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Hello Bella

Long time no see…

One of my ‘not really a resolution‘ but hope/plan/strategy for the new year is to dig into the mountain of supplies and stamps and put them to use. I seem to go on ‘stamp’ binges.  I buy several in a short amount of time (like a month) and then go long periods without using and/or buying, then I use which leads to more buying – a vicious cycle I tell you.  So the goal is to use what I have without buying more.

So for today’s card, I dug deep into the stamp drawer and blindly pulled billboardabella –  challenge on…

Good thing I hadn’t put away my distress inks and blender tool from the  timmy tag extravaganza, they came in handy on this card.  I got carried away with my shading, grr, need to get back in the habit.


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oh my butterflies part 2

So now I have a desk full of beautiful stamped butterflies (see yesterday’s post if you don’t already know how they got there) but my mojo is tapped so I once again turn to Jennifer and start lifting her card design from the video.

Before long I had a set of my own — good thing I had some cuttlebug embossing folders on hand — no doubt from a previous purchase made after a McGuire video/blog post

and a close up of each since I can’t pick my favorite

It’s a little hard to tell in these photos, but these butterflies also have a touch of glitter to make them extra sparkly

last but not least…

I made 6 of these and still have more butterflies to play with, where will they land next?


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oh my butterflies

curse Jennifer McGuire and her evil enabling ways. Now, before you get your fuss on, I am NOT saying she’s evil, because she’s so not… but darn if every time she posts a video my savings account takes a hit.

So much so that I stopped reading her blog on a daily basis — too much damage, and after some time I thought I had developed some willpower.  I was wrong.

Not mere moments after linking up her you tube channel on a thread on the SC message board about using distress inks, I sat down and start watching and before long I was in the car and driving to archivers for a stamp set.

So what was the video that broke me down — Jen using her copics in a speedy way.  I could blame it on the fact that my copics have sat unused for a couple of months and if you know copics you know that’s a serious investment to not use.  As I hit play I thought it’s ok, I won’t need the stamps I have plenty of stamps, I will be strong.

I will be strong

oh no butterflies…

I need more butterflies(um, no) and away I went…

and home I came with…

and  coloring I did and before long my desk was covered with beautiful colorful butterflies…

some I covered with a think coat of glossy accents and others with liquid pearls — oh so pretty.  Now I just need to put them to work on some projects.

Come back tomorrow to see where they land.


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