The journey of creating begins with a spark from deep within. The artist continues on the loom of life and throughout time a beautiful tapestry takes shape and form from the luscious fibres, brilliant gems and precious pearls we encounter along the way....

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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Using Butterflies, Doilies, Spellbinders and Punch Around the Page Large Punch Set

Hello All My Blogging Friends... I'm back today with another seasonal card as the days continue to be warm, humid and sultry and we continue to find ourselves in the throes of summer.  Summer flowers are out in full bloom and everything is growing beautifully working towards harvest.  I just love the availability of fresh fruit, berries and vegetables that this time of year presents to us!  Early corn is coming into the stores, strawberries are finished now and we're in the middle of raspberry picking season.  I've been canning some peach preserves and making some raspberry jam and the jars are so colorful sitting happily on my counter.  Oh so yummy!!  I just love puttering around with the berries and fruit right now I'm looking forward to doing some relishes and pickles with my husband at the end of August.  That is something that he enjoys as well and he looks forward to working with me on that. Fall is my favourite season of the year but summer is a very close second with all there is to do, see and be a part of.  I never want to forget however, any one of our distinct seasons as I'm grateful for the four separate and breathtaking color palettes that we use to paint our memories alive each season and how we take up our looms of life and weave our rich and intriguing stories.  Loving the summer and being in the moment!  I love the delicate look to this card. Again, I layered diecuts and added detail and dimension through the use of rhinestones, small butterflies, one small flower and  two pearl ended stickpins.  The birdhouses denote the rythms of nature as our summer winged friends fly in, build their nests and have their babies and then raise them before flying off again for another cycle.  Each living creature and all of life must Honor the Seasons of Nature and the Rythms of Life.  I just love this sentiment. Click on the pictures for a closer look at the details...

Summer Theme card using Prima Marketing Botanical 6x6 paper pad.  Spellbinders Labels 20
 and Spellbinders Standard Circles Large and Petite Scalloped Circles Large.  JustRite
Stamps -- Birdhouses Interlocking, 31/4" round colored with Copic markers.

Lovely sentiment stamp from Rednecker Stamps - Honor the Seasons, stamped in Cocoa
Momento ink.  Maya Road Stickpins and Prima tea stain rosettes along with
Zva Creative rhinestone bling flourishes.
Gotta love those Butterflies! Another Martha Stewart punch and available
at OC Scrapbookers, my favourite online Canadian source for all
your scrapbooking and cardmaking products. The Punch Around the Page
Punch set is one of the large ones called "Wildflowers", perfect for this card.

All of these products and more can be found at OC Scrapbookers.  Go on over to check what is there and if you have questions, email Deb for more info or to order something specific.    Thank You and I'll be back again very soon...


  1. So pretty! There is a lot going on in this card but it all works to make a very special looking piece of art!

  2. Very Pretty Kathy
    Hugs Julie P

  3. Fabulous job on your card Kathy!