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Tour de Freaks – March

freakwelcome2013Well it’s time for ANOTHER Tour de Freaks blog hop and this month our theme is spring/Easter.  I decided to have some fun with the spring theme!  It is really beginning to feel like spring around here in Ohio.

If you are going forward through the hop, you arrived here from Melissa Stout – Stampin’ Doc blog…LOVE her stuff!

I decided for the spring theme to go with Chicks…I just LOVE this little guy for the Honeycomb Happiness SAB set!

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Isn’t this little chick just DANG CUTE?  Since I’m not much one for coloring, I decided to stamp him on some dsp and just cut him out…SOOOO much nicer (well…at least for me!)

Here’s the details…

  • Crushed Curry – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Basic Black – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 4 3/4, layer on Basic Black then to card front using dimensionals
  • Soft Sky – punch 2 1/2″ Circle, add to card front
  • Melon Mambo/white star print – It’s My Party dsp – 1/8 x 4, add to card front
  • Mint Macaron Triangle Print – 1/2 x 2 3/4, add to card front
  • Multi-color star print – 1 x 3 1/4, cut into banner, add to card front
  • Stamp chick on Crushed Curry print using Basic Black Archival, cut out, color beak and feet using Tangelo Twist marker, add using dimensionals
  • Basic Black – 3/8 x 1 1/4, stamp using Versamark, white emboss, cut into a banner, add using dimensionals
Set(s): Honeycomb Happiness (SAB)
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Crushed Curry, Soft Sky, It’s My Party dsp
Ink: Basic Black Archival, Versamark
Other: 2 1/2″ Circle Punch, White Embossing Powder, Dimensionals

Well..since I had a check on my card, I needed to make a chick for y 3D project…

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Is he just THE CUTEST too?  This is so quick and easy!  Here’s the details…

  • Daffodil Delight – cut out two of the Curvy Keepsake box pieces, sponge edges using Crushed Curry
  • Festive Flower Builder Punch – cut out 2 of the ‘x’s from Tangelo Twist for the ‘feet’.  Put between the two layers when putting the bottom together.  Put the box together
  • Tangelo Twist – cut out the ‘point’ from the medium star and add for beak.
  • Eyes:  Cut 2 Whisper White 1/2″ Circles, Punch 2 Basic Black 1/4″ Holes (layer), cut 2 Daffodil Delight 1/2″ Circles, trim off bottom of each, sponge using Crushed Curry.  Layer together then add to box.
  • Sponge Crushed Curry for the ‘cheeks’.
  • Crushed Curry – Festive Glower Build Punch – smaller of the two petals – punch 2, fold top down on an angle, sponge using Crushed Curry, add to sides of the box

Now see…wasn’t that simple!

Set(s): None
Paper: Whisper White, Basic black, Daffodil Delight, Tangelo Twist
Ink: Crushed Curry
Other: Curvy Keepsake Thinlits, Festive Flower Builder Punch, 1/2″ Circle Punch, 1/4″ Hole Punch, Medium Star Punch, Dimensionals

Here’s the two togehter…

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Thanks for stopping by!  Now it’s time to head over to Dawn Olchefski’s DO Stamping with Dawn blog.

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

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Tour de Freaks – Feb 16

freakwelcome2013It’s that time again!  What time?  Time for another Tour de Freaks Blog Hop!

With Sale-a-bration in full swing, the Freaks decided to celebration Sale-a-bration!  Are you ever in for a treat!  The freaks REALLY know how to Sale-a-brate!  If you are going forward through the hop you arrived here from Mindy Backes’ blog and her EXCELLENT projects!

I had REALLY wanted to use the Hello set but since that is now retired and I don’t have any of the ‘new’ items I decided to go with the Botanicals for You set.  This is a fun set and I decided to keep the look simple but use a lot of cutting things out (my VERY FAVORITE thing to do) to give it that little extra!

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This is such a FUN color challenge – Pear Pizzazz, Blackberry Bliss and Bermuda Bay.  I added in the Smoky slate and this was easy as can be!

Here’s the details –

  • Pear Pizzazz – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Pear Pizzazz – 1 1/2 x 5 1/2, run through Butterfly Embossing folder, add to card front
  • Bermuda Bay – 1/2 x 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 3 x 5 1/2, stamp greeting using Smoky Slate
  • Blackberry Bliss dotted (Farmers Market dsp) – 5/8 x 5 1/2, add behind Whisper White Panel and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Stamp large flower/Bermuda Bay, medium flower/ Blackberry Bliss, leaves/Pear Pizzazz, cut everything out, layer ’em up and add to card front.
  • Add Basic Rhinestones to center of each flower to finish
Set(s): Botanicals for You
Paper: Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Bermuda Bay, Farmers Market dap
Ink: Smoky Slate, Pear Pizzazz, Bermuda Bay, Blackberry Bliss
Other: Butterfly Embossing Folder, Basic Rhinestones  Dimensionals

Okay…so I made a little bag to go with my card…

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Here’s the details –

  • Pear Pizzazz – 7 1/2 x 11, use Gift Bag Punch Board to score and make bag, put together
  • Whisper White – 2 1/2 x 5 1/2, cut out bottom using Banner Framelit, stamp greeting using Smoky Slate
  • Stamp flowers/leaves as describe above, cut out and add to tag
  • Blackberry Dotted – 1 1/2 x 2, cut out with smaller Banner Framelit, add behind Whisper White banner, add to front of bag
  • Punch holes in top and tie using Bermuda Bay Thick Twine.
  • I didn’t on this but you could add Basic Rhinestones to match card
Set(s): Botanicals for You
Paper: Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Farmers Market dsp
Ink: Smoky Slate, Pear Pizzazz, Bermuda Bay, Blackberry Bliss
Other: Bermuda Bay Thick Twine,  Dimensionals

Here’s my two project together…

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Thanks for stopping by!  Now it’s time to head over to Heidi Baks Running with Scissors blog to see how she ‘sale-a-brates’!

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WinterSiggy

Tour de Freaks – January 2016

freakwelcome2013Welcome to the January Tour de Freaks!  Do you feel the ‘love’ in the air?  Yep…the Freaks are all about love this month.  If you are going forward through the hop you arrived here from Dawn Olchefske’s DO Stamping with Dawn blog.  LOVE her work!

There are soooo many options in the wonderful occasions mini!

I tend to be a clean and simple kind of gal and decided to go with clean and simple with my projects today!

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Do you ever have an idea for a card and you just HAVE to make it?  Well…yep…that was THIS card!  Ever since I saw the awesome little steam heart in the Cups and Kettle framelits, I just HAD to do this!  And that heart print in the Have a Cuppa dsp is PERFECT…and I mean absolutely PERFECT for Valentine’s Day!

Here’s the detail…

  • Melon Mambo – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Heart Print – 3/4 by 5 1/2, add to card front
  • Whisper White – 3 1/2 x 5 1/2, stamp greeting using Basic Grey Archival.
  • Cut out steam heart from Melon Mambo and Bermuda Bay, interlock them and add to card front.
  • Add panel to card front using dimensionals
  • Bermuda Bay print – 1/8 x 5 1/2, add to Whisper White panel
  • Add some Basic Rhinestones to finish off
Set(s): Bloomin’ Love
Paper: Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay, Have a Cuppa dsp
Ink: Basic Grey
Other: Cups and Kettle Framelits, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals

Okay…so not for a cute little treat to go with the card…

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And here’s the details for this…

  • Bermuda Bay – start with a piece 2 7/8 x 5 1/2, use the largest Lots of Labels  framelet and cut out both end.  Score at 2 3/4 then 3 then score again a little done from the end
  • Heart print – 1 x 2 7/8, add to front and trim end, fold down top flap.
  • Add Ghirardelli chocolate and tie piece of Silver 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon around it to hold the chocolate in place
  • Punch out 1 1/4″ Silver Glimmer Scallop Circle and add 1″ Whisper White Circle, add Melon Mambo steam heart to the center and add to favor front using dimensionals
  • Fold piece of Silver Satin Ribbon and staple to favor top.
  • Stamp greeting using Basic Grey on Melon Mambo and cut using small Bitty Banner Framelit and add to top of favor
Set(s): Bloomin’ Love
Paper: Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Have a Cuppa dsp, Silver glimmer
Ink: Basic Grey
Other: Cups and Kettle Framelits, Lots of Labels Framelit, Bitty Banner Framelit, Silver 1/8″ Taffetta Ribbon, Silver Sating Ribbon, 1 1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch, 1″ Circle Punch, Dimensionals

Here’s my two pieces together…

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Fun and super simple!

Now it’s time to head on over to the wonderful Wendy Weixler and her Wickedly Wonderful Creations.  You are in for a TREAT as always!

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WinterSiggy

 

 

Tour de Freaks – December 2015

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Welcome to the December Tour de Freaks Blog Hop!  Can you believe it…Christmas is less than a week away…WOW!!!  As a demonstrator we are always excited about ‘new stuff’ and that is what this hop is all about – the NEW Occasions Mini and SAB Brochure!

If you are going forward through the hop you arrived here from Melissa Davies Rubberfunatics blog.  LOVE her stuff!

There is SOOOO MUCH fun NEW stuff I had a difficult time deciding what I wanted to do.  My friends Jo and Jackie (or as my DH says…the “J’s” were over and as we were playing I decided to use the GORGEOUS Rose Garden thinlits as the focus of my projects.  This was one of those things that took on a couple different starts until I ended up with these projects.  First my card…

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I just LOVE the simple look of this card and it is sooo easy to do.  Here’s the details…

  • Crumb Cake – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Whisper White – 4 x 5 1/4
  • Crumb Cake/White Heart print – 3 7/8 x 5 1/8, add to Whisper White layer and add to card front
  • Whisper White THICK – cut out Rose Wonder framelit 3 times, stack together and adhere to card front
  • Whisper White – 2 3/4 x 7/8, stamp greeting using Soft Suede, cut into a banner, add using dimensionals.

Now how simple is THAT?  And I think it looks so elegant!

Set(s): Rose Wonder
Paper: Whisper White THICK, Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Love Blossoms dsp paper Stack
Ink: Soft Suede
Other: Rose Garden Thinlits, Dimensionals

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I just LOVE making project that ‘match’ and LOVE doin’ inserts for 8 x 8 frames so that is what I did for my 3D project.  I used some of the same basic ‘stuff’ for this.  Here’s the details…

  • Blushing Bride – 8 x 8
  • White/Crumb Cake print (Love Blossoms dsp) – 2 x 6, cut in half and add to Blushing Bride base
  • Add Blushing Bride Sequin Trim around base securing in the back
  • Whisper White – 6 1/8 x 6 1/8
  • Crumb Cake/White Heart print (Love Blossoms dsp – 6 x 6, layer onto Whisper White piece then add to base using dimensionals
  • Whisper White THICK – cut out Rose Wonder framelit 3 times, stack together and adhere to base
  • Soft Suede – 1/2 x 8, add to base using dimensionals
  • Blushing Bride – stamp frame and sentiment using Soft Suede, cut out with framelit, add using dimensionals
  • Blushing Bride Glimmer paper – punch out little hearts using the 2-step owl punch (PERFECT size!) add to dsp to mini off
Set(s): Rose Wonder
Paper: Whisper White THICK, Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Blushing Bride, Soft Suede, Love Blossoms dsp paper Stack, Blushing Bride Glimmer
Ink: Soft Suede
Other: Rose Garden Thinlits, Blushing Bride Sequin Trim, 2-step Owl Punch, Dimensionals

And here are the two projects together…

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I really do LOVE the Rose Garden thinlit!

It’s time to move on to Julie Davidson’s Julie’s Stampin’ Spot Blog.  You’re in for a treat!

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

WinterSiggy

Tour de Freaks – November

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Welcome to the November Tour de Freaks Blog Hop!  Can you believe it…Thanksgiving is NEXT week and then right around the corner – CHRISTMAS!!!  With Christmas quickly approaching out theme this month is “It’s Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas” – and is it EVER!

If you are going forward through the hop you arrived here from LeeAnn Greff’s Flowerbug’s Inkspot blog.  LOVE her stuff!

Oh you LOVE the Reindeer Clips?  I do…they are just THE CUTEST!  At first, I have to say, I didn’t like them much but then I had this idea and just HAD to have them.  First let’s start with the card I made…

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This is a card we did at my November Christmas Card Class.  It really is a very easy card and the gold glimmer paper and the reindeer clip (made into Rudolph) just make it extra special!  Here’s the details…

  • Cherry Cobbler – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Cherry Cobbler – 3 3/4 x 5, run through the Elegant Dots embossing folder and add to card front using dimensionals
  • Plaid from Merry Moment dsp Paper Stack – 1 1/8 x 3 1/4, cut into a banner and add to card front.
  • Gold Glimmer – 1/2 x 4, add to card front on an angle
  • Mossy Meadow – 3/8 x 4, add to card front on an angle
  • Crumb Cake – cut out using Lots of Labels framelit, add using dimensionals
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Mossy Meadow, cut out using smaller Lots of Labels framelit, add Reindeer clip, add using dimensionals.
  • Add bow from Gold Cording Trim and  Cherry Cobbler Candy Dot and you are done!
Set(s): Lots of Joy
Paper: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Mossy Meadow, Merry Moments dsp Paper Stack, Gold Glimmer
Ink: Mossy Meadow
Other: Reindeer Clip, Regals Candy Dots, Gold Cording Trim, Lots of Labels, Elegant Dots Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

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Here’s the details…

  • Cherry Cobbler – cut out TWO of the Square Pillow Box thinlets, run through the Elegant Dots embossing folder and put together
  • Crumb Cake – cut out using Lots of Labels framelit, add using dimensionals
  • Plaid from Merry Moment dsp Paper Stack – 3/4 x 3 3/4, add to box on an angle.
  • Gold Glimmer – 1/2 x 3 1/2, add to box on an angle
  • Mossy Meadow – 3/8 x 3/12, add to box on an angle
  • Whisper White – stamp greeting using Mossy Meadow and Cherry Cobbler markers, cut out using smaller Lots of Labels framelit, add Reindeer clip, add using dimensionals.
  • Add bow from Gold Cording Trim and  Cherry Cobbler Candy Dot and you are done!
Set(s): Lots of Joy
Paper: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Mossy Meadow, Merry Moments dsp Paper Stack, Gold Glimmer
Ink: Mossy Meadow, Cherry Cobbler markers
Other: Reindeer Clip, Regals Candy Dots, Gold Cording Trim, Lots of Labels, Elegant Dots Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

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Now…if you haven’t bought these little buggers…don’t you want them now?  LOL!!!

It’s time to move on to Heidi Boo and her Stuck on Stampin’ Blog.  You’re in for a treat!

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggieFA14

 

 

Tour de Freaks – October

freakwelcome2013Welcome to the Tour de Freaks October Blog Hop.  Our theme time is Grateful!  I’ve been having so much fun playing with the Vintage leaves set in the regular catalog so decided it would be just PERFECT for this theme!

If you are going forward through the hop, you arrived here from Connie Babbert’s Inkspired Treasures.  Oh my word…where her project CUTE or what???  DANG…how creative!

CFNovHopCardHere’s the details –

  • Kraft – 4 1/4 x 11 folded
  • Kraft – 4 x 5 1/4, run through the Woodgrain folder
  • Very Vanilla 1 1/4 Striped Satin Ribbon – add to top of panel at an angle securing on back.
  • Smoky Slate 5/8″ Chevron Ribbon, add to top of panel over Satin Ribbon securing on back.  Add panel to card front.
  • Stamp long leaf in Basic Black Archival on Kraft and Basic Grey, middle leaf Basic Black Archival/Soft Suede, small leave, Basic Black Archival/Basic Black, layer and add to card front.
  • Ink greeting using Soft Suede and Basic Grey, stamp on Very Vanilla, punch out using Notetag punch, add uisng dimensionals.
  • Add Soft Suede Candy Dot to top of tag, tie bow in Silver Cording Trim and add to top of leaves.
Set(s): Vintage Leaves, Merry Everything
Paper: Very Vanilla, Basic Grey, Soft Suede, Kraft
Ink: Basic Black Archival, Basic Grey, Soft Suede
Other: Very Vanilla 1 1/4 Striped Satin Ribbon, Smoky Slate 5/8″ Chevron Ribbon, Silver Cording Trim, Notetag Punch, Neutral Candy Dots, Leaflets Framelits, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Dimensionals

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I found this ‘mini’ pie tin at Michael’s the other day and thought it would be cool to make into a little decoration.  That was what actually inspired my colors for my card and this.  Here’s the details…

  • Kraft – cut out the large scallop Circle framelit, add to tin using dimensionals.
  • Very Vanilla – Cut out the largest Circle framelit, run through the Woodgrain Embossing Folder and to tin.
  • Stamp long leaf in Basic Black Archival on Kraft and Basic Grey, middle leaf Basic Black Archival/Soft Suede, small leave, Basic Black Archival/Basic Black, layer.   Add adhesive to back of leaves, add loopies to back then add to tin.
  • Ink greeting using Soft Suede and Basic Grey, stamp on Kraft, punch out using Notetag punch.  Fold piece of Smoky Slate 5/8″ Chevron Ribbon and add to tag with staple, add tag uisng dimensionals.
Set(s): Vintage Leaves, Merry Everything
Paper: Very Vanilla, Basic Grey, Soft Suede, Kraft
Ink: Basic Black Archival, Basic Grey, Soft Suede
Other: Smoky Slate 5/8″ Chevron Ribbon, Silver Cording Trim, Notetag Punch, Neutral Candy Dots, Leaflets Framelits, Circle Framelits, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Handheld Stapler, Dimensionals

Here’s the two together…

CFNovHopGrpAnd now it’s time to head over to Melissa Davies Rubberfunatics blog.  I always LOVE her projects!

clickhere2013Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SiggieFA14

 

Tour de Freaks – August

freakwelcome2013Welcome to the Tour de Freaks August Blog Hop.  With the new Holiday Mini (and oh my…is it ever FANTASTIC!!!) right around the corner, the freaks are at it with a sneak peek from the mini!

If you are going forward through the hop, you arrived here from Heidi Boos Stuck On Stampin’ blog.  What GREAT projects!

It was difficult for me to pick one thing to use but I finally decided to use the Howl-o-ween Treat set…it is just SOOOO adorable!

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Okay…LOVE this owl and decided to pair it up with the BOO from Cheer All Year.  Here’s the details…

  • Tangelo Twist –  5 1/2 x 8 1 /2 folded
  • Cut out five different strips (Happy Hauntings) – 1 1/2 x 3 3/4 and add to card front.
  • Tangelo Twist – punch 2 1/2 circle, sponge with Tangelo Twist, add using dimensinoals.
  • Black Glimmer – 3/8 x 5 1/2, add to card front using dimensionals.
  • Stamp owl using Rich Razzleberry on Very Vanilla, cut out and add using dimensionals.
  • Black Glimmer – punch out two 1/4″ circles, add over eyes
  • Stamp BOO using Memento Black on Very Vanilla, punch out using 1″ circle punch, layer onto 1 1/4″ Crush Curry Scallop Circle.  add to card front using dimensionals.

Howl-o-ween Treat BottleFor my 3D, I took the easy way out and decorated a little bottle that I found at Michael’s.  SOOO easy!  Here’s the details…

  • White Bottle (got in the $1 bin just this past week)
  • Tangelo Twist – cut out with Lots of Labels framelit.  It was a little long so a ran it through again to cut a little off the end so it fit better
  • Black Glimmer – 5/8 strip – wrap around bottle and trim off (end hidden behind owl)
  • Stamp owl on Whisper White using Rich Razzleberry, cut out, add using dimensionals.
  • Black Glimmer – punch out two 1/4″ circles and add over eyes.
  • Stamp BOO using Tangelo Twist on Whisper White, punch out with 1″ Circle Punch and add using dimensionals.
  • Add some silver Cording Trim through a small Basic Black button, tie around top of bottle and tie into a bow to finish off.

And here’s my group shot…

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And now it’s time to head over to Jan Tinklenberg’s Stamps Paper Scissors blog.  I always LOVE her projects!

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Until next time…HAPPY STAMPIN’!

SummerSiggy