Thursday, July 26, 2012

Freakin' Happy!

That would pretty much describe my mood since seeing all of my fellow Control Freaks at Convention!! You should just come from the amazing creations of Dawn Olchefske (the woman is a stampin' genius!). Our theme this months is "Freak for All" ... we are sharing cards that we swapped at Convention (for those of us who were there) AND some of the new goodies that will be available from the Holiday Mini. Soooo ... let's get started!!

This is my first Convention Freak Swap. Since I love ALL things Halloween, I couldn't RESIST the cute little witchy-poo boot!! And I decided she needed a broom to match (the owl punch works nicely as some straw for my broom, don'tcha think??)

Stamps: Bootiful Occasions
Paper: Basic Black, Elegant Eggplant, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: Apothecary Accents Die, Owl Punch, Paper Piercing Mat/Tool, Rhinestone Basics, Basic Black 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Spiderweb Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Chevron Textured Impressions Folder, Simply Scored

Next, I had to make a floral card for my Freaky friends. I am sooo drawn to floral stamps (aren't we ALL??). I would probably be just fine making floral cards all the time (I guess I do most of the time, anyway!). And the new paper piercing templates are DA BOMB!!

Stamps: Summer Silhouettes, Curly Cute
Paper: Lucky Limeade, Whisper White
Ink: Lucky Limeade, Daffodil Delight, Raspberry Ripple
Accessories: Paper Piercing Template, Modern Label Punch, Pearl Basics, Daffodil Delight Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon

To say that I LOVELOVELOVE this stamp set is an understatement!! AND it has DIECUTS to match!! (They will be available in the new holiday mini!) So I put the image of the jar with a pear inside on a jar with some juicy pear JELLY BELLIES inside!! And, going with my latest trend, had to add a little Crystal Effects to that pear. I could not help myself!!

Stamps: Friendship Preserves
Paper: Whisper White, Orchard Harvest DSP
Ink: Basic Black, Early Espresso, Lucky Limeade
Accessories: Cannery Framelets, Banners Framelits, Designer Fabric Essentials, Linen Thread, Crystal Effects, Cannery Jar

Now ... on the the lovely creations of Yvette Ashe!!



Cheryl said...

I need me some pear jelly bellies. the witches boot and broom are the bomb!

stampwithsandy said...

Gorgeous projects, Wendy! The Summer Silhouettes card is especially beautiful and I think I may have to CASE you!

Christyne said...

What have you DONE??? I didn't even think I needed that Summer Silhouettes set and now I'm going to have to add it to my next order. *sigh*

Thanks for sharing your WONDERFUL work with us!

Jen Timko said...

Singing happily..."I have both of these cards"!! And now you continue the reinforcement that I need the little jars too. Awesome idea!

Cindy Major said...

The broom made with the owl punch is just so clever!!!! TFS!

Eli said...

Love, love, love the pear, stamp and how you used it with the jar and the Jelly Bellies...omgoodness!

Pam said...

Love these cards thanks for the inspiration

Queen Mary said...

Wendy, I am trying really, really hard NOT to buy the boot-i-licious set and you are not helping! What a clever idea for the broom too!
And I don't think I've congratulated you yet on the Artisan Award -- CONGRATULATIONS! I think it's so cool that I was a blog follower before SU! realized what the rest of us already knew!! Woo hoo!

Queen Mary said...

PS, I also like the container with frozen grapes in it -- guess who's on a diet? :)

Dame Nina said...

I don't think I'm going to be able to resist the "preserves" stamp set either. I hope it ends up being carried over into next year's catalogue 'cause I'm pretty sure it will be on my next order. Thanks for such an inspiring set of projects.