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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Fluttering By To Say Thank You

Woot! I am here, today, with some awesome news! I've been accepted as part of the design team for Crafts Galore Encore! I've been out of the design team world, for awhile, due to having been taking care of my husband for the past several months.  I'm thrilled to be back, though, and so happy to have been accepted into a team that is super nice! Thank you, Crafts Galore Encore, for allowing me to join you!

Those of you not familiar with the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge, you should really check it out! We're a monthly challenge blog and the theme is always Anything Goes, so you can create anything your little heart desires, to link up with us! Of course, there's a prize - A $10 gift certificate to Fred She Said up for grabs and you could even be selected as one of the Design Team favorites! We'll be picking 5 favorites! So, what are you waiting for?! Come on over to Crafts Galore Encore and link up your creations for a chance to win!

Now that's out of the way, let's talk about my card!

For my card today, I've used the Marigolds and Morpho Digi set, from Fred She Said. Even though they're Marigolds, I went with colors that tickled my fancy, when coloring.  The images were colored with Promarkers. The "wild"  black and white paper is from my stash. I think it makes for a "wildly striking effect, with this image and colors I chose. I fussy cute all the images and I just love the way they turned out.  The butterflies were attached with foam tape, for added dimension.  I chose a beautiful silver and black ribbon to make a handmade bow, for embellishing the top of the frame.  Black pearls were added in the top left corner. It's difficult to see in the phot, but I used a clear star gelly roll pen to add glitter and sparkle to the center butterfly.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Challenges #365 Anything Goes at Crafty Creations
Challenge #164 Anything Goes at Crafty Gals Corner
Challenge #149 Anything Goes at Inspiration Destination
Challenge #377 Anything Goes at Penny's Paper Crafty
Challenge #49 Anything Goes at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Leaves at Sisterhood of Crafters
Challenges #332-#333 Anything Goes at Word Art Wednesday
Challenge A2518 Anything Goes at The House That Stamps Built
Challenge #108 Wild at Time Out Challenges
Challenge #400 CAS at 4 Crafty Chicks Challenge
Challenge #414 Anything Goes at Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge
Challenge #66 Anything Goes at Crafting With Friends
Challenge #17 Anything Goes at Colour Crazy Challenge
FFC#231 Anything Goes at Jo's Scrap Shack
Challenge #293 Anything Goes at QKR Stampede
Challenge #17 Anything Goes at Polkadoodles Crafting
Challenge#82 Flowers at Crafty Friends Challenge
CIC#445 Photo Inspiration (Flowers) at Cupcake Creations
Challenge#80 Anything Goes at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends
Challenge #45 Anything Goes at Cardz TV 
Challenge #325 Anything Goes at Pixie's Crafty Playground


  1. Hi this is a stunning card. I love it. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge Blog for challenge 414 the theme is Anything Goes with the optional theme of using Mauves and Purples and the sponsor is Rick St Dennis. Hugs Jackie (DT)

  2. Welcome to the CGE team, Sammi! Your card is beautifully dramatic! I love your colour choices! Great to see you've linked up to so many challenges as well :) xx

  3. Love your background mix of checks and florals for your gorgeous butterfly, Sammi! Thank you so much for playing with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  4. A gorgeous card Sammi. The monochrome background really sets the wonderful topper off nicely.
    Welcome to the team xx

  5. What a pretty card. Love how colorful it is. Thanks so much for playing along at Time Out.

  6. So very pretty! I love the combination of the colorful flowers with the black and white checks.
    Thanks for sharing at Jo's Scrap Shack!
    DT Member

  7. Really lovely card Sammi - it reminds me of the psychedelic era when we loved to wear such vibrant prints. And it's lovely to see a new face in the Snippets Playground - hope you become a regular visitor!


    Di xx

  8. Pretty Card ,Thanxx For Sharing With Us At Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends ..
    Sherry Lynn
    Dt LPOCF

  9. Stunning. The flowers really pop from the background.

    Thanks for joining us in our week 17 Anything Goes challenge at Polkadoodles

    Hayley x

  10. This is very pretty. I like that checked background. Thank you for joining us this week at QKR Stampede Challenge Blog. Julie, DT member

  11. Such an elegant card. Thank You for joining us at The Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge week 17 . Helen DT

  12. Gorgeous!!! I love your papers and your colors! Congrats on your new DT position, too! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

  13. Love this stunning array of colors - fabulous work!! Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Crafty Creations Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  14. Very precious and elegant card.
    Thanks for playing with us at Inspiration Destination.
    Good luck!! Michelle (DT)

  15. Love how the colours pop on the white and black background. Beautiful!
    Thank you for playing along with us at Crafty Gals Corner. Hope to see you again soon.

  16. I love your color choices and your popped up butterfly searching for a flower on which to light. Very clever paper choices and accents. Thanks for sharing your talent at Colour Crazy Crafty Challenges.