Saturday, February 20, 2016


Happy Saturday Friends!
WOW it's going to be in the 60s today here in Ohio and that's going to feel SO GOOD!
Of course, I don't want to get too excited since it's going back into the 30s next week!  LOL
Oh well ... it is February and spring is right around the corner!

Today I spotted a couple of challenge I thought I'd like to participate in so I created this fun fold creation to satisfy

I have to thank my friend Vickie Y (On the Fringe) for sparking my interest on the card fold design.  Be sure to pop over to see Vickie's work ... she makes 'every style' look fabulous!!

I wasn't sure what direction I was going with today's card until I started looking through the Paper Studio 'Harper's Boutique' black & white paper pack.  Since these papers are coordinate, it gave me extra options for my various panels.  LOVE that!

It was also a lot of fun to use some items that have been sitting in my stash
and in over due need of some love (i.e.  my stamps!)
I've become so addicted to die cuts but my poor stamps have been neglected
so today I'm 'sharing the love' ... lol!

Challenges to share in:
Brown Sugar Challenge - Anything Goes
Craft for the Craic February Challenge - Something to make you SMILE
Moving Along with the Times Challenge - Words Only ... No Image
Penny Black February Challenge - Anything goes with a stamp & dies

Thanks SO MUCH for stopping by!
I wish you a FABULOUS weekend ahead!
As always . . .

Papers:  White cs, Black cs, the Paper Studio dp
Stamps/Ink:  Fiskars 'Laugh With Me Quotes', Penny Black 'butterfly edge'/ Versafine Onyx
Accessories:  Memory Box 'Fairyland Butterflies' #99078


  1. Very sharp and so classy! love the black and white!

  2. Your card is beautiful, Dar. One can never go wrong with black and white cards, they always look so elegant. I love the Fairyland Butterflies. I know Vickie and was just by her blog this morning. Your right she does beautiful work, just like you. Hope your mom is still doing better. Have a great weekend.


  3. And - thanks for joining us for the QKR Stampede blog challenge.

  4. Great card. Thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar this week for our "Anything Goes " challenge.

  5. This is a fantastic card, Darlene! I LOVE the beautiful fold and all the gorgeous papers you chose are perfect together! Fabulous butterflies and I love the way you added the butterflies to the inside as well! Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede for the weekly challenge & best of luck!

  6. I never was a stamper much but always loved the look! Your card is lovely and I love the black and white color scheme! Great design and of course I love your butterflies!

  7. this is gorgeous, thanks for joining us at MAWTT, xxx

  8. Classy, elegant and gorgeous!! Great design and fun to see some different folds for cards...(someday I hope I have time to create, use of all those papers, too!

  9. Oh my Darlene, where to start!? Firstly thank you so much for taking part in my challenge over at UYS!! This card creation has it all! Not only is it striking but it is also absolutely stunning to boot! Love every detail .... Hugs DT Shirl

  10. Stunning so beautiful TFS
    MFP ......Lis DT

  11. This is a gorgeous card and what a unique fold!Thanks so much for joining our black and white challenge this week at Use Your Stuff!

  12. Wow, your dies and stamps make a fabulous combo here! Love the black and white and the fold and those awesome papers. And those tiny butterflies inside caught my eye right away. Love them! I think I have that laugh quotes stamp set (if it's the same one). Great challenges. I'll have to go look at those sites. Love using the neglected stuff now and then!

  13. Hi Dar - thanks for coming over to MFP Stamp Shop challenge and entering the Z-fold challenge - it is unlimited number of times to enter - so if you get crafting in the Z-fold create some more and get a chance to win a fab stamp set - have a blessed day - Gail SR DT MFPSC

  14. Such a pretty card Thanks for sharing it with us at the MFPS Challenge this week!

  15. Beautiful Z fold, love the black and white!! Thanks for sharing with us at MFP Challenge.

  16. Lovely, black/white is one of my fave colors to work with too...Thanks for joining Brown Sugar Challenge!

  17. Hi Darlene
    Marvellous monochrome and great unusual fold. All makes for a fab card. Thanks for joining in at MAWTT.

  18. this is so elegant in black and white and i love the fun fold with all the butterflies! thank you so much for playing along with us this month at penny black and more.

  19. Hi Dar! Your Z fold card is gorgeous! (thank you for the compliment!) Thank you for sharing your gorgeous card with us at MFP Stamps Challenge.

  20. This is gorgeous. I love the monochrome and the unusual fold. THAnks for sharing with us at MAWTT. Christine DT


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