Monday, June 29, 2009

Life is Better When it Sparkles

It's time once again for the Splitcoast CAS challenge. This week's challenge is to use glitter, Stickles, or iridescent ice on your card.

I love the look of glitter, but it's so messy; every time I use it, I find glitter all over the house! So, I chose to use some glittered brads, and the butterfly is punched out of glittered cardstock.

Care to join us? Head over to the CAS forum and play along.

Stamps: Starlight Starbright Remixed (Verve)
Paper: Cool Caribbean, PTI Raspberry Fizz, PTI white, glittered cardstock (unknown--RAK)
Ink: Raspberry Fizz (PTI)
Accessories: flowers (Prima), Martha Stewart classic butterfly punch, brads (Doodlebug), dimensionals

52 comments:

Pat said...

Oh it's a lovely card! Soft colours and lovely butterfly!
Great sentiment.
Hugs xx
Pat

Cindy Haffner said...

Pretty, pretty, those colors are gorgeous.

Cindy said...

Another beautiful card, Ann! Love that glitter paper. I have to get my one :)

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

What a beautiful CAS card!!! Love the colours and your flowers and butterfly match perfectly!!!

Pauline said...

Ann, your card is so pretty. Love the colour so yummy, specially the glitter :o)

Craft said...

What pretty & soothing colors!

Helen said...

Lovely!!! And matches your blog header, too!

Ann Kranitz said...

So very pretty!

laos348 said...

Those glitter brads are great - very pretty card!

BananaStamper said...

Another nice one Ann, love the colours your chose!

Shanna

lauren said...

life *IS* better when it sparkles!!! ...and so are cards...like THIS FABULOUS ONE, for example!!! ♥♥♥

ps: lovely husband jeff shares your feelings re loose glitter...he's forever finding tiny random bits of it on HIS STUFF...not cool, dude... :)

pss: ta *VERY* much for the info re blogger & autoposting...just knowing it ISN'T only me (for once!!!) is a GREAT COMFORT!!!

xolauren

~amy~ said...

such a pretty & crisp card Ann!

StampinCathy said...

Beautiful card and the colors are so pretty together. Love that sentiment.

Michelle Forrest aka transprntbutterfly said...

Very pretty! Love these colors I may have to play along!

cricketeew said...

I your color combo!

Paige said...

Beautiful color comb and a sweet card!

Maggi said...

Beautiful card and the sentiment is so true! lol

Susan Raihala said...

Beautiful! Love the brads!

I totally agree about the mess with glitter. It's so annoying, especially when the glue doesn't hold well. That's why I usually use stickles.

Lyn S said...

Such pretty colours, and I love the glittery brads!

Heather P. said...

This is super cute!! Love the colors you used, they are so fun!

Leah said...

So pretty Ann! Love the glittery brads:)

Danni said...

Very pretty!

Lynn said...

I love this sweet card! I've got to get started on this challenge!!!

Thanks for the inspiration!!!

Cheryl Walker said...

Very pretty hun!!! Love the colors on this:)

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

lovely! I need to go play this challenge!

Heidi Van Laar said...

You are SO right...life IS better when it sparkles! LOVE this card Ann, the colors are just gorgeous!

Crafty Creations said...

Love this! Yes, I feel your pain about the glitter, but my "oops" this weekend was with embossing powder when removing the lid! It went everywhere!!! Wahhhh.
Maria

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Just love everything about your card, Ann. The sparkly paper for the butterfly and glitter brads are a nice touch and of course, I like the shade of aqua!

Courtney Baker said...

Super cute. These colors match your header too!

Angie Tieman said...

Very pretty!!! Great challenge, I'm definitely playing! But you need to embrace you inner glitter girl! Go ahead, get it all over your bad self!

Gina said...

great color choices! I have the same issue with glitter, I love the look but if I use it, it is everywhere and I clean it up for days.

Peet said...

Ann, this card is so gorgeous!!!!!

Martha said...

just amazing!

Aimes said...

Beautiful colours, Ann! So fresh and yummy! I'm a huge fan of glitter too but I have to stick to the stickles (if I'm patient enough to let 'em dry!)
Aimes
x

xiumaiyuki said...

These colors are so pretty together! I love how that blue just pops out at ya.

Anjou Krelovich said...

stunning!

Allison said...

Wowsers...rocking color combo (looks like your header!).

Belinda said...

So pretty! Love the colors!

KatieTurtle said...

Very nice! I love the color palette you selected! Thanks for all the sweet comments while I was on vacation!

Ali Manning said...

This is lovely, Ann. Those brads are perfect!

Vicki said...

Beautiful card! The colors are so soothing but the pop of sparkle is so neat! Have a blessed day!

Jodi said...

Love the colors you used! Just so pretty!
Hugs
Jodi =)

AUsome mom said...

Oh, I LOVE those brads! Beautiful job!!

Nancy L. said...

love your color combo!

shelly said...

hi ann :)
i dont know exactly what it is about this card.. i just love love love it though!
ps were doing a bloghop for bitten by the bug this week... head on over to my blog for a chance to win ;) hope alls going good for ya xx shelly

Steph Zerbe said...

Love the colors here.
so sweet and simple.
I need to get my flowers out to actually use them.
Very pretty.

Susan (peebsmama) said...

Glittered brads... what a fun idea.

Marie B. said...

Hello Ann! I love the colors you chose for this card, they're so bright and cheery! And of course, you can't go wrong with butterflies! :)

Elena said...

So pretty! Really love the colors of this card!

Quirky said...

Love this card! It's so simple but SO VERY pretty! :)

Lisa Graves said...

Very pretty!

Stamp and Smile said...

Yes, Life is better with sparkles!! Fantastic card and love the colors... :)