Monday, December 19, 2011

Sneaky Peeky Freaky Fun!!



Welcome, welcome to this month's Control Freaks Blog Tour where we are giving you a few sneak peeks at what is coming up in both the Occasions Mini AND Sale-a-Bration Catalog!! If you are following the Tour around, you should have just come from the blog of my BFF, JanTink! She blows me away pretty much All. The. Time!





As we still have several months of winter chill in this neck of the woods, I decided to make a fun little item that you can share with a friend ... the teacups in the new Tea Shoppe set just spoke to me ... stinkin' ADORABLE!! So, I decided to make a little hot chocolate kit!!

Wait for it ...


Wait for it ...




Smiley from millan.netTA-DA!!! Lookie what is inside!! Not only some hot chocolate (which, I am sad to say, I only had samples of "generic" stuff that came in little packets ... all my yummy gourmet stuff comes in canisters!), but some mini marshmallows and peppermint bits t'boot!! (Thanks for the inspiration, Kim!) I had way too much fun making this!!

Stamps: Tea Shoppe
Paper: Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Calypso Coral, Vanilla, Everyday Enchantment DSP
Ink: Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Calypso Coral, Poppy Parade, Pool Party, Pear PIzzazz
Accessories: Simply Scored, Modern Label Punch, Small Oval Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Soft Suede Taffeta Ribbon, Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Pearl Basics, Pear Pizzazz Ruffled Ribbon, Test Tubes


Moving on ... I made this card for my aunt for her birthday. I haven't done any "painting" with reinkers and a blender pen in AGES!! I almost forgot how much FUN it is!! And I LOVELOVELOVE how we have a die, embossing folder AND stamped images that all coordinate together (I am saving the stamped image that goes with this lovely curvy edge for another day!). C'mon SPRING!!

Stamps: Bordering on Romance, Elementary Elegance
Paper: Wisteria Wonder, Concord Crush, Whisper White
Ink: Wisteria Wonder, Concord Crush, More Mustard, Certainly Celery, Pear PIzzazz, Black Stazon
Accessories: Scallop Trim Corner Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Adorning Accents Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Adorning Accents Edgelits Die, Pear Pizzazz Ruffled Ribbon, Pearl Basics, Dimensionals

One more to share with ya ... I swore I wasn't gonna get this set ... but it kept calling me from the closed pages of my Occasions Mini ... "Wendy ... you KNOW you want to!! Just DO IT!!" So I did! And I also think I am kinda hooked on the ruffled ribbon ... SOOOO PURDY!!

Stamps: Love & Laughter
Paper: Blushing Bride, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
Ink: Blushing Bride, Pearl Pizzazz, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: Elegant Lines Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Blushing Bride Ruffled Ribbon, Rhinestone Basics

Now it's time to visiting one of my Freaky Friends who is brand new to the Blog Tour this month (although I've been swapping with her for YEARS and she is AWESOME!!). Yvette Ashe!!

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14 comments:

Mary Brown said...

Oh my word Ms Wendy...these are fabulous...just absolutely FABULOUS!!!

yvettespapergarden said...

Wendy! Your projects are WONDERFUL! Love each and every one of them!

Lisa said...

Wonderful stuff, WEndy! Love it all!

Deb said...

Love the hot chocolate packet! Too clever!! And your cards are most beautiful!!

vdoyle8 said...

Love your work -- all projects are gorgeous but that hot cocoa kit?? To die for!!!

xrciznuts said...

Well Done Wendy! When you get a minute please share the measurements of the hot cocoa kit. Love It!
Kim Smith

Donna said...

Wendy, your blog is always a favorite of mine to go to! Did you use the Edgelit Die to frame your stamped image?

Connie Babbert said...

Oh, great projects, Wendy! Love the cocoa holder and your beautiful cards!

Mitzi Luttrull said...

Your projects are so cute!

Carol Carriveau said...

I can't wait to get that Tea set...love the purple card! Enjoying each of your projects.

Candy W said...

Love your projects...would love directions on making the hot chocolate kit...

Stephanie said...

Fabulous as always!! Love all 3 of your projects, but that birthday card with the edgelet is stunning!!

Gail said...

love them all!! great gift idea (for next year of course) with the cocoa holder..tfs..loves ya

Jane Starr said...

Absolutely beautiful! I especially love the Hot Chocolate Kit. Is there a pattern or tutorial?