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Current Inspire Me Fridays link-up HERE!




May 29, 2009

Ahhhhh, Springtime!



Here's a sweet little note card!

This lovely image was a free download from Tracey over on the Fred, She Said blog! How cool is that!

I wanted to use the current Sketch & Stash sketch, it's so pur-ty and I've been seeing such great creations with it all over blogland! The colors were inspired by Color Throwdown; bordering blue, eggplant and barely banana. I think they are very springy! Though the lt yellow is very hard to photograph, seemed washed out! The Banana Split Sunday challenge, over @2 Red Bananas, was to use flowers, and where there's flowers, there's flutters! Danni's Flutterby challenge is to include brads or eyelets with your flutter. I had envisioned doing something with eyelets but that didn't happen this time! The lovelies over @Crafty Creations also wanted butterflies this week! There are a few details to this baby that you can't see...a petal on the flower is popped out, the butterfly is layered like an oreo (with vellum in between) and I used royal purple Shimmerz to hightlight the pretty petals on the flower! (I won the Shimmerz from a Crafty Creations challenge!) Can't win if ya don't play along!

I hope you had a great week and are enjoying your friday! We have a farmer's market nearby and I'm debating whether to go. The produce available at the market is the same as in our garden BUT they have a "cheese wagon" with fresh FRESH cheese for sale! Oh, it's soooooo good! Did I mention it's fresh? :) Be Blessed!

31 comments:

Saskia said...

Maria,

Youtr card is so beautiful and elegant, full with lovely details!!

Thanks for joining us again at Crafty Creations Challenge!!

Sweet greetings,
Saskia :)

LeAnne said...

Wow, Maria, how cool is this? A free digi stamp! This is quite pretty in these colors--looks just like the petunias in my planters! Thanks for playing!
LeAnne

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

What a gorgeous card Maria!! You really did a supah job of combining all those challenges together!! ;)

Becky said...

This is beautiful, love your coloring and the butterfly is lovely.

Donna said...

Wow Maria this card is super stunning, I love the simplicity of this card and the embossing really brings this card to life, love the image and the butterfly, very pretty indeed. Hope you got some FRESH cheese from the farmers market for the weekend....hope you have a good one :) Donna x

Jeanette - said...

This is beautiful!! I love the textured background with it. Thanks for playing along in the 2RedBananas challenge :) YUMMY - fresh cheese :)

Danni said...

This is such a pretty card! Wonderful job! Thanks for playing along with my challenge!

acreativeneed said...

Ah, Maria, such gorgeous color!! Lovely "oreo" layererd butterfly too!! :) Always a pleasure to have you join us at Crafty Creations Challenges!
Smiles,Deena

coldwaters2 said...

Oh this is so lovely Maria the colours are that image are gorgeous I love your punched border as well.

Hugs
Lorraine x

Wendy said...

This is such a sweet card! I love that color combo, and the image is really great (have to check it out). Thanks for playing in 2RB's challenge.

Debby said...

Maria this is fantastic! Thanks for the info about the free download. It's very pretty.

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!

Go to the farmer's market and get that cheese!

Hugs,

dpkennedy said...

Very pretty card! Love the lace edge peeking out at the bottom! Thanks for playing the CTD!

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

very nice! so pretty!

Nilla said...

Lovely card, Maria! Hugs Nilla

Jennifer E. said...

I love the yellow & purple colors together. This is a very pretty card! TFS!

Liza said...

A beautiful card Maria, I love the colours and your MS punched border.

Liza x

CraftyC said...

What a sweet card Maria, lovely download and so very pretty
Clairex

Enfys said...

love the freshness of this card Maria, and the free digi stamp is gorgeous. Have a super weekend
luv
En x

Elena said...

The flower is so beautiful, Maria! And layout is so pretty! I love the butterfly you added!

Karen from PA said...

This is beautiful. I love the texture.
Have a great weekend!

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

Hello Maria! Thanks for coming by Paper Popsicles blog. I wanted to let you know anyone can join in the sketch challenge and any products are acceptable. I really hope you will give it a shot. :-) ♥Amy

Emma said...

Hi Maria
Wow gorgeous card...so pretty.
Emma x

Valems said...

This is a beautiful card, Maria! I love the colours and embossing and the cute butterfly is a great detail, too.
Hugs, Vanja

Cindy Malone said...

Lovely card! Love the layout and the colors :-)

Becky said...

Beautiful card Maria and what a fab download! Love the colours!
Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Sketch and Stash!
Love Becky xx

Jill said...

ohh Maria this is stunning, it's absolutely beautiful I just love it hugs Jill xx

Nicola said...

Wonderful card Maria, love these colours and your super detail.
Hugs,
Nicola -x-

Lora said...

Hi Maria, Congrats on the Fred She Said spot!
Can't believe we are on 3 teams together and it all happened in a few weeks!
Have you applied for any others? I applied for 2 other DT's before I knew I got picked for Fred She Said, wouldn't it be funny if we both applied to the same ones and got picked again lol.
Hugs Lora xx

Scrubbysue said...

This is beautiful! I love it!

broni (waterchild12) said...

Very pretty! Great coloring and I really like dimension you've given the card! Thanks for playing with us!!