Saturday, May 12, 2012

Thanks So Much! Crazy 4 Challenges and some Great News!

Happy Saturday!  I have some exciting news to share!  The ladies over at Crazy 4 Challenges have asked me to join the team!  It is official!  I am part of the Crazies!  WooHoo!  

 This month Barbara is the host!  This week's Crazy 4 Challenge-C4C136  Barbara is challenging us to an inspiration piece!     I am also using this week's Mojo Monday sketch240 for my card.

For my card,  I tried to pick out pattern papers that sort of mimicked the look of the fabric.  I am using some Cosmo Cricket Evangeline dp.  I heavily ink distressed not only the edges but also the whole panel to tone down the vibrancy a bit so I could mix more patterns together without them clashing too much.  I kept with the circle theme by adding layers of circles as well as some open work with the larger frame in keeping with the bowl design.   I finished with some metal detailing since bowl is metal,  a loopy bow, and butterflies to add more dimension and pattern.   I am using Verve's Thankful Accents, Small Celebrations, Blue Skies (smaller butterfly), and  All Aflutter Plain Jane.   I am also using Verve's Cut Above All Aflutter and Ribbon Banner die sets.

As always thanks so much for stopping by!


Stamps: Verve's Thankful Accents, Small Celebrations, Blue Skies, and  All Aflutter Plain Jane
Paper:  The Paper Company kraft, PTI vintage cream, Cosmo Cricket Evangeline dp, 
Ink: Ranger brushed corduroy, antique linen, Memento cocoa, PTI autumn rose
Accessories:  Verve's Cut Above All Aflutter and Ribbon Banner die sets, Spellbinder's Circles and Petite Scalloped Circles,  MFT decorative doily die, seam binding, metallic dew drop, metallic halfback gold pearls (Pizzazz Aplenty), copics, gold metallic memory thread, PTI linen button, foam tape, glue dots, Scor-tape, glue pen


  1. Congratulations Betty!!! You will do well, you are so talented. And this cards proves it. :) This is gorgeous.

  2. this is gorgeous Betty, welcome to the "Crazies"

  3. Hello dear Betty, your card is so pretty, love all the wonderful details...Welcome girl, I am happy to see you..;-)

  4. what a work of art!

    i love all the fantastic details and the tender colours on your card!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  5. WOW!!! Betty! WOW!!!! This is SPECTACULAR!!! SO excited to have you on the team and will make the "formal announcement" on my blog for next challenge! THis is BEAUTIFUL>>>> Welcome to the Crazies!!!!



  6. Gorgeous card as always, Betty! I love the patterns you mixed and the gorgeous colors you used. Welcome to the Crazies--it's so great to be working with you again!

  7. Hi Betty, your card is STUNNING. I'm so thrilled that you have join us Crazy gals, welcome aboard, so great to be together on a DT again.

  8. Congrats Betty! You always create the most amazing projects! Can't wait for those new crazy creations! Blessings...

  9. this is so pretty Betty-and I am sending a big congrats on your newest gig-you do have an amazing talent

  10. Gorgeous take on the mojo sketch, Betty! Love the curly gold antenna on the butterfly and the lovely DP. Have a Happy Mother's Day tomorrow :)

  11. Oh wow Betty!!!! I absolutely LOVE your take on the inspiration piece...the colors are so rich and yummy!!!!

  12. Beautiful card! Love the colors!

  13. Betty....I am so excited that you are now part of our Crazies team....and wow....your signature elegance sure shows on this beauty....wonderful attention to detail and gorgeous colors

  14. Congrats on the new DT gig, Betty! This card is stunning! I love the colors you used, and the kraft and warm sponged ink really makes everything glow!!!

  15. Congratulations!

    Your card is gorgeous! I LOVE the color palette you used.


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