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Hi there! Another rainy evening here and which made catching up on crafting one of my evening accomplishments. A few days ago, the kids and I were walking on the nature trails through the mangroves at Key Biscayne. We had spent a few hours at the beach and felt the calling to explore the area before heading home. During one of the twists and turns
through the wilderness! through the brambles, we stumbled upon 2 butterflies dancing and twirling, flying a dance only known to them. It was magnificent flight and an unexpected glance at beauty! I always think of each moment like that as a gift from God ~ the small surprises and tiny blessings but a great big reminder that God is with us faithfully. As the butterflies leap and flew and danced about, I felt His presence saying 'Do you see! Isn't it beautiful! I made this for you!"
I kept that in mind when creating today's card :) This is actually one I call a hot mess! You do not want to know how long this card took to make :x I don't know if I'm "in summer mode" or just crafted out but I stare at the papers for hours, end up cross-eyed and frustrated. Then one small thing comes along, like the memory of the butterflies, and it just falls in place. Hallelujah! :)
For today's Cottage Cutz card, I used the build-a-butterfly die from the Spring Blossom collection at The Scrapping Cottage - LOVE!!! This is one magnificent die, so crisp and precise. I used the larger die as the backdrop and layered it with the ornate frame. This is a pretty simple card overall, but in the end, I'm counting it as one of the blessings of having rainy days, special memories and crafting time!
Be well, and I leave you with a verse from one of my old favorite hymns. I thought of it when I was stamping the sentiment onto the paper :)
"When upon life's billows you are temptest tossed,
When you are discouraged, thinking all is lost,
Count your many blessings, name them one by one,
And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done."