Monday, August 29, 2011

Do You Love Butterflies?

Have I told you lately how much I love you?  I think that it's been awhile... and who doesn't need to hear that???  Well, I DO!  I love you!!!  You always bring a smile to my face : )  You listen to my ups and downs and everything in-between!  Thank you for all your sweet comments about having pizza with my son, Chris (this is the first time I've shared his name with you).  We had a very good time!!!  I remember when I moved out of the house and how that changed the dynamics of my relationship with my parents.  I see the same thing with Chris.  Of course, I've always enjoyed his company... but something changes when your 'kids' move out.  I see how he's maturing and you know... he's one of the two BEST sons in the whole world!!!  *Disclaimer:  As not to offend you, I acknowledge that you also have the BEST children lol!!!

So... do you love butterflies as much as I do?  Now if you ask me (I know you didn't, but I'm gonna pretend that you did lol!) until I found some disgusting moth type insects in my pantry, I loved the symbolism and the beauty of butterflies.  Well, actually I still do love those things, but those darn moths poured ugly paint upon the beautiful tapestry in my mind!  Kinda like if you remember a boy named Brian in 3rd grade who sat next to you and picked his nose and put it on the desk (ewwwww!) then you may not be totally open to the name Brian (sorry Brian's out there...).  Of course, this is totally just supposing LOL!!!  That's what it's like with the moth/butterfly for me now, so when I saw Tulipa, I had to make the butterfly very colorful : )

Copics:  BG09 BG07 BG05 BG02 BG01 BG000 BG0000; YG63 YG03 YG01 YG00 YG0000; E49 E59 E25 E53; C2 C0.
Her wings are colored with BG000, given a coat of Viva Decor Transparent Gloss Gel and topped with Crystal Super Fine Glamour Dust.  Using the Gel Pen gives the wings a little more dimension than using glue and glitter.  Her headband was given a 'swipe' of Glitter Liner as was the edges of the very colorful butterfly : )  The cute li'l half pearls were made using my Cobalt Blue Paper Pen - I still LOVE my paper pens.  Note:  I see that Susana isn't carrying Cobalt Blue Paper Pens anymore, but a suitable substitution is Turquoise Pearl Pen!

The gorgeous dp is Chapter One by Kaisercraft, (now 15% off!) which I also used for the tulip tag.  Aren't the flowers awesome which accompany the stamps from the Fall Flora Fairies?  You can do so much with them!  If I had more time, I'd make my own dp using these tulips!  What other things can you dream up?  Inquiring minds want to know!!!

Tomorrow I will have a card to share that I made for Chris' friend.  I want to tell you in advance that he MADE me spell everything wrong - ha ha...  You'll see what I mean!!!

Have you entered my LOADS of Ribbon CANDY yet?  I've also included:

  • One Magnolia
  • One Kraftin' Kimmie
  • One TPC Rubber Cling Border Set
 Ends September 15

See you soon my friends ♥  Have a great week!

May God bless you, keep you and comfort your soul~


Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Darling Lori!! I love butterflies too!! Gorgeous coloring, colors and design!! Love the added flower panel!

Glad you had a good time with your son.

mariska said...

Yes! We love butterflies.
And this card also. What a fantastic card! And the collours are perfect!

Hugs mariska

Sandra said...

I do love butterflies and your card has the best one yet!! gorgeous image and the colouring is stunning:) Sandra H

THERESA said...

This is absolutely stunning, love the black you used with the blue, so lovely!!
lotsa luv

Creations by Shirl said...

Hey Lori~
Butterflies are my fav, they are all over in my craft room... Luv how you did your card in a matching colors scheme... Only soooo pretty....

Kelly Schelske said...

Fabulous Lori! Love the colors and how you've colored her!

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Lori yes I love butterflies and I also love this card you have created the papers, colours, design and image are truly wonderful.
Lorraine x

Bernie said...

What a fantastic card! The colors are absolutely perfect! Yes! I love butterflies. I look at them like this lovely lady does, thrilled and mesmerized. I think I have more butterfly stamps and punches then anything else. Your butterfly is stunning!
Blessings Bernie

Rufus said...

Yup, like butterfly's! Esp the one on your card. Isn't it great when you can actually like your adult children as friends? Will be looking forward to tomorrow's card!

Lorraine said...

Lori, your card is gorgeous! I love the color combo and your coloring rocks! That new fairy is such a sweetie!

Anonymous said...

Stunning! Love the colors you used Lori and that bow is marvelous!!!

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