Blissful Butterflies 20

Mona Pendleton | Sunday, November 1, 2009 @ 1:40 AM | , , ,

Hi Ladies! Happy November 1st :) I hope you are all enjoying your weekend! We will be heading off to the Cajun Festival today with the kiddos. I am a bit worried about my step son finding something that he likes to eat - he has a such a limited diet & has more dislikes than likes :( One day soon, I know he will be eating us out of house & home as the saying goes :)
Moving on to the crafty chit chat...Not only do I LOVE to browse Lauren Meader's blog for AMAZING crafty inspiration but I really enjoy reading her stories about her lil' family happenings that she shares with all of us :) For those of you who are not familiar with Lauren, she is the TALENTED designer/creator of the My Timeless Templates featured by Papertrey Ink! Well, when I stopped at her blog the other day to see what she has been up to, I read that she is being featured as a CELEBRITY designer on the Limelight Papercrafts Blog! Lauren designed the sketch for the Limelight Papercrafts Sketch Challenge #33, LLPC033 & she is playing along :) There is NO WAY I could play along in a challenge where Lauren is the CELEBRITY & not make one of her templates!!! We were challenged to incorporate BUTTERFLIES into our creations if we have them! I'd love to know if you have tried one of Lauren' Templates & if so, what is your favorite? Thanks for looking! Be Sweet!

Here is my Blissful Butterfly set:I used the DP from DCWV Garden Party stack for my background paper. This was one of those stacks that I just had to have! It has been sitting in my craft closet, on a shelf since Spring! UNTOUCHED LOLIt was difficult to make the butterflies show up, so I layered them x2 using a Martha Stewart punch. After making antennae from a piece of twine, I fastened the butterflies to the card with a brad. Then I could separate them to show their dimension :) I think "things" are more eye pleasing with dimension!
Lauren's Fold N' Go template is one of my favorites :) It makes for a great gift bag! I made a lil' matching tag that you see dangling off the Fold N' Go handle.To make the lighter pink butterfly of the two, I inked up the teeny weeny dot image from the PTI Polka Dot Basics II set with VersaMark, stamped it then embossed using White Filigree embossing powder.

The girls at Pile It On! invited me to be their Guest Designer for the month of November :) For those of you who are not familiar with Pile It On!, please allow me to share a little bit about them. They are a challenge site & the theory behind Pile It On! is to create cards, scrapbook pages or even altered items using MORE THAN ONE challenge!
For this Many Thanks card I used the following Challenges:
Pile It On! - Thank You
Limelight Papercrafts - Sketch
Whimsical Ink - Embossing
Daring Cardmakers - Get Punchy With It

Please be sure to visit ALL of the sites I have mentioned here today for oodles & oodles of inspiration!

Ingredients Used: Lauren Meaders/PTI My Timeless Template Fold 'N Go Stamps: SU Best Yet, Natural Beauty PTI Polka Dot Basics II Paper: SU Pink Piroette, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip DCWV Garden Party DP Ink: SU Chocolate Chip, VersaMark Sprinkles: Offray ribbon, generic hardware, PTI buttons & twine, Martha Stewart punch, Spellbinders Label 1 dies, EK Success punches, brads from stash, Filigree embossing powder, Cuttlebug EF

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20 Sweet Comments So Far:

Unknown said...

So very elegant and gorgeous! I love all the yummy ribbon and the soft palette! The butterflies are just stunning! I agree, the dimension is very eye pleasing. Hello, everything you make is very eye pleasing! You are such an inspiration!
kim xXx

S said...

Hey Mona--How do you do it? That is the softest, sweetest card and gift bag I have ever seen. The colors are so serene, and they all blend so well, and I love the butterflies. Great job. Sue M.

Julie Ranae said...

I am so glad to see someone break out some springtime colors right now! Don't get me wrong, I am all about the fall (have you seen my blog!), but come about the 3rd week of Dec, I will SO want to be using pinks and blues and lime greens!

This is a fabulous project, Mona! Lauren would be proud!

Mandy said...

Mona, this is BREATHTAKING! I am so glad you found us through Lauren and played along! :) Hope you'll play along again...we post challenges every other Thursday. I'll be featuring your card and box tomorrow on my blog! :)

Anonymous said...

I'm a bit of a fan of butterflies, and these are gorgeous.

Live Love and Scrap said...

Hi Mona,

Have fun at the festival!!! I look at that DCWV stack ALL the time...want it!!!

Your card is the colors...very sweet!!! I am off to check out Lauren's blog...geesh...I am NEVER going to get off this computer and go make something LOL!!!


Anonymous said...

oh mona, love love love the color combo here... you rock!

we are so glad to have you as our GDT!!!!

-- dalis

Yolanda said...
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Yolanda said...

I love this card! It is so cute and girly! Love those sweet little butterflies! I'm sure Lauren will just love these design! Great template too!

HawaiiRenee said...

Lauren's site is beautiful but you have done such and amazing job with every template you've done! This has sparked my interest in those templates when before I had no interest. I guess I'd have to say you've inspired me! Great job with these delicate looking designs! I love the butterflies! TFS!

Lynda said...

Wow such fabulous and pretty projects. Thanks for sharing them with us and joining in with Daring Cardmakers this week.

Lynda xxx

Courtney said...

What a beautiful tribute card for Lauren! This is so special; I'm sure she will love it! Your designs are so stunning!

Jan Evans said...

Both the card and template are priceless! Lauren will, surely, be blown away! Those little butterflies are precious!

Kathy said...

I've put that butterfly punch on my Christmas Wish List!
thanks for sharing your lovely work with

Kathy said...

oops wrong link!

The Daring Cardmakers

Kerry said...

Beautiful soft and feminine looking card and template. Matches Lauren's "feel" perfectly. Just gorgeous!

Trudy said...

Love those sweet little butterflies! This is such a beautiful card & template box!

Norma said...

These really are blissful butterflies! Both designs are so beautiful and creative. The box perfectly matches the card! You did a great job with the soft colors and textures! TFS!

Cindy Percovich said...

Hi Mona! I love your design on both the care and the template! The butterflies are too cute and your color combos are perfect! I know Lauren will cherish this!

Ashley Newell said...

WOW! Your cards are amazing! I love them both! Thanks for playing along with the Whimsical Ink challenge!

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