Friday, June 17, 2011

for monique griffiths blog :)

happy friday :)
i am so honored to be invited to be guest designer for monique and wendy  over at monique griffiths designs for the month of june. i havent had the pleasure of meeting these ladies ..YET.. we live about 2 hours apart so one day soon im positive. :)

thank you monique and wendy  for thinking my cards are worthy :)
for my project i made a card which is what i usually post here. i do scrapbooking i just dont normally post those because i add the pictures as i go and  i wear my heart on my sleeve so i  dont often share the way personal stuff :)  i made this with all of us in mind as sometimes we live for others and forget about our own dreams  hopes and aspirations. NEVER let yourself get so lost in someone else you lose yourself..

so.. on to my little card 

 i used my cricut of course ;)
the cartridges i used:  walk in my garden for the caterpillar, doodle charms for the jar and zoobaloo for the branches. 
wimg and dc were the first image  cartridges i purchased and they still after all these years are my favorite go to cartridges. 
the butterflies are a stamp, stamped to the b/g paper first then again stamped and cut then adhered the centers only so the butterflies are free to flit their wings ;)  i colored them in with colorbox fluid chalk and then added a bit of diamond stickles to them for extra prettiness. 
i added foam stickies under the jar and also only adhered the top and bottom of one of the branches, bending it slightly for depth. ( pic 3 shows this) 
i computer generated the text and used a MS border punch . 
i used SU cardstock for the base of the card and the punched part.
the beautiful b/g paper is by memorybox. i added buttercup liquid  pearls to the center of the flowers.
thanks so much for stopping by and visiting, youre always welcome  and your comments leave me feeling blessed thank you for that :)
have a super day hope its full of crafty fun! and again thank you monique and wendy!  xxxshelly


DIANA L. said...

Beautiful. Love the color choices

ScrappingStephanie said...

Hey Shelly. LOVE LOVE your card. Congrats on your guest designer spot, so super cool. Sorry I have been MIA. Been so busy. Your e-mail is still sitting in my inbox. I am going to get back to you soon. Thanks so much on the info on the Raffia. :)

Helena said...

OOoo I wish I had a cricut!!! I love the swirls and twirls it produces!!!!

Rose said...

oh i love this one!!!
crud!! that is one of the punches i wanted to pick up when we were out shopping. next trip remind me :)

Cindy said...

Such a BEAUTIFUL card!Amazing job with all the great details and colors!!:)

mimikat33 said...

Beautiful designs, I love the bug in the jar and the 3D butterflies.


DonnaMundinger said...

A huge congrats on the guest designer gig, Shelly! this card is absolutely precious. That little caterpillar sure looks like he's dreamin of becoming a butterfly! I adore this card! xxD