May 19, 2010

Tour de Freaks ~ May 2010


It's time for another Tour de Freaks.  The tour doesn't officially start till May 20th, so if you're here to view my post, make sure you check back so you can view the tour in all its glory.

If you've already started the tour, then you've probably come from viewing  Dawn Olchefske blog and her fabulous creations.

This month, I've created some very patriotic projects.  Here's something that can be used as a table decoration, or better yet, to brighten up those gray office cubicles.  All text that you see is from the "Red, White & Blue" jumbo wheel.  SO much versatility if you just ink up the text you want and wheel it out.  It's like 15 extra stamp sets for free!




The basket uses the new Lattice embossing folder.  Having this container textured REALLY made a difference. 

Are you curious about the basket?  It's the egg template basket from Stampin' Up!  I'll post the pattern on the 21st for those interested.


The next project uses the new jumbo wheel in the traditional way, simply wheeled and mounted.



The stars are from the Seeing Stars stamp set.  What would fit more than this patriotic wheel?


Below I tied a little mini vintage tag, also from the Summer mini and embellished it with cardstock layers.


I hope you've enjoyed my projects.  Now, hop on over to Janine Tinklenberg's blog by selecting the button below to view her VERY creative projects!


18 comments:

Beedubya said...

Wonderfully patriotic projects! I love all your details. Bravo!

Hugs,
Brandi

Torie said...

I love the patriotic theme throughout your projects. Great work!

Teri said...

Very cool projects! Love the basket.

Connie Babbert said...

Very cute patriotic projects, Melanie! Perfect for holiday picnics!

Wendybell said...

Holy smokes, Melanie!! I LOVE anything patriotic and you just hit a stinkin' HOMERUN with EVERYthing you have created here!! Fabulous combination of ... well ... EVERYTHING!! Soooo wonderfully put together!! FABULOUS!! :)

Pam said...

I just love your patriotic projects! Thanks for sharing!

Denise said...

Love all the details on your patriotic projects. Thank you for sharing the idea about the wheel! Awesome!

Kimberly S. said...

Wow! So much versatility in one wheel!! Awesome project!

Brenda Hugar said...

Great projects. Love the patriotic ones, so bright and cheerful and honors those who serve to keep our country free and safe.

Martha Lucia Gomez said...

Great job!!! You work wonderful with the wheel. Thank you for sharing it with us.
Martha Lucia Gomez - http://stampartpapel.blogspot.com

Lisa said...

Great patriotic projects! I'm not a wheel person, but you've done great things with it!

Carol said...

I love your projects and can't wait to get the template tomorrow for the basket...we go to an annual July 4th bbq and this will be a perfect hostess gift...thank you for sharing your creativity!

mamia (me and mine in Alabama) said...

Awesome projects! I ordered this stamp set today, can't wait to get it.

Mary Davidson said...

I love patriotic projects and yours are fabulous! I'm hard pressed to choose a favorite. I love them all!

LeeAnn Greff said...

Wow - I just love this basket! The texture along with the shape of it is so very unique.
As always, you have inspired me!

Margaret Raburn said...

What wonderfully creative projects! Will make a great centerpiece for a summertime party or as a decorative accent. Very clever!

jackielwatson said...

Gorgeous, awesome and very patriotic. Thanks for sharing

Lisa Young, Add Ink and Stamp said...

Wonderful projects as usual Melanie! I love all of your details and the basket is so creative!