Friday

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!



28 comments:

Mary said...

What wonderful use of this paper! For paper that I thought was just SOOOOOOO UGLY when I saw it, I have seen so many fabulous things made with it...and this includes ALL of your projects!

Julie said...

I am loving the rhinestone sticker sna dn can't bbelieve how many of them you used!!! When I grow up, I want to use my product in stead of hoard it ... hehehe

Lisa said...

BEAUTIFUL!! What a wonderful use of the "ugly paper" as Mary and I call it! This is fabulous stuff!

Dawn Olchefske said...

Robin - your mom should love this gift! Very nice projects!

Cindy Major said...

You know, I hadn't really stopped to look twice at those papers, but you have used them SO beautifully! I love the result!

On a side note, I am FAR from caught up with my scrapbooking, but thanks to sketches, I can put something decent together quite quickly. Then again, getting caught up is not really the objective because if I didn't have any more pictures to scrap, what would I do?! Oh, and I do have a pic of you taken while you were on stage playing the Demo Feud (was that the name?!) at convention! I should do a page with that pic for the next Tour de Freaks... ;P hehe!

Enjoy your weekend!
Cindy

CRYSTAL said...

Oh, SERIOUSLY. SOooo love the set! So sweet and Spring'y. ;-) I especially love the first card with the rhinestones...so CAS...just that card makes me want the paper! :) tfs

Alex said...

Beautiful creations Robin, I bet your mom will LOVE this! I finally ordered some of this paper since my customers seem to love it (I don't) but what you have done with it here is fabulous!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Wendybell said...

Dang!! I think I posted my original comment for this on the previous blog post!! STILL love everything!! (And I meant to say your card(s) - plural - are beautiful!! :)

Wendie said...

Wonderful use of Shade of Spring DSP. It's been a challenge for me with the very large images, but you really did it justice.

carolm said...

wow. i want to be your mom too. i love purple as well. beautiful projects!!

cheers ~ carol.

Wendy J. said...

Robin, these are beautiful projects. I haven't seen that paper used much and it's really eye-catching beautiful! Really nice job!

Kim P said...

I just got that DSP... now I see how quick and easy it will be to make FABULOUS cards!! I see a spring workshop idea already to go! Thanks for the inspiration!!

Anonymous said...

I love what you did with this paper. I have not thought of anything to do with it as the flowers were so big. This is so beautiful that I will get it out and case you.
Thank you so much.

Michelle said...

Beautiful use of the products. I love how you were able to jazz them up with ribbons, rhinestones and more. Thanks so much for sharing this with us!
Michelle

stampinstars said...

Robin...What a wonderful gift to give to your mother! I might have to CASE that idea! I really like the colors you pulled out of the DSP!! Beautiful! Erin Blair

Chantal said...

Beautiful! I also have that DSP. Love it!

Kim said...

I just love the card box!

Dawn Marie said...

what awesome ideas!Thanks for the inspiration!You do lovely work!Many Hugz!

Beedubya said...

What a wonderful showcase of that DSP! Beautiful, Robin!

Hugs,
Brandi

Lisa Young said...

Your Mother's Day gift is just beautiful! I love all of the details.

PocketsOfInspiration said...

Well now. You've created something with that AWESOME Shades of Spring DSP. Love seeing new ideas with this.

Beautiful projects!

Connie said...

Great job using that designer paper for a wonderful gift for your mom! I'm sure she will love it.

Elsa L said...

i don't know your mother but I am sure she is going to love it. Super cute. Thanks for sharing!!!

Penny said...

this is such a great idea!! I've been thinking of doing something like this for my mom in forever! I may have to copy this wonderful idea!! Thanks for sharing!!

The Pixinator said...

I wasnt a fan of this paper, but seeing what you've done with it...I HAVE TO HAVE IT! Thank you for inspiring us! Keep up the creative work.

Holly said...

Great projects Robin!! Love them all!

Christina said...

I love your bling! you are so talented. I love to see what you come up with.

Allison said...

This is wonderful! How did you adhere the paper to the forget me not keeper?