Wednesday, September 30, 2009

FBW77 Sapphire Butterfly

I'm back!! We were visiting the head mouse himself last week, so I was on hiatus!! Today is the last day of celebrating Danni's birthday month. It has been so much fun, and we have had so much response...a big thank you to you all for making it the best!! There is still one more prize to be had, so grab your gear and get to work!! This week's challenge is to use a butterfly and/or fairy and include sapphire on your card. It can be in the form of bling or paper, but it is to honor September's birthstone. We have a guest designer this week, Anna, so please leave her and my other team members some love. Also, please welcome back Taylor and Kristie to our team...we are so excited to have them back!! Visit Mr. Linky HERE on Danni's blog to show us your creations!

Card Details:
Stamps: Michael Strong Cloissone Butterfly
Paper: Pink Flamingo DSP, Pacific Point CS, and Bashful Blue CS by Stampin' Up
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Various yellow and blue Copic markers; EK Success border punches; Basic Grey Bling it; Rhinestone stickers; Shimmerz

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Meredith's Card Debut FBW75

Good morning, Flutter By Wednesday fans!! Sorry I'm a little late this morning, but as you can see, there are two cards to show today!! Danni's challenge this week was to use sparkle on our cards (along with a fairy or butterfly also!), and she had her children, Annabelle and Matthew, be the guest designers. Well, when Meredith heard this, she said, "can I be a designer?" How can you say no to that? So, she made her card (before me, I might add!), and here it is today! If you would like to play along, there are prizes involved all month in honor of Danni's birthday. I just love celebrating all month long! Just link your creation up to Mr. Linky HERE, and we can't wait to see your creations!! My card is also for the Mojo104 sketch this week!!
Card Details:
Meredith's Card:
Stamps: Meme by PMS
Paper: Basic Black and Cool Caribbean by SU, Anna Griffin designer paper
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: lots of glittery stickers!!! Copics and shimmerz!!
My Card:
Stamps: Sentiment by SU; butterflies by Stamps on Fire
Paper: Razzleberry Lemonade, Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink, and Pumpkin Pie by Stampin' Up
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Pretty in Pink by SU
Accessories: Pixie Dust Blingz by Shimmerz; Martha Stewart butterfly punch; Nesties scalloped circles; CM circle cutting system; Cuttlebug embossing; Rich Razzleberry ribbon; Hot pink flower stickers by Kaisercraft

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Forty and Fabulous! FBW74

Danni is Forty and Fabulous!! Well, she was always fabulous, but she turned 40 last week, and we at the Flutter By Challenge are celebrating all month long! We have another fabulous guest designer this week...Jacque! I've been a fan of her Magnolia work for quite some time! Guess what? This week gets even better because there is blog candy!! Jessica Diedrich designed this wonderful butterfly set for The Greeting Farm...Butterfly Wishes...and she has donated it to Danni to give away!! Well...why are you not playing along this week? Awesome inspiration, blog doesn't get better than this! Link up your card with Mr. Linky HERE!

I ratcheted down my card a bit this's a simple one, and I had fun playing with some embellishments that I don't normally play with! There is no stamping on the card, and sometimes that just feels good!!
Card Details:
Stamps: None
Paper: Urban Prairie by Basic Grey; Barely Banana by Stampin' Up
Ink: None
Accessories: SU Bigz die (butterfly); primas; beads and wire; SU rubons; brads

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

They Say it's Your birthday...

No, it's not my birthday, but it is Danni's birthday month, and we are celebrating all month long, flutter by style, in honor of her turning the big 4-0!! This week's challenge is to make a birthday card using either a fairy and/or a butterfly on your card. We even have a special guest this week for the Flutter By Wednesday challenge. Christy Croll is our guest, and she designed an awesome image in honor of Danni! Danni, you have arrived!!!! Head on over to Danni's blog to wish her well, WIN SOME BLOG CANDY, and wish her a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Trust me, the blog candy is definitely worth it!!!

This is a really bright one for me, but I really love how the colors came together! Normally, yellows aren't my thing, but when I saw this image, and those fantastic boots, I had to do it!! This image was from an image chain swap on the Magnolicious group, and I found some really fun ones!!
On a crazy side note, I have to laugh at my life lately! We, on what would seem like a whim, have decided to remodel our kitchen! We're talking new cabinets, countertops, lighting, appliances, tile backsplash, the works!! Now, we are not handy, so we hire others!! I am learning about things that I don't think I ever knew existed!! In fact, I've been fanatical about watching HGTV lately...go figure. Anyway, can I make myself an honorary general contractor because I can't believe all of the things that have to be orchestrated together. YIKES...let's hope I survive this all!!
Back to our regularly scheduled program:
Card Details:
Stamps: Tilda with ladybug by Magnolia
Paper: Marrakech and June Bug by Basic Grey; Riding Hood Red by Stampin' Up
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Doodlebug Designs Trim; EK Success border punch; American Crafts rubons; Martha Stewart Butterfly punch
Copics: Skin-E00, E02; Hair-Y11, Y21, E33; Dress-B12, B14, Y13; Boots-Y13, Y15; Ladybug-R24, N5