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Thank You...for being a friend

The weekend is over already? It went by super fast today because we had to spring forward one hour. It always takes me at least a week to get adjusted to the time change. I hate that! Anyway, this weekend was very encouraging, inspiring, and full of creativity. On Saturday night, I cropped at Scrapdoodles. That store has EVERYTHING in it and I love it! I picked up some great finds that I didn't think existed. Don't you always find stuff when you say I'm not spending any money?! The chipboard flourish and the vintage pom pom trim on today's card were some of the 'hot' new items!

This card was inspired by the Loonie Stamper's Challenge for the week. This time, it had nothing to do with colors or layout, but your project must include BUTTERFLIES. I'm not sure if I qualified because I only used one butterfly! I think I must have used the rest in my K&Co embellishment pack! Anyway, this card transformed itself into a vintage feel. At first, the butterfly sat there in the center (with the ribbon/trim) all alone and it was so NAKED! So, I remembered my chipboard flourishes and added one of those. From there, I made it a vintage card and distressed everything.

As a side note, does the sentiment on this card make you think of the Golden Girls intro song..."thank you for being a frieeeeeeeeend." Sorry if I put the song in your head now!

You all...have a great Monday and thanks so much again for all of your support, encouraging words, and for participating in my Birthday Blog Weekend!

Card Instructions
  1. Trim lemon tart cardstock to 4.25" x 5.5".
  2. Trim brown bitty dot paper to 3.5" x 4.75" and distress the edges.
  3. Adhere vintage pompom trim to the edge.
  4. Tie two ribbons around pattern paper.
  5. Ink chipboard flourish using craft and chalk inks and adhere to polka dot paper.
  6. Add butterfly and flowers.
  7. Stamp sentiments, distress, and adhere to card.
  8. Adhere brown paper to card base using foam adhesives.
  9. Add rhinestones to flourish.
  10. Adhere the card front to an A2 card.
:: My Goodies {thank you...friend}::
Stamps: Papertrey Ink-remember
Ink: Stampin' Up!-white; ColorBox-chestnut
Cardstocks: Papertrey Ink-lemon tart
Pattern Paper: Papertrey Ink-dark chocolate bitty dots
Accessories: dimensionals; Papertrey Ink-lemon tart ribbon; Prima-vintage pom pom trim; K&Co-Wild Saffron felt stickers; Tim Holtz-paper distresse; Maya Road-chipboard scroll; KaiserCraft-rhinestones


Charlene Austin said...

Love it Ashley!! Love your hot new buys. Prima is one of my TOP favorite companies and I did not know the vintage pom poms existed either. And the yellow....one of my very fav PTI colors. Makes me happy.

Wendy said...

Wow! You really made us Loonie's cards look like dollar store versions! Love it!

Angie Tieman said...

Sooo pretty and springy! Love that teeny pom pom trim!

Ifat Art said...

Wow... I never would have thought yellow would look so good on a card.
Great job!

Thanks for sharing,

BethieJ said...

Your card is BEAUTIFUL!! I sooo NEED to find some pom poms! :)
Happy BlogAnniversary! :)

Regan said...


I love this girl, thanks for playing along with us...we love it!

Meda said...

Hi lovely card!
It's still winter time in Romania and the weather reflects that as well. Rainy and very gloomy!


Deanna said...

Wow this is beautiful Ahley, lovin the color combo! As always thanks so much for playing!

Stamping Cafe said...

Happy BlogAnniversary, Ashley! Awesome card, thank you for sharing your talent with us!! You rock!!

Regan said...

so happy I won, you made my day!

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