Sunday, February 22, 2009

VSN-did you play along?

Yesterday was the Feb. VSN (virtual stamp night) over at SCS. It was my first VSN participation ( I did do the mini-crush event last month, so that may be my first official one) and it was fun. I only wish I had a chance to do all of the challenges. The hosts this month did a fabulous job organizing the event! Kudos to you girls! I almost forgot all about it when Kristin emailed me and asked if I wanted to stamp along with her. We got a chance to chat a little and it sure helped make the time pass on another cold Saturday afternoon without Tim home. Here are two of the cards I did using a new PTI set, Damask Designs. I really wanted this set because it is so beautiful, but also because one of my former GSG members, Dawn McVey designed it!!! I'm so excited for her and all that has happened to her in this past year. She's a stamping super star!
I tried a new technique with this card, melted crayon. I even put my iron to good use (I rarely iron anything, LOL!) It was fun to try, but don't see myself doing this too often.

This is a clear acetate card and I REALLY like how it came together. I used some more new PTI goodness on this, along with the same set. The new color is Melon Berry (I was surprise how, almost dead on this color is to last year's SU IN Color, Groovy Guava. In case you were wondering). I paired it up with PTI's Berry Sorbet and a pop of Raspberry Fizz. I did use their Vintage Cream ink on the acetate and it is not drying, so I will need to re-do this card with some stazon. It looks pretty for the picture, but it is all smeared up now since my DS got a hold of it. Enjoy your Sunday! It is a sad one around here as we say good-bye to a friend and neighbor today. He lost his courageous battle to cancer last Monday. He was young, and leaves behind a beautiful wife and two kids. My heart and prayers go out to the Ballard family!

Hugs, Lisa


  1. Yay new fun stuff! I'm hoping mine comes tomorrow. These cards are great, love the color combos. Sorry to hear about your friend/neighbor.

  2. Ooooh, gorgeous cards!! YOu sure got that set fast! Love that clear overlay with the damask, stunning!


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