Friday, June 27, 2014

Happy Happy Blog Hop Time

Yes, indeed ... it's time for our second VC_Rocks Blog Hop.  Good thing I have these hops to participate in or I would neglect my blog for more than a month!  You can find everyone's blog addy at VC Rocks blog:

This month's challenge is to create something using our 'cutting' tools - Big Shot and Framelits or Thinlits, etc., or Punches .... I still love my punches but I just cannot seem to get away from using my Big Shot for most of my projects.  

The first item I would like to share with you is a cute little Baby Shower Invitation a friend asked me to come up with.  My friend and the mother-to-be stopped over and looked at my products - cardstock colors, etc.  The mother-to-be could not believe I had a bunch of the retired color cardstock Apricot Appeal - it is one of the colors they are doing the nursery in!  And of course, I love being able to use my retired colors up!  In fact, most of the products I used on this project are retired.  I cut the stocking with the folded edge off the cutting area so it will open with the shower info inside. I could have made them with the info on the back, but this is what the honoree wanted.  The cuff and toe/heel parts were embossed using the (retired) Petals A-Plenty Embossing Folder and also on the white part behind the sentiment.  I applied Sticky Strip to the underside of the cuff part and ruffled some white Satin ribbon.  It's kinda hard to see in the picture, but I used the Jewelry Tag Punch on a piece of Apricot Appeal, punched Itty Bitty Shapes flower in white, glued a Pearl in the center and punched a small hole to allow me to insert some white Baker's Twine which I attached under a white grosgrain bow.  Happily, the mother-to-be was excited about the end result so I am making about 60 of them.  Glad I'm a 'collector' of all things SU sometimes so I had a lot of Apricot Appeal c/s leftover!  Now to find something to do with the stacks and stacks of other retired colors!!  Yes, I am an SU! Demonstrator, but don't have many parties/events, and since I 'need' to own all the new colors, etc. along with many of all new products, I always have a lot of products and tools leftover when the new catalog comes out. Plus, it only makes good economical sense to use what I have, right?!!!   

Next, I am showing a card ... I really do love the Label Classics Framelits shape, so it only seemed normal (well, to me anyway) to use most every size in the package!  I needed a birthday card for a friend who loves pink, so .... I used Pink Pirouette cardstock with a little piece of white.  I used the following embossing folders on the pieces: Vintage Wallpaper and Perfect Polka Dots and left every other one un-embossed.  The smallest one is stamped with Apothecary Art stamp set in Pink Pirouette.  

I have to show this too ... like the previous one but I embossed every layer and used Raspberry Ripple c/s and some other embossing folders.  Let me know which you like best and I will draw a name from those people and send you a card like the one you choose.

Be sure to go to  to view all the blog stops this month.

I hope you enjoyed visiting my blog today - I will try to not wait until next's Blog Hop to post but .... I just get busy and well, yes, kinda lazy. 
May God Bless you, Sassy Shirley