Wednesday, June 21, 2017

What, Me Worry?

My card today is quite pink, with many butterflies, and stamps from the March 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit. I'm getting mileage out of that kit while we are traveling! So with that set and the Shopping Our Stash - Think Pink - SOS #308 challenge, I used the sketch idea from Retro Rubber Challenge RRC65 Feeling Sketchy. I hope you will visit SOS to see why they chose Pink for their challenge. With Retro Rubber, you always have to use at least one stamp that is a year old or older.


I found a new site through Paper Playful...Mustard Seed Faith Challenge - Worry. I'm very glad I did because, not only is it a card challenge, it's a devotional with sagely advice. So, with all that said...

I happened to have a pad of Mariposa DSP with me and brought along my pre-cut butterflies for embellishments. I used a Calypso Coral marker to ink up my stamps because I only brought 4 colors: Bermuda Bay, Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, Tranquil Tide and Black ink pads. The Powder Pink and Berry Burst were 2 I left home :-( They would have worked perfectly.

Monday night we had a wonderful meal prepared by our son-in-love and his sous-chef (our daughter). He makes a wicked Chicken Piccata! Last night we met them at the Raindancer in Amsterdam. It's been over 20 years since we were there and it hadn't changed! I have more time to make cards because I don't have to cook or do dishes!!

Thanks for looking.


  1. Your butterfly embellishments are beautiful - so much texture in them. The look nice against that delicately patterned DSP. Thanks for joining us again at Retro Rubber, Karen. Enjoy your trip!

  2. So pretty! Love those silver butterflies and the DSP is beautiful! Glad you had a great time with your daughter and SIL!! :)

  3. What a lovely card! Such lovely paper and the most perfect butterflies really make the card sing! Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber!

  4. So soft and that decorative paper you've used along with those pretty die cut butterflies! I'm so glad you found us over at Mustard Seed Faith Challenges! Thanks for sharing, and I hope to see you joining us again soon!

  5. Cute card, love the butterflies, they look like metal. This is my fav butterfly die! I also love how you turned the sketch around. Thanks for joining Retro Rubber!

  6. Love the soft shades of pink of the pattern paper as a background for your silvery butterflies.
    Thank you for sharing with us at RETRO RUBBER, hope you play again soon.
    Maria Rodriguez.DT

  7. This is so very pretty! I love how the top section kind of 'shadows' the butterfly embellishments. Awesome!

  8. Soo lovely and elegant and inspiring! Thank you for joining the RR challenge!

  9. Another butterfly aficionado here! Very pretty card. Thanks for playing along with Retro Rubber!