Friday, November 29, 2013

Time For Change

A friend of mine asked if I could make a card for her niece, who recently got engaged.  As always, when I receive a custom order, I ask about the recipient's style, fave colors, or any other tips that help me get a feel for that person.

The young lady and her fiance got engaged surrounded by nature, overlooking a lake.  Sounds dreamy, doesn't it?  She also favors purple, so this idea sprang into my mind:


The "Happily Ever After" paper from DCWV's Once Upon A Time stack sat waiting for the right occasion.  Those pretty butterflies came off a Mother's Day card from Hallmark.  They were attached to clear fishing line and meant to be a decoration.  I hung them for months in my window, but when autumn came, these little 'flies said they wanted to grace my cards instead.


We all know butterflies are the "Poster Children" for change and metamorphosis.  Change is happening in my life right now, pointing me in a positive, well-deserved direction.  I stepped down from my design team recently, to make more time for family, church, job hunting, and creating cards for sale.  You'll still see plenty of posts here on my blog, so I hope you'll hang in there with me.  :-)



Paper: Lovely Lilac, Whisper White - SU; Once Upon A Time patterned paper - DCWV Ink: white opaque, Walnut Stain - Ranger Accessories & Tools: Oval die - Spellbinders; butterflies - removed from store-bought card; Floral Frame embossing folder - Sizzix; Elegant Scrollwork die - Memory Box; corner rounder punch - Fiskars

13 comments:

Sathya said...

Love the focal elements,florishes diecuts on the embossed purple base..Good luck for ur future endeavors, Colleen :)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is gorgeous! I loveeeeeeee the colors and the butterflies!! Good luck with the changes you have coming your way! :)

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous! Love the purple, they should be thrilled with this card. Happy Weekend, Shirleyx

Linda R said...

What a beautiful card. I just know the recipient is going to LOVE it.

Wishing you the best on the new changes coming your way..

Hugs~

Marisa said...

Gorgeous. Love the embossing and the flourishes.

Lisa said...

How PRETTY Colleen!! I love the happily ever after, perfect for an engagement card!!

lisa808 said...

Beautiful card. Love the color and butterflies.

Best wishes on everything. I will miss your IBS postings.

~Tammy~ said...

So beautiful! I love how you salvage and recycle like me! Now they are on to make a young couple happy!

Change is good! Especially for the positive! Sit back and take a deep breath!

Rebecca Deeprose said...

Oh this is so gorgeous and she's going to treasure it!! I think you captured the description of the setting so perfectly and I love the lavender with the ecru and brown...it works beautifully!!!! ((hugs)) Rebecca

Leslie Miller said...

I don't think this card could be more perfect. It is exquisite! Good save on those beautiful butterflies. Colleen, all good wishes for you as you refocus your energy. I'll always look forward to your posts.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

OMGosh that is so beautiful! I love purple too and I know she is going to just be over the moon for this card.

Wida said...

I would be so nervous to make something so custom, but you rocked this card. I love the intricacy of it and the details. It's just beautiful

Wida said...

I would be so nervous to make something so custom, but you rocked this card. I love the intricacy of it and the details. It's just beautiful

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