a creative mind at work in the deep dark basement

Friday, July 16, 2010

Hey there, chickadee

Oh, what a week!  I had been using a blog layout from another source and I guess they were having some issues with photobucket and when I went to try and redo my blog, it got totally screwed up.  I have redone a portion of my blog with the help of my hubby and the awesome "Blog in a Box".  I will need another night or two in front of the t.v. and probably some help from my friend Lisa who's always a help when I run into issues.

Speaking of Lisa, besides being a good buddy, she always puts together some awesome sketches for us bloggers.  This one was easy but for some reason I really struggled with it.  I really need to get back into my stamping groove this weekend as I miss being creative and I need that break from work.

Clean & Simple is what I went with for this challenge.  I pulled out Everyday Button Bits, Butterfly Dreams and Art Deco to use on my card.  I love adding buttons onto my projects, these are from Clear & Simple Stamps (Green with Envy and VIP Purple).  My sentiment didn't turn out too dark, but I think it looks okay?

The colors this week are from the Playdate Cafe Challenge .  Lisa was the hostess this week over there this week as well-that girl is multi-TALENTED!!!!


Well, I need to get to bed so that I can wake refreshed Friday morning to check out the other blogger's creations this week-I hope you will hop on over to check them out as well.

Card details:
Stamps: Butterfly Dreams and Everyday Button Bits from Papertrey Ink and Art Deco from Clear & Simple Stamps
Cardstock: Eggplant Envy, Green Galore and VIP Purple, Confetti White
Inks: Versafine Onyx Black, Eggplant Envy and VIP Purple
Accessories: Green with Envy and VIP Purple buttons from Clear & Simple Stamps, cream twine from Papertrey Ink

27 comments:

Lorie said...

Oh, Kim...I completely love this and your blog is looking fine! :o)

Tami Black said...

Definitely clean and simple -- I love it -- the focal image is darling with the buttons and the butterfly is the absolute perfect accent. Background paper is awesome for this card as well! I feel a CASE coming on!

BarbaraW said...

Your card is great. I love that button flower with the butterfly.

Lisa Somerville said...

Love your new blog makeover - so fresh! Wonderful job incorporating the PDCC Colors into your sketch, doesn't look like a stuggle to me! The buttons are a great embellishment, very clean design! Glad to have you back in the Cafe!

Nikki Bond said...

Very cute!...love the colors you chose! {SMILES}

Linda Monroe said...

really pretty. i love how you made buttons on the flowers!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

What a beautiful card, Kim. Love it. The 'button bouquet' is gorgeous! Thanks for your comment, I am sending a response as we e-speak. Hugs, Gayle.

Ida said...

Wonderful card. Love the colors you used and the Buttons on the Topiary are a fun touch.
Great new Blog look.

Crystal said...

AWWW I LOVE this card......the buttons are sooo fun and BEAUTIFUL colors!

Rachel Hope said...

Love your button topiary! great card!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Such a lovely card, Kim! Thanks for playing with the Play Date Cafe!

Lisa Bohler said...

Love your button topiary! The butterfly as the accent is just perfect...super cute!

Connie Babbert said...

Wow, I love it...definitely CAS with a huge impact! Love it!

Clara said...

What a fun card! I love your little topiary made with the buttons.

tonistamps said...

I love the button topiaries Kim!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

FUN flower!! I love the button touch! I also love that butterfly!! Beautifully done all around:) Thanks for joining in the fun at the PDCC:)

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Luv this, it's really cute. Funny, I was ok with this layout, it's usually me that gets all muffeled!

Connie Paxman said...

Butterflys and pots such a perfect combination for your card...very funky card with the DPP..
I am really loving all the ideas from from this challenge.
connie paxman

Claudia said...

Ohhhhh - I just love that button topiary! And the butterfly... darling!

Lynn Stevens said...

very sweet, C&S

Shelly Schmidt said...

I think this is beautiful! I love the colors you used and love the buttons and the butterfly. Hope the Blog makeover goes well.

Linda64 said...

Beautiful card. Love the use of buttons!
Linda

Kimberly Gajewski said...

This is so pretty Kim! Such a lovely mix of colors! I love those PTI button sets! :D

PS. Yes...I was at Color Creations! It was a Copic Christmas class with Jenn Shurkus! We had a wonderful time! :D

Suzanne C said...

This is adorable and your blog looks fun! Love the button topiary. Thanks for joining us at PDCC this week!

Ruby said...

Your blog looks great to me!

Lovely card, especially the button topiary, so cute! Thanks for playing along with us at the PDCC this week!

Jane Bosi said...

Oh, this is so pretty! I love our use of buttons--I've never been good with those :)

njburk said...

Great--simple but wonderful at the same time!Oh this
Sorry I'm so late in posting my comments. I will try to do better with the next one.

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