A quick post to say I am still here but not getting much crafty time these days. It has been a whirlwind since we sold our home last September.
A quick catch up…Last month we purchased a home that was under construction and have been making design selections to ensure it is completed by the time we need to be out of our rental. In the meantime my dad who is 86 decided to move from Arizona back to Florida to live near us. He sold his house in less than a week and needs to be out in a month. So we found him a rental and he is now building a home in the same neighborhood as us. Yes that means more design selections. So I guess I am getting to use my creative juices just not in paper crafting!
We have also had a series of guests since the first of the year. We have thoroughly enjoyed having everyone and they have enjoyed escaping the Chicago cold.
All this while working full time. And that is why I have been absent. So onto this quick card…
The Butterfly Brilliance Suite from the upcoming Stampin’ UP! Annual Catalog is really fun and easy to create a quick and simple design. The coordinating DSP aligns perfectly with the die to cut out these stunning butterflies.
I created this card as a thank you to the pool designer we worked with for our home. She was really terrific; responsive, patient and knowledgeable.
The card base is Pool Party and the banner is Night of Navy. The ink blending is Seaside Spray.
A bit of Wink of Stella was added to the butterfly to create the beautiful shimmer. The butterfly was mounted on Stampin Dimensionals onto vellum die cut using the Stitched So Sweetly dies. A few confetti sequins provide the finishing touch.
Thanks for stopping by! Stay well.
The Greetery just released a new collection called Nature Lover’s Collection. It is so well designed and imaginative I had to order the entire collection. This card uses two sets; the Boxwood Heart Detail Dies and Love is die.
Using the beautiful Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-Bration Flower & Field DSP color combination of Just Jade and Basic Black as the back drop I added the Boxwood Heart base and then the Just Jade Boxwood pieces.
The sparkle on the “love” word die cut is from a few strokes of Wink of Stella. A few jewels from the Flowers for Every Season Gems (Annual Catalog) are the finishing touch.
Hope you are all well and staying safe.
The PinkFresh Studio Slimline Argyle Stencil Set, Distress Oxide Mustard Seed and Retired Stampin’ Up! Baked Brown Sugar inks were used to create the fun background for this masculine birthday card.
The large sentiment is from Mama Elephant and was die cut three times in Baked Brown Sugar card stock, glued together then glued to the argyle background. That was layered onto another piece of Baked Brown Sugar card stock then added to a piece of SU Thick Whisper White card stock.
A bit of bling was added using the SU Gold Glitter Enamel Dots. They really coordinated well with the background.
The envelope was created using the Simon Says Stamp Slimline Envelope Die and retired DSP.
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a great week!
I am an early riser and thoroughly enjoy sitting with my coffee out on our lanai each morning. Yesterday morning my iPhone provided me a video of photos from 2020. I loved looking at the 1:10 video and thinking about the events or moments captured in the photos. Sure there are many events that were not captured nor adequately celebrated such as our son’s graduation from Grad School however the milestone was still achieved.
I have been guilty of looking at 2020 and focusing on the challenges we faced and continue to face. However for each of us there are memories worth taking in and reflecting on. So on this eve of the new year I am ready to shift my energy to more productive thinking and actions.
For the last five years I have participated in Ali Edwards’ One Little Word program. I have not always documented it however it has been a wonderful touchpoint throughout this year. My word for 2020 was COURAGE, I had no idea how much I would lean into that word.
My One Little Word for 2021? THRIVE – to grow and prosper. I am looking forward to reflecting and focusing on living this word fully in 2021. If you are interested in the program check out Ali Edwards One Little Word Class.
Cheers to 2021!