Sunday, May 27, 2012

Birthday Wishes & Butterflies

Welcome to the Studio!
If you've gotten here from the CADB, thank you so much for stopping by.

Whew, it’s been a long time since I’ve posted. Life gets REALLY nuts every now and then. I’m sure each of you can understand that. My dad had back surgery in April and stayed with us (me, my hubby, and my mom…did I mention my parents are divorced?) for about a month and a half. It was really kinda surreal. I felt like I woke one day and was eight years old again living at home with my parents. It’s strange how easily you can fall back into old routines and family dynamics.  Well, enough about my crazy life.

Here’s a card I did recently because, well, I wanted to use the paper and the cardboard butterfly. Don’t ask me why my brain said all that went together, but it works for me.   And as you can see from my April 30th post, I'm stuck on the cardboard butterflies.  I only have a few left, so maybe I'll move on to cardboard birds next;)  I based this card on a sketch by Valerie Salmon at Got Sketch.  I love her sketches. 

 I think the denim paper mixed with the vintage floral gives it a country kind of feel. I can almost smell a fresh apple pie in the oven.

I used a store-bought card base and envelope, 6.5x5. The paper is from Hobby Lobby. It’s from the 8.5x11 section. It just screamed at me and I had to buy it.  The butterfly is from Maya Road. I used a new CTMH stamp set called Just a Number.  The ink I used is Stampin Up Baja Breeze and also Baja Breeze cardstock.  The ruffled ribbon is from Stampin Up too. I used some white pearls in different sizes to embellish the upper border and the butterfly.  And I used a wisp of silver wire for the butterfly antennae.  I used three Spellbinders dies, the ivory doily and the denim frame. I also used a Fiskars border punch (top) and a Martha Stewart border punch (bottom).

Speaking of border punches, I must admit that since Mom and I share a scrap space we have A LOT of punches of all kinds, but especially border punches. Every time we go to one of our favorite craft stores and there is a sale or a coupon, it seems like we each walk out with two or three more punches. Luckily, so far, we haven’t bought the same one twice. (Keeping our fingers crossed on that one!) Well, since Dad was up here recuperating and can’t sit still, we gave him some projects to tinker with out in the garage. He made some peg bow makers in two sizes, a few ATG gun holders, and a wicked, awesome, totally fantastic punch rack for us, as designed by Mom. It’s simple and utilitarian, but WOW, we can find all our punches!  We are loving it!

In this picture you get a glimpse of what we call the "Inspiration Corner."  I found a really comfy, vintage chair at a garage sale some years ago for $5.  For my birthday a few years ago, hubby and mom had it redone, so it's now a posh lime green.  And it's still comfy and now has a black and white ottoman too.  You can't see the zebra stripe and black feather lamp next the chair for reading all those catalogs, idea books, & magazines.

Be sure to visit my mom's blog, Joanie's Classy Card Corner.  She's on the Link Up For Pink Design Team and there's lots of fun stuff going on over there!

I hope you enjoyed your visit. Until next time, Scrap Sassy!


  1. Kelly that is a cool card, love the denim paper, the butterfly is sweet and all the framing. Fantastic! TFS
    I like the country feel of the card too and the shelf is fantastic he did a great job on it

  2. OMGoodness!!! I love this!! How super organized!! BTW your Mom sent me! :) :)