Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Black Butterfly Accents

I finally picked up this Martha Stewart butterfly punch last week. I've been wanting it for a while so I am so happy it is now mine. And when I saw Sharon's Stamp Simply Challenge, I knew I had to play! Have you visited Sharon's No Time to Stamp? blog? You won't be disappointed if you do. {She even has some Blog Candy this week! } Sharon issues a simple challenge each week and this week her charge was to use black accents on your card- perfect for my little black punched and Cuttlebugged butterflies.

Card Supplies~
Stamps~ French Flair
Ink~ Soft Sky
Paper~ Whisper White, Basic Black, Soft Sky
Accessories~ Punches, Distresser, Cuttlebug, Stitched Soft Sky ribbon, rub-on sentiment

ETA~ Journaling marker was used to add some doodling swirls and whirls

And guess what else? As I was gathering my supplies for my card, I gathered up a few extras. I just felt like sharing! Maybe it was those butterflies.....Hmmmm..... Butterfly Kisses?? Here is what I have to share~ lots of little black butterflies, one yard of stitched Soft Sky ribbon, silver brads, a variety of punches in Soft Sky AND a Heidi Swapp Edge Distresser:
Leave me a comment on today's post to be included in the draw for this little RAK! And since I'm on my last few facts and running out of things to talk about you can tell me 2 facts about YOU! Maybe it will give me some ideas!

ETA~ Random drawing will be this Sunday, April 27.


Hilmarose said...

I love the card... guess I am going to have to find that punch!

cskidspraise said...

Love the butterflies.
2 things about me:
I enjoy being by myself.
I like to take pictures of nature.
Hope your day is going great.
Love ya

Anonymous said...

Oh I love that punch..I'm going to have to keep an eye out for that at Mikes!! 2 facts about myself. 1)I'm currently doing Weight Watchers & 2)I've currently lost 19 pounds! Thanks so much for the chance to win.


Rose Ann said...

No need to enter me in your candy, I just wanted to tell you that I think your card is very pretty, Angel!!

Liz said...

Hmm two facts about me...
1. Like Chrystal, I love my alone time.
2. I am definently a night owl and not a morning person!

Patti Gingrich said...

I've had my eye on that punch too. Your card design is lovely, Angel. No need to enter me in the candy giveaway, but here are a couple of fun facts. 1. I'm highly allergic to cats. 2. I'm a total dog person. ;) If we had the space, we'd have more than one.

Michelle said...

Fabulous card! The butterflies make it perfect. 1. I love being outdoors. 2. I floss my teeth after everything I eat.

Cindi said...


i am loving the 100 facts. i think we should all do it.

2 facts about me:

I am trying to lose weight so I am missing my snack foods, my new favorite snack is Multi-grain Tostitos.

I hoard alterables. If I find something I like and think is cute, I will buy plenty so they don't run out.....(I never use them all?!?)

SueB said...

Angel, I love the butterflies as your black accent item!
Two things about myself: 1) when in a card-making slump I can become inspired by sketch layouts, and 2) I'm satisfied with my life in the present and wouldn't want to go back in time to relive an earlier time.
later, alligator!
- SueB

Sue D said...

Love the butterfly card. Two facts about me--I'm the mother of 4 boys and the grandmother of a precious little girl!

Jen Glover said...

Angel, This card is GORGEOUS! It's my most favorite EVER! You are so talented!!!
1. I love office supplies
2. I'm trying to take the next step and make more cards! You inspire me! Have a great week!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

This is wonderful -- just love the little tendrils or motion lines you made with the flourishy stamps under the butterflies -- great thinking!!!

Kath said...

Great Card! Love the Black. Two facts about me. Ihate being cold so in the winter I stay inside as much as I can. I hate animals with fur, snake, lizards, frogs I can handle.

mochamama said...

Angel your card is sweeeet, love the little butterflies.
Here's a question you could consider doing for one of your facts.
If you could do anything and know you wouldn't fail at it, what would it be?
-I would Flip a House

Janet said...

Let's see what are two facts about me... hmmm. Well, when I am concentrating really hard on a task I tend to stick my tongue out. LOL Another fact, I am double-jointed in my thumbs and pinkie fingers. I can make them do funky flexing things. How is that for strange facts! Thanks for the chance to win some blog candy.

Anonymous said...

I am the mother of two grown boys.....20 and 25 and I am cold pretty much all the time....you know what they say....cold hands, warm heart!!!

Cindy C.

Loriq1962 said...

hmmm just 2 Facts???

I used to own a small restaurant in our town, and i can remember all my kids ( 5 of them) and my hubby's and my own social secuirty numbers as well as hubby's and my Driver's license #!!!

Lori Q

Stampin Cats said...

Love the card.
I can't live without pets, mostly cats.
I have to sllep with the TV on.

Cindy said...

What fun candy you are giving away.

Hmmm... 2 facts... I'm pretty much of a loner except on the internet! I have 2 wonderful granddaughters!

tammy m said...

Hi! 2 facts about me-
I love to bake cookies- I try and give them all(most-I have to sample of course) away to neighbors and friends.

I also enjoy being outdoors and having my morning coffee out on my patio over looking our pond. I enjoy watching the geese, fish, turtles, frogs, and all kinds of critters.

Allison said...

I love the butterflies - too cute! Two facts about me: 1) I just became a Registered Nurse and 2) I don't like being outside at all.

Amy said...

Cute card! Thanks for sharing. Here are two facts about me...

1. I had that Martha Stewart butterfly punch in my hands on Saturday and I put it back. What was I thinking?

2. I love listening to Christmas music year round :-)

Angie said...

I love the 100 facts you are doing about yourself. It seems like 100 isnt that much, until you go write those facts out.
2 facts about me...I hate looking in the mirror in the bathroom at night, in the dark. And I love to read before I go to bed.

Anita said...

I, too, had Martha Stewart's butterfly stamp in my hand and put it back! If I win, I will have to run right back down to Michael's and get that stamp!

Two facts: (1) I'm an only child and can spend hours by myself without having anyone around - even though I've been married for 34 years; (2) I'm retiring in 2 years, 2 months, 7 days - but who's counting!


Sheila D said...

I love your card, especially the butterflies with the florish underneath them. The doodled dots are cute too. Did I say I love this card? Two facts: 1)I hate to cook 2)I'm addicted to patterned paper. Sometimes I just go through it and look at it. Of course, I have a hard time cutting into it also. Love your facts about yourself. I look forward to reading them. Hope you keep it up.

sandyh50 said...

Oh, I want to get that punch too! That is one of the bad things about living in a small town in NE Montana! Ok, that is one fact already about me, LOL! I teach 4th grade and also am a Weight Watcher leader here in our small town!!Thanks for the chance to win.


Anonymous said...

I LOVE the combination of the black butterflies against the Soft Sky! Very striking!


Anonymous said...

Forgot the 2 facts: I love red and my hair is so fine I can't do anything with it.


Lastel said...

Pretty card !
Fact one : I used to be a hairdresser and nail tech a number of years ago .
Fact two : I am a bargin hunter and rarely buy stamping supplies with out a coupon or a great sale going on , I even shop at second hand stores for neat and fun things .

Jennifer E. said...

2 little interesting facts about me...umm let me think...I share my birthday in February with my dad, and I love country music & country line dancing!

Lori Craig said...

Don't enter me in your candy sharing...but wanted to say your card is G*O*R*G*E*O*U*S!

Marsha said...

I too just bought the butterfly - Sharon needs a commission on all the butterflies being purchased because of her.
Married 40 years to a wonderful man.
Just recently started sending cards for soldiers.

Sara said...

Two facts, I do not comment enough on peoples blogs, ok maybe not a real fact. I LOVE JESUS and want to completely submit to HIS will and Life just has its ups and downs and if you do not learn to roll with it you will fall down or stumble along the way. Does that count for a fact? I guess I am learning to roll with it... Hope this comment counts for being entered, not sure if you really meant this one or really meant whatever was posted when I finally checked your blog again. Smiles and Blessings,