Wednesday, May 16, 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 takin you on journies whether it be sniffing the flowers, watching the world pass us by or just showing off our magnicient colors!!! A nice lazy day, so, let 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 <insert previous blog here> 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: 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 foryou today is...
                     I wanted you to see it hanging from the antique light fixture in the entrance way.
Here is a close up.

I used Cricut cartridges to cut out the flowers and butterflies. The flowers are from Cricut cartridge Flower Shoppe row 1 button7 at 5", row 2 button 7 at 4.63", row4 button 7 at 4", row 5 button 7 at 2.33". The butterflies are from Ashlyn's Alphabet icon key row2 button 9 at 1.17", Indie Art row 1 button 4 at 1.28", Sentimentals row 3 button 3 at1.25". 

I took an ugly ornament and whited out the worse colors so they would not show through. Then I hot glued the flowers on. I then went through and added leaves between the flowers. I then glued some clear nylon thread between two butterflies. I did four of these. i made the thread different lengths. Then I hot glued the thread into place on the bottom of the ornament. It had a metal point on the bottom with a ridge. That helped to wrap the thread around it. Next i used pop dots to stick the butterflies onto the flowers. Then i cut some ribbon to habg it from the light fixture. i wanted enough to tie a bowl.

The papers are by Recollections. The ribbon is by Celebrate It Sheer creations at Michaels. The ornament is one I got in a grab bag at Michaels. the clear thread is some from my Mom's stash. It was on a wooden spool.

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 Lisa to see what kind of butterfly enchantment that has been created for you to see next.
  1. Lynne -
  2. Lucy -
  3. Tami -
  4. Amanda -
  5. Edwina -
  6. Lisa -
  7. Kimberly ~
  8. Inga -
  9. Laura-
  10. Michele ~
  11. Barbara-
  12. Anita~
  13. Pamela ~
  14. Miriam ~
  15. Angela-


Laura said...

OMG I love this.. what a beautiful idea...

ScrapFromScratch said...

Wow, that is awesome. Looks like a lot of work went into it.

Lynne said...

Edwina, this is absolutely awesome, wonderful and magnificent!!! A lot of work, love, and needless to say patience went into your project! What a marvelous idea!!! As always, my dear friend, its a privilege to hop with you!!!!
Hugs, Love, and Pixie Dust
Her Craftiness

Pamela Horton said...

oh I love it!!

Anita said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!!!Now I have to make one of these.
Hugs, Anita

Vicki said...

Edwina! What a lovely idea!! Great colors and so soft looking!

Beckie said...

So pretty! It looks like fresh picked flowers.

Be blessed, Beckie

Michele said...

Gorgeous!! I love your project!

Miriam said...

Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful project. What a great way to reuse something and brighten up any space.

Lucy Kelleher said...

Love your project! I love that you repurposed the "ugly" ornament and made it into such a pretty creation! TFS


silvia said...

OMG!!! Gorgeous decoray=tion!! LOVE the flowers and butterflies!!

Barbara B said...

Absolutely Beautiful and what a wonderful idea! I love the colors as well

Walking on Water said...

Love this mobile!! so pretty too! :) TFS

Tambo said...

Edwina, what a great project! i love this. i like making paper wreaths, but never thought of a 3D creation like this. Very good job, it is great. tfs Tami
tambo1010 at comcast dot net
Tambo's Creations

Lisa Lara said...

This is amazing Edwina! Wow. So happy you joined TAWS and Ribbon Carousel blog hop!

Lisa Lara said...

So happy you commented to win one of my digis Edwina. If I draw you I will email it to you since you gave me a head's up. I am so sorry you have been in the hospital. Thinking of you!