Saturday, January 31, 2009

Sprinkle Each Day With Kindness-SFYTT

I have been one busy woman! My cousin is having her bridal shower today and I am in charge of one of the games plus the prize, the favors (my favorite) and a salad. I have the favors loaded up in the car, the salad in the fridge and my game all ready to go. I just have to remember the gift, my daughter and myself and we are good to go! LOL! I will post all of the projects including the invitation that I made sometime soon!

I am still giddy that Jen asked me to be a part of her SFYTT team. She is such a sweetie! I had *so* much fun with this sketch. I knew that I wanted to use my new "Tea Party" DSP from SU!, but I don't have the coordinating set, so I had to get creative. This particular paper reminds me of fabric, so I decided to go for a *Grandma's Button Box* kindof a feel. I stitched around the perimeter of the green piece and then repeated the stitching up on the top strip, but replacing the straight stitch for a zig-zag. I knew I wanted each circle to have a bit of depth and dimension, so I used different colors and elements for each one, but keeping it cohesive. If you look closely on the green butterfly, you can see a tiny button. I have had these for about a decade and this is something that I *definitely* have been hoarding. I have never been able to find buttons that small since.

I used the sentiment from Verve's Filigree Fantasy set. I think it pulled it all together nicely. The tiny butterflies have Martha Stewart pearl gems in the center. I used my 1 1/4 inch and 1 3/8 inch circle punches from SU! for the circles and my Martha Stewart punches for the butterflies and flowers. I used buttons from my stash and a bit of crochet thread for the buttons. Everything is secured to it's circle using either liquid glue or glue dots. I had *so* much fun making this card. Even though I am exhausted, it is so relaxing being able to sit and create.


This is such a fun sketch! I hope you will all get a chance to play. You can check out the other fab creations from the rest of the gals:Jen and KirstenAmy Shannan Carole Susan Amy . They always blow me away with their creations so you will want to make a stop at each of their blogs! Thanks for fluttering by!
ETA: I am still having major issues! ughhh!
P.S. I *think* I got all of my feedblitz issues taken care of! I hope you all start getting yourblog post notifications!


Stamps: Think Happy Thoughts, Filigree FantasyPaper: PTI White, Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, So Saffron, Tea Party DSPInk: Basic Brown, Antique Linen Distress Ink by RangerAccessories: 1 1/4 inch and 1 3/8 inch circle punches, Scallop Edge Punch, Sewing Machine and Thread, Tiny buttons from Magic Scraps, Buttons from my stash, Crochet Thread, Butterfly and flower punch, pearl gem stickers from Martha Stewart, glue Dots, liquid glue, Satin Ribbon from Club Wed (Target), foam squares, dimensionals

25 comments:

Stephanie said...

What a pretty card! Can't wait to try the sketch later today. Have fun at the bridal shower!

Deborah Saaranen said...

Whoa! What a beauty! Pure design genius!

Dawn Easton said...

ACK~this is GORGEOUS Kelly! You are right, it totally reminds me of a pretty fabric! I'm sending my order tomorrow ;) and of course you have me adding yet another DSP to my list...lol
Have fun at the shower today!

Amy Sheffer said...

Gasp! This is soooo gorgeous, Kelly! Love the spring look and feel. Beautiful take on Jen's sketch!

Susan (susiestampalot) said...

hey kelly! this is FAB-O! I love pink and green and I almost chose those colors for today as well. maybe next time! anyway, have a fun day at the bridal shower and i can't wait to see what you did for the favors and such. sus

Jackie Pedro said...

This is BEAUTIFUL, Kelly!! I heart that DP!

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Oh my, Kelly! This is heavenly -- I'm a pink & green kinda gal! Love this!!!

Lil' Inker said...

Oh so very very pretty!

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is GORGEOUS!! I love the tiny little button! That paper is so PRETTY too....might have to bump it on my list of must haves, LOL!!

Lisa Brown said...

Beautiful card, Kelly! I love everything about it!

Stamp and Smile said...

Just the cutest card and so springy! Love the colors and lay out from i{heart}2stamp. I must play now so off to my crafting room... Smiles!! :)

Susan said...

This is a BEAUTIFUL Card. Very cherful and girley too. Love it.

Pegg S said...

This is possibly the most beatiful card I've ever seen!!

Amy said...

Kelly, this is magnifique! You know, I always know which DSP to buy just by keeping an eye on you...this is going on my next SU! order. Love, love, love that ribbon and it looks great tied in the middle--perfect!

Hey, I'm glad you're ok with me using your sweet 16 card and linking your original card, and thanks for your sweet comment. Now I need to go look for that anonymous one too! :)

Wendy said...

What a beautiful card!

Beth said...

Beautiful card! I received 9 new items (from the time it stopped working) from your blog on Google Reader today so I hope it's working again.

lakind said...

Awesome card! So many pretty things to look at in one little card!

Stamp and Smile said...

Hi Kelly... I'm glad you received my info from Nancy to help out with getting your blog on Google Reader. I love blogging, but the techy stuff I don't... YIKES! I hope it all goes well!! Let me know if you have ??'s... Thanks for the lovely comment too... smiles!! Michelle :)

Sue from Oregon said...

This is an amazing card!

Mary Dawn said...

i'm utterly in love with this card! i want to have an affair with it, OMG, it's like...perfection!

Christina Hill said...

How absolutely gorgeous. The pink and green florals re perfect!

Cynthia said...

I about died when I saw this paper and did it again when I saw this card!! Yes, it reminds me of a quilt and those darling circles with the punches and...oh, I could go on and on! Do I really have to have those butterfly punches? I'm thinking you enabled me again!!!

jen del muro said...

i absolutely LOVE this!!

Christina Fischer said...

This is SO gorgeous! I'm so glad you are on Jen's sketch team now -- I've always loved your style, and you just bring the sketches to life! :)

Kerry D-C said...

This is so pretty and springy!! love green and pink together.