Saturday, July 9, 2011

Hey, Today is ABC day

Today is our VC Blog Hop and I am stop #13 .... lucky thirteen out of a total of 35 stops plus one post on our home page, so be sure to visit there on your hop!!  Our theme this month is ABC - Anything But a Card, so the field is wide open and I know the gals have some terrific samples to show you! And I think everyone keeps their Blog Hop up for Saturday and Sunday, so you don't have to do it all in one day - and after Sunday, you can always find today's date for their hop post!

Now, you may have arrived here at my blog from the multi-talented Sharon Field's blog at http://createdbyu.blogspot.com - or maybe you are one of my friends who likes to check in to see if I have posted anything lately - and if I haven't, you hassle me a bit!  All in good fun, of course, because I am always slacking off on my posting here.  At any time during your hopping from blog to blog, you can go to our VC Rocks home page at http://vcrocks.blogspot.com/  and get a complete listing of all the bloggers this month. 

Just a personal note:  if you haven't seen Friday's post from me, check it out - I really would love to hear what you think of this technique. 

 The first thing I will post today are candles - I had a few of these candles left after an event I decorated for, and have been wondering what to do with them.  I remembered doing this several years ago so thought I would try it again.  PLEASE DO NOT BURN THESE CANDLES if you decide to do this yourself.
First you stamp on tissue paper, tearing it around the image works better than straight cutting lines, place on candle and holding in place, apply heat with your Heating Tool just enough to melt the wax to hold the tissue paper in all areas, but not so much that the wax runs down the candle ... tricky sometimes.  I used my Stampin' Up! Upsy Daisy stamp set and markers.  The only difficult one was the dark candle - I tried 3 times before I finally got it right, or as right as it is going to be.  I lightly inked it in pink, stamped on the tissue paper then filled in the flower images with White Gel Pen.  Looks like I wanted it to, but the white never has dried and I made these weeks ago.  lol   Oh well, it looks good on the shelf along with the other two!

Supply List:  Upsy Daisy stamp set; markers: Always Artichoke, Rich Razzleberry, Rose Red; Signo Gel Pen; tissue paper, Heat Tool




The next project is a new one to me that I made with a group, but I thought it is so cute so I am sharing with you.  It is a really different small Scrapbook idea and should really be embellished inside with flat objects and not bumpy ones - you'll see why in a later pix.  This is a great way to use up some retired cardstock and designer papers!   









Opened up this way, it looks quite 'normal' ... but wait until the next pix .....






Now you see the difference, huh!  I used a 12x12 sheet of cardstock, scored at 3 inches on all sides.  Then on one side only, cut thru 3 squares, leaving the 4th square attached.  The next block of squares, turn it around and cut thru the 3 blocks, leaving the end one attached, and then flip it around again and cut thru 3 blocks of squares.  Hope that makes sense, but I am attaching a pix of the pattern.  Before you attach the cardstock on the back, add a length of ribbon to the last folded square - I used a piece about 18-20 inches long - so you can tie it up.  When unfolded, you have 16 squares on each side! Then after you add pix, writings or whatever, it all folds back together, tie it up and give it or keep it for yourself.  If you have a lot of grandchildren like I do, it is great in your purse with all the pictures of those precious little (and big) ones!!





As always, cut on the solid lines, score on the dotted ...... let me know if this is not clear as mud!
 Supply List:  papers and colors of your choice, I used Confetti White, Rose Red, retired Apricot Appeal and Soft Sky; misc retired designer papers; White and Apricot Grosgrain ribbons; misc stamp sets for words, Paper Cutter for measuring, scoring and cutting


Tune in Monday for another Anything But a Card idea from me, but for now ... I have noticed that Angela's blog is not updated as of now, so your next stop is Veronica Miller's blog at http://bluegrassstamperstudio.blogspot.com   And remember, if you get lost on our blog hop, just go back to our VC home page  (http://vcrocks.blogspot.com/) and find your next stop!  Sometimes we have our post ready and set it to automatically post at a certain time and day and guess what, it doesn't happen!  So that is why you may find a blog not ready for this hop on that day.

 Take care, check back and keep me on my toes about posting here much more regularly (hey, it's not like I don't stamp something most days and have boxes and boxes of samples I could post!!!) and have loads of fun on the rest of your hopping fun!!  God Bless, Shirley

20 comments:

Nichole said...

Wow Shirley!! I haven't seen one of those little books before - I can't wait to try one now!! Thanks for sharing!

Elizabeth said...

Love both your projects!

Sharon Field / Created By You said...

Love stamping on candles Shirley! Both your projects are too cute!

Shari said...

Ooo cool! Another booklet idea to copy!

kreationzbyzabrina said...

Love your projects!! I am going to have to try and make one of them books now. LOL

Loni said...

Great projects Sassy Shirley! Hugs, Loni

Carolyn Sharkas said...

Love these little books, it's been a long time since I made one. thanks for reminding me of them. The candles are gorgeous, too.

Carey said...

This great and you left instructions. Thanks Sassy!!


Carey Rogers
aka Roscoe's mommy

Barbara Furlong said...

Hey I like this little book....I did one earlier but it was just a like 4 pages instead.....will have to do one of these...thanks

MJ said...

Love that fun little book and your candles are really pretty too!

Jackie L Watson said...

Shirley, I have seen these little books but never found a tutorial. so thank you for sharing and doing a great job on your tutorial.

Brenda Hugar said...

Beautiful candles and love your little book.

Patrice Herrera said...

Now I know why they call you Sassy Shirley! These projects are great. I forgot about tearing the edge of the tissue paper trick (Note to self tear not cut)And thanks for the Tutorial on the little book. I am so going to have to make one of these (BIG SMILE)TFS with us!

Lorita said...

Great projects. Love the candles and the scrapbook. Thanks for the instructions!

Krafting Karen said...

cool little book, will be trying that. Beautiful candles!

A Touch of SOL said...

TFS Sharing! TOO CUTE!

Kym said...

Great projects. The mini scrapbooks are adorable.

Cynthia Ferenz said...

Great projects! I love the meandering mini album. Have done those once - so easy and so cute!

Cindy Ferenz
Proud Parent of 2 Soldiers

Elizabeth said...

Shirley, I love the mini book! So cute and so easy. Great directions and pictures. TFS

Kathy said...

Thanks for sharing the directions for the little booklet. You make it look so easy. Can't wait to try and make one.