Saturday, August 20, 2011

Supper and Roomie Gift

Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend. Today I am sharing another picture I took last weekend.

This dapper guy was just having his supper while I was sitting near the lake and I got a chance to snap several pictures of him. I loved this close up, so I had to share. He was only about 10 feet away, so I had a blast taking picture after picture of him. Thank goodness for digital cameras.

Now on to today's share. I made this for my VC Rocks! roomie, Karen. I cased it from another demo, not completely, I don't think, but pretty

much the same. I just loved the idea and the colors and it was right up my alley, style wise, so I went with it, I also knew Karen has alot of the same likes with Stampin' Up! stuff as I do, so I knew she would like it.

Colors used are Marina Mist, Crumb Cake and Soft Suede. I also used some Marina Mist and Crumb Cake Seam Binding and some Victoria Lace. The Four Frames, Elements of Style and French Script stamp sets were used, and the trimmed down note pad fits inside of one of Stampin' Up! stamp cases. Did you know you can buy a set of five in the catty? They make great altered gifts!

Okay, so check out the inside in the picture below, and you can see how I decorated the inside. I had to have the note pad trimmed down, to fit, but I just love how this turned out.
Don't you?

Thanks for dropping in again today. Enjoy your weekend, what's left of it, and come back soon.


Thursday, August 18, 2011

Gator and Pinwheel

Hi, and happy Thursday! Hope you have had a great week so far. Wanted to share a picture I took over the weekend. Isn't he just the cutest?
NOT!!! He was just lurking there, quietly. Gave me the creeps, I tell ya.

I do love to take pictures of wildlife, all types, scenery, flowers, etc. so I will continue to share from time to time. I hope you don't mind.

Now, I know pictures of gators are not the reason you stopped by today, so please look at the next picture to see today's share.

I have never made a pinwheel card before, GASP! But after taking a class through VC Rocks! this summer, I decided I had to make
one. Shari's instructions were so easy to follow, I made this pinwheel in probably one minute, and look how cute it turned out.

I used one of Stampin' Up!s paper print packs for the DSP, not sure which one, Brights, I suppose, since the colors are Pacific Point, Real Red and Daffodil Delight. LOL. makes perfect sense. Curly Cute is the stamp set used for the sentiment. A Rhinestone Brad and some Whisper White Card Stock finishes it off.

Thanks for stopping by today! See ya later, alligator!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

3D Fun

Hi, and Happy Tuesday!! I'm back, again, lol.

Today I have a real quick post for you. It is
a gift I made for my VC Rocks! roomie, Karen.

Made from an old CD.

The sentiment says: A best friend is someone
who brings out the best in you. and is from the
Full of Life stamp set.
I used the Blossom Petal Builder Punch for the
flower, adding a flower brad to the center, the
Tasteful Trim Die and my Big Shot for the rick
rack, Baja Breeze Seam Binding for the hanger,
the DSP is called Just Add Cake, and I finished
it off by adding some rhinestones for the bling

I thought is turned out pretty cute. I just love
this kind of recycling. Don't you?

Well, thanks for dropping in today. Have a
great one! Hugs,

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Final 2011 VC Rocks! Blog Hop! Punches Galore

Hi everyone, and welcome to the final BlogHop for the 2011 VC Rocks! season. This has been another fantastic VC Rocks! year and it will be sad to see it go away, but it will be back next spring for more fun and Stampin' Up! style celebration. Keep an eye here,
VC Rocks Blog Home for next years dates and when you can join us for the fun, friendship and games. This is also the beginning of our blog hop. If you want to start from the beginning, or get lost along the way, that is where you may find yourself, lol. Oh, and check out the fabulous art on our home blog, too.

Now, off we go. You should have arrived here from Elaine Wright's blog, I Reckon I'll Stamp, I know she had something fabulous to share with you. Rockers are awesome stampers!!!

Here is my project for today:

My friend Melissa needed a wedding gift and wanted
a small scrapbook album, so I said I would make it.
I made labels for her pictures with the Modern Label,
Word Window, and Oval Punches.

This is the tin opened. The label in the lid is a
Mahatma Ghandi quote "Where there is love,
There is life.

Colors used are Very Vanilla, Baja Breeze, and
Chocolate Chip. Front and back covers were
stamped with Versamark and embossed with
Clear Embossing Powder using the Elements of
Style Flourish. Pearls were added to centers of
flowers. The Monogram is from the Lovely
Letters Stamp Set.

I added a poem to the inside cover and stamped
each page with the flourish from Elements of Style.

Finished off by binding the book and adding some
Baja Breeze Seam Binding to the coils.

I hope you have enjoyed my project today. Thank you so much for hopping with us
this weekend.

Your next stop will be Kris Sobolik at Maddiebug Designs , She is sure to have something gorgeous to share with you today. Have a great day! See ya!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Open Sea

Good morning, everyone, and so sorry to have been away so long. Just can't seem to get myself
together these days. Some things have suffered and one of them is my blog. I will, however, try to get better. Just bear with me, if you will.

today's share is the birthday card I made for my wonderful husband. I used the Open Sea set from the Summer Mini catalog, and the colors are Not Quite Navy, Cherry Cobbler and Early Espresso. I think it turned out great.

I just love this type of card that stands up by itself, and they are so easy to make. I can't think of the name of it right off hand, though. Typical for me these days.

Thanks for coming by today. Hugs.