Saturday, June 11, 2011

VC Rocks! Blog Hop

VC stands for Virtual Convention.  I guess it started a few years back when some Stampin' Up demonstrators who couldn't make it to convention got together and formed a group to keep their spirits up during a sad, sad time for them.  For 4 or 5 reasons, I've decided not to go to convention this year.  I keep thinking that maybe I should change my mind but I haven't yet so it's looking like I won't be going.  I love the Stampin' Up conventions!  They are so much fun and the excitement of the staff is catching.  I love the projects, both the ones we make and the ones on the multitude of project boards. And, I love the convention bag and the stamps it is filled with! 
Anyway, the VC blog hop is today and tomorrow.  If you have arrived here from Jayne's blog, you were treated to several fun embossed projects.  The blog hop is featuring Big Shot projects.  I have been busy but managed to put together a couple of quick projects for you. 

First, a fun little bag you can give small treats in.  wouldn't this be a great presentation for your goodies???  I cut the Fancy Favor bag a little short and added a strip of Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper to the top for a ruffle effect.  I thought about cutting 2 of them and gathering them but didn't, I might try that later, I think it would look great!  As I'm looking at it, I wish I had inked the top edge like I did the flower, maybe I'll do that after I do a little work in the garden before it gets too hot.

The flower is made with the Fun Flowers die and finished off with an Antique Brad.  Did you notice the handle of the basket?  I used the new, not yet released border punch.  It is in the new catalog and will be available on July 1st.  It is definitely a gotta' have punch!

My second project is a small scrapbook that is quick and easy to put together.  Because of it's small size you don't need very many embellishments, I didn't use any on this one.  Just pictures and journaling.  This is a great little size for a single event like the loss of a first tooth.  This one is of my grandson and his visit from "Tooth Larry".  I used the Paisley Petals DSP again on this project, I love that paper!  I cut the chipboard from the DSP packaging into 4" strips and was able to get 6 pages per piece.  Then I cut the DSP the same way and adhered it to the chipboard shapes.  I printed the pictures off in the wallet size so I got 9 per sheet. 

If you are making one of these fun little albums for a child, be sure to use plenty of adhesive!  They are sure to be loved and the pages turned many times.  I can't wait to share this little album with Easton, I think he will be excited.  Hummmm, come to think of it, I better make another one.  I'm not sure I want to give it up!
The next stop on the VC Blog Tour is Krisit's blog.  She has some great ideas for the inlaid embossing technique I posted a couple of months ago.  Enjoy it and all the other blogs!  I reckon I'm out to the garden and then I'll be checking the blog hop out too.

25 comments:

MJ said...

Whoops, posted my comment on the wrong post, lol. I just kept going thinking the next two were part of the post too! Funny. Here is my comment for THESE projects, lol.
Such sweet projects. Love the new lace punch on the handle of the basket. And the photo album is darling.

inkedx2 said...

Love your projects! Great idea to add the extra paper to the bag.

Robbie

Ellen Kemper said...

the Tooth Larry? LOVE IT!

and that border punch didn't appeal to me (shocking!) until I saw your handle - gotta have it now

Great projects!

Stace said...

Super cute!

Shari said...

Love the book! Looks like a future Stamp Camp for me!

Karen said...

I like the cute idea for the top note mini album. With 7 grandchildren, I'm sure I can find a reason (or 7) to make one! Thanks for the creative thought.

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

Elaine, I love your bag with the fab punched handle--but it's Tooth Larry who steals the show! Bet Easton loves it. . . .

Debbie Martin said...

I love the top note album. I'll have to try this one. TFS
www.cleverandcute.blogspot.com

Kim Overholt said...

Wonderful! It's good to know another fun way to use the chipboard that comes in all the DSP

Cheekie's Ink Pad said...

Such a cute use of the top note! Love it!!

Barbara Furlong said...

I love the idea of the top note scrapbook...going to try that

Tessa said...

What a cute idea! The tooth book is a must I'm thinking! I should do that for my daughter. And the ag is gorgeous-I LOVE the flower die cut out of the paisley dsp!

TFS!

Kym said...

Elaine, the fancy favor box is beautiful and that little mini album is just adorable. I will definitely have to CASE these.

Anonymous said...

I like the color combination of the flower and brad together on the box. I too, will be casing the box. The mini album is cute; I haven't gotten into scraping yet but feel that it's coming on. Thanks for sharing.
Marsha

Stamper Shirley said...

What a cute basket! and that new punch - wow, wow, wow - gotta have it! I make a lot of small scrap-type books for my grandchildren and this is perfect to C.A.S.E.

Cynthia Ferenz said...

TFS! Love the top note album. Will be making myself some.

Cindy Ferenz
Proud Parent of 2 Soldiers

Joan said...

I too LOVE the album; with 5 grandkids, there is always a reason to make a mini album and the kids love them too.

Lynne in NI said...

Oh these are fabulous! Love your little mini album and the treat box is so pretty!

Sue said...

Hi - I can't wait to try out the top note album - its so cute, thanks for sharing. I've also bookmarked your blog as all your stuff is really lovely, so I'll be back to visit soon! StampinSu

Carolyn Sharkas said...

these are both just too cute, thanks so much for sharing them with us.

Anonymous said...

I love your projects! I'm casing them! You are very talented.

Ria Blackwell

Holly/Rubber Redneck said...

Great projects! I love that little album just too cute!!!

Jackie L Watson said...

What awesome projects, loved them both especially the photo album

Lorita said...

Love the projects! As always, great job! TFS

Carey said...

I didn't get to post early Sat morning when I was looking around. I don't think this was up. I left and didn't get back till today to look around. Everything is fantastic.

Carey Rogers
aka Roscoe's mommy