Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Patriotic Butterfly & news

Coffee of the Day - Caramel Truffle

Good morning, everyone! with the 4th of July just around the corner, I realized I hadn't made anything yet to celebrate this wonderful holiday! horrors! I am so proud of being a United States citizen. while I might not always support the choices made by politicians, I am more proud of my country than you can imagine. it's the every day people you meet at the post office, the grocery store, craft store (tee hee!), schools, & churches that make up this amazing country. Guess that is why I am always drawn to anything in the Americana style.

So as soon as I saw this wonderful patriotic butterfly from Nina at Paper Cupcakes, I knew it would be perfect for a project! it doesn't show so well in the scan, but there is actually a 2nd butterfly layered over the base that is attached only at the body. the wings fold up to give such beautiful dimension irl. the stars and white stripes were covered in stickles for some glittery shine. I accented the antennae with my spica glitter pen. the flower in the upper right corner was sprayed with walnut gold glimmer mist for vintage age & shine. papers are K & Co. Americana (so fitting!) while the buttons actually came from a shirt David was throwing out. he knows to put everything on my craft desk first so I can take all the fun stuff! I used my crumb cake ink pad to lightly distress that fabby red, white, & blue baker's twine. it took some of the starkness out of the white perfectly.

Which leads me to announce that Nina has so kindly asked me to join her Design Team over at There's Magic in the Air with Paper Cupcakes! I am so excited to be part of her team and these fun challenges! The big announcement will take place in a few weeks, so I do hope you join me there!

have a great day! love ya, Jennifer

Daisy Doodles - stars & stripes
HappiLeigh Scrappin - stars & stripes
Kraft Journal - something old (vintage paper for flower & Dave's buttons!), something new (digi) & kraft (cs)
Paper Playtime - digi plus red, white, & blue
Scrapbookaholic - red, white & blue
Woodware - patriotic
Sentimental Sundays - patriotic plus sentiment (this one word seemed to sum up my feelings)
Stamptacular Sunday - stars & stripes plus stamp (sentiment is SU!)
Cupcake Inspirations - inspiration photo
Designed 2 Delight - red, white, & blue and/or Christmas too
Stamp Something - celebrate with red, white, & blue
Craft us Crazy - red, white, & blue and/or summer
Paper Play - stars & stripes
Party Time Tuesdays - 4th of July
Tuesday Throwdown - red, white, & blue
Celebrate the Occasion - 4th of July
Use it Tuesday - red, white, & blue (can't even tell you how old the Prima flower is.... black shimmerz paint is almost dried up in the pot. trim is about a year or so old)


Janis said...

Sweet! Thanks for playing with us at Paper Playtime. :) Janis

Happileigh Scrappin' said...

Such a sweet card! Love the tattered look. Thanks for joining us at Happileigh Scrappin' this week.

*Vicki* said...

Oh now I just adore this Jennifer!! LOVE the butterfly with the patriotic theme!! GORGEOUS!! ;)

Susan said...

Beautiful - pretty flower to go with your patriotic butterfly. Love all that lace too. Thanks for joining us at Happileigh Scrappin' this week.

DIANA L. said...

Nice job! I really like the colored butterfly . Thanks for joining us at CTO

Dilsaver Designs said...

I just love your distressing with the lace ribbon, such a great vintage look! Thanks for playing along with us this week @ CTO :)

Stephanie said...

Love the patriotic butterfly!!

GiGi said...

What a beautiful card! I love the butterfly, flower and crocheted trim! Thanks for playing at CTO!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

wow jennifer! this is absolutely fantastic. love that butterfuly! and wooooooo hoooooo on the DT spot. you and nina will rock the MAGIC for sure!

hugs :)

Tracey Brossart said...

Love the distressed look and that patriotic butterfly is gorgeous! Fantastic job!

Thanks for playing along with us this week at "Paper Playtime" and good luck!

xx Tracey xx -PP/DT

girlia said...

What a patriotic butterfly. Thanks for joining us this week at CTO

Adrian said...

Very cute, thanks for playing with us @ CTO!!

Joanne Gilch said...

Jen...what a great card...luvin the lace and the fact that you distressed your cool!!! Thanks for joining the challenge at Daisy Doodles.

Nicecrane Designs said...

Wowww,,,what aneat and patriotic butterfly,,,,,it is first time I have watch a one,,,,,,,,,,I will looking for the latin name....... wowww,,,,,,,, thanks for sharing.

Ashley said...

you did a great job!!! I love the butterfly! Thanks for playing with us at Scrapbookaholic by Abby!!


lynn said...

love your card, jennifer! congrats on your new dt spot, too!

Marlene said...

Adorable card. Love the shabby chic look!

Melissa said...

Very nicely done, wonderful use of embellishments!!

Thanks so much for Celebrating the Occasion with us!

Haven_mom4 said...

Recycled buttons are a nice touch. Thanks for playing with us @ Use it Tuesday-Haven

Maria Elena said...

Great project !
Thanks for playing with us at S by Abby.
~Maria Elena~ DT

landofstamping said...

That butterfly is gorgeous! Great card. Thanks for playing at Use it Tuesday!

Sammibug said...

Cute card! Love the distressed look! Thank you for sharing your creation with us in our "Stars and Stripes" challenge at Daisy Doodles.

Georgia Ehrmann said...

I love the shabby look to your card! Thank you for playing at Happileigh scrappin' this week and good luck! Have a great holiday...

Cheryl said...

Wonderful card! Congrats on your new DT spot.

Thank you for joining our Patriotic challenge at Sentimental Sundays .

Stop by my blog to check out my blog candy!

Lisa said...

What a cute butterfly! Thanks for playing along with us this week at CTO! :o)


Peggysue said...

So pretty Jennifer, kinda shabby chic. Love the soft colors with the distressed edges. Thanks so much for joining our challenge at Designed2Delight. Please keep coming back!

My 3 E Scrapbooking said...

I LOVE this gorgeous butterfly! The details and the distressing are so beautiful! Congrats on your new DT! Have fun with it! Thanks for playing along with us at CTO!

Zulma said...

Cute card! nice colors and image. Thanks for sharing with us at Cupcake Challenge and Paper Playtime this week.
Zulma DT

kurlygirl said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us for Sentimental Sundays Patriotic Challenge and I hope you join us again next time!


Samantha Ball - aka (Craftychick74) said...

I love it! Very imaginative!!

Thanks for playing along at Cupcake Inspirations this week!

Happy Crafting
Sam xx

Nancy said...

That's a great butterfly image... and perfect for playing along with us at Use it Tuesday!