January 19, 2014

Control Freaks Blog Hop!

I am so excited to inform everyone that I am now part of the "Control Freaks Stampers". What are the "Control Freaks"? An awesome and talented group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators that get together for a blog hop once a month and also share "swap" cards with each other a few times a year. I'm so honored to be a part of this team! You'll be seeing some fabulous projects!

If you didn't start out by viewing my blog first, you may have arrived here from Patty Bennett's blog. Did you like her awesome projects? Be sure to take the whole tour by clicking on the link at the bottom of my post to move you along. This months theme is to create projects with a Valentine's theme or to use Sale-A-Bration products. I have 3 projects for you today.

Here is my first card:

I love our "Postcard" stamp. It sure makes a great backdrop for anything. I decided to add hearts and banners on mine:

The hearts are from the "Small Heart Punch", "Full Heart Punch" and the"Hearts A Flutter Framelits Dies"

Card Supplies:
  • Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso
  • Inks: Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight
  • Tools: Small Heart Punch, Full Heart Punch, Banner Punch (Sale-A-Bration), Hearts A Flutter Framelits Dies, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Accessories: Baker's Twine
  • DSP: Brights Patterns Paper Stack
  • Stamps: Follow My Heart

Project #2:

I thought I would add a cute little 3D project in my line-up as these are so easy to create. All you need is a library clip and a little banner to insert into the legs of the library clip and this would look so cute on someone's desk. I hand-cut the hearts and the little gold arrow:

Project Supplies:
  • Cardstock: Whisper White
  • Inks: Gold, Pool Party, Real Red
  • Stamps: Peachy Keen
  • Accessories: Gold Baker's Twine
  • Tools: Apothecary Accents Framelits Dies, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots
  • Misc: Library Clip
Final Project, Card #2:

This time I've used a few Sale-A-Bration products on another Valentine's card. Can you spot the SAB items I've used? I have them all listed below!

Card Supplies:
  • Cardstock: Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Calypso Coral
  • Inks: Smoky Slate, Calypso Coral, Pool Party
  • Stamps: Banner Blast (Sale-A-Bration), Countless Sayings 2 Photopolymer
  • Tools: Decorative Label Punch, Banner Punch (Sale-A-Bration), Decorative Dots Embossing Folder (Sale-A-Bration), Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots
  • Accessories: Calypso Coral Baker's Twine, Pearl Jewels
Okay, now it's Connie Babbert's turn. Make sure you visit for some more inspiration as Connie always has great projects to show you. Click on the button below:


Thanks for stopping by to visit!



  1. Wow!! ALL of your projects are just CHARMING (that is seriously the FIRST word that came to mind!)!! The banners on the cards are SOOO sweet! And your little "desk ornament" is darling, too!! Welcome to the Freak 'Hood, my dear!!

    1. Thanks so much Wendy. This was awesome fun with all of you ;)

  2. Homerun! These are adorable Valentines! And congrats on being a Control Freak! Your designs are always wonderful!

    1. Thanks so much Linda! Glad you like the projects and your granddaughter is growing like a weed!

  3. Congratulations on joining the Control Freak Team, it's a bonus for us to see your great creativity expanded. Love the project fun!

  4. Congratulations Deb It is awesome to see more of your creations

    1. Thanks Deb, this was a lot of fun with some talented demo's!

  5. Project one is my fav--love your color combos!!

  6. Your projects are wonderful....your PostCard is bright, fun and oh so full of textures and layering...love it! Love the hearts and arrow on your memo holder...and the last card, wonderful color combo...love your bling and the layering of the sweet tiny banners! Great job, Deb!


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