(click on image to enlarge)Hubby & I worked outside all morning (rains have held off so far) and got the decking pad releveled and some trimming done on some of the greenery around the deck. So now that it's mid afternoon and the sun is too hot for me ... I decided to come down to my 'crafting cave' and play around a bit.
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I wasn't really sure where to begin on this project but I figured BIRTHDAY is always a safe bet for tags or cards. Then I started looking through my 'new' stack of K& Company designer paper pads and this sheet with the aqua butterfly just popped out at me.
The fact that I had a scrap piece of aqua cardstock and a roll of aqua satin ribbon sitting close by ... clinched the deal for me!
The Martha Stewart Lacy Butterfly punch worked perfectly for both pieces ... I just added a little glue & Deco Art Glamour Dust for that added 'sparkle'.
On the card I had extra room so I thought a butterfly centered Prima flower with aqua pronds (MS punch) would work ... and it did ... perfectly. I really like how that looks (have to keep that idea in mind for the future).
If you've never been to Joan's Gardens ... by all means, you must stop over and see all the wonderful products she carries in her store as well as inspirational creations. Joan has another workshop coming up the end of June and I'm thrilled to say I will be attending once again. I ALWAYS learn such wonderful tricks and techniques at her workshops that the 5 hour drive is MORE than worth it!! Besides we've become friends and I just LOVE spending time with her & her wonderful hubby Jon!
Other challenges I'd like to share these creations with are:
The Emerald Faerie Garden - Anything Goes
I Did It Creations - Anything Goes
Allsorts - Birthday
Ellephanatstic - Birthday Party
Less Is More - Butterflies
Little Claire's Designs - Sparkle
Shannon's Sentiments - Birthdays
Stamp Something - Beachy Colors
Shelly's Images - Anything Goes
Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you've had as great a weekend as I have! Didn't do anything SPECIAL ... just enjoyed the sunshine ... grilled out with the neighbors and thanked God for all his blessings!!!
Hugs to you all!
Don't forget to check out my SPRINGTIME BLOG CANDY going on through Memorial Day! Time is running out to enter . . .