Monday, August 19, 2013

August 2013 Control Freaks Blog Hop!





Hi stampers!!!  I.  Cannot.  Believe.  I.  Am.  A. Freak.  Seriously excited to be hopping for the first time with so many of my stampy idols!  If you've just come from Mary Brown's awesome blog, welcome!  If not don't worry...we make an endless circle :-)  And don't fret if all the links aren't working.  The hop officially takes place on the 20th so if it's not quite up and running make sure to come back on the 20th!

The theme this month is the Holiday Mini or seasonal catalog.  PERFECT since I think I own 80%+ of the thing, lol!

I chose to focus on "all things fall" since I'm kind of excited for fall!  I love the cooler weather and when the leaves change.  I'm also excited to break out my big sweaters, leggings, boots, and scarves!  Fall is just comfy, ha!

Of course Halloween is one of my favorite things about fall so I couldn't not do a couple H-week projects.  I did a little card and coordinating treat bag.  I just love those goofy looking little bats (I did NOT love the bat we had on our kitchen floor one night last spring!!!!!).
Stampin' Supplies:
Stamps:  Halloween Hello, tags 4 you
Paper:  Very vanilla, basic black, pumpkin pie, summer starfruit, witch's brew DSP
Ink:  Basic black, summer starfruit
Accessories:  Artisan label punch

And once I made the card I knew I needed a matching treat bag and how cute do these bats look on the chevron bags????  This may or may not be filled with some candy corn....  ;-)

Stampin' Supplies:
Stamps:  Halloween hello
Paper:  Whisper white
Ink:  Basic black, pumpkin pie, summer starfruit
Accessories:  Tag a bag gift bags, whisper white baker's twine, chalk talk framelits

And after all the candy comes the turkey....Thanksgiving!  I love thanksgiving too...I mean what's not to love?  Food and family...and shopping the day after!!!  I'm quite excited to be able to enjoy turkey day and the days after this year since I won't be working a mega basketball tourney for the first time in like 8 years!  Yay!   I just kept piling stuff on this one and I kind of love it!  I made my own background my stamping the large background stamp (which I love) on the paper in different directions a few times until it was covered.  Looks way cooler in person!

Stampin' Supplies:
Stamps:  Truly grateful
Paper:  Very vanilla, chocolate chip, soft sky, sweater weather DSP
Ink:  Chocolate chip, crumb cake, tangerine tango, crushed curry
Accessories:  7/8" natural trim ribbon, naturals designer buttons, linen thread, apothecary accents framelits, deco labels framelits

I hope you enjoyed my projects as much as I did making them and doing my first ever control freaks blog hop!

Now it's time to hop on over to the wonderful and super sweet Patty Bennett's blog!

Happy hopping!

7 comments:

  1. Great projects- I just love your style

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  2. Minders, CONGRATS on becoming a freak of the BEST kind!! That's really exciting! I LOVE your projects. That cool stamp in the Truly Grateful stamp set is my favorite too. And yes, the bats do look cute on the chevron bag! Remind me to tell you a story about DH's cousin who had a dead bat show up in an unlikely place while they had company over!! LOL!

    Susan, aka Soozie4Him on SCS
    moot96 AT aol DOT com
    (I don't use my gmail address)

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  3. Love that treat bag....super cute! Congrats on becoming a FREAK :-)

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  4. When I grow up I want to be creative like you. I love your style and your fun personality that shows through your work. Thanks for always sharing that fun spark and your awesome creations.
    Big hugs.

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  5. Great projects, Mindy! I especially love the bats stamped on the treat bag, and the cute tag. A bat on the floor? Now that's truly spooky!

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  6. I am batty about bats for Halloween! Great job on the card and the bag...such fun! I sooo agree about Fall....and your Thanksgiving card says it all!

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  7. Forgot to say congratulations for becoming a Freak!

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