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Monday, September 12, 2011

bubble adventures

Several years ago, at an AKA National Convention, my husband became fascinated by a bubble-blowing machine and befriended the creator, who sent him the plans for the machine.  He has been building his own versions since then, and we both enjoy watching children of all ages frolic in the bubbles.  We were in Milwaukee at the Frank Mots International Kite Festival this past weekend and this was the view from my lawn chair in the shade of a SportBrella Sunday afternoon:
At the same festival in 2010, the monarch migration went through Veteran's Park on Saturday and the dragonfly migration went through on Sunday - incredible!  So I had butterflies on my mind this evening when I started thinking about the Birds, Bugs, and Beasts challenge at Shopping Our Stash, and this is what I created:
You'll recognize the Flirtatious designer series paper, the color combination (Wisteria Wonder, Concord Crush, Whisper White) and the Wisteria Wonder ruffled ribbon from the altered notebook in my last post.  The stamp set is Floral Fillers, stamped in Wisteria Wonder on vellum cardstock and embossed with sparkly Iridescent Ice, because it reminds me of soap bubbles. 

Floral Fillers is one of those "must-have" sets from the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog, since most of the stamps match punches, which is a huge weakness for me.  I've been known to buy a stamp set I didn't think I liked, just because it matched a punch (but I digress).  The punch on this card is Butterfly. 


alicaz said...

wonderful! Love how the butterflies stand out!
Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Hugs, Alica ;)

Leslie Hanna said...

VELLUM! Love it! Great choice in stamp sets, too. :D Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!