Thursday, April 1, 2010

hello {dear} friend

Hello, hello!!

I've finally been having fun stamping again and it feels sooooo good!  I'm not ready to claim my mojo's back, but I think having a bit of sunshine this past weekend might've drawn it back for a bit. ;)  We had some dark clouds and rain today, but hopefully that little blip in our week won't scare it away again.  {I don't think I'd do well with another extended hiatus...so sad when that happens.}

So here's my first step back into the world of card making --kinda simple but I really had fun with this one.  I used Card Patterns sketch 57 as my inspiration (LOTS of great sketches out there this week, and this one was no exception!):

I added a lot of Spica clear glitter pen, though it's not showing up on the butterflies so you'll just have to take my word for it. ;)  But you can see it on the sentiment here:


On the focal panel {a Labels Ten die}, I used Hero Art's Clouds backgrounder {I LOVE that stamp!}, then added the cute Unity sentiment and some beautiful Martha Stewart butterflies.  For the background layer, I used the Tiny Bubbles embossing folder and then sponged it a bit to carry along the light and airy, pillowy 'clouds' feeling.  I also used the Clouds backgrounder on the blue card base, but it's not all that visible here.

Hope you like it.  ;)

Thanks so much for the visit, and I hope you'll stop by again soon. Until then, many blessings to you!

Economy boosters {just doin' my part -lol!}:

Cardstock:  Crystal Blue, Key Lime, White Daisy (CTMH)

Patterned Paper:  Euphoria collection (BasicGrey)

Stamps:  Clouds (Hero Arts), Could I Be Any Cuter? (Unity)

Ink:  Heavenly Blue, (ret.) Orchid Bouquet, White Daisy pigment ink (CTMH)

Other:  Labels Ten (Spellbinders), Cuttlebug, Tiny Bubbles embossing folder (Provo Craft), Effervescence border punch (Fiskars), Classic Butterfly punch (Martha Stewart), clear Spica glitter pen (Too Marker), sponge, Liquid Glass (CTMH), scrunched seam binding (http://www.etsy.com/shop/MemrieMare), sewing machine, thread, foam mounting tape

10 comments:

Sharli said...

Yes, definitely like it! Very fresh and full of spring! You are really good with the spica pen! I get the stuff all over the place! LOL

Hugs!

Monica said...

yay, mama! youre back on the card-makin wagon =] glad ur able to have some fun now
love n miss u lots. xoxo

Monica said...

oh ya, your card is very cute! =] xoxo

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Beautiful card! Thanks so much for playing with Card Patterns this week! xx

Jeanne said...

When your mojo comes back, it comes back in full force, my friend! This is gorgeous! You know you had me at the butterflies, but the rest of the card is lovely, too. That glitter just sparkles.

Lovely to see you posting again!

Patti Gingrich said...

So happy you found some time for stamping. :) This is such a beautiful spring card Christi! Thanks for sharing it. Wishing you and your family a blessed Easter~ Patti

yyam said...

This is so pretty Christi! Love the embossed base and those butterflies! :)

Stacy said...

WEll, I don't beleive you ever lost your mojo! This card is beautiful! I love the butterflys, the embossed background, everything! So Pretty!

dstandard said...

What a beautiful card! Thanks for playing with us at Card Patterns!

Barb said...

Your card is beautiful! I love that cloud stamp and all the fluttery butterflies! So so pretty!