Tuesday, January 7, 2014

The Butterfly That Didn't Make It

Have to admit, this is one of the oldest cards still remaining in my stash.  This butterfly from Touch of Nature, a retired Stampin' Up! set, has my heart.  It's okay to give love to stamps that aren't brand, shiny new anymore, right?   The ones that languish in the halls of eBay and on yard sale tables across the country?  I don't think I'll be parting with this stamp set, no sir.  It gives me joy.

I made two of these cards and sent one off to Take Ten magazine eons ago, in the hopes of being published.  I was following one of their sketches.  Unfortunately, it didn't make it into the issue.  Glad I have its twin here so I could share (they don't send back stuff they don't wind up using).


More old stamps used here:  Skipping Stones Designs music background, and Craft's Meow sentiment. Both of those companies are no longer around.   More antiquity?  The Wrought Iron corner punch by Stampin' Up!.


Well, thanks for taking a walk down Crafting Memory Lane with me today!



Stamps: Touch of Nature - SU; music notes - Timeless Textures - Skipping Stones Designs; sentiment - Timeless Tags - Craft's Meow Paper: Regal Rose, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White - SU; K & Co. pattern Ink: Old Paper - Ranger; Memento Tuxedo Black - Tsukineko Accessories & Tools: Wrought Iron corner punch - SU; Copic markers; Starry Night embossing folder - Sizzix

22 comments:

Pauline said...

This is beautiful Colleen! Such oretty colours on that butterfly!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is sooooooooo gorgeous!! I love love love the colors and that butterfly is beautiful!!!!

Reusing with Quilling said...

Its Beautiful..loving the colors and the papers used !

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful butterfly and I like how the two panels are off set. Happy New Year ! Shirleyx

Bonnie said...

This is one of my all time favorite sets too and will stay on my shelf! I keep up with and enjoy all your creations but don't often comment. Maybe I'll do better this year! Happy Creative New Year!

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Benzi said...

Hope you don't get this twice. I commented but think it went to never-never land.

Take Ten's loss. Your card is soooo pretty. It's wonderful when you love stamps so much you never want to be rid of them.

As for your comment on my blog about our temps, we don't get the extreme cold very often but I have seen it much worse than now. I searched google for the coldest temp ever in AL. It was in 1966 and was -27 degrees. I'm glad that has faded from my memory. :-)

Benzi said...

Twice? Gosh, the comment left over and over. Sorry!

Shani Thomas said...

It might be an oldy, but it's definitely a goody! Great card, Colleen!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Can't ever go wrong with bflys! Old or not!! :) How's that weather doing?

Lisa said...

Some of my oldest stamps are still some of my faves too Colleen!! SO happy your shared this divine butterfly, PRETTY card!!!

Sue Lelli said...

Ooh, Colleen! Your butterfly is just so GORGEOUS!!! Pretty card

Charlene said...

So pretty!!!! Its always OK to love a used stamp, especailly as pretty as this one!!!

Linda R said...

I can see why you love that stamp. So pretty. And your colored it up nicely.. Hope your staying warm my friend.

Hugs~

Emily Keaton said...

This is just beautiful, Colleen! I really like how all of those colors go together. I'm so glad that you were able to use some lovely, if retired, stamps for this fantastic creation :-)

Leslie Miller said...

I still have the Wrought Iron punch, but finally let the stamp set go just recently. You know how I love to see the old stuff used. I might even have some cards as old as this one, but if I didn't send them or sell them it's because they were yucky. This, however, has all those beautiful colors and the pretty butterfly which matches the card so well. Butterflies, flowers, and birds never go out of style, and this set has it all. Beautiful card, Colleen. I'm glad you shared it.

Stella said...

Not being published? They don't know what they are missing..... I think your card is gorgeous. Elegance and butterflies never go out of style! XX

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Colleen Happy New Year to you too. Thanks so much for your lovely comment on my blog - that was so nice of you. Love this twin card and enjoyed your memory lane post! Also looked at your post of when you went to New York and that M&J Trimmings store oh my - I too could have spent all day in there too!
Anyway take care and catch up again soon.
Hugs
Tina
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