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Welcome. My name is Lisa and I live on a farm in Northeastern PA. I have a wonderful husband of over 30 years and two fabulous sons. One with a wonderful wife and another with a wonderful girlfriend. I have a 6 year old granddaughter and an 4 year old grandson. We have a dog, two cats, and 5 horses. I started into this art as a possible scrapbooker until my good friend Lou Ann (SCS Crooked Stamper) invited me to a Stampin' Up party. Now I'm hooked. We had to turn a room of our home into a craft room for all my stuff. Then I needed a second craft room and did classes. Then I decided to open an in home store using three more rooms of our home. Between Lou Ann (Crafter and IT department) and Mary Ann (Crafter and Jewelry department) and a few other friends, I'm having the time of my life!!!!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

OCCC Butterflies

     I am so excited.  The team at Our Creative Corner choose a card a entered in one of their challenges few weeks ago, (denim + three buttons + ribbon or twine) and I've been asked to be their guest designer this week.  Chris Barnes has come up with a great challenge for color and elements.  Using the photo on the left, make a project with those colors as well as using at least two buttons, and some polka dots. 
     I started out by looking for the colors.  I fould just what I was looking for with Graphic 45's "Little Darlings Collection".  Not only did they have the colors I wanted in a border strip with the butterflies, they had some green polka-dot paper too!
     So with a base of SU Very Vanilla, my first layer was the polka-dot dsp.  Add to that the butterfly border with a little lace trim.  So what do you put on a card with a butterfly border?  Why, butterflies of course! 
     So I got my SU Papillon Potpourri stamp set and the matching SU Butterfly punch.  I embossed them with SU Black embossing powder and colored them with Tim Holtz Distress Inks of Tumbled Glass, Spun Sugar, and Mustard Seed.  I then spritzed (is that a word?) them with Tsukineko Sparkle Shimmer Mist, for a little sparkle on my wings.   I couldn't find any buttons I liked, but a I found my never before used SU Itty Bitty Buttons.  So, armed with my already  inked TH Blending Tools, I colored some cs and punched them out with my SU Itty Bitty Punch.  For the thread I used DMC Ecru floss.  I die cut an oval from Spellbinder's Floral Ovals.  I then stamped the sentiment from Verve's "Beautiful You".  I cut it out with a Spellbinder's Oval die and attached the buttons and bow.  I then pop-dotted it on top of the Floral Oval. 

Now check on that blue link for Our Creative Corner and start having fun.  If you enter, drop me a line and let me know what you come up with.     See you next time.    
Stamps:  Verve "Beautiful You"; "SU Papillon PJotpourri"
Paper:  SU Very Vanilla; Graphic 45 Little Darlings Collection
Ink:  Tim Holtz Distress Ink Black Soot, Mustard Seed, Spun Sugar, Tumbled Glass, SU Black Embossing Powder; Tsukineko Sheer Shimmer Spritz-Sparkle
Accessories, SU Itty Bitty Buttons, Lace, Bow, DMC floss
Tools:  Spellbinder Floral Ovals and Oval; Pop-dots


  1. Lisa, this is an adorable card. I love all the butterfly touches. I didn't even notice the buttons! So cute and yet not overdone. Great job and so nice to have you as a guest designer this week. I hope you'll come back soon!

  2. Hey Guest Designer, that's one super card you created for our challenge. LOVE the polka dots and the butterflies. Everything coordinates so perfectly - the punched butterflies, the border strip and those absolutely perfect buttons. A totally awesome card, Lisa. You sure did us proud as our guest designer this week. Thanks for always being a player at Our Creative Corner.


  3. This is so pretty .... love your dsp combination, pretty butterflies and the sentiment treatment. I am especially interested in your Itty Bitty Buttons. Like you, I have those and have never used them ... you've inspired me to get out my buttons and the matching punches and creative something pretty!

    1. That's why I LOVE the challenges. I tend to dust off the cobwebs on products that a loved enough to buy, but never seemed to use. I'd love to see what you do with yours!

  4. Congrats on being selected as OCC's guest designer! You nailed the challenge using the butterflies and the sentiment.

  5. Hi, Lisa, your card is gorgeous. Love the beautiful butterflies and soft color scheme. Thank you for being our guest designer this week at Our Creative Corner...:)

  6. Beautiful, Lisa! Love the butterflies. Congrats!

  7. Your card is beautiful Lisa! Congrats on being selected as OCC's guest designer!