Saturday, August 21, 2010

VC Blog Hop #4 is HERE!!

Good morning (or whenever it is where you are right now ...) Yippee, it's time for the next VC Blog Hop again - this was supposed to be our last because our VC group only meets for the Spring and Summer, but we are hoping we can make this a monthly project -- it will be great for those of us in VC to keep in touch, and great for all our followers to see what we are creating just for our blog.  In case you don't know or have forgotten, VC is a group of stampers who love Stampin' Up! - and all things stampin' and scrappin' -- the name of our group is really VC_Rocks -- and we will be letting in new members in May - let me or one other gals know you are interested, but be warned -- we talk a LOT -- and have sooo much fun getting together online and sometimes in person!  Some of these gals are becoming my very good friends!! 

You probably came here from Kym's blog - - if not, you can start at the beginning of our blog hop at -- the next blog on our list is Tessa's - you will want to see what Tessa has created at - - you won't want to miss any of these awesome blogs this weekend!  There are 32 blogs plus our home page with 4 bloggers post there!!  Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!!!!!

Today's project came about because I needed a quick little gift - being short of time (and money and sense sometimes too), this was fast and easy for me.  I have had the box pattern for several years - not sure where I got it, but I like it.  I am posting 2 of the holders so you can see a couple different ideas ... the Lovely Lilac set (a retired color now) I did a few years ago and the Melon Mambo was this week's .... sorry to say that all the stamp sets and designer papers I used are now retired but you can use whatever you have on hand if you want - or again, contact me to order or for a new SU! Idea Book/Catalog ..... but the punches I used are still available!!

Here is my pattern ... hope it makes sense ... I thought I found it on SCS but when I went to find it again, I couldn't locate it -- so this is the best I can do.

I hope you enjoy my blog today - and always.  Leave me some feedback and I will draw a name to receive a little something from me.  Once again, your next stop will be Tessa at 

Hugs and prayers for a wonderful day - God Bless you, Sassy Shirley 

Friday, August 20, 2010

It's Friday!!!

Wow, it's Friday again - and looking forward to the weekend - we have a trip to Traverse City and then a funeral back here in Owosso - some fun, some not so fun, but that's how it goes, huh.  

Last night I needed to make a birthday card for a friend, and after looking thru my folders full of ideas (from some very creative and artistic stampers), this is what I came up with.  It is CASE'd from someone - sorry I don't remember who, but if you know, please let me know so I can give the creator credit.  I copied it to a folder and somehow neglected to copy her name. 

I love this card - I love butterflies ... the supplies I used (all Stampin' Up!, of course) are Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron and Whisper White cardstock, Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive and Basic Black ink, Butterfly and Eyelet Border Punches (whoo hoo - all in our current catalog!!) along with these stamp sets:  Upsy Daisy and Curvy Verses (both currently available) and Punch Posies which is now retired.  Sometimes it is soooo difficult to give up our favorite stamp sets - and colors - and embellishments, etc.  But with so many new and exciting things in the new catty, I know it won't be long before I have new faves, as you will too. 

Hope you like this card - I do like to punch out or cut out a stamped image and add it to my cards with Dimensionals - for that "popped up" effect.  I have made it in several color combos so play around and let me know what you like the best.

Hugs and prayers and may God Bless you and your family, Sassy Shirley

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Surprise, surprise, surprise ... 2 days in a row!!!  Whatcha think about that???!!!

Today's card is a Christmas card - using the Delightful Decorations Stamp Set, Ornament Punch, Sparkle and Shine Jumbo Wheel on Rich Razzleberry cardstock and ink.  The Rich Razzleberry c/s is cut 11" x 4 1/4"  and scored and folded at 2 3/4" and 8 1/4" ... so they meet in the center.  I cut squares of c/s at 2 3/4", 2 5/8" and 2 1/2" and after sponging color on the edges of the Very Vanilla squares, I mounted them on top of each other, add the punched out stamped image with Stampin' Dimensionals so it is just a little bit raised.

I absolutely love all our Stampin' Up! punches fact, I just started a new drawer for the newest punches!  They are so useful not only for card making, but great for adding embellishments to your scrapbook pages too -- and save some money too.  So many figures can be made with our punches - and they are such fun to create!  If you don't have our latest Stampin' Up! Idea Book/Catalog, let me know ... they cost $9.95 but I sell them to my customers and friends for $5 ... with a coupon for $5 off your first order with me of $25 or more.  Guess that makes it free, huh!  Just let me know you are interested in a catalog, placing an order or joining me with your own SU! business ... most of us are just hobby demonstrators.

So, here's today's card ... two views so you can see how it is folded.

So, do you think you will try this method of cutting and folding a card?  Be sure to let me know how you like it when you do.

Once again, I would like to remind you to stop back on Saturday for the VC Blog Hop ... see you then!
Hugs, Sassy Shirley ... now go and be creative!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Well, I haven't been very good about keeping this going ... but here are 3 new cards ... all made alike but the construction of them is different - colors, etc.  Hope you like them.  

This coming weekend is the next VC Blog Hop - be sure to stop back on Saturday ... you will be sure to get some awesome ideas for your own card making and other paper crafts.

Anyway, here are today's cards ... hope you like them.  I hope the pix show all the shine - easy to do but kinda messy ... I stamped the leaves on Whisper White, then stamped the flowers on colored cardstock from the now retired set Embrace Life (still not happy about that!!!) - I cut out the flowers, adhered them on the card and covered with Versamark again and more Irridescent Ice.  Along with Whisper White, the colors I used are Perfect Plum and Pale Plum .... Turquoise ..... and Apricot Appeal.  Some colors are now retired, but I have a lot left, and wanted to use some of them up ... ok, ok, I have been challenged by my friends on VC to use up my retired colors of cardstock (and DSP)!!

What do you think? Would you like to receive a card like this?  I will draw a name from all the responses - be sure to let me know which color you would like. 

I really hope you will check back in regularly and leave me a message in one way or the other -- that way, I will be encouraged to keep this blog up to date.    

Have a great day - I already have tomorrow's post ready - hope I don't forget to send it!!!  
Hugs, Sassy Shirley