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Butterflies, cupcakes, coffee, and a Romantic poem

This week's Queen for the Day at Splitcoast Stampers is Angela (aka Arizona Maine) who is a very talented card artist. I cased this lovely card out of her gallery. What a gallery that girl has!

I could make a zillion variations of this card! The papers did all the work (The Mariposa stack from DCWV). I used a sheet for my center panel and cut the butterfly out of another sheet to use as the focal point. It is actually a card for a friend at work - hope he doesn't mind it is a bit girly with the pearls and swirls.

I also cased this week's Featured Stamper - Debbie (aka swldebbie) who has a darling gallery full of lovely CAS sketches and fun images. This is her card that I cased.

The image I used is from Fresh Brewed Designs and is available free if you join their facebook party. The rules are that join the facebook party, use the image, and do paper piecing or piercing.

The challenge details can be found here.

Lastly, one of my oldest DD friends is having her first wedding anniversary this year. Her husband wrote her a poem and wanted me to make a card for him to give her. Isn't that totally romantic? I used my current favorite dies - the MFT rolled roses and made several different cards for him, and I have posted my two favorites. I can't wait to hear what she thought of that sweet poem he wrote her!



  1. You've been busy! Love them all. Great butterflies, love the paper pieced coffee cups, the wedding card is wonderfully elegant and the poem is framed wonderfully.

  2. Great job as always. Love the butterfly card. You did a great job on Rachel's card and I am sure she absolutely loved it and especially the poem from her hubby. You have been a very busy lady this weekend.

  3. These are all gorgeous Nancy, I love the butterfly on the first card,the cupcake and coffee on the second, the embossing and flowers on the third and the beautiful verse on the last.
    Kevin xx

  4. Wonderful creations, Nancy. Your sympathy is beautiful. I'll take the cupcake on the second card, you keep the coffee. Ha It's a great card even if I don't do coffee. The third and fourth cards are so sweet and beautiful. Love your rolled roses.

  5. All of these are stunners! Love those rolled roses on the last card and the sympathy card with the butterfly is amazing.

  6. ACK!!! NANCY! They are all GORGEOUS!!! but you KNOW I love your card made with the Perkfect Pair coffee digi! HOW beautiful is that paper piecing and the beautiful icing on the cupcake.

    Thank you for playing along in our facebook challenge! Good luck!

    Heather D.

  7. What lovely cards, that butterfly is to die for. How sweet of your friend's husband to write her the poem and what an honour to be asked to make the card.
    Suzie xx

  8. WoWzers... some absolutely amazing cards! Really love the first with the romantic touch!

  9. OMG you have been BUSY...what eye candy! Everyone of these cards are gorgeous but so different! The butterfly is absolutly GORGEOUS and I love the Fresh Brewed Designs card, such a cute sentiment!

  10. Wow! Nancy! Your cards are all gorgeous! Your sympathy card is absolutely STUNNING. And I just love the awesome paper piecing on your Fresh Brewed Designs "Perfect Pair" coffee digi! That cupcake looks good enough to eat! I believe that you are inspiring me to try making up some flowers of my own. I'm usually too lazy!
    It's been a real treat to visit your blog!
    Warmest Hugs, Sheryl

  11. Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog. I have been looking at your blog and your cards are fabulous! Michelle x


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