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Snow Much Fun Hostess Goodies

Welcome to the second 2011 VC Rocks Blog Hop…you've most likely arrived here from the Staci Coomb's website http://stampinstace.blogspot.com/

If you ever get lost along the way during the blog hop, you can go back to the main page – www.vcrocks.blogspot.com

The theme of this blog hop is anything but cards! 

At my downline meeting last month, we worked on creating hostess bags.  One of the preorder stamp sets was Snow Much Fun, and it was the perfect for using as a theme for my hostess bag as I am somewhat of a snowman addict!  Even my kitchen decor (including the curtains) is snowman themed!  I really wanted to use some of the new colors too.  I loved the new Chocolate Chip Scallop Polka Dot ribbon so I had to incorporate that too.  My color combination emerged – Wisteria Wonder and Chocolate Chip!  Not your everyday Christmas color combination!

My downline created this bag and tag to hold all the hostess goodies:

2011 VC Rocks OTC Blog Hop-Bag and Tag

The tag and the trio of trees is embossed in silver.  I just love those little birdies!

Here are a few other items I like to include in my hostess goody bag:

2011 VC Rocks OTC Blog Hop-CS

This is a sampling of the new In Color Card Stock.  Love the new Polka Dot Brads!!!


2011 VC Rocks OTC Blog Hop-Candy

A hostess can always use a little chocolate!


2011 VC Rocks OTC Blog Hop-Ribbon

I know my hostesses love our ribbon!


Here is a close-up of the ribbon topper:

2011 VC Rocks OTC Blog Hop-Ribbon Topper


We also created a card using this fabulous new stamp set and some of the accessories.  You're going to have to come back later this month to see it as I am hosting a Christmas in July stamp camp later this month!

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What is VC Rocks…and why do I love it?? VC Rocks is an online community where members share their love of stamping before, during, and after the Stampin' Up! convention. If you can't go (or even if you can) to convention, you can get your "stampin' mojo fix" with challenges, swaps, and discussions! I have "met' many fabulous stamping demos and nondemos through this group.

Thanks for stopping by, and now your next stop is Barb Furlong's blog – http://www.theloveofstamping.com/.

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Jul 9, 2011 - 01:07:02
Ria Blackwell said:

Okay, now I have to get this stamp set!  Great products any hostess would love!
Ria Blackwell

Jul 9, 2011 - 01:07:35

Love the bag!! What a lucky hostess! Thanks for sharing

Jul 9, 2011 - 02:07:40
Barb Furlong said:

Great projects and thanks for hopping…….

Jul 9, 2011 - 02:07:43

Your projects are just adorable!  I love them!

Jul 9, 2011 - 02:07:13
Loni said:

Terrific projects Jane!   Hugs, Loni

Jul 9, 2011 - 02:07:27
carolyn s said:

Jane, this is a gift any hostess would be tickled to receive. thanks for sharing it with us.

Jul 9, 2011 - 03:07:25
Carey Rogers said:

Very cute Jane.  It looks like your hostesses are taken care of very well.

Jul 9, 2011 - 04:07:40

Cute cute cute.  Such fun little gifts.

Jul 9, 2011 - 04:07:29

What clever and awesome ideas Jane. I a new to stampin up family so I appreciate Hostess ideas. Thanks for sharing.

Jul 9, 2011 - 04:07:45
Brenda H said:

Wow, can I be one of your hostesses if I can get gifts like this?  Just kidding.  Love your ideas.  So simple, but so elegant.  Any hostess would love to get one of these.

Jul 9, 2011 - 05:07:56
Dawn Hoffman said:

Jane I love the birds in this set too!  This is a great idea of how to share some of the new product with hostesses!  Thanks for sharing!

Jul 9, 2011 - 05:07:30

I'm with you – I love snowmen so I have to get this set!  Your color combo is good – different but good!!  You are so good to your hostesses!

Jul 9, 2011 - 05:07:02
Jeanie Carter said:

The colors look wonderful together.  I really enjoyed seeing your projects and look forward to seeing what else your creating with this stamp set.

Jul 9, 2011 - 05:07:36

Really cute ideas. I love decorating bags, But you stepped it up a notch for me to make it a hostess gift and add those little goodies too TFS!

Jul 9, 2011 - 10:07:00
Chris Occhipinti said:

These are great, Jane…I almost forgot about the birds, they are so cute and make me want to get that set.  I was on the fence about it, but your ideas just pushed me over to the "Buy Me Now" side!
Really well done!

Jul 10, 2011 - 01:07:40
Elizabeth K. said:

Great ideas for a hostess!  I especially love the colors wisteria and chocolate together.

Jul 10, 2011 - 01:07:43
Karen said:

I have this set on my wish list for August.  I like your ideas, not only for this set, but  for the many ways to thank a hostess.  I wouldn't have thought about the new in-color sampler.  Thanks!

Jul 10, 2011 - 02:07:56
Marisol Gutierrez said:

What a GREAT idea for hostesses! Nothing like getting pampered!

Jul 10, 2011 - 08:07:09

I love your projects!!  These are great hostess ideas! 

Jul 10, 2011 - 09:07:03

Very nice hostess gift ideas! TFS!
Cindy Ferenz
Proud Parent of 2 Soldiers