Wednesday, May 27, 2009

"Just living is not enough..."

said the butterfly. "One must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower." This is a quote from Hans Christian Anderson, and it is a sentiment from DRS Designs. I love a good quote, and this of course struck my fancy because of its beautiful reference (and reverence) to butterflies.

A close up of the inside section with the quote.
And, a closeup of the Shimmerz on the small butterfly die cut from Quickutz. I think I've gone butterfly crazy in my shopping!! How could I possibly pass up this little gem? I use Royal Purple Shimmerz to give it that extra "Shazam"!

This week's Flutter By Wednesday Challenge was to use brads or eyelets in some way on your card. So, bust out those babies and get to work! Don't forget the butterflies and/or fairies in your card, and we would all love to see your creations, so link them up on Danni's blog!! Our featured team member this week is Harriet Skelly, and she has some amazing creations in her SCS gallery...visit and leave her some love! We also bid a short adieu to our team members Ashley and Heather. They are taking a short hiatus: Ashley is expecting very soon, and Heather has many family obligations. They are both such creative, wonderful stampers, but we are excited for the changes in their lives!
Finally, this card was also created for TLC221 on SCS which was to make a Tri-shutter card, and I have had so much fun creating this style of card!!
Card Details:
Stamps: sentiment by DRS Designs
Paper: Going Gray, Elegant Eggplant, and Baja Breeze by Stampin' Up; Poppyfinch by Memory Box
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Scor-Pal; SU craft knife; quilting ruler; 1 3/8 inch circle punch and scalloped circle punch by SU; Butterfly die cut by Quickutz; SU rubons; SU ribbon; eyelets; Angel Wings Shimmerz

21 comments:

Nicola said...

Wow such a stunning card Nancy, I love this shape and your wonderful sentiment - your detail is wonderful.
Hugs,
Nicola -x-

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

Whoa Nancy! This is gor-ge-ous! Holy moly! I have yet to try that format. Scares me even though I saw the tut and it's not hard, but it would never compare to this beauty. Ooooo, I'm so lovin this!

Hugs,

Lelia said...

WOWZA! Nancy, this is just beautiful! That card looks so scary to make...I will have to try it soon! Thanks for more inspiration!

Hugs,
Lelia

Cathy said...

This is so stunning!! I love this type of card!! So fun!

Hugs, Cathy

Louise Forsyth said...

Oh wow Nancy!!!! This is FABULOUS!!!!

Dawn said...

Nancy... this looks just awesome! Love the colors, the DSP and the quote, of course! I just love how this turned out! Stunning!

Harriet Skelly (SCS hskelly) said...

Wow Nancy this is gorgeous - I love these trifold shutter cards and yours is just awesome - I love that you pulled the ribbon through the eyelets and your butterflies are so pretty! That is a great sentiment. I really lovethis card!!

Ann Kranitz said...

Shazam huh? You crack me up!! This is a really gorgeous card and that sentiment is very sweet!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

This is beautiful, Nancy! I MUST try one of those fold out cards! Fabulous job, my friend! :)

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a gorgeous tri-shutter card Nancy!! I love every detail!!

Kristie said...

Your card is amazing!! The quote is beautiful and the die cuts are so cute! Great work!!

Jodi said...

Wonderful cards! I have yet to try6 out ,
hugsjosio

Kim said...

Oh my gosh Nancy, this is incredible. I haven't even attempted that challenge - yours looks awesome!!!!

Maria Matter said...

This is amazing Nancy! Beautiful flutter and papers! Just fabulous!
Blessings, Maria

Christine said...

Beautiful card and I too love this sentiment. I love the card. I'm going to have to try that sometime.

Blessings,
Christine

Michelle said...

WOWZERS - you made one heck of a beautiful card, Nancy!!! I LOVE the tri-shutter cards and am longing to make one (just haven't done it yet). Yours is AWESOME...you go girlfriend!!

Kimmie0270 said...

This is beyond amazing! Lovely work! Everything about it is fabulous!

scrappypug said...

so gorgeous.. you always have such beautiful creations!

Danni said...

Okay, I {heart} this! Seriously, it's beautiful!!
You really outdid yourself and I love that saying too!! Wonderful job!

Tenia Nelson said...

Very cool!!!!

Heather said...

Oh My word Nancy I just went through your last weeks posts and I think every one of them had a Flutter By on them!!! Oh my word girl your creations the last week have just taken my breath away!!!

I love love love this project I have seen these cards around and I have got to go get the tutorials about them and figure out how to make one!!!

I love your projects Nancy and your sweet comments too!!!

Heather