Monday, March 29, 2010

Beautiful Butterflies

WAHOO!!!!  It's my 100th post!!!  Can you believe it?  When I started I thought I would post once a week or so and see how it goes.  Well, I've definitely been posting more than once a week and I'm loving it!  I've had people from all over the world check out my little blog, I've been featured on LNS Blog Finds of the Day a few times, I've learnt a lot about my computer and the blogging world.  I've received some much needed help from some great Stampin' Up! Demonstrator bloggers and I've received some fabulous comments from quite a few people including some of my stamping heros!!!

Ok, on to what you came here for...a super fabulous project!

It's a butterfly house!  Isn't is fabulous?!?  This was the Manager's project at the last meeting I went to for my upline's group.  I love, love, love this project and the best part is, it's super easy to do!

Here's a closer look at the house part.

That's right, it's the Mini Milk Carton...again!  I told you I would be showing you lots more ways to use it!!  This time it was cut from the Shades of Spring DSP (from the Occasions Mini).  Now, I have to say, that pack of DSP definitely is not my favorite, but the more and more I play with it the more I'm coming around with it!!!  For me, it works best in small doses...and there's still a few patterns on some of the sheets that make me shudder!

Anyway, the mini milk carton is the butterfly house.  It's made like the bird house I made here, only with a smaller hole for the door, and a skewer stick inside it!  To help the house from sliding around (and to make it pretty), there's a piece of Certainly Celery Satin Ribbon tied around the skewer.

Here's a closer look at the pot...filled with Werthers!

The pot is just a terracotta pot painted white.  There's a scallop circle cut from a chipboard coaster glued to the bottom.  Before I glued it to the bottom, I sponged around the scallops with Old Olive ink.  Then tie a piece of Certainly Celery Satin ribbon around the pot and decorate with butterflies.

So easy and so darling!

The butterflies are Old Olive and Certainly Celery and are all sponged with Old Olive ink to accentuate the embossing on them.  They are scattered all over the house and pot.  I love it!

So, in honour of my 100th post, I'm going to give away a Stampin' Up! Beautiful Wings embosslit die (when I get it...they're backordered right now!).  All you have to do to be entered to win is leave me a comment and tell me what your favorite part of my blog is.  I'll do the draw and announce the winner on April 5, so go ahead and leave me a comment and you might be the lucky one to win this fabulous die!

Have an inspired day!


  1. Lisa, I love your inspires me and I love that it has a little of everything. And you make such beautiful cards, scrapbooks, gifts, decorating...and you make it seem to simple that anyone can do it.

    Thanks for all the work you do!


  2. That is so flippin' cute! I lover Certainly Celery . . . and the Beautiful Wings embosslit.

    ***fingers crossed****

    Favorite part of your blog? . . .the variety. I love that you are so multifaceted. You really put a lot of effort into the different types of projects and I love seeing all that you/we can do.

  3. You are definately fabulous at what you do! My favorite part of your blog ... you have such creative and inspiring ideas and keep things fresh! Can't wait to see more projects!!!

  4. I love your blog!! You are so inspiring and the projects you feature are fabulous! I come here everyday to see what you've posted next!!

  5. I look forward to reading your blog because I like seeing the different ways that I can use my Stampin' Up products.

  6. I love your enthusiasm that leaps off the pages (and in person)! You really love what you do and it inspries those around you as well. Thank you for all your wonderful ideas that you share with us.

  7. Great idea for easter. Can hardly wait to get my die cut of the bird house to do this. Thanks again for listing ideas on your site.



Thank you so much for your comments. It means a lot to know there there are people out there reading my little blog and being inspired by what I create! Happy stampin' and have an inspired day!