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Control Freaks March Blog Tour!

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Hello and welcome to the March Control Freaks Blog Tour. This time around the theme is Spring! Boy could I use some spring right about now! Tomorrow is the first day of Spring but we had snow here on Long Island yesterday. Like I said… so ready for Spring!

If you are following the tour you have arrived here from the super creative Lisa Martz’s blog. She always has some fantastic stuff to share doesn’t she?! This month I have three projects for you, two cards and a candy jar.

The first of my cards is simple but I love the way it looks. I often need cards that can make the long journey over to England where most of my family is. A one layer card always fits the bill. The base of the card is Pool Party Card Stock. I cut a piece of Very Vanilla to 3 3/4″ x 5″ and stamped all of my images on it. The jar is from the Perfectly Preserved Stamp Set that was carried over from the 2012 Holiday Catalog and it is stamped in Pool Party. The greeting is from the Make a Wish Stamp Set and is stamped in Calypso Coral. I stamped the hearts from the Oh, Whale! Stamp Set in Pool Party and Calypso Coral, stamping off some of them. I love the random hearts and the jar, they remind me of fireflies! Stamping off is a nice simple yet fun way to give a one dimensional card a little depth.

Control Freak Blog Tour Jar Card

For my second card I wanted to showcase the new Photopolymer Stamp Set. The base of this card is Primrose Petals Card Stock. I stamped some images from the Make a Cake Stamp Set in Primrose Petals, using the cake that I stamped in Raspberry Ripple to line up the little banner. The Happy Birthday banner is from the Designer Typeset Photopolymer Stamp Set. The banner stamp itself is straight but you can bend it when you mount them to your clear block and that’s what I did. It’s stamped in Raspberry Ripple and the letters in Primrose Petals. I used my Paper Snips to cut them out and they are mounted to the card with leftover Stampin’ Dimensional pieces. The cake is also mounted to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The best part about the Photopolymer Set is that you can see exactly where you are going to stamp making it great for alphabets, easy to line up every time!

Control Freaks Blog Tour Poly Cake Card

My last project is a little jar with some jellybeans inside. I wrapped some Tea for Two Designer Series Fabric around the middle of the jar and adhered it with some Sticky Strip. A piece of Tea Lace Paper Doily was adhered to the fabric with some SNAIL before I attached it. The little chick is from the Everybunny Stamp Set and is stamped in Basic Black and colored in with Daffodil Delight and Calypso Coral Stampin’ Write Markers. A Stampin’ Dimensional holds it in place. On the top of the jar I punched a piece of Whisper White with the 1 1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch and adhered it to the jar with some Mini Glue Dots. The rolled rose is made by punching a piece of Calypso Coral with the 2 1/2″ Circle Punch and cutting in a spiral with my Paper Snips. After you roll it up some hot glue keeps it from unwinding. I punched some Lucky Limeade with the 1″ Circle Punch for the leaves and some more Mini Glue Dots hold it all on top. The flag is a piece of Whisper White and I used the Designer Typeset Photopolymer Stamp Set for Taylor, stamped in Calypso Coral. The Happy Easter is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set and is also stamped in Calypso Coral. For the egg I used the Itty Bitties Stamp Set and stamped it in Chocolate Chip. The flag is wrapped around a skewer and held closed with Sticky Strip. The butterfly is cut out with the Beautiful Wings Embosslit from Calypso Coral. A little fabric, card stock and some stamps make a fun way to dress up a plain glass container.

Control Freaks Blog Tour Candy Jar Front

Control Freaks Blog Tour Candy Jar Top

I hope that you enjoyed my Control Freaks March Blog Tour projects. I thank you very much for stopping here on the tour. Click below to go on to the clever and crafty Cindy Elam’s blog. I know that she will have some great projects to share with you! Enjoy!



Card 1 Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Pool Party and Very Vanilla

Ink: Pool Party and Calypso Coral

Stamp Sets: Perfectly Preserved, Make a Wish and Oh, Whale! Clear Mount

Tools: SNAIL


Card 2 Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Primrose Petals and Whisper White

Ink: Raspberry Ripple and Primrose Petals Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Designer Typeset Photopolymer and Make a Cake Clear Mount

Tools: Paper Snips, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL


Jar Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Whisper White, Calypso Coral and Lucky Limeade

Fabric: Tea for Two

Ink: Basic Black, Calypso Coral and Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin’ Ink

Markers: Daffodil Delight and Calypso Coral Stampin’ Write Markers

Stamp Sets: Designer Typeset Photopolymer, Everybunny Clear Mount and Teeny Tiny Wishes and Itty Bitties Wood Mount

Embosslit: Beautiful Wings

Embellishments: Tea Lace paper Doily

Punches: 1″ Circle, 1 1/4″ Scallop Circle and 2 1/2″ Circle

Tools: Paper Snips, Sticky Strip, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL


Mojo 285

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Another fun filled Monday… how about you? I fixed an iPhone back cover last night, always fun! It snowed here again, we got about an inch. I really am so ready for spring. If any of you have some extra warm weather that you could send this way please do so! Thanks! 🙂

It’s Tuesday so that means it’s time for another Mojo Monday Sketch. This week we have a very different sketch from Julee Tilman…


I wanted to use some more of the Sale-A-Bration goodies before it ends in just three short days. Better get those last minute orders in before it’s too late! The base of my card is Whisper White Card Stock. The background is a plain piece of Sahara Sand. I used a piece of the Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper on the right side and covered it with strips of Island Indigo that I embossed with the Argyle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. A piece of 7/8″ Natural Trim Ribbon goes across the middle and is adhered around the back with Sticky Strip. The corners are made by punching a piece of Summer Starfruit with the 1″ Square Punch and cutting it in half. I stamped it with the Beyond Plaid Stamp Set in Summer Starfruit and some SNAIL holds them in each corner. The greeting is from the Dude, You’re Welcome Stamp Set and is stamped in Pool Party and cut out with a Sizzix Circle Framelit. I adhered it to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Two little tickets from the You’re Amazing Stamp Set are punched out with the Ticket Duo Builder Punch and one of the buttons form the Sycamore Street Ribbon and Button Pack, threaded with some Whisper White Bakers Twine, holds them in place with a Stampin’ Dimensional. I think the greeting works well with the Sycamore Street DSP and the card would work for a man or a woman. I hope that you enjoyed my Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge card. Thank you for checking in and I hope that you have a great day! Don’t forget to send some of that warm weather… Thanks!

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Whisper White, Sahara Sand, Island Indigo and Summer Starfruit

Designer Series Paper: Sycamore Street

Ink: Pool Party and Summer Starfruit Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: You’re Amazing and Beyond Plaid Clear Mount and Dude, You’re Welcome Wood Mount Kit

Embossing Folder: Argyle

Embellishments: 7/8″ Natural Trim Ribbon, Sycamore Street Ribbon and Button Pack and Whisper White Bakers Twine

Punches: Ticket Duo Builder and 1″ Square

Tools: Big Shot, Paper Snips, Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

NON SU!: Sizzix Circle Framelits

Mojo 285

Dude, You're Welcome Kit

You're Amazing CM

Beyond Plaid CM

Argyle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Sycamore Street DSP

Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack

Ticket Duo Punch

1%22 Square Punch

7:16%22 Natural Trim Ribbon

White Bakers Twine

Breaking News! Stampin’ Up! has released their first Photopolymer Stamp Set! It’s called Designer Typeset! The great thing about Photopolymer Stamps is that they are completely clear so you can see exactly where you are going to stamp. They work amazingly with our new Firm Foam Stampin’ Pads for great ink coverage. You are going to love them! This is a limited release so make sure you get one before it’s gone!

Stampin’ Up! has a sneak peek for you from the 2013-2014 Annual Catalog and the best part is you can get it right now! It’s called A Round Array and you can get it as a bundle with the 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch for $23.95 or just the Stamp Set for  $14.95. You can purchase this now through May 30th. Click here or on the photo below to get a PDF of the flyer.

For a limited time you can get the Sent with Love Bundle now through April 30, 2013. It comes with the Sent with Love Clear Mount Stamp set, Sent with Love Designer Series Paper and a package of Calypso Coral Bakers Twine for only $25.50. That’s 20% off the price if you bought them individually!

Sale-A-Bration is here! If you spend $150 you will also get a pack of Silver Glimmer Paper to celebrate Stampin’ Up!’s 25 Anniversary in addition to $25 in Hostess money. Spend $400 (or host a party with $400 in total sales) and you get 8 FREE Sale-A-Bration items, the Silver Glimmer Paper and a Sycamore Street Product Bundle (Stamp Set, Ribbon, Buttons, Designer Series Paper) plus $65 in Hostess money and one item at 50% off. How cool is that?! (Does not include tax and shipping)

Do you ever feel the need to make something that means something but don’t think you have the time? Or you like to be creative but don’t want to buy a ton of supplies? Well, you don’t have any excuses anymore! Introducing Paper Pumpkin from Stampin’ Up! Each month you will receive a kit that contains all of the items (except adhesive) that you need to make a project, all for just $19.95. Each kit will ship out on or around the 15th of each month. You can cancel at any time, but who would want to?! Go ahead, sign up and get some crafting therapy for only $19.95 including shipping! Click here now! Don’t forget to choose me as your Demonstrator, Justin Krieger – Bethpage, NY! :-)

Don’t forget to check out the Anchor Rewards tab at the top. Earn 10 Anchors and get a FREE Stamp Set of your choice from any current catalog. If you purchase $150 worth of product you will be eligible for $25 in Host(ess) dollars to get one of the great new Host(ess) Sets or any other items from the NEW 2012-2013 Catalog or the NEW Spring Catalog!

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