Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Lavender and Celery Color Combo and Pay It Forward

Hi Crafty Ones,

I have two things to talk to you about today. One is the Color Combo and the other is the idea of Paying It Forward. It is time for the Stamping Vacation Color Combo Challenge. All entries are eligible for the monthly draw of a $25 gift certificate to the store of your choice. Click over and link up your creation. You can enter as many times as you like and as many challenges as you like. A new challenge every day! This month the Color Combo is:


Well, to me, that sounded like a great color combo for an Easter card. Which I really need to get busy with. So, I will be making several more of this design and then come up with a few others. Here is my project.

I used a new Easter set from My Sentiments Exactly! Both the sentiment on the outside and inside are from this set. CS: Certainly Celery and Pale Plum from Stampin' Up. I stamped the sentiment with Elegant Eggplant pigment ink (SU) and embossed with clear powder. A Spellbinders die cut was used to cut out the sentiment.

The butterflies are made with a Cuttlebug cut and emboss set. These were very fun to make. And, of course I got carried away and made a ton of them. More about that later. I added some silver beads to the butterflies.

And here is a peek of the inside with a lovely sentiment (MSE).

A few challenges for Easter Wishes:
Wee Memories: Favorite colors- lavender and green
Stamps R Us: Easter
A La card Monkey: back to nature
Victorine Originals: purple and green

Now on the the second topic for today. My blogging buddy Corry has started this idea called Pay It Forward.

In Corry's words, "Pay It Forward is the idea of blessing someone with a random act of kindness without expecting anything in return. It’s passing on a kindness, hoping that your recipients will do the same, and forming a never-ending chain of goodwill. But it isn't only kindness, it is also a means to connect and share instead of just keeping it to ourselves." Click over to Corry's blog to see her post.

Here is my story: I was die cutting the butterflies and decided to cut a few more and then a few more. I thought that all the ladies at my Card Ministry Group would really like to have some of these butterflies. I kept cutting and embossing. I used papers I have received in blog candies and papers in my stash. Then I thought they would probably like some tags too. So, more cutting. I ended up with a pretty good sized pile. I took them in to our monthly meeting and every one grabbed to their hearts content. Here is the pile.

I hope you are having a great day! See you tomorrow with the new Very Vintage challenge. Love ya.



  1. I love the soft and pretty colors of this card. And the silver beads rock! Thanks for entering our A La Card Monkey challenge.


  2. What a lovely thought and so like you too! The card is just so soft and lovely too!

  3. What a beautiful card! I love the light airy and delicate feel you've given to it - perfect for butterflies! Thanks for playing along with us at the Wee Memories Scrappy Saturday Challenge!

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  5. What a very pretty card, I love the colors. Thank you so much for making a card for you challenge over at A La Card Monkey.


  6. Very Pretty butterflys, I really like the pearls too.


    Just learning this blogging thing..

  7. Beautiful card and very lovely die cuts to share! :)


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