Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Sweet Butterflies

So last night was the Verve Release Party over at the Verve Forum on SCS. I have to say....WOW!!! I've never participated in a party before on-line, but it sure was FAST and FUN! It took me about 20 minutes to figure out what the heck I was doin', but by the time I had to leave (the boys were fighting and I needed to break it up before things got out of hand), I had it figured out!

The good news is that Verve is releasing 6 (count 'em, SIX) new sets (and 5 Plain Jane's) this month and each of them is AMAZING, and I'm not kidding! Be sure and head over to Verve to check them out for yourself, ok? If you buy all 6 sets you can save $15 AND get free shipping!

Today I'm going to share my very favorite card of all-time that I made using the new Artful Elegance set. I just giggle with excitement every time I look at it, it's sooooo purrrrty! Do you see that medallian underneath all my Martha Stewart butterflies? OH MY, I love this little medallian! It's so versatile, yet sooooo elegant at the same time. I think I'll be using this over, and over, and over again. To make this card, I sectioned off my card into square sections using my Scor-Pal. To figure out how big to make each section, I first punched out my white square (1 1/4 inch), laid them out on the front of the card, and then made my Scor-Pal lines based on where I laid them. Make sense? Then I cut off the bottom inch or so of the card because it wasn't a full square. I added a scalloped border of designer paper instead. Then I stamped the medallian 9 times in Kiwi Kiss. I punched out 8 butterflies using the Martha Stewart butterfly punch and glued them on top of the medallians. I placed the sentiment in the center of the card, up on dimensional tape so it really popped. Hope you like today's card!

Well, today is a special day here at the Westerman abode. Eldest Son gets his graduation pictures taken! Wow. I can't believe this day is actually here, I can't believe he's going to be a senior this year. It really seems like yesterday that he was starting 9th grade at the high school and I was trying to manipulate his schedule so he could have the same english teacher he had in 8th grade to make the transition easier. That was the year the district changed from a K-6, 6-9, and 10-12 grade concept to a middle school concept (K-5, 6-8, 9th-12th). So I was having to send my son to the "big, bad high school when he was just a "baby"!!! I have to be honest, it was the best thing that could have happened. He was teased merciously in junior high, and had he stayed in the junior high for 9th grade, I think the teasing would have continued. Instead, when he went to the high school, it stopped! He loves high school and doesn't really want to even think about having to graduate! To him, that means the end of fun and good friends. I'm trying to tell him that the fun and friends thing only gets better in college, but so far, he's not buying into my argument. He'll realize it with time, I'm sure.



  1. This is just GORGEOUS, Amy!

  2. butterflies seem to be all the rage these days, and you're makin' me want that martha punch, lady!

    this card is superb! love the layout, the detail, and your creative use of patterned paper.

    thanks for the update about the job interview yesterday. will continue to lift this before the Throne of Grace.

  3. Love your butterfly card.... So boys still fight as teenagers??? I have four that are 7yrs and under and we have our fair share of 'scraps' too :) Lotsa fun! All the best with the job - be sure to keep us posted! I worked in a hospital for a few years and loved it!

  4. Wow, I love this card!!! And all those butterflies are making me want to run to the store and buy that punch. (The stamps are in my shopping cart at Verve already...just gotta pay for 'em.)

  5. I am loving all the butterflies. Such an awesome stamp that so far I have been able to restrain myself from getting it.

  6. That is a gorgeous all the butterflies and the great colors!

  7. Wow this is just stunning!

  8. This is truly a beautiful card! Very elegant yet bright and cheery! Great job! Best, Curt

  9. Oh, Amy! Your card is stunning! Wow. Stunning!!!

  10. Anonymous10:58 AM

    Hi Amy -

    your butterfly card is soooooo happy. Just beautiful, like everything you design.


    Terri Conad

  11. Oh my goodness! Haha! I didn't even realize how similar our cards were until you said something! I made my card on Wednesday and I MUST have seen your card because I never miss checking your blog but I didn't even realize where I was getting my inspiration until now! It is SUPER crazy that our sentiments are the exact same too! Haha! You must have known I was struggling with the sketch and then...through some kind of wavelength...gave me the idea! I am definitely going to link my blog post to this card because that is too crazy! Thanks for saying something! :D


  12. Oh, this is just gorgeous! Everything about it. I just bought that Martha Stewart butterfly punch.


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