Friday, August 19, 2011

Freakin' Into the Holidays!!

Welcome to the Control Freaks Holiday Mini Blog Tour!! You should just come from the MUI-FABOO blog of JanTink. I'm in LOVE with her Halloween Treat bag!! AWESOME!!

I cannot BELIEVE that the holidays are a-sneakin' up on us ALREADY!!! I'm still just starting to get into Spring!! (Even though Summer is nearly over!!) Sigh ...

My first card is made with a set that I think is gonna be an oh-so-favorite of mine ... Christmas Lodge!! OHMY!! LOVELOVELOVE those images, friends!! I see myself using this one over and over and OVER again!!! (C'mon ... you KNOW you want one!!)

Stamps: Christmas Lodge, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Frostwood Lodge DSP
Ink: Old Olive, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso
Accessories: Tasteful Trim Bigz Die, Scallop Trim Corner Punch, Pearl Stickers, Word Window Punch, Very Vanilla Seam Binding, Paper Piercing Tool

And ... OHMYGOSH ... A TEENAGER!!! Bwahahaha!!! Smiley from millan.netLook closer ... EARRINGS!!! I {{heart}} making jewelry. In fact, before getting into stamping BIG TIME, I was into making jewelry BIG TIME. I even have been known to teach a class or two at the local bead store. When I saw the pinecone image from Pines & Poinsettias I KNEW I was gonna hafta Shrinky-Dink me a pair of earrings ... so I DID!! And isn't my darling daughter BEAUTIFUL???? I think so!!




Here is a close up ....

Stamps: Pines & Poinsettias
Paper: NONE!
Ink: Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzazz, Poppy Parade
Accessories: Shrink Plastic, Earrings Findings, Real Red 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Acrylic Sealer




Smiley from millan.netAnd last, but certainly not least ... a little bit o' Fall. I {{heart}} Fall, too!! The colors are awesome ... the FOOD is awesome ... the smells are AWESOME ... it's the BEST!!

Stamps: Warmest of Wishes, Grateful Greetings, Woodgrain Background
Paper: Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Pumpkin Pie, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Early Espresso, More Mustard, Crumb Cake, Old Olive
Accessories: 2 1/2" Scallop Circle Punch, 2 3/8" Circle Punch, Circle Cutter, Tasteful Trim Bigz Die, Antique Brads, 3/8" Twill, Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch, 1" and 3/4" Circle Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Small Oval Punch, Early Espresso Baker's Twine, Dimensionals, Sewing Machine

NOW ... you NEED to go and check out what the ever-amazing Gretchen Barron has created (oohhhh soooooo ca-YOOT!!)!!


15 comments:

Lisa said...

Great projects, Wendy! So, are we all getting a pair of those earrings? And yes, your daughter is lovely! A more brunette mini me (you)!

Deb said...

Great projects! What a super idea to make earrings!! I, too, love the new Christmas Lodge stamp set! Thanks for the inspiration!

Patty Bennett said...

Umm wowza.. your fall leaf "medallion" on your last card is to die for!! LOVE it!! whohoo!
patty

Sherylee said...

I love your fall card - the stitching on the Tasteful Trim is gorgeous!

Pam said...

Stunning earrings on a stunning model!! I just love 'em!! And both of your cards are real "keepers".... they're both my favorite!! xoxo

Adrienne said...

Love the earrings!

Louise Brown said...

Your projects are beautiful... especially the earrings. TFS

Holly/Rubber Redneck said...

Beautiful projects!

scrappingnana said...

These are beautiful. Love the earrings. TFS

Kathy said...

I love all your projects the ear ring are just so beautiful!

Anonymous said...

I love your card, Wendy. Does the Scallop Trim Corner punch work on two layers of cardstock?

Wendybell said...

Yes, it does!! :)

Connie Babbert said...

Gorgeous, Wendy! Love seeing your daughter model the earrings...didn't know you were a jewelry-making guru, too! LOVE the Christmas Lodge card, too...one of the few sets I DIDN'T buy in the mini...now I have to re-think it! Great job, my friend!

Stephanie said...

Both cards are amazing, love the tree with the pearl ornaments!! And yes, your daughter is beautiful and a perfect model for your wonderful earrings. What a great idea!

Bev Gerard said...

Jeepers, creepers, Wendy Wonderful!
Oh wait ... that should be Wonder Woman Wendy! I'm feeling like quite a slacker after reading this post! Fabulously wonderful cards indeed! Than there's a beautiful young lady sporting your jewelry! Proud Mama, I need you to come to Texas to teach some of your jewelry skills and share the stampy mojo with some of us way down here!!!!

~Bev