Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Bright and Bold Butterflies

Hi all! Hope your week is going well! We're half way to the weekend - YIPPEE!

I did get some creating done this week and I had my eye on some brand new paper that arrived recently in my mailbox! It's the delicious new Basic Grey paper called Ambrosia. I love the bold shades of orange, grey and black. The patterns in this pack are so striking! When I saw the paper, I knew I had the perfect stamp set for it! Don't you just love those Monarch butterflies in that vibrant orange? Well, that is what I thought of when I saw the colors in the BG paper pack! Butterfly Moments!

I stamped the butterflies on a 4-1/2 by 3-1/4" sheet of white, colored them with two shades of orange Copics, added a touch of red and then split and matted my piece on black. Add a black satin ribbon, mat it on the deep orange patterned paper and ... close to done! The word "Butterfly" is actually a part of the sentiment in this stamp set that I inked up and punched out of my white card stock with my Stampin' Up Word Window punch. Can you see all the bling on this baby? All the dots on the butterfly have been embellished with black rhinestones. The corners of the main piece have a red rhinestone for a little extra pop! That's it my friends!

Ok, funny kiddo story. I am sorry. I have to every now and then. If I become like Kathy Lee Gifford with her "Cody stories" - you'd tell me-- right? That's what friends are for-- right???

Well, today I walked Ellie up to Kindergarten and we got there right before the bell. The kids at her school have to stay on the playground until the bell rings. You should have seen all the Kindergartners. They all had big eyes and were all standing in line waiting for their teacher to come get them. Ellie looked at me like - You aren't leaving me here are you? I don't know anyone and the big kids are playing around me and I don't know what to do! Well, I sensed she was uncomfortable - so I found her class and saw this other little girl who looked just as sheepish as she did. I asked her name and in the most professional voice I have heard come out of a five year old, she said, "My name is Mary Kate." I introduced Ellie and said "Maybe you guys could hang out together and walk into school together when the bell rings." As I walked away, Ellie smiled, put her little hands up and mouthed, "Thanks Mom." Oh my! I just bubbled. Too cute! See, I am trying to cut the umbilical cord!! LOL!

See ya back here tomorrow!!

P.S.Did you happen to catch this fun Flourish news??? I am psyched!


Janine said...

AHHA!!! I am first!! Maybe... Who knows with these things!
Beautiful card. You're right - that paper is delicious!!
Hope all is well with you!!
Things here are busy!! Will update you soon!

Kim said...

Wow, what a gorgeous eye-catching card! I just love the colours you used and of course all the bling! Those butterflies are beautiful!!


The Rubber Maid said...

Great card, love the LO and the cutting into the panels. Very nice
butterflies with the bling added to the posterior end of their wings. Mom

Anonymous said...

I think Joan Bardee is a scream!

I love this butterfly card. I am envious that you got your hands on Ambrosia!

I can't sign into Blogger lately.

Anonymous said...

Get that bling in all the right locations! Yum Yum! Dig those window pane panels, a design spotlight I need to use more often.
Yap, Blogger has been a toughie lately, but oti has been rockin'!
Keep Looking Up!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

A beautiful card Julie!! Orange and HOT!!! LOL!!! And an adorable Ellie story -- HOW precious!!! She sounds soooo mature!!! And A FAB Blog DT you pulled together -- TOTALLY FAB!!! Good going!!! They will do FLLC proud!!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Your butterflies are gorgeous.

Diane said...

Stunning card Julie!!!

Viv (VivLyn) said...

Very pretty card, Julie! You and your reds are great!!

WELCOME to my blog, Explore. Dream. Discover. said...

Super card, complete with the perfect Julie flare! Love it. And your darling daughter is so cute! Sounds like she made a new friend!

Juliann said...

Beautiful card!
Love the red and black!
Butterflies ar equite the bonus too...I love this set!

Joan B said...

What a beautiful card. And the paper is gorgeous with it. Darling Kindergarten story!! How sweet.