Wednesday, August 31, 2011


Get ready, Friendies!! Tomorrow the Holiday Mini catty makes its debut ... and there is a LOT of good new stuff in there!! This card is COVERED in NEW ... Pines & Poinsettias Stamp Set; Peek-a-Boo Frames Bigz Die; Frosted Cottage DSP; 1" Square Punch, Cherry Cobbler Quilted Ribbon; Snow Burst Textured Impressions Folder, Dazzling Details Glitter Glue ...

I went a little PUNCH CRAZY on this baby, too!! Dare I say I used SEVEN PUNCHES??? (Not to mention that the "Peek-a-Boo Frame" Bigz Die is a punch, of sorts, too!!) It's a good thing I didn't hafta buy all of those at once!! Sheesh!!

See the little pinecone inside??? I added a little bit of the Dazzling Diamonds Glitter Glue to the berries on the images - inside the card and out. Sometimes ya goes to have a little bit o' bling!!

I did this card for the most recent Control Freaks Swap (featuring stuff from the Holiday Mini). We have been a swap group for YEARS (the Blog Tour is a more recent addition to our group ... we are first and foremost a swap group, though!). I realized, early on, that I wasn't gonna have enough Early Espresso cardstock to finish all the bases for the swap, so here is the alternative I came up with using Cherry Cobbler as the base piece instead. It helped me stretch out the ribbon, too, since I was able to use the Cherry Cobbler AND the Early Espresso cardstock to complete all 32 of the cards I created.

Smiley from millan.netI have been frantically creating some pocket envelope setups for my friend's daughter for her wedding invitations (Hi, Hannah!). 560 of them!! NOPE!! That is NOT a typo!! 560!! And we're trying to finish them in a week!! AAaaaaaackkkk!!! No pressure ... I guess the best part is that I got to watch/listen to "Funny Girl" while we were cutting and folding last night (thanks to Becky, Hannah's mom and my BFF, for the gift of these movies for my birthday!). I {{heart}} Barbra Streisand!!! Such a GREAT movie. I've you've never seen it, you SHOULD!! Tonight I'm gonna watch/listen to the sequel, "Funny Lady" (both movies are based on the life of the legendary Fanny Brice). Classic!! Good thing Hannah and Becky are helping me cut, fold, emboss, punch and score!!

Stamps: Pines and Poinsettias, Petite Pairs
Paper: Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Frosted Cottage DSP
Ink: Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Peek-a-Boo Frames Bigz Die, Snow Burst Textured Impression Folder, Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Folder, Postage Stamp Punch, Modern Label Punch, Word Window Punch, Scallop Square Punch, 1 1/4" Square Punch, 1" Square Punch, Snowflake Punch, Basic Rhinestone, Cherry Cobbler/Early Espresso Quilted Ribbon, Dazzling Details Glitter Glue, Dimensionals


Terri said...

Greetings from Omaha Wendy! I nearly screamed when I saw that you enjoy Funny Girl too! That is one of my all-time favs! I wish I could be there to watch it with you. Great project today. Lovin the holiday mini!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Oh how cute, Wendy! Love your little peek-a-boo frame and that fab embossing folder!

Anonymous said...

Another beautiful card.
Judy Wineland

Carol Carriveau said...

In my book this is a true "WOW" card... Like you I am a very long time Barbra fan and I agree about these two movies...but my all time favorite is "The Way We Were"...but I would not turn down the chance to see any of them!

Anonymous said... and WOW...thank you for the inspiration - you are truly blessed.

Traci S. said...

I'm a Babs Fan also! I love this card! It is truly beautiful, Wendy! I love the pocket window! It would be a great place to leave a private (but that everyone could see) message for the recipient!

I haven't seen the mini catalog. Is there a snowglobe in there by any chance? That is what I would like to use for Christmas cards this year...and I can't get this idea out of my mind!!!

This card should be entered to be in a magazine or book, Wendy. It is really amazing!

He IS Able!
Traci S.

Szetorri Porter said...

Love the cards!