Peggy’s Great Friend Masked Butterflies Card

It sure is feeling like Spring today, with a high around 65° and the little daffodils poking up out of the ground (I'm excited to see what pops up in my new flowerbed).  I'm not going to think about how it's going to be highs in only the 30s – 40s after tomorrow…nope, I'm going to enjoy this tiny taste of Spring!

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The weather's put me in the mood for some bright and cheery springtime cards, and my friend Peggy Tassler has just the card to fit the day! 

She used the lovely Great Friend stamp set.  I love this set because it's images are so versatile! (Oh, who am I kidding, aren't ALL of Stampin' Up! stamp sets versatile?!)  No, really!  Look at how nicely all the images work together on this card!  Delightful!

For the background, Peggy randomly stamped the butterfly image in Daffodil Delight ink on the same color card stock. 

Masked Butterfly Details: The focal piece was created with layered Masking Technique.  She randomly stamped the leaves in Pear Pizzazz on the Whisper White card stock, creating a base layer. 

Then, she created a mask from the butterfly by stamping it on scrap paper and cutting it out.  Using a temporary adhesive, like Dotto, the butterfly mask is held in place while Pacific Point Classic Ink is sponged lightly over the top.  Once the mask is removed, she stamped more leaves in Pacific Point.  What a lovely layered look! 

The card is finished off with the sentiment stamped in Pacific Point on Pear Pizzazz card stock, cut out and popped up with Dimensionals.  And, I love the little Boho Blossoms flower accent—the perfect touch!

Thanks for allowing me to share your card, Peggy!

Moving Adventures Update

Well, I've officially moved out of the Not Cool Stamping Studio and all of my boxes and boxes and boxes of stamping stuff are moved into their new Too Cool Stamping Studio! 

Move update 032111 - builtins

What a mess of work I have ahead of me finding places for everything to live!  Ack!  I think I'm going to fill the built-ins with finished projects, leftover kits, materials for upcoming classes, and workshop business supplies.  I kind of wanted to make the whole wall like a big credenza for my work table, but I decided that I needed to sit closer to the window.

Move update 032111 - desk area

This will be my working area, and I'll be able to look out the window and see the squirrels playing in the backyard, and open the window to feel a nice breeze and hear the birds singing!  It always makes me happy and creative when I'm surrounded by nature!  And, it shouldn't be long before I can enjoy it with Spring on the way!  Woohoo!

But, until then, while the temps are still so chilly, I'll keep organizing and organizing!  And, I'll have to figure out what the heck am I going to do with all these drawers?!

Move update 032111 - drawers

I used to have them hidden in a closet, but now they are out in the open getting ready to be a great big eyesore!  I was thinking I might have to buy some storage cabinets to stack them in.  Any suggestions?

Another dilemma I'm having is how to paint the crazy high stairwell…

Move update 032111 - stairs

The ceiling above the door is way too high for short little me to reach without hanging precariously over the open stairs!  I've researched all kinds of ladders and do-it-yourself scaffolding contraptions, and frankly, they all scare the crap out of me!  I'm thinking I may have to hire that project to be done!  Add that to the list!

Have a happy Spring day!


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