Friday, June 15, 2012

VC_Rocks Blog Hop--Theme is Any Size Card

Yea, I just got done watching Nik Wallenda make history and walk across the Niagara Falls on a tight rope!  All I can say is that for those of you who have never seen or experienced the Falls in person--this was incredible.  It did not look as scary on TV as it really is.  I have lived near the Niagara Falls all my life and have been there hundreds of times and I am always in awe of the power and beauty of it.  Amazing that he did it.  I loved that he prayed most of the way across!  




So I know you are probably here to check out my stop on the blog hop!  I love doing these bog hops with the talented VC_Rocks crew.  This month the theme is any size card--so I stuck with the standard size--choose a stamp set I have not used yet and made three cards to share with you.  I hope you enjoy the hop.  If you came from Brenda Hugar's awesome blog  Brenda's Stamping Corner .  then you are moving right along in the right direction!  I am stop number three for this hop.  If you get lost at any time you can just jump back to the VC_Rocks home blog and see where you got off track.  Otherwise, grab a cup of your favorite beverage and enjoy the hop.

My stamp set of choice is the Aviary Stamp set.
Aviary Stamp Set - by Stampin' Up!  

Such a fun set--I am not sure why I waited so long to get it.  But now I have it and I have three cards to share with you all using this great set!

My first card is showing off some brand new dsp and the new in colors!


This card is also using the new in colors and the same dp pack as the card above.  Don't you think the new colors are so fun?!


And finally I made this last card using my Technostamper Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge 225 for this week! (there is still time to join in the link does not close until Sunday night!) I combined it with my new VC_Rocks room mate's favorite color combo so it can be a card that I will send her!  It is ok if she sees it since it is not the only one I am sending!



I certainly hope you enjoyed my cards.  Have fun on the rest of the hop!
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25 nice people left a comment:

Gayle Schrock said...

As usual your wonderful talent shines through. TFS I love seeing your ideas

Carey said...

Oh I love that stamp set. You have done a bang up job with it too. Thanks for the inspiration. I am glad you could time out from the hot tub to do this.

Carey Rogers
aka Roscoe's mommy (the swap eating dog)

Elizabeth said...

They're fabulous! My fave is the 2nd one. I'm sure your roomie will love her card!

Jane Starr said...

Cute cards! I love the Aviary Stamp set and I especially like how you did the middle card. I've not seen it used that way before. Very cute!

inkedx2 said...

Great cards Mary Jo! I love the new colors - not fond of the yellow! Jealous that you had the buttons. Must have missed that e-mail!

mitz said...

... this is a great stamp set.. luv the cages and birds.. wonderful cards.. thanks mitz_zee@yahoodotcom

Barbara Furlong said...

wonderful wonderful, thanks for hopping....Barb

Kimber Dunn said...

LOVE the blue & brown (colors elude me right now, not enough coffee yet this morning to jumpstart the brain) and always love your artwork!! Great designs and wonderful cards!

Debbie said...

I have also not inked up this stamp set yet. Thanks for sharing your ideas. Funny how when I first saw Summer Starfruit I did not like the color. I have since used it a couple of times and I noticed it on your card as well. It works as a great neutral. Thanks for sharing.

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

Love Aviary - and your color combos are just wonderful!

Chris Occhipinti said...

Love all of these--great sense of color and embellishments! It is such a cute set, I need to use it more...

JoAnn Ross said...

These are so beautiful!! I love the cage on the first one, and the embossing on the third really brings it up to a super level. The colors are gorgeous on all three, and I'm voting for the yellow -- it really did work as a great neutral. I had to go back and look for it after reading the other comments.

Patrice Herrera said...

Ok now you really did it MaryJo. Now I have got to get the stamp set. I am also going to case your idea about making the floral stamp from Thoughts and Prayers into a tree. Cleaver Girl

Terri said...

Very nice cards MJ, more cards that I can CASE!

Jackie L Watson said...

Awesome cards they are so wonderful it is hard to choose, so I like them all.

kreationzbyzabrina said...

Mary Jo
I just love these cards. I have this stamp set but haven't used it yet. Now thanks to you I have some wonderful ideas.

Brenda Hugar said...

Mary Jo, I love these cards. This is a favorite set of mine (not sure why it isn't sitting on my shelf, lol), but I adore your cards. TFS

Mary said...

Love the color combinations.

Stace said...

Oh the birds are stinkin cute!

Stamper Shirley said...

Mary Jo .... I love the little touches you add to your cards - you always give me such great ideas and motivation. Hugs, Sassy Shirley

Janice said...

You are such a talented lady Mary Jo, love your cards. I haven't used this set in a while now, looks like I will be pulling it out and casing!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards! Now I HAVE to buy this set! I think the 1st card is my favorite it's hard tho to choose!
Gwyn

Cynthia Ferenz said...

Very nice cards! TFS!

Cindy Ferenz

Carolyn Sharkas said...

Ah, one of my favorite stamp sets, and you made such gorgeous cards with it. thanks for sharing.

Diane Villegas said...

I have wanted this stamp set for some time now, guess I will have to break down an get it.. LOL Love the cards. Thank you for sharing.