Friday, July 8, 2011

VC_Rocks July Blog Hop

Hello to all my blogging friends and VC Gals. I hope this post finds you all well and happy!

Yep, it is that time again Summer and VC_Rocks! I finally get to participate in one of the monthly blog hops that VC has. The move and all kept me from hopping the last two months. I am so excited to be able to participate and to show you all what I have created. This Hops theme is Anything But a Card (ABC) so that's what I made for ya.

Before I get on with the projects, I need to take care of some business and niceties.
You arrived here from Nancy Keithley 's blog http://fancynancykay.blogspot.com/    Didn't you just love her work, I know I did!
However, if you just popped in to my blog to say hello and are saying to yourself "what the heck is going on" you can start at the beginning  of the Blog Hop by just clicking here  http://vcrocks.blogspot.com/   and it will take you to our homepage.

Now on with the projects:

I made a Fancy Desk Set which includes a  Candy Jar (duh stamping- candy!!!),  14 month Calendar (I'm getting old, I have CRS), a Note Pad (for when I do remember) and a mini Gel Pen isn't it cute!
All of which is decked out in SU retired 2010 Christmas paper. Although, I think it just looks cheery!

This is what it looked like before I started
I will try to have a tutorial on each project every day next week as we are limited to  the # of photos we can have on our blogs today. Hey, I don't want to type all weekend either. I want to check out what everyone else has created on their blogs too lololol.

This is the Note Pad and the Pen up close. I am giving it away as Blog Candy!
Next photo is the inside cover.


Then I made the Calendar, I did the folds just like you would have made for school book cover long ago. Remember they were made out of paper Bags. ( I almost forgot how to make it lolol)

Finally, The Candy Jar:
I made the top pretty so I wouldn't feel bad getting the candy out! I'm a stamper ...I eat candy!
I suppose I could fake it and call it the Dog Treat Jar???? Not... I'll make them another one.


Here is a photo of all the goodies in the Festive Desk Set.

Leave me a note and let me know what you think. Remember I am giving away the Note Pad and Gel Pen as Blog Candy!!!!!!! Just leave me your e-mail address in your note so I can let the winner know.

Your next stop is to visit Elaine Wright's blog http://www.stampinreckon.blogspot.com/
I can't wait to see what she has up her sleeve.
I hope you enjoyed my projects and have a great weekend. Now it is your turn to go and create something fun.
After you finish the Blog Hop of course! (Big Smile)

33 comments:

Nichole said...

Great job Patrice!! What a great makeover of those fun items!

Peggy said...

Nice job, Patrice! One of my customers recently brought me about 15 of those Pepperidge Farm pirouette cookie cans - think I might spin off your idea - they'd be great for holiday cookies or fancy popcorn!

Peggy
http://stampinpegcadillo.blogspot.com

Carla Bazhenow said...

Oh Patrice, these are gorgeous!!! So rich in detail. I absolutely love the candy jar... I would so fill that!!! *smile* Hugs,

Elizabeth said...

Patrice, these are all fantastic! I love all the details! I am going to be CASEing you! :)

I do remember paper bag book covers!! I actually had to make one a couple months ago for my son. (He thought I was crazy!) I couldn't find any paper bags, so I just used the packing paper from my SU! boxes! LOL

DawnKathleen said...

What an awesome idea! Love your creativity! Thanks for a chance to win a great blog candy!
Keep creating!

DawnKathleen said...

I'm so sorry! I forgot to leave my email. In case I win! Thanks!
DawnKathleen
sdhutch92598@sbcglobal.net
Awesome blog site!

Sharon Field / Created By You said...

What a lovely desk set Patrice! Great job as always!
Hugs,
Sharon

MJ said...

Patrice, this is so fun. I love each of the ideas, one of my favorite things to do is pretty up stuff that is so blah! Not after you are done. Great job!

Ria Blackwell said...

You did a great job! Love all 3 pieces!

Ria Blackwell

Shari said...

Love it all! Less than 6 months until Christmas! TIME TO STAMP! (And shop...)

Cindy said...

Loving it! Cute gift ideas for the teacher(s) in our lives!

kreationzbyzabrina said...

oh pick me pick me. LOL
Wow love these ideas I am getting!

Rhonda - rhonda.vcrocks@gmail.com

Zoe said...

Cute, cute note pad and pen, enjoyed seeing your creations!

Loni said...

What a terrific way to use up the retired DSP I've been hoarding.... Great projects Patrice! Hugs, Loni loniholt at gmail.com

Carolyn Sharkas said...

Patrice, you always amaze me with your creativity. These are absolutely beautiful. thanks so much for sharing them with us. I love the paper used, too. I believe I may have some of that in my stash. hugs,
ceashark at aol dot com

Carey said...

Ooh my BFF what a wonderful job and I am one of your followers so that should count for something in getting this right!! Wink, wink, nudge, nudge. Seriously, I am so impressed by your creativity. I love what you have done.


Carey and Roscoe
(if I have to leave my email addy I am upset you don't already know it)

Debbie said...

This is a great ensemble and would make an awesome gift. Thank you for sharing and a chance to win the notepad and pen.
Debbie Flattum
myturn4fun at gmail dot com

Dawn said...

Oh my goodness--adorable! I'm heading to my trash can right now to dig out a container I threw away that has the potential to be a great candy jar! Ha! Thanks for sharing!

Brenda Hugar said...

You out did yourself again. All of these projects are great. That candy jar is to die for, lol.

brendah1951 at gmail dot com

Jackie L Watson said...

Patrice, love your desk set (especailly the candy jar)LOL! Can't wait to see the tutorials.
jackielwatson2009@hotmail.com

StamperShirley said...

Oh Patrice, you never cease to make me smile! Love your creations - I still love that paper too! Gee, now I gotta get some tins (they do come with cookies, right??!!) Thanx so much for sharing ... and you know where to find me when I win your blog candy ...

Barbara Furlong said...

very very nice, thanks for hopping with us! Barb
bfurlong@charter.net

Krafting Karen said...

you out did yourself! Love being able to make things from tins. So much talent you have! Thanks for sharing

Sue said...

Great projects! I like the way you added extra details to make your projects even nicer. My e-mail is stampin_sue at nc dot rr dot com

A Touch of SOL said...

Hola Chica! Everything looks AMAZING! Gracias for the chance of Blog Candy!
atouchof_sol at yahoo dot com

Cynthia Ferenz said...

Love everything - Good job!
Thanks for a chance to win some Blog Candy!
stampindragon at verizon dot net

Cindy Ferenz
Proud Parent of 2 Soldiers

Chris Galbraith said...

What a wonderful idea for a gift and a class! TFS!!

Kym said...

Great projects. The extra details are wonderful.

Elizabeth said...

Wow, Patrice, I love all three of these projects! I love all the border layers, very clever way to decorate, makes it all dainty. TFS (pick me, pick me, fingers and toes crossed)

Welcome to my Stamping Blog! said...

Wonderfully creative projects! Great job!

elaine said...

Great re-dos! You totally made that junk look georgous.

Michelle said...

Great way to spice them up!

Chelleshockme@yahoo

Susie said...

Nice job Patrice! I just thought I would visit my VC Rocks roomie's blog.....Nice job on the craft room, too! Talk to you soon!