Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Flight of the Butterfly

I made this for my upcoming card class at the end of January. I have to say I am a little impressed with how "on top of things" I seem to be this early into 2012. My second post on my blog, updating my splitcoast gallery, and making a card for my card class that isn't until the end of January. This could be a very good thing for me :). I am a major procrastinator and it's a terrible, terrible problem to have. But, I've been that way my entire life. My mom has no idea where I get it from, because she already has her football pool started, easter eggs filled and is already buying Christmas gifts for 2012!! Ok, maybe that's a bit of exageration, but you know what I'm saying. Boy, if I could have inherited just a small portion of that planning gene, who knows where I'd be today.

Anyway, on to the card...I case'd this from splitcoast stampers under Flight of the Butterfly, but am linking you to the details from this blog: http://artfeltimpressions.blogspot.com/2011/09/ccmc-169.html

I used black paper as the card base...the card is standard 5.5 x 4.25, I used Melon Mambo and Whisper White paper. I ran the background piece through my Big Shot using a Cuttlebug embossing folder. I stamped the four small butterflies from the Flight of the Butterfly stamps set and cut them out by hand. I mounted each one on a 1 x 1 piece of Whisper White paper and backed them with black that I punched with my postage stamp punch. I also mounted the lower butterfly with a pop dot and used rhinestones in the middle of each as an accent.

I also punched a large butterfly with my butterfly punch for the inside.

Thanks so much for stopping by. If you have questions, please email me tinaha@msn.com

Have a great evening.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Baskets & Blooms


Happy New Year to everyone! I know I'm not the only one that can't believe that 2012 is here already! I am always amazed at how fast time goes. On the Dick Clark special last night, they looked back at the previous years entertainment. At one point, I said to my husband, "Oh, I remember that, and it felt like it was from 2 years ago...turns out it was from 10 years ago :( I was very depressed after that! I wish there was a magic fairy dust I could sprinkle on my kids to keep them small for a bit longer - who am I kidding, I would sprinkle it on myself too!

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday - we sure did, but the new year is here and I'm ready to start working on my blog and trying to be more active in the things I enjoy, like scrapbooking and making cards and things. I made this adorable box for someone I work with. She always comments on my crafts, and I thought she would enjoy it. Plus I gave her a magnetic pad of paper for Christmas that I thought she would love. It was one of those gifts that you see, and hits you, I have to get this for this person - they will LOVE it. Anyway, I put it on her desk before she came to work and she brought the wrapped gift up and said "OMG I can't wait to see what this is, I know you made this." Uuggghhhh, my heart sank at that very moment...although she did seem to like the pad of paper (which did fit her to a T, I must add). But I can't get the feeling out of my stomach, so tomorrow she will be very excited! Because, this, she will LOVE!!!

I made this using the Bigz XL Baskets & Blooms Die from SU. The paper is SU Pool Party and Early Espresso. I stamped the words with Stazon using a retired set called Favorite Thoughts and punched the flowers with little punches I've had forever. I sponged everything, the box, words and flowers with crumb cake. I cut out the words with my nesties and shredded a bunch of paper that I also crinkled and sent through my crimper to fill the box. I'm going to fill it with some candy and leave it for her tomorrow :) I hope she likes it.