Friday, November 14, 2014

The Friday Mashup 186

Hello and happy Friday!  It's a lovely blue sky, sunshine filled day here in Iowa.  Of course, it's just the calm before the storm, so to speak.  Tomorrow will find us with a day filled with snowflakes and,  by the time it is done, two to four inches of them on the ground.  I need to run a couple of errands today but wanted to share the card I made for The Friday Mashup! Challenge.  The challenge is to create a project using the sketch or a surprise element, something you wouldn't expect to see on a card/or an unexpected embellishment or "Mash it Up!" by using the sketch and the unexpected embellishment.  I did my best to Mash it Up!  :-)  They also have a Design Team call out so wish me luck! 

One of the other hobbies I have is jewelry making.  I make all of my own earrings, bracelets, necklaces and ankle bracelets.  I often have things left over that I thought I was going to use in a piece and one is this little butterfly charm you see on my card.  I'm calling it my unexpected embellishment because it's not something I would ordinarily put on a card.  What do you think?

Stamp Sets:  , Bloom with Hope, Everything Eleanor, Gorgeous Grunge; Inks:  Blackberry Bliss, Sahara Sand; Card Stock:  Blackberry Bliss, Blushing Bride, Whisper White; Accessories & Tools:  Linen Thread, Butterfly Charm, beads, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, SNAIL Adhesive, Stampin' Trimmer

You can find more inspiration and The Friday Mashup! challenge details HERE.

Thanks for stopping in at the Coffee Pot Stamping Cafe,



  1. Hi Marsha, I love your unexpected embellishment. It perfectly suits the beautiful flourishes on your card. TFS

    1. Thanks, Heidi. Since making that charm, I've dug out my jewelry making supplies to add to the card making supplies. :-)

  2. What a lovely birthday card, and I think your charm is the perfect accent!

    Thanks for playing along with us at The Friday Mashup!

  3. Very pretty! I always love little charms. Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup this week.

  4. Beautiful charm and beautiful card! What a wonderful idea to incorporate both your passions into one project! Great stamp to use on the divided panel as well. Thanks for sharing with us at The Friday Mashup this week :)