Friday, June 21, 2013

Hi everyone ... I am enjoying a few days in Albuqurque, NM ... beautiful weather, great and friendly people - altho' the weather in Michigan is great too.  I just needed a break from ''stuff' and to see how the lack of humidity affects my sinuses.

It's time for our June VC Rocks Blog Hop ... I made a card especially for this hop before I took a trip and forgot to take a picture of it.  So I am going to post a couple cards that fit this month's theme using one or more of these SU products - "Big Shot, Punches and/or Simply Scored".  I honestly cannot remember when I last made a card not using my Mr. Big Shot - fun, fun, fun, and just like I knew would happen, I MUST have every accessory SU makes for it - so far, I have almost succeeded.

I must admit that I copied (C.A.S.E.D) these cards - everyone has such wonderful ideas and sometimes I am so in love by what I find that I don''t change a thing the first time I make it - then I get creative, changing colors, embellishments, saying, etc.  I do try to always use current products so you can purchase them for your own use if you like.

Here's my first card - it was made and sent to a friend who went shopping with me (neither of us found the dress we were looking for ... lol.  Sorry for the picture looking 'rounded' - just the way it came out from my angle.
I used the following Stampin' Up! supplies:  Basic Black and Very Vanilla cardstock, Modern Medley DSP, Basic Black stamp pad, Very Vintage Designer Buttons, Big Shot, Dress Up Framelit, Perfext Polka Dot EF, Oval Framelit, Bitty Banners Framelit, Candy Dot (Neutral), Crochet Trim

This card was made for a swap I was in among mostly local friends - again, I CASED it, this time from my upline's blog: I made a couple extras and sent this one to a friend who bought a butterfly bush when we were shopping at the garden center - I should have bought one too since my bush from last year died.

I just love cards made using only black, white, vanilla, gray - The following Stampin' Up! supplies were used for this card:  Basic Black, Whisper White, Basic Gray cardstock, Perfectly Penned Stamp Set, Basic Black stamp pad, Big Shot, Framed Tulips EF, Beautiful Wings Embosslits, Pearl Basic Jewels

As you can imagine, this card would be beautiful using all of our SU colors - just find your favorites, I just felt like using these neutral colors (wow, I just noticed I used Neutral colors for both cards - that's not like me for sure!!)  Next month will be brights - and maybe even before our blog hop if I remember to post some samples I make.  

I hope you enjoyed viewing these cards - I sure have fun being creative, just wish I would be better about putting all my supplies back where they belong so my stamp room didn't look so messy most of the time.  Oh well, it hasn't happened yet so I don't expect to change too much.  lol 

Have a most excellent day and enjoy our blog hop.  God Bless you and yours today and always