Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Just Saying Hello

Hi, all! Happy hump day! Today's card was one of those where I started with one idea and ended up in a completely different place. I just kept changing my mind on colors and embellishments until I eventually settled on this. I love these new flowers I picked up at my LSS. They go really well with Raspberry Fizz AND Melon Mambo, so you'll probably be seeing of lot of these in the future. My layout is this week's Card Patterns sketch.

Hope your week is going well. I've got some fun things coming up in the next few days, so stay tuned...

Stamps: Everyday Sayings (Hero Arts)
Paper: Basic Gray, Basic Black, PTI Sweet Blush, PTI dp
Ink: Basic Gray
Accessories: flower (Bazzill Basics), Martha Stewart classic butterfly punches, pearls (Kaisercraft)

58 comments:

Kelley Eubanks said...

Cute cute! I love the butterflies on the flower!

Littlebear said...

Butterflies and flowers - my favourite. This is beautiful Ann.
Have a lovely day.
Clare x

Pat said...

I love all these big flowers you use on your cards and then the cute butterflies, how sweet!
It's brilliant!
Hugs xx
Pat

Vanessa said...

So lovely, Ann!

Hugs,
Vanessa

Chrissy's Creations said...

Very pretty. I love the sweet butterflies and the pearls.

Quirky said...

Love the simplicity! Love the butterflies!

My LSS finally is stocking up on Martha Stewart punchers..! Hopefully I can score a butterfly one there tonight! :P

xiumaiyuki said...

Such a darling card! Those butterflies are the perfect touch!

Beth said...

Lovely card~and th little butterflies are adorable! TFS

StampinCathy said...

This is so pretty. I just love how you put the butterflies on the flower. You are one creative stamper. Also I wanted to thank you so much for stopping by my SCS gallery and loving all the nice comments. It really means alot to me. Have a fabulous day.

Lastel said...

Love the pink flower and butterflies , 2 things I really love !

Laura O'Donnell said...

fun things, can't wait!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

LOVE the little butterflies ... a perfect touch!

mommyabbytommy said...

Butterflies are so sweet. Nice card!

Susan Raihala said...

So, so lovely, Ann!

~*Joni said...

Oh Ann, this captures Summer in A2 form. lol! I love these colors together, it is so raspberry sorbet-ish, the butterflies are just perfect. :D

Ann Kranitz said...

Ann, the butterflies in black are stunning!!! What a great touch.

Silke said...

Hi Ann - I love the big flower and the butterflies....what a beautiful card :)!!! Hugs ~S~

Janis said...

I've never seen a flower detailed like that! How clever and beautiful! Great card!

AUsome mom said...

Great job on the sketch! I love that flower too :)

Regan said...

oooh..love this one!

chercroppin said...

Ooooh Ann...this is fantastic! That flower is gorgeous, and those black butterflies really make it all pop!

~amy~ said...

sweetness my friend...love the butterflies...

Maile Belles said...

cute card!!! Love the butterflies flying across the flower! My card making process is always in a different place from where I started. Just got to go with the flow! :)

Jackie said...

This is really pretty Ann! I love the added butterflies...great work!!!

Lynn said...

I love this delightful card with its big blossom and tiny butterflies!! Beautiful work, Ann!!

Maggie said...

What a cute idea with the butterflies! The little pearls make such a fantastic finishing touch!

HazelQ said...

Stunning card! As always you've done a beautiful job :)

Bree said...

Beautiful card!

Lauren said...

Very pretty! I love your butterfly adorned flower.

Stampin'GHmom said...

This so pretty! I love the addition of the butterflies on the flower. It adds a very unique flair to the card.

Michelle Forrest said...

cute, cute, C-U-T-E!

Maureen said...

Love the big flowers! I have some in blue and purple...they sure make a statement!!

Spyder said...

Anther lovely card, love the butterflies!! such a good idea! Please pop over to my blog where I have a little something waiting for you,
((Lyn))

PaperCrafty said...

Very pretty Ann! Love the flower & little butterflies.

Michelle said...

such a cute card annie..and im loving the yellow flower posted below this one too! TFS!
you KNOW that i love your style!

michelle.

Beate said...

Wonderful card! Love the color combo and the butterflies over the flower.
Hugs and smiles

Crafty Creations said...

Very pretty! Love the butterflies on the flower :)

whoistracy said...

Just wonderful Ann! I love the trio of black butterflies, they really pop here.

Elizabeth said...

Love the butterflies on the flower. Thanks for the inspiration. :)

Danni said...

Love this!! especially the little butterflies!

Liszha said...

What a lovely card, great LO and colours in harmony. Love it.

Sparkly Pink Star said...

Beautiful!

Michelle Bertuzzi said...

Ann, this is simply stunning! I love the pop of black on that big flower. The colors are gorgeous!

Heidi Van Laar said...

Oooooh, ♥love♥!! The black butterflies really pop!

(-: Heidi

Bernice said...

Ooh, I like the butterflies on the flower! Very bold.

Erika M. said...

REally loving those black butterflies on the flower - really eyecatching!

Cass said...

Love the butterflies across the flower. Cute idea!:)

Steph Zerbe said...

Holy Moses you are popular!
Look at all the love...40 some comments. Geez o pete!

Live the card, it's so sweet.

Elise said...

Well, I'm a huge fan of EVOLUTION! Not knowing exactly WHAT or how you will choose to create something is one of the most powerful forces in any crafter! I love hearing how this card evolved and LOOK: it's DAR-LING!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Another stunning creation!

Marie B. said...

I love the pop of the black butterflies on that hot pink flower, Ann!

Deanna said...

Oh lovin the black butterflies!

cricketeew said...

Love Love Love the big pink flower!

Lyn S said...

Stunning card Ann, those butterflies really pop!

Becky said...

Beautiful card, and these butterflies are just stunning.

Belinda said...

So pretty! :) Love the black butterflies on the flower!

Tonya said...

So pretty! Love those butterflies.

Shirley said...

Lovely and the butterflies are the icing on the cake for me!