April 20, 2010

I AM BACK - WITH BUTTERFLIES

Hi All!! So sorry I took that break, I was fighting a horrible sinus infection, a sty in my right eye, and still had to get through three events - ugggghhhhh! Was not my favorite week, I will say that!!! My customers were so gracious and understanding that I was not at the top of my game - at least I had nothing catching, lol!! But, I am feeling a whole lot better now and thought I would share the card I made for the sketch challenge over at SC this week!! My fellow sketch team member Liz did the sketch this week and it is fabulous!!! I decided to do an emboss resist card since this is a technique I taught in my Club this past week.  I love how it looks and I have not done it in awhile.  I wanted to use butterflies on my card - I am really into them lately, so I chose my Dreams Du Jour stamp set as I love that butterfly and it was the perfect size!  I stamped them in Versamark, then added white embossing powder, some heat, and then sponged some soft pinks and greys over it and I am liking those colors together!!!  I also added some of my die cut butterflies - love that embosslit die and my large die for my BS - such pretty butterflies!!!  The patterned paper is from the Sweet Pea paper pack that is only available until the end of this month and then it's GONE!! Yep, the Occasions Mini is coming to an end, so if you have faves in there, you best stock up NOW!! You can order online with me here - just click and shop :-)  Today I have TONS of swaps to do so that I can have them done before I leave for my stamp retreat on Friday - whooohoo!!!  So, I will share a couple of them with you tomorrow - promise!!!  Thanks so much for stopping by, I love it when you do!!! Have a wonderful day and happy stampin'!!!!!!
Card Recipe:
Paper - Going Gray, Whisper White, Pretty in Pink card stock, Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper Pack
Inks - Going Gray, Pretty In Pink classic inks, Versamark
Stamps - Dreams DuJour, Great Friend (sentiment)
Accessories - Butterflies embosslit die, BS butterfly dies, Scalloped Trim border punch, large oval punch, scalloped border punch, gray taffeta ribbon

21 comments:

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Gor-jussss!! Glad you're feeling better!!!

Crystal said...

Oh my Alex you are back with a bang gf!! I LOVE this card, these colors, and those stunning butterflies.....:) WOW Beautiful

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

well i'm certainly glad you're feeling better and your card is absolutely gorgeous!!! i love it!

Chris said...

this is beautiful!! glad to hear you are on the mend!!

Dani said...

Glad you are feeling better girl! Love the card, gorgeous!

corinnesomerville said...

LOVE IT !!!!!!!!!

Big ginormous hugs to you my friend !!!

Erin... said...

glad you're feeling better. gorgeous card love that paper!!!!! pretty butterflies too!

Jennie said...

So pretty and love that border punch!

raindropecho said...

Wow, love this color combo! Just goes so well with the sweet butterflies that you've put on this card. I hope you feel better, Alex!

Shannon McGann said...

Wow! This is GORGEOUS! I love the pink and gray combo! (I feel a CASE coming on! LOL!) I'm glad you're feeling better.

Donna said...

what a pretty card - glad you're feeling better!

Diane said...

Glad you're feeling better Alex!
Beautiful embossed card!!!

Basement Stamper said...

you can NEVER go wrong with butterflies!!!

Christina Fischer said...

Sweet color combo, and I love the butterflies!

Glad you're feeling better! :)

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Glad you're feeling better, Alex. Your card is beautiful! Love the pink with gray, the scalloped edges, and of course the butterfly theme! :)

Cindy Haffner said...

Alex this is so PRETTY.

mochamama said...

Everyone loves butterflies girl, sweet card. So glad you feel better, wow, sounds like you had a bummer of a time!

Rose Ann said...

Love the pink and gray together...and your butterflies are just beautiful, Alex!!

Joan said...

Gorgeous - the white embossed butterflies in the background are the perfect addition!!!! Beautiful.

Marisa said...

Absolutely LOVE this card, Alex!!! I have a small addiction to butterflies as you know and this card is sooooo pretty! G reat colour comob, love the border punch and the butterflies in the BG. You hit a home run with this one as far as I'm concerned! May even have to CASE it! Glad to hear you are feeling better :D

Dana said...

So love this colour combo and the card is so pretty. Sad to hear that your not feeling well and hope your back to your old self soon. So impress with all of the followers you have and that is what happens when you dish out amazing cards. Have a great week sweetie.