Thursday, October 29, 2009

FBW81...A Little Late but early Happy Halloween!!!

What did she say? What does that mean? The card is a day late, but the "Happy Halloween" is a little early!! Did you get that? Well, I finally got everything together (at least in regards to this card), and here it is!!

It is an open week for Flutter By Wednesday this week as it is the last week of October. The only prerequisite is to use a butterfly and/or a fairy on your card. Butterflies and Halloween don't usually comingle in my brain, but I decided to make it work!! And, I kind of like it!! This is a Doraline stamp from Motivet that I borrowed from a friend, and it is a cutie! I love the vintage look of it, and it came out cute coupled with the Basic Grey "Eerie" paper! We hope to see your creation for this week's Flutter By Wednesday challenge! Upload it HERE! My team members have some amazing creations this week...why not check them out!
Card Details:
Stamps: Doraline on a Pumpkin by Motivet; Halloween Fun by Clear Art Stamps
Paper: Eerie by Basic Grey; Wild Wasabi and Tangerine Tango by Stampin' Up
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Ribbon by SU; MS butterfly punch; SU oval and scalloped oval punches; Copic Markers

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

If it weren't for the last minute...

I'd get nothing done!! My Flutter By Wednesday card is coming, but we are knee deep in kitchen renovations today, and I am behind! So, my FBW card will become my Flutter By Thursday card!! I thought I had a good handle on packing up my kitchen, but demo started this morning, and I was still packing things up, moving stuff from our kitchen fridge to our garage fridge and so on! YIKES...I never thought I would get to bed last night!! Anyway...I'll be back tomorrow with my card, and in a couple of weeks, I'll make the big reveal of our new kitchen!!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

FBW80...A Fluttering Wedding card!!

Welcome Flutterby Wednesday fans!!! We are so glad to have you here on this fine October Wednesday!! This week is an open week, and you just have to use a butterfly and/or a fairy on your card. We would love to see your creations HERE on Danni's blog! I will definitely be around to see everyone's creations this week. Last week is such a blur, I can't even begin to sort out all that I was unable to do!!

My card today is one that I made for a wedding that I attended this past weekend. It was for my cousin Jared and his bride Ashley. They were married in Lake Junaluska, NC and the reception was in Waynesville, NC. It was peak leaf season in the NC mountains this past weekend, but, boy, was it cold!!

This was the inside of the card...I never do the inside, but wedding cards are special, so I thought it was only fitting!!

Card Details:
Stamps: Between the Lines by Stampology for Autumn Leaves
Paper: Bazzill Blingz; Stampin' Up DSP; Wild Asparagus paper; Chocolate Chip from Stampin' Up
Ink: Choc. Chip by SU; Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Shimmerz Paints in December Sky; Rhinestone stickers; Copic markers; Nestabilities Labels 4; SU corner punch; Cuttlebug embossing folder; Martha Stewart butterfly punch

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

FBW79 Time Flutters By

Time Flutters by, whether we want it to or not! This week's Flutter By Challenge is an open one...just use a butterfly and/or a fairy, and you are good to go! We'd love to see your creations!! Just link them up HERE on Danni's blog. We have an amazing guest designer this week, Christi Thorsen! I've been a fan of hers for a long time! She always has such beautiful creations...please be sure to leave her some of your flutter by love this week!! Please take the time and visit my teammates' blogs on my left will discover some truly amazing creations! And, a belated congratulations to our very own Chris for being selected as this week's featured stamper on SCS!! AWESOME!!!
I opted for a fairly simple look this week, and I played around a bit with the reverse image, so to speak! Instead of popping up the butterflies, I used the outline instead. Then, I painted the inside image with Coffee Shimmerz on Basic Black paper. The stamp is a new one that I bought at a stamp show in Greenville, SC. The stamp company is Sparkle n Sprinkle, and they had some really funny stamps (not this one of course, but Max is a frog in a martini glass, and that is the fun one!) The paper is from an awesome clearance sale at Target! The pack of 24 sheets plus 3 sheets of stickers was $2.24, and it is from Making Memories called Just Chillin'. I love a bargain, so I had to use it!!
On a side note, speaking of bargains! We have a department store here called Belk. In their store at Southpark Mall, they sell more designers than their other stores. Well, they had their mega clearance sale this past weekend. If the original price is $24 or less, the item is $2.98. If the item is $25 to $51, it is $4.98, and between $52 and $108, it is $9.98. It goes up from there, and I saw some dresses that were originally in the $500 range selling for around $20-30!! Anyway, I bought a pair of Lilly Pulitzer cropped pink pants that were originally $98 for only $9.98!!! Now, that is a bargain! I also picked up 4 Lilly knit shirts for $4.98 each. That is unheard of...I was so excited!! I can't believe I just went on about that for an entire paragraph!!
Card Details:
Stamps: sentiment by Sparkle and Sprinkle stamps
Paper: Just Chillin' by Making Memories; Purely Pomegranate and Basic Black by Stampin' Up
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Purely Pomegranate ribbon by SU; Martha Stewart punch; Coffee Shimmerz

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

FBW78 Tilda's Fluttering By!!

Hey all you beautiful Flutter By babes, it's time to come out and play this week!! Today's challenge is an open one, and you just have to use a butterfly or fairy on your card and link it up HERE, so that we can all stop by and admire your art! I used this adorable image that I received from a Magnolia friend, and I had to dust off the Nestabilities (Labels Six). I just rotated the pattern to give a little interest, but then that bumped the card up to a 5.5x5.5 size! I've got a crazy day today with appointments and classes, but I did get this posted!! YAY!! Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!
Card Details:
Stamps: Tilda holding Butterfly by Magnolia
Paper: Bashful Blue and Pretty in Pink CS and Tea Party DSP by Stampin' Up
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copic and Spica Markers; Labels Six by Nestabilities; glitter brads; prima flowers