Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Back With A Butterfly

Hello out there to all my cyber-friends!  It's been awhile, I know. :)

I had to let at least one juggling ball drop...and so the "blog ball" was dropped. Believe me, I *wanted* to be here, but just couldn't. :)
   No time to stamp (except - oh, I need a card - quick!) :)
+ No time to take pic, edit pic, post pic, think of something clever to say, and hope *someone* out there thought it was fun and clever and might just leave me some love in comments. ;-)
 No mojo

Anyways...I'm here!! :) Slowly creeping back into this...baby steps. :)  I have SO MUCH fun to show you, and I'm hoping to figure out a "new" summertime balance/schedule that includes time to stamp...cause stamping makes momma happy, and you know the saying..."if momma ain't happy..." :)

I *AM* going to share something with you today (other than rambling). :)

A good friend of mine recently had a birthday, and I've had her card in the works for awhile now. Started it long ago. At the time, I die cut two butterflies and stamped them. Made the card for one friend (hi J!), and got another one ready to go for the other friend I had in mind (hi B!). Had everything done except for coloring in the butterfly and adding the string body, then mounting onto the card.

Ya wanna know something funny?  The butterfly (Sizzix die) is borrowed from the 1st friend, the stamp set is borrowed from the second friend!  Both of those items borrowed to make THIS card for each of them! lol

Anyways, I think it's kind of funny. ;-)

I hand embossed the edges of this very vanilla cardbase. Nope, not with the easy peasy Big Shot (I wish!). This was old school - I moved a brass template from side to side, lining up & embossing by hand! :)

The stamp sets used were Wonderful Favorites and Elements of Style. Colored the flowers on the butterfly with my ink pad lids and aquapainter.

WHEW. It feels good to be back!

Well, what do you think?

Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a GREAT day! :)


  1. so gorgeous and classy Love it... I just found your blog as my friend has cased a card of yours from SCS, her blog http://123easypc.blogspot.com/

    I am going to put you in my favourites. Thanks for the inspiration.

    From Katie

  2. I LOVE this card! So simplistic, pretty, and fun!
    Amy S.

  3. Added to my favorites, simple and elegant. Love it!


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