Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Touring Through Summer With the Freaks!

Welcome to the Control Freaks Mid-Summer Tour!! We were originally gonna just have this Tour be all about Christmas in July ... and then those of us who got together during SU Convention last week and swapped thought it would be a PITY and a CRYING SHAME if we didn't share at least SOME of the gorgamalicious swaps we had created. Hence, this is a Summer MishMash ... but it's ALL good!! You should just come from the blog of our Freak Mama, Lisa Martz!! She is the BESTEST, don'tcha think??

Can I say I {{heart}} this set??? For some reason it just speaks to me ... those little bitty shoe prints just make my heart happy. So, I knew as soon as I saw it that it was GOING to be MINE!!! (And during Convention I discovered numerous other sets that will also have to join the Stamp Collective at my house!) Smiley from millan.net

Stamps: Daring Adventure
Paper: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Night of Navy, Very Vanilla
Ink: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Night of Navy Denim Ribbon, Vintage Brad, Pinking Hearts Border Punch, Houndstooth Textured Impressions Folder, Corner Rounder, Dimensionals

I also HAD to have this adorably darling baby/nursery set called "Little Additions" ... such fun!! And mui-many thanks to Jason Casper for loaning me his Scallop Circle #2 die during Convention ... I was madly rushing to complete these swaps and realized I NEEDED the ding-dang scallop circle that I didn't have!!! He was kind enough to bring his for me the next day ... and as badly as I wanted to keep it for myself, I DID return it to its rightful owner. You rock, Dude!! Smiley from millan.net

Stamps: Little Additions
Paper: Marina Mist, Blushing Bride, Certainly Celery, Whisper White, Nursery Nest DSP
Ink: Marina Mist, Blushing Bride, Certainly Celery
Accessories: Scallop Circle #2 Die, Small Oval Punch, Word Window Punch, Scallop Border Punch, Heart to Heart Punch, Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Folder, Rhinestone Basics Jewel Sticker, Dimesionals

One of the most ca-YOOT-est and basically adorable things we saw demo'd at Convention was this little treat box (shown by Brian PIlling ...). It was so fun that I decided to put my own twist on it (thanks to Jan and her stash of Letters to Santa DSP!) It is used making the ... wait for it ... Mini Milk Carton Die!!! OHMYGOSHAMAZING!! All you hafta do is cut out two of 'em, then cut off one panel from the end of each of 'em (the panel on the end withOUT the tab). Then just tape 'em together, string some Baker's Twine through the top and embellish to your heart's content. VOILA!!! (Insert choir of angels singing here!!) Smiley from millan.net

Stamps: Tiny Tags
Paper: Letters to Santa DSP, Whisper White, Old Olive, Real Red
Ink: Early Espresso
Accessories: Mini MIlk Carton Die, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Northern Frost Sizzlet Strip Die, Jewelry Tag Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, Chocolate Chip Scallop Polka Dot Ribbon, Whisper White Baker's Twine (and a little silver sewing thread)

I have been SOOO happy to have my BFF, Jan, staying with me this past week with her chocolate and stamp sets and DSP (bwahahaha!! JK, girlfriend!). I really have enjoyed having her here (we have stamped, eaten chocolate and laughed ourselves to the silly point of tears) ... and having her here for a bonus/extra two days has been FAB!! Loves ya, girl!! Come again ANY time!

And now? On to the Freakishly Fabulous Blog of Lorri Heiling ... here swaps were INCREDIBLY CLEVER!! Check 'em out ...


Janine said...

Have I told you lately how awesome you are? Well, I should, because it's TWOO! I have had the best time during my stay and obviously, observing these GOJUS projects, we have spurred each other on to new heights of greatness (YWLO - yes, we love ourselves!) I can't wait until next year!

Deb said...

Wow, Wendy! These are AWESOME! Love the swap cards! And the box is really cute!

Pammybaby said...

Beautiful projects! I can't wait to make one of those treat boxes with my milk carton die - it's adorable!

KOstvig said...

Love the cards and the box looks like another fun one....Lov eit

Sandy said...

Great cards and box, love the shoe prints- I hope we get them here in Oz, the SU catalogue that comes out here doesn't have all the lovely stamps that are in the USA catty.

Debbie D said...

OMG! that Treat Box is amazing! I can't wait to make this. I'm thrilled to have another use for this die. Daring Adventures is also one of my most favorite new stamp sets. I haven't gotten mine ~ yet ~ but now it'll have to go to the top of the Wish List. Thanks for your inspiration!

Cindy Major said...

That milk carton box is just over the top!!!! Thank you so much for sharing the idea and how-to. I'm gonna have to give this one a try myself!

That set you used for the first card was already on my wish list and now I want it even more. It's those cute footsteps!

Cindy :)

Mitzi said...

Love your cards. Your treat box is amazing! I'd never think to do that with the milk carton die.

Mary Brown said...

Super duper SWEET!!! Love that Daring Adventure card and the nursery card and that DELIGHTFUL merry Christmas Box...how COOL!!! Loverly...very LOVERLY!!!

Mary Davidson said...

OMG! These projects are fantastic!!! Each one is so awesome! Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

Connie Babbert said...

LOVE your cards, Wendy...you have such GREAT style! I also LOVE the little box! I'm presenting that idea at a downline meeting we are having and I actually like your sample better than the ones at Convention! Awesome...great to see you!

Dawn said...

Love them! I went to convention too, but sadly did't get to meet you. Maybe next year! Your version of the milk carton box is awesome! How did you figure it out? I tried but am missing something.