I named myself The Crafting Professor, since I'm a crafter, and I'm a college professor. I went through many, many years of graduate school, and the best source of relaxation and stress relief was being in my craft room or going to a local crop. Back then, I never told anyone that I was a full-time graduate student. I was waiting for the day I would scrapbook my graduation page. Now, I run the ScrapbookerPhD challenge blog (http://scrapbookerphd.blogspot.com), and am bringing my passion for crafting and teaching together. But here, at The Crafting Professor, I'm just sharing my work with like-minded crafters from all over the world.

Monday, June 23, 2014

With Sympathy

 Happy Monday and welcome to another Monday challenge!

Challenge #216 Color Challenge

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Color Challenge
Create a project that uses the colors purple, yellow and gray

To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and if it's not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used.

For my project, I knew I was planning to make a sympathy card. A long-time friend's mother died recently, and I wanted to send something special to her.  So I started with the pattered paper which is more like a lattice with shades of purple, gray, and yellow. It is from the Wisteria pad by Basic Grey. I built up three mats underneath with one in dark gray, one in light gray, and one in dark purple. Then layered the purple frame on top of the patterned paper.

I added these two gorgeous butterflies to the center purple frame and popped them up for even more dimension. My favorite embellishment is a butterfly. They are so versatile in theme, and they are can be both the focal point or a secondary embellishment. These particular butterflies have metal wires curling throughout their bodies, and the look is just beautiful. They are from Recollections. Once the butterflies were in place, I used flourishes from my Cindy Loo Cricut Cartridge to add a bit more light purple. Lastly, I added a few of Carri~abusybee's Skittles

Challenges Entered

Penny's Paper-Crafy Challenge: Favorite Embellishment (Butterflies.  I have hundreds.)
Miriam's Crafting Blog: Wings (Metal). 
Diva's By Design: Layers
Lauralcraft: Things with Wings
Fussy and Fancy Friday: Things with Wings


  1. Love those butterflies! Great background paper, and the flourishes are awesome!

  2. Beautiful card! Love the purple/gold color combo, it looks so elegant. The butterflies are gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenges! Hugs, Ivonne

  3. Hi hun and loving the butterflies - super design and love the colour - thank you for sharing with us at Dragonfly Dreams hugs Judith x

  4. Absolutely beautiful! LOVE your card, Faith! Those butterflies are stunning! Fabulous job!

    Have a wonderful day!

    Mollie's Motif

  5. Stunning project, I love the butterflies!

    Thanks for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams and I hope you come back again soon!


    Owner Dragonfly Dreams

  6. Gorgeous card and those butterflies are just stunning! Thanks for joining in The Fussy and Fancy challenge this week.

    Hugs, Vannessa
    F & F DT


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