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Control Freak June Blog Tour – Catalog Newness!

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I can’t believe it’s time for another Tour! This year is moving isn’t it?! Welcome to this month’s Control Freaks Blog Tour featuring products from the new 2014-2015 Annual Catalog! I have to say that I am loving the new Catalog, I like the layout and the products are all awesome! If you are following the tour you have arrived here from the talented Julie Davison’s blog, always great ideas and really fun stuff! This month I have two fun cards for you! The first one uses one of my favorite new sets and the second one has a great sentiment!

You all know that I have a little obsession with feathers (see blog header! LOL!) and when I saw the A Happy Hooray Stamp Set in the new catalog I knew I had to have it! My card starts off with a base of Melon Mambo Card Stock. I stamped the Dotty Angles Photopolymer stamp across the bottom of a piece of Whisper White in Elegant Eggplant. The Photopolymer Stamps are a great choice for backgrounds and 2-Step, nice and easy to line up! Next up, I flagged a piece of Gold Foil Sheet and adhered it to the card along with a thin sliver of Elegant Eggplant. My two feathers and greeting are from the A Happy Hooray Stamp Set, the feathers are stamped in Melon Mambo and cut out with my paper Snips. The greeting is stamped in Elegant Eggplant and punched out with the 1 3/8″ Circle Punch. I love the simple yet bold look of the card and the dots across the bottom are just fun!


My second card uses the another fun new Photopolymer Set. The base of this card is Whisper White Card Stock. My background consists of a piece of Lost Lagoon on the top and a piece of Soft Suede on the bottom. I used the Tiny Triangles Textured Impressions Embossing Folder to emboss both pieces and some Gold Foil Sheet across the middle to hide the seam. My greeting is from the Age Awareness Photopolymer Stamp Set. I stamped each piece individually in Soft Suede and Lost Lagoon. I love the greeting, Facebook really does help me remember a lot of people’s birthdays!


I hope you enjoyed my cards using products from the new 2014-2015 Catalog. There are so many things in the Catalog, I merely skimmed the surface. Now you’re off to see what the clever Heidi Boos has in store for you. She never disappoints! Thanks so much for stopping by to see me, and enjoy the rest of the tour!

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card 1:

Card Stock: Melon Mambo, Whisper White and Elegant Eggplant

Specialty Card Stock: Gold Foil Sheet

Ink: Elegant Eggplant and Melon Mambo Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: A Happy Hooray Clear Mount and Dotty Angles Photopolymer

Punches: 1 3/8″ Circle Punch

Tools: Paper Snips, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL


Card 2:

Card Stock: Whisper White, Lost Lagoon and Soft Suede

Specialty Card Stock: Gold Foil Sheet

Ink: Lost Lagoon and Soft Suede Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Set: Age Awareness Photopolymer

Embossing Folder: Tiny Triangles

Tools: Big Shot, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

Freshly Made Sketches 141

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It was a hot one here yesterday. We got up into the 90’s and it was a little on the humid side too. It’s days like that I love my convertible even more! I got into the car after work and put the top down… instant happy! LOL! The rest of the evening didn’t quite go as planned though. I didn’t get to paint because I wasn’t able to get the key until 8:30. I guess I’ll have to give it another try tonight. I did pick out my paint colors though. The bedroom will be a Smoky Slate like color and the Living Room will be a slightly darker version of Pool Party. I figure two rooms is a good start! Fingers crossed that it happens tonight! 🙂

My post for today is for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge. This week’s sketch is provided by Cindy H….

Freshly Made Sketches #141

It looks a little like a window does’t it?! I thought this would be a good opportunity to use a piece of Designer Series Paper that I didn’t think I would use, that is until I found a new stamp that goes pretty well with it. The card starts off with a base of Daffodil Delight Card Stock. My piece of Designer Series Paper is from the All Abloom Designer Series Paper Stack and is cut to match the sketch. For the greeting I used one of the stamps from the Oh My Goodies Stamp Set inked in Island Indigo and cut out with the Deco Labels Collection Framelits. I stamped it again in Daffodil Delight and cut out just the umpteenth and popped it up on Stampin’ Dimensionals. A super simple card but a good one to have in a pinch! Even though the DSP is a little busy I think that fact that it’s cut apart tones it down a bit. There you have my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge. I hope that it inspires you to try something a little different! Thank you for coming by today, hopefully I will have some painting pictures for you tomorrow! Enjoy your Thursday! 🙂

FMS 141-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Daffodil Delight and Whisper White

Ink: Island Indigo and Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Set: Oh My Goodies Clear Mount

Framelits: Deco Labels Collection

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


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