Monday, April 6, 2015

The Pink Elephant Guest Designer~Pastels, STAMPlorations CASEplorations, ShowCASe Your Style Challenge #12~Sketch,The Card Concept #32~Coral, Aqua, Green, White, Seize the Birthday~Anything Goes, W&W~Join in to Win, Simon Says Wednesday~Happy Birthday

Hello,

I'm over-the-moon EXCITED to be staying on as The Pink Elephant Guest Designer for the month of April. Such an honor!

Today, I'm inviting you to join us in The Pink Elephant #293

 USE PASTELS

As appears to be my 'pattern,' I have three cards to share with you and be warned: butterflies galore (sorry...I'm obsessed *grin*)

First up, my pastel-translation of the gorgeous card created by the amazing Kimberly W over at STAMPlorations CASEplorations for April. A pink background, with some pigment ink white dots (hard to see in the photo), as a nod to Kimberly's waterdroplets, a pastel blue butterfly, a mint green body, and a couple strips of gold and silver sparkle tape, placed on cardstock, then die cut...



My recent order of Paper Smooches butterfly dies were awaiting me when we returned from Mom's on Saturday, so they're making their debut. Die cut paint chips...

My layout comes from ShowCASE Your STyle #12:


so I'll be joining the gallery there, as well as Winnie&Walter~Join in to Win.


Finally, a *clean and layered * creation, inspired by The Card Concept #32~Aqua, Coral, Green and White, using my much loved CB butterflies, some of which are also seeing ink for the first time (I know...hard to believe!).


 This one will also be joining Seize the Birthday~Anything Goes


and Simon Says Wednesday Challenge~Happy Birthday

ETA: Thanks to Cornelia, I'm also joining House of Cards~April Inspiration~Add a Butterfly/Colour Inspiration


The trio...

Please head over (or if you've already been, THANK YOU for coming my way) to see the pastel delights designed by

Lori (on break, but she'll be back! Promise!)

I'm looking forward to seeing your PASTELS in The Pink Elephant gallery! 

Thanks so much for dropping by; your visit and comments add sparkle to my day!
Hugs,




35 comments:

Kim M said...

Love your trio of cards! Love that die cut butterfly! There are worse things to be obsessed with than butterflies. I mean, who doesn't love butterflies?! I think all three of your cards turned out fabulous! :-)

Julie B said...

Three fab cards Carol, love them all. I was sitting chatting with friends outside yesterday when I saw my first two butterflies of the season. Spring is here! :)

Vicki Dutcher said...

Quite the fabulous butterfly cards - all of them! Thanks for joining in at CASEplorations

Monika Reeck said...

I never feel bored visiting your blog
and you are he queen of butterfly card Miss C

first card love the base card in pink so sweet and soft
the second one wowwww that DIE...I LOVE That DIE butterfly
the third one you have a FAB sentiment Miss C
I have only little tiny sentiment maybe to old modish
and your card so modern miss C
love them all
Hope you like to visit me
I have a birthday Linky Party to celebrate my will be 42 years olld :)
See here http://creativewithmonika.blogspot.de/2015/04/my-birthday-linky-party-open-until-30.html

Hugs, Monika

Taunya Butler said...

C you have completely and totally bowled me over with these three amazing, beautiful, and super sweet butterfly cards!! The first one is just so nicely showcased with that glorious pink background!! Your trio of butterflies delighted the heck out of me - such an awesomely creative take on that sketch!!! And your last card - stamped with those soft and happy colors - yep, its' a beauty!!! Love seeing your butterflies - now whenever I see one I think of you and that makes me smile in a big way!!! Hugs to you!!!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

You are just rocking those butterflies! You should also link up with House of cards: http://houseofcardschallenge.blogspot.com/2015/04/april-challenge-add-butterfly-andor.html

KayM said...

Oh my! They are all so fabulous, I don't know which one to comment on first! I do adore the Paper Smooches butterflies and the way you layered them! So pretty! The CB ones are so lovely too! And the very delicate butterfly die on the first one is just stunning! Amazing cards all around! ((Hugs))

Kim Heggins said...

Oh my....what a fabulous trio of beautiful butterflies! After seeing your stunning cards I feel like I need to add more of these wonderful creatures to my collection. These are just stunning!

Lin said...

Your butterfly cards are all wonderful, Carol! Thanks for celebrating our birthday with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

I Card Everyone said...

c... ALWAYS so happy to see more of your gorgeous collection of butterflies... congrats on another well-deserved guest designer spotlight!
=] m

Shelly said...

Ooooh, these are so pretty! Congrats on the GD of April! :)

Susanne Vargas said...

Can I call you from now on the Three-Cards-Butterfly-Lady? So fun that you almost always have three cards for us and you really have a way with butterflies! Todays cards are amazing, as usual!

JoAnn said...

Beautiful cards. Love all the pretty butterflies. Thanks for sharing with us at Seize the Birthday.

Bobby said...

You got MORE butterflies? I guess when your cards are so wonderful when you use them, you might as well have a hundred or so. ;) I love all the dimension on the third one.

Pam said...

Wow, these cards are fabulous, Carol! I am in love with all your beautiful butterflies.

Anita in France said...

Congratulations on another month with Pink Elephant, Carol! What a wonderful kaleidoscope of butterflies ... gorgeous pastel colours and so deliciously spring like! Hugs, Anita :)

Jeanne said...

Um...you can be obsessed with butterflies all you want, Miss Carol. You will always have an admirer in me as I adore butterflies. Each one of your cards is glorious because they do include a butterfly. I doubt I could pick a favorite. Congratulations on continuing your gig with Pink Elephant. They must know talent when they see it! Have a happy day! :)

Happy Dance said...

Butterflies are just your trademark. I say to go with what you love, and you love those sweet little flutteries, so why not?!! Gorgeous trio of cards. Love the Springy colors in them. That triple frame die works so well; who makes it? PPP? It's delightful behind your butteryfliers. Hope you had a wonderful visit with your family, and that Spring has finally arrived in your neck of the woods. Bev

Marisa said...

Congrats on another month as their GDT and for providing me with butterfly heaven :)

wienerhoneymooners said...

So elegant!!! And you can do butterflies anytime! You are amazing at it! LOVE your sweet pretty ink pink case!!! CONGRATS on your guesting at Pink Elephant!!!! Thanks for joining in the STAMPlorations CASEplorations!!!!

Dana said...

Gorgeous cards!! Love the pastel colors! And your take on the sketch is Awesome!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Carol your butterfly card are all so beautiful! I love seeing all the different ways that you use them. Those CB butterflies have been on my wish list forever. Love! Thank you for sharing with us at the Card Concept!

Mynn Kitchen said...

Such a great set of cards! LOVE all the clean designs! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Barb Ghig said...

Three really gorgeous cards, Carol! I love that you have an obsession with butterflies...you play so well with them! I love how you layered the Paper Smooches butterflies, but seriously, they are all just beautiful and I can't choose a fave!!!

Marina said...

A whole 'garden' of fabulous butterflies - beautiful.

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Just saw that I need to officially thank you for playing with us at STAMPlorations! Well, thank you so much Carol - its always a pleasure to see your cards!

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Gorgeous cards, Carol! Love the butterflies and fabulous take on this weeks pastel challenge!

Brenda said...

Wow, these are all gorgeous Carol! I love that delicate butterfly on the first card, so beautiful. Your second card is an awesome take on the sketch and of course I am loving the butterflies. The third card is so amazing, love those stamped butterflies in those gorgeous colors. You can temped me anytime with your beautiful butterfly cards!! Hugs, Brenda

Judy V said...

3 beautiful butterfly cards! Thanks so much for joining us at House of Cards!

Greta said...

These are all so beautiful, Carol!

Angela said...

Carol, I see three spectacularly CAS and beautiful cards! Thank you so much for adding one to the gallery at The Card Concept!

Debbie Bonczek said...

Beautiful butterfly card. Love the colors.

maria f. said...

Lovely flutterbys. All of them. Isn't it nice that they never go out of style. Your pastel version of Kimberly's card is fantastic. Love the sparkle on it too. Thanks for gracing the CASEploration gallery.

Nora N. said...

What lovely cards!! I love every single one of these!! You rocked the challenges!!

cohenna said...

Beautiful, thanks so much for joining us at HOC