Hi there! It's finally Friday and I'm so excited to share my card today! Last week, I was chosen as the "Mashup! Maven" over at Friday Mashup! for THIS card. As a special treat, their "Maven" is given the distinguished honor of being a guest designer, on the next week's challenge. How cool is that? This week they are sharing an awesome, sketch challenge. Please check it out and I hope you get the chance to play along! These gals are just so F-U-N! :)
I used (another, really neglected set) Baroque Motifs, for my creation. I just love all of the flourishes in the main image. I decided to heat emboss the image then add some butterflies from the Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die. I finally ordered this die and am so happy I did. I layered the butterflies, folded them for dimension and added some pearl accents to dress them up. I'm still on my "Sponging Streak" and am using my sponges to distress just about everything I create. I'm actually getting ready to "sponge" the walls in one of our bathrooms, this weekend, too. Nothing is safe! Haha!
The sentiment is from the You're A Gem set from the Occasions Mini Catalog. I seem to be using it a lot, lately. The ribbon is a retired Old Olive taffeta ribbon. There are quite a few Basic Pearls on this card, too.
Finally, here is the inside....with more "butterfly-goodness":
Before I wrap up, I wanted to share another photo. Yesterday, I spent the day with some amazingly, creative gals (for a much-needed, "girls day"). When I arrived home, I discovered that my sweet husband had a little spring surprise for me. He said that when he saw these flowers, they reminded him of me..."because they were so HAPPY"! This guy really knows how to put a smile on my face, I tell ya! :)
Well, that's all I have for today. Please visit Friday Mashup! and try out the sketch challenge, this week. Thanks for dropping by and before you go, please leave a comment and say hello. I love hearing from you and it gives me a chance to visit and share some bloggin' love, too. :) Tomorrow, I will finally be sharing some (much anticipated) BLOG CANDY! Want a chance to win? Be sure to come back on Saturday!
Have a very HAPPY day today!