Wednesday, February 9, 2011


Here's my entry for Shelli Gardner's February Challenge. She challenged everyone to use something from the SAB catalog. Well, how could I not use Bliss? It is by far the most beautiful stamp set in the catalog. I'm also entering it into the Craft Your Passion Challenge #44, this week it's Anything Goes.

My inspiration was from a couple of different places. First, from the SU! home decor called Flutter. Second, I had seen this commercial for some insurance company (I think it's an insurance company) with this African-American couple and their child talking about something and in the background there is this purple wall with this cascading purple and white butterflies wall decor. Have you seen that commercial?

Note: I figured it out! It's Here's the commercial!

Well, it is so beautiful I knew I wanted to make a card like that.

But there's more to the story...feeling all cocky and proud of myself...I mean it's not everyday my good ideas work out so well...I started surfing around and sure enough I found this card. Though it's beautiful, I was sad that I was not the only person with this idea. Boo hoo for me.


Saturday, February 5, 2011


Whew, I made it. I saw the colors for this week's Colour Q Challenge #70 and really wanted to enter. (actually, I would like to enter every week, but wanting is all I usually get to do)
I haven't used Cameo Coral in so long I almost forgot how much I really don't like No wonder SU! got rid of it.
I mean, I love the way the ladies on the DTeam used it, but I really don't think it works out for my card.
I used my aqua painters and loved every minute of it. I don't use them as often as I should...they are so much more fun than markers, I think, and I love the results so much more.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Life is Beautiful

Okie this is my attempt at "shabby chic." All I have to say least I
I bought this stamp set (Style Beautiful) because I think it's gorgeous. It's one of those purchases that I said to myself, "Buy now...figure out what to do with it later."
I also used the the Punch Potpourri hostess set...don't punches just make life even more beautiful?
I used the colors of this weeks Color Throwdown #127 (Bashful Blue, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso and So Saffron) and kinda sorta used the layout of this week's SCS318.