Saturday, May 28, 2011

"Mom! You made a card again!"

How about that? The school year is winding down, test scores are in, lesson plans are sketchy but managed, and I finally, finally have time to craft! My soon-to-be-a-seventh-grader (are you kidding me?!)  son saw me photographing for today's post and was surprisingly pleased for me.

I do love papercrafting, but I'm also a big fan of paying the mortgage, and the two just don't seem to work together. When I scrap and make cards during the school year, it feels like work. I've learned to relegate it to the summer months when I can genuinely enjoy it.

Which is why the challenge at Flutter by Wednesdays looked like a great place to start my summer crafting. This week's challenge was to create a CAS card using a fairy of butterfly image. Ahhh here's a chance to get the wheels turning again without going too crazy.

This also flies (No more bad puns!) for the challenges at
The Play Date Cafe - It's color splash week! My favorite! This time it's add a splash of green.
Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge - Gave me a sketch from which to work. It's adapted a little. check out this challenge blog; their sketches are easy and oh-so-cute!

To better match the sketch challenge, I tried inking up the embossing folder with black, hoping that I could make the notes pop. Fail. It kind of turned out in reverse, but just didn't work with the card.

The recipe:
The flutterby is from Unity, the sentiment is Verve's stamp of the month (for another couple of days), the ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon, and cardstock from my long-neglected stash. Sentiment was cut out with a Nestie, and the music embossing is from a CB folder.

Thank you sooo much for stopping by today! Enjoy your holiday weekend!


  1. Love that butterfly Elizabeth! Looks fab backed with that green trim. Thanks for playing along at the Play Date Cafe :)

  2. Love the splash of green lace behind the butterfly!

  3. I love the placement of your images. This is truly a wonderful design!

  4. LOVE the way your greens and blacks just POP on that fantastic, embossed, white background! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

  5. LOVE that green lace! FAB embossing!! Great card--Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the PDCC and joining in the FUN!

  6. A truly adorable card and it's so very creative.