Monday, September 3, 2012

Butterfly kisses....

9/4/12: Edited to add: this photo:
Hello sweet blog Friends,
I want to thank everyone that visits my blog and leaves me the most supportive and amazing comments! And welcome to those that have subscribed to my blog too!  I am enjoying participating in challenges and learning new things about this craft that I love.  Your blogs and projects always bring joy to my heart when I visit you!  I think creating is sharing a little bit of our spirits or souls with each other....the beauty within brought to life with our is an amazing thing to take an inspiration photo or color story and see all of the unique creations brought to life by those that link up!  I am truly loving the experiences I am having!

Last night and tonight I have had just a few minutes to create as I have been busy during my very long days with some house projects that I am trying to finish up before the Seattle rains return.  By the time I am done with my day I just want to rest at night and my mojo isn't humming when I am that tired.  But tonight I was able to finish a sweet little card for the latest CR84FN challenge.  Here is the inspiration photo:

I love this soft color combo but did struggle finding the peach color in my stash.  I do not have cardstock in this color so I went searching through my designer paper and finally found something that fit with the challenge colors in my Prima paper stash.  It is a very small amount of peach but it is there in the background paper. 

The background of the card was created with my favorite stackers from Cheery Lynn Designs. They are called the French Flair Scalloped Large Stackers Nesting Dies.   When I make a shaped card these are the dies that I reach for 9 times out of 10.  I just love them!!!
 I made these sweet little tags with a stampin-up punch.  I had adhered some linen type fabric to some cream cardstock for the owl I made last week.  These little tags were punched out of the leftovers from the owl die cuts.  I like that they are a little bit frayed and "shabby".  I wrote on them with black marker because I wanted this specific sentiment for this card.
 I also made 3 little butterflies using the Marth Stewart butterfly trio punch.  I punched twice and then layered them with hemp twine for antennas.
The Lace Flourish Butterfly die is also from Cheery Lynn Designs. I love the intricacy of it.  I actually have the wings propped up on foam tape in the centers but it is hard to tell from the photos.  I may need to take a side view shot tomorrow and add it.  The heart border diecut from the kraft felt is from Papertrey Ink.

Well that is it for me tonight. I cannot believe that school starts the day after tomorrow for my little one.
Wishing everyone a wonderful school year!
:) Jill 


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  2. Oh Jill, your card is stunning! Love the pastel colors, all the detailed embellishments and of course, the butterflies on this pretty 'shape' card.

  3. I so agree, this blogging thing is a wonderful way to connect with people who appreciate our creative interests. Before blogging, my family would say nice things, but they really didn't know what went into the card. Your card is gorgeous! I love the shape and the lacy butterfly with its flower detail. Sweet little tags too!

  4. Beautiful card Jill! Love the fancy butterfly and the sweet little sentiment tags! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

  5. This is so pretty Jill, I love that fancy butterfly, and the wonderful die cuts and tiny tags.
    Thanks for joining us at CR84FN this week!

  6. Beautifully shaped card with so many lovely details! The butterfly and tiny tags are just fab! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN this week!

  7. So pretty Jill! I love butterflies so this is right up my alley. Thanks for playing at CR84FN. :)

  8. This is incredible! WOW! Every little detail is so perfect and pretty! :-)

  9. What a stunning creation!!! I LOVE all the amazing layers and textures--fabulous! I hope you pop over to Technique Tuesday and join us this month for our challenge--I would LOVE to see what you create!!! :)

  10. Jill, this butterfly is STUNNING! LOVE how intricate it is! LOVE the other butterflies and details, too! Jealous of your FAB handwriting on those tags! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

  11. Such a pretty shaped card base and I love all the gorgeous details - the sweet butterfly die cut especially, the tiny roses and sweet tags - love that you wrote your own too ;)

  12. Oh Jill, so pretty! and I love, love those little (canvas?) tags~ perfect!


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Crafty Hugs,
: ) Jill