Friday, June 22, 2012

Butterfly Blues

I really love being a Challenge Hostess on SCS ... one of my favorite things to do in the stamping universe!! It was my turn, once again, to hostess the Free for All challenge for today. I chose to do paper piercing ... for a couple of reasons First of all, I haven't done it a lot in the past couple of years. And secondly, I got some WONDERFUL new paper piercing goodies from the new Stampin' Up catalog!! LOVING them to bits!! (As well as this GORGEOUS butterfly punch and stamp!!)

I am totally excited today, too! My mom's house has been on the market for well over two years (almost two and a half, actually!). She has been with 24-48 hours of closing on a sale about 5 times!! We are FINALLY going to close this morning!! The buyer had a BUNCH of cash to put down, his loan has been secured, and he already has a cashier's check for my mom!! This is SUCH good news!! Such has had sooo much anxiety over this (which has been felt by all of us!). Sooo happy to have this going well!! What a relief!!

Smiley from millan.netIs it really going to be the weekend already??? Boy-oh-boy! This week has just ZIPPED right on by!! Gonna by a WARM weekend (up in the 100's+)! YAY Summer!!

Stamps: Papillon Potpourri, Itty Bitty Banners
Paper: Island Indigo, Pool Party, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Island Indigo,White Signo Gel Pen
Accessories: Elegant Butterfly Punch, Adorning Accents Edgelits Dies, Paper Piercing Pack Essentials, Whisper White Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Folder, Pearl Basics, Designer Label Punch, Extra Large Oval Punch, Bitty Banners Framelits


Rita W said...

Umm....WOW! Stunning, stunning card! I'm glad your mom finally had some success; two and half years is just crazy!

Amy Rogers said...

Congratulations on being a fellow Artisan Design Team finalist!
Amy Rogers

Carol Carriveau said...

Great colors you chose and this punch and set are on mt list! Piercing really adds to it all and is fun to do! Congrats to your mom...hopefully will help in her recovery even more! Looking forward to seeing your work on SCS! Enjoy your weekend!

vdoyle8 said...

Hey -- you are an Artisan Team finalist?? CONGRATLUATIONS!! Lots of good luck coming your way.
Good news on your mom's house - I've been there, it's not fun.
Finally, LOVE your card!

Terstamper said...

Wendy, what a gorgeous, classy card! I love piercing, I find it adds a lot to card.