We have a great photo inspiration challenge for you over at Just Us Girls! Vicki is our hostess and chose this beautiful picture for our inspiration this week.
I, of course, focused on the beautiful butterfly and chose to use the black, red, and white colors from it too. I used three Memory Box butterfly dies on my card. I started with the Butterfly Delights border die and backed the opening with PTI's Bitty Dot Basics paper in red. Then I cut the solid butterfly with the Vivienne Butterfly die in red paper and the Darla Butterfly detailed die in black. I used Glitter Ritz glitter on both in Poppy Orange and Cool Highlight. The Cool Highlight glitter on the black made it look gray...not the look I was going for, but I kind of like it. The body was also cut out of black and I didn't glitter it so it stood out more. The beautiful sentiment is from All a Flutter Sentiments set from My Time Made Easy.
Here's a closeup of this beautiful butterfly.
I used this Clean and Simple sketch this week. So many ways to interpret it!
Here are some blogs you can visit to get more fabulous inspiration.
Esther Peck, July Guest Designer
I'd like to take this time to thank Esther Peck for joining us this month as our Guest Designer. She did a fabulous job for us and her creations were all beautiful! Thanks so much!
Now I have something Olympics connections to tell you about. My coworker's brother, Matt Anderson, is participating in the Olympics. He is a volleyball player and we are so proud to have him representing us. He is from my hometown of West Seneca, just outside of Buffalo, NY, and we even went to the same high school (although MANY years apart!). His family is so proud of him and yesterday West Seneca declared it Matt Anderson Day! Here is a very cool picture of him! Isn't he just so handsome? So Top Gun, don't you think?
Good luck to Matt and all of Team USA! We will be cheering you on!
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