Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Flutter By Wednesday #203

Welcome to another Flutter By Wednesday!! We are so happy you are here!!

Thank you to all who played along last week with our Friendship theme! We had a sponsor, Saturated Canary, and a prize of 2 digi's so on to the winner!! 

The winner chosen via is #7 Maureen L.!! Please contact Michelle at mybearybest{at}yahoo{dot}com within a week to claim your prize! If we don't hear from you within a week, a new winner will be chosen!!

Our challenge this week is to Decorate The Inside Of Your Card--don't forget your butterfly or fairy!! 

Here's some flutter inspiration from the Flutter By Team~ be sure to visit their blogs to see more details and more photos of their creations!!




The nitty gritty details~
  • Challenge this week is Decorate the Inside of Your Card--don't forget your butterfly or fairy!
  • Once you've created your NEW creation, please leave a direct link in the InLinkz below.
  • I reserve the right to remove any links not linked properly or that I deem inappropriate! 
  • Enter your link before midnight (PST) next Tuesday, September 4th, 2012.
  • Have fun

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Can you help?

A blogging friend is looking for help in sending cards to a little 9 year old girl who has leukemia. Please take a moment to read all about it HERE on Donalda's blog.  I'd love for us to shower her in fluttery cards!

Thanks so much!!

Featured Flutterings from FBW #201

Hello fluttery friends! So very happy to see you here!! 

Here's some flutterings from FBW #201 that caught my eye! If you see your creation here, feel free to grab the featured badge from the sidebar to display on your blog! 

See you on Wednesday for another fluttery challenge!!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Flutter By Wednesday #202

Welcome to another Flutter By Wednesday Challenge! We are so happy you are here!! and a big thank you to all of you who played along last week to help us re-open the challenge!

This week we have a sponsor, Saturated Canary

One winner will receive their choice of 2 digi's from the Saturated Canary shop! 

Our challenge this week is the theme of "Friendship" since we are making new fluttery friends and also re-acquainting ourselves with old ones! Remember to have a butterfly or fairy on your creation too!

The Flutter By Team was graciously given digi's to work with this week from Saturated Canary. Feel free to visit their blogs and leave them some love! Here's their fluttery inspiration for you~


We hope we've inspired you to join us this week!

The nitty gritty details~
  • Challenge this week is the theme "Friendship"! just be sure to use a butterfly or fairy
  • Only one entry per person please as we have a prize
  • Once you've created your NEW creation, please leave a direct link in the InLinkz below.
  • I reserve the right to remove any links not linked properly or that I deem inappropriate! 
  • Enter your link before noon (PST) next Tuesday, August 28th, 2012.
  • A winner will be chosen via and will be posted next Wednesday, August 29th, 2012!
  • Have fun

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Flutter By Wednesday #201

Welcome to the RE-OPENING of the Flutter By Wednesday Challenge!! We are so happy you're here and can't wait to see your creations!!

One minor adjustment to our rules, for our challenge now you must have a butterfly or a fairy to qualify. 

On to our challenge today! We thought we'd kick FBW (shortcut for Flutter By Wednesday's) off with everyone's favorite--OPEN challenge! Anything goes as long as it has a butterfly or fairy on it!

For your inspiration the new Flutter By Team has put together a blog hop! Have fun fluttering to and from each blog! If there are any hiccups along the way you can always come back here for the complete list~

The nitty gritty details~
  • Challenge this week is OPEN-anything goes with a butterfly or fairy!
  • Once you've created your NEW creation, please leave a direct link in the InLinkz below.
  • I reserve the right to remove any links not linked properly or that I deem inappropriate! 
  • Enter your link before midnight (PST) next Tuesday, August 21st, 2012.
  • Have fun

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Final Day of Flutter By Team Introductions

Here we are on our last day of team introductions! Feel free to stop by the team member's blogs and leave them some love!!

Hi Everyone, I am Joey, I live in London UK with my Husband and 3 children, My eldest is 11, my son is 8 and my baby is 2. I have been crafting since 2005 and I love it, I find colouring very theraputic and using digis is amongst my faves. I am honoured to be Fluttering with these ladies, and look forward to seeing your creations too!

I'm a very blessed midwestern gal who finds a lot of  inspiration for my projects come from my family, which consists of "Papa Bear" and our 4 fab kiddos....they are my never-ending source of support and my biggest/bestest critics! I've been stamping and scrapbooking for a little over 11 years and am passionate about both crafts, and it's really true when I say I could talk endlessly about all the latest techniques and embellies. I love trying new techniques and find the internet to be an endless source of new projects to try. I'm thrilled to be part of the Flutter By Wednesday DT and look forward to seeing all of your wonderful creations.

Stamper since 2001 that loves to incorporate that love into every aspect of her crafting. Coloring with copics is my choice of coloring medium and I like to use my stamped images on altered projects, paper bag albums, scrapbook pages and cards. I love to use stamps in all forms digital, rubber, clear does not matter to me as long as I can stamp it and color it. I have a special place in my heart for butterflies and fairies so I am very excited to be fluttering along with all of these wonderfully talented ladies.

My name is Chrissy, and I have been blogging for nearly 3 years and that’s about the length of time I have been making cards..
I’m a caregiver by day, and have a fairly large cliental, and you will here about ‘My Lady’ and her antics often.. and a G/son sitter most days after school...
which turns into a chief cook and bottle washer and their home till Mum & Dad get home...and then...
A card maker at night...and love it.
I’m on several DT’s...and so happy now be on the Flutter By Wednesday team.

See you back here on Wednesday for a NEW Flutter By Wednesday Challenge! YAY!!!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Let's Meet the Flutter By Team Day 2

We're back again today to introduce more of the Flutter By Team so let's get to it! Don't forget we have more introductions tomorrow!! And feel free to visit the team member's blogs and leave them some love!

My name is Jenée (rhymes with Renée) Todd. My husband and I are “allowed” to live with 2 canine and 2 feline babies in their house on 5 acres just outside of Rome, Georgia. We have three grown children and 4 wonderful, intelligent, handsome/beautiful grandchildren. While I have been a crafter since I was a child and done most all forms of crafts, I began scrapbooking and cardmaking over 18 years ago, and I’ve not looked back (grin). I am a former school teacher but now enjoying my days, crafting, traveling, reading and spending time with my family. I currently design for an online store using products she sells as well as a DT member for another challenge blog. I’m so excited to be a member of the Flutterby design team and (hopefully) to inspire you join in the Flutterby weekly challenges.

My name is Tara.  I'm a 29 year old Avionics Systems Engineer from Iowa.  I have a three year-old daughter, three teenage stepsons, and a 160 lb dog; but the cat rules the roost.  I've been crafting as long as I can remember, but got into papercrafting about 2 - 3  years ago.  I'm a total nerd at heart. Aside from playing with paper, I'm also an avid gamer, a photographer, and I try to dabble in writing, painting, and sewing.  I spend my days designing flight decks for business jets, and my evenings chasing [or being chased by] children.  I try to fill whatever time is left getting creative.  I'm new to the Flutter By Wednesday Design Team and I can't wait to see what every challenge brings!  Happy stamping!

Hi! My name is Kristie and I live in the New England area with my husband, Mike, and our crazy pup, Amber.  I've been a paper crafter for over 8 years and enjoy getting my fingers inky and sparkly. I'm also an avid reader, photographer, Boston Red Sox fan and Disney fanatic.  I love butterflies and fairies and am so happy to be fluttering with FBW again!  

I’m Lynette Neus and my blog is called “My Stamping Addiction.” I have been a stamper for just over ten years, but I have been a crafter of one kind or another my whole life. My style of stamping is mostly Clean and Simple (CAS). My husband and I have been married for almost 38 years. We live in a suburb of Minneapolis. We have two grown children and three young grandchildren. I am lucky enough to have one grandchild only ten minutes from us, and I get to take care of him every day. Cuts into my stamping time a bit, but it’s so worth it! LOL! I am excited to be back on the Flutter By Wednesday design team and can’t wait to get started.

See you back here tomorrow for our final day of introductions!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Let's Meet the Flutter By Team Day 1

The new team has been chosen and we're gearing up for the return of Flutter By Wednesday's next week so I thought I'd take a few days to introduce you to the team! 

I like big happy Flutter By Teams so our team is on the large side but that just means more inspiration for you! I have broken the introductions into 3 days so be sure to stop back by tomorrow and Saturday so you meet the entire team!! And don't be shy, feel free to stop by all the team member's blogs and leave some love!

Danni--that's me--the owner/creator of FBW!

My team said this was hard to write about themselves and I agree..LOL! Let's see...US Army wife to Sam, mostly a SAHM to Matthew who will be 11 in a few weeks and Annabelle who will be 8 in September. I recently went back to work after 11 years of not working at my local Curves--very part time. I truly love it! 

I have been scrapbooking for over 14-15 years and always swore I wouldn't get into rubber stamping as I knew I'd be hooked. I was right, I had a stamp party about 7 years ago and the rest is history as they say. I don't do much scrapbooking these days but I love making cards.

I love butterflies and fairies and that is why I started this challenge 4 years ago. I am happy to be back as I missed it so much.

Michelle- Sponsorship Lead (also known as my right hand gal)

Hi, I'm Michelle Van Patten and I'm thrilled to be fluttering with Flutter By Wednesday again!  I've been married to my college sweetheart for 21 years and we're into the teenage years raising our two sons.  I'm a SAHM, who really spends more time chauffeuring her boys everywhere than she does staying at home!  {lol}  

I also believe I have been abundantly blessed and I try to give back with a lot of volunteer time at our church and school.  In addition to paper crafting, I enjoy just hanging out with my family, visiting friends, long walks, long talks, a good book, board games, playing fetch over and over again with our dog or snuggling with my purring kitty. I attended my first stamping workshop over 12 years ago and started with one stamp set, a black ink pad, a pack of white paper and chalk pastels.  From those humble beginnings grew a passion for card making.  I love the joy of creating cards and sharing them with others!  {big smile}

Kathy- Sketch Designer for FBW

Hi everyone! I'm Kathy and I've very excited to be a part of the Flutterby Wednesday's DT. I've loved crafts for as long as I can remember. I grew up making lots of projects with my mother and grandmother. I started scrapbooking about 14 years ago and then rubber stamping  8 years ago. I usually do my crafting at night, since my family keeps me hopping during the day time! I've been married for 11 years and have 4 great kiddos (3 boys and a girl). I also enjoy reading, cooking and reality TV. Really looking forward to seeing everyone's fluttery creations!

I have been married over 30 years to my best friend Bruce and we have one daughter, Lexi, who is 22 years old and three sweet and fun cats. Bruce and I retired in 2008 and are loving it. I have been stamping and card making for about 7 years and have been on several vendor DT but now I am just having fun being on DT such as FBW where I can use any vendor's products - and I have lots of butterflies and fairies from lots of companies!  When I am not stamping I am knitting scarves, chemo hats and newborn hats for charity, working at a local food pantry or traveling.

See you tomorrow for more introductions!!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Just a few days left!!!

I've been so thrilled with the response to the Flutter By Team Call!! I think I've found almost all the designers but wanted to give it just a few more days so if you're thinking about it!! I will send out final emails Monday afternoon/night!

I'm hoping to have our first challenge on August 15th so get those butterflies and fairies fluttering!! 

Thursday, August 2, 2012

***Flutter By Team Call***

Time to emerge from the cocoon and spread our wings with the re-opening of Flutter By Wednesday's! 

I need a team to flutter with so I'm doing Flutter By Team Call!! 

Here's the details~~

I'm a very impatient person so therefore, I'm not putting an "ending date" on this. If I find the designers I want all on the first day--then it's done, if not, then I'll keep it open until I find the perfect team. So basically, if it's something you think you want to do--apply right away! 

Previous Flutter By Team Members are welcome to apply but please note that I'm going into this with brand new wings so I'm not guaranteeing that you will be on the team. I hope this doesn't cause hard feelings if you are not chosen, just know I'm going into this with brand new wings so some things have to change.

Don't be afraid to apply--I love seeing ALL kinds of designers, previous DT work is not required!! I have been known to be several people's "first DT" so please don't let anything hold you back from applying.

I will continue having weekly challenges but only butterflies and fairies will be allowed this time.

Okay with that all out of the way, here's the real nitty gritty stuff~

One of the things that really bogged me down last time was taking care of sponsors/prizes/winners/etc. so I've decided this time around I am going to have a person who works closely with me to handle all that stuff. Here's how to apply for the Sponsorship Lead~

Send an email to dannisdreams at gmail dot com with the following information and put Sponsorship Lead Hopeful in the subject line~
  • Name, email address, blog address
  • 3 projects that you feel show your style of crafting--these MUST have a butterfly or fairy on them.
  • Why you want to be on the team and why you think you'd be good as the Sponsorship Lead
  • previous DT's--if applicable
  • How you would tackle getting sponsors for the FBW challenge 
If chosen for this position, you would be responsible for~
  • getting new sponsors for FBW
  • being in contact with sponsors to set up dates/prizes
  • contacting sponsors with winners and making sure prizes are awarded
  • in addition, you would need to participate in 3 FBW challenges each month 
**The Sponsorship Lead spot has been filled!!**

Here's the information on how to apply for a regular Flutter By Team Member~

Send an email to dannisdreams at gmail dot com with the following information and put Flutter By Team Member Hopeful in the subject line~
  • Name, email address, blog address
  • 3 projects that you feel show your style of crafting--these MUST have a butterfly or fairy on them.
  • Why you want to be on the team and what you feel you can contribute to the team
  • previous DT's--if applicable
If chosen for a team member, you would be responsible for~
  • participating in 4 FBW challenges each month
  • commenting on challenge entries--you would have assigned numbers to make it easier
  • helping to come up with ideas for the challenge occassionally
**At this time all team member spots have been filled**
At this point there are no guarantee's of any kind of compensation for being a team member other than having fun and getting more exposure for your blog. 

I can't wait to get a team and get fluttering so send in those emails!!! if you have any additional questions, just email me!!


I'm feeling the love and have decided to re-open the challenge. I'm still working out the details but keep your eyes open for a Flutter By Team Call soon!!!

Happy Fluttering!!!!! and thanks for the love...I've so missed you all!!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Anyone still out there?

So it's been a few months since I closed the challenge and I have to say at first I felt a big sigh of relief but now, I am missing the challenge so much more than I thought I would.

I'm toying with the idea of re-opening the challenge....anyone miss it? want it back? or should we let sleeping caterpillars lie??