Tuesday, July 7, 2009

I'm back... with my Top Note!! :)

Wow, it's been a week since I stamped a card! The 4th of July was very nice and all went well. Nice to get back into a routine now. I even cleaned my craft room as that is where my niece and nephew slept. So it was very nice to stamp last night in a clean room... don't you feel refreshed when getting organized!!

Anywhoo, on to the card! This card was inspired when we did a bit of shopping over the weekend. I seen a framed print I just loved and came up with this idea for a card. Giving it a soft serene feel, using my Top Note and border punch. And you know how I enjoy butterflies!! Which I did the Rock'n Roll
technique.

I traced around the butterfly and filled in the flowers with my Sakura Gelly Roll pen to give more sparkle. Click on the photos for a closer look. The weather is gorgeous here in Minnesota. Nice cool nights and bearable heat during the day time. Enjoy your day my stamping friends and think summer fun!!

SMILES... Michelle :)


Stamps: SU! Great Friend, Scrappy Cat (Vine Flourish) Paper: SU! Very Vanilla, Barley Banana, DP's (Paper Loft and Scenic Route) Ink: SU! Craft Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery, Pumpkin Pie, YoYo Yellow Other: Fiskars Apron Lace border punch, SU! Top Note, SU! Crystal Clear EP, gold pearls (Michael's), wire (?), ribbon (?), glue dots, Sakura Gelly Roll pen (Clear Star), etc.

21 comments:

Silke said...

Gorgeous!!! Love the beautiful colors and the layout you used!!! Hugs ~S~

Pam Speidel said...

This is so lovely Michelle! Bright and sunny too! :) Glad to hear you had a happy 4th! Happy Stamping!

Pam Speidel said...

p.s. i just noticed how you embellished the butterfly! Nice touches! :)

Ann said...

*gasp!* This is gorgeous, Michelle! The rock & roll on the butterfly looks amazing!

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Michelle,l love the image and colours.

Hugs Riet.x

laurie said...

Gotta love that top note..my fave die! Your butterfly is awesome.

I agree the weather has been so nice here... the weekend was gorgious. This week sounds good too. I'm lovin it!

Debbie Pamment said...

Gorgeous of course! AND good enough for a frame of it's own!!! I just LOVE the way you use your Top Note Die - you are a true master of it - LOL.
Glad to hear your having wonderful weather - I woke up to blue skies, sunshine and frost today - LOL.
xXx

Gvendalen said...

Gorgeous card, Michelle !I Love the beautiful colors and the sunny butterfly.
Hugs, Elena

Emily said...

Oh Michelle, I love this card...it looks so summery! I did click on the detail of your awesome butterfly...wowser! Love it!!!

Bogner's said...

Michelle: You were missed while you were away from blogland! I love this card. I love the border punch at the bottom of your top note... I really need to use this SU product more often since I paid so much for it! I love all the sparkle and colors. TFS
Rachel B

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Beautiful! Love the effect of the butterfly and the colours are divine!

Brenda said...

Hi Michelle, Just found your blog and your work is great. I love the card you made with the Plant embossing folder. It is beautiful.

Cindy Haffner said...

Love your top note, super job.

LeAnne said...

What a great vine image--you can use this for lots of things! Butterflies being first, of course! :D Love the cheerful colors, too!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

You can't go wrong with your Top Note die and butterflies!!! Beautiful card, Michelle... so happy and sunshiney, just like you. Such pretty DP and ribbon... it's all good!

I'm glad you're enjoying nice summer weather. After the AZ heat, it seems downright cool here in Riverside. (lol) At least the nights get down in the 60's, which is so refreshing.

More later, dear friend.
Hugs and smiles,
Lisa

Allison said...

This is such a unique design! Love the butterfly!

Come by the ol' blog if you will, k?

http://stampinwhenican.blogspot.com/2009/07/me-likey-psf-edition.html

Shelley G in Iowa said...

You are just amazing with your Top Note! I know you love it! And I love all the creative ways you find to use it! Keep on workin' it, girl!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Hi Michlle!! Welcome back!! :) I just love your fun and warm colors on this sweet little project!! TFS! HUGS

Alberta said...

Oh la la! This is gorgeous! Love your color choices. The butterfly is the absolute perfect touch for this card. I love that ribbon, the texture is quite unique. Great...great...great...as usual!

Dawn Easton said...

Beautiful, Michelle! Love the rock and rolled butterfly and the little details you added!! Gorgeous card!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

Very pretty colors. Another great use of the top note. I like your new border punch too. What is that brown paper at the bottom? It looks like it has slits cut through it. Gives it a very bamboo feel.