Monday, August 29, 2011

Across the Miles

This card is going to a far away friend, in a far away place, along with a special package. (Don't peek Jenny!)  Today is my last day before starting back to work after a wonderful summer off.  If it weren't for Irene, I would be at work right now!  I guess I have to thank her for that at least...

For this creation, I used a combination of 3 challenges for inspiration, and I am really pleased with the results. My first inspiration was:
CAS-ual Fridays challenge this week is to : Use Stickers in your Clean And Simple design. rub-ons are fine too if you don't have stickers. This was no easy task for me at first. Stickers?  I don't use them on cards, only memory book pages.  You would crack up if you saw the monstrosity I created for my first try. Then I remembered that I had this gorgeous paper with coordinating stickers from Pink Paislee's Butterfly Garden Collection.  For my layout, I went with this week's wonderful sketch from the Clean & Simple blog : FTL155.
Finally, this week's Flutter By Wednesday #FBW168 is an open challenge! Anything goes as long as you have a butterfly, fairy or angel on your creation!!  My butterfly sticker creation certainly fits the bill there.  I love the way these three challenges inspired this creation.  I am grateful for all of the work that goes into these challenge blogs, and so inspired by the work I see.

Stamps - Pink Paislee Butterfly Garden Collection, PTI Everything Button Bits.
Ink - VersaMark, PTI Fresh Snow.
Paper - Kraft, Cajun Craze, White, Always Artichoke, Pink Paislee Butterfly Collection DP.
Accessories - Pink Paislee Butterfly Collection stickers, PTI Double-Ended Banners die, PTI Mehndi Medallion Impression Plate, white embossing powder.

Thank you for stopping in. Have a wonderful day!


Judy said...

This card is just beautiful. Have a wonderful first day back to work.

Lisa Elton said...

Oh so pretty Stephanie! Hope you didn't have much damage from Irene. Good luck on your 1st day back!

Jenny said...

Just gorgeous Stephanie...had to peek, can't type with my eyes shut!!! Very much look forward to seeing it in real life :)
What a great friend you are
Jenny x

Tenia Nelson said...

So so pretty!!!

Kryssi said...

WOW this is sooo pretty! so many details to google at! thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual fridays!

Unknown said...

This is absolutely beautiful. This is a perfect combination of patterns and color. I love it!

Kim S said...

Such a beautifully elegant card!!

I also wanted you to know that I left you a award on my blog. Check it out on Joyful Creations with Kim.

Karen B. said...

A beautiful and serene creation. Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays this week!

Amanda Sevall said...

So pretty!! :)

Laura Davis said...

Beautiful work!
Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

Lisa A. said...

This is your take on the sketch...the lovely paper, with your butterflies...soooo pretty:)!!

Luci said...

Hi Steph!
Oh - I've been away too long! What beauuuutiful cards you have posted! I loooove this one! Your style on this layout is fabulous! The white floral in the background and the textured white on top - just stunning - and those butterflies! Lovely! You've got me inspired!