Monday, January 28, 2019

My Friend......You Make my Heart Happy

Friends FUR-ever

Hi, Friends......

Our family has been going through some challenges lately, but through it all we have been on the receiving end of some very thoughtful gestures from friends which have encouraged us greatly. 

I wanted to make a sunny thank you to send to one friend in particular. I have been attracted to yellow lately....kind of odd because it is not my usual color and certainly not my favorite. I must be ready for spring!!! :) When I saw that Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge this fortnight had yellow and blue in it.....I knew I wanted to try do all 7 of the elements for this card.

Here is her Butterfly Wheel showing the 7 elements (which includes the requisite butterfly/ies as one of the seven):
The Letter Y is the unifying theme. Now tell me....have YEW ever heard of the color YEW???? I had not. I had heard of Yew trees.....although I couldn't remember what they looked like! (Don't tell my old Plant Taxonomy professor!) But a quick look at Wiki told me it was a brown/tan color which I interpreted as kraft for my card.

I have never attempted all 7 parts of the Butterfly Challenge before because I can't figure out how to make them look cohesive. I perused my butterfly box, though, and found the perfect patterned paper....from K&Co. It had all three colors in it. I was good to go from there. I used yarn and a sentiment from a new stamp set containing the word "you". Patterned paper is my "your choice" for this card. VICTORY!!!! ALL SEVEN ELEMENTS for the FIRST TIME!!!! YAY!!!!  (Maybe YAY should be my Your Choice item! lol...)  Can you tell that I am excited?  :)

Supplies used include:
Stampendous - Laurel Burch Fish Wishes stamp set
Versafine ink in Sepia Brown
K&Co. patterned paper
Studio Katia - Clear Round Drops Mix
Core'dinations cardstock
Yarn from stash

Hope you like my sunny card. I am soooooooooo ready for spring so I can get out and play in my garden....which is currently covered in snow. I look at it longingly when I am out taking care of my chickens. What are you looking forward to this spring? Thank you for stopping by!!!


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Butterfly Challenge - Y is for.....  I DID ALL SEVEN THINGS!! YAY!!!
2. Joy Clair December/January Challenge - AG
3. Allsorts #504 - Friends
4. Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday January Challenge - Sparkle and Shine  (I added clear dew drops for shine.) 
5. Word Art Wednesday - Weeks #370-371 - AG
6. Dare2BArtzy January Challenge - Favorite Season
(I am soooooooooooo ready for SPRING!!!)
7. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - January Challenge
8. Simon Says Says Work-It Wednesday - Something New (I used a new stamp set.)
9. Double Trouble Challenge #20 Love, Peace, and Kindness is in the Air (I did all three things: #1 My sentiment is about kindness and I have a butterfly in the air. #3 I added clear dew drops for shine, #2 I linked up to The Paper Girls challenge.)
10. The Paper Girls Challenge #168 - Sparkle and Shine (I added clear dew drops for shine.)
11. TCP Tuesday Challenge #353 - Love
12. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Have a Heart (I have heart in my sentiment.) 
13. Time Out Challenge #127 - Inspired by Words (I chose the support of friends in this quote which makes my heart happy!)



  1. Wow!! Amazing card with bright colours, so impressive and creative! Great take of the butterfly challenge!! And all the seven colours, yay!! :D

  2. well done on meeting the challenge and the result looks fab. Thanks for joining my challenge at Allsorts this week.
    Lynn x

  3. Striking design paper and like the layering of the panels and yarn bow embellishment. CAS and beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble and The Paper Girls.

  4. This really is a sunny card and well done for getting in all these elements-such beautiful paper and you used it so well-your friend will love it,as we do at Time Out and thank you for leaving us such a lovely comment on our blog x

  5. Hello Janis, wow what a splendid achievement. All the seven requirments and very cohesive they are too.I love how you have pulled it altogether. sometimes I really have to rack my brains to come up with thee colours and themes for the letters. Wait until you see tomorrows challenge. I pulled out all the stops!! Lol. Snow is on the way here in the UK. A few flurries whilst we were out in town to day and tomorrow is set to be -4 degrees. Brr. Thankyou for coming and spinning the butterfly wheel with me this week. Hugs Mrs A.

  6. A beautiful Butterfly creation for our 'Friends' theme at Allsorts challenge this week, thanks so much for joining in.

    B x

  7. Lovely card! The background looks so pretty and I love the little bow! Thanks for participating in the Dare 2B Artzy January Challenge! -Tasha ☺

  8. Congrats on getting all seven elements into your card - and you did it beautifully with all those gorgeous layers of ink! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Jill


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