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Guest Designer Sunday with Gladys Marcelino

Hello! Today we are excited to have another INCREDIBLE post with our Guest Designer this month: Gladys Marcelino ! We're so sad July is almost over and we'll have to bid her adieu!! But before we get TOO sad, let's check out this last project!! Awesome!! ____________________________________________ Hello everyone! I'm back again and I would like to share with you my second card as a guest designer on the BRI blog. I used the Lawn Fawn Fairy Friends stamp set for the first time. I've had this set for awhile and I'm not sure why it took me sooo long to ink it up. These fairies are so adorable!  LF is coming out with another set called Frosty Friends for their Fall release and they're definitely going to be as popular!! For my card I used the sunflower and two fairies.  Thi s card was not hard to put together at all because there was not that many pieces. I envisioned the fairies having fun playing in the flower field.  I stamped the

DT Open Call for September-December Term

Hi, everyone! I hope you're all enjoying the summer. My daughter celebrated her 6th birthday a week ago so we had a pool party for her last weekend. The kids have really been enjoying the pool for sure and both are now swimming. Avery is a little fish and can swim the length of the pool underwater and we haven't done swim lessons or anything. Andrew can flip into the pool and is starting to want to do tricks on his bike. Fun, fun! We went camping a couple of weekends ago and have another camping trip coming up. The kids also went to day camp for a week this month and will go again one week in August. It's helping the time go by a little quicker and giving me a little sanity. ;) We're trying to hit a water park before summer's end and perhaps take a mini road trip down to RI/CT to visit their zoo and aquarium. That's a little update on my end and hope all of you and your families are well. Now onto why I'm here! It's that time again and ALREADY! I th

Bible Journaling w/ The Greeting Farm

Hello, everyone! It is Jessi from Kissin' Krafts ! I am excited to be back on the Butterfly Reflections, Ink blog , today! I have joined the Bible Journaling community a few months ago. So when I saw that BRI carried the faith-based stamp sets from The Greeting Farm, I knew I had to get to work! For today's page, I choose the adorable  Trust in the Lord stamp set .  I stamped the angel image in the center of the column. The image is colored in using Neocolors and ZIG Clean Color markers. The phrases were stamped in black ink. The inside of the 'Lord' image is also colored in with Neocolors. I used a variety of blues and greens to create the scene around the angel. Water was used to blend the colors together. If you would like to see the  Trust in the Lord stamp set and the other The Greeting Farm sets, check out this SECTION in the BRI store. Thank you for stopping by today! Jessi Supplies from BRI Store: The Greeting Farm - Trust in

Set of Thank You Cards

Hi friends!  It's Lorraine ( Created by Lorraine ) and I'm back from my trip home to Cali for my brother's wedding.  It was so fun and so full of love.  Im feeling so much gratitude for having such an awesome family, which continues to grow.  To express my gratitude, I made a set of thank you cards. Here's the first: For each of the cards, I used Avery Elle's Banner and Wreath stamp set and coordinating dies .  On this card, I stamped images, colored them with Copic markers, and die cut them.  Then I stamped some of the flower images directly onto the card base and colored them with Copics.  Lastly, I adhered the die-cut images -- some with glue and some with foam tape -- to get a multi-dimensional and layered look.  A close up: Here's the second card, using the same technique: And the third card, where I simply adhered die-cut images to a woodgrain card base. All together now, the complete card set. Thank you so much for taking a

Spotlight Coloring with Lawn Fawn!

Hello again, Butterfly Ink-ers!   Kimberly here to share a card using some more Lawn Fawn goodness!   I can't get enough of Lawn Fawn's cute stamps.  Did you know you can pre-order the new release over at the BRI store ?   Pre-orders are open until tomorrow, July 28th!  I did some damage, let me tell ya!   Lol! SUPPLIES Lawn Fawn - Color My World Stamp Set Lawn Fawn - Chirpy Chirp Chirp Stamp Set Pebbles - Fun in the Sun 6x6 Paper Pad Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen - Clear Versamark Ink Ranger - Clear Embossing Powder Copic Marker s Fun Foam I wanted to do some spotlight coloring with the super cute Color My World Stamp set, so I began by tracing a heart shape onto my cardstock lightly with pencil.   I stamped the crayon from Color My World and the paintbrush and heart from Chirpy Chirp Chirp all over my cardstock, being sure to stamp all along the edge of my traced heart so as to keep the shape recognizable.  Once I was finished stamping, I cut out the

According to my calculations...

Hi Everyone! It's Karin from  PeppermintPatty's Papercraft , here to share some inspiration. For today's card I've played with some cool products from MFT. Masculine cards can be tricky sometimes but with this cool office set you'll easily create a whole bunch of masculine cards for different occasions. Here's a fast and easy design: The images are colored with copic markers and the calculator adhered with foam adhesive to create a bit of dimension to an otherwise very flat, clean and simple card. Supplies: Stamps: My Favorite Things:  Get Down to business Dies: My Favorite Things: Get down to business Paper: MFT:  Off the grid  and  Farm Fresch Gingham Electric red cardstock MFT Ink: Tuxedo Black ink Tools: x-press blending card Adhesives: Foam Adhesive Dot Gluetape Glossy Accent Coloring Mediums: Copic Markers Pop over to the store to find the products I've used for this card;  Butterfly Reflections Ink Have a

You're engaged! A little shaped card feat. Lawn Fawn!

Hi everyone!  It's franci ( fridayfinally ) here today to show you a cute mini card feat: Lawn Fawn ! So.. let's celebrate... love!  I looove mini cards, i looove Lawn Fawn stamps and i looove cute and whimsical scene.. sooo.. i'm pretty excited for my project today! It just makes me giggle! How cute?!  I decided to create a little shaped card just because i wanna stamp and color this happy scene.. i'll keep it with my cards until one of my friends will celebrate her engagement on summer! ihih!  First of all i stamped ( with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink ) my snowball on a piece of white cardstock and then i filled it to buid my scene. I stamped the diamond ring, those little fishes, the bubbles, the corals, the sand.. ( I also have to use some masking paper! ). I colored all with my copics and i added some details with a white gelly roll pen . I die cut the snowball with its coordinated die, you can

Beautiful Flowers...

...can solve a multitude of problems. And even if that's not true, beautiful flowers sure can't hurt anything!  Hi friends! Emily Midgett back on the BRI blog once again with a pair of cards full of flowery goodness! I've been playing along with #thedailymarker30day over on Instagram (I'm @eamidgett if you'd like to follow along!), and I watercolored this first panel last week: I simply stamped Avery Elle's Floral Frame onto some Canson Montval watercolor paper using my handy-dandy Mini Misti and heat embossed using Ranger White Satin pearl embossing powder. I colored the gorgeous flowers using an array of purple and teal-y green Zig Clean Color markers, blending and adding shadows with a wet paintbrush. The greeting is from Concord and 9th's Beautiful Words stamp set and Wonderful Words dies, stamped with Altenew's Shades of Purple mini ink pads. The die cut sentiment was die cut twice from regular card stock and once from shimmery silve

Gettin Dirty

Hey ya'll I am so excited to share this layout with you all today! So go ahead and sip on that morning coffee and a sweet treat and come along for this fun scrapbooking layout! So my son is into anything that goes fast these day's and this mama isn't so much, but I want to support my kids and what makes them happy. So I snap this picture of my son practicing his balance on his dirt bike. This picture really does make me so proud. So lets take a look at what I came up with! I just feel like everything I feel about this picture came out perfect in my design of the layout. I used  Fancy Pants Happy Place 6x6 paper pad  for the right and left side of the layout. I just cut the papers in strips and then layered them on top of one another. For the title I used the alphabet and number pack that I had already in my stash. The title is actually the noise of the dirt bike. It's a popular hashtag so I'm told.  and finally how bout this background! YES! I really n

Hello, Beautiful Girl!

Hello fellow crafters!  It’s Lorraine (from Created by Lorraine) here to share a clean and simple card I made using the Beautiful Girl stamp set from My Favorite Things . The little ballerina is as sweet as can be!  To make this card, I first stamped the dancer using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I then colored the image using Copic markers and fussy cut it out.  I masked off the top and bottom parts of the card base to lightly blend on some Squeezed Lemonade distress ink.  I then masked off angles within that area to blend in more ink, to make the spotlights for the dancer.  After peeling off the masks, I stamped the sentiment with Versamark Onyx Black ink.  Lastly, I adhered the dancer onto the card base using foam adhesive. And there you have it!  Thank you for taking a look!

Owl Always Love You!

Hi Butterfly Ink-ers!   Kimberly here today to share a sweet card made using stamps from Lawn Fawn.   I made this for my daughter, who has been having a rough time lately - two oral surgeries and lots of pain and tears over the last week at my I thought I'd make a card to let her know how much I love her!! SUPPLIES Lawn Fawn - Mom & Me Stamp Set MFT - Watercolor Wash 6x6 Paper Pad Lawn Fawn - Perfectly Plaid 6x6 Paper Pad Lawn Fawn - Stitched Rectangle Dies Lawn Fawn - Simple Puffy Clouds Dies Lawn Fawn - Grassy Border Die MFT Hybrid Ink -  Milk Chocolate Nuvo Drops - Dark Walnut Copic Markers  Circle Punch I began creating my scene by die cutting the grassy border from a green shade of paper included in the Watercolor Wash paper pad.   I adhered it to some blue paper from the same paper pad (what a perfect sky background!!) and then die cut the panel out using the Stitched Rectangle dies.  I added some clouds to the sky, along with


Hi Everyone! It's Karin from  PeppermintPatty's Papercraft , here to share some inspiration. Today's card is one I  made for my sweet niece Emelie's 13th birthday next week. I wanted to make it sweet but a little cool too (-: This is how I make a much taller panel for my card than the die actually cuts. I simply cut halfway first, remove it from the diecutting machine and then move the die as far down as I need it to go and cut it from the other end. I stop where I see that my last cut ends. Supplies: Stamps: MFT :  Beary sweet Birthday Dies: My Favorite Things  Smart phone Stitched mini scallop rectangle stax Paper: MFT;  Stripes Neutral Cardstock MFT Ink: Tuxedo Black ink Rangers Distress Ink Tools: x-press blending card Stamping mask paper Adhesives: Foam Adhesive Dot Gluetape Coloring Mediums: Copic Markers Watercolors Pop over to the store to find the products I've used for this card;  Butterfly Reflections Ink

You are one in a.. melon!

Hi there and happy happy super happy monday!  Franci ( fridayfinally ) here today to show you a fun and .. happy card feat. Lawn Fawn !!  Here's it.. I loooove this little guy!! It's adorable! :)  First i die cut two stitched rectangles , then i stamped ( with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink ) all my watermelons just here and there on the bigger one and my little yeti and another watermelon on the top of the smaller one. I colored all my images with copics and i added some white dots on the little yeti cheecks with a white jelly roll pen . I used lots of the tiny little letters from the Milo's abc stamp set by Lawn Fawn to create my own sentiment and i stamped at the bottom of the small rectangle. To finish the card i added some twine and i glue my little panel on my background. Hope you like it, a super simple but fun card! :) Thank you so much for stopping by and see you next monday! :) Have a lovely week!  franci :)

Guest Designer Sunday with Gladys Marcelino

Hello and happy Sunday to you! Today we are so excited to introduce to you our July Guest Designer: Gladys Marcelino ! This talented lady always makes the CUTEST cards with the best coloring!!! I love her sweet style!! __________________________________________ Hi Everyone! This is Gladys (instagram:crafty_m0chi) from Honolulu, Hawaii but recently moved to the east coast due to my husband's job transfer. We definitely miss Hawaii but both our families live there so it is comforting to know we will always have a place to stay when we visit. We have two kids 1 boy and 1 girl (ages 5 and 2). They are very active, smart, loving kids and they always keep me on my toes. We also have a fur baby, a dog named Molly who has been with us for almost 10 years now. We love having her around and we hope to have her with us for many more years. I have a full time and part time job so crafting is definitely my happy place from a busy hectic life.  I have been crafting for a few years

Love the Game Layout

Good morning and happy Saturday! Samantha here and I'm sharing a little layout with you today! I won't go into too much detail on how I actually created the layout, because I'm taking this AMAZING class , and the details are all there! Ha! :) But I will talk about the AWESOME products and story of this layout! Win!! :) I decided to go with a navy and yellow color combo, because I am totally CRUSHING on navy lately! It goes with everything! I just love it! So I tinted some of my embossing paste with some paint to get the yellows in the stars through the stencil !  Then I added some texture by using Chipboard Stickers and Ephemera from the Shimelle Starshine Collection ! The title was created with the navy Thickers ! I added some texture to the layout by stitching one some onf my elements - LOVE that! Then, I used some rubons from the Amy Tangerine Stitched collection to a

Smitten & Cute

Hello Everyone and Happy FRIYAY!! I am back with another layout! This time I am working with the Pink Paisley C'est La Vie Collection. Oh LA LA! This collection really reminds me of something elegant, pretty, and sophisticated. So that's what I went for in this layout. I wanted something simple but pretty.  I love these flowers and the cluster that's going on, on in the upper left corner. I also love the  Gold Foil Jumbo Stickers  that go along with this collection. I used the  Amy Tangerine Rise and Shine Foam Stickers  for a title. This Me + You heart is perfect for my layout. These  Puffy Stickers  are the prettiest puffy stickers and are so fun to work with. I also used some of Maggie Holmes butterflies. I had those laying on my desk forever and they went well with the layout.    So that pretty much wraps up my layout for this week and be looking out for a process video over on my YouTube channel! See you all next week!!                              

Super Special Amazing Day

Hi Butterfly Reflections Ink friends!  It's Lorraine here ( Created by Lorraine ) joining you from California, where my brother will be getting married in a couple days!  Woo hoo!  Family and friends are traveling in from all over to be part of a special day.  To celebrate the lovely couple, I made this... This card uses the Amazing  and Modern Modern Mini Blooms  stamp sets from My Favorite Things, as well as the MFT Doubly Amazing  dies.  To make it, I first die cut and glued together the Amazing word die.  Then I stamped the sentiment.  Next, I stamped most of the leaves and flowers directly onto the card base.  I stamped a couple roses on a separate piece of card stock and fussy cut them out.  Lastly, I adhered the amazing die-cut onto the card base with glue, adhered the rose cut-outs with foam tape, and glued on some sequins.  And, there you have it! Best wishes to my brother and my new sister in law.  Wishing you a super special amazing day...and lifetime together:)

Absolutely Fabulous Rose Gold Embossing Paste!

Happy Hump Day!   Kimberly here, and today I have a card to share that uses no, zero, nada!    Now let me tell you.....that is a rare thing in my craft room, lol!!  SUPPLIES Bo Bunny Rose Gold Glitter Paste MFT Chunky Herringbone Stencil  MFT Die-Namics - Absolutely Fabulous  Glossy Accents  I started with a piece of black cardstock and spread the Rose Gold Glitter Paste over top of the stencil.   The glitter adds such a wow factor when used on dark cardstock!!   I tried it out on white as well and it's equally amazing.   Since the background was so fabulous (ha ha!!), I wanted to keep the rest of the card simple, so I die cut the 'Absolutely' from raspberry cardstock and after adding some Glossy Accents to the letters, I mounted it to a black strip and adhered it to the center of my card.  To make the 'fabulous' word die stand out, I die cut it from both black and white cardstock and offset it just a touch for a nice shad

Just keep swimming!

Hi Everyone! It's Karin from  PeppermintPatty's Papercraft , here to share some inspiration. For today's card I've played with some new favorites I just got in the mail from BRI - such superfast delivery even for me who is on the other side of the pond! I just had to have these wonderful layering stamps from Hero Arts. Have you tried them yet? They are so much fun to play with and you get a beautiful result both fast and easy! I simply inked my bg with distressink and when it was dry I stamped the weed and bubbles. I added glossy accent to the bubbles for a bit of dimension. The fish are simply stamped and fuzzy cut. I used MFT ink which worked out well I think. Supplies: Stamps: Hero Arts Goldfish Dies: My Favorite Things Stitched rectangles Ink: Tuxedo Black ink Rangers Distress Ink MFT Hybrid Inks Tools: x-press blending card Blending tool Stamping mask paper Adhesives: Foam Adhesive Dot Gluetape Glossy Accent Pop over to

You're Dog-awesome!

Hello there! I's franci ( fridayfinally ) here today to show you a cute interactive card feat. Avery Elle !! Here's it.. I looove it!! This cute little dog is soo pretty and sweet moving to his bowl and bones!  I first die cut a stitched rectangle and a little heart out of some red cardstock, and a wonky stitched rectangle out of some white cardstock. I stamped all my images from the set " Furry Friends " with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink , i colored them with copics and i fussy cut them ( you can also use their coordinated dies to have a perfectly die cut image). I also added some white details with a white gelly roll pen . Then i started coloring my background, i used Tumbled Glass distress ink for the sky and some Shabby Shutters distress ink for the grass ( i also colored an additional strip of cardstock to create the grass that is showing through the die cut line!) . I use the Slide on over dies by lawn Fawn to make my

Into the Blue - Sharna W.

Hello everyone! So excited to be back sharing a card with you today. I just can't get enough of these two Lawn Fawn sets can you? Supplies: Slide On Over lawn cuts - Lawn Fawn Fairy Friends stamp set - Lawn Fawn Scripty Smile lawn cute - Lawn Fawn Mermaid Lagoon distress ink - Ranger Cracked Pistachio distress ink - Ranger

Smile - It Looks Good on You

Hello! Good morning, Rubeena here with a cheerful card for you! The past few months, I've had a lot of fun using watercolors so it's no surprise I used it for today's card :) I started off by stamping the daisies from one of the recent Altenew releases: Spring Daisy . I stamped it with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with gold embossing powder . I fussy cut them and added loose watercolors.   For the background, I used a striped black and white pattern paper Let's Polka in the Meadow and trimmed it down to size A2 (4.25" x 5.5") and added it to my white cardbase. I die-cut watercolor paper with the frame die from MFT Stamps' Die-namics Blueprints #27 . I added blue watercolors and then splattered with gold watercolors from Gansai Tambi Starry Colors (sooo pretty!). Once it was dry, I glued it over the pattern paper.   Separately, I stamped the smile outline word from Halftone Smile with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with gold embossi