Sunday, July 26, 2015

VCRocks Gift Card Holder Swap

As I mentioned, I also joined the Gift Card Swap. They have all been received by now, so I can share what I made and received. Here is the card I made.
Stamp sets: Something for Baby, B.Y.O.P.
Paper: Old Olive, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Sweet Taffy DSP
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight
Accessories: Simply Scored, Big Shot, Baby’s First Framelits, Triple Banner Punch, 2.5” & 2” Circle Punches, Word Window Punch Linen Thread, Dimensionals, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Sticky Strip, Snail

 6+1 swap
These are the cards I received back.
 Alice Leal
Alice Leal (open)

Elizabeth Kratzer

Elizabeth Kratzer (open)

Gwyn Crawford

Gwyn Crawford (back)

Mary Grauel

Mary Grauel (open)

Stace Coombs

Stace Coombs (open)

Tricia Butts

Tricia Butts (open)

Tricia Butts (sideview)
Aren't they all great! Now, what swaps will I join in Round 2!

Sunday, July 19, 2015

July Stamp Camp

This month we started with the DSP Cut, Flip, Add a Strip technique I just learned, Really make pretty cards very easy. Then we did some cards I had made for my VCRocks online group and a Get Well Card I made for my stash.
Cut, Flip, Add a Strip
The sentiment is from the May My Paper Pumpkin kit.

We also made a simple birthday card using Age Awareness Stamp set. DSP is retired.

 Then we made a card using the new Get Well Soup stamp. Love this stamp. We stamped the full image on white and then just the cup on some DSP and cut it out and glued it on to make the decorated cup. Next time I will take the ink off the heart or use markers to ink the outline of cup.

Lastly, we made a card using the "Boys Will Be Boys" stamp set. Pool Party or Mint Macaroon used on mine. Those that did it used  the robot only.

Melodye's cards. She wanted to add sentiments later.

Tamiko's cards
Margarethe's cards. She is going to finish her robot cards at home with an EF and sentiment she has that will go with it.
Willow's cards. She did one using the cut, flip, add a strip and then took off on her own creating.
Love it when they do that.
 More of Willow's cards
 Last of Willow's cards

Thursday, July 16, 2015

VCRocks Black & Ivory Swap

Swap Time! I decided to join 2 different ones this year. So I chose Ebony & Ivory and the Gift Card Swap.

This was my swap for the Ebony & Ivory (10+1).
Stamp set:  Guy Greetings
Paper:  Whisper White, Basic Black, Back to Black DSP (retired)
Ink: Tuxedo Black
Accessories: White Perfect Accents, Black Sharpie Marker
These are the swaps I received back. All I can say is "WOW!"

 Brandy Campbell
 Carol Read
 Carolyn Sharkas
 Debbie Peterson
 Ellen Boyle
 Jane Starr
 Jane Starr (inside)
 Melissa Isgett
 Pam Mullis
 Stace Coombs
 Stace Coombs (inside)
Tory Bray

Monday, July 13, 2015

VCRocks Virtual Stamping Weekend

This month is VCRocks 15th Anniversary. So instead of just having a Virtual Stamping Day on Saturday, we had a VS Weekend! I wasn't able to do very many due to having a friend's birthday party to go to on Saturday and then just being tired Sunday and sleeping the day away. I opted not to do any of the scrapbooking ones (even #s) and just did a few of the card challenges (odd #s). Here are the few I did manage to get done.

 Challenge #1 - CASE a card from the catalog, pgs. 74-110, but make it your own.
Stamp Set:  Heartfelt Sympathy
Paper:  Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, ? DSP (retired)
Ink: Tuxedo Black
 Challenge #3 - Using dies/framelits to make a card either as a base and/or layers.
Stamp set: Blended Bloom, Sassy Salutations
Paper: Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Gingham Garden DSP (retired)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black, Markers - Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Old Olive
 Challenge #13 - Make a card using 1 of these color combos - Pool Party, Sahara Sand, Whisper White OR Mint Macaron, Smoky Slate, Whisper White
I like both combos, so I did both.
Stamp Set: Boys Will Be Boys
 I decided to fussy cut out the toys and pop them up with dimensionals as well as pop-up the punched sentiments.

 Challenge #15 - Make a card using the DSP cut, flip & add a strip technique.
Stamp set used was from the May My Paper Pumpkin Kit - Birthday Bundle.
Paper: Island Indigo, Gingham Garden DSP (retired)

 Challenge #17 - Make a card that uses a sentiment as a main image.
Stamp set: Age Awareness
Paper: Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Sweet Taffy DSP (retired)
Ink: Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight
Accessories:  Itty Bitty Punch Pack (retired), Rhinestones