Friday, August 17, 2012

VC_Rocks! August Blog Hop

Welcome to my blog!  If you've been hopping along, you should have arrived here from Stamping with Janice.  She's always got nice things to share!  If you just arrived here by chance and would like to see the entire hop, just keep going.  There is a link at the bottom of this post to get you to our next stop.  You can also start at the beginning at the VC_Rocks Blog.  (The blog hop starts on Saturday at 10 AM EST, so if you're here before then, be sure to come back to enjoy the whole hop).

Well, it's the last hop of the VC season, and the first one in which I can participate. I have had a busy, busy summer!  This week was no exception.  I lead a Harry Potter-themed week of summer camp at my school. We made these characters on Tuesday.  The camp kids got to make two of them, and they were quite a hit!

I know it's a bit of a stretch to fit in with this month's theme of Big Shot, Punches and Simply Scored, but I did use two of the three!  All the eyes on the four characters were punched with the circle from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack. Draco's eyes (bottom right) were then trimmed to look angry and menacing. Hermione's hair (bottom left) is, of course, the leftover frame from our ever-popular and versatile Top Note die for the Big Shot.

For those interested, I found pillows on Pinterest that looked like the boys, and immediately thought they'd be a cute papercraft for my summer camp.  The Hermione square is based on a card I also found on Pinterest.  You can find them on my "YAY HARRY POTTER!" board on Pinterest.  Yes, I do love Harry Potter!

The Gryffindor scarves are made with Cherry Cobbler and More Mustard.  Draco's Slytherin scarf is Wild Wasabi and Basic Gray.  Draco's hair is Whisper White sponged with So Saffron.  The base card is 4.25" square of Natural Ivory card stock. Contact me if you'd like more details.

I think I will frame the four of these together and hang them on my classroom wall! I'm going to frame a piece that says, "CLEAN UP AFTER YOURSELF.  HOUSE ELVES DON'T WORK HERE."  I already have three other Potter-themed posters framed and on the wall.  I will also make signs for my lightswitch that say "Lumos" and "Nox."  Hee hee!  It's going to be awesome.  But I digress.

Your next stop is Elizabeth's Stamp Room.  I can't wait to see what she's got for us!

Happy Stamping!