Monday, May 24, 2010

Exciting News and Embellish Magazine

Tonight I am very excited and I have some great news!  For the second week in a row I made the top 3 in the Die Cut Dreams weekly challenge!  It's nice to see your name "up in lights" so to speak, well, it's my version of "up in lights".  LOL  It's nice to be recognized for doing what you love to do... 

And speaking of loving what you do and being recognized, there is an amazing designer named Ashley Newell and I have been following her blog daily for quite some time now!  Her gorgeous cards have been published in many magazines (a total dream of mine)!  She has a wonderful clean and classic style and her blog is beautiful!  Recently, Ashley began publishing an online crafting magazine named Embellish Magazine.  It is a terrific magazine that you can access online for a small fee and it has gorgeous pictures, great inspiration by the design team and fun challenges.  My card above is for their challenge this week and it is called Butterflies Color Challenge and it is sponsored by Skipping Stones Design.  The color challenge is to use black, green and kraft colors as in the picture shown below.  I can tell I am going to enjoy reading this new magazine, following their blog, and joining in their weekly challenges!  Good luck Ashley, I wish you all the best with your new endeavor!

Butterfly Card Supplies
Stamps: PTI Background Basics Text Style, inque boutique What A Feeling.
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink.
Punches: Martha Stewart small and large butterflies and lace border, Marvy scallop circle punch.
Twine: Basic twine from Michaels.
Pearl Embellishments: Recollections from Michaels.
Embossing Plates: Swiss Dots by Cuttlebug


  1. I just love how you tied the string around the scallops of the black circle. Great Idea!

  2. Great job! Thanks so much for joining us in the Embellish Butterflies Challenge!