Saturday, June 11, 2011

June Blog Hop is here!!

Welcome to my little corner of the world ... here we go again - it's time for our June VC_Rocks Blog Hop - I am so glad you stopped by to visit for a bit.  You probably came here from Angela Walters' blog "Life With a Weiner Dog" at www.lifewithaweinerdog.com   Our "VC Rocks Home Page" is http://vcrocks.blogspot.com so anytime you get lost or if a blog doesn't come up, you can go there and find the complete listing of 32 blogs.  Be sure to check them all out.


I do need to apologize - last month I offered Blog Candy of one of the cards I posted - I forgot to tell everyone who won:  it is Carolyn Sharkas - I will get her card in the mail early next week .... promise.  We had some family emergencies along with company and being gone from home a lot this past month so that's my excuse/reason but I am so sorry to not have taken care of this before.


Our theme this month is the Big Shot Madness ..... I thought I would not be able to join in the fun this month since I have resisted buying the Big Shot (so far, but I think I will be getting it soon ... all these projects on the blogs are great!!)  I am hosting a swap for the Big Shot - I know that will push me over the edge!!Anyway, my dear friend Shari embossed some cardstock for me so I could be a part of this blog hop - isn't she sweet?!!!  Thank you so much, Shari!!


My projects this month are quite simple due to the fact I didn't have much to work with, but I made these two cards using those embossed sheets.  Hope you enjoy them!  As always, supplies are all from Stampin' Up!

For this card, I used Rich Razzleberry (another of my fave colors!) and Whisper White cardstock.  The front piece was embossed with the Square Lattice Embossing Folder - this will certainly be on my first order when I get the Big Shot!  I used Upsy Daisy Stamp Set and stamped it in Versamark, then embossed with white Embossing Powder.  Then I stamped the same stamp, inked it up with Rich Razzleberry, stamped on Whisper White Cardstock, embossed with Clear Embossing Powder for some shine and cut out the top part, positioning that piece on top of the white embossed image with just a but of the white showing for a shadow effect.  I then used a sponge and Rich Razzleberry Ink Pad to color 2 Paper Daisies (oops, guess this shape is retired) and attached a flat back Pearl in the center. 


 This card uses the same colors but after stamping Upsy Daisy flowers in Rich Razzleberry on Whisper White cardstock and again embossing with Clear Embossing Powder, I used the Scallop Trim Border Punch on the bottom in both Rich Razzleberry and Whisper White.  I reached into my box of retired SU! Ribbons for the Polka Dot Rich Razzleberry Grosgrain.  I do love some of the retired (and soon to be retired) ribbons Stampin' Up! has had in the past.  I punched out 3 flowers from the Itty Bitty Punch Pack, added brads that were silver, I added several layers of versamark, Rich Razzleberry ink and Clear Embossing Powder to get some color on them (I don't have any Rich Razzleberry Brads left after making some swap cards).  I stamped the Hello from Tiny Tags Stamp Set and added a brad to it too. 



Again, I hope you have enjoyed your short stop at my Blog - it tends to be lonely as life gets hectic sometimes, so I am so glad to have these Blog Hops during the Summer, but I will try to be more regular about posting in the future.


Your next stop is Carolyn Sharkas' blog "Inking The Night Away" at www.inkingthenightaway.blogspot.com  - remember that you can always go to our "Home Page" at http://vcrocks.blogspot.com   to get the complete listing of blogs participating this month.


Hope to see you soon ... Hug your family .... God Bless, Stamper Shirley

15 comments:

Robin Messenheimer / Robin's Craft Room said...

I really liked how you showed two different layouts with the same materials. Great workshop idea!

Carey said...

Sassy- these are fun. I think I need to do some things like this.


Carey Rogers
aka Roscoe's mommy

Mary said...

These are just beautiful.

Brenda Hugar said...

I loved your cards. Your cut out of the flowers on the first card is awesome! Great ideas for a workshop!

Stace said...

Very pretty! TFS

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

mmmmmmm, that Rich Razzleberry is just yummy! And I love the way you layered to scallop border--so pretty, Shirley!

inkedx2 said...

Love the way you did 2 different cards with the same stamp. Thanks for the ideas.

Robbie

Barbara Furlong said...

I am so glad you was able to hop with us...and yes you will love your big shot...I love it...

Karen said...

Pretty cards. The second one is my favorite because it looks feminine and delicate.

Cynthia Ferenz said...

Love Rich Razzleberry!Very pretty cards. TFS!

Cindy Ferenz
Proud Parent of 2 Soldiers

rubberredneck said...

Very fun cards! Great idea idea showing the two different ones using the same products.

Jackie L Watson said...

Wow, love your card and of course the pearls.

Lorita said...

Love the embossing folder and cut out of the flowers. TFS

Joan said...

Nice cards; not too overdone which I love!

Kym said...

Great cards Shirley! I really liked the flower cut out on the first one.