Thursday, February 28, 2013

Project 365, Day #59

Hello,

How has your day been today?  I hope it has been good.  Today I had a migraine for most of the day.  Not sure why, but it is bothersome for sure.  We have a open house at Molly's school tonight, so I wanted to get my butterfly done before that.  I decided to sit down and have a cup of tea and draw for today's butterfly.  I haven't done an illustration in a while so it is nice to change things up.  Here is butterfly #59.




There are usually different elements that go in and out.  I have those images in my mind and they don't always translate once they hit the paper.  Or, I have one part of the design I like but when I add more, they don't seem to go together.  So it is a back and forth thing.  I do like the end result with this one.  Let me know what you think.  That's all for tonight.  Have a great evening and thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Project 365, Day #58

Hello,

I hope you are doing well.  Tonight we have a meeting at school, so I wanted to get my butterfly done early today.  We won't eat until we come home and then I know I won't want to go work in the studio.  I am already tired, so I knew it would be difficult.  Here is butterfly #58.


I was working on a birthday card for a friend and these are some of her favorite colors.  I was also going to do another stepped up version of the certainly celery card from the other day, but then I thought that was silly.  I still have quite a few days left of this project, so doing two butterfly cards in one day is not necessary. 


Supplies:
Whisper White Card Stock - 100730
Core'dinations Card Stock - Pool Party  - 129321
Basic Black Card Stock - 121045
Basic Black Ink - 126980
Word Window Punch - 119857
Modern Label Punch - 119849 
Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch - 119275
Big Shot - 113439
Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die - 114507
Manhattan Flower Embossing Folder - 114517
Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder - 127819
1 1/4" Two Tone Ribbon Basic Gray/Basic Black - 129295
1/8" Basic Black Taffeta Ribbon - 119261
Illuminate Glimmer Watermark Stampin' Pad - 126857
Stampin' Dimensionals - 104430
SNAIL Adhesive - 104332
Glue Dots - 103683
Stampin' Sanding System - 129367
 
I am obviously still on the black and white kick.  They are just classic colors that work together.  A different element that I haven't used in a while is the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch.  I punched the Pool Party Core'dinations Card Stock with it and then added that to the left hand side of the card, behind the Whisper White embossed layer.  I also added a little border of the punched pool party behind the Modern Label Punched greeting.  I did brush the card with the Illuminate Glimmer Watermark Stampin' Pad.  It might be a little hard to see.  If you click on the picture to enlarge it, you may see it better.  Here is another view.



I was thinking about adding some bling with the basic rhinestones but I decided not to.  I still might make another version with the bling.  I hope you enjoyed this one.  Have a great rest of your evening.  Thanks for stopping by!

Take care,
Kelly


Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Project 365, Day #57

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Today was a busy day for me.  One thing I did today was ship some boxes to Alyssa.  I made her a quick card to go in one of her packages.  I made it with butterflies of course, since I am on that kick.  Here is butterfly #57.


This was inspired by the card I did two days ago.  I have all the cards sitting around my desk, so I can remember what I did, but also to get inspiration.  Another simple card using Whisper White as the card base.  The greeting is Sassy Salutations in Basic Gray.  A few strips of Basic Gray card stock and then two bitty butterfly punches with rhinestones added for accent.

Supplies:
Sassy Salutations - 126707 clear, 126705 wood
Basic Gray Card Stock - 121044
Basic Gray Ink - 126981
Whisper White Card Stock - 100730
Core'dinations Card Stock - Pool Party  - 129321 
Bitty Butterfly Punch - 129406
 Rhinestone Basic Jewels - 119246
Stampin' Dimensionals - 104430
SNAIL Adhesive - 104332
Glue Dots - 103683

I hope Alyssa likes the card.  I hope you enjoy it as well.  It's nice to do simple cards that are easy to make multiples of.  This is one of those cards that you can easily change the greeting to what ever you might need.  Very versatile.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great night!

Take care,
Kelly

Monday, February 25, 2013

Project 365, Day #56

Good evening!

I hope you are having a good night.  I made a card for tonight's butterfly.  I decided to change the colors because I seem to be using the same ones.  So I looked at my paper colors and went for the Certainly Celery.  Here is butterfly #56.



I really love this color combination!  It is a simple card again but very striking to me.  I really love the new 1 1/4" Two Tone Ribbon.  It is so luxurious.  It is so soft and just a great accent to a card and would also make a great bow on a present.  The little butterfly is from the Bitty Butterfly Punch.  I highlighted all the card stock with the Illuminate Glimmer Watermark Stampin' Pad.  This is also one of new favorite things.  It gives such a nice shimmer on every color card stock and is so easy to use.  Here is another view so hopefully you can see the shimmer better.


Supplies:

Certainly Celery Card Stock - 105125
Basic Gray Card Stock - 121044
Basic Gray Ink - 126981
Illuminate Glimmer Watermark Stampin' Pad - 126857
1 1/4" Two Tone Ribbon Basic Gray/Basic Black - 129295
Bitty Butterfly Punch - 129406
Modern Label Punch - 119849
Big Shot - 113439
Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder - 127819
 Rhinestone Basic Jewels - 119246
Stampin' Dimensionals - 104430
Glue Dots - 103683

I hope you like this card tonight.  It went together rather quickly.  I think I did it in about 25 minutes, which is very unusual for me.  : )  I love the shimmer and simplicity.  Have a great evening and thanks for stopping by!

Take care,
Kelly


 



Sunday, February 24, 2013

Project 365, Day #55

Hello!

I hope you are having a good Sunday evening!  If you are watching the Oscars, I hope you are enjoying it.  I paused it for a little bit so I could write this post.  I started making my butterfly card just before the show started.  I wanted to get done early so I could relax and watch the Oscars.  (Of course I had to squeeze in making dinner and such but that's normal.)  I love seeing everyone dressed up and all the beautiful dresses.  Who wouldn't love to get all dressed up and go to the show?!  I know I would, and I tell my girls to not forget their Mom if they ever get nominated.  : ) 

On to my butterfly for tonight.  I did another card tonight.  I started with just making a different butterfly element but thought I should add it to a card to finish it up.  Here is butterfly #55.



I started with the butterfly in Rich Razzleberry and stamped on it with Basic Black ink.  I punched out 1/16" holes around the top wings and a little flower from the bottom wings.  I layered that on Pink Pirouette card stock.  I layered that entire piece on a dry embossed piece of Basic Black card stock.  I added a couple little distressed circles to the center of the punched out flowers and finished those off with a basic rhinestone.  A little ribbon around the body, and the butterfly is done.  I wanted the card to be simple, since the butterfly had so much detail.  I used the same 1/8" basic black taffeta ribbon to tie around the front of the card.  Then a simple stamped greeting in basic black ink and the card is done.  Here is a close up of the butterfly.


Supplies:

Sassy Salutations - 126707 clear, 126705 wood
Tiny Tags - 118592 clear, 118091 wood
Whisper White Card Stock - 100730
Basic Black Card Stock - 121045
Pink Pirouette Card Stock - 111351
Rich Razzleberry Card Stock - 115316
Basic Black Ink - 126980
1/8" Basic Black Taffeta Ribbon - 119261
Big Shot - 113439
Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder - 127819
Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die - 114507
1/16" Circle Handheld Punch - 101227
Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack - 118309 
 Rhinestone Basic Jewels - 119246
Stampin' Dimensionals - 104430
SNAIL Adhesive - 104332
Glue Dots - 103683 
 
I hope you enjoyed this butterfly.  I am off to finish the rest of the show and relax a little.  Have a great night!

Take care,
Kelly

 

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Project 365, Day #54

Hello,

I hope your weekend is going well.  Today I did some yard work.  Actually, it was very needed yard work.  I don't know where the weeds come from, but they seem to go from nothing to 2 feet tall in no time.  Now the front yard looks nice.  I still need to work on the back yard though.  We had a last minute decision, and Chris and I went out for dinner again.  We are trying to focus on us a bit, which is nice.  The girls were actually asking us to go out so they could make mac'n cheese.  They picked out a box the other day at Whole Foods, so they could have something good when we go out.  I usually don't make that, so they are thrilled to have the box version, even if it is organic whole foods brand.  I guess they get tired of salads all the time.  : )  So, while we were out, I kept thinking about my butterfly and what I was going to do.  I thought I would draw one when I got home.  We walked around a bit downtown after dinner and then stopped at Duke's to hang out for a little bit more.  I decided I would work on my butterfly there because I liked the cocktail napkins.  So here you go, butterfly #54.


It is a little hard to see.  I did draw in pen on the napkin but some of the lines are harder to see.  This is actually the second butterfly I drew.  I didn't like the first one that much, but I will show you that one as well. 


I actually stopped drawing on this one because I didn't like the way it was turning out.  I honestly think the second one could use a little help as well.  Chris told me that it is fine and just go with it.  I can work on it again for butterfly #325 or something like that.  He was adding his input and making suggestions along the way.  He actually just walked by and said I should have scanned them in color.  I didn't think it would make that much a difference but I decided to scan them in color.



Well, I hate to say it but he was right.  You can see the surf boards better, which is why I like the napkins.  Actually the pen stands out nicer as well.  I hope you enjoyed these butterflies.  Thanks for stopping by!

Take care,
Kelly

Friday, February 22, 2013

Project 365, Day #53

Hello,



Happy Friday to you!  I hope you are having a good evening.  I decided to another version of the card from yesterday and the day before.  Here is butterfly #53.


I liked the black and white card stock elements and wanted to continue with that.  I change the Core'dinations card stock to Pool Party.   The other elements are the same, just layered differently.  I used a bigger butterfly from the Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die, so it would have room for the greeting in the center of it.  The oval is also larger to fit the butterfly.  I did the paper piercing on this piece again.  I decided to add three strips of the core'dinations card stock behind the design element for a different look.  Two strips are 1/8" and one is 1/4".  Each layer of the element is adhered using dimensionals.   My favorite thing to do and it looks so nice in person.  I couldn't get a good shot to show the dimension with this one. 


Supplies:
Whisper White Card Stock - 100730
Core'dinations Card Stock - Pool Party  - 129321
Basic Black Card Stock - 121045
Basic Black Ink - 126980
Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die - 114507
Small Oval - 120908
Ovals Collection Framelits Dies - 129381
Occasions Paper Piercing Pack - 129387
Window Frames Collection Framelits Dies - 129021
Paper-Piercing Tool - 126189
Stampin' Dimensionals - 104430
SNAIL Adhesive - 104332
Glue Dots - 103683
Stampin' Sanding System - 129367
 
I like this version as well as the others.  I hope you enjoy seeing different ways to use the same elements and supplies.  Have a great weekend.  Thanks for stopping by!

Take care,
Kelly

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Project 365, Day #52

Hello,

I decided to do a step up card tonight, from last nights butterfly card.  Last nights card was very simple so I decided to add a few more layers and another butterfly.  Here is butterfly #52.


I added the basic black card stock for the base of the card.  I switched up the greeting elements and added a basic black oval, and changed the window frame layer to primrose petals core'dinations card stock.  I added one more butterfly to the card as well.  I also layered black butterflies behind the primrose petals core'dinations butterflies to add more depth and shadow. 

Supplies:
Whisper White Card Stock - 100730
Core'dinations Card Stock - Primrose Petals - 129322 
Basic Black Card Stock - 121045
Basic Black Ink - 126980
Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die - 114507
Small Oval - 120908
Bitty Butterfly Punch - 129406
Ovals Collection Framelits Dies - 129381
Occasions Paper Piercing Pack - 129387
Window Frames Collection Framelits Dies - 129021
Paper-Piercing Tool - 126189
 Rhinestone Basic Jewels - 119246
Stampin' Dimensionals - 104430
SNAIL Adhesive - 104332
Glue Dots - 103683
Stampin' Sanding System - 129367
 
One more thing that might be hard to see is the paper piercing done on the basic black oval.  If you click on the picture to enlarge it, you might be able to see it better.  I also have one more version for you.  I couldn't decide if I wanted to add rhinestones to the greeting as well, so I did it both ways.  
 
  
Which one do you like better?  Leave a comment and let me know what you think.  I hope you enjoyed the cards tonight.  Have a great evening!  Thanks for stopping by!

Take care,
Kelly



Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Project 365, Day #51

Hello,

I hope you all had a good day.  I'm not sure if you really want to read about all the details of my day or not everyday?  I always over think everything!  I would like to hear your comments about the blog. : )  Today was a stressful day and that's enough said.  I wanted to make a card again tonight.  Here is butterfly #51.



This is a very simple card.  A basic whisper white card with a greeting stamped on whisper white and then layered on basic black card stock.  The butterfly and the 1/4" strip are from the primrose petals core'dinations card stock.  I sanded the core'dinations card stock to expose the core layer and give the distressed look.  The center of the butterfly is basic rhinestones that I colored with a black sharpie.  I really do like creating my own color rhinestones that way.  A really simple trick.  Of course there are dimensionals behind the butterfly wings and the greeting.  Here is another view for you to see the depth.



Supplies:


Whisper White Card Stock - 100730
Core'dinations Card Stock - Primrose Petals - 129322 
Basic Black Card Stock - 121045
Basic Black Ink - 126980
Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die - 114507
Window Frames Collection Framelits Dies - 129021
 Rhinestone Basic Jewels - 119246
Stampin' Dimensionals - 104430
SNAIL Adhesive - 104332
Glue Dots - 103683
Stampin' Sanding System - 129367

I hope you like this simple card.  I did have another version with a vintage faceted button but it looked a little off.  I think I put the greeting to far to the right in this card.  I can always see something else once I take a photo of it and see it on the computer.  Sometimes it's easier to see the space and relationship of the elements on the card.  Well that's all for tonight.  Thanks again for stopping by and enjoy your evening!

Take care,
Kelly




Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Project 365, Day #50

Hello,

Today was a day of catching up from the long weekend.  Paying bills and that sort of fun stuff.  I decided to do a card for tonight's butterfly.  Here is butterfly #50.


This is a 3" x 3" card.  The butterfly is made with crochet trim adhered to card stock and then cut out with the butterfly die.  I embossed the black card stock with the Lacy Brocade embossing folder.  I then brushed the raised edges with the Illuminate Glimmer Watermark stampin' pad.  I wrapped the linen thread around the card 3 times and then added the basic pearls to the center of the butterfly.  Here is another view.


Supplies:

Very Vanilla Card Stock - 101650
Basic Black Card Stock - 124267
Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder - 127819
Illuminate Glimmer Watermark Stampin' Pad - 126857
Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die - 114507
5/8" Crochet Trim - 118481
Pearl Basic Jewels - 119247
Linen Thread - 104199
Glue Dots - 103683
Stampin' Dimensionals - 104430
SNAIL Adhesive - 104332

I adhered the butterfly to the card with glue dots and dimensionals.  I doubled the dimensionals on the top half of the wings to make them pop even more.   Thanks for stopping by and have a good night.

Take care,
Kelly

Monday, February 18, 2013

Project 365, Day #49

Hello!

Today we took the girls to Disneyland.  We spent most of the day there and finished with dinner.  I knew I would be tired when I got home to do a butterfly, so I decided to 'play with my food'.  Here is butterfly #49.


Normally I would tell my kids not to play with their food but I was encouraged to do this by everyone.   I used a little sauce that was from my meal and a carrot strip from Molly's.  The lime was from my dish as well and it just happened to be sitting on the bread plate I used.  Molly took the picture for me, because I was just trying to finish it quick.  They were ready to clear all the plates.  (I am usually the last one finished.)  It was funny because when the young man came over to clear the plates, he asked if I was done with my art work.  It was funny because I didn't see him around and didn't know he saw.  He did say he liked it.  : )  A quick butterfly for me.  I did try to work on my bead butterfly when I got home, for just a little.  I am not liking how it is turning out though.  I hate to take things apart after all the work, but it is also hard to continue when things aren't popping in my head. We'll see what happens.

Have a great evening and thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly

 

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Poject 365, Day #48

Hi!

I hope everyone had a good Sunday.  I spent a lot of the day beading and relaxing.  I am totally hooked on the beading.  I also got to go out to dinner with Chris again tonight.  Two date nights in one week is a quite the record.  : )  When we returned from dinner I still needed to do my butterfly.  I wanted to try beading one again.  I did start i,t but did not finish it.  Here is what I have so far.  Here is butterfly #48.


So this is not a finished butterfly but I did spend two hours on it.  That may be hard to believe by looking at it, but it is true.  This is a small butterfly about 2 1/4" wide.  The tan color is the backing that you use to bead on.  My plan is to turn this into a ring. 

Below I have a picture of it next to the cuff bracelet I am working on.  The cuff is what I took a class on yesterday.  The pieces you see are flat beads that I have beaded around to hold them to the backing.  There is still a lot more work to do on that as well.




That's all for tonight.  I hope to finish the butterfly ring soon.  Maybe not by tomorrow but hopefully the next day.  Have a great day tomorrow.  Thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Project 365, Day #47

Hello,

I hope you are having a good evening.  I had another bead class today for six hours.  It was great!  It was a bead embroidery class.  I have been waiting to take this class because I hope to incorporate some of the techniques on my purses.

I decided early on, to do a drawing.  I was trying different things but nothing seemed to be working.  I decided to just do rough quick drawing and just work fast, without over thinking everything.  Here is butterfly #47.



So that is what I came up with.  There are some cool elements.  I like just working with the pencil and how quick and free you can draw.  Well, that's about if for tonight.  Have a great rest of your evening.

Take care,
Kelly

Friday, February 15, 2013

Project 365, Day #46

Hello!

I hope you are doing well.  I had a busy day as usual.  I'm sure that is probably the same for all of you.  I did a card for the butterfly card today that was actually a step up from yesterday's 3 x 3 card.  The thing is I really like it and might want to submit it for a contest to Stampin' Up!.  If I do, it can't be posted anywhere before.  So I am going to wait to show you that one and I made another card.  Here is butterfly #46.



This is a very simple card.  I was going with the look of an addressed envelope.  The butterflies are the color on color background stamping.  The colors of the card stock are Crumb Cake and Rich Razzleberry.  I like the color combination.  The card is ok, in my book.  I like the concept but I am one of those people who always need more layers or dimension.  So the card seems a bit flat to me.  I am trying to let go some and go with what I did.  So I went with this new concept instead of starting over.  It's funny because Molly just walked by and said 'It is so cute!', so you see, it's always different through new eyes.  I hope you enjoyed this.  Thanks for stopping by and have a good evening!

Take care,
Kelly

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Details for day #45 butterfly card

Hi again,

I forgot to show you the Valentine's Cards I made yesterday and sent out.  Here you go.


I have one more picture of the butterfly card and supplies for you.



Supplies:
Oh, Hello Stamp Set - 130733 clear, 130730 wood
Lovely Little Labels - 126262 clear, 126260 wood
Rich Razzleberry Card Stock - 115316
Rich Razzleberry Ink - 126950
Very Vanilla Card Stock - 101650
Crumb Cake Ink - 120953
3/16" Neutrals Brads - 119736
1/8" Taffeta Ribbon - 119960 Very Vanilla
Little Labels Punch Pack - 126881

I stamped the chevron image in Rich Razzleberry ink on Rich Razzleberry card stock for the base.  I stamped the little frame image first in Crumb Cake ink on Very Vanilla Card Stock.  I then stamped the little butterfly in the center of the frame using Rich Razzleberry ink.  Then I punched the images out using the coordinating punch.  I wrapped the 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon around the card and added a brad for accent.  The little punches are adhered using a dimensional for that added pop that I like so much.  Thanks again for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly

Project 365, Day #45

Happy Valentine's Day!

I hope you are having a nice day and enjoy doing what ever makes you happy on this day!  It had been a regular day of sorts for me so far, still have to do the daily chores.  I am going to dinner with Chris, so that will be nice.  I also made Valentine's for my girls and my husband today.   I'll show you those quick.

This is for the girls.

This is for Chris.

The girls were all slightly different, just using different designer series paper.  For Chris' I wanted to make it a little more manly.  I used a wood grain embossing folder and distressed it with Crumb Cake ink.  Just the simple greeting and a few falling hearts, as if they were leaves falling from a tree.  

I kept working in the studio and made a little 3" x 3" card for today's butterfly.  Here is butterfly #45.




I really like the 3 x 3 size.  You don't have to do to much to them and they look great.  Simple little details make them.   I did color on color stamping for the background and the three little stamped butterflies punched out.  I little bit of ribbon and done.  These are great cards to have on hand for gifts or thank you's.  

Have a great rest of your Valentine's Day!  Thanks for stopping by!

Take care,
Kelly

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Details for day #44 butterfly card

Hello again!

Here is your other view.


Supplies:

Lovely Little Labels - 126262 clear, 126260 wood
Very Vanilla Card Stock - 101650
Real Red Card Stock - 102482
Baja Breeze Card Stock - 111352
  Real Red Ink - 126949
More Amore Specialty Designer Series Paper - 129309
Small Heart Punch - 117193
1" Circle Punch - 119868
 Glue Dots - 103683
Stampin' Dimensionals - 104430
SNAIL Adhesive - 104332 
 
The base card is Very Vanilla Card Stock.  The More Amore Specialty Designer Series Paper had this great design on it.  It inspired me to punch out the circles to layer the butterflies on.  I started making the butterflies before I picked my background paper, but once I did the rest went together easily.  I added the little border of punched hearts at the bottom.  I alternated how I adhered them.  I used glue dots and dimensionals, and alternated them on the back of the hearts.  This created a little more depth to the hearts.  The butterflies are adhered with dimensionals as well as the circles, that the butterflies are on.  I added the little 'love' greeting in Real Red to the remaining circle designs in the designer series paper.  I hope you enjoyed this one.  Let me know what you think!  Thanks again for stopping by!
 
Take care,
Kelly

Project 365, Day #44

Hello,

I hope everyone is having a good day!  I made some Valentine cards today and sent a few out.  I know I am a little late but that's me.  I did have good intentions earlier in the week but other things took a priority.  I decided to make a card for tonight's butterfly.  Since Valentine's Day is tomorrow, I thought I would incorporate hearts into my card.  Here is butterfly #44.


So this could be a Valentine's card or a anytime you want to send a little love to someone card.  Can you see I made the butterflies out of little heart punches?  They are little hearts punched out of designer series paper which actually had the heart design.  The body is a slot punch piece in Real Red.  I just pulled the all the colors together from the Designer Series Paper.  I like the way this came out.  It really is fun to play with different elements and see what you come up with.  Enjoy your evening and thanks for stopping by!

Take care,
Kelly


Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Project 365, Day #43

Hello,

I hope you are having a good evening.  Today I got some clutch bags ready to send to my friend in NY.  She is going with another friend to an event and offered to sell my clutches.  Isn't that so nice!  It took most of the day to get them all ready for her.  It was also hard for me to choose which ones to send, so that made the process go a little longer.  I did get them sent off to her though.

I started working on my butterfly after I sent out the box.  I wanted to sit down for a bit, so an illustration was the obvious choice.  I did have to set it aside to do dinner and such but I just finished it.  Here is butterfly #43.


Sometimes I don't know where I get these ideas but this is a funny one.  I was trying to do one thing, then I thought of this.  My cartoon eyeball butterfly.  The top eyes remind me of WALL-E.  Not exactly like his, but similar.  Well that is my funny little butterfly for tonight.  Have a great evening!

Take care,
Kelly
 

Monday, February 11, 2013

Details for day #42 butterfly card

Hi again,

Here is another view to start.


Supplies:

Itty Bitty Banners Stamp Set - 126257 clear, 126255 wood
Bitty Banners Framelits - 129267
Pool Party Card Stock - 122924
Primrose Petals Card Stock - 126841
Core'dinations Card Stock - Primrose Petals - 129322
 Very Vanilla Card Stock - 101650
Primrose Petals Ink - 126858
More Amore Specialty Designer Series Paper - 129309
Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die - 114507
 Glue Dots - 103683
Stampin' Dimensionals - 104430
SNAIL Adhesive - 104332
Stampin' Sanding System - 129367
Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder - 127819
Honeycomb Embossing Folder - 129378
Vine Street Embossing Folder - Sale-a-bration - 130492
Sycamore Street Ribbon and Button Pack - Sale-a-bration - 130812
 
 
I dry embossed each of the plain color card stocks.  I adhered all the pieces to a Very Vanilla Card Stock base.  The butterfly is die cut from a piece of  More Amore Specialty Designer Series Paper and Core'dinations Card Stock, Primrose Petals.  I sanded the core'dinations to highlight the dry embossing done on that piece.  I used one piece of the Pool Party ribbon to wrap around the body of the butterfly.  I snipped down the center to create the antenna's.  The greeting has a matching framelit, to make cutting out the banner very easy.  I layered the greeting and the butterfly on the card with dimensionals to give it some more pop.   I hope you enjoyed this one!  Thanks again for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly

Project 365, Day #42

Hello!

I hope you are doing well.  Today felt like a catch-up day.  I wanted to get more done, but just doing basic things took up most of the day.  Crazy how that goes sometimes.  I did unpack my bags from yesterday, so I decided to make a card for today.  Here is butterfly #42.




I may have unpacked my bags but my work area is still a bit of a mess.  I take a lot of things out when I am designing, and those things didn't get put away yet.  It worked well for this card because I had scraps of card stock laying around and thought they might look nice pieced together.   I like the way this one turned out.  I really like this color combo and it is one I pulled from the Designer Series Paper, More Amore.  I think I like it so much because it uses one of my favorite colors, Pool Party.  I will have all the supply details in the following post.  Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your evening.

Take care,
Kelly

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Project 365, Day #41

Hello,

I hope you had a good day and are enjoying your evening!  I had a Stampin' Up! party/workshop today.  It was nice to get out and work.  Thanks Pam for having me over and a big thank you to all the girls who attended!  It was nice to see you all again.  I will share the cards we made with all of you during the week.  I didn't unpack my bags yet, so making a card was out of the question.  I decided on another illustration.  Here is butterfly #41.



A simple pen and ink, I did color in lightly with a pencil to get the shading.  I was thinking I was going to bed early tonight but I just remembered the Grammys is on.  I might watch a bit of that now.  Have a great evening and thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Project 365, Day #40

Hello,

I hope you are all doing well.  I did another illustration tonight for my butterfly.  Here is butterfly #40.


I was thinking about making a fish scale design.  The upper wings are what I came up with for that.  After doing the upper wings, I had a couple different ideas for the bottom wings, but they had to much going on.  They needed to be simpler to coordinate with the upper wings.  So a simple design is what I did for the bottom.  Thanks for stopping by and have a good evening.

Take care,
Kelly

Friday, February 8, 2013

Project 365, Day #39

Hello,

I hope everyone is having a good Friday evening.  Mine is a little stressful so this will be a quick post.  I decided to step-down the card from yesterday.  Normally I start simple and step-up, but this time I went in reverse.  I thought it would be nice to see an easy way to use the elements of yesterday's card.  Here is butterfly #39.



I still have one butterfly of each of the Designer Series Paper on a strip of Whisper White card stock.  I decided to have a little border of Island Indigo card stock behind the butterflies for this card.  I used the Island Indigo ribbon from Sale-a-bration, and wrapped it around the card with a simple knot.  The greeting is from Sassy Salutations.  Nice and simple but still striking.  You could always add basic rhinestones or pearls to the bodies of the butterflies for a little bling.  This one is easier to make multiples of.  You can even make them, leave off the greeting and then just stamp whatever greeting you might need, when you need it.  Simple.  I hope you like this one.  Have a great evening.

Take care,
Kelly

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Details for day #38 butterfly card

Hi,

Here is another view of today's card. 


 Supplies:

Whisper White Card Stock - 100730
Designer Series Paper Stack, 2011-2013 - 122384
Bitty Butterfly Punch - 129406
Lovely Little Labels Stamp Set - 126262 clear, 126260 wood
Island Indigo Ink - 126986
Glue Dots - 103683
Stampin' Dimensionals - 104430

I did the Whisper White card base again, which I said I normally don't like to do but I really like this one again.  Using the white is growing on me.  See what happens when you step outside your norm.  Happy surprises!  Punching out all the butterflies was quick.  Adhering them took a little longer.  I could have just put glue dots in the center, stuck them down and that would have been fine.  However, I wanted to make sure the wings would stay popped up.  I added a little piece of dimensional to each wing and then still used a glue dot in the center of the body.  That way the body would stay next to the whisper white but the wings would stay popped up.  I love all the little shadows the wings create.  The colors are fun as well.  I will have to make a few more of these.  If you have any questions just let me know.  Have a great evening!

Take care,
Kelly

Project 365, Day #38

Hello,

I am still working on the cleaning and it's getting organized nicely.  Hopefully it won't be to much longer and then I will share pictures.  I started drawing a butterfly today and didn't like the way it was coming out, so I went on to create a card.  Here is butterfly #38.


Maybe I should say butterflies 38 thru 57, does that count??  That would be nice anyway.  : )  I wanted to add all these little butterflies and keep the Whisper White background.  I added them to another layer of Whisper White and added that to the card base with dimensionals, creating depth.  I really like the clean lines of this card and all the color.  I have one more option for you.  


I added a greeting this time to one of the butterflies.  I like it both ways.  What do you think?  I hope you are enjoying the cards.  I will have all the details in the next post.  Thanks for stopping by!

Take care,
Kelly


Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Details for day #37 butterfly card

Hello again,

First, here is another view for you.



Supplies:
Feeling Sentimental Stamp Set - 129630 clear, 129627 wood
Sycamore Street Ribbon and Button Pack - Sale-a-bration -130812
Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper - Sale-a-bration - 127540
Whisper White Card Stock - 100730
Rich Razzleberry Ink - 126950
Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die - 114507
Borders Scoring Plate - 126192
Large Rhinestone Basic Jewels - 129324
Rhinestone Basic Jewels - 119246
Whisper White Baker's Twine - 124262

This is a very simple card to put together.  The two butterflies are die cut and then layered together.  I used glue dots to glue the center of the bodies together and dimensionals for the wings.  This way the wings will sit higher than the body.  I dry embossed the Whisper White card base, using the Borders Scoring Plate.   This is a really fun new tool.  The simple detail of the dry embossing adds so much.  The ribbon is simply wrapped around the card and tied in a knot on the front.  I added the butterfly to the card using dimensionals and glue dots again, in the same manner as putting the two together.  The button has baker's twine woven through it and tied in a knot.  The button and rhinestones are the finishing touches. 

Remember if you have any questions, just let me know.  You can leave a comment here or email me.  Some of these great items you can receive free right now during Sale-a-bration.  It's always nice when you get free stuff.  Let me know if you have any questions.  Have a great night!

Take care,
Kelly


Project 365, Day #37

Hello,

How are you all doing tonight?  Chris got back today from a couple days away again.  He was gone all of last week as well.  That's when I tend to rearrange everything.  : )  We went out to get some Sushi for dinner, which was nice.  Actually, any time I don't have to cook is nice.  I do love sushi though, so that's nice.  I am still working on the studio here and there.  It's going slow, but going.  I have another card for you tonight.  Here is butterfly #37.



The butterfly is two die cut pieces of Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper layered together.  It is layered on a single sheet of Whisper White card stock.  I rarely used just the white for a card because I think it is to plain.  I was trying to do a simple card but still striking.  I think this works.  I like all the details of the ribbon, button, and basic rhinestones.  It's the little touches, that make the card.  Don't look to close at the greeting.  I totally smudged it.  I kind of did the card backwards.  I was not going to put a greeting on, because it's nice to have blank cards ready for any occasion.  Of course I changed my mind and added a greeting.  It smudged a little, but I didn't want to start over.  That happens to all of us and really is not that big of deal.  I just need to remember that.  : )  I hope you enjoy this one!  Thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Details for day #36, Monochromatic Butterfly Card

Hi again,

Here is another view of the card.


Supplies:

 
Kindness Matters Stamp Set  122902 clear, 122900 wood
Primrose Petals Card Stock - 126841
Core'dinations Card Stock - Primrose Petals - 129322
 Very Vanilla Card Stock - 101650
Primrose Petals Ink - 126858
Primrose Petals 3/8" Stitched Ribbon - 126844
Large Oval Punch - 119855
Scallop Oval Punch - 119856
Stampin' Dimensionals - 104430
SNAIL Adhesive - 104332
Stampin' Sanding System - 129367
Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder - 127819
Pearl Basic Jewels - 119247
 
I embossed the Very Vanilla and Primrose Petals Core'dinations Card Stock with the Lacy Brocade embossing folder.  I sanded the Primrose Petals piece to expose the center core.  I really like the Core'dinations Card Stock.  It's such a great effect and so easy to do.  Those two layers are adhered to the Primrose Petal card.  I used dimensionals to adhere the greeting and the butterfly.  Five little pearls are the little detail in the corner.  Enjoy and thanks for stopping by!

Take care,
Kelly

 
 

Project 365, Day #36

Hello,

How is your evening going?  I hope well.  Mine is going well.  I am just a little tired and wanted to get my butterfly done early tonight.  I was cleaning again but lost my mojo for a bit.  I am really trying to go through everything and sometimes that gets tedious.  I just want to dump it all in a box and move on but I am making sure I go through it all.  It's hard to let go of things, because my brain is always thinking, 'I could do something with that.'  I am getting better and finding a lot that I can let go of, which is good (I think).

I decided to make a card again.  Here is butterfly #36.



I wanted to keep the look of a monochromatic card.  The color used is Primrose Petals.  It's the card stock, ink and ribbon.  The butterfly is from the same set as yesterday, Kindness Matters.  I just cut out one of the butterflies for today's card.  Simple layering and stamping for this card.  A few pearls in the lower left hand corner, keep the eye moving around the card.  The details will follow.  Thanks for stopping by and have a good night!

Take care,
Kelly

Monday, February 4, 2013

Details for day #35 butterfly card

Hello!

Here is another view of the butterfly card for day #35.



click to enlarge

Here are the details:


Kindness Matters Stamp Set  122902 clear, 122900 wood
Crumb Cake Card Stock - 120953
Core'dinations Card Stock - Early Esppresso
 Very Vanilla Card Stock - 101650
Early Espresso Ink - 126974
Antique Brads - 117273
5/8" Crochet Trim - 118481
Blender Pens - 102845
Stampin' Dimensionals - 104430
Stampin' Distress Tool - 127562
Stampin' Sanding System - 129367
Vine Street Embossing Folder - 130492  Sale-a-bration

I embossed the Core'dinations Card Stock first and then sanded the embossed pattern with the sanding block.  I also distressed the edges of this and the butterfly layer with the distress tool.  A Blender pen was used to pull color from the wings to the bodies of the butterflies.   I used a stamping sponge to add early espresso ink to the very vanilla card stock and the crochet trim.  All little details to add to the distressed look.  I hope you enjoyed this card.

Take care,
Kelly




Project 365, Day #35

Hi!

I hope you are having a good day.  I got a little more cleaning and organizing done in the studio today.  It is coming along nicely.  I still have lots to do but I am excited to get it done.  I had a little area cleaned so I could make a card today.  Here is butterfly #35.

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The butterflies are from the stamp set Kindness Matters.  It is a great simple stamp set and I love the little butterflies.  I wanted to make this card with a distressed look.  I sponged the edges and roughed up the edges to help create the look.  I will have all the details, if you are interested, in a following email.  Thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Project 365, Day #34

Hello,

I hope everyone had a good day.  If you watched the Super Bowl, I hope you enjoyed that.  We watched the game together.  The girls and I also watch for the commercials.  They were ok this year but not as many 'wow' ones as I thought in the past.  I beaded the entire time.  I was working on another band for my anemone bracelet.  I finished the first one but didn't like the color combo anymore.  I made another one today that I like much better with the anemones I did.  I still need to make one more anemone and attach them to the bracelet and then I will show you.

I just stepped into the studio and saw a bag of old felt embellishments.  I decided to arrange them to look like a butterfly.  Here is butterfly #34.


There are separate flower pieces, two leaf pieces and then all the little circles are individual pieces as well.  I just placed them on the card stock for now.  I am not sure I want to permanently adhere them, not sure why.  Just in case I want to use them for something else I guess.  I added two pieces of black cord for the antennas.  There is my butterfly for tonight.  I actually almost forgot about it.  After watching the game and beading I was getting tired.  I thought I just will clean up and get to bed early and then it popped in my head.  Good thing.  : )  It is actually still pretty early for me to get to bed, so it all worked out.  Have a great rest of the evening.

Take care,
Kelly

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Project 365, Day #33

Hello,

I hope you are doing well.  Today Alyssa went back to school in San Francisco.  She didn't really want to go back.  I know it's to easy to get back into the home life, when you are home for six weeks.  I know she will get back into the swing but she was a little upset when I spoke with her after she got back in her dorm.  That's always tough on mom as well. 

On to tonight's butterfly.  I was going to give myself a time limit and see what I could come up with in a short time, let's say 10 minutes.  I thought it was a good idea but that is really to short of time and I probably spent about 30 minutes on this butterfly.  Here is butterfly #33.



I grabbed a bunch of color sharpies and decided to draw directly to the paper, no pencil.  I think I need to get a little nicer paper though.  The copy paper doesn't work to well with the markers, if I press to hard the colors bleed.  Overall I like the butterfly and it's nice to see some color.  I hope you enjoyed the color as well.

I'm off to give Alyssa a call.  Have a great evening and thanks for stopping by!

Take care,
Kelly

Friday, February 1, 2013

Project 365, Day #32

Hello,

I almost wrote day #1 again, because I usually just double check the calendar date quick.  That won't work anymore.  It's late again tonight and I am just finishing under the wire.  I have been drawing for a bit but it takes a lot longer when I am tired.  : )  Here is butterfly #32.


Another illustration for you.  I hope to get the studio cleaned up in a few days and change things up a bit.  I do enjoy drawing but sometimes it is hard to find inspiration and feel, like I am doing something different.  That's it for tonight.  Thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly