Sunday, May 3, 2015

Stamp Review Crew: Butterfly Basics

Welcome to the latest edition of the Stamp Review Crew's Blog Hop!  This time we are showcasing the lovely Butterfly Basics stamp set.  We have a wonderful variety of projects to share!  We always have our blogs permanently linked so you can hop at any time.  You can also see the complete blog roll on our Stamp Review Crew website and while you are there check out some of our past hops.  There is a gold mine of creative ideas!

My project today is very simple.   In fact it is so simple I am almost embarrassed.  But there is a good reason!  Actually several good reasons!

You may have heard that Stampin' Up is retiring all My Digital Studio products including software and all digital downloads.  I am a HUGE MDS fan and I am so grateful for having been introduced to digital scrapbooking via My Digital Studio.   I use it for many things the most important of which is our family scrapbooks.  Each year I design one all-encompassing book of our family's activities and then print four copies.  One for my husband and I and one for each of our three children.

To me these scrapbooks are the crown jewels of my personal crafting.  I love reliving each memory as I work on these and delight in creating a lasting treasure for my children.

Now for the reason for my SIMPLE project!  My life was very hectic to say the least last year and I got very behind.  I am racing to complete our 2014 scrapbook.  Through the end of May all printing is 30% off and I am on a mission to finish this book!

The second reason is I wanted a simple layout so the pictures would be the main focus.   Butterfly Basics to the rescue!  These stamps added just the right touch of femininity yet look trendy in black and white.

Click on the photo to see the detail
This was incredibly fast!  Wish me luck in getting the rest of the book done as quickly!

Thank you for indulging me in my chatty post!  Now to continue on for more Butterfly Basics inspiration please click on the buttons below.  Both Jennifer and Debra have beautiful projects.  I admire how both these ladies add simple and artistic little touches to their projects that always surprise me!

Debra's Blog

Jennifer's Blog


  1. This is striking, Betty. I love the white on the dark CS and it's just the right amount of stamping…it's all about the photos! Good luck getting 2014 completed, Betty!

  2. First off, wow on your fantastic idea for a yearly family scrapbook! And on your quite lovely daughter :) You did a marvelous job on the pages, so so pretty!

  3. Wow! You've got some wonderful books I'm sure if they are even more than these two pages!

  4. Betty,
    The very best products are the ones we USE. Love your page and your practical goal to get it done. Both are inspiring!

  5. Very nice scrap book page! Your color palette beautifully emphasizes the photos. Nicely done!

  6. I love the black and white with your photos! This stamp set is great for accenting photos as you so beautifully demonstrated!

  7. Awesome layout Betty! Love the white on the black. Looks very striking! Love the that the Butterfly Basics images don't detract from the photos yet still give the layout that trendy/girly feel.

  8. I love the scrap layout, and can imagine using the Butterfly Basics stamp set myself. Keep up the good work, and get those books done!

  9. I applaud you for keeping up with the family albums. The layout for this page is just lovely.