Saturday, July 23, 2016

Butterfly Striped Love You...Guest Designer Just Us Girls Challenge #353~Photo Inspiration, Simon Says Wednesday Challenge~Things with Wings

Hello,

I’m thrilled to be, once again, joining the Just Us Girls team as their July Guest Designer.  This week, Just Us Girl #353~PhotoWeek invites us to draw inspiration from this dapper, handsome image.  Manly marvelous, right?


My stash doesn’t really offer an abundance of guy-themed images (well, I do have little dinos, but they were a no-go for this event), so I adapted….


Yes…a shaker, with a Concord and Ninth butterfly and sentiment (and my 'watercolour' strip stamp). This may not necessarily be 100% ‘guy’ but…close enough.  My husband liked it, and though he would never confess, in public, to liking shakers, he gives them a good rattle when he thinks I’m not within sound or view.  He’s been caught on a couple occasions, with the excuse of ‘just seeing if everything is in working order’.  Too funny…

To all my wonderful friends, I truly do love you!  Lots!! 

Once again, THANK YOU to the amazing Just Us Girls team for this fourth outing with you! So. Much. Fun!

Hope you'll play along in this photo challenge!  So many possibilities...

Also sharing at:


Simon Says Wednesday Challenge~Things with Wings


Thank you for spending part of your day with me; your visit brings me joy!




31 comments:

My Crafty Place - Sharyn Polesel said...

Beautiful background and I can't resist giving shakers a little shake too! Lovely card!

Aileen Ryan said...

Wonderful card, everyone loves shaker cards and your background paper makes it a male card. Look great I love that butterfly.

Jeanne said...

This is very cool, Carol. I love that you made a shaker and smiled when I read of your husband's checking to be sure it worked quality check. :D The colors in the background are very striking and what a lovely butterfly. Fabulous work! hugs.

Happy Dance said...

Well, congrats my friend, on your GD spot at JUGs!! There's something special about a shaker card, don't you think?! (and I think your DH would agree too, lol!) Those stripes are marvelous, and that butterfly is sweet and so YOU! Did you stamp those stripes, or is it dp? Wonderful card Miss C., and I just love it. Have a wonderful weekend! Bev

Lisa Kind said...

I love the background you created and the butterfly shaker is beautiful! Lovely take on the photo!

*Vicki* said...

Such a gorgeous design Carol!! I just love your striped colorful background and it's a shaker butterfly too?!! Brilliant done my friend!! Enjoy your weekend! :) HUGS

Chris Dring said...

Your hubby is just like mine in regards to sneaking a shake of a shaker card when he thinks I'm not listening or around! LOL! This card is gorgeous! Love how you used the ombre background as your basis!

Vicki Dutcher said...

So fun how you turned this into a shaker card! It looks fabulous with the pretty bfly cut out~

Patti said...

Getting a card from you would put a smile on anyone's face but this is a great masculine card! Loving the background you created for this super pretty die! and a shaker too? I say A++ teacher friend : )

Patti

Barbara said...

Love how you were inspired by the photo. And then you made it a shaker card too. Just grand!

Marisa said...

Love how you picked up on the ribbons of colour! And how fun to turn it into a shaker card too! Fabulously done.

Carole said...

Lovely shaker card...and I do like that background stamp!

Pam said...

Fabulous card! Is that background a stamp? I guess you need to enable me again, my friend. I love how you've made this into a shaker. It's lovely & I'd be shaking it, too!

Brenda said...

Love your card Carol! I think masculine cards are hard to make. But I think you have created a pretty masculine card with the background stripes and that fabulous butterfly! I love too that you made it into a shaker card. That is to funny about your hubby getting caught shaking some of the cards. lol Shakers are fun and no one can resist shaking them!!! Not even your hubby Carol. lol Hugs, Brenda

Nancy said...

Really love how you did your background for this photo challenge Carol! Sensational card!

Barb Ghig said...

Your hubby sounds like a character :) I love your color combo on the stripes and your butterfly shaker is stunning! Another beautiful card, Carol!

Shelly said...

This is awesome, Carol!

Judy Woodland said...

Yet again an amazing card that speaks to the challenge perfectly. I LOVE this so much, from that striped background to the beautiful butterfly that works wonderfully with the shaker style. This is just beautiful!!

Ina G said...

Superb card Carol. I am in awe of this beauty. Love the shaker the background colours - a perfect match for the inspiration photo and THAT BUTTERFLY is TOPS!Love the shaker idea. So glad you are sharing your talent with us at JUGS this month.

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Fantastic! I love the direction you took with this challenge. Love the shaker with the butterfly and that watercolor strip stamp is awesome! So glad you are Guest Designing with us this month at JUGS!

Petra Swart said...

So clever to go with a butterfly shaker, Carol!!! Love how you've done the colours!!! So beautiful!!!!
Hugz

Mac Mable said...

Fabulous guy card to me. Great background and so clever..thank you for the inspiration and congratulations on being the Guest designer x

Jeanne J. said...

Love your stamping and swoon! A shaker!!

Jingle said...

Great background! Very nice! Thanks so much for playing along with our Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Fabulous shaker! And who needs golf anyhow...Love that delicate butterfly - hopefully won't get smashed by a golf ball ;(

Kim Heggins said...

Amazing shaker card Carol...love that wonderful background and delicate butterfly!

Geri said...

This is soooooo cool! I honestly don't think I have seen a butterfly shaker card before - no wonder Andy had fun with it! Cool colors - love that watercolor strip stamp!

Marlena M. said...

I love this Carol!

Charlene said...

So perfect!!! What's the striped BG stamp? I love the overall design and I had to have that butterfly when it 1st came out, adorable!!!

Greta said...

Pretty background & love how you used the butterfly die for your shaker, Carol!

Bobby said...

This will tell you how far behind I am in commenting, Carol. Your watercolor strip stamp was perfect for the background of your wonderful butterfly shaker. So cute that your husband sneaks a shake now and then.