Jul 26 2013

July 2013 Tour de Freaks!


Welcome to the Tour de Freaks!!!  Do you like our new look?  Wendy designed some new graphics for the Control Freaks Tour!  We're just back from Convention and many of the Freaks were there and got together to swap!  I love getting the swaps back from my "freaky" friends…such great ideas with lots of ways to use our stamps, each of us have a unique style!   Since it is a smaller group (18 of us) at Convention, we swap 2 different cards for each person.  So, the Tour theme is our Convention Swaps (or we could use our Fall Swaps if they weren't at Convention).  You've probably just come from Wendy Weixler's blog…weren't her cards beautiful?  Make sure to continue around to all the Tour stops for some great ideas!


Here are my cards for this year's convention swap.  I've done punch art type cards the past several years for my Freaks swap.  A couple years ago was the Pizza card, last year was the Tuxedo card…this year I had a camera in mind…so here is what I came up with!  I was thinking of my daughter-in-law who LOVES Melon Mambo pink when I did this one!  My August Cards class will be doing this card in a couple weeks…they were excited to see it!



My second card uses By the Tide in a fun way…kind of a play on words!  An apology card for being in hot water, maybe???  lol!  I even used little pearls for the eyes!  I cracked myself up with this one!



OK…I also wanted to show my roommate gift to Annette…she is a former Freak who is rejoining soon, I hope!  The minute I saw these snowflakes in the Holiday catalog, I knew I wanted to make jewelry with them.  I also made a set for myself!  lol!




It is hard to appreciate how sparkly the Frosted Finishes Embellishments really are in person and they are substantial enough for jewelry!  I completely made the slider box to hold them, too.  I used the Festive Flurry stamps and framelits to decorate it, along with a strip of Winter Frost Designer Paper.  I think I'll be doing this project in an upcoming class for holiday gift giving!


OK…enough of mine…continue on the Tour to Patty Bennett's blog


14 People have left comments on this post

Jul 26, 2013 - 09:07:30
Justin said:

I love all of your projects! The lobster card makes me laugh every time I look at it! Your jewelry and box are a-mazing! Thanks for sharing! đŸ™‚

Jul 26, 2013 - 11:07:02
Jen Timko said:

I love, love these swaps Connie!  Can't even wait to show all my stampers!!!  And that present….oh, wow!!  Fabulous!!

Jul 27, 2013 - 07:07:52
Lucy said:

I LOVE taking pictures…that camera one is great. I about fell off my chair at the snowflake jewels……I thought the snowflakes were the WOW of the holiday catalog!  Talk to you later!

Jul 27, 2013 - 08:07:14
Sandy M said:

Connie your cards are so awesome, especially that lobster in the pot, LOL! But the jewelry is beyond wow, I have to order some of those snowflakes and make my own now!

Jul 27, 2013 - 12:07:20
Barbara Stitt said:

Oh Connie-I just love this lobster.  I have been in Connecticut for the 
Past two weeks enjoying all kinds of seafood and lobster.  PPerfect card to send home to the kids!  Thanks for sharing!

Jul 27, 2013 - 01:07:23
Cathi said:

I LOVE your projects!  I have just gotten interested in punch art type of cards and would love to get the instructions for your cards!  And also that adorable box! Your jewelry is beautiful and I'm sure your roomie was very excited to receive it.

Jul 27, 2013 - 08:07:31

The camera and lobster pot are over the top creative! Love them!

Jul 28, 2013 - 08:07:47
Leslie Tylus said:

Have to say–the lobster is right on!!! — I'm So Sorry?–you really did those sets justice by pairing them together.   It's LOL funny and does the trick to anyone who needs a lift!!!  I'm sure to case this one!

Jul 28, 2013 - 02:07:37

OMG I love the ear rings and necklace set!!

Jul 28, 2013 - 05:07:50
kel said:

that lobster card is amazing.  how did you cut it out so well?  and how did u make that pot??

Jul 29, 2013 - 01:07:24
Lisa Martz said:

OMGosh, Connie!  Great projects!  Love the camera, love the poor little lobster and the jewelry for Annette is fantastic!  I'm off to Micheal's to find some jump rings and jewelry finds to make my own!  What did you use to make the lobster pot?

Jul 29, 2013 - 11:07:54
Carol Carriveau said:

LOVE that camera card…and hope you will share your tutorial after your up coming class!   WOW, what a lucky roommate gift…she had to love it…who would not??!!!   Glad you made a set for yourself!

Jul 29, 2013 - 11:07:04
Carol Carriveau said:

Yikes, I scrolled tooo fast and totally missed your Lobster pot….what a fabulous idea….really great card!!!!!   Can feel some CASEing in my future….TFS!

Aug 30, 2013 - 09:08:56
Kozzette Bennett said:

I would love to see a tutorial for the camera. My BFF is a photographer and would just love this. I am a firstbtime visitor to you site and I have to say you have beautiful cards!