Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Soaring By

Hey, all! Happy hump day! Hope your week is going well so far.

I've been mulling over this week's Card Patterns sketch for quite a while. When I sat down to create, I fiddled with my card for a LONG time. I was struggling with all the pieces, trying to coordinate it all without it looking too busy. I guess my simple mind can't handle it, huh?
Stamps: Everyday Button Bits (PTI)
Paper: Ruby Red, Pumpkin Pie, PTI white, Aqua Mist, My Mind's Eye dp
Ink: Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: Cuttlebug Swiss Dots, Martha Stewart 3-in-1 classic butterfly punch, ribbon (PTI), pearls (Kaisercraft), dimensionals

64 comments:

Sarah-Jane Kale' said...

Ann... this is really lovely. Love the layout. Gorgeous.

xx Sarah

nelliemaeii said...

I'm gonna go ahead and say it, that pink plaid paper is my favorite this summer. I have gone back to buy more because I just love it so much. Great job with the card sketch! I love it!!

Pat said...

This is really gorgeous! And i love that plaid paper. Love the lovely butterflies too. I always love the sentiments you put.
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Hugs xx
Pat

xiumaiyuki said...

Super sweet card. I'd have a trouble doing this sketch. You did a fabulous job!!!

Laura O'Donnell said...

I'm struggling with this sketch, too. your card came out great!

mommyabbytommy said...

I love the pink plaid! What brand of paper is it?? Again, I love the simple nature of your style. It inspires me!!

Vicki said...

Ann, looks like you did a great job with those pieces! Love that paper pattern! Blessings to you!

Susan Raihala said...

Beautiful! Not busy at all because it's so well balanced and coordinated. Love those little butterflies!

~amy~ said...

aha...love the mix of papers and those sweet butterflies are such a fabbie touch!!!!

Ramona said...

Such a beautiful card. I love the simple elegance of it. Thanks for sharing.

Penny said...

I swear you make some of the most beautiful cards I've ever seen!

Ann Kranitz said...

Well Ann, it looks like your mind handled this very well because this ROCKS!! I love the little butterflies up the side. Great touch!!

AUsome mom said...

Very pretty! I love those itsy butterflies and the paper is too yummy! Nice layout :)

Heather P. said...

I think you did a great job with the sketch! This is super cute, and the butterflies are so fun!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Totally fabulous. I think you nailed it!

StampinCathy said...

Love this card. Great layout and love the colors and how you used the DP to add the wow to your card.

Cassie_lu said...

beautiful card. the clean lines looks great and i like the use of the little butterflies.

Sara said...

I love it! I struggle with coordinating paper sometimes, so when I see sketches like this my brain sometimes stops working. :)

Scrapaddict said...

Great card, Ann. Nice and clean and colorful!

Michelle Forrest said...

wonderful card! I really love the sketch!

Cindy Haffner said...

Very pretty, great paper.

Maggi said...

This card is adorable!

PaperCrafty said...

Ann~it came out great!! I love the colors & layout.

Tina said...

Yummy colors, Ann!!! It's perfection, not busy at all :)

Beth said...

Love this card and the colors. Not to busy but very pretty. Nice job.

Lynn said...

Wow!! How fabulous!! I love these luscious colors and beautifully layered design!!

HazelQ said...

Beautiful card, I love your work :)

Cheryl Walker said...

Very very pretty!!! and love the sketch you used on this!!!

Hugs,
Cheryl

Loretta Rodger said...

I love the sketch. The colors and layout are so cute!

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

This is another wonderful creation, Ann...so pretty!

Maureen said...

Love the colours on this one...and the ribbon is yummy! Aqua mist is a fabulous colour! :)

Erin said...

Oh Ann, i love it! So so pretty! Love those papers! Fab layout too!
Erin x

MBelles said...

You did a great job on the layout, I especially love the butterflies flying up the side of the card!!!

Dana Gustafson said...

Ooooh! I love your teeny butterflies with pearls!

It's Jenn! said...

This is so cute! I'm a sucker for the dots and I think I may have to go get the MS butterfly punch. Great color choices!

Kelley Eubanks said...

This is super cute Ann! I love what you did with that sketch. It was too intimidating for me... not going to try it! :)

Elena said...

Wonderful card, Ann! I love the tiny butteflies!

whoistracy said...

Ann this is adorable! Love the colors you used. And I agree- when I see those extra layers I always try to simplify them, too. Less is more, for me.

Heidi Van Laar said...

All that fiddling payed off, 'cause this is gorgeous! Fabulous colors and I love that little row of butterflies!

(-: Heidi

Angie Tieman said...

Very cute!! YOu achieved it perfectly! Not too busy at all, just perfect!

TannyP said...

This turned out beautifully, Ann! Great work =)

Karen said...

Love the pop of color and whimsy from the plaid! I think it came together for you! :>

Terrie B x said...

Absolute `Beauty` Ann I too love the row of butterfly`s..
Hope your well and having a great week Ann:)xxx

Aimes said...

Just lovely! Loving that plaid paper! The layout rocks and the butterflies are just so sweet!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Nancy L. said...

really cute!

Lyn S said...

You did a great job with this sketch Ann, your card is so lovely!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

I looked at your card and then had to go back to the top of the blog to read the banner to make sure I was on the right blog. So many layers for you! But you did manage to still keep a very clean look to it with all the white space. I like your colors.

Cindy Lee said...

It's doesn't look busy at all. It looks GREAT!

Allison said...

Great color palette! Love the little butterflies...

Joan Ervin said...

You did an awesome job on this beauty...what an awesome layout and I love the colors, papers, and all those tiny little butterflies!!!!

Cr8ive ME said...

lovely card.

M.E. aka CMCMaryD@SCS

Marie said...

Your struggle was worth it. Great card! Love the colors and that DP!

JenMarie said...

Eeek...LOVE this!!

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

struggle or not, the final product is lovely!

Belinda said...

Love your take on the layout with the little butterflies!!!

Sankari W. said...

Ann your smiley face in your writing in your post TOTALLY cracked me up! Love it! and your card is simply beautiful - what a great layout!!! LOVE the colors!!!

And I think I am going to change the name of the dots from Swiss dots to Ann Dots ;) Love the card chickie!!!

hugs!
Sankari :)

Elise said...

I'll dance to your fiddle any time! Yee Haw! This card is WONDERFUL {sing THAT when you read it!} Seriously, those Swiss Dots just send me! This is gorgeous!

Marie B. said...

I think it's very pretty Ann! That plaid is gorgeous!

Heidi said...

Love this paper and simplicity of the card.

Regan said...

oooh its so dainty and pretty..amazing Ann

cricketeew said...

What fun plaid DP! And I love the bright colors!

Winter said...

So pretty! I love the patterned paper and the little butterflies!

kathy s said...

love this card simple but effective- the time you took was well worth it. congrats

Deanna said...

Love it!