Saturday, July 10, 2010

Welcome to the 3rd
2010 VC Rocks Blog Hop

You might have arrived from Melanie Schulenberg's blog
and your next stop is Brandy Campbell's blog

Friends Never Fade
Stamp Sets: Friends Never Fade, sentiment from Watercolor Trio
CS: Bashful Blue, Marina Mist 2 ¼ x 3 ½ , Whisper White 2 x 3
Ink: Marina Mist, VersaMark
Stampin' Write Markers: Bashful Blue, Marina Mist, Certainly Celery
Tools: Certainly Celery Satin Ribbon, Adhesive, Dimensionals
Make card base from Bashful Blue. On the card front, randomly stamp the Ornate flower image with VersaMark.
Using the brush tip end of the marker color the flower stamp. Start with Certainly Celery on the stems and leaves. Then use Bashful Blue on the large flower and the smallest flower bud. Marina Mist goes on the interior petals of the large flower and on the larger flower bud. It is okay for your marker colors to blend or overlap a little on your stamp if you start with the lightest color first.
Layer the Whisper White on the Marina Mist with adhesive. The ribbon is next. Try this the next time your use ribbon. I prefer to cut a piece of ribbon the width of the unit plus two finger widths. I use adhesive to attach the ribbon ends to the backside of the layered unit. Then I go back and tie the knot. Leave the ribbon on the spool, adjust your knot and tales the way you want them and then cut at an angle. You save ribbon this way and the ends won’t fray if you cut at an angle.
Use adhesive or Dimensionals to attach the ribbon decorated layer to the card base.
Stamp your favorite sentiment at the bottom as you desire. I used the Birthday Wishes stamp from the new stamp set Watercolor Trio featured in the 2010 Summer Mini Catalog. Clear stamps make it very easy to see what you are doing and stamp exactly where you intend.
Hope you like the simplicity of this card design. I have had a lot of time to reflect on what my friends mean to me. I opened a book of quotes “Say it with Style” edited by Tayna Fox and these are the ones that jumped out at me. The stampers on VC Rocks have become real friends, not virtual friends. Some of us even got together for a real lunch at a GREAT pizza place in Allen, TX called 5th Street Pizza. I hope to see them after the real convention and eat more great pizza.
A friend is someone who accepts you just the way you are.
A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same.
–Ellen Hubbard
My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me
– Henry Ford
Friendship improves happiness and abates misery by doubling our joy and dividing our grief. –Joseph Addison
Friends are the flowers that bloom in life’s garden.
Friendship lightens every burden and makes the sunshine brighter.
Your previous stop was Melanie Schulenberg's blog
and your next stop is Brandy Campbell's blog


  1. Lovely card. I'm glad you are enjoying VC_Rocks and making such good friends. TFS.

  2. Love it...I should have purchased this set I have seen so many GORGEOUS cards with this set and your is no exception....

  3. Another stamp set I wasn't sure I wanted, but I was wrong, once again. Love the colors you used - thanx for sharing.

  4. Terrific Job Kim!!! We need another lunch run!!! Hugs, Loni - Rookie Mod & Blog Hop Coordinator.

  5. A lovely and elegant card Kim, I love the color combo. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Love the Marina Mist color, don't you?

    Great card and great quotes!

    I'm sorry I had to miss that lunch. Maybe we can try again another time.

  7. What a great card. I love this post, and all the wonderful quotes you have shared with us. You are so right about all the wonderful women on VC Rocks. This is one of the reasons I love Stampin UP so much. They encourage us to share and inspire one another and not be competitive.

  8. Fantastic card! I really do love it and each project I see with this stamp set makes me think I need it more! :o)

  9. I love the greeting and the card is beautiful!

  10. Great card. Love the colors. The quotes were exceptional, will be using a few of those on scrapbook pages in the future. TFS

  11. Beautiful, Kim, I love it and the quotes.

  12. Beautiful card. I didn't get that set in the pre-order, but thinking I may have to now. :)

  13. Very pretty, I really like these colors together.
    Kris Sobolik

  14. I really think these colors look great together. I have to get this stamp set now. Thanks for the inspiration.

    Carey Rogers
    aka Roscoe's mommy

  15. This would be a wonderful stamps set to have. Love your colors and I always love embossing folders!! Your card is gorgeous!

  16. Love the card and the friendship sayings. I also really like your blog design!

  17. I too love Marina Mist and Old Olive together. This stamp set is a winner that's for sure.

  18. Oh beautiful I love that stamp set!