Saturday, April 30, 2011
The last three summers I have participated in an online group called VC_Rocks. This virtual celebration of Stampin' Up! was started eleven years by a group of SU demonstrators who were unable to attend the annual SU convention in Salt Lake City, Utah. It's a wonderful time of stamping, swapping, learning, and meeting new people. It opened for returning members April 15th and will be accepting new members during the month of May. If you would like more information or are interested in joining, check out our blog or home page here. We have had daily challenges these first two weeks to get us warmed up and I just finished the last one this morning. The challenge was to find a photo in a non-paper crafting magazine, select 3 colors and match them to SU colors, then create a card using those colors plus 2 different kind of embellishments. I chose the photo below from Southern Living magazine and matched SU's Early Espresso, Old Olive, and Baja Breeze with it. Here is the card I created using those colors. The design was inspired by a card in an old SU catalog. The Baja Breeze layer was stamped with the retired Linen background stamp and a piece of Newsprint DSP was added to the Early Espresso strip. The two different embellishments are the decorative snap and the ribbon.