Friday, July 16, 2010

VC BLOG HOP #3 !!!!!

The July VC_Rocks BLOG HOP is here - I am stop #16 .. and I am excited to be a part of the fun this month.  If you started at the beginning of the blog hop, you came here from Alexandria Snider's Ready Craft Create blog at - if you are just joining the blog hop, you can start at the beginning:

My card for today is an easy one - really.  I have been asked to make and post some easier-to-make cards so here goes.  The colors I used are Wild Wasabi and Whisper White - I am happy to see Wild Wasabi back in our catalog, but this time, instead of being an in-color (in 2007-08), it is a "regular" color now.  I used these stamp sets: Pocket Silhouettes and Sincere Salutations for the saying, both stamped with Versamark and embossed with white embossing powder.  Other accessories I used included: Scallop Circle Punch and a circle punch, a clear button backed by a 1" circle punched out of Whisper White .... and I used white embroidery floss for an accent.  Hope you enjoy it - I received one similar from a friend and I liked it so much that I CASE'd it ... now if you decide to CASE this one yourself, I'd really like to see it.  I have had this stamp set since it first came out, and don't think I have ever used it before ... now I have another sample card for you - today was a fun stampin' day!
This card uses the same stamp sets and the Wild Wasabi and Whisper White with Chocolate Chip for contrast.  I double stamped (ink your stamp, stamp once, then stamp again without reinking) - Oval punches and our Pinking Hearts Border Punch and Chocolate Chip 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon.   Which one do you like best?

Your next blog stop is Diana Clark at ... enjoy her creations and the rest of the blog hop!  See you next time you visit me here - and hey, next month's blog hop is already scheduled .. so stay tuned.

Have fun, take care, get creative and God Bless

new cards!!

The name of this Stampin' Up! stamp set is Peace Within ... as many of us know, the only way to have peace is to have Jesus in your heart and your life, but this set is really cute.  My daughter saw it and really likes it, so  I am making a few cards for her.  She loves cats - has 2 in the house and a bunch outside.  If you would like to know all the supplies I used, just let me know.
The stamp set is in our new current catalog but sorry to say, the designer papers are retired.  I have a BIG box of the designer papers that I am hoarding ... yes, I admit it, I AM a hoarder .... I love them, buy them, hesitate to use them because they are not replaceable ... and so my stash builds and builds.  I did have a couple of boxes of non-SU papers, but I have given most of them away now - I just love the quality of the papers we sell, plus the colors go with my ink pads and cardstock!  So look for more cards to come - I will try so very hard to use some of my faves.

Tomorrow is our big VC Rocks Blog Hop ... stop by to see what I and some of my friends have made to share with you -- some of the blogs will have blog candy, but you won't know which ones until you stop there!  You can come back here and I will have the starting blog or you can go from here and go full circle.  Now this is fun! 

Until then, take care and get creative!  
God Bless you and yours .....