Saturday, August 14, 2010

{Live, Laugh, Love} SFYTT

Sometimes when I see the new SFYTT, I *totally* know what I want to do, other times...I am truly at a loss. This week was one of those unsure weeks. I decided to start with what I felt like; I knew that I wanted to color. I pulled out this set, because it has some fun butterflies to color and I haven't used it in a while. I chose my color palette based on the cluster of markers that were together in my basket. Once I had those elements figured out, I just went with it.

I like the organic feel that evolved with this card. I tried to choose details and embellishments that continued on that path. I decided to give this card to one of my friends and she absolutely loves the saying "Live, Laugh, Love". I thought that would be perfect to add to the tags on the side. I simply used some old Making Memories alphabet stickers that I have had for years.

The background was embossed in my cuttlebug using a music note embossing folder. It seemed unexpected, but fitting all the same. I decided to call it good once Rowan started having a fit. I was having Emma "babysit" and she couldn't handle it anymore. The boys (Dad and Rockwell) were off to football practice. Now that Dad is coaching, he is gone in the evening and I have no one to "hand the baby off to". Not that I am complaining. I would much rather have my sweet little guy than have my hands free all the time!
Rockwell has his first practice scrimmage of the season today. I hope they do well. I always get nervous and excited all at the same time.

I Hope you all have a chance to play this week!
You won't want to miss the other gal's creations!
Jen Del Muro and Ashley
Amy Rohl
Susan Liles
Amy Sheffer
Leigh O' Brien,
Jenn Diercks,
Amber Hight
Megan Lock
Sony Christoph
Jodi Collins
Thanks for fluttering by!

Ink: Palette Noir, Antique Linen Distress Ink by Ranger
Paper: Kraft cardstock by PTI, Always Artichoke, So Saffron, White
Embellishments: circle punch, cropadile, eyelets and brads, Butterfly Die, twine, foam squares, diamond stickles


harrahx2 said...

Wow, I love the colors and the design. But, I always love the design of your cards. Very pretty. It's a must copy!

Kathy Martin said...

Beautiful card! Love the tags! :)

Cynthia said...

I love that you have the freedom to look around you and use what you have and see to make a card...I know what you mean when you feel restricted and I love it when you just create with what you always turns out so well...just love this!! Love you too!

Jenn Diercks said...

I love all of the butterflies. The details on them are amazing. Your card is beautiful.

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Well, Kelly, you NEVER appear to be at a loss -- everything you make (this card included) shines with class, detail, and originality. You're one of a kind, and never cease to amaze me! PS -- You do NEED the Birthday Girl image -- I'd LOVE to see what you could do with her!!!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

This is soooooo pretty! I love the butterfly and how you did the sentiment! This is fantastic!

Marisa said...

Love the colours you used and how you used the sketch. Fabulous card.

Amy Rohl said...

Oh, wow Kelly--this is stunning, just WOW! Love the tags with the words cut into letters...your butterflies are beautiful, and the embossed layer gives so much texture! wow, wow, wow!

Rose said...

Your card is stunning, so many fabulous details to oggle over!

Betty Benton said...

Gorgeous card -- love the tags and all the layers!!

Megan said...

This is stunningly beautiful. Just gorgeous. I love how you did the little sentiments too. Fab.

Leigh OBrien said...

I always expect "gorgeous!" when I visit, Kelly, and you never let me down. Another lovely card!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This is AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING Kelly! LOVE the color combo and all the FABULOUS elements! Total usual!

Jessie/knightrone said...

You may have been unsure, but it is stunning, as always!!