Saturday, 21 June 2014

Live Like a Butterfly

Hello again, my friends!

It seems all my posts are coming at once again.
If you've missed my last couple, please scroll down and take a look when you're finished here! :o)

My favorite, and almost local, scrap store was having a fun layout challenge. 
I had lots of fun putting this one together, using some photos taken in my garden last summer. 

This challenge included three prompts that you had to include on your page. 
They were:
have some purple somewhere on your page,
use the word "live",
and add some texture.

Here is my 12 X 12 layout:

In three places, I did some random stitching, 
and then added a vellum butterfly and some bling. 

I heat embossed the letters of "live" with glittered embossing powder. 
The rest of the words were done on my Dymo Buddy.
Then I added a bit more bling.

I made the purple flowers to mimic the chive blooms in the photos. 
Then I added some pretty little flowers that had been gifted to me.

Materials Used:
Papers: Bazzill Basics Paper, K & Company - Watercolor Bouquet;
Dies: Cricut Cartridge - Edge to Edge,
Sizzix - Flower, Build a Flower #2, Flower Layers #3,
Stampin' Up Embosslit - Beautiful Wings;
Punches: Stampin' Up - Elegant Butterfly, Fiskars Corner Punch - Lace;
Embossing Powder: Martha Stewart Embossing Glitter - Peridot;
From My Stash: Chipboard Letters, Dymo - Label Buddy, Bling, 
Small Flowers and Leaves.

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I wish you all a weekend full of JOY!! :o)


  1. A gorgeous layout Nancy !I love your sentiment , it's wonderful with your lovely picture and butterflies! Think you should do a tutorial on those purple flowers they are fabulous!

  2. Now THAT'S a LO!! LOVE the bling on the butterfly Missus! You did an amazing job of mimmicking those flowers too! Genius at work! xx

  3. Really gorgeous LO, Nancy! Love the beautiful purples! Fantastic photos, wonderful texture, and love all the embellies on this! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  4. This is so pretty and your photos are gorgeous!

  5. Nancy, this is THE prettiest page! Love your the purple...LOVE your journaling/sentiment!!! And I really like how you've designed and placed it in the open space of the doily! So encouraging!!!

  6. Beautifully done, Nancy. I would love to sew on my cards and layouts. Awesome touch of texture. Love it. TFS... Hugs

  7. This is just incredible Nancy! I just adore how you've combined the flowers and butterflies! The added stitching detail is just wonderful and what a treasure it is to be a new creation in Christ Jesus!

  8. Eeep! Gorgeousness all over the place. Your handmade blooms match perfectly and I love how you did the sentiment. So pretty Nancy! Hugs!

  9. Nancy, I like the way you cut your picture, very clever.

  10. What a beautiful layout Nancy! Those butterflies look like they're going to jump off the page! What a gorgeous job!!! :D Hugs Dear Lady! Thanks for contacting me!!! :D

  11. Butterflies are so free, and so short lived. As we inch our way thru tough spots and rest in the comforting embrace of our Heavenly Father, we grow more beautiful, to fulfill His plan for our lives.

  12. Butterflies are so free, and so short lived. As we inch our way thru tough spots and rest in the comforting embrace of our Heavenly Father, we grow more beautiful, to fulfill His plan for our lives.

  13. This is a beautiful card to be treasured.

  14. What a gorgeous layout my Friend and these pictures are simply amazing!

  15. Hi Nancy, thanks so much for your visit to my blog and for becoming a new follower. I really appreciate it and you kind words. I have to say you have an awesome blog yourself. :D and this layout is beautiful. I love the glittery title and the flowers a.... just lovely and one of my fave colours PURPLE... the colour that so many people battle with :D

  16. Beautiful Layout! and great photo's :-D

  17. I love the thought of new beginnings. This layout reminds me of the verse "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! 2 Corinthians 5:17" I'm sharing here:


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