Monday, January 24, 2011

VSN Baby ....or, uh, VSN MINI! :)

This month, SCS hosted the VSN mini event. The event was on the evening of January 21st. I didn't make it for the actual event, but I was able to complete a challenge or 2 before the deadline. The first challenge was 4-fold ... color, use punches, sketch, and limited supplies.

As per the thread ....

1. It’s a sketch challenge. You need to follow the sketch (you can change the layout but it must consist of all elements-flower, circle sentiment, punched edging, ribbon). 2. It’s a color challenge; Cherry Cobbler, Regal Rose, Kiwi Kiss (May sub with Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, Pear Pizzazz or any non-SU! similar colors.). 3. It’s a punch challenge. You can use any punches to make flowers on your card. (Dies are okay to use for this part of the challenge.) 4. The only stamp on this card is the sentiment.

How fun!

This card was created with the Blooming Bouquet dies (Clear Dollar Stamps) and a lot of layering!! There are 3 layers of the Pucker Up flower and 2 more of the rose on the main flower. Twine was added to the Spring Leaf ribbon to give a little more of a garden/outdoorsy feel.

The sentiment - the only stamping allowed on the card - is from Loving Critters - a stamp set released by Clear Dollar Stamps on January 1.

Card Recipe -

Stamps: Loving Critters
Paper: rose, pucker up, spring leaf, white
Ink: black
Accessories: Blooming Bouquet dies, shinies, ribbon, twine, corner rounder (without corner guard), Cuttlebug and folders

Let me know what you think. VSN is so much fun!! I can't wait for the real event (the VSN weekend) on February 25 - 26 over at! Join us for the fun.

Remember - this weekend, I'll have some great sneak peeks of the new sets Clear Dollar Stamps is releasing on February 1. I can't wait to show you!!!

Have a fantastic Monday and a great, big, beautiful tomorrow!!!



  1. That is gorgeous, Shell, and a perfect interpretation of the challenge. Have a great Monday ;D

  2. Very very pretty... great grasping of the idea...your detail is wonderful

  3. Superb blog post, I have book marked this internet site so ideally I’ll see much more on this subject in the foreseeable future!


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