Saturday, August 23, 2008

My Butterfly SFYTT

Okay, so let me preface this by saying that I LOVE Verve Stamps!! I love all the beautiful sentiments, the gorgeous fonts they are written in, and the fact there is one for just about everything you need to say. My biggest problem is the fact that I don't feel like I am WORTHY of these you know what I mean?? They are so elegant and beautiful, and the design team is SO amazing, and Julee Tilman....I mean seriously, can she GET any more talented and SWEET??? So, when I saw Jen's Sketch For You To Try today, I knew that that oval would be perfect for a sentiment, and the placement of the embellishments would work beautifully for the butterflies from my Fluttering By set. Now, I have had this set for a couple of weeks and I have totally tried to use it, but just couldn't get it to work out the way I wanted....truth be told, they all ended up in the garbage. So, today, since I had plenty of time to work with it, I brought out my set and went to work. As I sat at my table, I tried to channel my inner diva(thanks for the inspiration girls) and amazingly, this card practically made itself. I wanted to make a card to send to a friend who just had surgery and loves the color purple. I stamped my butterflies with Black Stazon and colored them in with my SU markers. I then cut them out and added some crystal effects. The DP is from the retired Lovely Lilac DSP and is layered with Almost Amethyst, Lovely Lilac, and Basic Black. The sentiment was stamped with Black Stazon as well and was cut out with my Cuttlebug and Oval Nestabilities. For my third embellishment, I added a spiral clip with some purple polka dotted shear ribbon. I added black brads to the corners and some black organdy ribbon around the DP panel. The white panel was run through my Cuttlebug with the swiss dots folder and layered with my cs colors. In the end, I am SUPER excited about this card....I love it, YAYYY!!! Finally!!!
That is all for me to play some more!! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!
ETA: the light is totally reflecting off my top butterfly, I swear it matches!!
stamps-Fluttering By
ink-Black Stazon
paper-Lovely Lilac, Almost Amethyst, Basic Black, and Whisper White
tools-Su markers, black brads, silver brads, ribbons, Cuttlebug, swiss dots folder, Nesties

Beate's Back!!

YAYYY!! Beate is back with her weekend sketch challenge and I am THRILLED!! She actually used a sketch that was drawn up by Jenn Balcer this week, and it is super fabulous!! I decided to combine her sketch challenge with today's Inspiration challenge on SCS. The challenge was to use these Marimekko Umbrellas. Now, personally, I would never pay that much for an umbrella, but that is coming from a girl whose umbrella is in the trunk which proves to be virtually useless when it rans. By the time I get out to get it out of the trunk, I am wet already and figure what the heck, right!! Anyway, I chose this umbrella here. I was inspired by the colors on it, so I used those, and an umbrella stamp, scratch that, my FAVORITE umbrella stamp, to make my card. The colors are Pumpkin Pie, Regal Rose, and Rose Red....can you say GORGEOUS!! I stamped my Rainy Day Friends Sophia on Whisper White and colored it with my SU markers. The dress was paper pieced using some yummy(retired, boohoo) Rose Red paper. I colored in the big flowers on the paper piecing with my Regal Rose marker. In hind sight, I would have left them alone, but I wasn't cutting it out again!! I cut the image and layers out using my Cuttlebug and Nesties. The sentiment is from the Rainy Day Friends set and I layered it with my colors and then added a spiral clip with some American crafts ribbon and some silver brads. The DP is more of the SU Rose Red DSP and some Bali Breeze DSP. I added various ribbons from SU and some piercing on each edge. I usually prefer that my main image face the center of the card, but I made an exception for this card. Isn't is SUPER CUTE! Look at all the brads, and ribbon, and layers...yuuuummm!!hehehe
That is it for me now, off to stamp some more!! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!
stamps-Rainy Day Friends
paper-Pumpkin Pie, Regal Rose, Rose Red, Whisper White, and Bali Breeze DSP
ink- Black Stazon
tools-SU ribbons, SU markers, spiral clip, silver brads, Cuttlebug, Nesties

Some RAK's

I have recieved several RAK's in the mail recently that I haven't got around to posting!! Here are a few of them!!

This first one is from Gwen(tturtle)!! Gwen is super sweet and always leaves the nicest comments on my cards in the SCS gallery. When She heard that I had been chosen for the Featured Stamper, she PM'd me and asked me for my address. This is the card that she made for the challenge!! Thank you so much Gwen, I just LOVE it!!

My next RAK was from Denise Marzec(peanutbee).......WOOT!! She is one of my FAVORITE stampers and I adore everything that she creates. She is so super talented and was recently invited to be on the There She Goes design team along with me. I am so excited to work with someone so talented!! This is the card that she made for the Featured Stamper challenge too, so thank you for honoring me!!

My last card is from Michelle Woerner(sf9erfan), WOOHOO!! Michelle is not only a super sweet person, but she is MAJORLY talented. This is the card that she made for the Featured Stamper challenge and I LOVE IT!! It has 10 layers....YAYYY!! LOL!! You know how I feel about layers right? It was so funny yesterday, my good friend Laura was saying that she had to be near the limit of embellishments that one person could put on a Limited Supplies challenge card without having the challenge police called. I promptly replied that we could share a cell because my limited card had 10 layers......hmmm, me thinks that may be stretching the word LIMITED a little too far!! Anyway, thank you so much Michelle, I love it...and I am feeling very enabled right now...I have been on the fence about that Verve set, and now can feel myself falling off the edge!! LOL!!