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“Step Out Of Your Comfort Zone!” is the new challenge on the Sentimental Sundays blog. We would love to see you try something different than your usual style or type of projects. Don’t forget to include a sentiment. Please tell us how you stepped out of your comfort zone in your blog post.

For my project, I was inspired by a card created by my talented friend Maria of Crafty Cre8tions. You can see her card HERE. Look, I only have 1 layer on top of the base and the card is pretty clean and simple. No buttons, digis, Copics or stitching either. This card took me only about 15 minutes compared to my usual couple of hours per card. I could get used to this!

This pretty butterfly is from some wonderful blog candy that I won from Tereza Crump. You can see her blog HERE and her Etsy store HERE. I colored it using Tsukineko’s Fireworks mist and love the way it looks.

Today we attended the annual fund raiser for my daughter’s school. The PTO did a really great job. There was a silent auction with gift baskets put together by each class and donations from families and local businesses. They also had a mini carnival with tons of games and prizes for the kids, a really good face painter, those big, blow up jumpy houses and slides, a cake walk, snacks, drinks and sandwiches, a bake sale and a dunk tank where all the teachers and the school administrator took a turn on the hot (or should I say “wet”) seat. It was a good time!

I hope you will join the Sentimental Sundays team in our “Step Out Of Your Comfort Zone” challenge. Stop by the Sentimental Sundays blog to see how the rest of the DT is stepping outside their comfort zones.

Thank you for stopping by!


  • Stamps: Unknown Butterfly, Take Flight from Gina K Designs
  • Inks: Close To My Heart Chocolate & Cranberry inks
  • Papers: Papertrey kraft CS, book page
  • Tools: Big Shot, Provo Craft Seeing Spots embossing folder, sponge
  • Embellishments: Misc. twine, Lady Bug Fireworks mist



Awww, how sweet of you! I'm glad YOU were inspired, because I wasn't inspired with MY OWN card!! LOL :)

I just adore those big embossed polkadots!

That butterfly is beautiful too. It is amazing what a CAS card can do for time management :)

Glad the fundraiser went well for the school!!

Have a great Sunday :)
barb said…
beautiful card Cheryl! that butterfly is gorgeous and the rest of your design highlights it perfectly.
Audrey Pettit said…
What a great card, Cheryl! Love, love the clean and simple design. The inking and embossing add so much visual detail, and that butterfly really pops. Outstanding job!
the school fundraiser sounds like a ton of fun. So glad you're having a lovely weekend.
Riet said…
What a gorgeous card Cheryl.

Hugs Riet.xx
Sheryl said…
Hi Cheryl! This is a gorgeous butterfly! It really pops against your embossed background! Simply lovely!
Thank you for joining us at Freshly Brewed Challenges for our, "KISS" Keep It Simple, Challenge!
Hugs Sheryl
Doreen said…
What a gorgeous card Cheryl,so elegant and the butterfly looks very
Wedgie said…
Gorgeous card, love the polka dots. Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin this week. Wedgie xxx
Marie-Anne said…
What a great card.

Jenn Borjeson said…
Simple and pretty, love it. Thank you for entering our "Fall Colors" challenge at Just Some Lines! :)
Ian said…
beautiful card, the butterfly is lovely and the colours also

thanks for joining in with my theme this week at Allsorts


Amanda xx
Karin said…
Your CAS card looks great! Love the butterfly :) Totally the kind of card I make for real life people...Fast and easy to mail :)
raindropecho said…
Wow, what a gorgeous one-layer card, Cheryl! I absolutely love the gorgeous butterfly and the texture on the card is amazing. I also wanted to say how much of a pleasure it's been "working" with you on Sentimental Sundays. I'm not going to say goodbye because I'm not going to go anywhere, lol. I'll be seeing you around!

♥ Ann
Kathy and Lucky said…
So great to hear about the fund raising. Your card is wonderful, love the CAS and the butterfly with the embossing. It was the time that got me hooked on CAS and one layers :)
Julie said…
Just beautiful! Love the simplicity of this one! Thanks for joining us at Raise the Bar.
Janeen said…
great idea with the words on the butterfly, i love everything about this card.
Bunny said…
Lovely card, thank you for joining us at Digistamps4joy, and good luck..

Mary G. said…
Wow! This is fabulous!! That butterfly is gorgous!! TFS!
Cheryl your butterfly is stunning and just spectacular against that beautiful embossed piece. It's simply spectacular. Thank you so much for joining us in the Speedy the Cat's Friends "Things with Wings" challenge. It is a pleasur visit to see what you made for us. Good luck in the drawing and hope to see you again next week!

Bear Hugs,
Jackie said…
Awesome card Cheryl! This would be truly out of my comfort zone since I have a problem with *simple* LOL! You did great though....TFS!!!
Cleota said…
Very lovely, clean and simple! Love the embossing and the sponging. Great job. Thanks for playing along with us at Little Miss Muffet Challenges.

DT Member
Krista said…
Great job keeping it simple. :) The embossed background looks so pretty with the soft colored edges. Thank you for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.
I love this card and the way that you sponged the embossing... it looks so AMAZING!!!!! Thanks so much for playing with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week!
Shannon said…
Cheryl, this is gorgeous! Love the polka dot embossing. The butterfly is gorgeous and really makes an impact as a single accent on the card. LOVE it. Thank you for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.
Shelly Schmidt said…
Beautiful card- love the CAS- not too easy for me either- love the beautiful butterfly- love the embossed dots and the highlighting of the color around the edges.
Fleur said…
WOW Cheryl, stunning card. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Truly Scrumptious this fortnight, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
Hugz Fleur xXx
elizabeth uk said…
Beautiful card Cheryl. Love the twine around the bottom.
Cheryl said…
oh this is just gorgeous beautiful detail and colors bless you for playing at creatalicious ,this month hugs cherylxxxx
Anonymous said…
Your clean and simple design is perfect for showing off the butterfly. A very pretty card! Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments.
Anonymous said…
Your clean and simple design is perfect for showing off the butterfly. A very pretty card! Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments.
Anonymous said…
Hi Cheryl! I love the circle texture and the pretty butterfly. Have a great day!
Annette said…
so that embossing and that butterfly is awesome...
Alicia said…
This is beautiful Cheryl. I am loving simple cards at the moment too. So nice to "whip" something up quickly!
Alicia xx
inkedx2 said…
Great card! I love the butterfly. That is a great embossing folder. Thanks for joining us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Heather said…
While simple and quick.. it is GORGEOUS!!! Great card Ms. Cheryl!

Thanks for keeping it simple with us at Freshly Brewed Challenges this week.

Heather D.
Anita said…
This is gorgeous Cheryl.
Karen W said…
Very pretty and thanks for joining us at Creative Belli!
Anne Marie said…
Such a great card, Cheryl! It looks like you spent hours on it, too. It would have taken me hours just to cut that butterfly. Haha! Great soft colors, too. Thanks so much for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentitmnets! :)
Cheryl--What a great card for the challenge!!! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge!!!
Gale said…
hank you for playing along with us at Freshly Brewed Challenges keep it simple challenge this week! :) Gale
I loved it the moment I saw it on SS....very elegant and chic
Lesley said…
Beautiful card, lovely butterfly! Thanks for taking part in the Alphabet Challenge xx
Fiona said…
beautiful card...pretty butterfly!!

Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week.

awesome I love the texture
Louise said…
Beautiful card!! Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious Challenge
Christy Dillman said…
I absolutely love this, I love lots of layers too!!! I am trying to do some more CAS designs though to use up all my scraps!

ChickieChirps said…
This is fabulous Cheryl! I love the CAS look!

Thanks for joining us for the Things with Wings challenge at Little Miss Muffet stamps!

Carrie Sampsel said…
Even though this is such a CAS layout I love it. I think sometimes you have to mix it up a bit. You did a fabulous job.
Jill said…
Great CAS card! So elegant

Thanks for joining us at Allsorts for this weeks CAS challenge. Good luck and I hope to see you again!
Hugs, Jill
r4 said…
That butterfly is ready to fly on flower. The most attractive thing and most beautiful thing also my favorite in your card is only and only that butterfly which looks gorgeous.

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