Hi Ladies! Happy November 1st :) I hope you are all enjoying your weekend! We will be heading off to the Cajun Festival today with the kiddos. I am a bit worried about my step son finding something that he likes to eat - he has a such a limited diet & has more dislikes than likes :( One day soon, I know he will be eating us out of house & home as the saying goes :)
Moving on to the crafty chit chat...Not only do I LOVE to browse Lauren Meader's blog for AMAZING crafty inspiration but I really enjoy reading her stories about her lil' family happenings that she shares with all of us :) For those of you who are not familiar with Lauren, she is the TALENTED designer/creator of the My Timeless Templates featured by Papertrey Ink! Well, when I stopped at her blog the other day to see what she has been up to, I read that she is being featured as a CELEBRITY designer on the Limelight Papercrafts Blog! Lauren designed the sketch for the Limelight Papercrafts Sketch Challenge #33, LLPC033 & she is playing along :) There is NO WAY I could play along in a challenge where Lauren is the CELEBRITY & not make one of her templates!!! We were challenged to incorporate BUTTERFLIES into our creations if we have them! I'd love to know if you have tried one of Lauren' Templates & if so, what is your favorite? Thanks for looking! Be Sweet!
Here is my Blissful Butterfly set:I used the DP from DCWV Garden Party stack for my background paper. This was one of those stacks that I just had to have! It has been sitting in my craft closet, on a shelf since Spring! UNTOUCHED LOLIt was difficult to make the butterflies show up, so I layered them x2 using a Martha Stewart punch. After making antennae from a piece of twine, I fastened the butterflies to the card with a brad. Then I could separate them to show their dimension :) I think "things" are more eye pleasing with dimension!
Lauren's Fold N' Go template is one of my favorites :) It makes for a great gift bag! I made a lil' matching tag that you see dangling off the Fold N' Go handle.To make the lighter pink butterfly of the two, I inked up the teeny weeny dot image from the PTI Polka Dot Basics II set with VersaMark, stamped it then embossed using White Filigree embossing powder.
The girls at Pile It On! invited me to be their Guest Designer for the month of November :) For those of you who are not familiar with Pile It On!, please allow me to share a little bit about them. They are a challenge site & the theory behind Pile It On! is to create cards, scrapbook pages or even altered items using MORE THAN ONE challenge!
For this Many Thanks card I used the following Challenges:
Pile It On! - Thank You
Limelight Papercrafts - Sketch
Whimsical Ink - Embossing
Daring Cardmakers - Get Punchy With It
Please be sure to visit ALL of the sites I have mentioned here today for oodles & oodles of inspiration!
Ingredients Used: Lauren Meaders/PTI My Timeless Template Fold 'N Go Stamps: SU Best Yet, Natural Beauty PTI Polka Dot Basics II Paper: SU Pink Piroette, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip DCWV Garden Party DP Ink: SU Chocolate Chip, VersaMark Sprinkles: Offray ribbon, generic hardware, PTI buttons & twine, Martha Stewart punch, Spellbinders Label 1 dies, EK Success punches, brads from stash, Filigree embossing powder, Cuttlebug EF