Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Treasuring Trevor

Sorry I have been AWOL since May.  This year has been awful and I hope next year is better. In May my husband had TWO back to back life threatening medical issues. We were finally almost back to normal (if you can ever call our lives normal) and then our precious, smiley, kind-hearted, lovable six year old grandson, Trevor, passed away. He was a perfectly healthy young boy when he went to bed on Wednesday evening but was found unresponsive on Thursday morning. To say our family is "heart broken" is a massive understatement. As of today we have no answers as to why he passed away. This is a "Little Helpers" event which is taking place here in Rochester, word is spreading across the USA and other states have decided to join in for this worthy cause.




For more information, please visit these sites. Please spread the word and help this worthy cause in remembrance or our beloved Trevor Damian George.


https://www.facebook.com/Treasuringtrevor

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/memorial-fund-for-trevor-george-and-his-family

https://www.facebook.com/events/312984942191108/?ref=5

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Die Cut Garden Sketch

One card for three challenges. The challenge at Less Is More is to create a card using die cuts, I followed the great sketch at Seize The Sketch for my LO and used the Garden Party challenge at Catered Crop to complete this card.



This is the great sketch that I used for my LO:



Back to creating cards in my Butterfly Garden.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

CAS Flowers

The fun challenge this week at Less is More is to create a card with 'flowers'. The design should have lots of white space, few layers and minimal embellishments. The cue card for CASology this week is 'FLOWER' and Ann from The Paper Players is challenging everyone to create a CAS floral card.




Back to creating cards in my Butterfly Garden.

Home Sweet Home

Catered Crop is sponsoring a "house and home" challenge this week.


Since Spring has officially arrived, the birds are singing every morning so my 'home is for the birds' Ha Ha Ha

Back to creating cards in my Butterfly Garden.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Masculine Sketch

This Card was chosen as the A+ Winner at "Seize the Sketch"

Lesley has designed a great sketch for the Seize the Sketch challenge this week. Welcome to the new members of the DT, all the newbies have well known names and faces in the blogosphere. Looking forward to seeing their wonderful and inspirational cards.  This card uses the lovely color palette from the ColourQ  challenge.


The stamps are from Flourishes, the stencil from MFT and the embossing folder is Stampin Up. The compass was fussy cut from the map stamp. I rotated the sketch to accommodate this masculine themed card.


The color combo:


Back to creating cards in my Butterfly Garden.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Sew Nice of You to Visit

This week the Virginia's View Challenge is to create something with stitching. When you have some clothing that needs to be stitched it is hard to justify stitching on paper when there are clothes to sew. But....sewing on paper is definitely more creative. lol


Real and faux stitching were used on this card. Wish I could 'faux' stitch the clothes that are in need of repair! lol


Back to creating cards in my Butterfly Garden.

Thank You Flowers

I am really enjoying these one layer cards. There was a time when I would cringe at the thoughts of making a card with only one layer.....but not now!! I think this type of card is a REALLY difficult challenge bit if it was easy it wouldn't be called a challenge! The Less is More challenge is to create a one layer 'Thank You' card and the One Layer Simplicity challenge for May is all about 'Flowers'. I combined the two.


I really love tulips but I wish they would last longer.

Back to creating cards in my Butterfly Garden.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Daisy Sketch

 I am loving all the great colorful spring flowers so I decided to use some for this weeks challenge at CAS(E) this Sketch.


This is the sketch;


Back to creating cards in my Butterfly Garden.

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Shades of Purple

The challenge at Less is More this week is to create a card using 'three shades' of one color or three colors.


A fun CAS card to create. The three tiny purple heart shaped rhinestones are from a 'fingernail set' that I purchased at the Dollar Store. It contained many tiny different colored rhinestones and a tiny bottle of clear nail polish.

Back to creating cards in my Butterfly Garden.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Hello Spring

Well according to the calendar it is 'Spring' and has been here for about 3 weeks....someone forgot to tell Mother Nature....it is overcast, rainy and a mere 40 degrees!  In order to bring a little 'spring' to my Butterfly Garden, I decided to make a card using both the Colour Q Challenge and the Retro Sketch Challenge for inspiration.


The Colour Q Challenge:


The Retro Sketch Challenge:


Back to creating cards in my Butterfly Garden.