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Saturday, June 11, 2011

VCROCKS BLOG HOP!

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Welcome to my stamping blog and the VCRocks Big Shot Blog Hop!  You can find a complete list of all the blogs for this fun hop HERE.  I hope you have a good cup of coffee as you blog hop and view all of the awesome projects.  This month's blog hop showcases all the wonderful projects you make using the Big Shot.  I love, love my Big Shot and hope you like the projects I have done.

Thanks Card - The first project I chose to do is a case from the current catalog, and is an example of a Clean and Simple card (CAS).  I love how using something simple as an Embossing Folder can add so much dimension and wow to a card.  I used  the Elegant Lines EF on my card front, and then tied a piece of Certainly Celery Satin Ribbon around the front.  I stamped "thanks" on a piece of Whisper White c/s using Early Espresso ink; I then cut it out using the extra-large oval punch.  I then attached the saying using a small piece of the White Baker's Twine.

Stamps: Thank You Kindly
Inks: Early Espresso
Papers: Baja Breeze, Whisper White
Accessories: Big Shot, Elegant Lines Embossing Folder, Certainly Celery Satin Ribbon, Extra Large Oval Punch, White Baker's Twine, Paper Piercing Tool, Dimensional

Sail Away Thank You Card - For my next project I used the set from the Summer Mini, Sail Away.  I created a mask using the 1-3/4" Circle Punch and a piece of typing paper that I placed over the boat.  I then sponged So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie and Tango Tangerine to create the image of the sun.  I stamped the boat image twice - once on the die cut piece of Whisper White and then on a scrap piece of Whisper White.  I cut out just the sails from the image stamped on the scrap piece of white and then attached them using Dimensionals on the stamped top note image.    I lightly sponged Pacific Point around the boat for the water, and then added a little bit of Pumpkin Pie and So Saffron over that to create the look of the sun reflecting off the water.  I used the Top Note and the Square Lattice Embossing Folder for this project.


Stamps: Sail Away, Just Believe (saying)
Inks: Early Espresso, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango, Pacific Point
Papers: Pacific Point, Whisper White
Accessories: Big Shot, Square Lattice EF, Top Note Die, Early Espresso Brads and Satin Ribbon, Word Window Punch, 1-3/4" Circle Punch, Sponges, Dimensionals

Top Note Purse - For my final project I wanted to do something other than a card.  I saw a tutorial that Becky Roberts had done for a Top Note Purse and thought it was really cute.  You can find the great tutorial HERE on Becky's wonderful blog.  I used a number of dies for this project (which are listed below) that really show the versatility of things you can make using the Big Shot!


Above are the basic pieces for the purse. The dies I used were the Top Note, Clear Circle and Scallop Circle.  Below is my finished project:

Stamps: None
Inks: None
Papers: BAB Workshop Pawsitively Prints DP, Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzazz
Accessories: Big Shot, Beautiful Wings Embosslit Die, Clear Circle, Scallop Circle, Top Note, 5-Petal Flower Punch, Boho Blossoms Punch, Bird Punch, Pear Pizzazz Ribbon, Antique Brass Jumbo Eyelets, CAD, 5/8" Whisper White Brad, White Brad, Paper Piercing Tool, Dimensionals, Mini-Glue Dots, Velcro Dot, Scissors

Thanks for stopping; I hope you enjoyed the projects I made for this hop.  If you would like to link back to Jane Hignite's blog to view her awesome projects again, please click here HERE.  Your next stop will be over to Jayne Stenstrom's blog and you can find the link HERE; she has some fab projects for you to look at!  Enjoy!

32 comments:

Carey said...

Great job Eileen. Your first card is simple but very elegant. I love everything I saw. TFS.

Carey Rogers
aka Roscoe's mommy

Cheekie's Ink Pad said...

I love the purse!! It is so cute!

Lorita said...

Great job Eileen. I enjoyed all the projects. TFS

Mary said...

Love it- I really liked the Sail Away card and the Top Note purse. So cute

Brenda Hugar said...

Great projects Eileen. All of them are absolutely lovely, I especially liked the purse. How cute!

Dawn said...

Ooh Eileen! Beautiful projects--thanks so much for sharing them and the tutorial for your top note purse!

MJ said...

This is my third attempt at leaving a comment. Keeps telling me the service is unavailable!

Great job on all the projects! I love that you added the reflection of the setting sun on the sailing card.

inkedx2 said...

Wow all your projects are great! Love the little purse the best.

Robbie

Ellen Kemper said...

The sailboat card is GREAT - I had to read every detail on how you did it. And if I can't remember when I get home, I know where to find you (not in a creeper way) love the sun reflecting in the water!

Stace said...

Great job. I have to get the sailboat! TFS

Shari said...

Cute stuff!

Deborah said...

Everything you made is beautiful. I liked the first one for its simple elegance, the second for the reflected sunset and the third looked great, but I appreciated it more because it isn't something I see all the time. You're awesome!

Karen said...

Super cute purse. You certainly seem to know your way around the Big Shot! Thanks for the great project ideas.

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

Wonderful projects, Eileen--I'm especially taken with that reflected sunset card. . . .

Debbie Martin said...

Love the first CAS Thank you. Bless you for including the tutorial for the purse, you have inspired me to try this one.
www.cleverandcute.blogspot.com

Carolyn Sharkas said...

Awesome projects, Eileen! I love the first clean and simple card, the second one is to die for, and the little purse is adorable. thanks for sharing.

Barbara Furlong said...

I don't know why but I see no photos just tiny boxes where the photos should be...

Barbara Furlong said...

opps now I can see them and they are wonderful.....

Tessa said...

Don't you just want to create and create when it comes to that sailboat! Makes me wish I could go sailing, too. :)
Love your cards and purse! TFS!

Tessa

Kym said...

Eileen, these are beautiful projects and that purse is amazing. Great job!

Kym

Debbie said...

Nice work on the sunset with the sailboat. Also, like the top note purse. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Love both items, the card is elegant and the purse is CUTE!
Marsha

Dawn Dickinson said...

Great projects Eileen!

Cynthia Ferenz said...

Great projects! TFS!

Cindy Ferenz
Proud Parent of 2 Soldiers

Stamper Shirley said...

Love it! Love the DSP you chose ... great projects! Thanx for sharing.

Joan said...

The purse is darling and all of the projects are very classy!
TFS

Lynne in NI said...

Great cards! I especially love your little sail boat card with the lovely reflection on the water.

Sue said...

Wow - all 3 projects are really lovely and I can't wait to have a go at no.1 & 3, as I have the supplies to do those straight away, especially the cute purse. Stampin Su

Anonymous said...

Eileen,
Awesome projects! You are so talented!
Ria Blackwell

Holly/Rubber Redneck said...

Beautiful projects! I love that purse just way too cute!!

Jackie L Watson said...

Awesome cards and projects Eileen. The purse is adorable.

Rhonda said...

Awesome purse projects, Eileen! I Love this sailboat too.
Thanks for sharing.
Hugs Rhonda