Friday, August 15, 2008

Friday's birthday challenge

I have missed a few weeks of the Blogger's challenge due to convention and then catch up from convention. I really wanted to play today! It is the Friday before school starts, so...you can imagine all the craziness going on at my house full of kids! Lucky for me, I am too broke to buy back to school clothes so it has just been the kids, frantically squeezing in one more day of freedom ( and all that entails) that has me running around.
I did manage to fit some stampin/crafting time in today. I mostly played with my new Big Shot. I love it!! I don't have any awesome samples to show you yet. Just a whole lot of mess on my two craft tables. My daughter and her friend decided they needed to make cards in the middle of my crafting, so that slowed me down a bit. I love it when my kids take an interest in what I do. I feel it justifies me a bit, you know?
Anyway, I did need a birthday card for a dear friend, so I made this sweet butterfly card for her. I LOVE this new set! While I was at convention, I was making my wish list and this set was on it. Wasn't I surprised to see it in my bag of freebies! LOL Glad I looked before I ordered! It is a really easy set to line up. The colors I used are two of our new In Colors this year, Baja Breeze and Pacific point. They go great together! The skinny ribbon is basic WalMart ribbon. I am out of my beautiful Stampin' Up! Tafetta! I tell ya, those convention swaps hit my supplies pretty hard! Time to restock! I don't know if you can tell, but each little polka dot on the wings is dotted with 2-way glue and smothered with dazzling diamonds glitter. The scalloped edge is my scallop border punch. Love it!
Have a great weekend and be sure to check out the other blogger challenge players!

17 comments:

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Very pretty Beckie! I just love all of the different shades of blue! Wonderfully done! :D

Lynn Mercurio said...

oooh, gorgeous. Love the new card stock! It's wonderful with these images.

Connie Paxman said...

oohhh love the polka dot effect on your butterflys. Nice card for this challenge..Enjoy your big shot. I purchased one recently.
connie

Barbara said...

Very pretty....and so sparkly!

Connie said...

Oh pretty...love the colors you used. My set is only 1/2 mounted...need to get it finished!

thestampspot said...

Oh this is pretty, love that butterfly, beautiful.

:) Marcia

Nikki Bond said...

This butterfly is sooo pretty in the blues and love the glossiness of the image! {SMILEs}

Robin Merriman said...

It's adorable, Beckie. I just love those colors together and the butterflies are one of my fav new sets. Nicely done!

Lisa Bohler said...

It's so pretty! I love these colors together!!!

Basement Stamper said...

This is very cute, love the color of this card!

Ida P. Krause said...

Very pretty. I love the sparkly butterflies and the scallops!

Sheryl said...

Very pretty! Love the glimmer!

Chrissy D said...

I love this card and what you did with it! That set is just too cute!!! I can appreciate your justification comment! I feel the same way!!! Great job on the challenge and welcome back, Beckie!

Suzanne said...

Pretty. Love the blue & white scheme.

Lori said...

Beautiful, Beckie! I love the shimmery dots on the butterflies.

Barb Hardeman said...

Oh, this is so crisp and clean Beckie! The blues are wonderful together and I love the idea of glitter on your butterflies. So pretty...

Regina Cornelius said...

so very pretty!