Thankful - New Sami Stamps Release!!

Happy Friday!
It feels like forever since I've done any blogging!  So nice to be back!
I had an absolutely fabulous trip to see my sister and little niece last week!  I didn't want to leave...cuddling with my niece was just too sweet :)  But I missed my husband...and while I had a nice week, he had a crappy I needed to come home to support him.  But I look forward to July when I get to see my sweet niece again at my sisters wedding!!

We have a super adorable release for you today at Sami Stamps called Happy Hearts.  It's is so super sweet!!  I've used the image Heart Butterfly:
Dealing with the aftermath of Matthew's crappy week put me a bit behind on my this card was pulled together at the last minute for this weeks release.  I don't like not being ahead on my work...or at least on time.  But sometimes life just doesn't allow you to keep a schedule.

To start the card, I created a bright watercolor background.  I was actually hoping it would soften a bit as it dried since I thought it was a little too bright while making it, but now I kind of like the vibrant colors.

While that dried, I printed off and colored in the butterfly with the same blue I used on the background, but I used my Wink of Stella glitter brush as my paintbrush so that the whole thing shimmers!  It's really quite gorgeous!  Then I white heat embossed some swirls in the background and added black perlen pen to all the dot details of the swirls.

I framed my sentiment with some black cardstock and mounted it all onto my card base!  I really do love how this turned out!  Even if my brain wasn't quite into card making's always nice when something comes together perfectly.

We also have our challenge running for a few more days!  We're asking you to paper piece something!  Just be sure to use a Sami Stamps image, and join in!!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
    Addicted to Stamps and More #181-Anything Goes
    Crafty Catz #312-CAS
    The Crazy Challenge #216-Card for a Friend
    The Paper Shelter #236-Make it Digital
    Word Art Wednesday #220-Anything Goes

Thank you so much for visiting!  Have a fabulous weekend!  <3


  1. I really like the vibrant background. The Butterfly and swirls really are pretty. Thank you so much for joining our 220th challenge at Word Art Wednesday. Your creation is inspiring and very beautiful. Blessings, Carole

  2. Stunning card love what you did to make the background thanks for sharing at Crafty catz in our challenge

  3. Sweet card ! Thank you for joining us at The Crazy Challenge. Good luck :)

  4. Wow, what a striking background, it is so colorful and eye catchy, glad to see at ATSM.

  5. Absolutely stunning! :)
    Thanks for sharing it over at the ATSM blog!

  6. Smashing card. Love how you made the background.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Catz.

    Tracey DTxx

  7. Great background inking/coloring here. Awesome lay-out and image too. So blessed you joined our last Challenge and hope you join us again in our current Challenge at Word Art Wednesday. Leaving you with the encouragement only the Word of God can provide in James 1:12 which tells us, "Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him." Have a blessed weekend.

    JO ANN