Thursday, March 4, 2010

Channeling Spring

today with a butterfly, a bloom, and a bit of sunshine yellow. 

I taught today and all three classes were brilliant!  We were discussing Faulkner's "A Rose for Emily" in all of its gruesome glory.  For those who have not had the joy of reading this short story, think of it as an early version of "Snapped".  A young woman realizes her beloved is not going to marry her, so she poisons him and sleeps spooned with his dead body for the next 40 years.  Emily took "until death do us part" a few exits too far down the highway of crazy. 

Today was day two of the discussion and each student needed to bring a theme with three specific story examples.  Every single student found a great one and a fantastic chat ensued.  There was shouting out, helping, arguments, and laughter--I could not be more proud.

Normally, I am exhausted by Thursday afternoon and my creative gauge is empty, but today I came home ready to play.  I raced in to the Couture Cardstock blog to check out the challenge of the day.  Are y'all playing along?  Today’s Challenge: Use a butterfly or other bug somewhere on your project!  Excellent!  I have lots of little critters waiting to be scrapped. 

Wanting to continue my theme this week of doubling up on challenges, I also headed over to Embellish Magazine Blog for the color challenge.  I have peeked at them over the past couple of months and love the pretty inspiration photos. 

I promised myself that this would be the week NO MATTER WHAT.  And then I clicked and found THOSE colors.  The ones that I struggle to use--yellow and peach.  Could I actually use yellow three days in one week?  Yes, I can!  I can do anything today!  And I have plenty of items in these colors since I rarely use them.  Bonus. 

The second part of the challenge is to use border punches.  I have been obsessed with these lately.  I have 4 that I use on almost every layout lately.  LOVE.  I decided to layer three borders and then run them through the Cuttlebug with a Spellbinders die to make this fun flower.  I am going to try this technique again, for sure.

Sweet.  Supplies: Cardstock: Couture Cardstock, Paper: My Mind's Eye, Die Cut:  My Mind's Eye, Butterfly: Cosmo Cricket, Pearls: Kaisercraft, Bling: Heidi Swap, Punch: Fiskars, Die: Spellbinders, Tool: Cuttlebug.

A good day all around!  I hope yours was every bit as fantastic!  Smooches!


  1. Wow, this is so fun and happy!! I just love how you made the flower! I'm so glad you played along with us!

  2. Love your take on the challenge! The border punch flower is utterly lovely and inspiring!! Good luck!!

  3. I figured I'd come and say hi! The minute I saw your name on my blog I knew it was you.. I see that you are well and that things are going well for you and your family that is wonderful! Your cards are beautiful {struggle for me still!}!

    Glad that things are still moving in your world. I think of you often. I'm not sure what happened other than I left SS and didn't talk to you much after that. I do come and peek on the site a lot though! :)

    Do take care Dora!

  4. Are you kidding me with the "border flower". BRILLIANT! I loooove it. So glad you did play along!

    I have never read "A Rose for Emily" but now I want to. lol.

  5. Absolutely cheerful card! Great Job!!

  6. I love this! Your card is Super cute!! Thanks for playing along with us at Embellish!

  7. Such a pretty card! and that flower made with borders... is fantastic! Thank you for participating in the Embellish Color Challenge!.


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