Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Have you ever watched a butterfly just casually meandering and fluttering by - it look so peaceful, tranquil and free! They get to land where they want, smell all the flowers and just let the world pass them by. The colors of the butterfly are magnificent with seeming to be no two alike!!!!

Today, we are going to be fluttering with our butterflies and taking you on journeys whether it be sniffing the flowers, watching the world pass us by or just showing off our magnificent colors!!! A nice lazy day, so, let get fluttering.....

If you stopped by to visit me today, I really appreciate it but would love for you to see all the butterflies in our hop. The butterfly journey starts with Lynne at Her Craftiness (http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/). If you fluttered here by Pamela's blog then you are on the right mark to sniff the flowers.

We have a wonderful sponsor today for our Butterflies Are Free - Susan Bermudez, Creative Memories representative.

I am so very happy to be able to sponsor Miss Lynne's Butterflies are Free Blog Hop. I am offering $10 worth of product from Creative Memories. You can pick what you like from my website: http://www.mycmsite.com/sites/susanbermudez. Good luck and Happy Scrappin'.

To be eligible, just leave a remark on each stop along the way and if you aren't already a follower, would love for you to follow also!!!

I have two projects to share with you today. The first one is a card that I made based on a card map found here (second on in from the left on the top). This site has a lot of amazing sketches for cards and I'll be going back there for more inspiration soon.

The tree on this card was a free download from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs. The butterflies and the clouds were cut from svf files from the KISS Spring collection from Scraptastical Kreations. The patterned paper is from a Recollections value stack that I got at Michael's. The tree trunk and the body of the butterflies are cut from a wallpaper sample book from Sherwin Williams. I added bling, some glitter and a sentiment and voila! This is the first card I made that I truly felt proud of.

The second project that I will share with you is not quite finished yet. The flowers are yoyos sown from fabric scraps that I had around. I glued them on to the green fabric after sowing line on it to make stems. Three of the yoyos have button centers and two are round beads. It gives a slightly different look since the buttons cover the edges and the beads allow the gathering to be seen. When I glued the fabric onto the paper the glue left dark spots. I thought to myself, "What can I use to cover these spots?" More beautiful butterflies from Scraptastical Kreations of course! All three layers of these are made with wallpaper samples. I love the shimmery effect of the green paper. I wish that my photo portrayed how nice that paper is. So, as I said, this project is not quite finished. Tell me what you think it needs and I will post it again soon in its finished state! Come back and see if I used your idea.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my butterflies and thank you for not catching me and letting me fly around free. I would love for you to stop and visit Angela to see what kind of butterfly enchantment that has been created for you to see next.


  1. Great projects... such fun!!!

  2. Cute projects my friend!!! Pleasure hopping with you!
    Hugs, Love, and Pixie Dust
    Her Craftiness

  3. pretty projects!!! love the yoyo's

  4. Very pretty! The yo yos add a great touch!


  5. Your projects are very pretty, great job!

  6. LOVE your buttrfly projects!!

  7. I know this is a butterfly bloghop but I just love your fabric flowers. Very cool idea.

  8. Such pretty projects - TFS :)


  9. Very pretty cards but I love the yo yos on the second one...cute!! :) TFS

  10. Miriam, Your cards are so cute. You are getting much better at your cards. thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown edwina.brown@live.com

  11. Your projects are so pretty! I love how you made the flowers, can't wait to see when it's finished :)

  12. Miriam, what a great idea with the use of the yoyos. I bought a couple different dies last year and have yet to make any, but will. I love your first card. It is very pretty. tfs Tami
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