Sunday, May 24, 2015

First Card in my New Craft Room!

Happy Sunday Everyone!!

This weekend I got a chance to actually sit and craft in my new craft room/guest room.  So far I am liking the layout and it seems to be working well for me.  :)

There were a ton of challenges out there for inspiration but these are the ones that I was pulled to immediately:

1. CASE This Sketch

I really thought this week's sketch over at CASE This Sketch was awesome - it took me outside of my comfort zone but was definitely fun to play with.

2. Create with Connie and Mary

This week Create with Connie and Mary had a really fun colour challenge for us - Blackberry Bliss (my favourite Stampin' Up! Colour!!), Soft Sky and Smoky Slate or Silver.


3. Friday Mashup

It's been quite some time since I've had a chance to play with this challenge and it's a really fun one!

This week's Mashup! Challenge is:
  • Create a project with "Butterflies".
  • Create a project using "Lace on it".
  • or Mash it Up! and create a project using "Butterflies and Lace".

 I've chosen to create a project with "Butterflies".  If I have a chance later in the week, I'll create one with both lace and butterflies as I am in love with Stampin' Up!'s new lace ribbon in the new In Colours!

Here is my creation:

It's hard to tell but the sentiment is heat embossed in silver.

Card Recipe (all products used are Stampin' Up! products unless otherwise indicated):

Card Stock: Soft Sky, Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White
Stamp Sets: Lovely Amazing You
Inks: Soft Sky, Versamark
Tools/Techniques: Silver Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Butterflies Thinlets, Big Shot, Stripes Decorative Mask, Sponging


  1. Your background of partially sponged Soft Sky stripes is awesome with the lacy butterfly! Very pretty card! Thank you for joining us at Create with Connie and Mary!

  2. Hi Stephanie, what a beautiful card! You've combined the three challenges very nicely. Love that butterfly against the partially stamped background. Thanks so much for joining us for the Friday Mashup Challenge this week.

  3. What a lovely card, Stephanie! I love the partially sponged striped background also. It's a neat spin on the sketch. Thanks for joining us at Create with Connie and Mary and The Friday Mashup this week!

  4. Oh, this is so pretty! Wonderful take on the sketch!

  5. The background on your card is so pretty - love the soft, subtle look of it and the contrast it gives to the butterfly. Lovely! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Create with Connie and Mary.

  6. This is so lovely! The soft stripes in the background are the perfect backdrop to your butterfly. :) Thanks for joining us this week at Create with Connie and Mary. :)

  7. Great card, love the butterfly against the stripes!

    Thanks for playing along with The Friday Mashup!

  8. Love the soft sky sponged stripe background Stephanie - so subtle and the perfect backdrop for that gorgeous butterfly. Thanks for joining us over at Create with Connie and Mary this week!

  9. Beautiful card! I love the bold butterfly against the soft background. Thanks for playing along at Friday Mashup!

  10. What a WONDERFUL background you created for your pretty Blackberry butterfly. Clean, simple and very modern! Thanks for joining us this week for the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

  11. Great way to combine several challenges into one! Love how simple this is!

    I am so sorry I am late with my comments for this challenge! Graduation happened and we had lots of company that stayed into the week after graduation. There was just no time at my computer! Thanks for playing the Create with Connie and Mary color challenge!