Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Playing Catch Up - A ScrapFX Post

Hey, Hey, Hey!!  Its a lovely day here!  The sun is shining, temps are rising, birds are singing - all signs that spring must finally be on the horizon!!  This works out fabulously too because I've got a couple spring themed ScrapFX projects to share! 

Butterfly G Brooch (wood) BW0008
 Did you know that ScrapFX sells wooden brooches? No?! Yep, sure do and the above Butterfly Brooch is just one of the many varieties to choose from.  Isn't it lovely? Oh gosh I can't even tell you how long I had this pretty lil' thing sitting up on a shelf in my space so I could just look at it LOL!

This is the back of the card the wooden brooches come attached to - totally scrap worthy as well!  Believe me this will be used.  I love when packaging is so cute and this quote is a fav!!

Lots of glimmery gold details here - my fellow DT member Michelle told me through Instagram (find me @kndr2tch) its all the rage right now - who knew?  I was digging through my stash and found lots of gold items I hadn't used up LOL!!  Hooray for being on trend for once - giggle!!
 Now if you rack your brains you'll remember I posted this sneak here and another one about this brooch here.  It took some time and effort on my part to be sure the true beauty of this piece wasn't destroyed, yet I wanted to glam it up a bit and make it my own too.  To read the details of how decked out the brooch to alter it up head on over to the ScrapFX blog here.

Oh how I love the new Glitz Design releases!! The Uncharted Waters collection is so lovely and worked perfectly for this card!  The stenciled pattern on the yellow patterned paper was made using the Leafy Swirls Stencil (2013029). I used some modeling paste and after it dried I colored the raised portions with various Pan Pastels.
What finally came together was this layered up card and gift in one!  The Butterfly Brooch is loosely attached to the doily so the recipient can easily remove it and wear it. I love this!  These brooches make it so simple for you to send a quick and thoughtful gift to someone you love and care about.  Sure the postage may be a little higher - totally worth it - even better if you can hand the card to them in person.  This one is getting sent out from me though I wish i could hand it to the person who'll receive it!!!

Purple, turquoise, and green may be a new fav color combo for me - now if I could figure out a way to get my fav shades of yellow in there too I'd be a totally happy camper!!  Love that I was able to get some of my favorite diecut deer on this page as well!  Adore these and don't think I'll tire of them anytime soon, just need to figure out how to work them in every project!! ahaha just kidding - maybe ;)
My LO also focused around the use of butterflies and flowers and an outhouse!!  An outhouse?? Yes an outhouse!  When we moved to our house in the country this little, what I like to call shabby chic ahahaha, outhouse was in back and I loved it! I'm all country like that - don't judge :D  Its in working order (though only the hubs uses it on occasion) and every spring the tree planted next to it blooms with the most lovely and fragrant purple flowers.  Its totally ironic I know, very strategic upon the original owner's planning I'm sure - giggling.  

This shot was recently posted but now I can actually write about it. The Sakura Flowers (2013009)  and the Blooms (2013010) were recently released and I'm smitten with them!  They're right up there with the Retro flowers mini in my book and I'm not necessarily a flower lovin' gal.  I really like looking at them on other people's pages but somehow I never seem to get them right on my own.  These however rocked my world!!!  There are deets on the ScrapFX blog here on how I altered them up. I'll be putting together a quick and easy tutorial for you all very soon on how you can do it for yourself and posting it here.  I had wanted to have it done already but things got pushed to the back burner.  Game is on now though for creating again, YAY!

Hope your day is looking something like this - my view from yesterday and looking like this again today! I'm trying the whole photo - a - day thing again this month, last month was an epic fail!!!  WOW, so not impressed with myself at all. Off to a better start this month with two shots under my belt so far - giggling madly!!!!  Need to get on the third which may prove to be a tad more difficult.  Have a beautiful one - no matter what it looks like - and I'll see you all soon.


  1. SO MUCH gorgeousness!!!! I LOVE the way you rocked out that purple!!

  2. oh yeah - you should totally link up with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show this week - we have an "anything goes" challenge and I would love for you to share your awesomeness!!!

  3. Thanks for your lovin' on my page Ashli! :D This sounds like just what I need to get my mojo flowing this weekend - it seems to have taken a vacation!! The kids are headed off to give this mama a break so crafting is surely in order. I'm going to head on over and see when the deadline is! Thanks for letting me know!! xo

  4. These are wonderful - I love how you worked that butterfly into an elegant card. Your page with your quaint outhouse is whimsical and fun!
    - Ann Jobes

  5. Love your brooch and all of your other projects, Scarlett! Love the bright colors and papers on them.


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