Friday, May 22, 2015

VC Rocks Blog Hop - Celebrate the Old!

VC Rocks!

Welcome to the VC Rocks Blog Hop!  Please click HERE for a complete list of all those who are participating and the links to their blogs.  Just click on the links listed to be whisked away to one of the blogs, then return back to click on another!

This awesome hop will be show casing products that highlight retiring and already retired products.   I am a really pack rat when it comes to keeping my retired stuff!  I find it hard to get rid of my ribbons, DSP, EF, and other retired product!  So being a part of this hop "forced" me to dig through my retired goodies, and below is what I came up!

For the Birds Card

For my first project, I am using the retiring stamp set, For the Birds.  This was a fun card to make and I like the different textures of the card.  It's a mix of already retired, soon to be retired and current products. I think that the diversity of the layout allows you to use different background EF, and colors.

Stamps: For the Birds
Inks: Blushing Bride, Pool Party, Soft Suede, Certainly Celery, Black Stazon
Papers: Whisper White, Blushing Bride
Accessories: Big Shot, Hearts a Flutter Dies, Cloudy Day EF, Needlepoint Border EF, Apothecary Accents Dies, Pool Party Bakers Twine, Pearls, Flower Trio Punch, Watercolor Brush, Dimensionals

Blooming with Kindess Cards

I love everything about this set and even though it's retiring, I will always keep it around!  For the card below, I stamped the flower image with Early Espresso ink, and the die cut the image/card stock using an Apothecary Accent Die.  I then used the Essentials paper piercing template to outline the die cut.  The edges were feathers using a sponge and Crumb Cake ink.  I then added some pearls and a bow, and did additional paper piercing.

Stamps: Blooming with Kindness
Inks: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Papers: Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Big Shot, Apothecary Accent Die, Essentials Paper Piercing Templates, Lacy Brocade EF, Very Vanilla Ribbon, Pearls, Paper Piercing Tool, Dimensionals, Mini-Glue Dots

Blooming with Kindess Card made using the saying only:

For my last card I thought I would try tucking a piece of Rich Razzleberry satin ribbon under the lace I had left over from the Artisan Embellishments Kit.  I roughed up the edges a little using my distressing tool.  I like how it looks and the softness of the card.

Stamps: Blooming with Kindness (saying), Itty Bitty Backgrounds
Inks: Rich Razzleberry
Papers: Very Vanilla, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: Big Shot, Apothecary Accent Die, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Artisan Embellishments Kit, Distressing Tool, Dimensionals, Sponge

Thanks again for stopping by...again, please click on this link HERE for a full list of blogs on the hop!

Friday, April 10, 2015

B-Day Card

It's Richard's birthday tomorrow, and to shock everyone I made a card!  Life has been a little on the crazy side and I had to step away from stamping and blogging from a while.  But I need to get the creative juices back!

Stamps: Perfect Pennants
Inks: Marina Mist, Crushed Curry
Papers:  Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Garden Green, DSP
Accessories: Big Shot, Deco Labels Die, Star Punch, Wild Wasabi Ribbon, Dots EF, Banners Die, Sequin, Sewing Machine/White Thread, Dimensionals, Circle Die