Wednesday, February 4, 2009

{hi} friends!

Hi again! Are you having a great day? When this posts, I'll be in the car, hopefully with a calm little man. The last time he got in my BIL's car he screamed bloody murder. If you pray, please pray for a calm little man on Wednesday.
Today is a special Wednesday for me because it's my first post as a member of Danni's Flutter By Wednesdays. Danni loves butterflies and she loves making cards so every Wednesday she creates cards with butterflies. I've been getting to know her over the past few months and she is a dear friend. The computer seems to shrink miles and there are times when I forget that I can't just "get together" with all my stamping friends. Hopefully though Danni and I will be able to visit face-to-face someday soon! She emailed me last week and asked me to join her team. I was sooo honored and am thrilled to get to work with this bunch of girls! {hi girls! - i've been super busy but i promise i'll be back in a week and it'll be more normal and i'll be around visiting and getting to know ya'll better}. I did tell Danni that I don't have a ton of butterfly stamps/punches so if she was okay seeing the same ones over and over, I would be thrilled to join!

I made this card right after I made my Anya card posted yesterday. I spent forever on that card and my brain needed something quick and easy. Even though this came together in no time at all, I still l.o.v.e. it!! I embossed the base of my card with Swiss Dots (anybody surprised?). The butterfly is actually this stamp:


Yep - a leaf! I just inked it carefully so as not to catch the stem. His path is pierced and it totally becomes believable. Be sure to stop by the rest of the girl's blogs and leave them some love! I can't wait to see what they've come up with this week!
Thanks for stopping by today! Since I won't be stamping any the rest of the week (and won't have housework either), I should have some time to visit all of you. Can't wait to see what everyone has been up to! Have a beautiful day! Oh - and if you haven't seen the Mom tip for today - oh my goodness. SUCH a good one!

17 comments:

Ashley said...

What a cool idea! I love this card, it's so soft and pretty! I used swiss dots too. :)

Ann Kranitz said...

Cassie this is fantabulous!!! Love how you created a Butterfly.

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOW!! Congrats to you friend!! You did such a fab job with this!! :)

scrappin_mom3 said...

love that idea of using a leaf as a butterfly!! Genius!

Tina said...

So pretty! Love the piercing.

Danni said...

Well aren't you clever! I would've never guessed it wasn't a flutter by!!
Love this, it's so soft and pretty!

Heather said...

Hi Cassie,

Well I must have a more dicerning(sp???/) eye because I saw it was a leaf right away, but I thought what genious she is to use a leaf as a flutter By!!!!

This card is very sweet and pretty and elegant all at the same time, now I must go back and read your posts more carefully beacuse I have no idea where you are going or why you are gone for a week so I must find out why!!!!

I love your card Cassie!!!!

Heather

Christi said...

This is gorgeous!! Love that piercing!

Janna said...

Yay Cassie! I am so happy for you! What exciting news!!! And this card is amazing! YOu are so creative to use that leaf as a butterfly! Wonderul!

Smiles,
janna

Kimmie0270 said...

This is amazing. Besides the fact that the card is so elegant, to use a leaf?!? That's creative girlfriend!

the whimsical butterfly said...

How awesome! Congrats on this! What an awesome new addition you are!!! your card is just gorgeous! So soft and pretty!!!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Ingenious use of that leaf!!! You're so creative! And I love the simple layout with the lace border!!! So delicate looking!!!

Michelle said...

BEAUTIFUL card - love the embossing and border punch you used. How very creative you are to use a leaf for a butterfly!!! It's very preatty!

kim_sonksen said...

What a divine card. I love it - the stamp, the punched border - EVERYTHING!

tiggertastic said...

such a very pretty make, the pink and white look excellent together, so fresh and spring like

Sarah x

Meda said...

Great idea. I am a queen-of-butterflies myself! :P
Meda

Heather said...

Wow very pretty!!Love the leaf...