Friday, August 14, 2009

My Time to Create Color Challenge #4 (MTTC04)...the butterfly effect

Hey everyone! Coming to you live from a cabin by the river in northern Cali...thank YOU blogger scheduler! It's time to get creative with Lauren Meader and the gals of the My Time to Create Challenge design team! This week it's all about the colors, dahlings, and they are quite lively for sure. Don't forget, Lauren will be highlighting the top five projects that are linked up with the Mr Linky on her blog for the color challenge. Could be YOU! I hope you give this challenge a try :)

the challenge:

my project:

As you can see, I was inspired by ALL of it...even the display graphic for the challenge. LOL! I couldn't help myself, these butterflies from the Indie Arts cricut cartridge were P-E-R-F-E-C-T! And, I'll tell you a secret. I bought this cartridge when it first came out....for THESE butterflies...and like everything precious I hoarded them as if they were too precious to use. Can you imagine?? I mean they are a DIE CUT! I could cut them over and over again but no, I had to save them for a "worthy" project! LOL Well, all I can say is thank you My Time challenge. It is time for these pretty butterflies to be free.

OK, enough of my crazy about some more inspiration?

Check out these uber-talented papercrafters and then let your creative juices flow for your own little bit of play time. Can't wait to see what you make!

Lauren Meader
Alicia Weiman
MacKenzie Bruckler
Maria Levine
Kristen Beuter
Tracey Cuccia
Pam Imholtz
Jen Tapler
Lisa Kind
Tamara Harder

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a creative day!


  • Paper: Papertrey Ink and Georgia Pacific
  • Cartridge: Cricut Indie Arts
  • Other: buttons and embroidery floss


Stampin' Pam said...

Dana this is fantastic. I aboslutely love how you worked this challenge - although the "butterfly" wasn't part of it - you certainly pulled off a WINNER card with this. I love those bflies lined up in all the colors with the perfect color accent at the bottom :-)

Laurel said...

Wow, look at that beautiful card!

Kristin Bueter said...


WOW WOW WOW! Love what you came up with, girlie! Those butterflies are soooo adorable! I'm glad you set them free with that awesome PTI patterned paper. I also love how you added a simple matching button to the center of each butterfly and created your angled rainbow strip from the same DP at the bottom. So striking! Love it :O)

Tracey Cuccia said...

WOW Dana!! Love the contrast with the black BG. Also like the size of this too -- Knocked this one right out of the park!! Gorgeous :) I keep putting those PTI papers in my cart, and taking them out...I think I just need to hit BUY :)

Tamara said...

Gorgeous! I love that you also included butterflies in your card. I like the pops of colour, and the stripe at the bottom. so pretty!

Karen said...

You are rockin' it girl! I luuuuuuuuvvvv the PoP those colors get off the black card base! And how you created your own little diagonal rainbow strip, piecing the DP together?! Too, too, too cool for school! :>

Kelley Eubanks said...

So pretty Dana! Wonderful card!

Ann said...

Absolutely fabulous, Dana!

Lisa (lakind) said...

So pretty! Love the dp and the butterflies!

tg said...

Fabulous Dana! Love yhow you tied the colors in with the stripe across the bottom of the card!

Courtney Baker said...

These look great with the buttons, such a great idea! Great use of the colors too!

Elise said...

Ohhhhhh, what lovely butterflies you have, my dear! Wowee! This is just more of your graphic brilliance, taking flight! LOVE this card, SLD! GrrrrreeeeeeaaaaaaaTTTT!

Melissa said...

Those butterflies are gorgeous- so intricate! What a beautiful card!

travelingmama said...

I love the way you used the colors! This is perfection!

Jen Tapler said...

This is fantastic girl - it always is!! I love it!

Lauren (mytime) said...

OH MY LORD!!!!!!!!!!!! I may buy a Cricut *just* for that butterfly too!

Maile Belles said...

FABULOUS!!! Love the colors and that skinny card just works perfectly!