Tuesday, October 19, 2010

It's Beginning to Freak A LOT Like Christmas!

I know, I know ... just TEN more weeks 'til Christmas!! Can you STAND IT??? Every year it seems to come around faster and faster ... BUT at least the Freaks got it goin' on!! You should have just come from the blog of one of our newest Freaks, Renee Van Stralen ... AWESOME, isn't she??

I love making framed art. I also love making wreaths out of unexpected images and shapes ... hence, the "ornament punch" framed wreath you see here. Sadly, I used up all of the red glimmer brads I had left, so it looks like I'm gonna have to buy MORE, right???

Stamps: NONE
Paper: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke, Old Olive
Ink: Very Vanilla
Accessories: Ornament Punch, Petals a Plenty Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Glimmer Brads, Join in the Cheer Die, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Frame

Next, I am moving on to a kinda non-traditional card. I LOVE the Woodgrain background stamp!! It is so much more versatile than I had originally thought (and of course I bought it anyway). It is one of my faves, for sure!

Stamps: Woodgrain background, Tags for Christmas, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Early Espresso, Marina Mist, Riding Hood Red, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake
Ink: Early Espresso, Always Artichoke, Riding Hood Red
Accessories: Eyelet Border Punch, Decorator Label Punch, Northern Frost Die, Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Early Espresso Taffeta Ribbon, Dimensionals

And (finally!) I made this quick little card. I just think the Santa Belly tag stamp is sooo stinkin' ca-YOOT!! Had to use it, baby!! Now, I just gotta go finish putting up my Halloween decorations ...

Stamps: Tags 'til Christmas, Winter Post
Paper: Basic Black, Shimmery White, Cherry Cobbler
Ink: Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
Accessories: Large and Small Tag Punches, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Whisper White Satin/Organza Ribbon, Silver Fox Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink, Silver Brad, Dimensionals

Next on the list is the ever-amazing Liz Scultz!! Be sure to check out HER fabulous Christmas projects by clicking on the link ...


Mary Brown said...

Wendy, Wendy, Wendy...these are just soooo delightful! I just love how your projects are each so different! LOVE 'em!

Add Ink and Stamp said...

Oh Wendy that framed art is gorgeous! What a great idea. And I love your cards and your style.

Deb said...

How clever you are to come up with a wreath from the ornament punch!! Thanks for that cool idea! I, too, have been debating the Woodgrain stamp. Hmmm... You just gave me more to think about - lol! Great cards!

Dawn Olchefske (dostamping) said...

Wonderful projects Wendy! The Santa Tag card is my favorite!

carrie said...

Great cards/projects! All three. Very clever using the ornament stamp to make a wreath. Love that belly tag stamp and the way you used it.

Penny Hanuszak said...

Great artwork Wendy.......loved it all. Especially fond of your last card it's just so sweet!

Pam said...

No way is that the ornament punch!!
And how have I gone without it until 2 months ago!!! And yet again another way to use my fav woodgrain
bg!!! Glad I don't have to pick favorite111

Pam said...

No way is that the ornament punch!!
And how have I gone without it until 2 months ago!!! And yet again another way to use my fav woodgrain
bg!!! Glad I don't have to pick favorite111

Renée said...

total fabulousness, Wendy! Love the ornament frame and your cards!

Wendy J. said...

I would expect nothing less than wickedly wonderful projects from you, Wendy! As always, these are wonderful, creative, and inspiring!

Carol said...

Wonderful projects...love the wreath....what a great idea!

Liz Shultz said...

Wendy, Your projects are amazing! I love love love the wreath, how clever! And your cards are gorgeous. WOW!

Laurie Zoellmer said...

Darling projects! I especially love your last card...too cute!

Maggie Lamarre said...

gorgeous work, shall I send you my addy? lol

KOstvig said...

so cute the wreath turned out great.