Saturday, May 14, 2011

Hellooo Hoppers! + Blog Candy!

Hey there, Hoppers! Having fun yet? I hope so! If you're hopping along in order, you probably arrived here via the site of the one and only-Tory Bray.

If you'd like to go back to her beautiful site, just click HERE.

For those of you who did not arrive here on your way through the VC Rocks Blog Hop-WELCOME to you also! This is the first blog hop of the short-seasoned VC Rocks group which I am a member of, and I'm so thrilled to be a part of it! Read all the way through for a chance to win some blog candy from me!

For today's project, I did a bit of watercoloring with my Watercolor Crayons and a Blender Pen, and I used a stamp set that I just recently purchased. The stamp set is called Homegrown, and as you might expect, it includes fruits and vegetables! I have wanted this set for a long time, but thought it would not be versatile enough to use for very many occasions, so it kept getting bumped to the bottom of the wishlist. Well, I finally just broke down and ordered it, and I'm glad I did.

As you can see, aside from the watercoloring, I also used my Big Shot machine (can't live without that thing) to texture the Early Espresso piece that is placed behind the images. I love how the textured piece gives the card a little extra dimension. Another thing I love is stamps that coordinate with Stampin' Up! punches! As you can see, the "Homegrown" image fits nicely inside the oval punch, which also layers perfectly into the center of the Decorative Label Punch (another fave). It makes it so easy to dress up a card with layers when the punches go together like that!

Well, I hope you've enjoyed taking a peak at my project!

Become a follower of my blog (subscribe, or click Follow, then enter your email address) for your chance to win the prize.

What is the prize, you ask? Well, it's a set of these cards shown here today, which includes 2 each of the cards you see, plus handmade coordinating designer envelopes, a matching notepad, and pen. This would make a very cute gift for someone-male or female, or you could always keep it on your own desk or craft station!

Ok so...from here you are headed over to The Love of Stamping-a fantastic blog by my fellow Rocker, Barb Furlong.

To get there, just click HERE, and you'll be on your way.

By the way, if you've gotten lost, you can find the complete list of stops and pick up anywhere you like at the VC Rocks homepage.

Just click HERE for that, and you'll be all fixed up!