Friday, April 24, 2009

Gentle Thoughts - Butterfly #87

I honestly CANNOT believe that this card makes "Follow the Butterflies" card #87 . . . I seriously cannot believe how quickly this journey has gone by!! (For details on this butterfly business, check out the link to the sidebar on the right.) In all actuality, we are going to be flying over to Germany on September 1st to hook up with my son, do some vacationing/sight seeing and bring him home!! I found a great deal on airline tickets last weekend and have already booked our flights . . . as well as turning in our passport applications . . . things are definitely moving right along!!

The challenge on SCS yesterday (WT215) was to use ONLY white cardstock, and I have to admit that this is something I have NEVER done! I've done mostly white cards, to be sure, but never one that was ALL white cardstock. I have to say that I LOVE how this turned out, and I think I will definitely be doing this again!

This old stamp set, Garden Collage, is a long-time favorite. The images are just lovely. I think it was a hostess set from several years back (or at least some sort of special, non-catalog-regular set). I'm glad I finally got to using it for my butterfly challenge.

Hope y'all have a terrific weekend. Looks like the sun will be shining and the birds will be singing here!! Hooray!! At last!!

Stamps: Garden Collage
Paper: Whisper White
Ink: Ranger Pitch Black Adirondack, Brocade Blue, various Copic Markers
Accessories: Spellbinders Small Deckled Rectangle (S4-201), Labels Three (S4-190), white organza ribbon, Cuttlebug Floral Screen and Swiss Dots embossing folders, pop-up glue dots, sponge

9 comments:

melissac said...

Beautiful card!! Your trip sounds sooo exciting!! Blessings and hugs!

TN Granny said...

Wendy,
This card is way to beautiful I just love your work and I love butterflies.

Sandy Knecht said...

Beautiful card!

msfreida said...

Wendy, this is absolutely gorgeous! The white, embossed BG really makes the image pop! The colors you chose are perfect! :)

Congrats on your trip...how exciting! I know you are thrilled to get your son home! :)

Melissa said...

i am looking at your awesome craft room in the Stampin Success and I noticed the board on your wall of Pres Hinckley's B's. It is so cool! I live in TX and we don't see stuff like that here. Where did you get it? I would love to order one for my home. Thanks!

Melissa
melissarw@hotmail.com

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Very beautiful card!

Doris said...

I have this set, too; and I still love it! The butterfly makes a perfect pop-up for the card. You did a beautiful job with just the white cs!

quilter said...

Your white card is so appealing. I think it could also be a good sympathy card. I love the blue accents.

Anonymous said...

This is one of your prettiest butterflies....I do enjoy them so much and have goten some inspiration also. Thanks you for sharing