Friday, August 19, 2011

Wishing you Happiness...

Hi All! And a very Happy Friday to you. I've been MIA for a few days, again.. lol.. Trying to re-organize my schedule a bit and spend more time with my DH, and enjoy whats left of the summer. 8-) I've also been getting my crafts room a little more organized as well. It sure helps me think and create better when there's less clutter.. lol..So now that that's all straightened up, I think I am back to our regularly scheduled program.. Yay!.. Today I thought I would play along with a couple of challenges, 8-)

I chose to play along with the Fabulous Ladies of CR84FN and their latest Color Challenge #36. And OMGoodness, what an absolutely Gorgeous color palate they gave us to play with this time!  I also thought I would give Iwona's Sketchbook Saturday Challenge #24  a try.. She creates the most Wonderful Sketches, I have to tell ya,  and this one was no exception!

I started off by creating my BG with various dp's from, believe it or not, my scrap stash, even my little scroll Cricut die cut butterfly layer is left over from a previous project.. So, I am really at a loss as to who's dp's they are this but, I am thrilled that I did not have to cut up anything new and got rid of some of my left overs too..8-)  I can tell you that most of my embellies, the chip board frame, corrugated butterfly, seam binding, crochet flower and my dicut doily too, all came from MAD Stamper finds.  I did add a bit of shading with my Scattered Straw and Wild Honey Distress Inks and then toned My BG pieces down with my Snow Cap Paint Dabber, which I also added to all my Kraft pieces, the mats, die cut Doily and corrugated butterfly..I think it added a nice little Shabby distressed look. My Hero Arts sentiment  was stamped onto a small piece Script dp also from my stash with Memento Rich Cocoa and shaded with Wild honey and Scattered Straw Distress inks before being mounted to a fun stamp shaped chip board frame. To finish it all up, added my pretty seam binding bow topped with a lovely crochet flower, a vintage pearl brad and added few more sweet pearls for my little Butterfly. Pretty easy peasy, huh..8-)

Hope you are all having a Wonderful Day & thanks so much for stopping by!
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. OMGosh this is GORGEOUS Shannon!! I love the soft colors and that awesome butterfly! Beautiful bow and crochet flower too!
    Hugs, Tammy :)

  2. Shannon, LOVE the chipboard frame and butterfly and the corrugated butterfly! LOVE the polka dot paper! This is a GREAT card! THX for palying with us at CR84FN!

    Sue Lelli

  3. Hi Shannon,
    Two more beautiful cards, the butterflies are stunning, great colors.


  4. BEAUTIFUL!!! Love that butterfly and the crochet flower in the center of the bow is just so perfect!
    Fabulous card.

  5. Love this!! Isn't that a wonderful palette indeed?? Kraft and yellow look so warm together.
    Your card is gorgeous, I especially like the luscious bow paired with the crocheted flower :)

  6. Such a pretty card Shannon! Lovin' the white washed butterfly and all the layers! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN
    By Mona L. Pendleton

  7. Beautiful card, Shannon! Love your layout and beautiful layered butterfly! Thanks for playing with CR84FN!
    By Stephanie Kraft

  8. Beautiful card, Shannon. Great to use up left overs. The layered butterfly is great.
    By Marie

  9. What a BEAUTIFUL card! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN!!!

  10. Beautiful! I love the layered butterfly and postage stamp frame and pretty crochet flower. Thanks so much for playing at CR84FN! :)

  11. Shannon this is gorgeous! I love the yellow. Whatever you used to cut the layer on the butterfly is just fabulous!! Beautiful work.

  12. Oh, girl! This is beautiful! The color combo is perfect and the butterfly is perfect! Love how you used the chipboard elements and doily. :o) AWESOME!

  13. wow!!! Your cards are really gorgeous! I love them... all of them! Everyone is and has something special. Beautiful!

    Have a great crafting day,


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