Welcome to the Control Freaks December 2010 Tour. We are thrilled to have you join us today. I'm your first stop this month and am excited to kick things off! Our tour is nice and short, and features some of your favorite Control Freaks Stampers. In fact, if you started in the middle of the tour, you may have just come from Lisa Young's blog - welcome!
This month's theme is Stampin' Up! 2011 Mini Occasions and Sale-a-Bration Catalogs Sneak Peak.
I'm so excited that Stampin' Up! is releasing 2011 Occasions Mini Catalog My Digital Studio downloads! Wow - that's a mouthful to say. There will be several to choose from and I chose to use the Sweet Stitches Designer Series Paper download for my tour projects this month. Let's get started...
First up is my Thanks Sew Much Card
That's "custom-made" Designer Series Paper you see in the background of my card - from My Digital Studio. The "paper" is a combination of two of the new Sweet Stiches digital patterns and I added NINE Melon Mambo brads to it. I would never do that IRL - but when you're crafting digitally, you can throw everything and the kitchen sink at it!!!
My card is actually a hybrid, as I added "real-life" stamping and embellishments afterwards. The sewing maching image is from a new stamp set called Sew Suite and is stamped in Melon Mambo on So Saffron.
The button brad is from our new Sweet Stitches Fabric Designer Brads pack (includes four of six designs) - SEW CUTE!!!
Speaking of Buttons and Brads...how freakin' cute are these Button Jars? I'm just giddy over them! Wouldn't they look cute sitting on your crafting table?
The "labels" on both of these jars were printed using my printer and My Digital Studio. They came from one of the patterns of the Sweet Stitches download, which has lots of "button" labels to choose from. However, to fit on my jars, I needed to size them a bit smaller. A great feature of digital crafting.
I finished them off with our new Pom Pom Trim at the top and viola - FREAKIN' ADORABLE!
Well, that wraps up this stop of the tour. I hope you enjoyed it. Now on to more sneak peaks from my wonderfully talented friend, Gretchen Barron.