Sunday, May 13, 2012

Je t'aime

First, let me welcome my new followers!  I hope you find some inspiration here.  As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email me @
Second, I want to wish every woman out there who is a mom,  Happy Mother's Day!  I hope that this special day, is lovely, and that you are surrounded by both family and friends. {smile}
Third, I have a card to share.  I woke up kinda early today, as my dog was getting restless, so she was my alarm clock.  After enjoying my first cup of coffee, I went browsing the internet to help get some creative juices flowing.  And, I saw this weeks sketch @ Card Patterns.  And, I knew exactly the papers I wanted to use.  (Now, if you visited yesterday, these papers are familiar, but never tiresome.)
Here is this week's sketch:

This sketch was very easy to work with.  And I'm pretty happy with how my card turned out.  See:

For those of who aren't familiar with my work, if I don't have restrictions as to company/products to use, I pretty much use everything.  And this card, (like yesterdays) is no exception.  
The card base is Autumn Rose by Paper Trey Ink.  I sprtiz the card front with my own home-made shimmer mist.  I then stamped the flourish form the Creative Elements stamp set by Stampin' Up!, using Versa Mark ink.  The brown matt panel is Early Espresso by Stampin' Up!.  The two pattern pieces are the Pretty in Pink collection from Glitz.  And so is the pink striped paper I ran thru my Big Shot, using the Tasteful Trim die by Stampin' Up!.  The ribbon is a vanilla velvet ribbon that Stampin' Up! sold during the holidays.  The butterfly is cut with the Beautiful Wings die and Silver Glitter paper by Stampin' Up!.   The pretty beige flower is from Prima Marketing.  The glitter trimmed button is from Bo Bunny.  The rose shaped bead is from Close To My Heart.  The sentiment panel is a collection of different die cut and printed heavy card stock by Stampin' Up!, so all I had to add was the half faux pearls by Close To My Heart.  The kraft button is from Paper Trey Ink, as well as the cream twine I used to tie a bow.  The heart is die cut from a heart die from Stampin' Up!  
The main panel, as well as the sentiment panel were adhered to the card front using foam tape.  This card is still blank inside.
Thank you for looking.  I hope you have an opportunity to do what makes you happy today.  Me, well I spent my morning in my craft room.  And this evening my wonderful daughter and I are going to see a comedian.  So, hopefully, we will be driving home with tummy aches from laughing too much.  
Take care, and come back soon.  You never know when I will be posting something new!


Monika/Buzsy said...

Very pretty Sharon. Love the colors, the gorgeous flower... the touch of sparkle looks awesome on the butterfly and the tiny heart accent.

Anne Marie Hile said...

Sharon, this is beautiful! I love the pops of sparkle. Wow! :)

Corrinne said...

Gorgeous creation! I love all of the embellishes, papers & just everything! I, too, use anything & everything in my work. I don't let myself get bogged down by the idea that it has to be made for "papercrafts" either. This makes it fun, interesting & unique as typically no one else is using my materials :)

I would be SO happy if you joined us at Tuesday Alchemy:

Lots of joy,

kud said...

I like your use of French - gives it a little twist

Christina said...

Absolutely lovely card, Sharon. Your choice of elements is just perfect, and I love all of the added sparkle. Thanks for joining us this week at Card Patterns!

chanya13 said...

Lovely colors, beautiful butterfly.