Wednesday, June 30, 2010

so thoughtful!

Hello all!  Today I've got a quick post to share with you - it's a beautiful card I received for my birthday from Kris Tillett!  Kris is a member of my downline and she is an awesome stamper and demonstrator.  Isn't this card gorgeous?! I just love the flowers!  Thank you SO MUCH, Kris!
I hope you all have a great day!  I'll catch up with you guys a bit later.  Bye for now!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

{last chance!}

Hey there!  Just wanted to pop in real quick and remind you all that there are only 2 days left to order from the current Stampin'Up! Catalogs - today and tomorrow and then that's it!!  So, now's your last chance to get your favorite retiring stamps and products in the retiring colors.  For those of you in the US, you can place an order on my demonstrator website - just click the Shop Now button in the upper right corner.

Tip - if you're running low on cardstock, now's a great time to stock up!....the prices are going up a smidge in the new catty.

Have a great day!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Happy Monday!

Hello there blog peeps!  Hope you're having a great Monday so far.  I had quite the whirlwind birthday weekend and I wish I had an extra day to recover!  All in all, it was a fabulous time :)  I'll have to share more with you when I get all my pictures in order, so stay tuned for that probably later this week.  For today, I've got this week's 2S4Y sketch card for you!  Here's what Laura drew up for the week:

The squares were a perfect compliment for the stamps from this week's sponsor, Mint Motif.  How do you like the card I made?  I used Bermuda Bay, and Crushed Currry as my palette colors - it's such a summery combination!  This was a clean and simple, super easy card to create.  Hope you like it.  Now, why don't you go over and get your creative juices flowing and play along with the sketch!

Have fun! Catch up with you guys later!

Friday, June 25, 2010

June Final Friday Winner!

Happy Friday, all!  It's time to announce this month's lucky fortuitous that it's Lucky #7!
This month, the winner happens to be Amanda!!  Congrats, Amanda!  Thank you all for playing, too!  And thank you so much for all the fun birthday wishes.  It made me smile reading them all, and I do appreciate it :)  Today's blog post is gonna be short as I'm going to head off to enjoy the day at Disneyland with my family.  I'm so thankful to be celebrating my birthday with my loved ones...And, what could be better than hanging out at the happiest place on earth! ;)

I'll catch up with you guys later.  Have a great day!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

more {CUPCAKES!}

Hey there!  I've got more cupcakes for you today.  This time, I've got a rainbow variety, courtesy of the handy dandy MDS!  I printed out a sheet of cupcakes on Whisper White cardstock in a rainbow of colors - these are Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise, and Certainly Celery, which happened to match the Island Oasis DSP, too!  I say "happened to match" because I hadn't previously planned to pair it with the DSP, I just did a bunch of colors so that I could make a variety of cards! Wanna see the full card:  Here you go:

I used the new Cherry Cobbler cardstock as the base, and I really love its rich and luscious red color!  It's a little deeper than the Real Red, but it compliments it nicely.  For my label, I used the other flower punch in the Itty Bitty Punch set.  These really are so cute and add a nice touch to your card project.  I sponged the edges of my label with Creamy Caramel to soften it up a bit and give it a little aged look.  If you've noticed, I've been doing a lot of sponging with Creamy Caramel on my projects lately, to soften the stark white and give the projects some depth.  For the strips behind my "Happy Birthday" label, I used the excess strips from the Eyelet Border punch scraps, so  there was minimal waste of supplies in making this card! Hope you like the card share!  here's the recipe for you.
{Rainbow cupcake birthday}
All supplies Stampin'Up!
*Stamp Set: Party Hearty {in MDS}, Happy Moments
*Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler {new sneak peek!}, Whisper White, Island Oasis DSP
*Inks: Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip
*Accessories: Eyelet Border and Pinking Hearts border punches, Modern Label punch, Itty Bitty Punches, Brads
Thanks for visiting!  Have a great day!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

pink and brown birthday cupcake

Hello there blog friends!  Aren't you impressed that I've blogged every day so far this week?!  I tell you, it's been tough for me to get into a regular groove of crafting and blogging with a busy day job that's been keeping me occupied.  So, I thank you guys for still checking in with me! Yay!  It feels good to have caught up a little bit with life in general, that's for sure.  I'm going to enjoy it while I can.  Today's card share continues with the birthday card theme and the hybrid MDS/stamping technique.  As you can see, it's a simple and clean 2-tone card with a couple of button accents.  This is a great birthday card to have on hand - and with MDS, you can print out any cupcake colors to match your SU! cardstock.  Super easy peasy!  This pink is Pink Pirouette, which is a very soft and baby girlish pink. I added chunky glitter on my cupcake to give it that sugar-y goodness look!  Doesn't it look delectable?  I am also loving the little flower from the itty bitty punches set - it is just too cute. 
Hope you like it!  Here's the recipe for you:
{Pink and Brown Birthday}
All supplies Stampin'Up! except for the buttons
*Stamp Sets: Party Hearty {in MDS}, Happy Moments {SAB set}
*Cardstock: Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
*Inks: Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel
*Accessories: Extra Large Scallop Circle punch, Itty Bitty Punch, 1 3/4" circle punch, polka dot embossing folder, Modern Label punch, chunky glitter, hodge podge hardware brads, chocolate chip taffeta ribbon
Hope you guys have a fantastic day!  Oh, and don't forget, today's the last day to leave a comment for June's Final Friday Giveaway.  The winner will be announced on Friday!

Thanks for coming by!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

party {HEARTY!} hybrid card

Hey there!  Since this is birthday week for me, and I've got lots of friend's and family's birthdays coming up, I'm doing a full week of bday cards, and hybrid ones, no less.  For today's share, I decided to create another card using this week's 2S4Y sketch, but this time with all Stampin'Up! products.  I also used MDS to create my background too {you'll see that throughout this week}- I think I've just truly discovered the versatility of hybrid card making with My Digital Studio!  Fun fun!  here's a look at the full card.
Isn't that background fun?  I printed out a whole sheet of these party hats, which you can see here:
I used it for both the background and the banner.  I created another sheet of cupcakes, too, which I also used  on the card.  Then, I printed them out on Whisper White cardstock.  For this card, I also got good use of my circle cutter, which I used for the half circle on the top of the card and the Chocolate Chip circle mat behind my cupcake.  Here's the recipe for you:
{Party Hearty Birthday Wishes}
All supplies Stampin'UP!
*Stamp Set: Party Hearty {in MDS}, Quotable Quotes {Hostess Set Sneak Peek}
*Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Certainly Celery
*Inks: Pumpkin Pie and Baja Breeze Markers
*Accessories: Circle Cutter, Scallop Circle Bigz die, Extra Large Scallop Circle punch, 1 3/4"  and 1 3/8" circle punch, white gel pen, Lots of Tags Sizzlit, Matchbox Bigz XL (for the tag mat), Early Espresso 1/8" Taffeta ribbon {sneak peek!}, chocolate chip brads
Thanks for coming by!  Don't forget that the last day to enter the Final Freebie Friday drawing for this month is tomorrow, June 23rd, so if you haven't already, leave me a comment here.

Bye for now!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Birthday fun with 2S4Y

Hi all!  Hope you had a great weekend!  I had a lot of fun making this card!  Maybe because I'll probably be making a lot of these milestone cards for a handful of my friends this year ;) heehee.  These fun digi images are from the Birthday Fun set from The Cutting Cafe, who's this week's 2S4Y sponsor.  Wanna see the sketch for this week?  Here it is:
At first, I wasn't sure what I was going to do with the semi-circle, but it was actually fun playing with the shape!  I got to use my circle cutter and scallop circle die.  I love the look of banners on cards, so I had to incorporate one on this card! I used glue dots to string them along my piece of embroidery floss, then secured the floss with a brad. Aren't those polka dot pennants cute? They are made out of the party hats digi stamp in the set!  The cool thing with the digi stamps is that you can resize them in any size, and then I also figured out how you can change the colors of the lines and the fill - sounds basic, I know, but it wasn't intuitive for me!  Hope you like it!  Here's another view of the card:
Thanks for stopping by today!  Have a great week!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day!

Hello there blog peeps!  Just a quick post today to wish all the Fathers out there a Happy Father's Day!  Here's the Father's Day Card I made for my father-in-law.  He's an avid golfer!  Here's a look at the full card:
I made the green out of felt using the Ovals Bigz die and created my flag out of one of the party hats from Party Hearty.  Hope you like it!  This summery themed card also happened to match the Pals Paper Arts challenge of the week, too, so of course, I had to play ;)

Have a fantastic day!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Sneak Peek and Happy Friday

Hello there!  How are you guys today?  This is another week that flew by!  Is that just what happens as you get older?  My goodness!  Seems like time has a way of speeding up.  Well, today, I've got a little sneak peek for you - this is a card I made with a few goodies from the new SU! catty that will be available very soon.  July 1st in fact! 
I love the new DSP called Newsprint - it has a bunch of fun black and white printed papers - from maps, to musical sheets, to old advertisements...lots of awesome backgrounds to choose from to add character to your projects!  Here, I used the musical sheets for the background and punched out my leaves on the vintage map sheets.  Here's a look at the full card for you:

I was inspired to create my flower from Lisa Johnson's poppy flower tutorial.  I used SU!'s new larger scallop circle punch and punched 2 flowers, then layered it with the smaller scallop circle for the center flower.  For my black flower center, I followed Lisa's method of fraying black grosgrain ribbon to create that fuzzy center look.  Pretty fun!  Now, how about that sentiment?  So perfect for the look I was going for!  It's from the new Level 3 Hostess set called Occasional Quotes, which has a fantastic collection of sentiments in a variety of fun fonts.  I layered my sentiment on Very Vanilla cardstock, which was die cut from the Lots of Tags Sizzlit.  Then I layered that piece from one of the tag pieces on the Matchbox Bigz XL die.  I topped it off with a touch of bling and used 2 rhinestone brads from the pretties kit.  Did you see I used the pretty 1/8" taffeta ribbon too?  I just LOVE that ribbon - it dresses up my 5/8" black grosgrain ribbon quite nicely, don't you think? Viola!  That's it!  I basically described the entire card, but here's the recipe in an easy to read format:
{Birthday Wishes Newsprint}
All supplies Stampin'Up!
*Stamp Set: Occasional Quotes Level 3 Hostess Set {sneak peek!}
*Cardstock: Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Newsprint DSP, Regal Rose
*Inks: Basic Black
*Accessories: Matchbox XL die, Lots of Tags Sizzlit, Extra Large Scallop Circle and  Scallop Circle Punches, Eyelet Border punch, Black Grossgrain ribbon, 1/8" Black Taffeta ribbon, rhinestones from the Pretties Kit, corner rounder punch
For good measure - here's one last look at the card, without my candle prop ;)
Thanks for coming by today!  I'll catch up with you guys in a bit! Have a great weekend!

Monday, June 14, 2010

you've got {MAIL!}

Hello and happy Monday to you all!  Today's card share is the card I created for this week's 2S4Y challenge. Laura created this week's sketch:
One of my favorite things about sketch challenges is pushing myself to try and think outside of the box with the sketches.  As you guys can probably tell, I'm usually pretty literal in my sketch translations - with shapes and layouts and everything.  {This is probably the result of being a daughter of 2 engineers!} Maybe part of that is just my innate style.  But with each sketch, I really do try and change up my imagination and creativity by thinking of different ways I can incorporate certain images or themes.  For this week, I pushed myself out of my comfort zone a little and took my creative interpretation with the 2 rectangle shapes and converted them to my 2 daisies pictured in the little card snippet above.  Here's a look at my full card:

Now, isn't the bottom image fun?  The stamp is from the Who's that E Girl stamp set from My Favorite Things, who is this week's 2S4Y sponsor of the week.  I paper pieced the couch with a fun floral DSP that will be in SU'w upcoming catty {a little sneak peek for ya!}.  Here's the card recipe:
{You've got mail!}
*Stamps: Who's that E Girl
*Cardstock: SU! Kraft, Real Red, Whisper White, Greenhouse Gala DSP
*Inks: SU! Chocolate Chip classic ink pad, Blush Blossom Marker, Daffodil Delight Marker {sneak peek}
*Accessories: Hemp Twine, Daisies #2 Bigz Die, Modern Label Punchl; PTI coconut buttons
Now, come on and check out the rest of the talented 2S4Y Design Team's creations for this week! Hope you play along with us!

Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

summer {wedding invitation}

Hi blog friends!  Happy Sunday!  I know I've been telling you all that I've been super busy.  Well, part of it has been work related, another part of it has been home improvement related, and the last bitty part of it has been wedding invitation related.  For the last few weeks, I've been busy behind the scenes making wedding invites for my dear sister-in-law, Erin, who is getting married this summer! I was excited to do the task, and once I got going and got past the creative design, it was a piece of cake!  I don't know about you, but sometimes, it takes me a while to figure out how to translate the vision I have in my head and make it look right in the final product.  Here's a look at what the final invites look like:
In total, I made 84 invites.  What do you think? My sis-in-law's colors worked perfectly with Chocolate Chip and Pumpkin Pie, so I was glad that I had colors to go with her color scheme!  I also added texture by using the Elegant Bouquet embossing folder on the front and inside of the invitation.  That embossing folder definitely adds a touch of fancy ;) After completing all of them, I definitely felt inspired by the fact that I could produce mass wedding invites...and I was pretty pleased with the outcome!  By the end, I really enjoyed putting them together!  Here's a look at the inside.
Below is a view of the inserts I created - RSVP card, registry info, and directions.
For the belly band, I actually made those using MDS!  It allowed me to create the flourish pattern very easily and then, through the magic of printing, I was able to quickly "stamp" 80+ of these belly bands.  Pretty nifty, eh?  I have to say that using MDS for this piece of the invite was probably a huge time saver!
Well, I hope you like the invites.  I would love to hear from you if you've created wedding invites and your experience with them.  Do you do them for just friends and family or have you created them for customers?  I think if I had more time, I would definitely try to market this opportunity, although with my day job, I'm pretty limited on time.  Maybe down the road.  We'll see!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

finally...June's Final Friday {Giveaway}!

Hi there blog peeps!  Are you enjoying your weekend?  I certainly am!  I'm finally catching my breath a little.  Not only that, but I am finally posting my Final Friday Giveaway!  This month's final Friday happens to land on my birthday, so I decided to make this giveaway an extra special birthday freebie extravaganza!  It's my current favorite Alphabet stamp set!  Here's a look for you:

What do you think?  Pretty cool?  This set is called Jayne's Type Alphabet and has a retail value of $43.95 (US).  It's currently available in the SU! catty.  Lucky for you, you can win it for FREE!  I really love this set and want to use it more often, that's for sure! The letters are just gorgeous.  I'll make a few cards to share with you in the coming weeks.  Of course, I have the grand plan of making a bunch of mongram cards for friends and family...I just haven't gotten a chance to do them yet.  Baby steps...I'll start with a few 3x3s {heehee}.  Now, if you win, you can go nuts and make monogram cards, or create whatever your heart desires!  I'm sure you'll enjoy many uses of this set.  So let's talk about what you need to do to play, shall we? 
Here are the rules {only enforced by the "Honor System"}:

1. Leave me a comment on this post by midnight Pacific Time, Wed, June 23, 2010.
2. On your comment, please make sure to include a valid email address or a blog URL (where I can leave a comment or have a way of contacting you). For those of you that are uncomfortable with leaving an email in a post, you can write your info like this: yourname at emailaccount dot com.
3. One comment per person please. :)
4. Anyone can play - international visitors welcome!
The winner will be chosen at random (via and announced on my blog on Friday, June 25th!  Are you ready to play?  You can leave me a comment about anything, or tell me about your favorite birthday - it can be about the age, the celebration, or specific memory.  I can't wait to here about it!  I love reading your comments and appreciate you taking the time to leave one.

On a side note - for my April and May winners....I was a little tardy in getting the goodies off to you guys.  Suffice it to say, they are in the US Postal Service's hands now, en route to your respective locations. :)  For my April winner, I was a little challenged figuring out the international post requirements, but now I'm good to go.  I've learned a lot about customs forms!

Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend.  In the meantime, good luck playing for this month's giveaway!

Bye for now!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

happy new baby {challenge card!}

Hey there blog peeps!  How are you all?  Today, I've got a card share for you that's doing triple duty!  First, it covers one of my swap cards this month, which is a baby theme.  Then of course, I had to get my challenge fix, so my inspiration came from the Taylored Expressions card sketch and the Embellish label color challenge.  Here's a look at the sketch and colors (it's actually my second card for the Embellish challenge!)

I have to say that I love the color palette for the Embellish challenge.  The colors are so pretty together.  Hence, my inspiration to do another card in this scheme!  And, how fun is the Taylored Expressions sketch!  Here's a look at my full card for you:

I used the Smooch Spray and the Presto Papers DSP to create my grid background and found that the finished paper looked so pretty!  It's hard to tell in the picture, but the Smooch Spray gives the paper a shimmery look to it.  All you need to do is spray the paper 2-3 times, then take a sponge and spread the smooch spray all over the DSP.  The color I used was Log Cabin.  At first I thought it was going to be really dark, but it's got a chocolate-coppery look to it.  Very cool!  For my circles, I used the Circle Bigz die for the white piece with the stroller image, then I used my Circle cutter for the mat.  The scallop circle is from the Scallop Circle #2 die.  Another thing I discovered in making this card is that the stroller image on the scallop circle would make a perfect sized tag, too!  Here's the recipe for you:
{Happy Baby Card}
All supplies Stampin'Up!
*Stamp Set: Fun and Fast Notes
*Cardstock: Regal Rose, Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Whisper White, Presto Papers DSP
*Inks: Chocolate Chip classic pad, Regal Rose marker
*Accessories: Polka dot embossing folder, Scallop Trim border punch, 3/4" and 1" circle punches, Heart punch, Scallop Circle #2 die, Circle Cutter, Circle die, Itty Bitty Punches, brad
Hope you like it!  Thanks for coming by today!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Mojo Sketch and Sneak Peek!

Hi all!  I am so excited to share a sneak peek of some new goodies from the upcoming Stampin'Up! catalog - and the great thing is, I got to incorporate it in this week's Mojo Monday sketch 142.  Here's a look at what the sketch looks like:
I'm so glad I got to play - it's been a while!  The sketch inspired me to create this fun card:
Whaddaya think?  How do you like that new embossing folder?  I think it's so pretty!  It's called Vintage Wallpaper.  I also used the gorgeous new 1/8" taffeta ribbon in basic black and the new Clearlits scallop rectangle die.  The paper I used for the butterfly is from the new DSP called Greenhouse Gala.  Here's the recipe for you:
{Thank You Vintage Butterfly}
*Stamp Set: Artistic Etchings {new!}, All Holidays
*Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White, So Saffron
*Inks: Basic Black, Daffodil Delight
*Accessories: 1/8" Basic Black Taffeta ribbon, Clearlits Scallop Rectangle, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, Eyelet Border punch, 1 3/8" and 1 3/4" circle punch, brad
Hope you like it!  Thanks for coming by!  Have a fantastic day!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Polka dots and stripes for 2S4Y

Hi all!  This week's 2S4Y sketch was lots of fun!  Our sponsor for the week was The Stamping Boutique, so I got to play with the adorable digistamp image above.  Wanna see what the sketch looks like?  Kazan created this week's sketch below.
It turned out perfect for the stamp I chose - I had debated on the colors to use for my little boutique.  Finally, I got my inspiration from the Embellish Challenge colors, so I decided to go with a Chocolate Chip/Apricot Appeal/Regal Rose palette.  Here's a look at my full card for you:

I popped up the clouds and added a bit of glitter to give my card some dimension and pizazz.  I really do love that image!  It's such a cute building. Plus, I really like the polka dots and stripes together.  To finish it off, I added a pretty pink taffeta bow. Whaddya think?  Hope you like the card!  I'm gonna scoot for now.  Have a great Monday!

Thursday, June 3, 2010


Hey there!  How are you all?  I'm finally feeling better today.  Being sick was definitely no fun.  On that note, I've got a bright and cheery card share today that just reminds me of summer and vacation!  I got my inspiration from the Stamping 411 sketch this week, which I discovered this morning that I was too late to play.  Oh well, kind of a bummer, but at least it got me into the card making mode!  I used the new Pedaling Past stamp set from the summer mini and the vibrant Island Oasis DSP.  Here's a look at the full card for you:
Doesn't this card just wanna make you go outside and ride your bike?  Heehee.  Well, maybe that's a bit of hyperbole, but still.  For me it does conjure up the images of summer.  It also reminds me of the beach cruiser I had in high school.  Ahhh - those were the days.  I remember riding my bike to school every day my freshman year til I finally had friends that could drive, so I got to carpool in my sophomore year and then finally drive in on my own.  Fun times.  Here's the card recipe for you:
{Cruisin' card}
All supplies Stampin'Up!
*Stamp Set: Pedaling Past
*Cardstock: Rose Red, Whisper White, Island Oasis DSP
*Inks: Basic Black, Creamy Caramel, and Tempting Turquise Classic Ink Pads; Basic Black, Rose Red, Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise markers
*Accessories: Jumbo eyelet, Modern Label punch, brads, Tempting Turquoise grosgrain ribbon, sponge daubers used to create the sand and the sky
Hope you like the card!

Now, I have some fun pictures to share from this past weekend!  My hubby's college roommate and dear friend, Eric, came to visit us for the day and flew in on his plane.  Yes - PLANE!  It's a cool 4 seater plane.  He asked us if we wanted to go to Santa Barbara for dinner, and of course, we jumped at the chance! It was the coolest thing!  Had I not been on a small plane before, I probably would have been a little more freaked out, but truth be told, this was my second time in a small plane.  The first time was also with Eric, however, he neglected to tell us then that we were his very first passengers!!!  This was a few years ago, and he did end up telling us that we were his first passengers after we landed that time.  Granted, I was a little bit stunned learning that, but was impressed at his piloting skills for being a novice pilot.  So, fast foward to today - he's now a seasoned pilot with lots of flying under his belt.  He even let us fly the plane a bit, which was an awesome experience!   Here are some photos of our littley sojourn.

This is Michael (my hubby) and Eric in front of his fun plane.

We got to go around the peninsula and check out our neighborhood from the sky!  Here's a view of the Long Beach Harbor and Trump National Golf Course.
More pics from the peninsula.  The lighthouse below is the Pointe Vicente lighthouse.
This is a view of the Terranea Resort.  It was just gorgeous being able to see it from this angle!  The weather was fabulous for a plane ride, too - so clear!
Then we also got to see a view of Downtown Los Angeles in the distance - it's the grouping of tall buildings just off center in the picture below.
And finally...45 minutes later, we landed at the Santa Barbara airport!
All in all, the trip was AWESOME!

Thanks for visiting today!  Have a good one!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Last Chance Stamp Sets and Accessories!

Hi again.  Today was quite the busy day! For those of you in the US, I had to share that Stampin'Up! posted the retiring stamp sets and accessories lists from this year's catalog.  So, you have from now until June 30th to scoop up your favorite stamps from this list!  And, for the accessories, it's your last chance while supplies last.  Click below to see the lists.

Last Chance Stamp Sets - by page number

Last Chance Accessories

Last Chance Definitely Decorative

You can shop any time 24/7 on my Stampin'Up Demonstrator Website.  Just click the "Shop Now" button in the upper right corner. 

If you've been thinking about becoming a demonstrator, Stampin'Up! also has a special for the month of June on the Starter Kits!  You can be a part of my team for just $99 - find out more about it on my promotions page on my demo website or you're always welcome to contact me if you have any questions!

I just ordered a bunch of sneak peek items from the upcoming 2010-2011 catty that I'll be sharing with you soon....stay tuned!  Super cute stuff!!!

OK - I think I'm gonna say goodnight. Bye for now.

embellish...{take 2}

Hello again - I made a second card for the Embellish with Butterflies color challenge.  I just got this ribbon this past weekend at a local craft store and have been wanting to play with it - can you tell I'm going through a ribbon fetish? Love this polka dot green ribbon! I also have been wanting to use my neglected Woodgrain background stamp.  It's definitely been underutilized, and I don't know why.  I'll definitely be using it more often! This card was way quick and simple.  Hope you like it! ;)  Here are the deets:
{Butterfly Thanks}
All supplies Stampin'Up! except where noted
*Stamp Set: Thank You Kindly, Woodgrain
*Cardstock: Kraft, Basic Black
*Inks: Creamy Caramel, Basic Black
*Accessories: Beautiful Butterflies Bigz die, Itty Bitty Shapes punch, 1/8" circle punch, Kiwi Kiss corduroy button (retired), Filigree desinger brad; Sizzix texturz plate, PTI twine
Thanks for peeking!

Embellish Challenge!

Hi all!  Happy June!  I've got a quick post for you today - I had a chance to create a card for the Eembellish challenge!  Here's a look at the fun colors:
I love this muted color palette.  The challenge also calls for butterflies, so here's the card I came up with:

I used the Beautiful Butterflies die and also had fun with the new Presto Papers, which I used in the background.  Aren't those ribbons fun?  I had to indulge when I saw them on a favor website I was checking out.  They really are gorgeous in real life!   
{Butterfly Birthday}
All supplies Stampin'Up! except where noted
*Stamp Sets: Watercolor Trio, Happy Moments {SU! SAB set}
*Cardstock: Textured and Plain Basic Black, Presto Papers, Sweet Pea DSP
*Inks: Creamy Caramel, Old Olive
*Accessories: Beautiful Butterflies and Top Note Bigz Dies, Playground Button; PTI twine and button; silk ribbons from favor site
Thanks for coming by today - hope you hav a good one!