Thursday, June 17, 2010

Embellish Mercy

Wow, two posts in one day LOL!  I have seen this colour combo on a few blogs I follow and since I just love it, I decided to play along.  It is from Embellish Magazine and you have to also use the colour combination along with a label on your card.  When I realized the deadline is today I had to get things in gear fast!!

I paired this challenge with Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge.  I haven't participated in one of Mercy's sketch challenges for a while so it felt wonderful to be able to do so again :)

I substituted a butterfly for the circle on the sketch, used my Martha Stewart Daisy border punch to add a fun border along the bottom of the main image panel, and used my beloved crutch, Swiss Dots embossing folder, for some texture on the background panel.  Brown half pearls and a button on the butterfly and I was good to go :)

Need to make a card for my daughter next.  She has her Grade 1 piano exam tomorrow so she is a total mess!  Poor thing is stressed out of her mind, mostly due to being a perfectionist and a worrier at heart.  Poor thing got double whammied from both sides on the perfectionist part (mind you, I am far from the perfectionist I used to be after having kids LOL!) and the worry part is all from my hubby, so he is the one that gets to have the coping talks with her.  She is very well prepared, and I think it is more the anticipation of it all that is killing her. Thankfully, they have Sports Day tomorrow so it will keep her mind occupied and not allow for a lot of worrying time.

Thanks for stopping in once or even twice today!

What's In It?
Stamps:  (Verve) Jeremiah 29:11
Paper:  So Saffron, Chocolate Chip, Cameo Coral
Ink:  Chocolate Chip
Accessories:  Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Martha Stewart Daisy Border Punch, Stampin' Up! Butterfly Die, Labels Labels 2 Nestie, Brown Half Pearls, Button, Twine, Dimensionals


Kathy Martin said...

Lovely card and big die cut butterfly!

Unknown said...

Very pretty card!!

TrishG said...

Love how you did the butterfly! Great flower border. Love what you did with the colors. YOu always seem to be able to make colors poP!

Sue said...

Oh wow! what a perfect card, those butterflies are stunning! :)

Stacy Morgan said...

Pretty and cute all in one. I like that flower edge, very cute.
The anticipation is hard, but I am sure once its over she will breath a sigh of relief. Tell her good luck from Washington. :0)

Maile Belles said...

What a beautiful card, love the butterfly! So glad you could join us in the Embellish challenge.

Charlene Austin said...

Loving all the details.

TannyP said...

You and those butterflies = perfection!