Friday, August 11, 2017

Stuck on the Butterfly!


Enjoyed some sweet, rare summer crafting time with my sister Nina last night, on the spur of the moment, she was taking the Freshly Made Sketches #300 card challenge so I hopped on board.

How exciting to celebrate the 300th FMS Challenges – that’s a heck of a lot of dedication on the DT to make it to this goal and so its especially fun to take this challenge to show support for these generous creatives.  My heartfelt thanks for your inspiration which has provided me with loads of crafting adventures over the years.

I used two designer papers for my card – tail ends of cut down 12 x 12’s.  One is Kaisercraft and the other Webster’s Pages “Tea Time”.  I used ArtC die cut for the sentiment and stamp.  I used a Memory box butterfly for the finishing touch, adding a gem to its tummy.  (if butterflies actually do have a tummy)  I relied on many layers to create a sense of depth and itnerest. 

♥♥♥ So Thankful ♥♥♥

I have been blessed this week by a friend who I work with.  She took the time to let me know that I’m appreciated – that my work (cleaning) is not only appreciated but went on to say “U always go over and above for us.  We appreciate it a lot!!! Thank you.” What do I say to this?  I’m speechless, really.  Its almost hard to take, humbles me completely. Wipes out every “crap” day when it seems every negative person in the world makes me aware of my shortcomings, which I’m very aware of anyhow.  It elevates everything and makes me float around on a cloud of joy.  Seriously.  Do YOU have a happy moment you’d care to share with me so we can keep this warm and fuzzy going for a bit?  And further, why not take a moment to let someone (and not falsley or forced) know how you appreciate them for just who they are?  That goodness is built right into their fabric and that its recognised and so you can be the helium in their balloon today?

I’ll leave you with a quote to keep in mind and meditate on:

Wake at dawn with a winged heart


Give thanks for another day of loving.

- Kahul Gibran



  1. Thank you for your kind words about Freshly Made Sketches. Your support means the world to us and is truly the reason why we've made it to 300. Hopefully we'll make 300 more (and then some)! Your card is quite lovely and you have certainly achieved the depth you were looking for with all the beautiful layers. Again, thanks so much for supporting Freshly Made Sketches and for joining us as we celebrate this milestone.

  2. Beautiful layered card! Each panel works beautifully with each other and the patterned papers are gorgeous! Thanks for your sweet words about FMS - we appreciate your support.

  3. Your kindness makes my heart happy! We are so thrilled you find inspiration in our challenge and are glad to share this crafty adventure with you. Your card is so beautifully elegant. Every detail is lovely. So glad you joined our celebration this week at FMS!


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