Fresh and Freaky Valentine Fun

Hi there!

I am here to show you some fun Valentine's day projects today, as
a part of the Control Freaks Stampin' Up! only blog tour.  Yay!

You likely arrived via Julie Davison's blog, but if you are going backwards
go ahead and head that way!  Beautiful projects!

I have two things to share with you today.
The first is a Valentine for my hubby:

He is a no-frills kinda man, so I think this is a nice mix of
what he prefers, and what I like!  The new retro fresh line of Stampin'
Up products is SO FUN!  The colors are AWESOME.

I could expire from the love I feel for those two new
tag topper punches also!  Could Stampin' Up make it any easier
to make extra cute things?!?

The sentiment is from the new photopolymer set,Countless Sayings 2.

I like mixing in Bermuda Bay with the colors
in the Retro Fresh paper, just for funsies.

Next I have a little door hanger for my babies:

 I made this using my Heart Framelits, as well as more
of the same Retro Fresh paper...threw in some fun
washi tape, and ruffled Coastal Cabana ribbon.
Crushed Curry chevron ribbon for a handle and we're in business!

I did use jumbo eyelets on the sides,as knowing me I will
load this baby with all kinds of fun things for them
the morning of the 14th!  What a fun surprise hanging on their door!

I took some pictures of how I made this, so if you would like to
see how I put it together feel free to subscribe (enter your email
on the right sidebar of my blog) so you won't
miss the tutorial.

Hope you liked my projects!!  Follow the link to the
oh-so-fabulous Mary's freaky projects!
Have a great day :)


BLOG TOUR~The new Freakin' Catalog!

 How about that new delicious Idea Book and Catalog?!?
I have been looking and dreaming over it ever since it came to my house. . .

The freaks wanted to show you some fun projects using new catalog
stamps, acessories, ie. deliciousness, so here we go!

(Working backward? No worries!
Here is Justin rocking the new products)

 I've made two things for the tour today.  The first is a clean and simple
note card using the new showstopping set:  Regarding Dahlias (130324)

We are making this card at my July 2nd stamp camp-
 Bermuda Bay is so gorgeous with the black and white!

My 10 year old daughter informed me that "the style" is black, white,
and bright-so I guess she inspired me here :)

Using Stazon Jet Black Ink (101406) on white paper, and 
choosing a bright color with your blender pen 
makes for some dramatic coloring!  The Stampin' Up! exclusive
Curly Label punch (119851) was used for the sentiment.


I had quite a bit of fun with this set,
so stop by or subscribe if you want to see more examples of  how
this set makes effortless and beautiful cards!

The little treat is an origami fold I learned years ago.  I will give
more details on how to do this later this week. . .
The front element is a sentiment from the Regarding Dahlias
stamp set-sweet and simple baby!


Layer it up!  Dimensionals all over the place :)

Stampin' Up gave me the paper for free this month!
I used the new Bold Brights Designer Series Paper Stack.

For my local ladies, there will be a treat for anyone
who brings a friend to Stamp Camp in July-
24 inches of new ribbon, and some fun new embellishments!  Woot!
  Thanks for taking the tour!  Next stop-Connie Tumm!