She's gonna' Freak!

Welcome to the February Controlfreak's blog hop!!
Hope you are having fun making the rounds. . .

Most likely you arrived here via the ridiculously creative Jan Tink over at
Stamps, Paper, Scissors (YSLH!)--who I might add is a tough act to follow!
Hope you like my Mom's day goodies :)

If this is the second time in my mother's life that she is visiting my blog I am going to be super sad!
So Mom-if by some freak accident you are looking at this, close the browser!!!!
If you know my mother, do NOT mention this to her please!!!

That being said, she will probably call me tomorrow and tell me she already saw everything and I can give it to her early :)

This Shades of Spring Designer Series paper was literally screaming my mother's name from the mini catalog page! She is a purple fanatic, so this is going to make her a happy woman :)

I am only going to post one picture of each project today (so I don't go on forever!), but I will revisit these later so you can see them in more detail.

Mom specifically requested birthday cards and thank you's, so that is where I am starting. More Shades of Spring DSP, with some fun bling added (Eggcellent Eggs kit-love it!!) in the pattern. Some lovely Certainly Celery Satin ribbon, and a Flower Trio punched flower laquered with Crystal Effects.

Seriously-this paper! It is so gorgeous! I wanted to show it off a bit, so I went big :)

Sitting there wishing for some Orchid Opulence satin ribbon. . . HOLD THE PHONE! I have Whisper White, so I'm good! A little ribbon dyeing and I am good to go.

I made Mom a tin for cards years ago, but I am hoping to get a bunch made for her this year. . .so I am going larger! If she want's she can use this for something else, but it sure beats conventional packaging. . .I love these forget me not keepers!

Now this evolved a bit.

It started out as something to go on a card, then it just went crazy! I pieced it together from cut and punched images in the same gorgeous paper. Laquered with Crystal Effects and then more bling from that Eggcelent Eggs kit that I love. Stylized Silver hardware Ribbon Slides, and a center from a clear rhinestone brad. Phew!

It actually has a pin backing, but I am maxed out on pictures for this post!! I put it on a ribbon so she can use it for a bookmark, or take it off to put it on something else. . .

Well, that is it for me!! Sorry there aren't more detailed pictures, but I will make up for it later!

Hope you have a great weekend, and get on over to Dawn Olchfeske's blog DOstamping asap! That girl always has the coolest stuff over there!


Happy February!

I thought I would start February off right with a long overdue blog post. . .

Hope this month finds you well and happy!

As for me, I find myself in a new (temporary) home, as I sold my house.
Against all odds, although not so very surprising to me. I adore that house, and there had been so much love and happiness there. . .someone was bound to feel it :)

Speaking of love. . .Valentine's day is right around the corner!

This is one of the projects we are making in my Valentine's Day class this coming Saturday. I am so loving these new toys from the Occasions Mini Catalog!

If you don't have one, contact me IMMEDIATELY and we will fix the problem!

My posterboard didn't survive the move, so until I pick up more you get to see my lovely fingernail in the photo :)

However, the background is the original maple woodwork from when this home was built in 1892, so that is a treat! I will share more about the house in another post. . .

This is an easel card.
I am looking forward to showing my girls how to make this easy and showstopping fold!

If you are looking for a way to make it on your own, the tutorial can be found *here*

Wouldn't it be so much more fun to just come and stamp at my house?!?!

I thought so!

Since my husband is working non-stop (still overseas) and rarely has time for personal "surfing", I can share this with you before valentine's day. . .

The sentiment from the Sale-a-Bration set Whimsical Words is so perfect for the situation. For many situations really, but I thought of him as soon as I read it.

Hope you like! And hope you can come Saturday if you are local.
Email me for class details if you are interested-I am limiting the class to 6 people so let me know as soon as you can!

Card details:

Stamps-Whimsical Words (sab), Well Scripted (occasions mini); Paper-Sending Love Designer Series paper, Real Red, Pretty in Pink, Very Vanilla; Ink-Stazon Jet Black; Other "stuff"-Real Red 5/8in satin, small heart/pinking hearts border/pinking hearts corner/wide oval punches; Heart of Hearts embosslit, big shot, dimensionals