Saturday, August 23, 2014

Putting on the Color!!

Here it is, our final Blog Hop for VC Rocks for 2014 ... it is so hard to believe we have less than 2 weeks left - this summer has flown by.

Our theme this month is Color, Color, Color ... we are to use color in any way we want.  So I pulled out my drawer of pieces of the Bright collection and went to town!  The stamp set is Starburst Sayings and I used the Starburst Framelits and a couple round punches. For the big circle, I first inked the stamp with Versamark then Tempting Turquoise ink so I could emboss it with clear embossing powder.  I cut a bunch of strips of 5 different colors, adhered them to the white c/s then added a couple banners cut with the Banner Framelits.    It was fun and outside my comfort zone, but sometimes we need to do that, don't we!

Well, I am in Pennsylvania this weekend for the wedding reception for my grandson and his new bride and catching up on more hugs and kisses from all the PA grandchildren.  Talk about fun!  

Have a great weekend ... God Bless, Shirley 

Saturday, August 16, 2014

VC Challenge #2

And the fun continues ... 

here's my card for Challenge #2 - make a 1 layer card.  I did add ribbon, hope it's accepted by the people in charge ... 


I have not finished my scrap page so will add it later.  Way too many interruptions today to keep my mind on stamping and scrapping, so am glad we have until Monday to finish.  Thinking tomorrow during the race might be a good time to play ... 

Hugs, Shirley

VC Challenge #1 - August 2014

Not sure how many of the challenges I will get done today (we have 6 today, with 1 card and 1 scrapbook page for each, making 12 projects total.  I have been soooo lazy about scrapping for way too long, so I will do my best to get them all done by our deadline of Monday, if not today.

Here is my first card - the challenge was to CASE (copy and share everything) from the catalog or mini.  I chose to make the card on page 56 using Blooming with Kindness stamp set.  It is a 1 layer card, which I almost never ever do.  So, to keep up with me being me, I trimmed the white and added a layer of Crisp Cantalope to the back for a card - what can I say, I like to add color!!

Here's my first scrapbook page for the day of challenges ... it is my first great-grandson Zaiden, who was born on May 2, 2014.  I continued my goal of using as much of my retired DSP as I can before moving (somewhere, God has not confirmed where - or exactly when - that will be, but I rest in His Word that He will take care of me.)

If you are not a 'collector' of things stamping and scrapping, you just cannot imagine what a challenge it is for me to use these papers that cannot be replaced.  The embellishments, etc. don't bother me much, but the papers do.  But I am down to one box now, instead of 2, so that is a good thing!  Onward I go .... 

Have a great day, and may God bless you and your family with lots and lots of love, peace and good health.  Hugs, Shirley