Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Thankful for You


I am hopping with Taylored Expressions August Blast from the Past! See the complete list of participants at the bottom of this post. The theme is "Collectors Anonymous" to help us use some things that have been hoarded for a long time.  I used the set called Friendship Blooms and the sketch created by Sankari Wegman for this card. 

I have had this stack of textured paper for over 2 years and just cut into it for this card - isn't that a crime?!  I love the subtle detail it gives the leafy branch, frame and butterflies.  That pretty paper has been untouched in my stash forever too.  And I have all these pretty buttons and twine that I love collecting, but typically don't think to use them.  These are actually clear glitter buttons that I colored with a couple of copics to get the right shade of green to show through.  I totally {heart} how easy it was to do!

Then at Flutterby Wednesday this week's challenge is to use punches and/or die cuts on your cards with your butterfly, fairy or angel.  I love Taylored Dies and have used Leafy Branch and Take Note 3, as well as my favorite MS butterfly punch.  {wink}

Thanks for fluttering by and I hope you've been inspired to break into your hoarded goodies and use them!

 

17 comments:

June Houck said...

Oh, Michele, you had to hoard just so you could make this card now! What a lovely lovely card; one of my favorite Michelle cards for sure :)

Amanda Kowalker said...

This is truly lovely! Nice job. ;)

Jen Carvajal said...

Sweet card!

Wanda Guess said...

Awesome card!

Wildflower Scraps by Jasmin said...

Lovely colors! TFS!

Debbie Carriere said...

Beautiful card! Love the papers!

Lisa Petrella said...

So pretty and whimsical! Love the pops of green!

Natalie said...

Very pretty card, Michelle!

Taylor said...

Oh wow... an untouched paper pad for over 2 years!? So glad you cut into it for the challenge... your card is beautiful!

Michelle said...

wonderful card - love the leafy branch. Fabulous colors as well!

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

This is such a soft, pretty card, and you are right, the textured paper is a perfect fit!

Chris L.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, so pretty! Love that leaf and tiny butterlies. The colors are lovely. :o)

Anna said...

I hoard too often too! Wonderful card! And way to go using up some neglected product!

Harriet Skelly said...

Great job using that paper Michelle! I love the die cut leaves!

Danni said...

I still have that paper..hehe! Very pretty card!

Bertie said...

Very pretty!

Kristie said...

This is so pretty, Michelle! I love the paper! Good job on finally cutting into it lol!