Friday, May 23, 2014

Land of the Free because of the Brave

Land of the Free because of the Brave 
"I am naive to think I understand the meaning of the word sacrifice.  
It means "a giving up of something for something else".  
I have often sacrificed my time, my money, and many a desire, but I have never risked my life
for your rights or my own. I have never seen death on the battlefield nor the loss of a loved one serving our country, yet I reap the benefits on a daily basis. Freedom is my norm and I take it
for granted. I open my Bible without fear of persecution. I speak my mind with no concern for punishment. I do not fear living my life. No words can express the depth of our gratitude
towards those who have risked their life or lost loved ones to protect our own,   
but I think it is important we try."*

Monday, May 19, 2014

May Control Freak Tour de Freaks! - New Catalog Preview

Hello and welcome to our May Tour de Freaks!  Glad you could stop by and visit.  You may have come from Connie Babbert's blog.  She does such a wonderful job.  Hope you are enjoying our Tour.

Here we go...

My first card uses some new catalog products.  The new stamp set "Traveler" caught my eye so am using it for a Control Freak Pre-Catalog swap and our Tour.

Stamps:  Traveler, Perfect Pennants, Summer Silhouettes
CS:   Lost Lagoon, Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White
Ink:  Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey 
Punches:  Banner punch, Boho Blossoms punch
Misc: Big Shot, Argyle Embossing Folder, Sponge Dauber, SU Dimensionals
         Rhinestone Jewels, Paper Snips, Glue Dots
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This next card uses most of the same colors.  I love how it turned out.

Stamps:  Traveler, World Map, Summer Silhouettes
CS:  Lost Lagoon, Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, Whisper White, Very Vanilla
Ink:  Blackberry Bliss, Lost Lagoon, Hello Honey
Punches:  Banner punch, Boho Blossoms punch
Misc:  SU Dimensionals, Sponge Dauber, Paper Snips, Rhinestone Jewels, Glue Dots
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I decided to use the new Stampin' Up! Blendabilities markers on my next card.  I actually used my Happy Hour stamp set...which has been in my stash for several years without being used.  It seems to go well with the globe.

Stamps:  Traveler, World Map, Happy Hour
CS:   Coastal Cabana, Baked Brown Sugar, Whisper White  
Ink:  Coastal Cabana, Basic Black
Markers:  Coastal Cabana, Baked Brown Sugar
Blendabilities Markers:  Coastal Cabana, Old Olive, Skin Tones
Misc:  Paper Snips, SU Dimensionals 
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Thanks for stopping by.  Now to continue on your way, you are in for a treat at Julie Davison's blog.

Stamping Hugs!   Judy  :)

Monday, May 5, 2014

Petal Parade

Now for Chris Pereira's great March Stamp Camp North card.  Love how colorful it is.

Chris Pereira 

Stamps:   Petal Parade [SAB], Banner Blast [SAB]
 Ink Pads:  Bermuda Bay, Strawberry Slush, Old Olive
Punches:  Itty Bitty Shapes – Flower punch, Banner punch [SAB]
Misc: Pear Pizzazz 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon. Small Rhinestone Jewels, Glue Dots, SU Dimensionals
        Big Shot, Decorative Dots Embossing Folder [SAB]

Stamping Hugs!   Judy  :)

Sweetie Pie & Sweetie Pie Frames

This card helped me decide on getting the brand new Sweetie Pie & Sweetie Pie Frames sets.  The little girls look so sweet.

Connie Tumm

Stamps:  Sweetie Pie Photopolymer, Sweetie Pie Frames Photopolymer
CS: Melon Mambo, Whisper White
DSP:  Neutrals DSP Stacks  -Black 
Ink:  Basic Black, Melon Mambo
Marker:  Melon Mambo
Misc:  Big Shot, Needlepoint Border Embossing Folder, Designer Frames Embossing Folder
         Apothecary Accents Framelits, Paper Snips, Itty Bitty Punch Pack - Flower
         Extra Large Oval Punch, White Candy Dots, Glue Dots, Basic Rhinestone Jewels

Stamping Hugs!   Judy  :)

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Gifts of Kindness

This pretty little note card was made by Patty Bennett.  It is very "springy".  I received this card from our Flat & Fabulous Control Freaks Swap.

Patty Bennett
Stamps:  Gifts of Kindness, Simply Celebrate
CS: Whisper White, Tangerine Tango
DSP:  Watercolor Wonder
Ink:  Basic Black, Pear Pizzazz
Punches:  Pansy punch, Petite Petals punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack
Misc:  Candy Dots, Su Dimensionals

Stamping Hugs!   Judy  :)