Friday, May 27, 2016

VC Rocks is back...

And it's blog hop time!

The blog hops this year will all have 'Cruisin' in the title. The first one is called, "Cruisin' For Special Occasions." As our blog hop leader, Robin, noted, the reason many folks go on a cruise is to celebrate something important.

I have only been on one cruise; the trip was a gift from my mother, to celebrate my graduation from university. My dad didn't go with us, because he really isn't big on travelling. It was one of those, 'Go on a trip in lieu of throwing a party' things. Really, I think Mom just wanted to go on a cruise. And I am glad she did. We did the round trip seven day Vancouver to Alaska voyage and I loved pretty much all of it.

I had a hard time deciding what to do for this hop. The one ocassion we all tend to celebrate is birthdays, and I wanted to step outside my box a bit. So instead, I'll show you a few graduation cards. That is rather appropos today, as I know that in the U.S. it grad time for many high school students. Our students attend until the end of June, but it is prom season. My niece's (well technically cousin) prom is tomorrow (Saturday) night & I am so looking forward to seeing her & her boyfriend all decked out. We're going down to the waterfront to do family photos. Please pray the rain holds off....




I found this idea of the clean & simple design on a blog last year. Although there are only two here, I made about a dozen, but some used dsp that wasn't Stampin' UP. I was pleasantly surprised by how well the white SU craft ink stamped.  Although I love the colours of the Rich Razzleberry card the most, I didn't actually cut the paper correctly on that card so I don't like the layout as much as the others. 

Now that budget time is over at the school district, I expect to have more free time. I have a whole bunch of cards that are already made that I'm looking forward to sharing. I went to a crop a week or so ago & I had a fantastic time.

Hop on over to VC Rocks to see the rest of our Hoppers' creations!

Card Details - All products Stampin Up

Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry, Regal Rose, Pacific Point
Stamp set: Teeny Tiny Wishes
DSP: Various retired SU papers
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, White Craft
  

10 comments:

Loni said...

Great Stamp A Stack idea and to use up the paper stash as well. Thanks for sharing!

Robin Messenheimer / Robin's Craft Room said...

Great way to show off Designer Series Paper! I may have to try this with my July Card-Making Class! Thanks for the idea.

Krafting Karen said...

what a quick and easy layout. Great for when you need a fast but great card. Thanks for sharing

Cynthia Ferenz said...

No need for graduation cards any time soon, but this layout is easily convert able to other occasions. TFS!

Stace said...

I love the idea of using all the DSP (not that I hoard it lol) Thanks for sharing.

Sami said...

Awesome cards!

Shelly Schmidt said...

We are already having graduations here in our area. Love your CAS layous and such a great way to use up DSP!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Nice use of DP on these CAS cards!

Katydid Cards said...

Great CAS cards...love the combination of patterned paper with the card stock.

Susan McFeggan said...

I like all of the cards even the blooper. This would be a great way to use up a ton of scrap Christmas dsp too!