October 14, 2012

Follow Your Dreams...


I made this one a while back, to submit for a publication, and it didn't get picked up.  Over the years, I've tried a few times, and it really is hard when you LOVE something you've made, but it just doesn't "fit" in the scheme of things the publication is looking for.  BUT -- I will keep submitting as I can, as I would love to be "in print" someday! :)


I cut a rainbows-worth (and then some) of cardstock with the Butterfly die from Papertrey Ink, and layered them into one, beautiful VERY dimensional butterfly, with a sparkly jeweled trail behind it :).

What are you dreams?  Winning the lotto, and retiring?  Going skydiving? Being a parent? Getting married?  I would love to hear.

Having a great weekend, hope you are, too!!  Thanks for popping by!

Supplies: 
Stamps: Fillable Frames #3 (PTI)
Ink: Memento Black
Paper: Raspberry Fizz, Pure Poppy, Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise, Harvest Gold, Simply Chartreuse, Ripe Avocado, New Leaf, Hawaiian Shores, Spring Rain, Blueberry sky, Plum Pudding, Royal Velvet, Select White (all PTI)
Accessories: Butterfly Die (PTI), Doodlebug gems, paper piercer, corner rounder punch, pop-dots

32 comments:

Teresa H said...

This card is so pretty! With all the rain we have been getting and not seeing the sun too much, this is a bright spot on a gloomy day! Thanks for the rainbow!

Pam W. said...

OH.MY.GOSH. This is one of the prettiest cards I've ever seen! I love the dimension that the layers gave to the butterfly and that trail of gems......LOVE.

Carol said...

I can't believe this card was not picked up for publication! It is spectacular! So creative, so colorful, so sophisticated and lots of wonderful white space! Incredibly yummy! My dreams? Now that my hubby and I are retired, we live life fully and healthy for a loooooong time!

Lisa Kind said...

Hi Tracy! It's a shame this wasn't picked up because it's so pretty! I love all the white with the punch of color! My dream is to retire in 5 years (God willing!). All my other dreams have pretty much come true! ;-) (Except for that Corvette I want!)

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card.


Hugs Riet.xx

jennfontaine said...

This card is absolutely amazing! Wow! I love everything about it! I do hope you keep submitting- your cards are so pretty!! I have so many dreams, it may take 4 lifetimes to reach them all, but I will enjoy the journey!

Anonymous said...

omg this card is incredable! those publishers must be insane not to pick you up!
my dreamas well i wont bore you but wow!

Anonymous said...

That is a beautiful card! I love it and will make some to share with some friends who need sunshine and rainbows.

Q Cards by Stacy said...

What a beautiful card.

Ritu said...

This card is awesome.The idea is very creative.

Anonymous said...

You are very generous to share this card with us. It is one of the most beautiful cards I've seen. Good luck getting it published...it really should have been.

Anonymous said...

just love this...i wana make one for my friend but it seems hard to make :(

LaurieT said...

I am so sorry that this didn't make the publication. I love rainbows and anything that uses color. Therefore, I love your card.

Anonymous said...

I just love this card so elegant thankyou so much for sharing, I am only anonymous as I do not know how to use the computer properly. Carol

paperpopups said...

Love this card. Brilliant and inspirational to me. Thank you for sharing.

I would buy a bunch, so some big card Company is missing the boat.

Happy thoughts - keep up the beautiful art.

Petrina

Anonymous said...

Very pretty!!!

Paulina said...

This card is lovely! The rainbow of colors with the contrast of the white is fabulous.

LOVE the name of your blog. :)

Mel - The Paper Retreat said...

Beautiful card! I love the stacked butterfly! Thanks for the inspiration - I made one of these butterflies for a card I made with a link to your card as well.

http://thepaperretreat.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!

Darcy said...

I really hope that your dream has been realized and that this card has already made it into print! This is an amazing creation and one that should be honored and appreciated! I know I appreciate it as it has inspired me to make my own version of this card! Don't give up on your dreams and please let us know when this one is achieved! Thanks for sharing in the meantime! As for my dreams, winning the lottery (or receiving any large sum of money) sure would be nice as it would definitely help to achieve most of my other dreams, like (in no particular order) riding a zip line through any Caribbean country, owning a new BMW, taking a helicopter ride, finishing the last 5 of the 50 states, etc...

Kate said...

A truly pretty example of CAS. It is hard to break into print but a friend of mine did it recently. You just have to keep on keeping on trying.

pam said...

Love it!! Never give up on your dream. YOU will make it!!

Jane said...

This card is so gorgeous and creative that I'm seriously considering making it and sending it to myself for inspiration to follow my dream -- to go back to grad school!

Anonymous said...

I just discover your blog, I'm French and scrap for 4 years now... I really LOVE this butterfly card, it's so perfect!

Anonymous said...

The simplicity of this is what is striking - it's just beautiful. Nice work!

Angie said...

Can I place an order? I want 20.

Andrea Wuertz said...

Hey can I buy a few of these from you? I am getting married soon and I would love a few of these for my bridal party and scrap book. Or even just one for my scrap book. It goes perfectly with my theme. Rainbow, butterflies and jewels.

Ashley said...

Could I place an order as well? Absolutely beautiful!!!

Nelleke Claas said...

wow beautiful card! so inspiring...

Kimberly Judson said...

I would like to order some as well if you are selling these. They are beautiful!

Kimberly Judson said...

If you are selling these I would love to order some!

vdoyle8 said...

love this!