Saturday, April 16, 2011

Blessings of Joy

Here is the lovely photo inspiration for this week!

Hi there!

It feels good to be back in my craft room after a busy week!  Not sure how many cards I'll get done for challenges this weekend, but I thought I'd try to make at least one for a favorite challenge of mine over at the The Play Date Cafe.  I knew that I wanted to incorporate those little butterflies on my card.  And guess what those butterflies are from...ya guess yet?!  Ok...they are from a Panera bread coffee cup holder...yep!  I just love the texture of it!  I punched them out with my butterfly punch.  I used my blender pen to fill in the petals on the flowers.  The bird is from K&Company.  And the lace is from American Crafts.  The background paper(Melissa Frances) is actually green, but looks a little blue in the picture.  And the awesome ribbon with great texture is from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  Ok, hope you all have a fabulous weekend...take care...and thanks for visiting!


Paper:  Melissa Frances, Making Memories, Recollections
Stamp:  SU(Easter Blossoms)
Ink:  SU(Chocolate Chip)
Bird, Sentiment:  K&Company
Pearls:  Martha Stewart
Cotton Cord:  Jo-Ann Fabric
Button:  Fancy Pants
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon
Punch:  Picture Punch(butterfly), Martha Stewart
Lace:  American Crafts


  1. I just love love love birds on cards. And this one is jaw dropping. Such a great idea to create these butterflies and your bow is fabulous. Gorgeous card!
    Enjoy your weekend!

  2. Oh,Maria!!! Fabulous! Gorgeous! Every element you placed on this card is beautiful! I love the bird!

  3. so lovely Maria! love all your textural embellishments! Thanks for playing along at the Play Date Cafe this week....

  4. Such a pretty pretty your lace and birdy! cherry

  5. a really great card full of loads of 'things" but without looking busy.
    that easter blossoms stamp is great

  6. Bee-autiful, Maria! I love your ingenuity, using your coffee cup holder. I find myself picking up stuff off parking lots too, bits and pieces that look good for crafting. We're a "green", recycling bunch aren't we? ;)

    Thanks for playing with us at THe Play Date Cafe. :)

  7. Crazy GORGEOUS, Maria! LOVE all those fantastic textural elements! Such fabulous dimension! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

  8. BEAUTIFUL! I love that birdie--and the texture!! Great details on this card:) Thanks so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the PDCC:)

  9. So gorgeous! I love those Panera butterflies and all the lovely texture and layers! Thanks for playing with us at The Play Date Cafe!