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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Kari's Butterfly Kisses Blogaversary

Hello My Friends!

Today my friends and I are having a hop to celebrate my one-year anniversary of my blog which is Jan 20th.  I can't believe how fast time has flown by!!  I am thrilled to say that it was an exciting and amazing year...I have met some of the most wonderful friends in the crafty world and there were many that helped me on my crafting journey...thanks to you all! and my followers who supported me and cheered me on as well! I am excited to continue the journey and share with you the amazing talent that is out there as well as my own creations...you are all a blessing!

We have the best and most fabulous sponsors for our hop that will just blow your mind!!!
  • Shannon Keith Leffew has a gift certificate for flowers in her Etsy Shop
  • Creative Kuts a $20 Gift Card at http://creativekuts.com/
  •      2 birthday cards made by her, Stamp Set from www.gettingcricky.com PLUS $10 Gift Certificate for Little Scraps of Heaven 

Positive Thoughts Stamp Set
all that she is asking is that you stop by her blog at  http://www.scrappingmamma.net/ , become a follower, if you aren't already at her blog , and of course leave some bloggie love by telling her that you are hopping with Butterfly Kisses Blogaversary.

So, make sure you give bloggy love to all the designers and of course Kari! ...hehe...and have fun hopping along the way.

So without further ado lets get the party started.  The only requirement Kari made for this party was that everyone had to put a butterfly or butterflies in their creation. Gee, can you guess that Kari absolutely loves butterflies!!!

NOW, if you just happened to stop in and visit me today, I don't want you to miss a single project - SEW, please start of course at the beginning with our Miss Kari and congratulate on her 1-year milestone!!

If you hopped here from Christel, then you are at the right place and it is with pride and great pleasure that I want to show you my project . . .  

I absolutely fell in love with the SVG Cuts Garden Nouveau svg kit some time ago and just had to have it and knew exactly that it was something I would make for Kari!!! It didn't get done for her birthday, didn't get done for Christmas but here ya go now Kari and expect this in the mail!!!


  • I sized it as large as it could be sized and it is 7.5 inches tall less my butterfly feelers!!!
  • Papers I used are DCWV Mariposa Stack and DCWV Mulberry Mat Stack Neutral vellum 
  • Must let you know that the glue gun was used for this project also and no burnt fingers or disasters - YAY!!!
  • Of course  the regular glue stick for the vellum
Here's my pride and joy --- Kari this is for you as you light up my life with your encouraging words along with I guess you could say its your "fault" I am now blogging and showing off my projects and hopping and ..... ok, you get my drift!!!

Let's take this one step further -- OK, I know you don't use real candles with paper but I was super careful and I wanted to take pictures with showing it lit and that meant a candle inside. The little battery-operated tea lights just weren't doing it for me . . . SEW, I put a votive candle in a votive cup and stood by with camera in-hand and snapped these pictures to show the beautiful glow -- guess its off to Michael's or Pat Catan's tomorrow to get a battery-operated light that has some height before I ship this off in the mail!! 

What can I say, I love this and I most definitely want and need to make another one for me!!!! Hope you enjoyed my project as well and sew would love to hear your remarks!!!

Also, remember to leave comments to be in the running for our marvelous blog candy!!!! Again, thanks for stopping by and I enjoyed your company today in my bloggie world!

Your next stop is Vicki who is a wonderful designer with phenomenal projects!!!  

God Bless you my friends
Hugs, Love, and Pixie Dust


  1. This butterfly is just as beautiful as a real one! Nice detail and YES a tea light that is battery operated is much safer!!
    Congrats on your 1 year blogaversary...you inspire us so much with your creativity!

  2. Just stunning! Especially with the candle. TFS!

  3. Lynne, Just beautiful...thanks for sharing via text...that was really nice...just hopping along my way...have a wonderful day!!! KtsAngels

  4. Omgosh! You were right...I super love it. Wow!

    New follower ;0)

    Be blessed,Beckie
    p.s. Hop over and see my blog sometime .....http://justbcreativecrazy.blogspot.com

  5. I absolutely love your butterfly tea light holder. It is beautiful awsome project!
    Happy hopping with you again!
    Big Blog Hugs, Janet

  6. Lynne, this is beautiful. Glad you didn't get hurt making this. I will be trying this myself, minus the real candle of course.

    vwilson577 at yahoo.com

  7. Lynn, such a beautiful crafty creation. I just love it.. Lovely! Thank-you for sharing.

  8. ver pretty what a great project


  9. This lantern was made and lit with LOVE and it shows ! It is simply GORGEOUS !!!!

  10. Beautiful! It is amazing lit up. Thank you for sharing such a great idea1

  11. My heavens, this is georgeous!!!!!!!!!!!! I loveee it.... Kari is lucky to have a friend like you... you both sound close...I am a new follower!!! Glad Kari got you blogging!

  12. I love it! You did an excellent job. It is truly amazing!

  13. Lynne, truly a GORGEOUS project!! Loved seeing it all lit up -- How beautiful!! I'm sure Kari will adore this!! :)

    Thanks so much for sharing and being a part of the hop!!

    Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com

  14. This is so pretty I love how it looks both in the daytime but then it just lights up so wonderfully at night great job on this project.

  15. Holy moley!!! This is so beautiful! You are the best! So happy we hopped together :)

    Happy Scrappin'

    Sue B

  16. I am blown away by your butterfly lamp you made me...WOW! just love it! thanks for celebrating with me an being in the hop sister! :) hugs

  17. This is absolutely stunning! I love it and i want it! I love butterflies and this is such a creative project you made. TFS


  18. So beautiful!!! A New Creation Butterfly lamp!! Thanks so much for sharing and allowing me to glean from you!!! be blessed
    Beyond Measure

  19. GORGEOUS project, Lynne!! I think it's my favorite of your projects E-V-E-R! So CL-ever!!

    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
    E-mail: cardmonkey@comcast.net

  20. Sew very fun and cute! TFS Callyann

  21. Congrats on your one year blogiversary!!! Thank for inviting me to your blog - your creations are stunning! The lantern turned out sew very beautiful - loving the colored vellum!

  22. I love your project! Great job as usual. TFS!



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