Friday, June 12, 2009

Our Creative Corner! Border Punch Challenge and Blog Candy!

This week Our June Hostess, Jennifer Meyer challenged us to use Border Punches. I LOVE my border punches, ALL of them!!!! But these are the two that I tend to use the most. The winner of this weeks challenge will win a goody bag from Stamps and Smiles . If you play the challenge, don't forget to head on over to the OCC blog and link your creation there. Also, check out the fabulous designs from my fellow designers by following the links on my side bar!

You might be wondering if you're on the right sight if you're looking at this card!!! Elegant is not a style that I do often......and in my opionion it's not the style that I do best, my tendency is to lean toward the cute and sometimes bizarre!!!! So sometimes its very cool to step outside of the box and do something different!

And HEY!!! I think I'm going to make 95,000 hits today!!! Now THAT is exciting............and I was thinking it might be nice to have a little blog candy! Nothing Spectacular, just an assortment of 5 or 6 of my handmade cards with a sweet suprise tucked in.

Would you like to win?? Just leave a comment and i'll choose a random winner on Monday! I'm interested to hear what kind of challenges you would be interested in......which one's inspire you!

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Hanna Stamps Bridal
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Neenah White, Basic Grey Sultry
Acc: Nesties Label and Oval Dies, Martha Stewart Southwestern Border Punch and Mini Hearts and Scallops, SU Pretties kit flowers and pearls, white organdy ribbon and dollar store charm

Happy Stamping!



  1. Vicki - the elegant style fits you just fine :)!!! This wedding card is beautiful and I love the different border punches you used!!! Hugs ~S~

  2. Love the elegant style of this card and yet the trims added making the card more classy!

  3. Love this card Vicki! Such pretty colours!

    Congrats on so many hits! That's awesome! Great candy too. It would be fantastic to win since I love your cards!!

    Have a great weekend!! :)

  4. I love your elegant card Vicki, good to go outside the box. Love the pearls, guess we do think alike. Hugs Cindy xxdoo

  5. Would I like to win?! Huh... yeah! Who wouldn't LOVE receiving a Vicki Original!

    Congrats on reaching 95,000, that's very impressive! A few more months and you'll be reaching those six digits stats!

    Have a great weekend,

  6. Will you autograph the cards as well? I'm in!

    This is a great wedding card, very dainty!

  7. Vicki your card is SO pretty! LOVE the elegant layers and dp! The wedding cake looks good enough to eat!

    Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs, Jennifer :)

  8. That zigzag border punch is one of my favs too ... fantastic card Vicki

  9. Congrats on all the hits!!! I'd love to get a few cards from you. :) Thanks Kathy Hering

  10. You're right... this card is not your usual style, but lovely as can be. Those border punches rock... combining them is even better!

    Congrats on 95,000+ hits Vicki. That's so awesome!

    High five,

  11. Hi Vicki,
    Girl.....your card is stunning!!! I love the elegant look of your card and the texture and border punch art rocks!!!!
    Congrats on all of your hits! Your blog is amazing!!

  12. Gorgeous card Vicki, very elegant love all the embossing and the pretty lo. Hope you have a great Sunday. Hugs Nikki x

  13. Hello Vicki, your card is so soft and elegant, Love the colors and the sweet image... Hugs and happy sunday! Silke

  14. Love the wedding card. I need some wedding cards so this may be the way I go. TFS

  15. Vicki dont criticize yourself.. I love your style your the one that pushed me towards Hanna stamps didnt own a one and now I have a ton of them. Thanks for all you share

  16. Hey Vicki! I struggle with elegant cards too! My goal is to make more of them this summer. Elegant cards require a minimalist approach which I can't seem to grasp! LOL!

    YOur card turned out beautiful and very elegant! You did an awesome job with the challenge! Great use of border punches!!

    Congrats on you 95,000 hits! Whoohoo!! A blog candy. . .how fun!!

    What challenges I like best. . .I like simple ones! LOL! Nothing too restrictive because they provide the room to be creative and leaves the interpretation to the artist to come up with something different.


  17. Beautiful card! I think you do elegant just fine! I just found your blog too but will be back as I like your other styles too!! I hope it's not too late for the entry....

  18. This is beautiful!! Love it!! Hugs,Cathy

  19. WOWZER girl!! Now this is such a beauty!! I really love the elegant touches!! :)

  20. I can't believe I missed seeing this one. You mess me up when you post twice in one day!!!
    I love this card though. It's beautiful. I love all the textures with the edge punches. Very nice job!



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