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Butterfly Garden

Challenge 4 at Operation Write Homes’ VCMP is Anything with Wings. I created a card with tiny bees and pretty butterflies.

The following stamp sets were used, Fiskars Flowers, Stampin Up Pursuit of Happiness and  some butterfly set that I have unfortunately lost the name of. I used a punch from EK Success to create the border on either side of the flowers.

Butterfly Garden Card


Happy Stamping,



Can I Get a “Toot, Toot”?

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CAS-ual Fridays is hosting a challenge that asks participants to create a clean and simple card based on his or her blog header. My blog header is actually a photograph that my mother snapped of a butterfly on her Bottle Brush tree. It is such a happy and serene scene and it represents the way I feel when I am creating in my craft room. This was a great creative exercise and win or lose, I really love the card I created.

I couldn’t decide where I wanted to place the sentiment so I stamped it on a scrap of paper and took two different photos to decide.


Doing this visual exercise usually helps me when I can’t decide about placement or color of my sentiments.

There are still a few hours to join in on the challenge CAS-ual Fridays Toot Your Own Horn

Happy Stamping,


It’s Not an Addiction if Nobody Gets Hurt.

My husband’s mother is staying with us for a few days this weekend. I didn’t want to be rude and not visit with her but, I also didn’t give up my crafting hour either. So last night I sat on a tiny little step stool at one of our living room side tables to create these two beauties. This way she and I could chat while I stamped, colored, cut and mounted my cards.

They say that one of the signs of addiction is when your habit interferes with your family life. But I avoided that addiction label by being a good hostess at the same time that I was feeding my need! Now if I could only find a way to craft while I exercise I could make cards while I whittled away at my midsection. Imagine that infomercial!


I made five of the orange butterfly cards for the craft show in April. The thank you card is for our daughter Sam’s band director. He has been really great about carting Sam, and 5 other kids from her band, back andforth to All District Band practice.  The school colors are green, gold and black.

Lime Doodle Design

Card Making Inspiration by Debby Hughes

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