Creative Blog Monday…

Isn’t this exciting?  Today I’m participating in the Creative Blog Monday and also introducing two other bloggers who will post next Monday.  I’m so honored to have been introduced for this blog by my friend (and blog creator) Sue Parker of  You can find her site here.

In addition to posting my card today (which is all SU!) and introducing two other remarkable bloggers, there are four questions to answer to give insight into my little stamping world.  So here goes…


and another view…


This technique made with the new Butterfly Framelit intrigued me when I first saw it on Frances Martin’s blog at   I just had to make one for myself.  And this color combination of Night of Navy and Crushed Curry pops for me.

Here are the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Whisper White, Night of Navy, Crushed Curry cardstock plus Birthday Bash Specialty DSP
  • Ink:  Night of Navy
  • Stamps:  Butterfly Basics
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Butterfly Framelits (medium), 1/4″ FREE Crushed Curry Ribbon, Window Sheet


  • The base card of Night of Navy is 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • The first Crushed Curry layer is 4 1/8″ x 2 5/8″
  • The DSP layer is 4″ x 2 1/2″
  • The smaller Crushed Curry layer is 3 1/8″ x 1 1/2″
  • The Whisper White layer is 3″ x 1 3/8″
  • Place the Butterfly Framelit on the top portion of your card front and run through the Big Shot (I use the dryer sheet method for easy release)
  • With a scrap piece of Crushed Curry cut out another butterfly.
  • Attach a piece of 4″ x 2 1/2″ Window Sheet to the inside card front over the butterfly opening with glue dots.
  • With your glue pen or your Tombow (if you are careful) attach the Crushed Curry butterfly inside the opening over the window sheet…love it!
  • Now layer your larger Crushed Curry sheet with the DSP.  Tie the 1/4″ ribbon around the bottom quarter of this piece.  I used glue dots in a couple of spots under the ribbon.
  • Attach this layer with adhesive.
  • Stamp your sentiment in Night of Navy and attach to the smaller Crushed Curry layer.  Add to card front with dimensionals.
  • Don’t you love it?  Now finish the inside (you can see mine a little in the second shot) to coordinate with the card front.  BE SURE to add your personalized stamp to the card back.  What about the envelope?  Do you have a scrap of the DSP?  Cover your envelope flap!

I know Hallmark is crying tears…

Here are the two bloggers I’m honored to include in this post.  They are both well known in the blogging world and especially in the Stampin’ Up! world.  If you visit their blogs, you will find all kinds of creative inspiration.  First is Lisa LoPresti Curcio…you can find her blog here.  And secondly, Dianne Sisneros whose blog can be found here.   Look for their Creative Blog Hop post next Monday.

Here are the four questions we are asked to answer…

What Are you working on?

At SU! this is a really exciting time of the year as we celebrate Sale-A-Bration from January through March with amazing new and FREE products.  Every since the Catalog Premiere I have been planning special classes and projects to showcase the new stamps, kits and embellishments.  It was like Christmas again when my pre-order arrived in December.  Since then I have made three of the kits and planned “kit classes” around them.  I’ve made several home décor projects and lots and lots of cards and 3-D items.

How does your work differ from others in your genre?

Really?  I don’t know…I’d bet others could answer this better than I can.  I know what appeals to me.  Nature, layers, bling!, beautiful color combos.  I will admit I can spend HOURS trying to create a “simple” card and move like a madwoman making a collage background, multi-layered blinged up creation in 30 minutes…what’s up with that?

Why do you create what you do?

Things get inside my head.  On a walk I can create several projects and run home to my studio to work on them.  I’ve been known on several occasions to leave my comfy bed to make something I couldn’t quit thinking about.  The process of creating art of my own is better than a drug to me and seems to be necessary for my existence.

How does your creative process work?

Hmmmm…it’s a process?  It probably starts with something I’ve seen.  It might be a magazine picture or article,  nature, an item seen on a shopping spree, other bloggers, Pinterest, Stampin’ Connection, Splitcoast,  or a great color combination.  Inspiration for me is can be anywhere.  Once the idea pops in my head, it has to be done…like now!  I’ll give you an example…while shopping in a boutique last week, there on a shelf was a framed piece that sparked an idea for the Butterfly Framelit and stamp set.  That afternoon it was made!  Check my blog later this week for the reveal.

Well, that’s enough of that…I hope you weren’t bored to death.  Here’s your “B-ism” for today…


An attitude?

I’m inky…and HaPpY!



  1. This is a stunning card!! I love the Crushed Curry and Night of Navy combo. I wish I got the butterfly framelit now too! I’m so glad you played along with me in the Blog Hop.

    • It was fun to do and I was so happy to get Lisa and Dianne to hop along too. I couldn’t get the sites to link up for some reason. Mom going back and try again and update. Dianne wrote to me and asked for a link. I felt so bad…but I tried over and over…B