Monday, February 15, 2010

Birthday Butterflies and Olympic Gold

I just loved Karen's sketch this week.  It has such a wonderful combination of circles and squares.  I started off by continuing to widdle away at my Costco DP stash - never realized how large those packs were LOL!  I chose Certainly Celery as my main colour - have I told you how much I love this colour!  I tried to add more blue but it just wasn't working for me and had to settle for my only splash of blue being the half pearls on the butterfly.  I pierced the butterfly trail first but needed a bit more kick to the card so I added the bling over top of the holes.  Now that I'm looking at the card, I think the bling needs to be spaced out a bit more - gotta love that 20/20 hindsight :D.  The white panel is scored at 1/4" intervals for a bit of texture (just in case you're wondering, yes, I did try Swiss Dots but it was too busy LOL!).

On an Olympic bent, I thought I'd show you a picture of what the Olympic Medals look like - in this case the gold medal as Canada is celebrating Alexandre Bilodeau's Gold medal win on Sunday night in the Men's Mogul competition.  Click on it to enlarge it - they've done a great job designing them!  Alexandre is the first Canadian to ever win Gold when Canada has hosted the Winter Olympics!!!  Our family was jumping up and down and screaming when he won, so much so that the poor cat went a runnin' with his tail all puffed out LOL!  I had tears streaming down my face when they showed his brother cheering because his brother has Cerebral Palsy and is his biggest fan.  What is even more touching is how Alexandre calls his brother his biggest inspiration.  Definitely, on on those "Olympic Moments".

Thanks for coming by today.  Off to watch more Olympics :D





What's In It?
Stamps: Savvy
Paper:  Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, Costco DP Pack
Ink: Black
Accessories:  Circle and Scalloped Circle Nesties, Scor-Pal, SU Butterfly Die, MS Butterfly Punch, Blue Half Pearls, Bling, Dimensionals

18 comments:

Vicki said...

Gorgeous card Marisa, Love the colors and your cute blingy butterfly trail! Such a springy card!!!

Wanda Cullen said...

Your card is beautiful...a breath of spring!! I'm a celery lover, too (CS, that is). :-) Had to laugh trying to picture your cat going crazy with the wild cheering! So glad you're enjoying the Olympics!

Kristie said...

This is beautiful! I love the big butterfly and the trail of bling :)

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Super sweet, great soft colors.

Amy Sheffer said...

Awesome card, Marisa! Love the soft, springlike colors! Totally LOL over the Swiss Dots, too ;)

Danni said...

Oh love this!! So pretty!

Shelly Koskinen said...

This card is so pretty.

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Marisa, I love your card! Awesome job of the sketch, love the pretty colours and the butterfly with the bling trial is gorgeous!!!!

Have to say, I'd love to see you watching the Olympics - I bet it's more entertaining than the games themselves!!! LOL!!! Has your poor kitty recovered yet????

Robyn said...

I've been watching the Olympics downunder in Australia too! It's a bit warmer here though. It's amazing how a common interest connects us all, keep up the good work, Cheers Robyn

Maureen said...

yay, Canada and Alex!! What a great moment...love seeing the interviews with him and his brother too. My brother and sister and families got to see him win at Cypress...they were still pumped when I talked to them Sunday night. My brother got good tickets last year!! Lovely card...love the trail of bling :) Celery is a fabulous colour :)

Corie said...

WOW this is beautiful!!

Silke Ledlow said...

Gorgeous card - GF!!! This is a wonderful take on the Sketch!!! Love the scoring in the BG and the fun big butterflies!!! ~S~

Linda Callahan said...

Thanks for showing the medal up close - I hadn't seen it! Thoroughly enjoying the games and was so glad Alexandre won! Still waiting for Lindsay Vonn to ski!

Laural-Lee said...

Beautiful card Marisa. I think the bling looks perfect. Beautiful colours and dp.

I too cried when Alexandre won Gold. I still tear up when I see snippets of him with his brother. And another Gold for Canada today in Snowboard cross! Woohoo!! Although I felt really bad for the US contender for the event :(

TannyP said...

Stunning card! The colors are wonderful together. I love those medals, too! Such a great event =)

TrishG said...

Beautiful job with the sketch. Love your layers and colors and everything!

Sue from Oregon said...

Beautiful card...love the scored background piece!

Naomi D said...

This is absolutely lovely. The colour scheme, the butterfly, the textured background, the layers, the bling... it all comes together perfectly. Thank you for sharing! I'm definitely going to refer back to this one next time I want to make a butterfly card!