Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Challenge in Basic Blah

I won't share everything I make for VC Rocks (yahoo group) this summer but I wanted to put in another plug for you to join - if laughing and LOTS of email are your thing.  New members are being accepted (for one month only) beginning this Friday April 30.

Here is a sample of what is going on - Kimm (fearless leader and SU fan - not demo) has had us do a little pre-challenge each day (OK cleaning our stamp desks was not a LITTLE challenge) - one day she said to punch or cut 3 different shapes and cut a 4x8 strip of paper, no other hints.  I  just grabbed what was on my desk - black from the Tigger card, vanilla, and kraft - and I reached into my scrap drawer and pulled up some soft suede for my last shape . EASY challenge.

Next day's instructions - we were to use the strip as a card base (must add ink to it), embellish one punch, stamp one punch and leave one punch plain.

Oh great! - me and my black base and blah colors.  But, that is why they are called challenges!  Here is what I came up with:

And I kinda like it.  First time to ink up my Extreme Elements set (it isn't that bad - I just got it last week)

From the chatter I'm pretty sure our classes will include one on bleach stamping (as shown at one of the SU regional gatherings), punching (of course),  and someone just volunteered to teach a class on procrastination  (or did she say next year?) There will be many many more classes and challenges!  And swaps!  And games!  And contests!  (and prizes!!!!!!)

Here is the link again if you want to join.  VC Rocks  They will email you a survey and you must send it back to get in.  But remember it is a HIGH email volume group of girls.  Accepting new members from this Friday until May 30- then the real fun begins - and the whole thing ends in August.  It is a summer full of fun!


Anonymous said...

Love your challenge card Ellen!! Challenges are wonderful for helping you create something that you wouldn't normally do....but with stamps, ink, and cardstock you just do so much!!! Thanks for sharing. Since I absolutely can't fit in time for VC this year, I will enjoy any challenge projects you share.

Whimcees said...

Hi Ellen,

To become a member of VC can you also use non SU product in work outside the group challenges? I was a SU demonstrator, but am not at this time and I use both SU and other product on my blog.

Wishing you a good day today!

Barbara Diane

Ellen Kemper said...

For the SWAPS you MUST use SU - some allow retired and some require current - but for challenges you can use "other" products if that is what you have.

We have ladies that love their alcohol markers and lets face it -SU doesn't sell everything...

Their are plenty of classes and games and things you can do if you don't want to swap. There is a participation requirement but there are ways to meet it without a lot of SU product. Trust me, some of our most active members are not demos.

vicki said...

You really rocked this one!! Blessings to you!

Loni said...

Love it! Suspect thought that I best be finding some pictures since you tend to issue scrapbook challenges. Hugs, L

Carolyn Sharkas said...

I like it! And it isn't blah at all.