Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Butterflies A Flutter



After a busy weekend with the kids and going to see Toy Story 3 as a family (great movie by the way - couldn't believe it made me cry at the end!) it was wonderful to be able to sit down and work with this CAS (clean and simple) OCC sketch.

The stars on the sketch made me smile as I finally own a Sizzex star die (bought with a 50% off coupon at Michael's this week)!!  The hard part is I have to wait until Christmas to get it!!  Yes, you read right - Christmas!  I actually shop all year round for birthday and Christmas gifts for the family and for myself so I can take full advantage of sales and markdowns, but it makes it awfully hard to stay out of the ones I buy for myself  LOL!  Some of you may very well remember my mentioning some of my pressie B & Es last year before Christmas and my birthday.  I became a master of using and repackaging.  I know, my bad!!  Will have to put the die somewhere that is a pain in the butt to get in to so I'm not tempted to "sample" it.

Sorry....I regress, or maybe just confess LOL!!  On to the card!  I couldn't resists using my Stampin' Up Sizzex butterfly die as the butterflies are so gorgeous and work perfectly with the sketch.  I even snuck some Swiss Dots into the action by embossing the butterflies.  The ribbon, which I got from one of my ribbon bin diving adventures at Michael's, was my inspiration for the colours.  The rest is pretty self explanatory.

Thanks for sharing a part of your day with me today. 





What's In It?
Stamps: (Verve) Beautiful You
Paper:  Kraft, Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip
Ink:  Chocolate Chip
Accessories:  SU Sizzex Butterfly Die, Apron Lace Punch, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, Half Pearls, Ribbon from Michael's Ribbon Bin, Raffia, Button, Glue Dot, Dimensioanls

17 comments:

TrishG said...

This is beautiful, as always, Marisa! Love the colors! Fun ribbon.

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

LOVE this Marisa! The colors and layout are a dream!!
By the way...I cried at the end of Toy Story 3 also! LOL!!

Silke Ledlow said...

So beautiful Marisa!!! Love the colors and the butterflies :)!!! Hugs ~S~

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Awesome colors and I love the striped ribbon paired with raffia!!

Jeanette said...

I wish I had a piece of ribbon just like it then it would be easier for me to CASE. Great card.

Maureen said...

lol, I cried at the end too!! When Andy goes off to college...they were the same tears I cried when we found out Jake was going to UBC and when I moved him down :( It took me a year not to cry when he came to visit and left. I also thought the part when they were all holding hands so sweet (yet sad...until rescued!) Oh, I remember your B&Es...lol I hope you've straightened up since then {wink}. Love the butterflies and placement of ribbon. Tony loved his hug and I snuck in some kisses for good measure :D

TannyP said...

It's good for the soul to get those thoughts off your chest (and then we'll all harass you if we see it in use!)
Fantastic colors and use of your butterflies instead of the stars. Your ribbon treatment is lovely!!

acreativeneed said...

This is so pretty Marisa! BTW, You weren't alone with the crying over Toy Story!! Even my husband was caught wiping a tear!! lol
smiles,Deena

Diane Gilbert said...

Marisa this is soooo pretty!! I LOVE the colors you used! What a BEAUTY! Thanks for playing along with 'Our Creative Corner' this week.

Emily said...

Thanks for your sweet comment on my still new blog, Marisa!! I'm pleased to have become a follower of your blog as well. I loved reading about your present B & Es--that is SO funny!! At least you end up getting what you know you'll really like :)

ChristineCreations said...

Perfect ribbon again girl. Wasn't the movie good? I want to see it again I feel like there's so much I missed first time around!

Dawn B. said...

This is beautiful.. You are so good with those butterflies.. I just noticed your new blog background.. It is awesome and so you... Great job..

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Hey girl! This is just darling. I love that ribbon and what fabulous colors it had in it to create this beauty! Hugs,

Jennifer Meyer said...

Beautiful card and layout Marisa, great take on the sketch! LOVE the pretty colors and gorgeous butterflies!

Please stop by the OCC tomorrow, we are featuring your card!

Hugs & Smiles, Jennifer :)

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

WOOHOO - CONGRATULATIONS - you WON!!!! Your card is beautiful!!!

Wendy J. said...

Marisa, I see your photo everywhere but have never been to your blog! So glad I know where you are now! This card is lovely! Great colors and great job on the sketch! Thanks so much for playing along with Our Creative Corner's sketch challenge!

Diane Gilbert said...

Congrats Marisa, your card is featured over at 'Our Creative Corner' this week! This card is BEAUTIFUL, Thanks for playing along with us!