First I want to apologize to my followers - life has taken over my time and I have not been able to craft like I used to. Hopefully now that school is over I will settle into a routine again, but I doubt it because my transcription job is in full swing along with my newest part-time job at The Container Store. Don't you just hate when life interrupts your crafting?!
At least I still have my monthly Stampin' Up! Stamp Club to look forward to if I can't manage to find time to craft on my own. This month we made two cards that have nature themes - one with a huge butterfly and the other with a hydrangea. I laughed when I saw the butterfly card because my mom sent me a card using the same image that she made with her Stampin' Up! gal. I thought I'd show off her card as well.
I think I prefer the simplicity of the card my mom made over the one I made. Plus, you can't tell from this photo, but the blue embossed butterfly really pops on the dark brown background.
The other card we made at Stamp Club uses an image of a hydrangea that we "colored" using ink and sponge daubers. We "dyed" the ribbon using the sponge daubers, too. It's fun to try techniques at Stamp Club that I would never do on my own!