June 20, 2012

CAS-ual Fridays CFC #57 & Dynamic Duos #7

Things are crazy in our house this week with both my kids writing final exams.  On top of that my daughter sprained her ankle last weekend at her soccer tournament when she went head to head with the goalie on the other team and took the full force of the kick on her ankle.   On crutches but no break.  My son was at rugby tryouts for Team Ontario and realized that although his mono is gone, he is not fully recovered and spent half of the tryout with the medics.  Lets just say that Mom is stressed dealing with their stress.  

On to things that make me happy.  I combined CAS-ual Fridays and Dynamic Duos this week.  The CAS-ual Fridays challenge was to create a clean and simple project that uses either acetate or vellum and Dynamic Duos was to create a project using the colours Melon Mambo with Basic Black.  I created a card using the Duos colours and die cut a second butterfly using white polka dotted vellum for CAS-ual Fridays.






All Supplies are from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted:

Cardstock: White, True Black, Hibiscus Burst
Stamps: Pretty Peonies
Ink: Hibiscus Burst (PTI), Tuxedo Black Memento (Tsukineko)
Dies: Pretty Peonies, Banner Builder
Impression Plates:  Simple Stripes
Other:  vellum, black pearls (Hero Arts)

27 comments :

Cyndie said...

Oh, gorgeous--I LOVE this card! The butterfly treatment is just so pretty with those polka dots on vellum and the pink peeking through! Here's hoping that all the health issues are out of the way very soon.

Kim S said...

What a perfect combination...the lovely "happy" and that soft vellum butterfly...gorgeous! So glad to see you at Dynamic Duos!

Marlena M. said...

Gorgeous card Tracey! Yes, it sounds like you needed a creative outlet~so glad you have a way to burn off that stress. Take care!

Michelle said...

Beautiful card, Tracey! I love the dotted vellum butterfly and subtle stripes in the background! Wonderful CAS design!

Lisa said...

You little stinker;you have the pretty peonies dies! I NEED to order mine. I am in love with your polka dot layered butterfly Tracey and the Happy done in black looks divine. Thanks for playing along with us at Dynamic Duos!

Kim said...

Wow, Tracey...this is so beautiful and that butterfly is to die for. I love the layering on it, just so clever and sweet. Really makes the perfect birthday card.

Lesley said...

This butterfly is wonderful, I need to use vellum more! What a terrific CAS Tracey! Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos!

Darnell J Knauss said...

You nailed both challenges, Tracey! I'm so glad you are able to relieve your stress by creating, rather than letting the stress shut down your mojo. That would be such a shame. Thank you so much for joining my site! I hope your two daredevils settle down and both fully recover soon.

Susan Joyce said...

Pretty card Tracey, love the embossing on the base card and the word happy and the pretty vellum butterfly. Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos this week.

Vicky Hayes said...

Poor you Tracey - it's horrible watching our children hurt themselves. Sounds like they (and you!) need a rest! Your card is pretty - I love the beautiful layered butterfly against the bright background.

Lynn said...

Oh my goodness. I'm sure you are exhausted Tracey. I hope things start to calm down soon and that your daughter's ankle heals quickly. Sprains often seem to be worse than breaks. I adore your card...the touch of vellum is beautiful! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Arlene said...

Simply gorgeous Tracey! This is perfect for both challenges! Well done...

Melissa said...

Gorgeous, Tracey! I love that layered vellum butterfly and how the word "happy" just stands out! What a great CAS card! Thanks so much for joining us at Dynamic Duos again! :)

Laurie said...

Sending huge hugs your way! Wish we were closer so we could have a non stressful stampy day! :) Hope everybody gets better soon!

I love your card! That vellum layer is perfect on the butterfly!

Anja said...

Such a beautiful butterfly. Love the dotted vellum and the cut out sentiment.

Angie Tieman said...

Very pretty! Love the striking color combo and the lovely layered vellum butterfly! Hope your kids are recovered soon, sounds like you have a wonderful, active family!

Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

Allisa said...

Love your layered butterfly and CAS styling. Thanks for playing with us at Dynamic Duos.

Virginia L. said...

Love love this, Tracey! So simple yet so stunning!! Sorry to hear you and your kids are stressed with the injuries! Hope they get better soon. As a fellow Ontario stamper, I am sending you a big hug! So glad that you play with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Joyce said...

All those injuries and illnesses are so stressful. Good think you have your crafting, so you can go to your happy place. I love the card you made for both of these challenges. There is something about vellum and butterflies that go together perfectly. I need to remember that for myself. That happy in black is just stunning, and really stands out with the pink.

Marybeth said...

Sorry about all the stress Tracey, and hope your daughter is not in too much pain. You must have been so scared about your son, hope he is doing better,
Love your card and the pretty vellum butterfly. Life! :)

Anni said...

Love the layers of the butterfly especially the vellum! Great card!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at Dynamic Duos!
Anni

Renee said...

Beautiful!
Love that vellum butterfly...
and the colors are gorgeous!!
Hope life calms down for you...
and that your daughter is soon off the crutches and your son gets some needed rest...
motherhood!!
That which does not kill us...:)

Suzanne D. said...

Don't be stressed! Just keep stamping...lots and lots of stamping! I hope you find some time to relax this weekend, Tracey!

Your card is so great! I just love that stamped HAPPY stamp and the butterfly is gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining in the CAS-ual Fridays fun this week! :)

Jean said...

I hope that life settles down for you. I love this card ~ what a great idea to use the vellum for the butterfly.

Dana said...

I'm so sorry about your stress and the kiddos. Hang in there.
Your card is true CAS perfection and I LOVE it! Thanks for playing along this week with CAS-ual Fridays:)

Jinny Newlin said...

That dimensional butterfly is fantastic, Tracey! LOVE the vellum! Such a beautiful take on the duo!

Ally said...

Ack!! :-S I'm so sorry to hear about your children and their health issues. I hope they both recuperate quickly! Your card is beautiful, on a happy note. ;-) Love that little vellum butterfly on the pink. I really need to try my Pretty Peonies dies and stamps. Can you believe I haven't inked up a single one yet?! Oiy.