Butterflies: Live Laugh Love

Last weekend I was at the Stampin’ Up! On Stage Event in San Diego and besides having a blast with my crafting friends, I met an extraordinary woman named Doris Martin.  A Holocaust Survivor, she beat the odds in life! Let me tell you, she was something else and I’ll never forget her.  She signed my book and as I hugged her she held me tightly and said in my ear, “Sweetie, with Peace & Love you have everything.  So live life, laugh always, and give away your love.”  Her words put tears in my eyes and I just had to share this with you.  I just started to read her book, Kiss Every STEP and I have to say, “I can’t put it down!”  You can get one yourself on Amazon.

Having visited Dachau in Germany years ago and remembering what I saw at the museum came flooding back as if it was just yesterday.  The weird thing was that I made the card a few weeks ago before ever meeting her and I found it lovely that she used the words on the card when I hugged her.  I think I’m just going to have to send her the card.  Be Blessed and Be Thankful!  Keep on Living, Laughing, and Loving!

The Details:

  • Simplicity is in the details.  Punch, Adhere, Stamp & Emboss and BOOM you’re done!  The particular Designer Series Paper on my card is no longer available, but don’t let that stop you!  Use your favorite or whatever you have on hand.
  • Butterfly punches are retiring.  Yes, they are being retired in May and they’re only available while supplies last.  So you may want to grab them now before they’re gone for good.  With a bone folder give the butterfly wings a little curl inward to give them the in-flight 3D look.
  • Embossing powder.  Use whichever color your heart desires.  The black one I used is retired by us, but you can get more colors here.

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Pals Paper Arts #320: Sketch by Dawn Tidd

Thank You Pals Paper Arts

Happy Thursday and welcome to another edition of Pals Paper Arts, a sketch by Dawn Tidd.  She gave us a sketch that truly challenged my imagination and I love it!  It’s one of the main reasons I have such a love for card-making.  There’s no right or wrong way of putting it together and it’s a direct reflection of our heart. 

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It’s been a little over a year since joining the Pals Paper Arts and I have loved every minute of it.  Being a member of the team makes me feel like I’m amongst the stars.  I wish for you to join us this week and shoot for the stars at Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge.

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The Details:

  • Designer Series Paper as the Star. Often Stampin’ Up! has some of the most beautiful paper so that it doesn’t need to be stamped on to show off it’s gorgeous color and design.  This is one outhouse designer series papers that needs to thrills.  To give it a hit of pow I layered it with cardstock to show the division the actual sketch.


  • One Stamp Card. We give a greetings cards to wish someone a Happy Birthday, to say Thank You, or just to say Hi.  My card is obviously to say thank you.  The sentiment came from Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set that has been around longer than I’ve been a demonstrator.  It’s one of  those sets that has a greeting for every occasion…I kid you not!

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  • Butterflies in Flight. To finish off the design I added two to add a little pop to the card front.  Every butterfly also deserves some bling and that is why my butterflies will always be decorated with basic rhinestones.

Peace, Love & Lots of Hugs,

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Believe in Butterflies


Who doesn’t love butterflies?  I dare you to tell me you don’t…LOL.  If you’ve ever met me you know I am a talker!  So much that I am often referred to as a Social Butterfly.  I must admit it because I am.  This reason is why I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE the Elegant & Bitty Butterflies together.  One in Crist Cantaloupe and the other in Vellum daubed with Metallic Gold.  I added the rhinestone because I well, I just couldn’t help myself. =)


The sentiment is also stamped with the Metallic Gold on Whisper White and punch with the Word Window punch.  whenever I use the Word Window punch you will see the Modern Label punch right along with it.  The pair go hand in hand like sugar is to bubblegum.


Once again, the card sketch challenge is brought ot you by Creative Challenge Club #13.  If you haven’t joined them then I highly recommend you do. They are one of my top three challenge blogs.

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