Saturday, July 28, 2012

Just Us Girls #147 - Photo Inspiration

We have a great photo inspiration challenge for you over at Just Us GirlsVicki 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.

JUGs blog
Elise Durenberger
Lynn Mangan
Maria Levine
Marisa Ritzen
Vicki Dutcher
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?

 And here is his offical Olympic photo.  He is 6'10" tall and has been tagged at jumping over 12 feet to smack that volley ball!  Amazing!
Good luck to Matt and all of Team USA!  We will be cheering you on!
Thanks for stopping by!


Lynn said...

Oh my - he is handsome! :) Can't wait to watch and see how the team does! So exciting. Love your gorgeous card Lisa especially the stunning butterfly. The glitter is gorgeous!

Donna Huisinga said...

Such a pretty card for the Clean and Simple challenge. Love your interpretation.

Romaine said...

Lisa, LOVE the gorgeous butterfly all glittered up!

Very handsome young man- amazing jumper! Will have to watch for him in the games!

Marisa said...

I'm in butterfly heaven :) Your card is fabulous, Lisa!! Love the glittered one and the row up the side. Great take on this week's challenge!

How fun to know an Olympian too!! 6'10" - that is one tall guy!! I LOVE the Olympics and will be spending every spare hour watching. Will have to look out for Matt now too :)

Vicki Dutcher said...

How AWESOME you like almost know an Olympian! Oh I hope they do good!

Meanwhile - too fun on the bfly - I did one [all white] over at SCS for Lydia's challenge! :) Great minds

Cheryl said...

Beautiful card with great sparkle!! Love the personal connection to the Olympics! Now I have to see if I can find when mens' volleyball is showing!

Tangii said...

That is awesome! Go MATT!!!!

Shirley said...

Saw this card over on the CAS challenge and had to come tell you how beautiful it is. I'm going to be CASING it for some OWH Cards, so thank you so much.

Also good luck to Matt. He is a cutie for sure.

Elise said...

You SERIOUSLY surround yourself with some VERY lovely people! (!) That's SO awesome! Meanwhile, your LOVELY talent and darling EVERYTHING are at an Olympic level, as far as I'm concerned... {!} This is SO gorgeous! I love the glittering detail and elegant simplicity! So WONDERFUL! Your work always give ME butterflies! <3

Patrice said...

Great take on the sketch - I hope you'll link up at 52 Card Pickup this week!


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