Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Fairy Flutter By

ETA: Danni is without Internet service at this time. She will have the post along with Mr. Linky up just as soon as her service returns. She is very sorry for this inconvenience.

Before I get started with Flutter By Wednesday, I just wanted to thank everyone for the kind words on my winning the TAC contest. It means a lot to me to have such a wonderful support system here in blogland!


Today is an open challenge which means anything goes as long as you have a fairy or a butterfly on your card. We also have a guest designer this week - please stop by Sandra McLean's blog to see her wonderful creation!


So this week I have two cards to share - no I'm not an overachiever. If anything I'm a slacker. See I decided to use a card that I had already started and add a butterfly to it and call it quits. I think it's cute enough to share so here it is.



But after I got done, I saw a sketch at Mercy's blog that I just had to try. Plus I got a few new TAC stamp sets and that fairy was just calling my name. SO I made another card.



Now it's after 2am and I'm trying to finish everything up so I can go to bed...so in the future, this won't be happening again. LOL. I really like how my fairy card turned out. The DP is actually cards I found on clearance at Micheal's. They are by Chatterbox and each set came with 15 cards, envelopes and stickers. They were marked down to $1.99!! I couldn't pass that up so I got one box of each color. The cards are 5x7 in size and are double sided with a window cut out on the front. I felt that I was limited in what I could do they way they were so I decided to cut them up and use them as individual sheets to make my card. I then attached the card front to a white card base. I paper pieced the fairy's dress and crown. Added Stickles to her wings and rhinestones to her crown. I colored her in with my Copics. I didn't "ground" her as I like to think of her fluttering there...watching over you.



I hope you decide to play along this week. Just stop by Danni's blog and link your creation using Mr. Linky. While you are there check out her fabulous creation. You can visit the other uber talented DT's my going to their blogs which are located on the right side of my blog.


I hope you have a fabulous Wednesday! Tomorrow Abby starts Kindergarten - I have such mix feelings. Happy for a little mommy break but sad to have her go. I've stayed home with her since she turned one (Jay stayed home with her the first year) so I've grown used to OUR time. Plus we lived in a state where we didn't know many people or have any family so our bond was even more important for me. I know I will still have special times just for the two of us just not as often. arggghhh it's so hard for me to put this into words - just send me a little extra love as my baby leaves me, okay?! Thanks so much for stopping by!!

20 comments:

Laurie said...

Yeah Michelle! I get to be first! You cards are adorable! I love the butterfly and I love the fairy!! So cute!! TFS!!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

both cards are just fabulous! and a big CONGRATS on winning the TAC contest! woooo hoooo!

you'll get over her being in school in no time! she's gonna love it! PLUS, we're here if you need a shoulder!

hugs,

Nancy said...

Awesome, awesome, awesome cards, Michelle! I love your colors, and your layouts are clean and stunning! Fabulous job this week!!

Anna said...

Adorable cards! I need to get that fairy set! Kim just posted a rocking card with her yesterday! Boo hoo on Abby starting kindergarten. It's a bittersweet moment! They grow up so fast!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Not one but two awesome FBW cards?!!!! Your rock girl!! They both sport such awesome layouts, colors, and images!!
Magnificent job my friend!
hugs,
Chris

Lelia said...

I love them both! I love the piercing on the first one and the piecing on the second. They both made me smile!

Hugs,
Lelia

Tammi said...

Awww, hugs, I remember those days! Your cards are beautiful, love her dress in that second card and pretty flower and design. Hey, I just got the fairies, took forever to get here, should be getting some out to you soon. :)

Barb said...

Great cards, Michelle! LOVE LOVE LOVE the paper pieced fairy dress and the glittery wings :)

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh your cards are darling.

Jodi said...

Both of your cards are fabulous! Love the color combo and the pretty butterfly on your card!
Hugs
JOdi =)

Harriet Skelly said...

Both cards are great Michelle! I love that butterfly on the first one and the paper piecing on that sweet image on the second card!!

Mercy said...

michelle...these are wonderful! love the colors and dp on that fairy card!

thanks for playing along with my sketch for last week, and i hope to see you again this week!

{{{hugs}}}
mercy

Ann Kranitz said...

Your cards are amazing today!!! Love that little fairy. She is so sweet!!

Heather Schlatter said...

Michelle,

Both of your creations turned out really cute I love that super sweet fairy and that Flutter By is really preacious as well!!!

I really like the colors and papers you used too!!!

Heather

Christine said...

I love your fairy! She is so cute and the paper piecing is a fabulous idea!

Blessings,
Christine

Kim said...

Both cards are really great - I love that popped up butterfly. Congrats on the contest too!

Tina said...

Wow, super adorable. Love the colors.

Danni said...

Over achiever...LOL!!
Great cards, especially the fairy one, gonna have to get that set....

Sandra MacLean said...

Very clean and sweet Michelle!

ThePaperStop said...

These are just darling!