Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Tarheel Stamper - VC Rocks Blog Hop #2 Blog Candy Winner

Hi!  Tarheel Stamper here with the blog candy winner. There was one comment deleted so I used 36 instead of the 37 listed on the blog post.  I counted to make sure.  I am sorry for the delay in choosing the winner.  I was sick yesterday and unable to get on the computer for long  And without further ado....

The winner is...

Debbie Flattum said...

I love the simplicity of your project. Thanks for sharing. myturn4fun (at) wildblue (dot) net

Congratulations Debbie!  I have sent you an email to get your mailing information.  Blog candy is shown below!

Thank you all for your sweet comments.  These blog hops are always so much fun!  I will have some close ups of the other projects soon. 

Friday, June 25, 2010

VC Rocks Blog Hop #2 with Blog Candy

Welcome to my stop on the VC Rocks Blog Hop #2.  You may have come here from http://www.vcrocks.blogspot.com/   After my blog you will proceed to http://www.inkingthenightaway.blogspot.com/ to see some fantastic projects.  If you get lost on the hop, go to http://www.vcrocks.blogspot.com/  Read below for a description and details about blog candy.  You should be able to click on the photos for a larger view. Check back or follow my blog to see more wedding projects.  I will be sharing more I have made for the wedding in upcoming blog posts.  I have a photo of the group of projects at the end of this post.

Found this idea on Creations by Patty blog.  These purse boxes are very simple to make.  Great for small gifts, gift cards, trinkets, jewelry, or whatever you want to put in them.

I used Really Rust, Chocolate Chip, and Very Vanilla as my colors.  My son and his finance are using these colors for their wedding in August.  The Big Shot dies I used are Scallop Circle, Daisies #2, and Elegant Bouquet Impressions embossing folder.  I embossed with the folder after cutting the scallop circle out. 

I used the Wedding Sweet set to add the thank you.  Colored the words with markers, huffed on the stamp, and stamped on Very Vanilla.  I punched the words out with tag punches.  I used a new punch in the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch pack for the small flower on the tag and daisy.  I used Chocolate Chip taffeta ribbon.  Said to say but it is retiring as well as the Really Rust Card stock. Tied the tag on with crochet thread.

Cut two scallop circles out.  Score leaving 7 scallops.  Do this on both scalloped circles.  See photo for detail. 

Next follow directions on the photo below and tape together.

You will tape this box to the two scallop circles with the small scored piece taped to the bottom of the box. Tie some ribbon, add some embellishments and you have a great package!

I have some blog candy for you.  Somehow I ended up with two of It's the Thought Level 1 hostess stamp sets from the Summer Mini.  This is a clear mount set.  You will need acrylic blocks for this one.  Just leave a comment with your email address included in the comment.  You can leave it in this form {email at company dot net.}  If you don't leave an email, I want be able to contact you and this will disqualify you from the blog candy drawing.  I will use random.org to pick the comment on Monday, June 28.

I have so much fun with the VC Rocks yahoo group.  We have games, a virtual hotel, swaps, classes and so much more. Join us next year.  In the meantime you can view samples at the blog http://www.vcrocks.blogspot.com/.

Now please hop on over to http://www.inkingthenightaway.blogspot.com/ to enjoy more great projects! 
Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Another Shirt and Tie Card

Quick post as I have to get to work on wedding invitations. I have many things to finish. I will not be able to post much this week, but I am participating in another VC Rocks blog hop this weekend.  I cased this idea from Me, My Stamps, and I blog.  I am just about out of the Bermuda Bay cardstock and it is retiring so I won't be using it much soon.  LOL

Have a great stampin' day!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Thanks for Bob Cards

I made some of these cards for my son, Bob, to give to family and friends for graduation gifts he received.  I used retiring colors and retired stamp sets on this one because I was at my home in NC and the newer products are in SC.  I love the Weathered background stamp.  It is great for masculine cards.  The Thanks stamp is from Make it Count and the star is from Artifacts.  Ink is Brocade Blue and a Tim Holtz distressing ink called Walnut Stain. Card stock is Brocade Blue and Naturals Ivory.  Star is popped up on a Stampin' Dimensional. This is a simple and fast card to make. 

Happy Stampin'

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Happy Father's Day Card

2010 Father's Day card.  I used Bermuda Bay card stock and Thoroughly Modern designer series paper.  I ran the card through the Big Shot with a Texturz plate.  See the video tutorial I used for how to make this tie and card here.  I have no idea who to credit for creating this type of card.  I wish I knew, but I have seen them lots of places on the web.  Excuse the crooked knot.  I had to make this one in a hurry so my sweet husband and father of my three sons would not see it.  LOL

Used a 1/4 inch hole punch and Whisper White card stock for the buttons.  I pierced holes to mimic a button. The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes.  That stamp set is fantastic!  Happy Father's Day to all the daddies out there in cyberland!

Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Up Up and Away!

Made this card for my Monday Mailer partner on a Yahoo NC Demos group.  Great group of demonstrators.  Sneak peak of some new colors and a new stamp set.  The sentiment is from a stamp set available in the upcoming catalog.  It is called Perfect Punches.  There are six stamps in this set made to fit a variety of our punches.  The basket for the hot air balloon is from the Sweet Centers stamp set.  I used the Wide Oval punch with Riding Hood Red, Wild Wasabi, Not Quite Navy, and Daffodil Delight to make the balloon part.  I used Stampin' Dimensionals only on the middle of the balloon and taped down the outside edges so it would be shaped a little.  See photo below to see the 3D effect.  Made the cloud with our Scallop Circle punch.  Just punch a scallop circle from card stock.  Sponge around that several times for clouds.  I used Not Quite Navy to sponge with and on the sentiment. 

I punched more Wide Ovals and used them as balloons on the inside shown below.  I drew the strings with Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker.  The verse inside is from Curvy Verses stamped in Not Quite Navy.  Used the Signo white gel pen for the highlights.  Now up, up, and away from this computer desk......lol.

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Masculine Birthday TSCC125

I used a sketch from Techno Stamper's Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge 125.  Play along with these challenges.  They are a lot of fun and challenge you and sometimes even get you out of the stampin' doldrums.

This one uses Sense of Time and Teeny Tiny stamp sets. The punches are Word Window, Modern Label, and the new upcoming Cog Punch.  I just love those cogs.  So perfect for masculine scrap pages and cards.  This punch will be available for purchase on July 1st.  Colors are Tangerine Tango, Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, and Very Vanilla.  Tangerine Tango and Baja Breeze are former In Colors that will be in the new color collections starting July 1st.  I used a Sizzix Texturz plate on the Chocolate Chip piece.

I can't wait to go home to NC tomorrow.  I should have my copy of the new catalog.  Plus it is my birthday and I can start my wish list.  LOL  My hubby better guard his wallet and the checking account.  LOL

Monday, June 07, 2010

Sense of Time

It has been a while since I have been able to post to my blog.  I had a flare-up of my fibromyalgia for two weeks and barely got my swaps made. This card is for a swap I am in.  It had to have 10 of one thing.  So I chose to sponge a row of circles on this card, 10 circles.  Also the clock has a 10 on it. LOL  I used Baha Breeze and Soft Suede.  Those two colors will be in our new Color Collections.  I used Very Vanilla card stock to stamp on.  Punched the sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes and punched with Window punch and then layered with a Modern Label mat.  I love that stamp set.  I use it all the time.  I added 5 silver brads.  Stamped Itty Bitty Backgrounds all over with Soft Suede.  Sometimes I stamped off first. This card is much nicer in real life.

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Floral Friends

I love how this card turned out.  I started with a sketch from Techno Stamper's Monday lunch time challenge. I also used a picture challenge on Paper Pal Arts.   This stamp set is Vintage Vogue.  It was in the Occasions mini and will be in the upcoming 2010/2011 Idea Book and Catalog.  Colors are Old Olive, Cameo Coral, So Saffron, Going Gray, and Whisper White.  I used the Old Olive marker directly on the stamp, only coloring the word friends.  Then stamped it on the Whisper White.  It is so easy with the Clear Mount stamps  I outlined the "F" and the flowers with corresponding colors.  The dots in the center of the flowers are punched with an 1/8" hole punch.  I used the paper piercer and mat to make the line down the center of the So Saffron strip.  OK, so what do you think?  Need something else?  Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Retiring Stamps, Definitely Decorative, and Accessories

Just a fast post to let you know about the retiring stamp sets, accessories, and Definitely Decorative products!

Last Chance List  Stamps by page number

Last Chance Definitely Decorative  - 25% discount - sale price is shown on this pdf

Retired Accessories - Some of these are discounted.  See prices on pdf

Remember Retiring accessories are available while supplies last so order early.