Thursday, August 4, 2011

Play Date Cafe 93 - Cutest Butterfly

This week we are starting a brand new term at The Play Date Cafe!  I am moving from my position as Private Blend Designer to First Term Designer.  Whoo hoo!  Makes me a happy camper.  :)

We have two new ladies joining us:  Denise January and Julie Day.  Julie is on the CAS-ual Fridays DT, and was just announced as a new member of the Market Street Stamps DT.  And Denise is on the DT for Pink Persimmon, who happens to be our sponsor this week. 

Check out our bright color story this week!  I loved the colors when I saw them, even though I'm not typically a bright-color gal.  However, when it came time to actually create with them, I had difficulty on that green.  I seem to own nothing close to it, so I did the best I could.


Isn't that the sweetest butterfly ever??  I put him together from a Stampendous set called Petals Plus


I bought this set for $3.99 at my Michael's store a couple of weeks ago.   The set is so cute and the price was phenomenal!


As is often the case when a color combo stumps me, I go clean and simple.  I kept the focus on the butterfly, adding just a small bow and three little rhinestones as accents.  The card base is embossed with a Cuttlebug folder, Textile, and the corners rounded.


One lucky player this week will win the prize package from Pink Persimmon, and that winner could be YOU!  Head over to The Cafe for more details on that. 

Thanks for joining me today!
Cristabel on my stamping shelf.

Colleen

Stamps:  Petals Plus - Stampendous
Paper:  Whisper White, Regal Rose, Kiwi Kiss - Stampin' Up!
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black - Tsukineko
Punch:  corner rounder - SU
Other:  Big Shot; Textile embossing folder - Cuttlebug; green rhinestones - Recollections; dotted ribbon - SU; dimensionals

37 comments:

Denise said...

Your flutter-by is SO cute! A girl that loves a good bargain is a girl after my own heart. ;) HUGS

Andrea Ewen said...

So wonderfully soft and pretty, Col! The colors are marvelous, blended so beautifully on that sweet butterfly! Awesome find, too...I guess that's what happens when you spend a lot of time @ Mike's...ask me how I know! lol~

Janeen said...

this turned out so sweet looking, yes what a friendly butterfly. don't you just love those little bargain finds!

Nana Connie said...

Fabulous stamp set -- I can see both butterflies and flowers there. I love it when you do CAS! The rhinestones are a perfect touch on this one and your coloring on the butterfly is terrific! Cristabel looks like the perfect supervisor. :-)

~Tammy~ said...

Ok you know I can be spending money right now and your new little find is making want to open my wallet! Fabulous inspiration you have provided! :-)

Linda Callahan said...

Your butterfly is adorable! And hooray that you will keep on designing at the Cafe! I love their inspiration photos!

Jinny Newlin said...

Super sweet, Colleen! LOVE those GORGEOUS, butterfly wings!

Marisa said...

Darling butterfly and card. Love the picture of the cat :)

Ann Schach said...

Adorable, Colleen! Congrats on movin' up to the First Team!

Faye said...

Colleen, your butterfly is so cute and the colors are just gorgeous. I love that the wings are hearts.

Pauline said...

Wow, gorgeous card and a fabulous bargain to boot! Well done on grabbing a bargain, and creating a beautiful fun card! Xx

Benzi said...

Awwwww, that 'fly is just adorable. You made a super CAS card with your Michael's bargain stamp set. Congrats on your promotion!

Marlena M. said...

Colleen, what a cute butterfly. You are BLESSED to have found such a steal! It's perfect to showcase the colors. ;)

Anonymous said...

Congrats on new promotion! What a fun card! I like your green you used much better! Cute, cute and more cuteness!

Chris R. from Iowa

Tracey said...

Such a pretty cute card Col!!! LOVE your colouring!!!

Joanne Leddy said...

Super cute card, Colleen. I think the color green you used works well, but ... if you need a reason to go get another shade of green I say do it!

Congratulations on the Design Team. I know nothing about Design Teams and I'm not sure what those titles mean but I'm glad you're happy with the move!

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

Adorable Colleen! Love the butterfly and the colors too!

Michele Gross said...

How cute! Love that image and its perfect for the bright fun colors!! Just started following Glossip Girl-such a fun blog name!! Think about you often, always with a prayer :)

Libby Hickson said...

Such an ADORABLE card, Colleen!! You nailed the colors perfectly. And congrats on your "status upgrade", LOL!! Love being on this team with you!! (And PS... I want your kitty!) :-)

Deb Hickman said...

Congrats on the new post,what a fab zesty colour combo and love your cute card.xxx

Deb Hickman said...

Congrats on the new post,what a fab zesty colour combo and love your cute card.xxx

Noor Nahdi said...

Stinking cute!!! Very suitable for children cards too!!! TFS :)

Linda R. said...

Oh my goodness.. Your card is just adorable.. What a fun image.. You colored it perfectly..

Hugs, Linda

Julie Day said...

This butterfly is adorable! Love the coloring you did on him and the textured background is just fab :)

Donna Bowman said...

Love this card Colleen - super CAS card!! That butterfly is too cute!! Love how you put it together and used the colors. And congrats on your new term!

Maria said...

What a sweet butterfly card, Colleen! And thanks for sharing a photo of Cristabel...too CUTE! We used to have a black cat named, Blackie. Now we just have one large German Sheperd named, Shadow! Have a great week, take care!:-))

rockwelldesigns said...

Hi Colleen, I think your butterfly card is super sweet! I wish my Michaels store carried that stamp set it really is precious.

E.T. said...

why are cats always ALWAYS attracted to our craft supplies or to places where our craft supplies are kept?? my cats keep knocking things down!
LOVE your absolutely adorable card!

Sue Smith said...

Love this! The stamp set it totally gorgeous and what a bargain price!

Lisa said...

Colleen this butterfly is adorable! Loving the little pearls on the body. Great card :)

Rae Barthel said...

what a FABULOUS card!! LOVE this color palette, so glad that I made time to play along :) Thank you VERY much for your sweet comment on my blog, you made my day :) :) hugs!!

Ruby said...

Oh that is just the sweetest set isn't it Colleen!!!! Awwww! LOVE it! Great card, CAS suits you!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOWWWWW! I love this butterfly--what a great find at Michael's! Gotta love a good deal:) And this turned out perfect--great coloring! And look at your little friend crafting with you--LOVE it:)

Alison Horne said...

Your little butterfly looks as though she has just emerged from her chrysallis and is blushing slightly at her own beauty. A very versatile stamp set and perfectly executed.x

Leslie Miller said...

That is so cute! What a happy little butterfly. I love stamps that make me smile. Stampendous is good at that. Happy little Cristabel on your stamp room shelf, too. I would love for Wally to cozy up in my stamp room with me, but he's just too darn big! I think early on he got tired of me tripping over him. Cristabel is so pretty!

Jen W. said...

Love that butterfly and how you've made the card all about your gorgeous colouring on his wings!

Cristabel is adorable!

And thanks for your sweet comment on my entry. :)

Emily Keaton said...

Super cute card, Colleen! You scored a deal with that great Stampendous set--how adorable! Awesome job with these fantastic colors. Way to go!

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