Wednesday, July 22, 2009

For you

EDITED AT 1:39am:
Ok, insomnia is the pits. I should be asleep, cleaning house, catching up on luandry ... but, oh no, I'm doing none of that. Instead, I poked around on the computer. One hour later, I have another card to share. I was looking around on PaperTreyInk at their July releases and was enamored by Everyday Button Bits. Of course, I don't own that set ... but I knew I had some CTMH sets that had stemmed flowers. To my good fortune (C'mon. something needs to go my way since I can't sleep), I had a set on my table with stemmed flowers. I stamped it on white and went to my button collection with more good fortune (as I found buttons of the correct size and in colors I liked). A little bit of this, a little bit of that ... and -- tah dah -- another card with dimension to it to fulfill the 365 Card challenge for today. With the scallop circle poking from the side, this is also my attempt to fulfill a previous 365 Card challenge.

Supplies: Paper: CTMH Animal Crackers. Ink: CTMH Clover meadow. Embellishments: buttons and ribbon from the stash. Tools: SU punch.


Inspired by Michelle's card from earlier this month, here's a splash of spring colors. The color palette just makes me smile. So cheery. So fresh.

Before my trip, I had stamped and punched the squares, but they were left in the mess as I prepared for my departure. As I attempted to straighten up today (well, yesterday now ...) I found them. Lucky for me, I remembered where the inspiring card was so I could remember how to compose the card!

In the bottom corner is a set of three layered flowers. Each is stamped with dots. Can you tell? (I love that one can stamp on our CTMH paper flowers to create a fresh and fun look!) Those layered flowers are probably my favorite part of this card.

Michelle used buttons to embellish and I was stuck trying to figure out what to use in addition to buttons. As I was trying to figure out how to embellish (I was almost done ... it's midnight here!) all the flowers on the grid (knowing I didn't want to use all buttons!), I looked at 365 Cards for some inspiration. Aha! Add other dimensional things ... And, so I added dimensional and textural items - rhinestones, stickles, knotted ribbon. To continue the "pop it up" theme, I used foam tape to adhere the black piece onto the card.

Voila. Five minutes later and I'm done! Now, I can go to bed - the stickles can dry without risk of smearing! See, it's good to work late at night!

Gotta love when inspiration strikes like that. (And, I was first to post on the 365 Card blog ... that's a sure sign of insomnia!)

Supplies - Stamps: (All CTMH) Intrinsic Backgrounds, Spot On Backgrounds, and Spunky Greetings. Colors: (All CTMH) Sweet Leaf, Crystal Blue, Sunkiss Yellow. Embellishments: bling, stickles, buttons. Other: (All CTMH) Just Blooms, stitched ribbon. Tools: CM square punch.


  1. Goodness, you are speedy! LOL Great card. I love the grid, AND the flowers!

  2. I love every one of the cards you've posted today, Maricar! Your "Faith" card really jumped out at me. Struck by the colors, I think. They're all wonderful. Wonderful, too, is having you back after your fun vacation!

  3. you fast girls mess with my mind! I need to take a lesson from you. pretty card

  4. Beautiful cards! Love how you did the button flowers (I am soooo in love with that PTI set too!!!) such a great idea!

  5. Beautiful card and as you know I love buttons. I want that new PTI set too.

  6. fabulous cards Maricar!!!!

  7. Fun cards Maricar. I especially like your first one. You've done a great job without having that set from PTI.

  8. These are both beautiful! My goodness, you are quick! Great job on each of them.

  9. I really like the top card! The colors are soooo vribrant!

  10. I love your happy buttony card.


Thank you taking the time to leave a comment to let me know you were here. Go enjoy the day God made! ~ Maricar