Another great VSN




This past weekend was another VSN, or Virtual Stamp Night. For those who may not know….VSN is a 2 day stamp crazed event on Splitcoaststampers. It is held every 2 months or so, and is filled with every kind of imaginable challenge. When a challenge is posted, you have 45 minutes to complete a card within the guidelines of the challenge. Some of them are easy and some are mind blowers but VSN is always fun!!!
A Huge thanks to any Feb07VSN Hostess who might by chance be reading this.

Anyways, these are a few of the cards/projects that I did for VSN.

2 in 1 night….warm up for VSN

It’s so past my bedtime but I really wanted to get these cards done tonight.

The one on the left is for the Ways to Use It challenge. Today’s centerpiece was sanding blocks…or sand paper etc. I have had these for a few week but honestly don’t know what to do with them. I like the colors and DP of this card but it just did not turn out how I thought it would.

The card on the right I really like. It was for a Limited Supply bonus Challenge. Since we are in the midst of Sell-A-Bration the challenge was to use a retired SAB set. I have tons of these from the last couple of years but don’t use them that much anymore. Paint Prints is my all time favorite so of course that was the set I choose.

Tomorrow night is the start of VSN, Virtual Stamp Night and I’m very excited. I have not played the last couple of times so I’m looking forward to it. Doing these tonight was my warm up to the warm up. For more info on VSN click the link to SplitCoast Challenges.

Bitten by the bug


Well, it happened…..I was trying to avoid the craze but alas, I’ve been bitten. The Cuttlebug got me good. I don’t have many gadgets when it comes to stamping but this little machine is amazing. The dry embossing is does with easy and the dies cuts it makes are fantastic. It even cuts Chipboard. Last night I made a bunch of little tags and charms for my mother in law, who just started stamping at Christmas. I think she will love the little package I put together for her.

The first card I made with the bug is going to a very special friend, who was kind and generous and gifted me this wonderful little toy. I forgot to take a picture of it, and now it’s off in the mail. So, I thought I would post about the 2nd card I made with the Bug. I used the swirl folder to do the face of the card, as well as the diagonal panel. On the panel I sponged Night of Navy ink. The Rose is tone is Night quite Navy, Night of Navy and some stickles. It is popped up with Zots on both the card face and the rose image. These colors were from the color challenge for this week and the sketch was the SC for the week. Both were a bit hard for me, but I like how it turned out none the less. It still needs some kind of sentiment but not sure where to put it. I guess it’s still a work in progress.

I have about 6 more folders coming for the Bug and I can’t wait to get them. One has hearts in blocks and I think it will make a great Valentines Day card for my challenge chaser buddies. Now, I just need to find a good place to buy some die cuts and I’ll get really rollin’.

Thanks for coming by to read the blog. I am planning to do some work on the page this weekend , add some links and maybe change things up a bit. So stop by next week and see what is going on. Plus VSN is this weekend and I’m sure I will have lots of posts/pictures from that!