14 May 2009

Needing some Motivation?

That is pretty much what I am needing!  Motivation!  I guess I had too much of a relaxing Mother's Day because I have not been able to get myself moving at all this week.  Last night Heather and I were working on our plans for the stamp-a-stack we will be holding on Sat 13 Jun. I have to say, she was a lot more creative then I was. 
However, Heather did leave me with a challenge for today - to re-create a card we saw in the Paper Crafts Mag - 225 Cards & Gifts.  This is what I came up with.........

Now, I was only playing around with this layout and I think with the size of this particular butterfly I might actually orient my card in a landscape profile instead, but I was just getting warmed up.
The butterfly was stamped with the swirls from the Baroque Motifs Stamp Set in Chocolate Chip Craft Ink and then embossed with crystal clear embossing powder.  The Cherish sentiment was also embossed. 
Now that my creative juices were flowing a little bit better, I then came up with this next card...
I used 2 different butterflies from the Bigz Die and did the same process of embossing them with the baroque swirl, versamark and crystal clear embossing powder.  I rearranged the layout and used the new Scalloped Oval Punch along with the stamp set Oval All.  

Oval All, I think I had a pretty productive morning :)  Hope you had a great day! 

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set:  Baroque Motifs, Oval All
Card Stock:  Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Whisper, Kiwi Kiss Textured, Chocolate Chip Textured
Ink:  Chocolate Chip Craft Ink, Kiwi Kiss Classic Ink, Versamark, Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write
Accessories:  Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die, Big Shot, Eyelet Border Punch, Large Oval Punch, Scalloped Oval Punch, Button Latte Designer Buttons, Baja Breeze Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Kiwi Kiss Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Clear Embossing Powder, White Gel Pen, Stampin' Sponges, Dimensionals


  1. Looks great. Do I need to leave you with a challange more often??

  2. Challenges are always good! Bring it on!