Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Butterfly Thanks

Today's color challenge was a little difficult for me. I usually don't gravitate towards these color combinations, but that is why it is a challenge, right? LOL! Anyway, I reached for my "Flight of the Butterfly" set that I recieved at convention. I wanted to use flowers, but there wasn't any green in the challenge, so that wouldn't work. I thought that these butterflies would look cute in these colors. I made it quick and simple, but adding a little dimension by using two different cuttlebug embossing folders. I decided to make it a Thank You card, since I will be needing quite a few in the next few days! Unless...I am getting coal this year! LOL!
My Orchid Opulence cardstock has been seriously neglected...it had some fading around all of the edges. I know that they say it is best to keep cardstock out of the light, but I prefer to have mine out where I can see it. I guess I should use ALL of my colors more! I was excited to use some of my retired orchid ribbon as well. I hang on to all of the retired ribbon and accessories for such an occasion. I find that I use alot of my retired colored accessories when I do the color challenges.
I am still on a dead run trying to get everything done before Christmas. I guess we are on the final countdown, now! I made some caramels last night and when I woke up they were hard as a rock. I guess I missed that "soft ball" stage and went right into the hard ball stage! Oh well...they are easy enough to redo. I make them every year and they usually turn out perfect. I will stop rambling....thanks for fluttering by!


Deborah Saaranen said...

Very pretty! Your caramels sound delicious too-- will you share the recipe?

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is so super cute!!

Juanita said...

I don't even own these colors. Your card is fantastic.