Saturday, August 13, 2011

Final VC Rocks Bloghop 2011-Punches Galore

I can't believe it is coming to the end of the summer and the end of VC Rocks!  It won't belong before the kids of the neighborhood are standing on our corner waiting for the bus.  This is our last bloghop for 2011.  "Punches Galore" says it all.  It's all about the punches.  Wasn't the project at Shari's blog wonderful?  She always has great ideas to share.

Children everywhere have new clothes for school. So that means I need a new purse.  My boys never understood why I had so many purses.  Purses always fit. Boys don't understand that saying but girls certainly do.  So here is a purse that I will be making for several occasions in September.  It even has chocolate! (You didn't expect me to go without chocolate did you?)

These purses are great.  They start with a 6"x6" square of DSP.  I had some a hostess pack that was already pre-cut to 6"x6".  Yippee, anything to save time right.  The band on the top of the purse is Very Vanilla cut 3 1/2"x1/2".  I used stamped the latch of the purse on Very Vanilla using the stamp set Four Frames and punched it out using the Decorative Label.  The flowers were colored with Certain Celery and Pretty In Pink markers.  The latch of the purse has a small piece of velcro under it for the closure.

Here is the inside of the purse holding a small Hershey bar.  The ones that come 8 per package for about $1.00.  This is going to be a gift for the ladies in my stamp club.
Most of them are teachers and  I think they will need some chocolate about the second week of school when we meet again.

My second project features the hostess set Precious Butterflies.  I just love butterflies!  I even have milkweed in my garden to help them.
I used Melon Mambo because it is so bright and cheery and we have had lots of rain lately with gray skies; so I needed a little pick me up. I stamped the background with versa mark along with the ring of butterflies on a scrap piece of paper.  I punched the ring of butterflies out with the 1 3/4" circle punch. I sprayed the circle with a combination of Frost White shimmer paint and alcohol.  It has a wonderful sheen to it that the camera has a hard time picking up.  Hopefully, if you click on the close up, it will show.

Hop on over to Diane's blog and check out the awesome project she has.  If you want to start at the beginning of the hop and see all the participants-start here at VC Rocks! blog.

Until next time,


Nichole August 13, 2011 at 6:17 AM  

Stace, I love that purse! The butterflies are adorable too, but I am in love with that purse! Thanks for sharing.

Sharon Field / Created By You August 13, 2011 at 8:26 AM  

Cute little purse and project Stace! TFS

Holly / InkPaperStamps August 13, 2011 at 8:37 AM  

LOL, now that's my kind of purse--so sweet, in so many ways!

And I love Melon Mambo too--that color always makes me smile!

Krafting Karen August 13, 2011 at 8:58 AM  

That purse is too cute!!!!! I like the butterflies also, but the purse....gotta make one!!!

Carey August 13, 2011 at 10:03 AM  

Oh these are both just great. I know those teachers would love those purses with the chocolate. Who wouldn't love chocolate but to have such a special purse with it... to die for.

Carey and Roscoe

Chris O August 13, 2011 at 11:59 AM  

I have tried to make these purses before, but that label closure is such a superb final touch I really have to buckle down and finish one!
Love the butterflies as well, so fresh and pretty!

Brandy August 13, 2011 at 12:20 PM  

I'm going to miss the start of the school year but I KNOW how chocolate is needed! :o) Great job Stace.

inkedx2 August 13, 2011 at 1:02 PM  

You are right about the teachers needing some chocolate. Thanks for the idea! Love the butterflies - but I also love them.


Debbie Martin August 13, 2011 at 2:24 PM  

Love your purse, what a great gift for your teachers. TFS

Beth Harple August 13, 2011 at 2:51 PM  

Love the butterflies, the purses are one of my favorites for little gifts. Thanks for sharing.

Stamper Shirley August 13, 2011 at 3:02 PM  

Stace, what a cute, cute purse - and your butterfly is so creative (I love butterflies too and sit and watch them for a long time whenever I can - I have milkweed too!!). I am really loving Melon Mambo lately myself. Thanx for sharing, Hugs, Sassy

Tory August 13, 2011 at 4:11 PM  

Stace, I love the purse. I may have to make some of these myself. I might need some chocolate because school hasn't started yet!

Alicia August 13, 2011 at 7:01 PM  

Love that purse!! What a great idea!! Thanks for sharing!!

Janice Heighway August 13, 2011 at 7:14 PM  

What a cute purse Stace. I love it, what a great idea.

Barbara Furlong August 13, 2011 at 9:44 PM  

both items are so cute, thanks for hopping with us

Patrice H,  August 14, 2011 at 8:05 PM  

You did such a great job with your projects. I LOVE THEM Both. I looked at all the detail you put into them and was impressed. Very pretty!
Yes to purses, chocolate, kids back in school, and here is to a messy desk!
PS Love the new blog design I did notice when I dropped in today!

Elaine Wright August 14, 2011 at 10:35 PM  

I love your projects, that purse is so cute (and yummy). I like the bright, shimmery card too. Great job on both!

Cynthia Ferenz August 15, 2011 at 12:15 AM  

Love the purse!!! TFS!

Cindy Ferenz
Proud Parent of 2 Soldiers

Carolyn Sharkas August 15, 2011 at 9:02 PM  

Cute, cute, cute, thanks for sharing.

Brenda Hugar August 17, 2011 at 10:17 AM  

Stace, I love that purse. (And using the 6"x6" DSP pack.

Cathy August 23, 2011 at 1:39 PM  


Do you have instructions on how to make that cute purse? I've been looking on the web for one but have been unsuccessful. Thanks!


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