Tour de Freaks – Dec

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(Please note:  If you are viewing this prior to December 20th, all the links may not yet be active.  The hop is scheduled to go live on the 20th of the month.)  Welcome everyone to the December Tour de Freaks!  Can you believe it is ALMOST CHRISTMAS?  Nope…I can’t either!  Hope you all have a few minutes to spare to do the Freaky Hop with us!  If you are going forward through the hop you have arrived here from the amazingly talent Wendy Weixler and her Wickedly Wonderful Creations blog.  Her stuff always AMAZES me!

Dec Hop 005Before I start…YES THIS IS ALL STAMPIN’! UP! This is a HYBRID piece using images from My Digital Studo.

Okay…not that that is out of the way…a funny story.  My friend Connie was telling me how she was making “Charger Plates” for the people who work for her husband for Christmas (she always makes them such wonderful gifts) and she said…”I’m making them Charger Plates”.  And I said…oh…I bet they’ll like that.  I am NOT in any way shape or form a decorator.  I’m a little geeky maybe but NOT a decorator (Martha S would have a heart attack in my home!)  To me a charger plate is something you use to CHARGE THINGS…hence the name CHARGER PLATE!!!  Then I see people sending out pictures of their ‘charger plates’ and I couldn’t figure out, based on what I was see in the photo…how the heck they were used to charge things.  DUH!!!  Oh well…hope I gave you a chuckle on this!

So I’m sharing with you two charger plates for my items this time.  First up…PINK SNOWFLAKES!!!  Nothing says winter fun to me like PINK SNOWFLAKES (okay…you might have guessed that from my blog banner too!)  As I said in my first line this is a hybrid piece.  The pink (Pretty in Pink and lightened Primrose Petal) snowflakes are images from MDS that I blew up, printed off, cut and added along with snowflakes from the Snow Flurry Die.  The let it snow was also designed in MDS added a snowflake for the “O”.  For the scallopy looking insert I just traced around a decorative plate that was sitting on my desk (you would not BELIEVE what is all sitting on my desk!)  Oh…and that ribbon…okay…LITTLE SNEAK PEEK here…it is GORGEOUS new ribbon from the Spring Mini!  But Mary…were did you get that large silver brad.  THAT’S not SU!   Yes it is…it is an Incolor Printed Brad that I embossed with silver embossing powder!  This is just so fun and sparkly in real life!

Dec Hop 007And now for my second Charger Plate that doesn’t charge anything!  Last week Create with Connie and Mary’s Thursday Challenge was a color challenge to use just Very Vanilla and Gold Glimmer.  I used the card I made for that challenge as the inspiration for this.  This is one of those…it looks sooooo much better in real life things!  The trees and the greeting are both gold embossed.  Yes…I did cut out all those trees.  I love to cut things out…it just makes me happy!  Again I used that plate that was sitting on my desk as the base of the design.  I ripped strips of Very Vanilla and Champagne Glimmer for the ‘snow’.  Oh..that ‘bow’…well, it is a template in My Digital Studio and that gold brad…yep…same as the silver one above only this is embossed with the gold embossing powder.

I hope you have enjoyed my totally non-functional ‘charger plates’!!!  Now it’s time to hop on over to my friend Connie Babbert at Inkspired Treasures and check out our totally fabulous projects!

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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9 responses to “Tour de Freaks – Dec

  1. Neat and different! Love your pink snowflakes! 🙂

  2. These are really awesome! I love this idea! Such a unique way to display beautiful stamped work!! I love it!!

  3. I thought I was the only who didn’t know what a charger plate was. Thanks for sharing I did get a chuckle from that.

  4. Mary, your plates are the prettiest that I’ve seen….love them both!!!! TFS!

  5. Absolutely LOVE these charger plates! I think those will be on my to-do-list for next year! Great projects! (and I envy you your love of cutting out things!)

  6. FABULUOUS charger plates (still don’t get it though). I love, love the very vanilla and champagne one the best!

  7. I never would have considered using a charger plate as a canvas for stamping. Beautiful work, and hmmmm….new project idea!

  8. Thanks for the giggle, Mary! Finally have a chance to blog-hop, and this tickled my funny bone. 🙂 The Charger plates are beautiful; I especially love the snowflakes. (And Martha would have a heart attack if she saw my house, too, lol.)

  9. This is a great idea. Can’t wait to make some.
    Thanks

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