VSN is over for another weekend, it has been a fun with weekend with lots of great challenges for us to participate in. The theme this weekend was "Girls Night Out" so all the challenges related in some way around this. I really enjoyed playing the challenges, chatting to some of you and supporting the other hostesses. If you haven't had time to play and still would like to then there is still time just head over to the VSN forum and check out the challenges, as long as the card takes you 45 mins to create once you start stamping you are fine .... your card does need to be in the appropriate gallery by 3pm Sunday ET.
Here are my samples from todays challenges. Being a hostess for VSN I am able to play the challenges prior to this weekend ... this helps us check that the challenges are do-able in the time limit etc. Even though we get to play before hand we still have to stick to all the VSN rules eg the 45 mins time limit etc.
The first challenge today that I did was "Let's do our Nails" for this challenge we had to create a card using the polished stone technique. This isn't my most favorite card out of all the ones I did .... but we all have some we don't like as much as others.
Recipe: Stamps: Magenta (dragonfly); Stamp In Style - (Dragonfly word)
Paper: White Gloss; Certainly Celery & Garden Green - SU
Other: Black Ink; lettuce, pesto and bottle adirondack alcohol inks; Black Brads; Score It Board
This card was for the "Bling It On" challenge ... we had to give our card some form of bling .... glitter, sparkles anything as long as it was bling.
I recently received these fun martini rhinestone embellishments from my friend Tosh .... and as soon as I saw this challenge I thought of them. The only stamping for this card is the verse on the outside and inside.
The inside sentiments reads: "Happiness is clean underwear and a dirty Martini."
You might understand why I would want a clean underwear stamp further down this post.
Recipe: Stamps: Happiness Is - Club Stamp; Dirty Martini Text (Inside) - Rubbernecker Paper: Black Card; Grey Card; Pixie Pink - SU; Midnight Rouge DP - Cherry Arte Other: Black Ink; Martini Rhinestone Embellishment - Me & My Big Ideas
"Everyone Needs Closure" was the theme for the next challenge .... the idea was to make a card using a different fold or closure. I decide to do create a Z fold card
Recipe: Stamps: Boy with Dog - High Hopes; Hi - Impression Obsession
Papers: White; Old Olive, Cool Caribbean & Cameo Coral - SU; Retro DP - DCWV
Other: Black Ink; Square & Circle Nestabilities; Brads
The next two cards (the one above and the one below) were my samples for the challenge I hosted this weekend. The challenge was "Put on Your Big Girl Panties!", the idea was to create a panty card of some type. Participants could either make their panty card using the template I provided which would make the card above or they could make a card that used a panty stamp of some type.
Using the template I provided .... you are also able to make a bonus card if desired ... that is the card with the bra on it. I had fun making the above cards and thought the sentiments I chose worked so well with these two cards.
In case you can't read them the bra card says "You're a perfect pair" not exactly what was meant when this stamp was made I am sure ... but I am sure their are some who do have the perfect "pair" but that sure isn't me!
And as the panty card is showing the rear view of a person, I couldn't resist adding .... "I'm Behind You 100%"
Recipe: Stamps: Perfect Pair - Gina K Designs; Behind You 100% - Rubbernecker
Paper: Blush Blossom - SU; Retro DP - DCWV
Other: Chocolate Chip SU Ink; Pink Chalks
This is my second sample for my "Panty Card" challenge. I just love this dog! This was a very quick card, the sketch is one that Cammie did for the Gina K release party.
Recipe: Stamps: Dog - Rubbernecker; Verse - Missy B Designs Paper: White; Elegant Eggplant & Lavendar Lace - SU; DP - Penny Black Other: Black Ink; Circle & Square Nestabilities; CM cutter; Paper Piercing Mat & Tool
A friend gave me this stamp for Christmas and I thought it was perfect for the overall theme of the weekend so decided to use it for this next challenge ..... "Eyes Have It!" Of course for this challenge we had to use eyelets on our card. I used to love using eyelets and have lots of them but these days I tend to pick brads to eyelets, so it was fun to get out the old eyelets for this one.
Recipe: Stamps: Girl - Stamps Happen Papers: White; Black; Grey; Rose Red - SU Other - Black Ink; Eyelets; Script Cuttlebug Embossing Folder; Foam Tape
And finally the last challenge of the weekend "Standing at the Fridge Door". The idea here was to use all our "leftovers" we had left out and create a grid type card.
I had some DP and scraps left over from the sketch card I did this week so I used those to create my card here ... I also had Riley Moose already stamped out so I grabbed him and colored him to suit the colors used here.
This is of course another of the Riley Moose stamps which will be released by Hanna Stamps on the 1st February.
Recipe: Stamps: Riley Moose - Hanna Stamps
Papers: White; Pumpkin Pie & Chocolate Chip - SU; Retro DP - DCWV
Other: Black Ink; Ticket Corner Punch