Best wishes butterfly

Best wishes butterfly

Getting back to work from vacation mode has been hard. I think it is particularly difficult when we do basically a staycation just focus on things other than work. I rearranged my work area a bit hoping that it would help me get back into things. The lie I tell myself is that if I limit my area I will then realize I need to limit the number of supplies I can keep in that area. LOL! Craftaholic hoarding is a serious issue.

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She believed

She believed

While I was making this card I kept thinking about my female friends. So many of them this card would fit for. It made me really happy that I know such amazing women. I truly do know many amazing women who have conquered small and large obstacles in their lives simply by believing in themselves. The thing is that I believe in them, but that really doesn’t matter, especially since I can only do so much.

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You make me feel

You make me feel

In the past, I have tried to add a bit of sparkle to die cuts with embossing powder and it has never quite worked the way I hoped it would. Then I made a bit of a mess trying to use a product for the first time and went to YouTube to figure out what I should have done. In the video was a bit about using it with embossing powder on die cuts, and Viola! This is what I have been trying to do. What a great effect.

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Butterfly catcher

Butterfly catcher

Bright and colorful and full of happiness and joy! This little girl just seems to be having the best day. I love that. Summer as a kid is so very different than summer as an adult. Something that this last weekend was very apparent to me. Two of the kids were spending time over here and it was nice watching them enjoy the joys of summer.

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Thanks, butterfly

Thanks, butterfly

Can you find the butterfly? I was having fun channeling my inner hide and seek book authors making this card. I could have made it a lot more difficult, but I think that it is still fun that the butterfly isn’t completely obvious at first glance.

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