Nothing says summer like a beautiful butterfly…that and swimming,
popsicles, baseball, fireworks, cool nights on the patio…and our
Vacation Bible School. My local church has the most awesome VBS ever!
The entire church is transformed into another land – this year it’s a
rainforest with a huge tree (10 feet around!) in the sanctuary. There
are monkeys swinging from the rafters in the entry hall and lots of
giant lizards everywhere.
wanted to make dozens of butterflies and dragonflies to float among the
monkeys and frogs all over my VBS craft room. But I didn’t have enough
Smoothfoam on hand (note to self: get more Smoothfoam and start planning
earlier next year!) so I just made this one beautiful metallic
butterfly to hang in my studio. He’s so pretty and bright and when I
turn on the fan, he flits around to keep me company and make me smile!
Recently, on a trip to my husband's family reunion in Morrilton, Arkansas, we spent an afternoon in the local antique district. We both love antique stores. He loves vintage musical instruments, and I love everything else.
I ran across a huge box of old photos from WWI to the early '50s and knew they would be perfect for using with some stamp sets I have, the Jimbo Lojik line from KellyCraft.
This blond had such a pretty expression on her face, but I had planned to use a sarcastic phrase from one of my Jimbo Lojik sets. When I actually got into it, I changed my mind at the last minute and went in a totally different direction.
Please note: This is not a detrimental commentary on the "dumb blonde" characterization. This phrase would work with a photo of any brunette or redhead as well as with a male image.
Here's how I did it:
Supplies • Get-it-Straight Laser Square and Multi-Mat (KellyCraft) • Jimbo Lojik Polymer Stamps, Set D (KellyCraft) • Makin's No Bake Polymer…