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April 16, 2009

A Few of My Favorite Things...










Happy Thursday Everyone! Today is going to be beautiful, temps in the high 50's and sunshine! My daughter just planted onions in the garden and my hubby has the boys helping him outside. Ya gotta love homeschooling and having the family together! The kids did most of their schoolwork early this morning, will spend most of the day outside then finish up school later this afternoon!


I did want to take the time to share this card I did last night and this morning, I ripped this baby apart more than once but I'm pleased with it now and the recipient will never know they caused me this much trouble! lol


the challenges...


Our Creative Corner-sketch, I mirror-ed it!


Colour Create-coffee, cream, choc-any shade of choc is my fav!!!


Flutterby Wed challenge-use a flutter, of course and punches this week.


Dutch Dare-use your favorite things; stamps, colors, papers etc. - I used my fav colors, my fav punch and one of my fav stamp sets from Little Yellow bicycle (Sharon Ann's collection, elegant).

Here's a close up of the 5 layer butterfly, though choc brown is a bit hard to see!




I'm off to try some new....

Hope you're all enjoying your day! Abundant Blessings to you!!!

25 comments:

Danni said...

Oh this is so pretty! Such an elegant feel to it...simply gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with my challenge!

Donna said...

Stunning card Maria and such an elegant choice of colours you have used, the flower image and butterfly are so gorge and the snetiment is perfect :) hope you've had a good week :) Donna x

Nicola said...

Wow Maria, your card is stunning ... I love the stamps and colour combo you have used - that sentiment is so touching. Fantastic layers on your beautiful butterfly too. Enjoy a fun filled day with your family. -x-

bolha said...

Amazing card! Very elegant. Love it.
x Natasha x

POPPET said...

So pretty and the colours just go se wel together, hugs Pops x x x

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Good morning Maria, how are you my dear friend? i hope things are well with you and your family. THank you for the kind words you left on my blog i so appreciate them. It really helps to keep you going, knowing others care! things here are slowly improving but i wont be back to blogging properly for another week or so. It has been good catching up with what you have been up to, there are so many gorgeous makes on here. I hope you enjoy your weekend, im at the show this weekend, so will be busy. Then Jasmine goes back to school on Monday, so its the dreaded school run again! You have a great day, speak soon, hugs Linda x

Kimmi said...

Lovely card. i like the image and the wee butterfly :o)

kim x

Karen said...

Maria...this is just simply beautiful! Just {{love}} it!! Wow! Have a wonderful day!

brenda said...

And this is also very elegant Maria, really like it. Yes home shcooling is good, we are doing this with one of our granddaughters.

Brenda x

Kerry D-C said...

oooooh! this is SO ELEGANT! love this LATTE LOOK! Beautiful!

Karin said...

Hi Maria,

your card is so beautifull. Love the colours, lay-out and gorgeous images.
Thanks for joining the DDCC this week.

Have a great weekend,
xoxo Karin

Emma said...

Hi Maria
Stunning card...love the colour and details.
My pc problems it seems are down to viruses and not aol, my laptop was full of rubbish. Think it is being wiped clean and started again.
Emma x

Donna said...

Oh I LOVE this card Maria, it is totally scrummy, the colours are gorgeous. Enjoy your beautiful day....we are enjoying watching the flowers being watered hehe, maybe the sun will come out tomorrow. Donna x

Beautiful Grace said...

I like the 3D look of the card and the earth tone colors.

Elena said...

Wow! This card is gorgeous!!! I love the butterfly a lot! You are simply amazing, Maria!

Jodi said...

This is a very pretty card! I love all you did to it, what fun that you could use it for all those challenges!!
Hugs,
Jodi =)

Deb Neerman said...

WoWzA, this is gorgeous, Maria!!! LOVE it ... I'm sure your lucky recipient will too!!

Way to rock ALL those challenges!!

Rica said...

This is gorgeous - so elegant and I love that sentiment.
Glad you decided to join us at Colour Create with this fab card.
hugs Heather xx

Nancy said...

You rocked it with the 5 layer butterfly...it is fabulous!! Thanks for playing with us in the Flutter By challenge this week!

Jill said...

stunning card Maria and so elegant I love the little butterfly, gorgeous colour combo hugs Jill xx

Janna said...

That is nice that you can spend so much time with your family! Really makes it all worth it doesn't it and I have to agree this week has been beautiful here as well!! And wow this card is amazing! Sorry it took so much effort but it was definitely worht it! That buttefly is amazing and the clean lines and beautiful sentiment are stunning!

Smiles,
janna

Sammi said...

ooh... It's gorgeous Maria! The recipient will be thrilled!!
*hugs*

Alison said...

Such a beautiful, elegant card- worth all the pulling apart if it ends up looking this good!

Tracy said...

This is just gorgeous! I love the colors!

Shirley said...

I love it. It is just so lovely and elegant too! Love that butterfly.