocks my socks clean OFF!!


25 comments:

Connie Babbert said...

Wowzers, Wendy! I love all your projects...especially the little notecards!

Cindee said...

Great projects Wendy! Love all of them. You gave me some great ideas for that Collage Stamp. Thanks!

LeeAnn Greff said...

Woo hoo - your projects are fabulous as always! I especially love your 4 cards using the Holiday Background stamp. They are amazing & shows just how versatile it is. I have put off ordering that stamp until now......

Rhonda Langley said...

Love the gift tags! Those snowflakes are wonderful-must get that die!

Cindy Major said...

Nicely done, Wendy! I love the elegant snowflake card with its soft colors and using the Tab punch to hold your pen is such a nice detail! Clever girl! :D

Cindy

Terri said...

Ugh Wendy, How did I miss the snowflake die with my pre-order! DOH! I guess I'll have to wait til Sept. 1. Thanks for calling my attention to it! Hugs!

diane mcvey said...

NO WAY she let you give that gorgeous notebook to her friend! OMGoodness, I would never let that get away! It is SO AWESOME!!! She must be a SAINT!!! :D
ALL your projects are beautiful. I am bookmarking your blog so I can come back again and again! It's fabulous! Have a wonderful weekend :-)

gbarron56 said...

love the snowflakes, Wendy! Great job, as always! yes, it's hard to think about Christmas when it's so darn hot outside but you've made me feel cooler just by your projects! Thanks so much! Blessings, Gretchen

Lori W said...

I WANT that NOTEBOOK!!! It's gorgeous!!! Love how you colored the Day of Gratitude stamp. :-)

Lisa Young said...

Fantastic projects Wendy! That notebook is amazing!

RhondaG -the stampin' bunny said...

That is a rockin' notebook Wendy! LOVE it! The notecards are adorable too of course!

Carole said...

all look lovely :)

Michelle Marchant said...

All your items are absolutely lovely.Your daughter will love taking that note book to school.

Kath said...

Love the snowflake card had something close to that in my head, just have had a crazy 2 weeks and no time to work it out.

Mary Brown said...

Oh Wendy...Wendy...Wendy...how truly delightful your projects are. I absolutely LOVE your snowflake card - so elegant and that little set of notes is just to die for!

Bev Gomez said...

Your cards are beautiful Wendy!!!Nice Blog! Your daughter should love the notebook. I am going to follow your blog! Bev

Stampin with Jan said...

Your projects are very lovely. Love Christmas time and all the cards you can make. Thanks for some wonderful ideas.

Laurie said...

WOW! I love love love your first card with the snowflakes...just beautiful! Thanks for sharing :)

Paula said...

Wendy, your snowflake card is so elegant...love it! I'm getting Day of Gratitude at Regionals and was wondering what else I could do with it and you answered my question, Thanks! And really like how you used the Round Tab punch to hold the pen. Your daughter will love it! Thanks for Sharing, have a Great day!

debhorst said...

wowsers...that snowflake card is the bomb-dig-giddy!! So elegant and that touch of red glimmery brad is such a nice finishing touch!!

Jessica said...

I love the snowflake embossing folder! Great Job!

Dawn Olchefske (dostamping) said...

Great projects as usual Wendy!! I especially love the snowflake card!!

StinkerbellSteph said...

Love the way the Gratitude circular object peeks out on the side of the notebook. Making it like a border.

Brenda said...

Super projects, all of them! I really liked your note cards.

Wendy J. said...

Wendy, these are all gorgeous projects. Love the soft colors of the snowflake card and the fun bright notebook. The 4 cards using the collage stamp are lovely! Great job!