Saturday, February 9, 2019

Fly Away with Me

Hi, Friends.......

Do you ever have one of those times when you know you have a particular piece of patterned paper or perhaps a certain embellishment in your stash....somewhere...but where???? That happened for me while trying to make this card.

Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge this fortnight is centered around Butterfly/ies + the Letter K: Kraft cardstock, Knot it, Kite...and some K colors: Kelly Green, Kobe, and Kobi (yep...real colors!! lol). A fun combo.  Could I possibly do all 7 again this time, as I did last challenge????

I knew I had a whimsical piece of patterned paper with a green sky (which I think is a little odd, but whatever!), a butterfly, and brightly colored flowers in pink and yellow. But WHERE could it be???? I also knew I had a Doodlebug kite sticker (which I easily located...amazingly) that miiiiiiiiiiiiiight match said patterned paper...if I could ever find it.

A much longer search than I wish to admit ensued as I rummaged through every tub and shelf of paper I own looking for this sheet that I could have sworn I had seen recently. Turned out that I had put it in my green "trimmed-to-A2-size-and-ready-to-use" backgrounds so it would be EASILY AVAILABLE!!! much for that system of organization!!!

Well, after that, the rest of the card was easy!  And.....wonder of wonders, the kite matched the paper!!  A knotted piece of white ribbon completed all 7 requirements....again!! I must say I am totally floored and have no explanation for how this happened.

(BEWARE: Something in the universe is prob going out of alignment very soon since this is the second time in a row I have managed to do this!! EEK!)

Supplies used include:
Lawn Fawn - Hello Sunshine stamp set
Versamark Ink
WOW! Embossing Powder - Opaque Bright White Regular
Kite sticker from Doodlebug - Springtime collection (retired)
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Audrey Cutaways die set
Pretty Pink Posh - Sparkling Clear Mix sequins
Core'dinations kraft cardstock
DCWV solid pink cardstock scraps
Ribbon, rhinestones, and that elusive piece of patterned paper...from my stash

Hope you like my light-hearted spring card. You still have a few days left to join us over at the Butterfly Challenge. Hope to see you there!!


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Butterfly Challenge #116 - Butterfly + K is for.... (I did all 7 things AGAIN!!!)
2. Penny Black and More February Challenge - AG w/ opt of tags
3. Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - Dies/Punches or Hearts
4. CARDZ-TV Anything Goes Challenge #82
5. WordArt Wednesday Weeks #372-373 - AG
6. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper February Challenge
7. Papercraft Challenge #15 - AG opt Valentine or Love
8. Double Trouble Challenge #21 - Flowers + Butterflies
9. Crafter's Castle February Challenge - AG opt Valentine
10. Moving Along with the Times Challenge #90 - Add a Sentiment


  1. A bright and cheerful entry. Many thanks for joining us at Penny Black and More Challenges xx

  2. A very bright and cheery creation, many thanks for joining us again at Penny Black and More challenge.

    B x

  3. Well I am so glad you stuck to your ferreting and found that elusive paper as it is perfect. Love the kite too. Thankyou for coming and spinning the butterfly wheel with me this week. Hugs Mrs A.

  4. It was worth the search, because this card is really bright and pretty! I sometimes find that searching for something helps me remember all those other things I have, too. TFS!

  5. Hi Janis and kudos for using all 7 elements! Woo-hoo! This is so bright, happy & cheerful, too. I didn't even think about looking in my stickers - which I haven't used in years! lol Good luck, my friend. :-)

  6. Looks fab Janis, thanks for joining us at MAWTT. Xxxx

  7. Love the whimsical look of these flowers and butterfly, and the kite and sentiment are a great add. Thanks again for sharing with us at Double Trouble.

  8. Gorgeous card - the planets have aligned again for you! Jo x

  9. Amazing card!!! So sweet, happy and bright!! You have made me smile with your rummage... :) I have the same problems any time I have an idea in mind! LOL :D

  10. This is such happy paper - and so cute! Thanks for sharing with the Double Trouble challenge once again :)

  11. Oh, this is such a cheerful and colorful card Janis. I had to laugh at your frantic search for that perfect piece of paper that you had put away for later. I'm always outsmarting myself when I decide to be organized, so it appears that chaos may be my natural state. Love how you managed to hit all the elements for the Butterfly challenge...yay!

  12. Very cute and cheery card. I am in the midst of a slow move and am always looking for something and think it must be at the other house but no it isn't so where is it? I feel like I am going crazy.

  13. Ooh this is such a gorgeous, happy card, I love it! It was definitely worth all that searching! xxx

  14. Another wonderful creation, love the pretty colors, just what I need to see on this gloomy winter day, waiting for snow and ice.
    Also love reading your cute animal memes with the posts!

    So nice to see you again at Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday challenge and Penny Black and More challenge!

  15. Very cute card Love the spring colors so bright and happy......Lis

  16. Beautiful butterflies! I love the spring colors! Thank you for joining the Papercraft Business Challenge! -DT Meghan

  17. Congrats on your win! Love how you have incorporated all 7 elements here.

  18. Cute card! Makes me think of Spring! Thank you for joining the Crafter’s Castle’s February Challenge! –Tasha ☺

  19. Thank you for joining us at Double Trouble Papercrafting Challenge. Your persistence paid off - your springy card is quite adorable.

  20. Such a pretty card! Thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More Challenge!
    x Daniela (DT)

  21. WOW, Janis! Love, love, love all the beautiful and fun colors! It's perfect for Spring. Thank you for sharing another submission to Papercraft Business's challenge for February.
    Ashley Wells @ Proud PB DT Member
    Join in on the fun with our Papercraft Business Challenges!

  22. Love the colours!
    Thank you for sharing with Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge!
    DT for Patterned Paper Challenge
    Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!


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