Sunday, February 27, 2011

SPRING BIRTHDAY WISHES!

Speaking of Spring, storm warnings are out for tonight, including tornado warnings north of us. Hey Kim, remember, I won't be in the recliner this time...I'll be asleep in bed! Better get this posted before it hits...

Look close at the butterfly, it is a close-up of a petunia picture that I took a couple years ago...


OK, going to make this quick, so listed below are the inspirational
challenges that inspired this card...


Allsorts Challenge - to make your own flower
CES Challenge - Flower and Flutterbys
Cooking it Up with Katie - the recipe of white, wings and wishes
Cr8 4 Fun Color Challenge - use colors from the following chart
Crafty Creations Challenge - what lives at the bottom of my garden, I kept thinking worms [yuck], but thought about all the butterflies we see around our flowers [much better].
Crazy 4 Challenges - use flowers
Die Cut Dreams - Spring garden scene
Inspirational Card Sketches the sketch below
Lexi's Creations - flowers
Oldie but a Goodie Challenge  - a stamped image at least 6 months old,
got the Just Believe stamp set at SU! Convention last July, what fun!
One Stop Craft Challenge - spring flowers
Paper Cutz Challenge - spring flowers
Party Time Tuesday - anything goes
Reasonable Ribbon - Spring theme with ribbon
Sentimental Sundays - Spring theme with sentiment
Stamp Something Challenge - Stamp something with flowers
Stamping Bs Design Team - use a flower
Sugar Creek Hollow - inside out, meaning front and inside are completed
Tuesday Throwdown - 3-D, pop up design
Paper Pals Arts - element of style with scallops
Simply Create Challenge - power of flowers
365 Cards Day 363 - Faux Framed, look close, I scored double lines
around the flower image!

Well, looks like the storm is staying north (well most of it)
but now they threw in the "S" word...

SNOW! 
Aghhhhh, said Charlie Brown!

SAM




38 comments:

Kathie said...

Stunning and gorgeous card Sally! It caught my eye, its so beautiful! TFS!
Hugs, Kathie

Meredith said...

WOW... I can't believe you can make one card work for so many challenges!!! :) I love the textured background, and I love the flowers! THanks for playing with CR84FN this week!

Kim Mc said...

Fabulous, wonderful, gorgeous, beautiful, lovely...just a few words that perfectly describe your card! I too love the textures and what a brillant idea to punch the butterfly out of picture of a flower...looks almost real! And of course that white satin bow just sets it all off and is one of my favorite things!

I this my birthday card for next year?!? It's in my favorite colors!

Stay warm and I hope the snow misses ya! Aloha, KL

Jess said...

Beautiful! I adore the flowers and the textured background kind of looks like fabric and lace!

Thanks for playing along with us at Sentimental Sundays this week!

Olga said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!

Cards by Gina said...

Oh, what an absolutely elegant card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at PPA this week.

Tammy said...

This is absolutely beautiful!! Thanks for Cooking it up with Katie this week!
Tammy x

Stephanie Kraft said...

This is simply lovely, Sam! Lovely flower bouquet and love the clean lines! Thanks so much for joining us at CR84FN!

Bonnie - Really Reasonable Ribbon said...

Beautiful card! Thanks so much for joining our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Such a pretty card Sam! So delicate and feminine looking! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN :)

Kim said...

This is so elegant. I love the beautiful textures and the coloring on the butterfly is so pretty. Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Throwdown.

DesignerDiva said...

This is adorable so much detail and very spring like! thanks for joining in at Oldie But Goodie this week
Hugs Laurie x

Deb Hickman said...

Beautiful card, love the little flowers you've added giving it that extra dimension.xx

Andrea M said...

Very pretty card! Lovely butterfly! Wonderful take on the challenge colors! So glad you played along with CR84FN!!!

Heide said...

This is such a beautiful card! What a lovely butterfly. You card is great inside and out! Thanks for joining us at SCH.
Hugs, Heide
SCH DT

Carolyn V said...

I absolutely love it! love the texture, the layers and that bow is perfect

Pam said...

Gorgeous card, Sally!!

Carla Bazhenow said...

Fabulous card!!! I love your flowers. Hugs,

Sue Lelli said...

So PRETTY, Sam, inside and out! LOVE the flowers and that FAB butterfly! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

Katie said...

Great card!
Thanks for Cooking It Up With Katie :)

Danie M said...

Such a pretty card....I always love seeing Pink and Green together. Thanks so much for partying with us at Party Time Tuesday for our Anything Goes Challenge. I do hope you will join us again!

Danie - PTT - DT

Fleur said...

A gorgeous card, the flowers are so pretty & I love this stamp set
Thanks for joining our challenges at OLDIE but a GOODIE & ALLSORTS, hope you’ll join us again
Hugz Fleur xXx

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Great card!....

Thanks for making your own flowers this week for the Allsorts Challenge

Emma xxx

Tracey said...

Beautiful card Sam, so elegant & I love the soft colours :)

Hugs
Tracey
x

Debgem said...

Such a pretty card, and I love the texture in your backing paper. Thanks for playing along with CR84FN this week!

Tracy said...

Fabulous entry, thanks for joining Oldie But A Goodie challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Tracy said...

p.s. also meant to thank you for joining in with Die Cut Dreams too.
Tracy x

Susan (rainy) said...

SO SO beautiful!! Love the white on white and the wonderful textures and fabulous design.

Francesca said...

Fab Card
Thanks for joining us at Oldie but a Goodie this time and good luck!

Hugs
Francesca

Joanne (jojot) said...

so very sweet....thanks for playing with the Stampin B's

Stella said...

Beautiful card; so elegant and romantic. Makes me think of spring:)
Thanks so much for playing along at CR84FN!

Shelley said...

What gorgeous colours! Thanks for joining in this weeks OSCC. Hugs Shelley xx

Cat Spicer said...

SOOOOO lovely. A perfect spring flower creations for the OSC Challenge. THANKS for sharing!

Cat, OSCC DT

Lizy said...

This is such a pretty card! And wow! HOW many challenges does it cover?? I hope to be able to managea 'one for all' card someday! :)
Lizy x

Sharon Basel said...

Hi Sally -
I'm so glad you've joined us this week at the Sugar Creek Hollow challenge. Your card is beautiful with the textures and 3D flowers with pearl centers. It has such a lovely Spring feel to it too. I do hope you'll return to our SCH challenges again.
Sharon, SCH-DT

Sheena said...

A stunning creation! Thanks for joining us at CES this week! Sheena xx

Renlymat's World of Family & Crafts said...

Your stamped leaves and stems with the 3-D flowers are wonderful! Such pretty colors against the white background too! Thanks so much for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow this week. Hope to see you again soon!
~Renee
SCH DT

Mummylade said...

love the flowers! Thank you for entering the DCD challenge this fortnight and good luck!