The little things that make me happy here on Bliss Road~~Emily Keaton

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Large Butterfly Happy Birthday

Greetings, friends! I know it's been a while since my last post. My kids were out of school on spring break last week, and it was go, go, go! We enjoyed a visit from my parents for a few days, took some day trips, and reveled in being away from our regular school schedule. But I also must admit to a bit of burnout for a couple of weeks.  Don't you just hate it when one of the things you enjoy so much just doesn't appeal? I'm trying to give myself some extra space and a change of pace so I can come back to enjoy some of the things I like most.

Well, today I'm trying to get back in the swing of things by sharing a birthday card that uses the new Large Butterfly stamp from DeNami Design.


This stamp is so versatile! I am beyond pleased that it is this week's Product Spotlight stamp at DeNami. It's your chance to snap it up at 10% off. :)


I leaned toward clean and simple for my card, stamping the butterfly off-center (and off-page!) in Vintage Sepia Versafine ink and paper-piecing portions with prints from the Vanity Fair pad from the Six by Six collection by My Mind's Eye. I punched some more Vanity Fair paper with the fabulous Dotted Scallop border punch (EK Success) available in the DeNami Design store and layered on some DeNami chocolate glitter ribbon. I absolutely adore the new cling-style Happy Birthday Script stamp, finding excuses to use it more and more! I ramped up the sparkle factor with some rhinestones on the butterfly's body and antennae, rounded a corner, and I was done!

I also thought this stamp was the perfect image to capture this week's Tuesday Trigger at the Moxie Fab World.


I hope you'll swing by the DeNami Design blog today to check out what the rest of the DeNami DT has created with this fun new stamp. I know everyone will have awesome ideas for using it!

Thanks for stopping by!
Emily

27 comments:

nwilliams6 said...

Emzi - this is so pretty! I love images ofset like that, and this image is wonderful! Fun!!! Hugz!

Auntie Em said...

Hi Emily! Sorry to hear you have been having a rough time. I wondered where you were. Missed your beautiful creations.
Love your card and the butterfly stamped off the page is such a clever idea.
Thank you so much for all your lovely ideas and inspiration! {{{Hugs}}} :)

Hope this week is better!

yyam said...

Such a pretty card Emily!
Have a good rest...so that you can start enjoying the things you love again! Hugs! :)

Pam said...

Just love how you stamped the butterfly off the card! Great idea for a large image! And a pretty sentiment too. Here's to a better week for you, and totally understand the burn-out phase. I'm there too!

Tenia Nelson said...

So so super cute!!!!

Hussena said...

your card is so lovely..i love the way you have stamped and paper pieced that butterfly...simply Amazing!!!

Benzi said...

Oh, how I hate burn out with my crafting...been there a few times but I always bounce back. You and your cards/projects are missed.

Love that awesome paper pieced butterfly...especially the houndstooth paper. Your colorful edging is very pretty, too..caught my eye immediately.

Anita said...

A gorgeous card Emily and I love the paper piecing and pretty gems. So glad you enjoyed your time off.

suzARTe said...

What a lovely card Emily, the different patterned papers in the butterfly design is very pretty :)

Kary said...

Hi Emily! So glad you're back!! Take a little time to rest and be refreshed ;) I Love the sweet butterfly on your card and the gorgeous way you did the paper piecing. It's a lovely card!! Have a great week & take care. {hugs}

Lisa said...

We all need to take a step back now and again Emily. But what a re-entry! Love your paper pieced blinged out butterfly!!

Debbie Carriere said...

Beautiful, Emily! Love the happy colors and bling! I near you about being burned out :(. Glad you had a great school vacation :)

Suzanne said...

Perfect! I love the paper piecing and the PP that you used. That's a great stamp.

Marisa said...

Love the partial butterfly and paper piecing you did on it. Great card. I hear you re: crazy busy when the kids are home! Hopefully you can enjoy a little down time and get your schedule arranged to allow for some "fun time" ((hugs))

Sue Lelli said...

Hi Emily, I have been MIA, too! LOVE that huge DeNami butterfly stamp and LOVE your card! So pretty how it's off the edge! LOVE the borders, too!

Glenda J said...

Really cool! I would have never thought to paper piece this butterfly - brilliant!

onecraftymama said...

((((Emily))))
Welcome back a little bit :) Burnout isn't good, so good for you, taking the time to come back to it on your own. Besides, after that busy break schedule, you need time to breathe for a bit!
I really love your butterfly - looks so cool coming off the edge :)

Colleen Dietrich said...

What lovely comments everyone has left for you, Emily. I'll bet it felt like a whole bunch of hugs from your online friends. :)

It IS good to see the you we all know back with us. So glad you've shared a bit of what you have been up to, and we all understand.

Your big butterfly (off centered and wonderful!) is gorgeous!

Bonnie said...

What a fun butterfly, Emily! Glad you had a good break with the kids.

Lisa Arana said...

Gorgeous! I love the little bit of paper piecing in the butterfly.

Greta said...

You've inspired me to try paper piecing that butterfly. Love this card!

~Tammy~ said...

You've been missed, but glad you are back with this beauty! Hope to see more of you! :-))))

Jackie Rockwell said...

This is soooooo very pretty! Thanks for the sweet comment about my making the Paper Smooches Sparks DT! Glad your back from your break I look forward to seeing more of your wonderful creations!!!

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Lovely CAS card! ;o)

Larissa Heskett said...

I LOVE your take on the challenge!! =) THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

Cath said...

Hey Emily! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Tan's Hobbies said...

Hey, dear!! Welcome back!! Feel so happy that you are back with more lovely projects! Misses your awesome creations these few days!!

Your card is so special. Love the big butterfly and the sweet colour. The overall layout is simply lovely.