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Stampin up butterfly prints mojo monday

Inspiration is everywhere and sometimes where you least expect it.  My daughter and I recently flew to northern WI for a "Women in the Woods" retreat for the women in my family.  The Coca Cola napkin (below) was delivered by the flight attendant with my apple juice and generous bag of 10 peanuts (LOL). 

Stampin up mojo monday 148 butterfly prints

The colors (including the new In Color Poppy Parade–the bright, clear red I was hoping for) and clean graphic
style were translated into today's Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge (MOJO148).



  • Stampin up butterfly prints rhinestone jewels Bling, bling . . . . the new Rhinestone Jewels from Stampin' Up! add a sparkling accent.  There's good reason that they made My Gotta Have It List for new catalog products.
  • Isn't that patterned butterfly hip?  It's from Butterfly Prints (also in the new catalog) and coordinates perfectly with the Stampin' Up! Butterfly Punch.
  • Elegant Lines Textured Impressions Embossing Folder splashes up the Whisper White squares.  What is it about embossed white that looks so smashing?
  • Card size 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".  Circles (largest to smallest) in diameter:  4", 3 3/4", 2 1/2", 2 1/4".  I love how the Circle Scissor Plus gives me the freedom to create the exact size I need.  Here are helpful tips on using the Circle Scissor Plus.

STAY TUNED ALL WEEK for more inspiration samples using products from the new catalog.  I'm having a total lovefest creating with them!  Here's the link to all my samples featuring cool, stuff from the Stampin' Up! 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalog!

Black signature ivory


Butterfly prints stampin pretty Stamp Set:  Butterfly Prints (Wood-Mount 121049, Clear-Mount 120738)
Paper:  Sunny Garden Designer Series (119831), Whisper White (100730), Basic Gray (121044)
Ink:  Poppy Parade (119782), Stampin' Write Markers:  Poppy Parade (Assorted In Colors, 119801), Basic Gray (120966)
Cool Tools:  Butterfly Punch Extra Large (119848), 1 1/4" Square Large Punch (119865), 1 3/8" Square Extra Large Punch (119877), Circle Scissor Plus (112530), Glass Mat (112531), Big Shot Die-Cut Machine (113439), Elegant Lines Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (119277)
The Perfect Touch:  Basic Rhinestone Jewels (119246), Poppy Parade 1/2" Stitched-Poly Ribbon (119263)


  1. oh I love this!!! How on earth do you do it thru inspiration photos… thats so hard for me. I see nothing in them at all. I’m glad you do!!! Hugs,

  2. Ooops, the comment above is from me, not Pals Paper Arts. I don’t know why this happens sometimes. Sorry about that.

  3. Love, love, love your card…and where you got your inspiration from! So much fun! TFS! Have a terrific time at Convention. I’ll be thinking of all of you!

  4. Poppy Parade was the perfect color choice! Beautiful card!! Have a great time at convention!!! Wish I could be with you guys!!

  5. I love your inspiration, Mary! So COOL!

  6. This is so beautiful! Love it!

  7. Love this card! Great color combo!

  8. What a beautiful card! The embossed white is gorgeous!!

  9. Love the translation from the napkin to the card! Poppy Parade is definitely a beautiful color!

  10. So pretty Mary!! Love it.

  11. Mary – I just love this card! I love butterflies and can’t wait to use this set! I too like the new Poppy Parade color. (I am also a Coke drinker – 30+)

  12. JoAnn Burnham

    Very pretty and great take on the sketch. TFS

  13. Beautiful Beautiful card! Elegant and pretty!

  14. There’s that BUTTERFLY again! I love it. I’m going to do it. I’m making a list and that butterfly is at the top.
    As always, a truly original take on the design. Your mojo never sleeps, does it?

  15. Barbara Chatzkel

    Mary — great color combination. Have a great time at Convention and say hi to all the Pals who are there. I’ll be there in 2011!!

  16. I have a cabin in Northern Wisconsin! A great place to find inspiration, even if it’s on the way there. Beautiful card.

  17. Wow..such a beautiful card! I love the layout for today’s challenge and the colors you chose and stamps are really great. So glad I foiund your blog!

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