True Friend

So, I have had this Mama Elephant stamp set sitting in my ‘to be inked’ pile for a LONG time. I love the set, just never seemed to get around to using it for some reason. I finally inked it up & it didn’t disappoint! I love the gorgeous tree & the sentiment is really heartfelt.

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I saw the inspiration photo for the current Mama Elephant challenge and knew I wanted to use the tree and play on the colors in the challenge for my watercolor background. The little butterfly is die cut from 3 pieces of vellum and colored on the back with various shades of blue and green and stapled in the center – it has really nice dimension and pulls all the colors together nicely. Bonus – it hides a tiny spot of not-so-perfect embossing!

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That is all for me today. Thanks so much for stopping by – as always, I truly appreciate it!

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10 Minute Craft Dash #22

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Hey friends! Hope you’re having a great week. I got back late last night from a short vacation. It was nice to be away, but I have a mountain of laundry, so gotta keep this short!

Today is the start of another 10 Minute Craft Dash. We have a great sponsor & prize – $25 gift certificate from Paper Sweeties! The colors are gorgeous as well so I’m sure you won’t have any trouble whipping up a beauty!

My card took me 9 min 43 seconds – even when I think I’m going to make it with plenty of time something always stumps me at the end – this time it was the pearls! Still not sure they’re in the right place ;-)

Make sure to head over to Pretty Pink Posh for all the challenge details & all the DT inspiration. 

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Chevron, Butterflies, & Doilies, oh my!

There is a whole lotta stuff going on in this card today – patterned paper, stitching, doilies, felt, butterflies, chevron stripes…

The sketch is based on the Card Patterns challenge for this week and the colors are another entry for Totally Hues #7. I definitely associate chevron stripes with a more modern look, but I think they look nice as a subtle background in this somewhat vintage-y card — so this is also for the Chevron Chic Challenge in the Moxie Fab World.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Butterfly Birthday Wishes

Happy Monday!

Hope everyone’s weeks are off to a good start. I’m sort of having ‘one of those days’, but hoping to squeeze in a wee bit of crafty time tonight to end it on the right foot ;-)

I’m sharing a very cheerful little card today for the new Cupcake Craft Challenge & there is so much fun stuff going on over there this week. First, the challenge is ‘In the Garden’ – how great is that? The options are endless…I had so much fun with all this bright felt.

Also, this week we’re lucky to be joined by our newest cupcake, Jane, and to celebrate The Ribbon Girl is offering a gorgeous stash of Baker’s Twine (I’m in love with this stuff!). To be eligible for this great prize, head over to Jane’s blog and leave her some love. The winner will be chosen randomly from this blog entry.

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