Thursday, January 24, 2008

Baby, It's Cold Outside!!!

Brrrrr!!! I'm soooo ready for Spring. We've been as low as -2 degrees and I'm ready for some warm weather. I have spent several days this last week making projects for my first trip to CHA as a member of the Spellbinders Design Team. It has been so much fun. I can't give you a sneak peek, because the projects were created specifically for CHA, BUT I will be able to post them here in a few weeks after CHA is over.

Sooooo, once again I have a couple of butterfly cards for ya (which seems to be all I have had time for!). This first one was a hybrid of products between Stampin' Up and Spellbinders. I'm going to have a lot of fun creating these over the next year! I finally broke down and bought some white taffeta ribbon and it's AWESOME. I used a sponge and some Perfect Plum ink to color the ribbon to match. Having white pretty much gives you any color you want!! I also made this card a horizontal gate fold (folded 2 1/8" from the top and the bottom, so that it opens across the middle!).

I used my airbrush tool and some Copic markers to color the butterflies . . . another thing I love about the Spellbinders diecuts - you can stencil 'em!!! With the airbrushed color and a little bit of Stickles, I really had fun creating these!

Stamps: Tres Chic
Diecut: SB Butterflies 2
Cuttlebug: Spots & Dots embossing folder
Cardstock: Perfect Plum, Apricot Appeal, Whisper White
Ink: Perfect Plum, assorted Copic markers

I LOVE the "Like it a Latte" set that SU came out with last year . . . was soooo sad that it never made the main catalog!! I am embarrassed to admit that, as much as I LOVE this set, this is the first time I have actually used it (ducking, ashamedly!!). It is always going to be a favorite. I knew I had to include a butterfly, so I made one from the peppermint stick stamp and the little hearts from the retired "Sweet Talk" set. This was #21 in my "Follow the Butterflies" challenge, and I still have a looonnnggg way to go, so I'm starting to see butterflies in stamps that weren't really there!!

Stamps: Like It a Latte, Sweet Talk
Diecuts: Large and Small Scalloped and Classic Oval Nestabilities
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel, Rose Red, Whisper White
Ink: Rose Red, Regal Rose, Chocolate Chip
Ribbon: Offray 5/8" Oatbran Polka Dot Ribbon

I can't WAIT to share my CHA stuff with you!!! Until then, I'll just have to keep posting new things (and I'm sure there will be more butterflies flitting around in there as well!)!

Keep warm!!