Thursday, July 2, 2009

Triple Play

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As I mentioned on Tuesday, I'm trying to branch out and do more challenges this week. Today's card combines 3 of them: Laura's Sketch 29, Flutter By Wednesday #64, and this week's Stamp Something challenge to use at least 3 embellishments on your card.

Last night I was decluttering and realized just how much patterned paper I have (TOO much, if you're wondering). So, I'm forcing myself to use more of it. I pulled out some much-loved My Mind's Eye papers for this card.

You can't really see it in the pic, but I stamped the main panel using my Canvas bg stamp and Aqua Mist ink. The effect is subtle, but I think it gives the card that little something extra.

Stamps: Canvas (SU), All Occasion (Hero Arts)
Paper: Kraft, PTI Aqua Mist, My Mind's Eye dp
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, PTI Aqua Mist
Accessories: ribbon (American Crafts), buttons (BasicGrey), Nestabilities butterflies, hemp twine (SU), Martha Stewart scalloped dot punch

70 comments:

Cindy Haffner said...

lOVE YOUR PRETTY BUTTERFLY, SUPER CUTE.

~amy~ said...

Ohhhh...I love it Ann...great colors and the butterfly is perfect-o!

Anthonette said...

Super cute!!! Every detail is perfection.

beautifulground said...

GREAT COLOR COMBINATION
BEAUTIFUL CARD

clouds shadler said...

beautiful card Ann! I love the soft pastel colors! I know what you mean by having too much PP and somehow I keep on accumulating more! hehe. Love the beautiful butterfly and button! Awesome!

Clouds :D

Kelley Eubanks said...

Beautiful... great colors and I love that butterfly!!

Jeannie said...

I wish I could do a simple card like this some time and have it look as beautiful as this! I tend to get a little carried away sometimes. These colors are absolutely gorgeous!

Peace and Luv,
Jeannie

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

I love this card! I have yet to try a card yet but it is definately on my list of things to do. I love your blog!

Thanks for Stoppin by mine!

Joke said...

Lovely card and that butterfly is great.

Emma said...

This is simply beautiful, the colours you've used are amazing :D

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Very Cute! Love your dotted butterfly and punched border!

Pauline said...

I like the colours you've used here. Pretty papers, ribbon and butterfly :o)

Tasha said...

Wow this card is gorgeous love the orange turquoise and green it looks fab! the butterfly with he buttons is super cute
love tasha xx

Crafty Creations said...

This is so beautiful! I can definitely see the background. The butterfly is gorgeous and believe me...I feel your pain about the pattern paper. I have WAY to much of it toO!!!

Lauri said...

You rock the colors!!! So pretty....I am in the same challenge boat as you...I am re-thinking/organizing my challenges and challenging myself! Thanks for continued inspiration!

laos348 said...

Super cute - and the canvas background does look great. I am too much paper as well, need to get using it myself!

Ann Kranitz said...

You always combine the most beautiful colors together. This is so pretty.

Dolly said...

Love this card, and I love your blog, it's my kind of style, glad I found it. :)xx

cricketeew said...

Love your mix of DP. Oh come on one can never have too much paper! But yes I am in the same boat! Must stop buying and start useing what I have! Yah right that will never happen :)

Sparkly Pink Star said...

Beautiful!

Susan Raihala said...

OMG, this is soooo perfect! Love the colors, the layout, the butterfly,the buttons and ribbon and paper...everything!

StampinCathy said...

This is just beautiful.

Caryl P said...

Beautiful card--butterflies and buttons go together like PB&J. I love the subtle look of stamping the main panel. I thought it was textured paper!

Maggi said...

This card is perfect, I love the orange with that shade of blue.

AUsome mom said...

OH, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE those MME papers!! The butterfly is 'ausome'!

Steph Zerbe said...

Very pretty.
Wow, so many challenges all in one.
You are on fire.
Maybe after the holiday I will try that.
You're right it does add a little something! I would have thought it was textured paper.
Great job!

Lisa H. said...

oooo, I LOVE this! great paper, and love the butterfly! thanks for playing along.

cheryln said...

what a lovely card! I adore the color combination!

Becky Carafa said...

I LOVE the polkie-dot butterfly. Great colors and layout!

Tamaroo said...

Very cute! I always love butterflies!

akagreenhouse said...

I love simple cards! This one is just great!

Michelle Forrest aka transprntbutterfly said...

Love this butterfly! the DP is adorable!

Belinda said...

Very cute!

Paige said...

I love the colors on this card!

Danni said...

Love this!! What a fun butterfly! Thanks for playing along with my challenge!

Heidi said...

this card is adorable, I need to get a butterfly punch!

Erin... said...

So pretty!! Love that butterfly and yummy ribbon! Thanks for playing along with us at Stamp Something!!!

Stampin' With Jessi and Rachel said...

Love this card! Awesome colors, paper and ribbon! Heck it's all FANTASTIC! :)

LeAnne said...

Love this---I am coveting that Mind's Eye paper, every time I see it, I drool.

Heather P. said...

This is gorgeous! Love love love it!

And I totally hear you on the paper hoarding... I could open a store, no lie. LOL

Laura Davis said...

Lovely! Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!
Laura & Kazan

Pat said...

Oh i love this one Ann but if you ask me i love all of them :))
You give me such inspiration!
Hugs xx
Pat

Aimes said...

Oooh more polka dots - I love it! The colours are so fresh and lovely. I would never usually touch orange but it's so pretty with the aqua!
KWYM about patterend paper - I have WAY too much and must force myself to use it!
Aimes
x

Summerthyme Studio said...

So pretty! I am SO becoming a fan of Clean and Simple.....it just looks so darn crisp!

Vicki

Becky said...

This is so pretty. Love the dp you used for the butterfly

JenMarie said...

Sooo pretty!
I've had my eye on those butterfly nesties!

Laura O'Donnell said...

great work on 3 challenges!

Julia Aston said...

Great 3 challenge card Ann! love the colors - the punched edge, pretty ribbon and fun butterfly!

Heidi Van Laar said...

YUM!! Way to rock that MME Ann!

(-: Heidi

Regan said...

so pretty!

Marie B. said...

Love it Ann! What a gorgeous center-stage butterfly!

Nancy L. said...

Very cute card!

Lynne in NI said...

Cool card - your butterfly is so pretty! I love my patterened DP, but some of it is just too nice to use! LOL!
:D

Angie Tieman said...

Wowzers! This is stunning!! Love that polka dot butterfly!!

Christyne (aka Apple Blossom) said...

Oooh! This is SO pretty! Simple yet stunning - great job!

Lisa Graves said...

So pretty!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

The canvas bg is a great touch. Until I read your description, I thought it was textured cardstock. I like how you used the patterned paper for the butterfly and border. I read your post on SCS about that. I agree, patterned paper is my weakness too. Especially anything with stripes.

lindal said...

Wonderful card I love the paper.

KatieTurtle said...

i hear you on the paper thing.... I love this card! butterlies never get old!

Allison said...

This is very pretty Ann. Love that ribbon and the DP (yum!).

Lyn S said...

Great card Ann! What a fun butterfly!

Cindy said...

Pretty! I like your choice of colors! So sweet! I have some old stash and I'm forcing myself to use them too. But most of the time, I can't resist to use the new paper :)

Elena said...

So cute! I love these designer paper!

Deanna said...

Gasp, I love this !!!

Deb Neerman said...

Soooooooooo kewl; love this!!! And that DP is gorgeous ... I'm a hoarder of DP, too; you inspire me to actually use it, lol!

Savitri said...

AWESOME!!! Love the butterfly!!!

Nikki said...

Like your clean style & nice Color combo
Nikki

Denise Clark said...

Good morning and Happy 4th! Found your blog over at Danni's Dreams Flutter by Wednesdays.

Love your dotted butterfly and how you empasized it by letting it have it's space! Wonderful card!

Penny said...

Love this card. I'm a huge fan of butterflies!

Stamp and Smile said...

First off I want to say Happy Blog Anniversary girl!! When I commented on your blog this past Saturday night, I had my niece and nephew over my shoulders asking me "What are you doing"... ages 10 and 6. So need less to say I didn't get much blurfing done over the 4th!! LOL!

This card is super sweet Ann.. LOVING the DP and darling butterfly! :)