The month of Feb. was full. First there was the On line Watercolor Class for Card Makers…Intermediate Techniques. Really good information and good examples of the teaching principals. Then there was the Gratitude 52sketchbook project by Jennifer Frith that confirms up to this point why I don’t scrapbook. It has been enlightening and thought provoking just not my thing. Only proud of a couple of pages so far. Maybe it ,or, I will get better as we go. Next was Sandy Allnock’s Paintalong. Now I know I really need better supplies. Boy…my wish list at Simon Says and Ellen Hutson ( or is it Hudson) is growing. Now it’s time for the Butterfly drop.
What is the butterfly drop? Awhile back Dina Kowal was ask to paint a butterfly for the Butterflyeffectbethechange organization. Of course her butterfly was beautiful as is all of her artistic creations. I thought…why not give it a try… so after getting in touch they sent me a blank wooden butterfly to paint, hide and let someone find (hopefully) and then have $250. donated to the charity of their choice. Next weekend is the drop. More information will be in the local newspaper on March 10 and the drop will be on March 12. I will post early clues on this blog on that day. Here is a picture of my creation. Good luck to all who go for it and please let me know who you are.
Now…remember…This is the day the Lord made…rejoice and be glad.
This was a small challenge for me. While the new DSP All Abloom is really pretty ( if you are into wall paper- which I am not) things started coming together then fell apart really fast. Just too much! Here is the fix….
Base: White Card Stock
Layer: #1 Mossy Meadows ( love this green)
#2 All Abloom DSP
Tag: #1 Daffodil Delight and All Abloom
#2 Calypso Coral ( because I don’t have Strawberry Slush) and Daffodil Delight. This is where some of the question came in. Too plain, so I added another layer of DD (because the tag has already been glued down) and embossed it.. ok…better but now the butterfly.
Butterfly: Daffodil Delight CS –Love DD but to much yellow ,so added another smaller die cut stamped with Calypso Coral. Still bad..so ..added a White CS die stamped with Calypso Coral. Much better to my way of thinking any way. Now to jazz it up a bit add Basic pearls so the butterfly has a body and scatter a few here and there to help balance the white peaking out on the base.
Well such is life in my world of crafting and card making.
There is always room for learning and beside this doesn’t have any thing to do with the price of eggs. lol
Do take a look at my web service at Stampin’Up! http://lateblooming.stampinup.net and let me know if I can be of help to you .If I can’t answer your questions I know people who can.
Have a great week and Remember…this is the Lords Day…Rejoice.
Here at Journey End Farm it’s not all cards and stamps and ink and glue and tape. Nope there are flowers for real.
The picture turned out really bright but the common day lilies are bright and so pretty even it they are gone by morning.
I read a nice story ,years ago, in the old Victoria magazine about a lady who raised day lilies. Every evening she would go out
and”pick flower” . She would fill baskets and vases’ and buckets and bowls with every color in the rainbow from her garden . Can’t you just imagine the beauty. Next morning she would just dump them in the compost pile and wait for the evening again. Beautiful way to enjoy Gods creation.
Here is a picture of one of my gifts to Anna Marie on her first birthday.
Butterflies…lots of butterflies and one sweet baby girl growing up way too fast.
There is also a new baby of a different kind but just as important to us farmers.</p>
Do have a great weekend…until later. Remember… this is the Lords Day…Rejoice!
Well, not really but here is another card that I think turned out pretty well.
Love these colors. They look happy .
The sketch came from a Simon Says Stamp email a while back.
Base: White CS
Layer #1 Watercolor Wonder DSP
#2&3 Crushed Curry CS and White CS
Flowers: Pansy punched out of Calypso Coral with Basic Rhinestone colored with Daffodil Delight Blendabilities Marker.
Leaves:Wild Wasabie CS die cut from secret Garden
Come stamp with me. You can do it too. Stampin’Up! makes it easier because things just match so well. I think they know what we want and they give it to us and it just gets better every year.
Check out my web service at http://lateblooming.stampinup.net
Let me know if I can help you in any way.
Have a great day and remember… This is the Lords Day…rejoice
Well, I am about catch on to this system or at least every time I think I have I have something else to learn. Yes, I do have to download to my blog before the challenge or it just doesn’t work. but, I have read where people don’t have a blog and manage to do a challenge??? any way here is the recipe for this card/
Base: White CS
Overlay: Gold Fancy Foil DSP
Tag: Whisper White with Hexagon folder stamped with Versa Mark and Gold embossing powder
Butterflies: Gold foil with punch and White CS stamped with Gold Encore Ink
Gold sewing thread wrapped and tied
Greeting: Stamp…Best of Love stamped in Gold Encore ink
There are a lot of like minds on this challenge. Will be hard to pick a” best of show”. Glad I don’t have to do that.
Enjoy your weekend and remember… This is the Lords Day…Rejoice
A lot going on here to be such a simple card. Lets get with it …
Base…Blushing Bride CS
Layer…All Abloom DSP
Banner…Mossy Meadow CS ( the new beautiful green )
Butterfly…Daffodil Delight CS over stamped with
Blushing Bride ink
Stamp…Best of Butterflies
Die…Bigz Beautiful Butterflies
Paper piercing on the banner
Stampin’Dimensionals under the butterfly
Til later…Remember.. This is the Lords Day ….rejoice
FMS # 41
Freshly Made Sketches always comes up with a good challenge.
This is probably not exactly what they have in mind but it is my way of designing their sketch. This is the plan…
Base…Very Vanilla CS
Square backs…Modern Medley DSP
Square layers…Basic Black CS and Very Vanilla CS
Ink…Versa Mark with black embossing powder
All products are Stampin’Up!
Stop by my web service and see what is new at Stampin’Up!
There are a lot of fun things going on.
Have a great day and Remember…
This is the Lords day…Rejoice
Words to scrap by Oh!
What a fun card to make considering all the babies coming .
We have a new one on the way and a new one only 6 weeks old.
There are several on the way in our little community so there will be more “Sweet Baby ” cards in the near future.
For this one the “Words to Scrap by” is Oh, the places you’ll go by Dr. Suess. I’m sure there will be a lot of travel thoughts put into this so… mine is ….a baby carriage. They go a lot of places. Well maybe not as hot as it is here but that can’t last forever and it is cooler really early in the mornings. Any way here is the how to……
Layers…All Abloom DSP and Lost Lagoon ( beautiful new SU color)
Something for Baby
Ink…Rose Red with waterbrush
Added on ….Candy Dots
Do have a great day and if I can help you in any way please get in touch. My Stampin’Up! store is open 24/7
Remember …This is the Lords day…Rejoice
Yes I said I would be back. Here I need to tell you about all the fun, new things at Stampin’UP!. Starting tomorrow, around 1:00 CST the new 2014-2015 catalog goes on line. It is great. Easy to look up what you are in need of and full of new creation ideas and color.
New 2014-2015 Catalog
One word of caution…the new Blendabilities Markers will not be available until later this month or the first of July. Except for demonstrators…we will get to that in a few minutes. I think the company is staving of back orders with this and just don’t want anyone to be disappointed with not receiving their order pronto. the new markers are so much fun to use,with a little practice, and really beautiful. Smooth coloring for sure and the name “Blend” is perfect.
Now for the later… Demonstrators can order the new markers.Even new demonstrators. AND…until June 30 you can get a starter kit for $50.00 that includes $55.00 in products of your choice. Of course you can also get the $99.00 kit and receive $125.00 in products of your choice. Both options will get you a 30% discount on your first qualifying order of $150.00 within 45 days. Plus you will continue to receive the 20% discount later as a demonstrator if you decide to continue. Of course there is no pressure to continue. There might even be a surprise included with your kit. Oh, new demonstrators can even get a free ticket to the convention in Salt Lake city later in July. How cool is that?
Now, back to the new catalog…Do you scrapbook? Hold on to your hats…Stampin”Up! has formed a partnership with Becky Higgens the founder and developer of Project Life memory system. Now you can get all of her ideas for documenting you family and special memories in Stampin”Up! famous colors where every thing goes just perfectly with what you are doing. It could not possible be any easier.
Check out my “store” at http://lateblooming.stampinup.net Get in touch and let me know what you think.
Again…this is the Lords day…Rejoice