*It's Twisted Tuesday Challenge Time! This week, we would like for you to create a card that reflects summertime!
The Twist: Use Red on your card somewhere!*
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And be inspired by the DT cards this beautiful week of summer!
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."
Entered into these challenges for consideration: SSCC #145 Use a Flag or Banner
PaperPlay Challenge - Use a die
Word Art Wednesday: Scripture
I love your summer card!!! and no we haven't broke up LOL, just busy as bees.............I got to get over there I know, I'm ashamed of me.........ReplyDelete
This is beautiful!! I love that huge butterfly and your papers are so pretty *Ü* Thanks so much for playing with us at Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenges today!!ReplyDelete
Kelly that butterfly is gorgeous. I also love those bold, vivid colors. Nicely done.ReplyDelete
Sensational!!! Kelly, this is so pretty with those wonderful spring/summer colors and I love that die - big and bold and fabulous!ReplyDelete
Looks like with that tropical storm out there churning around, y'all may get ever more rain! Stay safe.
it ended up being a brilliant and beautiful butterfly card. i just love the colors!ReplyDelete
Beautifully done- love the gorgeous butterfly and the DSP is so pretty together. Love this card- and love your wonderful inspiration!ReplyDelete
So happy the brambles didn't do damage and the sight of flutterbies brightens your day! I love this card and in true Kelly fashion you mixed DP's to make me jealous!ReplyDelete
Well, your "hot mess" is what one would call a stunning creation! :)))) I feel the butterfly is about to take flight.... like your encounter with them. I do think butterflies are such a special gift from God.... Too bad, I haven't seen much of them here. But I love seeing them on people's cards.ReplyDelete
Stunning card, Kelly ! Love the colors and the big butterfly.ReplyDelete
Oh Kelly your card is delightful but your post is even better. To share the quiet moments of utter delight watching the ephemeral beauty of nature with your children is truly special.ReplyDelete
Kelly, your butterfly is gorgeous... as is your entire card!ReplyDelete
well your mojo turned out a beauty! this is wonderful (and love butterflies!)ReplyDelete
OMGosh Kelly this is just beautiful! I bask in the glory of the beautiful mountains that surround us and enjoy God's blessings of his creations everyday! So blessed!ReplyDelete
Beautiful , the papers you used are so pretty I smile everytime I see a butterfly and your card brings a Big smileReplyDelete
Kelly, I love your pretty choices of papers and colors for this lovely butterfly.ReplyDelete
This is absolutely beautiful. That butterfly is to die for!ReplyDelete
Wonderful card! Thanks for the verse, I'll be singing it all day!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous! Beautiful papers, and your butterfly is lovely. Such a perfect sentiment, too!ReplyDelete
Beautiful papers and butterfly,ReplyDelete
An inspirational story to use to get your creativity flowing.
I am completely in love with that floral paper! Gorgeous!! Every bit as pretty as the butterfly and your entire card!ReplyDelete
I love these little 'moments in time' when everything seems to stop so we can take notice. Truly a gift from God!
Kelly: This card is SO super gorgeous, and I absolutely LOVE the sentiment. I think that many times in life, people tend to dwell on the negatives. But when we take time to start counting the blessings one by one, we see the goodness of God, and our troubles fade away. I know my blessings by FAR outweigh my burdens, so thank you for sharing this.ReplyDelete
I'm SO blessed to have you join our challenges at Word Art Wednesday. I just prayed for you that God will bless you for joining us, and that others will also be blessed by your art and by the beautiful pieces of your heart that you share. I am so glad to have you with us. Thanks for being a blessing!
Have a great week!
Word Art Wednesday
A beautiful summery card and I love the colours and sentiment. Sue xReplyDelete
What a beautiful card! I love the butterfly and the papers you used. Hugs! xxReplyDelete
So pretty! Love the beautiful butterfly and great colors!ReplyDelete
So pretty! Love the beautiful butterfly and great colors!ReplyDelete
Beautiful card Kelly! I love the layered butterfly! :)ReplyDelete
So pretty Kelly and I adore the butterfly. We can never have too many of them.ReplyDelete
Kelly, what a fabulous card. I love the papers that you used. That butterfly looks amazing. Thanks for sharing one of my favorite hymns. I love that one. It is amazing how all the little blessings, like the butterflies, add up to a lot of blessings. Thanks for sharing with the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge. I hope you have a blessed week. HUGS.ReplyDelete
Such an awesome beauty, Kelly!! Stunning papers and fabulous sentiment!! Love it!ReplyDelete
Oh, Kelly, this is beautiful!!! I love your colors and papers and that butterfly is amazingly beautiful! So glad you shared this with us at Stampin Sisters in Christ! Have a blessed day! ~HReplyDelete
Gorgeous card. I love that butterfly.ReplyDelete