Today is Sunday and I will shortly be headed to a birthday party!  I’m so excited because it is a little girls birthday party – I haven’t been to one of those in a long time – and I’m teaching them how to make a paper bag scrapbook and the little top note purse.  I’ll post pictures of our projets later in the week.

I was very excited to see that we had a new Butterfly Punch in the catalog.  It coordinates with the Flight of the Butterfly stamp set so I decided to use these for one of the Stamper’s Club projects on Friday night.  I was a bit dissapointed after I started playing because the punch is designed to fit the butterfly wings – but once you add the body stamp (the 2-step stampin’) and punch it punches off the atenna – unless you don’t center the butterfly in the punch – but who wants that.  I’m going to write Stampin’ Up! about it – I need to take some pictures so that I can show them exactly what I am talking about.  For this card though I added cross-stitch thread to the centers to create the body and antenna.

butterfly-cardI used the new Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Series paper and three of the new In-colors – Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry and Melon Mango.  The card front was also embossed with the new Perfect Details Texture plate.

My  card sketch came from the Stamping411 blog – but it was last weeks sketch and I finish my card too late to put it in for the challenge.  So yesterday the new sketch was posted and I decided to take the same pieces and convert the card to the new sketch for this week.  This ended up being my swap for our STARZ meeting last night.  I haven’t taken a picture yet, but will do that later toady – so I’ll post that version of this card (and add it to the 411 blog) tomorrow.  I’m planning to use it also as one of my convention swaps since I had extra’s left from the meeting.

I also made a few extra of the Red, White and Blue card from yesterday and I’ll take those to convention too.  Now to plan the rest and start making them.   Convention is less than a month away and I’m so excited – I can’t wait to get there.  I’m rooming with Sue, Michele and Diane again.  We had the best time last year and this year will be even better!

Have a great weekend.