Butterfly Swirl

3/10/2011 10:34:00 PM Posted In , , Edit This 3 Comments »

Good evening one and all! Wow! This is my second post for the day - I guess that my mojo has found its way back to me. This little card is for two different challenges. I haven't entered any in awhile, and have missed the inspiration that they provide. For this card, I used Heather Scott's sweet little sketch #141 from last week. I selected my colors from the iCopic Color Challenge #20 that I found on Samantha's blog. Both Heather and Sami are very near and dear to me. I admire both for their amazing energy and desire to share their passion for stamping and scrapping.
This card uses Maggie paper and CS from TAC, as well as TAC stamps from Butterfly Swirls and You Are Awesome. I cut the shape behind the butterfly with Nesties Labels One. I colored the butterfly with BG01, BG05, V12, and V15. I also did the butterfly twice and layered some of the wings with a pop-dot (not sure if you can see that). I embossed the card base with a Sizzix embossing folder. Ink is Memento Hint of Pesto and Memento Tuxedo Black.
Once again, thank you for checking out my blog. I hope that you find a brief respite from your day. I wish you joy and peace in this crazy world.

Rustic Chic Thank You Notes

3/10/2011 01:38:00 PM Posted In Edit This 4 Comments »

Hi everyone! Wow! I used to post several times a week, but now it seems that every other month is the norm. I guess that my life keeps getting in the way of my creative outlet. But I am back, and I thank you for stopping in to visit. I appreciate the time that you take to visit me. Today I have a set of 4 thank you notes. I made about a dozen, but gave quite a few away as gifts. These were made using TAC's Rustic Chic, along with some CS textured using a variety of Cuttlebug and Sizzix folders. The sentiment is from one of my TAC sets (can't remember which one), and the ovals were punched with Clever Lever punches.
I like making cards for swaps, etc., because I get to be creative, but also produce quite a few cards in a short amount of time. I just finished 40 cards for a swap later this month at a weekend getaway for TAC Angels - I am so excited for a whole weekend of stamping, laughing, and creating with some of the most wonderful gals in the world. Definitely a cure for what ails me! I used to say that stamping and scrapping was cheaper than therapy, but it is not! It does have a lot of the same effects, though!
Until I see you again, I hope that life is kind to you. Take care.