Saturday, June 9, 2012

Market Street Block Party!

I just got some new toys/stamps from Market Stamps and was eager to "test them out". Then I saw that Market Street is having a Block Party, so I had to join the fun, of course!
You can see the Block Party details here
The stamp set I used are this background stamp called Honeycomb (yup, they are hexagons! Lots and lots of them!) and Believing Butterfly.
 the sentiment (embossed with my new green embossing powder) says:
" Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk
curiosity.wonder.
spontaneous delight.
or any experience
that reveals
 The Human Spirit.
e.e. Cummings"
believe
Hope you are having a great weekend. I am VERY excited about a special feature on Monday! Please come back to visit! I will be giving away a NEW set of Believing Butterfly ( yup, I ordered one extra set for my most wonderful followers/readers--one of you get to have it!).
Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

42 comments:

joy said...

Oh, Virginia! I LOVE this sweet card. And, that sentiment is so wonderful. Love e.e.cummings!

Lindsey said...

Fabulous card! The hexagon bg looks amazing. And I'll just mention here that I _really_ like butterfly stamps. :D

onecraftymama said...

oh my, how have I not seen Believing Butterfly before??? Love that quote (and ee cummings!) and the butterfly. You can never have too many butterfly stamps :)

Laura B. said...

Love that big bold hexagon with those gorgeous butterflies! Cant' wait to see your post on Monday:)

Barb said...

This is so pretty, V! Love the design and the fabulous butterflies! I'm lookin' forward to Monday! :)

Anita Rex said...

Love Love your card Virginia! :> So very pretty and so love that sentiment! BEYOND excited for Monday!

Sue McRae said...

This is such a great design! Love the inking of the background and that sentiment is wonderful!

Julie Day said...

Love what you did with these sets Virginia! Perfect combination :) There are so many wonderful ideas on your blog, some days I wish I could quit my job and spend all my time on blogs to see all the wonderful things people create! Love, love, love the previous post with the layout! :)

Susan F. said...

I love the butterflies. The detailing makes them look realistic. The background makes me think of a honeycomb or chicken wire. You could do so many things with that effect.

Cindy C. said...

Such a fabulous switch up, you put butterflies on the honeycomb (instead of bees)!

Kerry said...

I love it! e e cummings was the first poet we read in high school and has always been one of my favorites. I'll put that on my wishlist.

I love the colors you chose here. The green is a great one in particular. :)

Diane said...

This is a beautiful card, and wonderful submission to the Block Party. I love that butterfly stamp and it's been on my wishlist...trouble is, I want them all! I found you through the block party and am so excited to visit your blog and see all your wonderful creations. Following you now...Nice to "meet" you!

Donna Bowman said...

Beautiful card Virginia! I love the big hexagon and the butterflies are stunning!

sideoats + scribbles said...

Love love love this Virginia!! I have been on a real hexagon kick lately -- your card makes me happy! :)

Samantha Casey said...

This card is gorgeous! I love the how overall look of it. You did a wonderful job!
-Sam

Jennifer said...

Virginia -- this is really gorgeous! I love that quote -- how powerful!! There is so much to love about this card -- Really, really great! :)

Vic Lau said...

I love your card and your recurring use of hexagons :) The patterned paper showing the honeycomb paired the background stamp are perfect together and the butterflies add the extra touch.

Happy Sunday to you too!

stamplover2011 said...

Beautiful card!! Love how the bg shimmers! Cute butterflies too!!

Isha said...

Gorgeous card Virginia. Looking forward to Monday:)

Lynn said...

Wow! Love that gorgeous sentiment and the gradient stamping on the hexagons is stunning!! Can't wait to see what your excitement is tomorrow Virginia!

TenSGal said...

Very beautiful!

Susan

Aileen said...

Lovely set of stamps and brill design. x

MarcyK924 said...

FABULOUS V!! I love the rustic look of the honeycomb with that beautiful sentiment! And the hexagon is a perfect focal point!

Sheila H said...

Lovely card! I'll certainly be back Monday :)

Cathy A said...

Wow Virginia, the way you have inked those hexagons make them look like shiny gold! Beautiful card.

Linda R said...

What a pretty card. Reminds me of summer..

Hugs~

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

love the way you did the background! Gorgeous!

Rachel W K said...

the sentiment stamp is just wonderful. i like your faded ink colors and the use of that fun patterned paper!
-Rachel w k
rwkrafts.blogspot.com

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Love the design of this, Virginia! You tested those Market Street stamps beautifully! Just love the color combo and mix of papers too!

Emily Keaton said...

This is just beautiful, Virginia! I adore all of those hexagons. Such a lovely composition!

Brenda said...

beautiful card! Love the multi-colored background stamping! Thanks so much for playing along at MSS!

Lalo said...

This is one beautiful card! Love how you did the background too! You're rocking the block party :)

Romaine said...

I love how you do backgrounds...I have been experimenting a wee bit lately! :0)

Kara Lynne said...

What a perfect blend of hexagons! I just kept looking at all those patterns and how well you used them. Great sentiment and butterflies, great colors too!

donna mikasa said...

Oh, so perfect pairing of the hexagon background with that butterfly stamp set! I love the sentiment, too. Pure perfection!

Karen said...

Love your card Virginia....

Jinny Newlin said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Virginia! LOVE the look of gold overlay and your play on the hexagons even with that butterfly frame! So pretty! Thanks for joining the MSS Block Party!

Angelica Suarez said...

Now THIS is cool! I love all the fun elements you put into this card and the placement of each. Fantastic card, Virginia! Always love seeing what you whip up with your MSS!! Thanks for playing along with this month's Block Party!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Virginia!!!!!!!! I LOVE it! I LOVE how you continue to amaze me! I love the colors and the design--love your inking and stamping! LOVE that I am gone for a week and you have 25 new posts--you are a ROCK STAR:) LOVE!

Stephanie Washburn said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL, Virginia! The way you stamped that honeycomb background is amazing- so pretty! So glad you joined our party this month! :)

Alice Wertz said...

this is gorgeous, V!!! love the honeycomb "window" and the colors are just wonderful! fab card!

Lisa Arana said...

Absolutely stunning.