Showing posts from May, 2015

Finishing Strong Blog Hop

Operation Write Home, a charity that has supported heroes since 2007 with handmade cards, will be closing later this year.  If you have or plan to make cards for service members that are deployed, you need to send them to OWH by August 1st.  
I'm happy and sad for this at the same time.  It is wonderful that more of our military men and women are home.  At the same time, it is a little sad because this is organization has blessed the lives of so many with the help of YOU!!  You can find out more information of what they need to get them through 2015 HERE. Typically when I make red, white and blue cards they are what I consider the true blue and red, like our American flag.  This time I went with the a lighter shade on both.  Hope you like it.
Stamps:  Build a Birthday (new 2015-2016), Big Day CS:  Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Watermelon Wonder, Cherry on Top DP Ink:  Bermuda Bay, Watermelon Wonder, Pool Party Misc.: Dimensionals, gems, extra large oval punch, scallop border punch

VC Rocks! Blog Hop

I was putting away some framelits with the corresponding stamp set (best tip I've read in a while to store the framelit inside the stamp set case with the stamps) and I saw the Happy Watercolor set and thought how I really wanted to use this set and I never did.  I decided this would be the set I would use for the hop as it is a retired set.
The strips on the side are done using the bokeh technique.  I find this a fun technique simply because I like watching the colors spread.  
Stamps:  Happy Watercolor CS:  watercolor, WW Ink:  Tuxedo Black, Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, White Craft Markers:  Cucumber Crush Reinkers:  Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight Misc.:  gems, sequin trim (I used leftovers from a paper pumpkin project)
Participants in the hop are able to link to their blog starting Friday night through Sunday.  You can find all of the participants by going to the VC Rocks! blog.  Check the VC Rocks! blog again on Monday so you are sure to see it all.