July 19, 2009

Tour de Freaks ~ July

It's time for another Tour de Freaks blog hop! There were a few minor glitches last month but we've ironed them out and things should be smooth sailing this time around. We're setting up the night before to make sure everything is running properly. So if you're viewing now please remember the tour official starts on the 20th at 10am MNT time.

Before I list my monthly creations, make sure you check out the blog before mine: IgotStamps. by Jenn Dericks.

This months tour showcases new stamp sets and products from the 2009 - 2010 Stampin' Up! catalog.

The first card uses the Level 3 hostess set Lovely Flowers and the new Razzleberry Lemonade designer paper. The flowers were stamped and cut out and attached an artichoke scallop from the Birds and Blooms die. It was then layered onto a mustard scallop. The swirls and 'happy' are from the rub-ons included in the Level 3 hostess set.



Project number two is a recycled tea tin. Wrapped in the Lovely Flowers floral designer paper, securely attached with sticky strip. The Beautiful Butterfly Bigz came in handy here to embellish. The base of the tin is wrapped in a curry strip using the eyelet border for a bit more fun.



Lastly, this "Wanted" card was created with the new Mover and Shapers movable pieces. Banana cardstock, with curry in and a pretty mambo melon polka dot ribbon pull it all together.





I hope you've enjoyed this months creations. Next stop is Patty Bennett. You can get to her blog by selecting the link below. Thanks for stopping by, and don't forget to mark your calendars for our next hop on August 20th.


16 comments:

Lisa said...

Great projects, Melanie! TFS!

StampinCathy said...

Your projects rock! I just love these colors together and love your creative style.

Jenn D said...

All of your projects are fantastic! I'm so glad your blog is running smoothly again. I think I love the wanted card the most because it's so updated with the new In Colors and die. I love ideas for using stamps in my stash that haven't seen ink in a while. Those butterflies are also fabulous!

Anonymous said...

Found your blog on this tour..........WOW! Of course, you use a color palette on these projects that I absolutely love....but they are wonderful ANYWAY! Thanks for sharing with all of us. And now I have a new blog to look at! Maggi

Shona said...

Very nice! Love that floral DSP!

Diane said...

Very pretty projects, I'm enjoying the tour! TFS
Diane

Patty Bennett said...

FABULOUS projects... I LOVE that hostess set DSP... beautiful! Patty

lorijane said...

BoHo meets Razzle "Dazzle" Berry. The colors and theme are fab! love, lorijane

Helen said...

I really need to put my butterfly die to better use! I hadn't thought of using the ribbon for the thorax. Way cool!

Carolyn said...

great projects thanks so much for
sharing

Alicia W. said...

I'm new to your blog but I'll be back. Great projects especially the recycled tin. TFS

Kate Cecil said...

Thanks for sharing your time and talents with us on the tour. I enjoyed seeing what you have created and will visit often.

Connie said...

Very cute! I love the ribbon around the butterfly's body! Will need remember that!

Dawn O (dostamping) said...

Great projects Melanie. I love the butterfly tin with the hostess DSP!

Denise said...

Nice projects, Melanie! I am really enjoying making altered items myself. So, thank you for sharing the tea tin you made - it's beautiful!
Denise Kasanda - Darien, IL

Erika Clark said...

I love all your projects, especially the cute "Wanted" card, it's so girly-western! Great work!!!