Thursday, March 1, 2012

With Gratitude


Happy March 1st!  Time sure is flying this year.  I think we say that every year though.  Over on the CARDS blog, Paige challenged us to make a quilted card.  I put the brads to go along with the My Mind's Eye paper back and had yet to use them. I decided to punch out several hexagons in the patterned paper and add the brads.  The butterfly in the middle is a brad too.  Now...I need your opinion? Where would you have placed the sentiment?  Now that it is stamped, I'm looking at it thinking maybe I should have centered it.  But...no redos happening here.  I'll just have to roll with it.

And...I can't leave without passing on several thank yous. I've been chosen by three bloggers for the Liebster Blog Award.  I simply adore blogging and want to pass a big thank you to all of you in particular:  Kristen, Chunyuan and Janet.   Be sure to stop by their blogs and check out all of their gorgeous creations!

Happy Friday Eve to all of you!

26 comments:

Jen W. said...

Hmmm... a tricky one in terms of sentiment placement. Centered might have worked and would have been like the top of the pyramid of hexagons. I think I like it to the side though. The papers and the brads are gorgeous!

~amy~ said...

gorgeous card...love the hexagons! I think you did perfect with the sentiment.

Barb in Ontario said...

Great card! Who makes the Hexagon punch?

sandie said...

love the brads and the paper and congrates on being chosen by the bloggers-you deserve it. Now you are the expert and I think the sentiment looks great but if I was going to centre it I would do it at the bottom to give a clean line at the top of the card?

Jinny Newlin said...

I LOVE this soft, color palette! It's one for the books! And those hexagons are fantastic! As for the sentiment... I like it to the side, but I think I would've put it below the hexagons. BIG hugs!

Denise Willerton said...

I LOVE this card ~ everything about it...wouldn't change a thing! The hexagons are fabulous!!!!! Would love that punch! Enjoy your day :-)

Anonymous said...

Love the card - would leave it exactly the same way!!!!!

Barb said...

Add my "LOVE" to the list please! This is just sooo pretty, Lynn! The colors, the design, those beautiful hexagons and of course the delightful butterfly! Love every bit of it! :)

Maureen said...

beautiful faux quilting!! I was trying to remember what the challenge was...but then got distracted and never looked it up! I love the soft colours, like a baby blanket. Hmmm, tricky question. Maybe at the bottom in the center? But I'm with you, no redos and the person who gets it will never know, they will just love this fabulous card :) hope you're feeling a little better today ...hugs :)

Chunyuan said...

great use of hexagon for quilting inspired card. Love the layered the hexagon with brad.

Christina said...

This is so pretty! The brad centers really make the card, and the soft colors resemble a sweet baby quilt. I hate it when I *almost* finish a card and can't figure out where to put a sentiment. I like that you broke up the symmetry by placing it off-center, but I agree with Maureen that centered at the bottom might be nice, too. Either way, it's lovely!

Karen Conner said...

Truly love the look of this "quilted" card. I think your sentiment looks fine where it is.

The mind's eye paper is soft & lovely too.

Jenny said...

ooo I love those hexagons Lynn are they punches or dies?? Beautifully soft colours and I think the sentiment looks great where it is....this could so easily be me asking the same question, I don't even plan for the sentiment until the last thing sometimes :0)
Jenny x

The Paper Parade said...

Lynn, this card is great!! I love the soft colors and the 3D hexagons with the brads in the middle...looks awesome! I do like where you have the sentiment, maybe I would have done it to the bottom right under the hexagons or the bottom left, I think centered would have taken away from the beautiful butterfly.

Aimes said...

Oh don't ask me about sentiment placement - I wouldn't have a clue seeing as I omitted one completely from my last card! LOL! I like your sentiment there anyways :)
I'm really lovin' your fun, trendy hexagons and gorgeous colours - so soft but still pack a punch!
Hugs!
Aimes
x

Tiffany said...

I really love that hexagonal pattern with the sweet papers and love the layered butterflies! You put your brads to really good use! I have a ton of brads, I have no idea what to do with them really! Great inspiration!

Vickie Z said...

Ohhh...can't believe you made a card with hexagons....pondering that idea myself!!! Wonderfully done!!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Great card, congrats on having it featured on CARDS.

Ginny said...

This card makes me go "aaaah" - it's so pretty! Just love those hexagons and the papers you chose, as well as the brads and center butterflies!! Definitely reminds me of a quilt, which is one of my favorite things in the whole world! I don't think there's a "perfect" place for the sentiment - that would have been a tough decision for me. I think it's very eye appealing where it is! A truly beautiful card.

JulesHollis said...

Lovely card! So soft and sweet. I like the placement of the sentiment.

Anonymous said...

YOur card is really pretty....I think I would have centered at the bottom...but it is really nice anyway!

Ros said...

Is the hesagon shape a punch. Love the card
Ros

Romaine said...

Lynn, so lovely! Love the layered hexagons with the bit of bling and butterflies.

Jen Carter said...

I LOVE this card!! It is so soft and pretty and I LOVE the hexagons a lot!!

Lisa Arana said...

I saw this on the create blog and it is just stunning. love the hexagons and the layering of the butterfly. just beautiful.

Cristina said...

Love, love, love, love, ADORE this card. The color scheme is amazing. Would be a super cute baby card, too.