Frugal Scrapper Extraordinaire:)

For those of you who have been following my blog, THANK YOU, I'm still here and as FRUGAL as ever. I'm just expanding my blog title to further reflect my "altered" muse. I'm still the same (sometimes goofy) FRUGAL SCRAPPER that I've always been and will continue to focus on FRUGAL papercrafting projects:)

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Beautiful Card:)

I went to Michael's the other day with my very good friend, Karen, and she TOTALLY enabled me!  They had some pretty cool stuff on sale, and part if what I picked up was some butterflies on a who knows what I was planning to do with them, BUT they were cute...they were 40% off...AND they were cute {hee hee}.

Anyway, then I came home and decided it was time to start playin' with my February TNT (Tips 'n Techniques) kit since our next meeting is only a week away.  I just LOVE the papers that were part of this month's kit.

Since I forgot to take a picture of my kit before I started chopping it up, I grabbed it from over at the TNT Blog.

Jacquie, our fearless TNT leader always does such a GREAT job with these kits.  She's really outdone herself this month, too.

Our main "challenge" (see, there I go again...using MY word of the YEAR...CHALLENGE)...was to use altered stick pins on our projects.  If you follow my blog regularly, you know that I've been really goin' to town on these VERY cute embellies:)

Well my card is no exception.  Here is my take on this bonus?...I got to use one of the butterflies I just bought!  Whoo hoo!

Notice the antenna's on the butterfly?  I pulled out the boring antenna's that came on the butterfly and replaced them with my own version of altered stick pins.   The papers in this project are all from the kit.

I used:

Graphic 45 Once Upon a Springtime Collection - Pixie Post
My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Market Street "Happy Birthday" Tapestry Paper
Quick Quotes Instant Journaling - touch your heart & make you smile rub-ons
Bazzill Card Stock
Tim Holtz Distress Inks Wild Honey
Tim Holtz Stickles Gold
Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks Sunset Orange

I also used one of my new butterflies, and OLD flower from my stash, some stick pins and beads, and some lace from my stash.  I finished it off with the stickles and then added a few clear crystals that I colored with the alcohol ink.

Here is a close-up of the butterfly:



Melody said...

Just beautiful!! I love the butterfly and how you tore the paper.

Teresa Jaye said...

This is beautiful, Lori. I love what you did with the stick pins and I love the little fairy too!

Gloria Stengel said...

This was even better in person! I am so happy to see you back at TNT! I missed your work and your talent! Hugs.