Hello and welcome to the Tour de Freaks! You are either a regular subscriber or have just arrived here from Wendy Weixler’s wonderful blog post…or should I say Wickedly Wonderful?! Didn’t she have some fabulous ideas?! That’s why I love this group so much…always inspired! I have not done a blog tour in so long! I had some extra time this month…I know, shut up! Who has extra time during the holidays?! Well, I was ahead of schedule with my shopping and my swaps and it just worked out! So, I’m touring this month!
There are so many wonderful things in the new Occasions Mini catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochures! It was so hard to decide what to get! One little stamp that stood out, though, was the STINKIN’ cute little lamb on pg. 24 kind of tucked in there with a bunch of other stamps. I fell in love immediately and had to have it! I figured you could do Easter, baby or spring.
My first card is my swap card for Control Freaks…so this is a sneak peek for all my freaky friends in the swap! If you don’t want to have things spoiled, DON’T LOOK! I had this idea that the lamb would look great stamped on Crumb Cake paper and then colored in with the chalk marker…I was right! I also wanted to add just a little shimmer/shine, so I added some of the Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush over the top of the lamb. I could not get that to photo, but you can see it in real life and it adds just a fun POP of shimmer to the lamb’s fleece. I kept things simple because I wanted the lamb to take center stage and not be outdone by busy DSP or other embellishments. Here’s my swap:
Stamp Set: Easter Lamb
Ink: Black StazOn, Memento Black, Markers: Chalk, Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride, Basic Gray, Wild Wasabi
Paper: Blushing Bride, Watermelon Wonder, Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Love Blossoms DSP
Accessories: Updated Essentials Paper Piercing Template, Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush, Dimensionals, Pearls, Banners Framelits, 2-1/2″ Circle punch
I needed a baby girl card next. So I just kept right on going with the Easter Lamb and chose some feminine DSP, some shimmer from Stella and a little lace to dress it up. I used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches #217 to create this fun little card!
Stamp Sets: Easter Lamb, A Dozen Thoughts
Ink: Black StazOn, Memento Black, Markers: Chalk, Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride, Basic Gray, Mint Macaron
Paper: Blushing Bride, Mint Macaron, Birthday Bouquet DSP, Basic Gray, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush, Mint Macaron 1″ Dotted Lace, Dimensionals
You want the lamb now, don’t you!? See, I told you…he is SO CUTE! I can’t wait to make more cards using this little fella! But, now it is time to head to the next blog and see what Heidi Baks has in store for you! I’m sure it’ll be good!