February 19, 2014

Control Freaks Blog Hop!

Good Evening Stampers! You are in for a treat tonight! I know you are used to seeing me post early in the a.m. but today is the 19th of the month and guess what.......it's Control Freaks "Tour De Freaks" blog hop time!

If you've just come from visiting Justin Krieger's blog, were you amazed at his wonderful projects? I think his work is awesome! Our theme for this month is "Mish-Mash" or as Wendy says "whatEVER tickles ya!! Here are my three projects for this month:

I decided to go with a spring theme using bright & vibrant colors. We have lots of snow here in Maine and I am so ready for spring! We had to hire someone to shovel our roofs off this week and ended up with almost 3 feet of snow in some places!

Here is card #1:

I stamped the flowers using Wild Wasabi, Real Red and Tangerine Tango Inks. I hand-cut all of them using my Paper Snips. I also cut a doily in half and layered the two halves on top of each other. The banner is cut using the Banners Framelits Dies:

Card Supplies:
  • Cardstock: Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
  • Inks: Pacific Point, Wild Wasabi, Real Red, Tangerine Tango
  • DSP: Watercolor Wonder
  • Accessories: Large Pearl Basic Jewels, Silver Mini Brads, Tea Lace Doily
  • Tools: Big Shot Machine, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Banners Framelits Dies, Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Stamps: Simple Stems, People Like You
Card #2:

I decided to stick with the same color combination for my 2nd card but used a different stamp set. The stamp set is called People Like You:

I actually stamped this one on Watercolor Paper. I stamped it twice and cut the sentiment on the 2nd image using the Decorative Label Punch and layered it over the first layer with Stampin' Dimensionals. I water-colored the flowers and my sentiment layer using a Blender Pen and my ink pads!
Card Supplies:
  • Cardstock: Pacific Point, Watercolor Paper
  • DSP: Quatrafancy
  • Inks: Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Wild Wasabi, Pacific Point, StazOn Jet Black
  • Stamps: People Like You
  • Accessories: 1/8" Real Red Taffeta Ribbon, Rhinestone Jewels
  • Tools: Decorative Label Punch, Scallop Border Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Blender Pen
And my final project:

This is a candle holder that I made with clothespins and an empty tuna fish can. Now please don't use a real candle if you would like to replicate this project! This is meant for those battery operated tea lights but I did not have one on hand, I used old clothespins to create a rustic look to my project:

All I did was wash out the tuna fish can VERY WELL so it wasn't stinky and then added a row of designer paper around the whole can that was trimmed at the top with our Fringe Scissors to resemble grass. I clipped the clothespins around the whole can side-by-side. I then tied a Crushed Curry Chevron Ribbon around the clothespins. The flowers and doily were made exactly like I used on Project 1!

Okay, now its off to visit Dawn Olchefske's blog. She always has great projects to show you and so much inspiration! Thanks for stopping by today and make sure you visit the whole line of designers for our blog hop!