Saturday, April 21, 2012


Good morning!

My blogging efforts over the last few weeks can be summarized in two words- Epic Fail.  Sometimes life just gets in the way. :o)  It's all good stuff like a little kitchen "botox" that the hubs and I are working on, a crafty baby shower for a dear friend and oh, a business trip, which despite me generally not sleeping well in hotels, resulted in one of my best night's sleep in years! But enough about all that, I wanted to share a card I made for the recent Stamping Royalty Contest held by Paper Crafts Magazine.

I used several sets to create the eclectic look I was going for including: Skipping Stones Garden Stamp Kiss, Pumpkin Seed Sentiments, and Grunge, Waltzingmouse: Compact Sentiments, and PTI Fancy Flouishes. There was also lots of stamp smooching and masking involved- let's just say that me and  Spellbinders circle dies and post it notes were like this- (insert mental image of me crossing my index and middle finger) during this process.  I did have to do a bit of fussy cutting for the bird and the butterfly wing, but it was totally do-able- this coming from the gal who is not a fan of fussy cutting. 

Here are a couple close ups of the "fussy" spots.  First up, the bird: 

And the butterfly:

Since I am sharing it with you, this card was obviously not a winner, but I was, and remain to be, really proud of it.  Creating this card stretched be creatively and I tried a look and some techniques that I don't normally do and that makes me really happy!  

Here is a peek of the Pinterest image that inspired my card: 

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Have a great day!



  1. Awesome stamping Katie! Love these bold bright colors, and to see where you got the inspiration from is equally amazing!

  2. What a neat collage of images and color! This is great, Katie!


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