Friday, May 23, 2014

VC Rocks Blog Hop #1 2014



Happy Memorial Day, everyone - remember to be especially thankful this weekend to all the service men and women who make it possible for us to be free and live and worship as we want.    

It's here, it's here ... our first VC Rocks Blog Hop for 2014!!
You can start here or go to our website at http://vcrocks.blogspot.com/2014/05/MayBlogHop.html - there are links there for everyone playing along this holiday weekend. Last I looked, we have 15 stampers participating ... so lots and lots of great ideas ready to be CASEd - by you!

Our theme this month is using our Stampin' Up! tools or embellishments ... of course, you know my Mr. Big Shot is my favorite SU tool, but we are saving that for later this summer.  So, my thinking cap went on and I remembered seeing a project that I really wanted to make that, guess what, did not even involve Mr. Big Shot.  The gal who has this project on her website is Brenda Quintana and her wonderful creations can be found at QbeesQuest.com    I wish I would have found her before our latest Ladies' Day at church, but there's always next year as well as different uses all year long!! I am finding so many great ideas from her!

First I made her butterflies ... so addicting that I just wanted to make more and more.  You will see what I mean once you get started on them yourself!  I am not printing the directions here because Brenda did such a great job with pictures and all and she explains it all much better than I would.  Here's just 18 of the ones I have made so far ... like I said, addicting.  And it is also great for using up some of that Double Sided Designer Paper I tend to hoard.  
 
and here is a pix of just one butterfly so you can see it better .... I know it looks kinda difficult, but believe me, it really is not.  Her directions are great and precise - hey, if I can do it, everyone can!

I made a lot of different colors because, well, because I can!  Not sure what they will be used for (because I can't seem to stop playing), but am thinking I will put a few in my purse when I shop and pass them out to helpful salespeople, etc.  Kinda like an RAK (random act of kindness) from me to them. Next up for me? I think ... Brenda's flowers .... but the heart is so cute ... and the car ... and the baby buggy .... and ... and ... anyone know if there is a 5-step program to stop???  Do I even want to stop making these adorable hershey kisses holders??? And if I don't stop, where am I going to store all these cuties??????

So I suppose you want to know what Stampin' Up! tools I used for these butterflies???  I used my Stampin' Trimmer and Simply Scored ... and my Paper Snips ... that's it, and no adhesive needed either!  Just those basic tools and some DSP and Cardstock .. that's it.  And if you don't have the Simply Scored, you can use your Scoring Blade on your Trimmer.

Then I saw she had this super simple idea for Breast Cancer Awareness and I had to make a few of them too.  This ribbon is self explanatory to everyone who sees it, so it would be great to use for the many fund raisers, luncheons, etc. that groups do all the time.
 
Easy peasy ... these are so quick to make!  Maybe you have a use for them yourself ????? You could stamp on them or print your group info .... I only used my Trimmer and paper snips for this one along with a little Sticky Tape.  

I hope you enjoyed these projects this month - check back - I am going to try hard to post something every couple days ... I mean, it's not like I don't make lots of cards and other projects, I just forget to post them!  

As always, let me know if you want to place an order at any time.  You can reach me at stampershirley@gmail.com or during VC Rocks season, at vc.rocks.shirley@gmail.com 

Remember to go to our website at  http://vcrocks.blogspot.com/2014/05/MayBlogHop.html for a complete list and link of all hoppers this weekend ... believe me, you will have sooo much fun! 

Leave me a comment so I know you've been here, okay?  Thanx .... 


Have a blessed day and be creative, Shirley






16 comments:

Kathy Skinner (Kat) said...

The butterflies are adorable and I know I will find uses for the Breast Cancer Awareness one! Brenda is amazing, isn't she? So many great ideas!

Loni said...

So cute! They would make lovely little RAKS. Perfect little party favors too! Thanks for joining the hop.

Dawn Hoffman said...

You have been busy Shirley! Love all of Brenda's ideas for the kiss holders--but I haven't tried any except the Christmas tree a couple of years ago. Thanks for sharing the butterflies--they are so colorful and fun…and a way I too could use up some of that paper I also love to hoard!

Dawn Hoffman said...

You have been busy Shirley! Love all of Brenda's ideas for the kiss holders--but I haven't tried any except the Christmas tree a couple of years ago. Thanks for sharing the butterflies--they are so colorful and fun…and a way I too could use up some of that paper I also love to hoard!

Brenda Hugar said...

Great ideas Shirley. Love them both. Haven't been on Brenda's site yet, but it is now on my list to visit. I can see using these for many, many functions.

sherryd said...

Shirley, what absolutely fantastic projects. I love the ideas Brenda comes up with and have used several myself. They are always a hit with the recipients.

Jackie Watson said...

I agree with everyone else, the butterflies are so adorable. I checked out her website and your right a lot of great ideas. I can see why you got so hooked. Thanks for sharing Shirley.

Krafting Karen said...

These are so sweet! Wish I could make some. I've tried making different ones from Qbee's Quest but haven't had much luck.

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

Now I can hardly wait to make some of those for my next get together - they'd be great favors for ANY kind of group (besides that chocolate is never pooh-poohed!)

Great project for this hob!

Cynthia Ferenz said...

Adorable! Always looking for cute ideas for my red hat groups. These are a definite do as are the cancer ribbon...good one for October. TFS!

Tania said...

These are super cute! I'm going to have to try to make them.

Terri T said...

Really cute, have never seen the butterflies done!

Elizabeth said...

Those butterflies are so cute!!! I have a thing for butterflies and I'm going right to Brenda's site for the directions! (well, right after I finish VC hopping)

Patrice Herrera said...

A Kiss for you too! These butterflies are adorable! I think I just might have to make some of these little beauties Ms Sassy!

WhoMom said...

Adorable butterflies-yes paperquilling is addictive! You did well not to eat the kisses before you were done! Super cute.

Elizabeth said...

Love, love, love these! I'm going to have to give these a try!