Sunday, February 5, 2012

butterfly...

If you are a Papertrey Ink fan, like myself, you probably are participating in their anniversary celebration for the next week or so. Recently picked up the Friendship Jar stamp set and finally used it, and of course love it... Paired it with the Button Boutique stamp set, Prairie Bird Boutique wrinkle ribbon and some adorable tape from Martha Stewart. Happen to find this little orange butterfly and flower in my "this and that" drawer to give a little more color and dimension. This second card using the same set, but adding a little fabric and felt...When we moved to Florida six years ago I never realized how many butterflies we would get to see on a daily basis with flowers blooming year round here. Just the way their wings flutter, the amazing detail and color each has and there is just something calming about watching them scatter about. If only I could have a butterfly garden again, but with bees liking the same plants and my little men playing outside...not a good mix for us right now. Off to the craft store for some thread that is not pink, yellow or black. Not a football fan so much, so closing myself in the craft room and doing what I love most today.

Andrea

15 comments:

Susan T said...

I love this. Awesome job. Right up your alley.

Elena said...

love both cards, but that first one is so creative - great job!

Lisa V. said...

Both cards are beautiful. The butterflies are perfect for this time of year. Color is needed where I live.

rebecca said...

Great cards! The colors in your first card make me smile. How wonderful to see all those butterflies!

Marlou McAlees said...

love this Andrea!! :) x

Lisa said...

Love what you've done with the friendship jar Andrea! Enjoy your day of crafting!!

Brandy Faulkner said...

I love them both! I love how you put the jar in the corner. So clever.

Kathy Martin said...

Beautiful and fun cards! :)

Mandy said...

Two beautiful cards Andrea. Enjoy your day.

xx

Meredith MacRitchie said...

Gorgeous!! I love your idea to just use part of the jar image on the first card!

Suzanne Russell said...

These are both gorgeous! You clearly have the "vintage" touch!

Tracey said...

AWESOME cards!!!!

Renee said...

They are both fabulous...
but have to say I love the mix of papers on the first one...
and with that bright butterfly...
gorgeous!

JJ Bolton said...

Absolutely charming! I love your layers!

Marybeth said...

Adorable you did a wonderful job! Very creative!