27 April 2008

Why am I always behind?

It seems like I'm always running to catch up on things. I don't know what happened! I used to be on top of everything and now I've just got my timing off.

Anyway, I made this card using Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge for this week. I just love these sketches because they're usually simple enough for a beginner (like me) and challenging enough for the "pros" alike. She does a great job and I really appreciate her work!

On this card there is no stamping! Even the words aren't stamped, they're a SU! rub-on. Truthfully, I'm not a stamper. I like stamping and everything but I love putting together papers more than I like stamping. Anyway, I went to Michael's yesterday to look for the new Martha Stewart border punches but ours didn't have any so I bought a butterfly punch. Our Michael's really never has anything new. I don't know why I bother going there except it is the only place to get Martha stuff.

I punched the butterflies from scraps of Cosmo Cricket papers and mounted them on kraft because the white was way too stark against the brighter papers. I used the faux stitching on the butterfly paths as well as faux stitching around the Blue Bayou strip.


CS and papers: Blue Bayou SU!, Kraft SU!, Cosmo Cricket DP

ACCESSORIES: SU mat pack and paper piercer, SU! rub-on for the sentiment, khaki grosgrain ribbon, corner rounder punch (to make a fake word window), black and white gel pens, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, nestabilities and Cuttlebug, dimensionals.

Thanks for stopping by here today! Hope you had a great weekend. :)


Lizette said...

Great card !
Love your blog, the header is fantastic !

Jess said...

Love the popped up butterflies on this card! And I LOVE your blog, itself. Such an adorable template!

erinkmckinney (stampininthesun) said...

What a cute blog!! I love the background paper you used here! Beautiful card!

Mary Dawn said...

super card, i just love that cosmo cricket...i love it so much, i'm thinking of ordering the 9k pc set from qvc again, since this line of paper is exclusive to it

Allison said...

This is lovely...that DP is super and I love what you did with the butterflies!