Today I would like to share a few cards that I made at the SCS VSN (Virtual Stamping Night) Mini last Friday night. Saturday I posted them to my Gallery there. The VSNs are so much fun! They have a group of volunteer hostesses and leaders, and they choose a theme for each VSN...which is about every 3 months. They had a mini--it started at 5pm and the last challenge was posted at 10pm. They have a weekend long VSN on another date in that month. The big VSN will be August 26-27! They have fun challenges, teach new techniques of all types, challenge you to use a certain item/color, and they still give you a lot of room for your originality. The catch if there is one...is that you have 45 minutes to complete your card! They also tell you what special items you may need to complete the challenges. Basically, it is a blast! And, you can join SCS for free...if you want to be a Fabulous Fan Club Member there is a nominal feel. I hope you will make it to the August 26-27th VSN! You will end up with a huge stack of cards ready to go at the end! I don't know the theme!
OK--You have seen this stamp of mine before by Inkadinkadoo. I just love it. I just wish it was the whole poem. It is so moving. As I said, the Mini VSN took us to the Rodeo...who knew I would have so much fun! The theme of this card is the Queen's Wave. No, not THE Queen...the Rodeo Queen. I believe they have a pageant...and the Rodeo Queen goes around waving to this person, and that camera...waving all the while. Well, our theme was to do something about "waving." This card has small waves! I enjoyed painting this card. I love using Twinkling H20's they are so shimmery! I added a couple of little shells that I had on the lower corner. I should have put 3...they say that you should use items in the quantity of 3's, 5's etc...it is more appealing to the eyes.
It is a Grand Start to the Rodeo! At a rodeo they have a huge parade at the beginning with horses, and flags and cowboys and girls, and rodeo clowns. For this challenge we were to show part of this special festivity! I had so much fun making this card for the VSN Mini! I didn't have a horse stamp...so what is a girl to do when the theme is rodeo?! After a moment of thought, I took my carousel horse, and cut the pole off! Did you know that in Biblical times the white horses were considered the best in the land? They were given to the king and queen...so I left her white! I just colored her hair, and flowers and decorations. The flag pole? A coffee stirrer--and red, white and blue twill for the pennants! Part of the challenge was to use red, white and blue...accomplished with the flag. I love how she came out! I tilted her up a bit, so it would look like a small jump or gallop. She is special! I also glued on a section of a golf decal...an award, and put it over the horse's neck...like at the races...for she is the winner of the rodeo, of course!
You may be wondering why these cards are being shared while we have been talking about "Friendship" this week. Well, I am glad you asked! LOL I wanted to remind you how a card can really make a person's day. Especially a card that isn't for a birthday, anniversary, etc... An unexpected card is THE best!! Occasion cards are so sweet, and I am always grateful for them. But, it is something EXTRA special to receive a card because someone is thinking of you. They want to remind you that you are a great friend, that they are loved, that you have something funny to tell share, or perhaps something that could change their life. The He IS Able Card of the Week that we give away each Wednesday is a great way to share the most important information news, the Good News with anyone! It is a great opportunity for you to use the card for any of the above reasons...but especially to share about the love of Jesus, or your relationship with Him, or perhaps something interesting you found out in your reading of His Word that day. I made these cards to use for upcoming family holidays...but we have many He IS Able Card of the Week Cards to give away. We take all of the comments from last week until Tuesday at 8pm, and one comment is randomly chosen. The writer of that comment, whether a prayer request, comment, or question,,,whatever they choose to share...wins the card! The cards don't all have Scriptures on them...you of course, could share your favorite Scripture on the inside! I have one more card to share...
I can't wait for the VSN at the end of the month...I hope you will join me in the fun! This was probably my favorite challenge! Talk about BLING Galore! The theme was "All That Glitters..." And, we were to use sequins some where on the card...not everyone decorated gowns...some decorated flowers or rodeo decorations. In the description of the challenge, the Hostess shared about some of the dresses the Queen sometimes wore.
Elmers did the trick! Even her shoes had some extra pizazz as I used Glossy Dimensions over the Sakura Pink Metallic Gel! I really like her crown and make-up for the big day! I think she enjoyed having a face...she doesn't usually! LOL I also put a large tiara on the side of the card. I am not sure but I think it may be a "Unity" stamp. I put some larger "Gems" on this, and a rhinestone. I didn't have the sentiment stamp that I wanted...so I stuck to the old scrapbook rule---use your own handwriting! My niece will love this...both Sparkly and pink!
What a Friend We Have in Jesus
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