WELCOME to the JUNE 2010 Control Freaks Blog Tour !!!

You have probably joined me after visiting Jen's Blog, and you can click on the "next blog" link at the bottom of the post to continue on the tour  🙂

This month we are featuring "a sneak peek" of products from the NEW Stampin' Up! catalog, to be released on July 1.  Please enjoy the samples and the tour !! 

My first sample is a vintage style card made using the wonderful new Designer Paper called NEWSPRINT as a focal point on the tag.  I stamped it with the new set called Artistic Etchings, which I think is going to be my new fave set!  The new color I used is Cherry Cobbler…. OH MY GOSH>> YUMMMMY COLOR! 🙂  I also used the "love" quote from a new hostess set.

Artistic etchings tag card

I made my own "background" on the card above, to look like an page from an old book, using My Digital Studio… stay tuned next week for details on how to do that.

NEXT up…

My poor old handstamped checkbook cover was soooooooooo old I decided I needed an UPGRADE!


Checkbook cover

I used some new Greenhouse Gala DSP and the new stamp set "Friends Never Fade" plus some die cut and punched out flowers for my checkbook cover.  I added a strip of new Early Espresso 1/8" Taffeta ribbon for an accent.

Greenhouse gala chbk close up

For Flower Accent:

  • Birds & Blooms die with Presto Patterns Paper, sponged with Tangerine Tango ink
  • Boho Blossoms punch with Baja Breeze and Certainly Celery cardstock, sponged with Marina Mist and Wild Wasabi ink on edges.
  • 1/8" Chocolate Chip brad for center

I think it turned out really pretty!

This was my old one – I have had it sooooooooooo long! … anyone recognize this set ? 🙂  NO> It's NOT a Sneak Peek…

Old checkbook cover 

Sure brings back memories, doesn't it!!???   I think it was called Sketch It.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend and ENJOY THE BLOG TOUR!

Tourclickhere Please Visit Gretchen Barron's blog by clicking on the link to the left! 🙂


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