Where has the week gone! Man it is just flying by. I have so much to do and so little time to do it in. I am sure most of you are in the same boat. And the sickness train has made a pit stop at our house. Poor Izzy is sick. I feel so bad for her. She has a terrible cough and overall is just super snugly. I think that she is having a hard time breathing so she is unable to take good naps. I actually am going to call the doctor and see if she needs to be taken in. I really think though that they are just going to tell me to use a humidifier and make sure she gets lots of fluids. So, sorry no picture of Izzy today. She was too tired and grumpy yesterday to get a good one.
First off, I want to let you know that today is the first day of the Storage Units, Ink and More Sneak Peeks. OMG, the sets are awesome!!! I simply adore them!!! I can see endless possibilities for these sets. Here is the sneak peek line up.
Now, to today's title! Guess what!!! I was asked to be this week's Guest Designer for Danni's Dreams Flutter by Wednesday Challenge!!! I was so honored to be asked. The challenge this week of course is to include either a butterfly or flutterby on your card somewhere with the additional challenge of using orange and yellow. Well this was actually a little hard for me. I don't have a lot of papers that are yellow, just not a color I am super attracted too, but I do think the combo of orange and yellow together is really attractive. I decided to use Jen Del Muro's Sketch For You To Try Challenge for the layout.
What do you think? Are the butterflies too much? I really wanted the butterflies to look like they are cascading down the card carrying along my little Butterfly Lily! I started this card by stamping Lily on a swing from the new Enchanted Lily set by Pink Cat Studio on white card stock and colored her in with my copics. I then layered on my orange and green card stock and my DP from Heidi Grace Designs. Next I cut out my Lily and mounted her on top of a piece of orange card stock and DP that I cut out with my oval nesties. I also stamped my sentiment on some yellow and green card stock that I cut out with my nesties. To finish the card off, I punched out a ton of butterflies in orange, yellow and maroon and glued them all up the side of the card. I actually think this was the hardest part of the project! LOL! I then added pearls to the larger butterflies and colored them in with my orange copic to make them blend in. I really like the colors and the millions of butterflies! LOL! Oh and don't worry you can play along too! Just be sure to add the keyword FBW46 when uploading to SCS or PCP.
So I am finally catching up on things from last week. My good friend Jessica and VP of Club Anya issued a challenge last week over at the Club Anya blog to take a gander through The Greeting Farm Gallery and find a card to case. Well, this was right up my alley! I mean not only do I get to look at gorgeous creations made by super talented women, but I have a built in sketch!!!! Yay!! The only down side is I missed the deadline for the prize! Booo!!! Oh well, I usually just play to participate anyway. So here is my card, a couple days late but still posted!
I wanted to create a card for my niece Kelsey's birthday. she is such a girly girl and loves to shop so I thought a card where Miss Anya was shopping for lots and lots of new things would be a great idea! I decided to case this amazing card by the uber talented Brandi for my inspiration. I started this card by stamping Miss Anya by The Greeting Farm on white card stock and colored her in using copics. I then cut her out and placed her to the side. Using Brandi's card as my inspiration, I layered on green, purple and Bazzill bling blue card stock along with some DP from Collage Press. I used my Martha Stewart Punch to created the fence and my Fiskars punch to create the awning. To make the window in the middle, I cut out my card stocks using my rectangle nesties and stamped the sentiment from Stampin' Up! Birthday Balloons. I finished the card by attaching two ribbons to the "awning" and popping off my Miss Anya! I really hope that Kelsey likes it!
Now for my last order of business. Today is the first day of a wonderful Pink Cat Challenge over at the Pink Cat Group on PCS!! My good friend Vicki and fellow DT member has issued a doozy of a challenge and created one stunningly beautiful card! Here are the deets!
The challenge is to create a ONE Layer Card. One Layer Only!!!!! The only exception to the one layer rule is that you can use some Paper piecing on your stamped image. Other than that, just one piece of cardstock. You can Sponge, Dab and add all the ink and embellishment that suit your fancy as long as you keep it in one layer.
Yikes! One Layer!!!! You know how tough those are for me, so I will be sharing my card later this week! Thanks as always for stopping by today! Lots of smiles!