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Good day, friends!

Some of you may wonder where I have been for the last week.   The short answer is… on the couch.   The long answer is much more complicated.   The sad part is, I have NOT been in my studio.

I woke up feeling a tad better this morning, so I decided since I NEED a birthday card today, I would give it a whirl.   It’s really strange.   I have mojo.   I have desire.   I just struggled to get my ideas on paper.   Frustration and stamping do not mix well.Today is my aunt Marci’s 63rd birthday.   We are having a little dinner gathering this evening to celebrate.

Just yesterday, I received these Lilac Avenue papers (kaisercraft)  from Stamp Simply.   These colors are SO Marci.


I assure you that the ribbon on this card IS purple.  For some reason, my camera wants to make it blue!

As unbelievable as it sounds, I do NOT own regular circle nesties.   I am going to have to fix that soon!   I have the SU circle cutter, but with the JustRite stamps,  it’s difficult to stamp first, then cut and even harder to cut first then stamp!


Here are my deets:

Stamps:  JustRite My Garden stamps, 25pt font

Stamp Simply

Colors: Elegant Eggplant, Certainly Celery, PTI white, Lilac Avenue dps

Ink: Kaisercraft purple (Stamp Simply~Lilac Avenue Ink Duo), Versafine Black Onyx, copics, white gel

Accessories: 1/2 pearls, ribbon (Stamp Simply), Pinked Nesties, Fleur de lis pendant die, decorative photo corners, MS royal butterfly punch, swiss dots embossing folder, SU circle cutter, dimensionals



Thanks for stopping by!   I will definitely be back soon.   Hope you have a blessed day!



4 Responses to “~ The Butterfly’s Muse ~”

  1. on 23 Jan 2010 at 12:17Kim P

    Holly, this is gorgeous! I love green & purple together…makes me with for spring! Love how you layered the flower.

    Hugs to your Aunt Marcie! Hope you all have a great day!!

  2. on 23 Jan 2010 at 14:49Christi

    Wow!! This is absolutely stunning!!

  3. on 23 Jan 2010 at 15:55notimetostamp

    Oh my goodness, this is SO pretty!!!! And NO Circle Nesties????? They are my MOST used set — don’t know HOW I’d live without them!!! You did a GREAT job with this set!!! Way to go!!!

  4. on 23 Jan 2010 at 17:58Marisa

    You did pretty darn well for not having circle nesties. Lovely card and a great use of the pearls in the flower. Please wish my fellow January birthday girl Marci a happy birthday for me – mine was on the 21st. Hope you are back up and running soon.

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