Saturday, February 23, 2013

flowers and butterflies

Gee, there's this big, round, yellow, strange thing peeking out from behind the clouds in the sky today:) And 'the drift' is back, although not as big as last time. The snow, however, in the back yard is piling up! The bird feeder is now only about 1 foot above the snow bank, and in the front yard almost up to the window. Just a normal winter day for us peeps living 'south of Superior' (Lake Superior, that is). Been a few years since we've had snow in these amounts, and I'm loving it. SOOOOOOOOOOOO pretty outside.

Anywhoooo, this card today started out for challenge earlier this week, and I just couldn't get it to work out, I just couldn'g get the elements to work, so I set it aside to let it 'ferment' so to speak. Then today I saw the colors over at The Dynamic Duos. Woo hoo! Perfect, and it all came together just like that.......! 

I had stamped, punched and embossed the butterflies, and stamped the background piece earlier in the week. Had the die cut laying in my scrap pile and was trying to incorporate that, too. Hmmm, jut didn't work. But when I looked at it today the package of little flowers were there on one side of the table, the piece of the darker cs with the window cut out was on the other side of the table-And the rest just fell together like that. I backed the window opening with white and stamped the sentiment from CTMH "Say it in Style' set in the window. It's hard to tell from the photo, but the butterflies were embossed first wiht SU Iridescent ice. Then  because the glitter seemed to be coming off I embossed them again wiht clear embossing powder, which really gives them some dimension.

I will also enter this in the "Tuesday Throwdown: Monochromatic; and the Fab 'n' Funky: Flower Power

Cardstock: Stampin' Up
Stamp: Close to My Heart 'Say it in Style', SU Papillon Potpouri, SU So Swirly wheel stamp
Ink: SU Pool Party, Versa-Mark,
Punches: SU Elegant Butterfly, Mini Butterfly,
Accessories:  SU Iridescent Embossing Powder, Stampendous Clear Embossing Powder, Spellbinders Labels 5, Basic Grey pearls, Offray ribbon, Martha Stewart flowers


  1. lovely flowers and butterflies! Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos!

  2. Beautiful card. Love the soft blue and white with gorgeous butterflies. Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week. Pat K x

  3. Wow! This is really beautiful!! Love the monochromatic colors and layout! :) Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Throwdown! Hope you’ll join us again for the next challenge and good luck! Smiles and Hugs - *Vicki* - DT member

  4. This is really pretty. Love it.

  5. Beautiful creation. Just love those flowers.

    Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

  6. This is really lovely, Jackie! So soft and fresh looking - glad you could join us at Dynamic Duos this week :o)

  7. So pretty, love those butterflies!!!