Saturday, April 21, 2012

Bright Butterflies for Our Creative Corner

Hey, hey, it's finally Saturday! Woot woot! Time for another fun challenge over at Our Creative Corner. This week, Irena Kowalczyk is our hostess once again and she has a fun theme challenge to share: 

"This week's challenge is based on this inspiration photo of "Butterflies". Make a project, card, or tag inspired by the photo. Then tell us why you love butterflies."
My card ended up pretty clean and simple. When I thought about what I wanted to make for this challenge, all that came to mind was to use the Summer Smooches DSP. I love the bright and cheerful colors in that paper! Then I just played off the colors in the paper to create some layered butterflies using the Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die.  I added some texture and a little bling (shocking, I know) and there you have it. I'm planning to use this card for one of the projects in my Summer Fun Big Shot class, next month. 
Speaking of butterflies, we seem to have a lot of them visiting our yard over the past week or so. I snapped a few photos of them to share. 
They are such beautiful and delicate creatures, aren't they? 
I sure hope that you will join us this week at Our Creative Corner as we celebrate butterflies. Please stop by and visit the rest of the gals on the Design Team to see their creations: 

Linda Coughlin- The Funkie Junkie
Vicki Burdick- It's a Stamp Thing
Sue Butler- Scrumplescrunch
Anita Houston- The Artful Maven Haven
Anne Marie Hile- Stampin' Anne
Wendy Janson-  It's All About Stamping
Marcy Kaminski - En Papillote Arts
Holly Kean- Kean On Paper 
Irena Kowalczyk (aka Rudlis) - Love, Life and Crafts
Meihsia Liu- Simply Paper Crafts
Tui Nathan- Stampin Time
Lori Rider- The Diva Stamper
Kristin Tierney- Lilly Beth Boutique
Sharon Wheet- Designs by Sharon

Our Guest Designer this week: 

Thanks for stopping by! 
Have a HAPPY day, 

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Stampin' Up! Supply List: 
Stamps: Friendly Phrases
Paper: Summer Smooches DSP, Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Tangerine Tango, Island Indigo and Whisper White card stock
Ink: Island Indigo Classic ink
Accessories: Scallop Trim Border Punch, Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Basic Rhinestones and Stampin' Dimensionals


  1. Oh wow, your butterfly card is just gorgeous. Loving the cheerful colours. And you are so blessed having those beautiful real life butterflies visiting your backyard - your photos of them is just stunning - its very difficult photographing butterflies.

  2. Wow! A beautiful array of colours and the layering is stunning!! Love it!! (then again, I love everything you create) xx

  3. Your card made me smile. Love all the bright colors and your butterflies are beautiful.

  4. So beautiful Anne! I love all the bright, fun colours! Great photos too! Can't wait to play along for this one! Happy Weekend!

  5. Love love these colors and your dimensional use of the butterflies is wonderful!

  6. ok, these have got to be the prettiest butterflies out there... gosh, they're even prettier than the ones in your garden! Agree with the comment above, this card makes me smile. :)

  7. Ann Marie what BRIGHT butterflies! Love them and this DSP is perfect with them! hugs

  8. What a stunner this one is!!! LOVE the way you did the butterflies and the bright, happy DP is fabulous!

  9. This is gorgeous, the colors are striking! I love butterflies, they are my favorite. we have so many in our yard as well, wondering if it is from the warm winter.

  10. Hello Anne-Marie
    What a bright and joyous palette you chose for this Challenge, it would bring a smile to any-ones face whoever receives this beautiful card. The solid primary colours look wonderful on your butterflies, and draw your eye immediately to them, then you pick up the layers,the dimension and the embossing, just so pretty, as they should be.

  11. I am going to CASE this card right now. WOW Love it.

  12. Anne Marie, WOW! what a bright and cheerful card! the layered butterflies look like they are about to take flight! What a stunning card, with all your little touches: polka dot embossing and the scallop trim. Simply beautiful!
    hope all is well. hugs, sharon w.

  13. What a fun card, Anne-Marie! Love those bright colors on your stacked b'flies.

  14. Gorgeous and I love that trio of butterflies down the center, especially with the bling!

  15. Wow!!! Stunning colorful butterflies! A perfect take on the challenge! Such a beautiful card...great job!!!

  16. Another gorgeous creation!!! Love all the great colors you used for the butterflies!
    Hope you had a great weekend!

  17. Wow! Stunning, vibrant colours and a gorgeous layout. TFS.

  18. Oh AM, this is FAB-U-LOUS! Those bright colors are fantastic and so perfect with the butterflies. Love how you embossed only part of the center panel so as to leave room for the sentiment--clever girl! Love the pix of your backyard buddies too. Spectacular card, my friend!

  19. What a happy card! The colors are so bright and beautiful - they remind me of summer! And I love your layered butterflies, so fantastic. Have a great week!

  20. How fun and colorful Anne Marie! Gorgeous choice of dp and perfect interpretation of the challenge photo! Hugs, Marcy

  21. Beautiful card! Love the layered butterflies and the gorgeous bright colors! Using bling? YOU?? So hard to believe!
    We haven't had many butterflies yet, but your pictures are wonderful! They are so fun to watch!

  22. Ahhhh, love LOVE these bright butterflies! Perfect card, just fabulous! :)

  23. So pretty and fun! I wish it was warm enough here to see butterflies!!!!

  24. So beautiful!!! Love the bright colors on the butterflies and the layout is just fabulous!

  25. Amazing! I love the bright colors and layered butterflies!

  26. So beautiful Anne! I love all the bright, fun colours! Great photos too! Can't wait to play along for this one! Happy Weekend!


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Anne Marie