Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Flutter By Wishes FBW72 and MOJO101

Hello Flutter By's Wednesday again, and I have a little creation for you. This week's challenge was from Kim, and we were to use our favorite quotes on our cards. Kim always does that most fantastic job with incorporating quotes into her cards. She uses most of her quotes from Paper Makeup, and they have one of the best selections for quotes!! I used my new set from The Greeting Farm this week, and it is designed by Jessica's an awesome set and Jessica is really proud of it! If you would like to play along this week, please upload your card to Mr. Linky on Danni's blog. And, if you are uploading to SCS or PCP, put the tag FBW72, so we can find it there, too!! This card is also for the MOJO101 sketch this week!

I have some exciting news about our Flutter By challenges for September! September is Danni's birthday month, and she is turning 40 this year. She is going to knock it out of the park with special challenges and prizes all throughout the month of September. You don't want to miss this next month!!! Mark it on your calendar, ladies!!!

Card Details:
Stamps: Butterfly Wishes by Jessica Diedrich for The Greeting Farm
Paper: Cottage Wall, Rich Razzleberry, Orchid Opulence, and Basic Black by Stampin' Up
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Rich Razzleberry by SU
Accessories: Martha Stewart butterfly punch; rhinestone stickers; sponges; Nesties curvy

rectangles; SU Rich Razzleberry ribbon; Quickutz embossing folder

Sunday, August 23, 2009

A Little bit of the holiday spirit!

It seems like my sparse posts have involved a lot of Christmas cards. Well, there is a reason for this. I do this raining cards thing as part of a Magnolia group, and I have to use Magnolia images to make the cards. Since most of my Magnolias are just stamped images of Christmas or winter themed ones, these are what my cards turn out to be!

I did have fun playing with my nesties on this card. I couldn't wait to finally get my hands on the curved rectangles!! I love them, and they are perfect for making a card this size!! The image is Alva, who is just darling! I love the Magnolia stamps...maybe it is because they are super cute or from Sweden, I don't know!

Thanks for sticking by me in my seeming stamping rut! We are up to our eyeballs in getting estimates for a kitchen remodel, so my mind has been elsewhere. Luckily, I don't have to deal with my daughter going to kindergarten...that's next year! I'm slowly getting back into the swing of things!

Card Details:
Stamps: Alva by Magnolia
Paper: Ski Slope, Choc. Chip and Old Olive by Stampin' Up
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Nesties Curvy rectangles; Hodgepodge hardware by SU; Choc. Chip ribbon; Cuttlebug Embossing folder
Copics: E00, E02, R20, Y11, Y21, E31, E33, G21, G24, G28, R32, R35, R37, R24, R27, R29

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The "Case" of the Curious Butterfly

Hello Flutter By Wednesday friends! Today's awesome challenge is brought to you by Cassie, and she chose a fun way to play this another members' card. I have always seen so many awesome cards from my fellow members and players that it was hard to choose! I decided to try one of Cassie's cards...she always makes simple totally rock and they always blow me away. Since I always try to make everything so much harder than it needs to be, this was a real challenge for me!! HERE is the card that I cased from her.
If you would like to play along, pick a card that you have admired by one of the team members and CASE it. I picked a blog, and I used the search button, typing in "flutter by". It was easy! Just make sure that you give credit and use a butterfly and/or fairy. Use Mr. Linky on Danni's blog to show us what you did!!
Card Details:
Stamps: none
Paper: Rich Razzleberry by SU; Lemonade by Basic Grey; Chocolate shimmer paper from Paper Source
Ink: None
Accessories: Martha Stewart punch

Sunday, August 16, 2009

A Little Sunday Mojo

This is a quick post to show my Mojo99 card...I've been off my mojo lately, so I had to at least get this done within the time parameters!! It is a birthday card for a friend!

Card Details:
Stamps: Susie Surprise by The Greeting Farm; More Great Greetings by Stampin' Up (sentiment inside)
Paper: Pink Flamingo DSP, Tempting Turquoise, and Real Red cardstock by Stampin' Up
Ink: Tempting Turquoise for inside sentiment; Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Label punch by SU; Ribbon; red rhinestone stickers; 1 3/8 inch circle punch by SU
Copics: E31, E33, E37, R24, R27, R27

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

My "Take Ten" Flutter By Challenge

I've long been a fan of the Take Ten magazines simply because I love the idea of making a beautiful card in ten minutes. Ever since discovering copic markers and other coloring mediums, I haven't really been able to make a true 10 minute card. To do an extra challenge for myself this week, I tried to make this card in 10 minutes. I succeeded!! And, the added bonus is that it is pretty, and I like it!!

Our Flutter By Wednesday challenge is an open one this week. All you need to do is use a butterfly and/or fairy on your card and let the creative juices flow! We have a fabulous guest designer this week, Sandra McLean, and she has a gorgeous blog! Please join us and link your creation HERE! You can also find all of my phenomenal Flutter By sisters' creations on the left sidebar...take a peek and leave them some love if you will!
Card Details:
Stamps: None
Paper: Lemonade by Basic Grey; Rich Razzleberry by Stampin' Up
Ink: None
Accessories: Stampin' Up butterflies Bigz die and top note bigz die; Rich Razzleberry ribbon; Martha Stewart butterfly punch; SU rubons; pink rhinestone stickers

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Fluttering By for a cause!

As you have noticed recently, our team members have been picking the challenges for Flutter By Wednesday. This week, Harriet chose a very worthwhile cause, fittingly called the Butterfly Project. The following poem bears repeating from the link:

The Butterfly
The last, the very last,
So richly, brightly, dazzlingly yellow.
Perhaps if the sun’s tears would sing against a white stone....
Such, such a yellow
Is carried lightly ’way up high.
It went away I’m sure because it wished to kiss the world good-bye.
For seven weeks I’ve lived in here,
Penned up inside this ghetto.
But I have found what I love here.
The dandelions call to me
And the white chestnut branches in the court.
Only I never saw another butterfly.
That butterfly was the last one.
Butterflies don’t live in here, in the ghetto.
Pavel Friedman, June 4, 1942
Born in Prague on January 7, 1921.
Deported to the Terezin Concentration Camp on April 26, 1942.
Died in Aushchwitz on September 29, 1944.
Every time I have read and encountered this poem over the years, it gets me. The Butterfly project seeks 1.5 million handmade paper butterflies, one for each of the 1.5 million children who died in the Holocaust. That number is staggering. The link I gave sends you to the Craft Critique website, and they are collecting them to send to the US Holocaust Memorial Museum.
Please join us this week...we would love to see your creations, but don't forget to mail them to the people at Craft Critique. I'll be making more small ones with my daughter to send in, but this one was the focal point.

Project Details:
Project measures 6.5x6.5
Stamps: None
Paper: Cottage Wall DSP, Rich Razzleberry and Orchid Opulence cardstock by Stampin' Up
Ink: None
Accessories: Rhinestone stickers; Martha Stewart butterfly punch; AccuCut Butterfly die