Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Hello Spring!

Spring has arrived and the flowers are starting to bloom.  March wind is still present and the temperature has not been that high but warm weather is on it's way by Easter weekend.  Perfect...

With that in mind I went out with my camera this afternoon and took these pictures and turned them into a page print.  I didn't find many that were open but these few make me happy!

 My mind then went to butterflies and I got out a stamp set I have not used much and made this card for the Color My Heart #185 blog challenge.   These colors scream SPRING!

I used the top four colors with my inks and Glacier and Topiary card stock to back my image.  The triangles punched with the Triangle Border Punch so that the Topiary would show through.

I didn't want to cut out the antenna of the butterfly so I stamped it on a second time and fussy cut it out, minus the antenna, and sponged the wings with Sweet Leaf, Glacier and Cotton Candy ink.  The area around the butterfly was sponged with Sweet Leaf and a little bit of Cotton Candy ink.  The center of the butterfly is the only part that was attached so that the wings could stand up a little for added dimension.  Three pink dots balanced off the design and all was added to a layer of Cotton Candy Fundamentals paper.  The stamp set is retired Paper Bird Hostess Reward stamp set.

There are a lot of great Hostess Reward stamp sets so why not have a party?  Book, Home or even Facebook!  I would love to help you earn some great products! 

Same design, different paper...along with one Crazy Bird from Tim Holtz.

Don't forget that this is Stampaganza Month.  Buy two get one FREE! and The Stamp of the Month is super cute, especially if you can get it for $5!

Remember to stop and Enjoy Life's Moments!


  1. Great cards! Love how you punched out the triangles on the butterfly card. Thank you for inspiring us at Color My Heart Challenge Blog.

  2. Love how you did the butterfly, first stamping on your card and then stamping another to layer over it, very effective. Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at ColorMyHeart Color Dare, and hope you come back next week for another great color combination.

  3. What a great way to do you butterfly. I always struggle with how to deal with the antenna. Thanks for the inspiration, and for taking a Color Dare!

  4. Thanks for sharing your fun spring cards with us at Color My Heart Color Dare!

  5. Thank you ladies for your kind comments. I look forward to another Color Dare!

  6. So pretty. Love that butterfly. Thank you for joining us this week on Color My Heart.

  7. Lovely layered butterfly, Marilyn! Thanks for showing us how you avoided cutting out the antennae. We are happy to have you joining us at the Color Dare blog again!
    :) Marie