Saturday, June 11, 2011

VC Rocks! Blog Hop Creating with the Big Shot

Welcome to this months VC Rocks! blog hop! Our theme this month is Creating with the Big Shot. So glad you could join us!

VC Rocks! is in full swing this summer with our own version of Stampin' Up! convention. we have swaps, classes, challenges, even a virtual hotel with real roomies, and loads of laughter, friendship and fun. Membership is closed for this summer, but keep an eye out next spring

to join us and have a summer to remember.

In the meantime, check out our blog, VC Rocks!. You can also go there if at any point on our hop

you get lost, for a full list of stops on this months hop. You can also start there and then go on to

the other 33 blogs, with some of the most talented papercrafters in the business.

Ok so if you are just arriving here on your hop, you should have come from Sassy Shirley's blog HERE she always has beautiful projects to show you, actually the last two posts on my blog were made by Shirley, she is awesome.

On to my project. Sorry the pictures are up on top, having some difficulty getting this right today. This little gift box was cut with the Bitty Box and Envelope Die and the trusty

Big Shot. I used Perfect Plum, Old Olive and Very Vanilla. Some retired Old Olive Striped Grosgrain for the leaves. The flower was made using the scallop circle punch.

The Bookmark gift inside the box uses some fabric I got from a fabric store, which I cut with the Scallop Circle #2 Die, then melted it with my heat gun and added an Antique Brad and the 5/8" grosgrain in Old Olive for the stem and leaves. I thought this made a great little gift, and so did the recipients. I also made a version of this with my stamp club and everyone just loved it. If you know of any readers in your life, this is a great "just because I care" gift.

Now it is time to move on. Your next stop will be Diane Clark-Sutton here. She is sure to have something fun to show you as well. Thanks for hopping with us this weekend. Hugs,

Friday, June 10, 2011

Blog Candy Won Second Installment

Today I want to show you the second bit of blog candy I received from Sassy Shirley. Isn't this gorgeous? I believe that technique is one of the prettiest I have ever seen. Even though you can see some of it, you just cannot imagine how glittery this is.

The lovely note I received with these two cards from Sassy Shirley said, "Thanks for visiting my blog for the Blog Hop- and adding a comment. Guess What? You're a winner (in more ways than one, my friend) Hugs.

Isn't that enough to make your day, week, even month? I know it made mine.

Have a beautiful day. See you soon.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

VC Rocks! Blog Candy Won

I know I talk about VC Rocks! alot, but let me just say that these ladies are the nicest people you will ever meet. I have met so many new friend who are now old friends, lol, and the new ones keep coming to join us every year. It is a great way to spend the summer months, stamping, sharing ideas, classes, swaps, challenges, among other activities, and our virtual Grand Hotel is a dream, with great fun to be had at all corners. Anyway, although you have missed the date to sign up this year, I will be sharing some of the fun with you.

I won some blog candy in last months VC Rocks! Blog Hop from Sassy Shirley Here and here is one of the cards I received. It is just beautiful and the background is gorgeous.

Shirley, thank you so much for the beautiful cards. They really made my day.

Have a great day. Come back soon for the other bit of blog candy. Hugs,

Monday, June 6, 2011

Happiness Shared

Sometimes a stamp set is so beautiful that it really doesn't need much embellishing. This set, Happiness Shared, from Stampin' Up! is one of those sets. The layout of the card is a very simple layered look. I used Wild Wasabi, Daffodil Delight, and Very Vanilla on this card. I also used a square brad and some Vanilla Ribbon.

Texture on the Daffodil layer was provided by my Big Shot and the Antique Wallpaper Embossing Folder.

The inside reads: Happiness held is the seed; happiness shared is the flower.

I just love Magnolias and have a big tree in my yard that has the most beautiful blossoms on it.

Thanks for coming by today. See you again soon.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Time to Say Goodbye

Well, it's that time of the year again. Time to say goodbye to lots of our wonderful stamps, paper and accessories from the 2010-2011 Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog.

Just click the link on the left to be taken to my online store, or contact me to order anything you MUST have before it is gone for good.

Remember, accessories are on while supplies last, and they usually go pretty quick.

Will be back soon with some projects to share, but for now I am sitting here mourning the loss of some of my favorite sets and accessories.

Have a great Thursday, and thanks for stopping by.