Hi stampers! While this post is going live Tuesday night just to make sure everything works right, make sure you come back on the 20th for the full November Control Freaks Blog Hop! You've probably just come from the fantabulous Jan Tink's blog! She is one of my stampy heroes!!! And I'm excited to be sandwiched between two freaks I know in person and had fun with at convention :-) But don't worry if you've joined us in the middle because we make a nice endless loop so just keep clicking and you're sure to hit all the stops!
The theme for the month is my favorite!!!!! Christmas!!!! It's no secret that I LOVE Christmas! However, I do wait until the day after Thanksgiving to put up my decorations...card making not so much, ha! Along with my stamping obsession I also collect Hallmark Christmas ornaments. It's something my dad has done all my life and it was something we did together especially after my parents got divorced, it was kind of our thing. I'm scare to know how many we have between the two of us! ;-) Anyway, on to the obsession at hand...the stamping!
First up is a pretty yet I think, stunning card with the single Christmas star. I really like the encore metallic inks!
Stamps: Christmas star, Many merry messages
Paper: Whisper white, cherry cobbler
Ink: Cherry cobbler, gold encore
Accessories: Neutrals glimmer brads
Next up I'm finally sharing my Christmas swap with the Freaks. I was a bit nervous for my first swap and I hope everyone liked it! I got some gor-jus things back! I think I was crazy to design a card that had rounded corners....think 4 times 30 some punches! WOW! My hand was sore...good thing I'd gotten the punchboard because that's the corner rounder I used!
Stamps: Christmas collectables, be very merry, positively chevron
Paper: Whisper white, crumb cake, chocolate chip, old olive, cherry cobbler
Ink: Crumb cake, old olive, cherry cobbler
Accessories: Christmas ornament punch, circle punch, basic rhinestones, polka dots embossing folder, envelope punch board
And finally, another simple Christmas card. I seem to be making more clean and simple designs lately as opposed to over the top things. And the endless wishes set makes wonderful CAS cards! For this one, I pulled out pear pizzazz, a color that I've neglected lately! I'm editing this to add that since this set was SO uber popular it's sold out for good :( So, if you waited to get it you've missed out. We are all way bummed! And now it's back to the drawing board for an upcoming class of mine! I'm still going to use it to inspire those of you who were quick enough to scoop it up but just be aware, it's sold out :(
Stamps: Endless wishes
Paper: Whisper white, real red
Ink: Real red, pear pizzazz
Accessories: Basic rhinestones
And there ya have it! Now head on over to the next stop on the hop at Cindy Elam's blog! Love her stuff and her! We got to bond at dinner one night at convention this year :-)