Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Butterflies Are Free Blog Hop

Have you ever watched a butterfly just casually meandering and fluttering by - it look so peaceful, tranquil and free! They get to land where they want, smell all the flowers and just let the world pass them by. The colors of the butterfly are magnificent with seeming to be no two alike!!!!

Today, we are going to be fluttering with our butterflies and taking you on journys whether it be sniffing the flowers, watching the world pass us by or just showing off our magnificent colors!!! A nice lazy day, so, let's get fluttering.....

If you stopped by to visit me today, I really appreciate it but would love for you to see all the butterflies in our hop. The butterfly journey starts with Lynne at Her Craftiness. If you fluttered here by Her Craftiness, then you are on the right mark to sniff the flowers.

We have a wonderful sponsor today for our Butterflies Are Free - Susan Bermudez, Creative Memories representative:  "I am so very happy to be able to sponsor Miss Lynne's Butterflies are Free Blog Hop. I am offering $10 worth of product from Creative Memories. You can pick what you like from my website: http://www.mycmsite.com/sites/susanbermudez. Good luck and Happy Scrappin'."

To be eligible, just leave a remark on each stop along the way and if you aren't already a follower, would love for you to follow also!!!

My project for you today is a 5 x 5 card.  I actually have two versions for you.  One with "bling" and one without.  I couldn't decide which one I liked better, so ...




I'm actually not sure which one I like better.  You decide!

To make this card, I used our exclusive Dotty for You paper which is only available until the end of the month as part of National Scrapbook Month!  It's only $5 with a $35 purchase -- such a deal.

I cut the butterflies using our exclusive Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge. The butterflies can be found on page 41, C1, shift, < Bttrfly1 > - cut at 1".  The circle is on page 21, A1, < Circle1 > cut at 1 1/4".  The squares were cut at 1 1/2" each.  The sentiment is from a retired stamp set called "For Every Occasion."  I'm not sure if you can tell or not, but each square and butterfly has been "edged" with the coordinating ink color to make them pop a little bit.

The "bling" in the middle of the butterflies are called "Sparkles".  They are adhesive-backed - so VERY easy to place on your creations.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my butterflies and thank you for not catching me and letting me fly around free. I would love for you to stop and visit Tami at Tambo's Creations to see what kind of butterfly enchantment that has been created for you to see next.

Here's the entire lineup:
  1. Lynne - http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com  YOU CAME FROM HERE
  2. Lucy - http://love2createitall.blogspot.com  YOU ARE HERE
  3. Tami - http://tamboscreations.blogspot.com/  YOUR NEXT STOP
  4. Amanda - http://a-prata-design.blogspot.com/ 
  5. Edwina - http://edwinascreations.blogspot.com/ 
  6. Lisa - http://handmadewithlove-lisa.blogspot.com/ 
  7. Kimberly ~ http://scrappingrookie.blogspot.co
  8. Inga - http://mommahobbit.blogspot.com/ 
  9. Laura- www.lauraleesdream.blogspot.com 
  10. Michele ~ http://chelescrafts.blogspot.com/ 
  11. Barbara-http://barbarab3.blogspot.com 
  12. Anita~ http://www.anitaandbugs.blogspot.com 
  13. Pamela ~ http://kraftykatstampstudio.blogspot.com 
  14. Miriam ~ http://miriamscreations.blogspot.com 
  15. Angela-http://creativecraftin.blogspot.com 
Thank you so much for stopping by -- love reading your comments!
Lucy

34 comments:

  1. I like the bling, adds to it just a bit. I love how simple and adorable this card is and how you used the pattern papper. perfect touch. Thanks

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment -- I think I like the "blinged out" one better too :)

      Lucy

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  2. Absolutely beautiful....love the dotty paper but loving the bling version better which is sew unlike me!!! Thank you sew much for participating in the hop as I love hopping with you my friend!
    Hugs, Love, and Pixie Dust
    Lynne
    Her Craftiness

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    1. Thanks Miss Lynne!! Appreciate you hosting the hop :)

      Lucy

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  3. Beautiful card ------I love the way you used the butterflies.
    Hugs, Anita

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting Anita -- lately I have been into butterflies :)

      Lucy

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  4. Too cute! I am leaning with the bling..:)

    transport7800@aol.com
    http://mawmawsthoughts.blogspot.com
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    1. Thanks for stopping by Vicki -- I am leaning towards the one with the bling as well :)

      Lucy

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  5. Cute! I like the bling one best. But I'm gonna have to scraplift 'em either way ;0)

    Be blessed, Beckie

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    1. Thanks Beckie! I like the blinged out one better too. Scraplift away :)

      Lucy

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  6. Love your card Lucy!
    ~~Michele~~
    http://chelescrafts.blogspot.com/

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  7. I think that they are both lovely and different people may like them different ways. Personally, I like the plain one better. I think the papers themselves are so pretty that the bling almost takes away from the beauty... However, I can definitely appreciate the other as well. I may just have to scraplift this, if that's okay with you.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment Miriam -- appreciate it :) Scraplift away!

      Lucy

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  8. Lucy I like both of them.. but the one with the bling just a bit better...(i love bling).. Ok.. I give in.. I am going to have to get some of the Dotty paper... so pretty.. love butterflies..
    great hopping with you..
    Laura D.

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    1. Thanks for the comments Laura -- you will LOVE the Dotty paper :)

      Lucy

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  9. This is such a beautiful card and love the paper.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment SassyScrapper :)

      Lucy

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  10. Lucy,
    I love both of them, but the bling does add a little more. They are both so cheery and bright.
    Barbara B
    barbarab3.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Barbara -- I'm leaning towards the blingy one a little more too :) Appreciate you stopping by.

      Lucy

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  11. I love this card and the color combos are happy! :) TFS and yep gotta scraplift this one! :)

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    1. Thanks Kari -- appreciate you stopping by -- feel free to scraplift :)

      Lucy

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  12. How cute! I love the butterflies1 I really like the Tic Tac Toe layout with them. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown edwina.brown@live.com

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    1. Thanks Edwina -- always appreciate you stopping by and leaving a comment:)

      Lucy

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  13. Lucy, I love this card! It looks like something I would love making into a quilt pattern. It's so cute. tfs Tami
    tambo1010 at comcast dot net
    Tambo's Creations

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    1. Thanks Tambo! Appreciate you stopping by and leaving a comment :)

      Lucy

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  14. Love this card I think the bling one i like the best.that paper and the colors are awesome.
    Big Blog Hugs, Janet

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    1. Thanks Janet! I think I'm leaning towards the blinged out one too :) Appreciate you stopping by.

      Lucy

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment Norma!

      Lucy

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  16. love both the cards, but I love a little bling myself!

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  17. Thanks Mubeena -- I love the blingy one too :)

    Lucy

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