Shana Gaff
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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Create with Connie and Mary Challenge CCMC213

My card today was created for a challenge over at Create with Connie and Mary.  I had my card finished last night but had to wait until today to get a picture and post it.  I got my card ready to photograph, and lo and behold, my camera is NOWHERE to be found.  I've got two hours left to get my card posted. UGH!  I found an old camera and got the picture, but my laptop won't recognize the device!  Oh no!  I spent another half hour searching for my camera and found it underneath the ottoman.  Yeah!  So, just in the nick of time, I am getting my card posted!  Here is the sketch for this week. 

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I wanted to use up some scraps of Twitterpated Designer Series Paper that I had laying around, so here is what I came up with.   It came together really quickly.  The only bit of "extra" work I had to do was run the Basic Gray piece of cardstock through the Big Shot twice, overlapping it in the folder the second time, because it didn't fit in the folder the way I wanted it to.  If only the Big Shot was a little bit wider!  I have seen that some people have cut a little bit of their embossing folders off since they are wider now, but I am not that brave! 

Stamp Sets: Papillon Potpourri, Trust God
Cardstock: Basic Gray, Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red
Ink: Black StazOn, Island Indigo, Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red
Tools: 1 3/4" Circle Punch, 1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Fancy Fan Embossing Folder, Finishing Touches Edgelits, Blender Pens
Accessories: Twitterpated DSP, Basic Pearls, Frost White Shimmer Paint, Dimensionals


  1. Beautiful!! I love all the details on this one!! The string of pearls is perfect! And I love the little scallop peeking from the circle! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  2. Pretty card! Love the pearls as butterfly "exhaust"! Great combination of papers. Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge this week!

  3. Yes...just in time! Those pearls as accents are just darling! Love all the details! Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

  4. And I'm soooo glad you did get it done in time! Just FABULOUS! LOVE the colors and how you used the pearls! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

  5. Just in the nick of time. How funny that your camera was under the ottoman! I think this card is just beautiful! I love the butterfly and the string of pearls that simulate flight. Thanks for joining us at Create With Connie and Mary!

  6. Very pretty! I'm so glad you played along with our challenge this week at Create with Connie & Mary!