Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Control Freaks "Free for All"

Happy Control Freak Blog Tour Day!! I had to take a break from cleaning my bedroom and TOTALLY reorganizing my closet (it was SO hard to break away, I tell ya) to sit down and play with some stamps! If you've been hopping around, you just came from the incredible Connie Babbert!!! She ALWAYS comes up with beautiful creations!! Stamping was WAY more fun than reorganizing my closet ... and doing laundry ...

This month we are having a sort of "free-for-all" ... which basically just means that everyone could make ANYthing they wanted to (as long as they were using stuff from the current Stampin' Up catalog). Not hard at ALL!!! I am super happy with both of my cards ...

Stamps: Jar of Love, Gorgeous Grunge
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Gray, Vellum
Ink: Basic Gray, Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz
Accessories: Squares Framelits, Paper Piercing Tool/Mat, Everyday Jars Framelits, Flourish Thinlits, Silver Sequin Trim

Strawberries ... the grocery store has them on sale for an inSANELY good price this week, so I have them on the brain!! SOOOO super yummy. And it seems I get sucked into every single dang stamp set that comes out with fruit ... I don't know WHAT I would do without fruit in my diet. While I was in China our access to fruit was VERY limited (all of our meals were pre-determined for us, as in the restaurants were chosen ahead of time ... and we had practically NO FRUIT ... I was suffering!)!

Stamps: Fresh Fruit
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, Basic Black, 2016-2018 In Color DSP Stack
Ink: Real Red, Garden Green, Basic Black, Daffodil Delight
Accessories: Peekaboo Peach Ruched Ribbon, Mini Stapler

Back to my closet reorganization ... we live in a house that is over 100 years old. I LOVE most things about my house ... but the closets are NOT on my list of those things!!! My bedroom closet is DINKY ... and I have WAY too many clothes (is that really a thing???)?? I have to completely tear it apart at least twice a year to make it so that I can at least close the door. I bought some containers and other things for hanging scarves up, so I am hoping that I can pull it into a more workable situation!

Next up??? Creative and wonderful Cindy Elam!!! She's as nice as she is talented ... so happy to call her my friend!

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stampwithamyk said...

Awesome projects Wendy! Love the vellum jar and the little pink flowers. Cute strawberry too! :)

Cindy said...

Okay, first of all AWWWW! I'm happy to call you my friend, too! Now to the cards....I LOVE how you framed the die cut white leaves that could have been lost otherwise. So kewl! My fave bundle in the catty, too! And the strawberries are heavenly! (What the what? No fruit in China?!?!?!)

Melissa Davies said...

Love both cards, Wendy! The jar card is so feminine and the strawberry looks good enough to eat!

Kelly Acheson said...

Both of your cards are adorable!!! Love the colors and layouts!

facsmom said...

Love both of these cards for different reasons. You have such an eye for design in both of these cards. Amazing:)

Connie Babbert said...

Love the cards! I just got the fruit set cause I didn't think I needed another one...but it is so much fun! I like my daily dose of fruit, too...and it has been delicious this year! Great job!