Sunday, February 19, 2012

Oh What a Freakiful World!!

Do you have ANY idea how DIFFICULT it is to do a Blog Tour without a COMPUTER?? Sheesh!! My computer really bit the dust (again!!) ... BIG TIME!! Long story ... but, suffice it to say, I had to steal a computer in order to bring you the projects I created for this month's Control Freak's Blog Tour - the Cutting Edge - Projects Created Using Big Shot Dies. You should have just hopped over from the fanTAStic blog of my fellow Freaky-Friend, LeeAnn Greff. That woman is a WIZARD!! (and her little card bag is ADORABLE!!)

Onward and upward ... First off, I created this simple and elegant card using my Movers and Shapers Die. Haven't pulled that baby out in EONS. I decided it was time to dust it off. I don't know why I don't use it more often ... I really do LIKE the thing!! And, of course, using the Elegant Bouquet Textured Impressions Folder is always fun, as it is a fave of mine, too!!

Stamps: Elementary Elegance
Paper: Whisper White, Very Vanilla
Ink: Soft Suede
Accessories: Movers and Shapers Die, Elegant Bouquet Textured Impressions Folder, Curly Label Punch, Boho Blossom Punch, Crumb Cake Seam Binding, Pearl Basics

Big Ol' Freaky Flower ... that's what this card is!! I've been envisioning a card using the Paper Doily as a "faux flap" at the top of the card for a looonnnng time ... finally decided to do something about it!! This flower just kinda "grew" itself!! C'mon SPRING!!

Stamps: Petitie Pairs
Paper: Pool Party, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Calypso Coral
Ink: Early Espresso, Lucky Limeade, Soft Suede
Accessories: Blossom Party Bigz Die, Paper Doily Die, Stripes Textured Impressions Folder, Large Oval Punch, Chantilly and Victorial Crochet Trim, Pearl Basics - Large, Pearl Basics

And this is something I made for my mom to cheer her up. She is still in the hospital (looks like we will be here until at least Wednesday!). What could be more cheerful that a Pic-a-nic Basket (eat your heart out, Yogi Bear!!)!! Isn't this fun?? It's filled with Milano cookies (ya-UMMM!!) and some chocolate-covered nuts. Wanted to give me mom some goodies from the "outside world"!!

(BTW, she LOVED it!!)

I'll be posting a little tutorial on how to make this after I can get my own computer back!! (Hopefully I'll have it by the end of the week!)

Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Domestic Goddess DSP, Calypso Coral, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Blossom Party Bigz Die, Square Lattice Textured Impressions Folder, 1" Circle Punch, Word Window Punch, Pearl Basics, Neutrals Buttons (Whisper White), Everyday Enchantment Brad, Calypso Coral Baker's Twine, Cello Bag (Milano Cookie and Chocolate-Covered Nuts!!)

On a side note ... a VERY SPECIAL thank you to my BFF, Kim Smith!! She came and "rescued" me this morning when I was feeling creatively exhausted and craftily bankrupt!! She was a GREAT help and INSPIRATION!! Love you, Girlie!!

Next up??? The ever-fabulous Jason Casper!! (I still am a little chagrined that a DUDE has this much paper-crafty genius!! Go, Jason!!)



Donna C. said...

What template or die did you use for the picnic basket? It is so cute.

dawnmercedes said...

Wendy! YOU need a break...Calgon take me away..something...

I'm soooo sorry to hear that your computer is continuing to be unreliable!!

But, your projects are delightful as always!!

Unknown said...

Oh I think I am in love! What wonderful projects

Lisa Martz said...

Wendy, I really love your projects. The first card is so soft and pretty. The second card really has the WOW with the red doily! And, the basket is DARLING! Nice job!

Darnell J Knauss said...

That basket is just adorable; can't wait for the tutorial. You are so talented! I can see why your mom loved it!

Unknown said...

Wendy, I don't know how you pull it off with your mom and computer, but you do! Darling projects - love that basket!

Anonymous said...

I love the two cards and the basket. The basket is adorable. I will await your tutorial. Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent.

xrciznuts said...

Wendy! You adorable creative you. Thank you! I love you back! Thanks for the opportunity to be there for you! I can't wait for my clubs to make that basket in March. It was so easy. Glad your mom loved it. Who ate the goodies? LOL!
Kim Smith

Jen Timko said...

Fantastic projects, Wendy! Can't believe you managed this with a broken computer. Love that basket!

Carol Carriveau said...

These are all wonderful - can't wait for the tutorial for the adorable basket....thanks in advance!

Yvette said...

As always, your projects are stellar! Your little cookie basket is adorable!

Mary C. said...

Wendy - Yogi would steal that basket for sure! Such cute projects. Thanks for the over-the-top effort to get these posted!

Anonymous said...

I can't wait for the basket tutorial!! Soo cute and great for Easter!! I hope your busy life doesn't let you forget!! TFS

Donna C. said...

Can you direct me to your tutorial? I cannot seem to find the basket directions.