Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Flutter By Time

Sorry for the MIA - I'm wondering if this is how my summer is going to be!! I need to establish a routine and it's just not happening. More importantly the mojo isn't happening either - hard to create when you don't feel like it!! We all go through those ups and downs and I know I'll be back at it again just not sure when. We'll see - I did order a few things last week so those should be coming in. Nothing seems to help like new product!!

The challenge this week for the Flutter By team was an open on - anything goes as long as you use a butterfly or a fairy. Thank goodness, for me and my lack of mojo-ness! To play along be sure to visit Danni's blog and leave the link to you creation. While you are there check out the featured team member Chris. I've been lucky enough to get to know Chris this last month and she is just the nicest person and her work is AMAZING!! I can't wait to see her creation - they always take my breath away! Our guest designer this week is none other than the very talented Cindy Haffner. She does such wonderful work and I look forward to seeing what she creates! We are also welcoming back Kimmie to the design team - glad she's able to join the team once again!!

Now on to my card for the week. Just did a little stamping, a little piercing and added a little embellishments and poof you've got a quick, cute card!

I wasn't sure what colors to use but the package of butterfly buttons that I bought had orange, yellow and pink so I decided to use that. I stamped swirls and then pierced the dotted swirl just to add something to the card. I'm not a huge fan of kraft cardstock but here lately it's growing on me. I added pearls to two of the butterfly buttons and ribbon to the third.

Well that's it for me - let's hope that this afternoon I find some mojo and do some creating! Something is seriously wrong with me as I'm not even getting on the computer and I LIVE for the computer!! I hope you have a fabulous Wednesday and if you have time why not make a flutter by card and play along! Thanks for looking!!


Patti J. said...

Michele, I can SO relate to your business! Hopefully, things will begin to slow down and fall into a routine! Your card is adorable! Thanks for sharing!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

I am sorry if you feel in a slump stamping wise. I do so miss all your creations. You are so talented!! You are right, that we all do have those times. It may be that we just need to break up the routine and get that true love of stamping back.

Your creation today is beautiful!! Love how you used the swirls and added the different color butterflies! Gorgeous color combo. One I haven't done yet. Thanks for the inspiration!

You are too sweet....I have so enjoyed getting to know you and see all your gorgeous creations as well. God has blessed me with some awesome blogging friends!!! Your compliment is so appreciated!!
Have a great day!


Kimmie said...

Thanks for the welcome back. Those buttons are adorable.

Nancy said...

Oh, Michelle! I love your card this week!! I love the flourishes!! I know what you mean about being busy...summer really kicks it into high gear!!

Stef H said...

This is absolutely gorgeous. Simple & gorgeous. Your MOJO is still there.


Cindy Haffner said...

Hi Michelle I love your card, so pretty. --Thanks for the shout-out, I enjoy Flutter By Wednesday very much. --Hugs Cindy

Lee-Ruth-Clark-Cal-Shanna-Haley-Elden said...

That is a very cute card!!! Once again, you are amazing. Good luck with the summer schedule...we are having the same problem.

Harriet Skelly (SCS hskelly) said...

Michelle, it doesn't look to me like you are lacking in Mojo from this card! I hope you feel like you've gotten it back soon though - it is how you feel that is important! I love those butterfly buttons and the colors you used!

Ann Kranitz said...

Oh boy alittle of this and alittle of that made alot of Terrific!!! This card is so very pretty!!!

Lelia Pierce said...

Michelle...I love your flourishes! I may have to try this color combo too! :O)


Cathy said...

Hi Michelle,

I'm sorry about your slump. I know all too well what you are going through. I'm kind of in one myself. Alot of times the after life of the anesthetics can make you tired for months after surgery. Even if you had a small amount. Trust me, I speak from experience.

Your creation today is wonderful! It's hard to get into a routine when school is out. Brittany doesn't seem to respect my creative time like I would like!! Anywhoo, you will be back to normal soon and we'll be here for you when you are.

Hugs, Cathy

Christine said...

I think your Mojo is great!!! I hope you start feeling it soon. Your card is great!


Jodi said...

I love your butterfly buttons!! So cute! Your color combo is so perfect for summer, nice and warm!
Jodi =)

Danni said...

Isn't it hard to switch gears from school year to summer? I'm struggling myself..big time!
Anyhoo, love your card! You really did a great job!

Nicola said...

Wow your card is awesome Michelle, I love your colour combo and those gorgeous butterfy buttons. Your stamped and pricked swirls are such a beautiful accent. Hope you are feeling better real soon sweetie.
Nicola -x-

Kristie W. said...

I love your card, Michelle! Cute buttons!

I hope your mojo returns soon!

Heather Schlatter said...

Hey Michelle,

Well I am finally getting some moments to do some blog surfing and I really do love your Flutter By card from last week.

Hang in there it is hard to find the time and the Mojo to stamps sometimes!!!

I hate that I never have time to leave comments lately!!! Seems that the 3 kiddos keep me hopping and the time just gets away from me!!!

Great job last week and can not wait to see what your card for tomorrow!!! Did we get the challenge I have never seen anything?