Thursday, June 10, 2010

Live, Laugh, Love

Guess what?! I think I'm back! Well, my stampin' mojo is back anyway. At least it was yesterday when I made this and another card that I'm happy with which I'll share tomorrow. It took me a while to find a few challenges that seemed to speak to me, then it was happy stamping. For this card I used the Mojo Monday sketch challenge (Mojo 142) in a simplified form. The glittery butterfly was punched from a sticky sheet then covered with glitter. I didn't actually peel off the backing since I wanted it to be raised with a Stampin' Dimensional.

What do you think of this color combo? It isn't for a challenge anywhere, but I came up with it on my own: Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Rich Razzleberry and my trusty favorite retiring Ballet Blue!

Did you notice the embossed dots around the edges of the Crumb Cake layer? Well you know me and my SUO mentality... but I just couldn't resist ordering a pack of these strip embossing folders a while ago while doing some shopping online (got myself a really cool portable Ott Lite in lime green to take on my crops and for a better light on my desk). Can't believe it has taken me this long to use one of them, but that's where those dots came from. They are just like SU's Textured Impressions Embossing Folders which I can't get enough of. The texture from just one pass through the Big Shot is amazing!

Anyway, I hope you like it. I'm tickled that I do since I've really struggled with my crafting lately. It might be that I've been reading too much instead- I'm "between" books right now so have energy to focus on card-making!!

Well, off to do 3 loads of laundry so ball uniforms get clean for games tonight. Have a great day!

PS- Gosh, I thought I'd gotten such a great picture but this one really doesn't show the glitter at all, and the colors aren't quite right. Guess you'll have to imagine!

SUO Supplies (except where noted)
Stamps: It's Your Birthday
Colors: Soft Suede, Crumb Cake (kraft), Rich Razzleberry, Ballet Blue, Whisper White
Accessories: Big Shot, Butterfly punch, sticky sheet, Superfine glitter, Heart to Heart punch, Scallop border punch, Dotted Rich Razzleberry grosgrain, Provocraft Embossing Borders With Love


  1. I love this....I just used this birthday sentiment and never thought to embellish it like this! Love it! Hope that mojo just keeps on welling up! :D

  2. Kristin this is soooooo pretty, I LOVE these colors, embossing, and that sparkly butterfly!! BEAUTIFUL!

  3. Gorgeous card - the colour combo is so sophisticated!

  4. I do like this card. The color combo is great...the red just pops out out you. I have lost my mojo too...I fell off a ladder and broke my arm and cannot make cards. I am going through withdrawals. So, I guess my mojo is just broke. LOL Hope you are having a great day!!

  5. cute as ever! so, You are lovin' your lite? I've been wanting one, but wondered if it was worth the money-I'm stingy on my crafting dollars, only like to spend it on product! so glad you found your mojo.

  6. Really pretty card. Love the color combo. Nice layout!


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