Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Flutter By Wednesday #15

Happy Flutter By Wednesday! The challenge this week on the Flutter By team was to create a card using punches/diecuts and of course, butterflies or fairies. I'm running low on birthday cards so decided to make one of those. I used the sketch at OCC this week for the layout.

I forgot that my butterfly would be on the blue paper so I ran it through my Cuttlebug embossing folder and then inked it with green ink. I thought it still needed something so I outlined it with my black pen and then applied shimmerz to it. Here's a close up:

We have some new team members so be sure to check out their blogs. I've included their links to the right. Stop by Danni's blog to see who the featured team member is. Why not make a card and share it as well. Danni has set up a Mr. Linky for you to post your creation.

I wanted to thank all of you for the emails and comments I received about my health issues. I REALLY appreciate it!! I've been a little tired so I'm behind in responding but I will do that in the next day or so.

Quick Abby share - yesterday was Kindergarten Round Up. She was so excited to go and see her new school. When we got there kids were outside playing and she asked why there were so many big kids at her school. I guess to a Kindergarten a 6th grader does look pretty big!! One of the things that the kids got to do was take a bus ride. For many of them this was their first and boy were they excited. Abby was no exception. She kept smiling and insisted that I take a picture of her.
Doesn't she look happy? She then decided that I needed to take a picture of her making a funny face on the bus.

You're laughing aren't you? I know I do - we call this her google eye look. :o)
Thanks for stopping by and looking!

Card Details:
Size: 4 1/4 x 5 1/2
Stamps: TAC (flower stems) & Amuse (Sentiment)
DP: BasicGrey
Other: Quickutz Butterfly Die; flowers; brads; Shimmerz; Cuttlebug Embossing Folder (swirl); Scallop circle punch; circle punch


Tina said...

Your card is soooo lovely, love the layout too.
Abby looks like she's having fun!

Stef H said...

And I'm laughing out loud! Way toooo cute!

Your card is beautiful as is your daughter.


Ann Kranitz said...

Michelle this card is stunning. I love how you popped the butterfly with the embossing and outlining.

Nancy said...

What a big day for Abigail!! Thanks for sharing that with us! Your card this week is stunning! I love all of the accents that you add to your card...they are always so carefully planned and always work!

Kim said...

Beautiful (cards and family). Hope you are feeling better soon. Love the butterflies on your blog design. I look forward to seeing your weekly creations on FBW.

Anna said...

She does look excited to ride on the bus! Loved the funny face photo of her! Beautiful card as well! I really like the layout you used! Love the comments you leave me about being an enabler for you! Those stamps she makes are too cute, aren't they?

Tammi said...

LOL, she's a cutie!

Neat how you did the butterfly Michelle, your card is so pretty, I like how you did the flowers and what a great sketch!

On AI, I feel the same way, bored...last night I was only interested in Adam & Kris. Have a nice day!

Danni said...

Oh this card is beautiful! Such different colors but I love them! The flowers add the right touch and that butterfly is gorgeous! Wow!!
Look at cutie pie Abby!! So fun!

Nicola said...

Gorgeous card Michelle and what a fab layout. Love your papers, flowers and all the bling you have given to this lovely butterfly.
Abby sure looks like she is enjoying herself, such a pretty child with the most beautiful eyes. -x-

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Beautiful picture of your daughter!! Too cute!!! Love your card too!! The flowers add color and elegance!! Beautiful butterfly!

Jodi said...

Very pretty card! Love your flowers and the pretty papers too!
Jodi =)

Unknown said...

Lovely card Michelle! How clever to go over the edge of the butterfly. It made all the difference!
Viv xx

Kristie W. said...

Abby is adorable!

Love your card, the cuttlebugged butterfly is really neat!

Liz said...

OMG! Abby is too cute, and funny! Love seeing pictures of her. She just seems SO big!

Laurie said...

I love your Happy B-day card! The colors are so pretty! TFS!!

Kathy Jones said...

Beautiful card those flowers make it very striking and the black makes it POP! Abby looks like she's having a lot of fun! :)

Cassie said...

so pretty! love the embossing michelle!!

Heather Schlatter said...


I really love what you did with the cuttle bug here and I love the layout and the paterned Flutter By!!! Your colors and elements are wonderful too!! You did an awesome job on Flutter By this week!!!


AmethystCat said...

beautiful card and fabulous pics!

Tracy said...

I love how you embossed the flower! What a cutie your daughter is!