Occasions Catalog 2012

Rue Des Fleurs - Control Freak Swap

I received my Control Freak Swaps in the mail today so I thought I would show you mine.


I chose Rue Des Fleurs, a new set in the Occasions Mini Catalog.  It was a set I received on my trip to Founder's Circle back in September.  This set is a little out of my comfort zone so I chose it to challenge myself and I am really happy with how my card turned out.

RuedefleursfreakscloseI used the NEW Framelits Labels Collection to cut out the main image and half Poppy Parade layer.  I used the NEW Paper Doily Large Sizzlit to create the embossed impression on my 1/2 Top Note.  BARB'S TIP: I ran the Paper Doily Die through my Big Shot with both tabs open so it wouldn't cut all the way through my Pool Party card stock.

I paper pieced the Bustier with the Daffodil print paper in the Attic Boutique Designer Series Paper Pack.  Get your share of all the papers in the Occasions Mini by signing up for one of my Product Shares HERE.

FramelitspkgThe Framelits Dies come in a nifty sturdy plastic envelope that stores nicely in our Big Shot Die Storage Boxes.

However, I want my Framelits easily accessible to me and so I store mine in one of our Clear Mount Stamp Cases.  I can get two sets of dies in each Clear Mount Stamp Case and since I added a few strips of our Magnet Sheets  They stay nice and orderly for me and are easy to pick up between the strips of magnet. :-)  I put the descriptive sheet for eash set of Framelits under the plastic on the front and back of the case.


RuedesfleursSupplies for my swap card:
Stamps: Rue Des Fleurs W125485, C125487 
Paper: Soft Suede, Poppy Parade, Pool Party, Whisper White card stock, Attic Boutique Designer Series Paper, 2011-2013 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack   
Ink: Soft Suede, Poppy Parade, Pool Party
Accessories:  Labels Collection Framelits, Big Shot Machine, Paper Doily Large Sizzlit, Sponge Dauber, Postage Stamp Punch, Paper Snips

Twitterpated Fabric, gotta get you some!!

The Twitterpated Product Suite is just the most fun line I have seen.  It has bright patterns and colors and just makes me all twitterpated inside...hee hee.

TwittepatedThe Twitterpated Fabric is adorable and you will want to get you some ASAP!!  I used fabric to make tissue holders for my club gals in December. 

Wondering how to make this?  It was one of the projects I shared in my 12 weeks of Christmas newsletters.  I made 40 of these for Christmas gifts for my club members and family.  They are super easy!!

I share all kinds of nifty exclusive information with my newsletter readers, click HERE to join my newsletter list and you will receive FREE creative inspiration too.


Just think of all the super cute things you can make with this fabric...Purses, Headbands, Pleated flowers, Quilt pieces, Coffee Cozies, Pins, Coasters, the list goes on and on.

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3/8" Pleated Satin Ribbon Share available

I have updated my Ribbon and Paper Shares and am now offering a 3/8" Pleated Satin Ribbon Share.

You will receive approx 2.5 yards of this ribbon in these colors - Baja Breeze, Pear Pizzazz, Riding Hood Red and Blushing Bride.


Each share is $16.99 (add $2 if not a local pick up)  I need two peole per share and I will send you a paypal invoice when each share fills up.

You can order your Occasions Mini Catalog Merchandise today in my Online Store.


December 2011 Control Freaks Blog Tour - Sneak Peaks


Welcome to the December 2011 Tour de Freaks Blog Hop! We are so excited to have you join us today.

This month we are featuring products from the upcoming Occasions Mini Catalog and the Sale-a-bration Catalog.

Our tour is nice and short and features some of your favorite Control Freaks Stampers. You may have just come from my fellow freak Mary Brown, you may be one of my blog stalkers or you may have just stumbled here…however you got here, you’ll be very glad you did!  Be sure to take the whole tour!  Note:  If you are arriving here on the 19th, please note that not all links may be working yet.  The tour officially begins on the 20th.

SweetcakefauxfrostingFirst up is a card made with items from the Sweet Shop Product Suite.  I started out by stamping the main image from Sweet Cake in Early Espresso onto Whisper White and then cut it out.  I cleaned the stamp and stamped it again on Blushing Bride and Poppy Parade in the same ink colors and cut out the cake plate, heart and cherry and paper pieced them onto the main image.

My frosting is done with a technique called Faux Frosting, come back and I will share it with you later this week.  The tutorial is done and you can find it HERE.

The Pool Party background piece is created with one of our Brand New Framelits Sets called Labels Collection.  It is a set of 6 wafer thin dies and yes, there is a coordinating stamp set. :-)

I added a piece of Sweet Shop Specialty Designer Series Paper to the bottom and finished the whole thing off with some Lucky Limeade Ruffled ribbon and a brad from the Everyday Enchantment Ribbon & Brad Pack that you can earn for FREE next month during Sale-a-bration!!

PerfectlypennedblossombuilderMy next two projects use a new product called the Blossom Builders Designer Printed Kit.  The kit includes sheets of textured die cut flowers in a variety of colors, designs and shapes along with a sheet of pink rhinestones!!  They are so much fun, I will be offering my local gals a class using them!!  I layered a number of the flowers together and added some circle punches and a knot of Daffodil Delight Ribbon.  The main card was run through the Big Shot with a new set of smaller sized Textured Impressions Embossing Folders called Adorning Accents.  After I ran the card stock through the Big Shot, I used a sponge dauber and lightly rubbed over the hearts with my Lucky Limeade ink pad.  I used my favorite word set called Perfectly Penned for the greeting.

BlossombuilderbookmarkMy last project is an elastic bookmark and also uses the Blossom Builders Designer Printed Kit.  Again, I layered a variety of flowers with a couple of punched images and a bit of Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon.  The colors are Rich Razzleberry and Blushing Bride.  These are so easy to make!!  I will try to get a tutorial together for you after Christmas.



 That does it for me, your next stop is fellow freak Deb Currier and I am sure you will love what she has to share.


Thanks for visiting!!!!