Monday, February 13, 2017

Thought Of You Today.....

.....And Smiled.

Welcome Back!  Papertrey Ink has been keeping me busy with daily Challenges and a glance back at their products through the years.

This card will be entered into the Challenges at Papertrey Ink, Past,Present And Future 2009 and Simon Says Monday, Favorite Tool.

Although I haven't sewn on my cards a lot I do love working with my little Janome Mini Sewing Machine and I have always adored sewing on cards!  So, today, right now, the Sewing Machine is my favorite tool.....I am sure it will change from card to card, wink, wink.

I fell in love with Betsy's card.  You may see her original Post HERE!
Brilliant right?
Here's what I came up with:
I used the Papertrey Ink products; Shakers & Sprinkles, Scalloped Rectangle die which I cropped.  Pretty Petals and Happy For You stamp sets.  Inks in Pink Pirouette and Soft Sky.  Spellbinders Long Classic Rectangle die which was also cropped and the entire panel is backed with Fun Foam.  Corner Rounder.  I sewed my background panel all around and then down the joining pieces of pretty Designer Papers by Pebbles, Garden Party.

Dies R Us Butterfly #2 Set, 3 layers, 2 in Designer Paper and the top one is Vellum.  Adhesive Pearl, colored with a Copic Marker, for accent.  Sheer Ribbon  tied all around the front panel while I made a little accent using Pink and White Gingham Ribbon.  

Sentiment stamped on a Vellum hand cut flag in Pool Party ink and heated with Clear Embossing Powder.  Button accent on flower center.
We are in the middle of another Blizzard so playing with pretty papers, flower stamps and butterflies is a great distraction!
Thanks for flitting by.



  1. Your take on Betsy's card is brilliant. Love the bow, butterfly and vellum. Well done!

  2. This is so colorfully happy (probably not proper grammar). Love the butterfly. Whoever gets this will feel very special

  3. Yes, PTI is keeping you busy, but that is not unusual for you. Love your card and it is such a great CASE of Betsy's card. I am sure that you are having a fun time recreating while the snow blows outside. I am looking forward to wee what you do today.

  4. Adorable! I love your take on Betsy's card! Your color choice and stamps are perfect!!

  5. Great CASE! Love your choice of papers and stamps. Beautiful card!

  6. OMG - I'm tellin' ya, I just look at your cards and shake my head. I DO NOT see how you can make those collage-y multi layered beauties time after time!!! I simply adore this card, it's just so cute, sweet, love the the patterned papers and the stamping. The whole thing is absolutely GORGEOUS!!! Drop dead STUNNING!!!!!

  7. Very pretty! Love the mix of colors & patterns!

  8. I love your take on Betsy's card. I love those colors you used especially. It reminds me of a quilt pattern.

  9. I truly love how you take a project by someone else and make it YOUR style. You are one of those designers that when I see one of your cards I know it is yours. Love your card and you, my friend. Happy Valentine Day.

  10. Bummer about the blizzard, love the papers you used on your card, great take on her card!

  11. A really pretty card and a beautiful choice of papers and stamps, it's a lovely project! Thank you so much for sharing and for joining us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... :)