Sunday, March 21, 2010

Happy Spring!!!

Hi Everyone!!!! Sorry for the long span on not posting... and for the kind e-mails to see if I'm OK. Yes, I'm doing great!! In February I started a new job and truly enjoy it! I'm trying to find a balance with home and work, and didn't have much luck the past two weeks! From the little things that had to be done, work, and a few unexpected weekend ventures it's been busy. But, who isn't! So I'm alive and kicking! All is well and Saturday evening I finally STAMPED!!! (I told my hubby if there is no emergency "I'll be LOCKED in my craft cave!!"... ha!)
Now the card... with spring staring this weekend, I figured a butterfly card would be perfect. I received my SU! Beautiful Butterflies die a few weeks ago and it was screaming for some LOVE! With picking out my DP's first I worked my colors and layout from that point. SU! River Rock, Real Red and Whisper White choice of colors, Swiss Dots embossing, sentiment is by Stampendous and DP's by Cosmo Cricket and Pebbles Inc. The cluster of buttons was a fun add-on!!

I plan to keep posting a couple times a week, but time will tell! I have lots of comments to follow-up on and I promise I will!! You are my inspiration... SMILES!

Michelle :)

20 comments:

LeAnne said...

Wow, I missed you & your wonderful creations! This is great--you haven't lost your creativity in all your activities! LOVE it!

Sparkle said...

Glad you're doing well with the new job! Your card is just lovely!

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Ooooh ... so yummy! I wish it was coming into spring here!!! But ... we are enjoying a sudden return to hot weather ... before Winter sets in! Love that butterfly die! I wonder if we will get it this year? Hope work is going well ... and that you will soon find a little more time to stamp! Happy days, Michelle! xxx

Debbie Pamment said...

Hellooooo stranger! Glad to see you back in blogland - have missed your awesome work and it doesn't look like your mojo has taken a hit with your lack of stamping - LOL. This is GORGEOUS!
xXx

Kathi said...

Hi Michelle, I've missed you! But I truly understand trying to juggle work, home life and stamping all at once! If you figure it out let me know! I'm glad you are happy at your new job!

Another awesome creation! Wow, this is just beautiful! I love the colors and all the detail and texture!

Mary said...

Morning Michelle
Glad to hear you are OK! Your card is awesome and inspiring. I haven't been able to work on cards for weeks so I too, am looking forward to that this week. Time for those Spring time cards. The card you sent me is on an easel in my bedroom. I see it every morning when I wake and it means so much to me. Thank you again! Blessings, Mary

Ruby said...

Hi Michelle

Your card is BEAUTIFUL!! I LOVE the colours and that little butterfly die is gorgeous. You definately haven't lost your mojo!

Glad you're ok, I missed your inspiration! Great news that you're enjoying your new job, and look forward to seeing your lovely cards when you can squeeze in time.

Take care, Ruby x

Mary J said...

Welcome back - missed your inspiration! But this card makes up for it - it's gorgeous!

Bogner's said...

First off, I have missed your posts and was glad to see a new one! Second, thanks for the comment on my blog. It always brightens my day to see that you have looked at and like my creations. And third, I am LOVING this card! I am so glad spring is coming with nicer weather! (67 here today!) Your colors are fabulous and I really liked the button cluster. I love how you added the extra embellishment to the border punch with a little paper piercing. Very creative!

Allison said...

Oh gosh Michelle...love this...and I haven't seen that Cosmo Cricket in forevah! An old fav!

Abi said...

A card worth waiting for! Good to see you back and hope you find more time for Stampin' x

laurie said...

Good to see back stamping! I love this spring card!

Shelley Germann said...

It's so good to see you creating again! I love your butterfly card....and I know how much you are lovin' your butterfly die! I think I could use a butterfly on every single card! I love 'em so much and there are so many different things you can do with them!

It's finally warming up here, I have daffodils blooming! Hope the days are getting nice up your way!

Steph said...

very pretty. I love the colors you choose. I really like how you poked holes in the scallop edge. Beautiful card. I love it:)

Alberta said...

Pretty! Lovin' the color. I definitely feel and see spring when I look at this.

Ann said...

Fantastic springy card! I love it!

Emily said...

Wow Michelle! This is adorable!! Love the buttons and how you used the one to add feelers for your super cute butterfly. Clever!!! Hope your spring is as nice as ours is so far. We did have a bit of snow last weekend, but it melted in a day. I'm still drinking my share of Chai, although the other day it was so nice I had an iced green tea instead:))

mochamama said...

I miss you when your not around but completely understand the time thing! pace yourself sweetie, don't want you getting burnt out. Great card!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

Super fun combo of patterned papers and colors. I like the buttons as another point of interest.

And speaking of butterflies, if you have checked out my blog recently you have noticed that I bought the Flight of the Butterfly and Inpsired by Nature sets and have been using them a lot - all because of you. You have made so many great things with them I had to buy those sets myself.

I know about busy too. Besides my regular job, I've also started another part time that I work on my days off and I've been preparing taxes at night. Doesn't leave much time for stamping so I feel your pain.

Lisa Hjulberg said...

I LOVE this card!!! I can't believe it's been this long since I last popped by your blog. For shame! From now on, whenever I see butterflies, I'm going to think of my sweet friend Michelle!!!