Friday, August 10, 2012

Thank Goodness It's Friday

TGIF Everyone.  For those of you who work outside the home, I know how wonderful Fridays are.  I once heard a cute little saying. . . . "Let Fridays Be Fruitful and Multiply".  I always liked that sentiment.  Even for those who don't work outside the home, there's just something relaxing and wonderful about Fridays.  Don't you think?  What makes it even better for me is that (other than church Sunday), I don't have any commitments this weekend.  I can just chill out with my family.

I saw this "quilting" by paper piecing technique on a blog this week and thought I'd give it a try.  I added a mini crocheted doily in the center, and then die cut a butterfly that I painted and glittered, then added some tiny pearl accents to the center of the butterfly's body.

Here are the challenges I'm entering with this card: - Simon Says Stamp - Let's Play Bingo - My Bingo Includes Glitter (on the butterfly), Diecut (butterfly), and the Free Square. - Mark's Finest Papers - Simple Salutations Challenge #6 - Use a Butterfly - I also used a stamp from Mark's Finest Papers for the "Simple Salutation".  This Happy Birthday stamp is from their Pansy Riot stamp set. - Forever Friends Challenge Blog - Fortnightly Challenge #42 - Something New (my patterned papers) - I had to redeem myself.  You must include an animal for the challenges on Forever Friends' Challenge Blog.  So, here is my butterfly.  I really want to qualify for this awesome challenge as I'm a bit of a wool felt addict. - Clearly I Stamp - Things With Wings

Whatever your plans are for the weekend, I hope you enjoy yourself. I'd love to hear what your plans are for the weekend. Hopefully, they include some crafting. I know I will be doing some creating, and LOTS of chillin' out. That's what weekends are for, right?

Thanks for visiting my blog.  I really appreciate your comments, and I hope you know that I really do try to get by to visit everyone else's blogs as well.  I get so much inspiration from visiting all of you and seeing your gorgeous creations.  If you get the chance, please stop by Word Art Wednesday and play along with us.  We would LOVE to have you join us.

Have a great weekend.
Blessings to you all,



  1. This is beautiful, Karen!!! I love the quilted look and with the paper you chose it looks like material!!
    Enjoy your weekend!!

  2. Your card really has a quilt feeling to it. It's beautiful. Thank you for the sweet comment on my blog. If I've been half the tree to my daughters that my father was too me, I've done well. Blessings!

  3. Oh my! This card is beautiful! I love quilts, so this pattern appeals so much to me. I work three days a week outside of the home and I so treasure my days off even if it is doing work around the house. I always try to make time for crafting such as today (especially since it was raining which I sort of find peaceful, too). Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog. Have a wonderful weekend!

  4. I love this card. I have a friend with a birthday on Monday and I had planned on working on her card tonight. Thanks to you, I don't have to sit at my crafting desk waiting to be inspired with a card design! Can't wait to make her one of these!

  5. that quilting technique is beautiful! great job! now i can't wait to try it out! :) i do work full time, so i cherish my weekends...headed to do a little crafting to relax in just a few short minutes!

  6. Oh so pretty. Lovely job.

  7. Beautiful card Karen :-) I have tried quilting in the past - maybe I need to pull it out again after seeing this beauty!
    My weekend will include craft - I should be sewing now, not online.

  8. Your paper piecing is beautiful! I love the quilted look. Even though I work from home, I love Fridays. It's the start of our weekend with our kids which is always fun. Sunday is church also and I get to do some stamping to pass the time since we don't go anywhere on Sundays but rest.
    Thanks for visiting my blog and your awesome comments! I am following your blog. So much inspiration :-)

  9. Love this, so pretty. Great paper piercing. Thanks for your encouragement and visiit. Cyber Hugs

  10. Hi Karen! I love this type of quilting! It looks so wonderful how you've pieced them together. Love the butterfly you've created to!
    I'm going to be busy this weekend. Joel turns 3 tomorrow and then we have a big picnic planned for Sunday!
    We were rear-ended on our way to market Thursday and I'm still really sore. I'll be living on ibruprophen I think. Everyone is ok, not too much damage and I thank the Lord for protecting us!
    Enjoy your relaxation and crafting time!

  11. Stunning quilted card, Karen! I have some of this paper, and should pull it out and try this. Have a blessed weekend with your family, my friend! ~ Blessings, Tracey

  12. Beautiful Card! I love the use of two pattern papers. TFS AJ~

  13. Like the pinwheel quilted look to your card. The glitter on the Butterfly is nice. Thanks for entering the MFP Simple Salutations challenge #6 Butterfly.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    MFP Simple Salutations

  14. Another gorgeous card Karen, love the crocheted doily flower in the center of your card and the butterfly is lovely and sparkly. Thanks for joining us again for our 'Something New' challenge. Good luck in the draw and looking forward to seeing one of your lovely cards in our next challenge.
    Diane, Forever Friends xx

  15. Beautiful card Karen~ I love the rays. Yesterday we went to the Flight 93 Memorial. It was the halfway point for my aunt to meet us. It's so moving and serene. I was surprised how many people were there to show their respects.

  16. So beautiful Karen! I love this technique and haven't done it in a while now. You've inspired me to make one again!
    Thank you for your sweet comments you always leave me! You are such a blessing to me! Blessings to you! Kathy

  17. What a lovely quilt card! Love that sparkly butterfly in the center.