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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Butterflies are Free Blog Hop

Have you ever watched a butterfly just casually meandering and fluttering by - it look so peaceful, tranquil and free! They get to land where they want, smell all the flowers and just let the world pass them by. The colors of the butterfly are magnificent with seeming to be no two alike!!!!

Today, we are going to be fluttering with our butterflies and takin you on journies whether it be sniffing the flowers, watching the world pass us by or just showing off our magnicient colors!!! A nice lazy day, so, let get fluttering.....

If you stopped by to visit me today, I really appreciate it but would love for you to see all the butterflies in our hop. The butterfly journey starts with Lynne at Her Craftiness . If you fluttered here by Michelle then you are on the right mark to sniff the flowers.

We have a wonderful sponsor today for our Butterflies Are Free - Susan Bermudez, Creative Memories representative.

I am so very happy to be able to sponsor Miss Lynne's Butterflies are Free Blog Hop. I am offering $10 worth of product from Creative Memories. You can pick what you like from my website: http://www.mycmsite.com/sites/susanbermudez. Good luck and Happy Scrappin'.

To be eligible, just leave a remark on each stop along the way and if you aren't already a follower, would love for you to follow also!!!

My project foryou today is  a card for my best friend.  In April, my best friend, Marge(also my godmother and Aunt) went to the Scrapbook Expo in West Allis, Michigan.  We spent the morning taking classes, the afternoon shopping and cropping until midnight at the Scrapbook Expo.  During the crop, there were several make and takes by the vendors.  One vendor, Krazy Kreations showed us how to make our own glitter paper, then put a sticker on it and color it with our copic markers.  So, I decided to make a butterfly card to send to my best friend and thank her for a great weekend.
I started by making a basic card 4 1/2 x 5 card from pink cardstock.  I added some pink polka dotted pattern paper and dark purple cardstock.  Then, using the sticky paper and glitter from Krazy Kreations, I made my own glitter paper.  I added my black outline butterfly stickers onto the glitter paper.  I colored the inside of the butterflies with pink and purple copic markers.  Note:  A special glitter must be used so it doesn't damage your copic markers!   I used a $1.00 stamp set  from Michaels to stamp a sentiment and matted it with butterfly paper for the inside.   I used a large butterfly embellishment on the outside and inside as well as some purple dotted ribbon. 

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my butterflies and thank you for not catching me and letting me fly around free. I would love for you to stop and visit Anita to see what kind of butterfly enchantment that has been created for you to see next.


Lynne said...

What a great card and wonderful technique!!!! The butterflies look like stained glass!!! Beautiful, absolutely beautiful!!!!
As always, a pleasure hopping with you!
Hugs, Love, and Pixie Dust
Her Craftiness

Pamela Horton said...

The top card is beautiful!!! and I love that butterfly on the bottom one.

Vicki said...

Your card is beautiful! Your friend will LOVE it! Great colors and technique..


Beckie said...

Oh my! What an awesome trick to learn! I love it. New follower ;0)

Be blessed, Beckie

Michele said...

Beautiful card!!

Miriam said...

That came out so great. I am sure she will be very excited to receive that.

Laura said...

Such pretty cards... love them both..
great hopping with you..
Laura D.

Lucy Kelleher said...

OMG Barbara! We just saw this at Scrapbook Expo here in San Diego and I bought the materials for it too :) You did such a great job - just love it! TFS


Walking on Water said...

Wow!! what a beautiful card and love the techniques and it is so pretty! :) TFS

Edwina said...

Your card is so pretty. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown edwina.brown@live.com

Tambo said...

Barb, I love the technique of the glitter, stickers,
and copics. I have made beautiful cards using
this. I first found it last summer. Totally beautiful!
I love your other card too, but the first one is definitely my
favorite. tfs Tami
tambo1010 at comcast dot net
Tambo's Creations