Sunday, February 23, 2014

Mini Butterfly Many Thanks (and Envelopes!)...Clearly Besotted Challenge #8, Fusion #4

Hello...well, another whirlwind weekend visit to see my family - we've just walked in the door - and to stave off the inevitable missing for a few minutes more, I'm popping in with some cards to share. Before I do, let me just say: oodles upon oodles upon oodles of fun with my niece and nephew!  Stories definitely on the agenda for later this week, but I'll share one highlight (of the zillion that happened).  Picture: almost four year old niece clamped to one of my legs; almost two year old nephew clamped to the other.  "Small" battle being waged (thankfully, pulling me apart like a wishbone wasn't 'quite' part of the kafuffle), at rather high volume. Their sibling rivalry issue?
 "My Aunty C"!  
"No, MY Aunty C"!! 
" NO. MY AUNTY C!!"

And no, I didn't intervene...I was basking in the joy of feeling mighty darn special.  Winner of that round?   Me! Oh, how I love those two munchkins!!

Today, I'm sharing a set of four little notecards, featuring the lovely butterflies from Clearly Besotted, inspired by CB Challenge #8 


and Fusion #4

Again, another round of simple and little...(the butterflies on the envelopes, also CB, were from something that didn't work quite as I envisioned, so they were rescued and transformed toenvelope decor)



Time to unpack...

Thanks so much for dropping by; your visits and comments make my day!

21 comments:

  1. Best kafuffle...EVER!! Ahhhhh, the special moments, huh?!! Could anything be better?!! Glad to hear you made it home safe and sound, and I can NOT wait to hear the rest of the stories of your weekend adventures with the kids! Seriously, how on earth did you manage to make not only the sweet thing you posted previously, but to make these soft pretties as well while you were away?!! You must have travelled with the MCU again ;) !!! Gingham + polkies....what a cool combo! Perfect bling choice, and fab graphic green and sketchy yellow background stamps for these sweet minis! I think it must have been "meant to be" that those butterflies didn't work out on another project, because I think they found their perfect homes on the envies! xo

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  2. Darling cards and I just love the story :) Nice to be popular and well loved!

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  3. WOW, I can see how you would be in the middle of a tug of war!
    And my, I would also fight over these butterfly cards!! Beautiful!!!!

    Thanks for joining FUSION, stay tuned for Thursday when we have another brand new photo and sketch inspiration!!!! Love to see you entering, I really do!

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  4. lol What a fantastic spat to be in the middle of! Doesn't it make your heart melt and sing and burst into a million bubbles of happiness! Cannot wait to hear more tales from your family visit. :)

    And you cards...C, these are aMaZiNg! I love the softness of the first set and the rich, vibrant red against the green. Beautiful!

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  5. OOoh and your card is featured on the PS main blog. Woohoo!!

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  6. Ha ha! I don't blame you one iota for not intervening - I don't think I would've done either! Go Aunty C - you must be the coolest Aunty ever because the truth always comes from mouths of babes ;)

    Again, some beautifully stunning butterfly inspired cards! I am loving this butterfly trend! :) I can see more than one winner here my darling :)

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  7. what a lovely set of notes! I love your pretty layered butterflies and block design! Isn't it fun to have little ones around to spoil! thanks for joining us in the Fusion Challenge!

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  8. I love those layered butterflies and those green squares that create so much movement :) thank you for sharing with Fusion!!

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  9. awwww....you are thee best aunty!
    What sweet mini's...love the butterflies!

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  10. These are all gorgeous sweetie, hugs Pops x x x

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  11. Awww, yes, you definitely are a winner! What a treasure your little ones are and you are blessed to recognize it! I love your sweet cards~ the red butterflies intrigue me. I am gaga over the border~ what stamp is that?

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  12. Sounds as though all that love is mutual, Carol ... how fun and touching to be fought over by the littlies ... I just know how that will have tugged at your heart strings! Such sweet cards ... lovely layered butterflies ... all cute and mini! Glad you got the priorities right ... walk in door, blog, then unpack!! Hugs, Anita

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  13. Those two little wee ones are something pretty darn special! You all bring so much joy to each others lives!

    Fabulous set of note cards! I love the background stamps that you used and the combo of gingham & polka dots rocks!!! Totally in love with the green envelope and the purple butterfly!

    Can hardly wait to hear about the rest of your visit! Like Anita said, you sure do know how to prioritize!

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  14. Awwww what a precious story! I can just see them both attached to a leg! haha! So cute! Speaking of cute... those cards of yours are adorable! I love the matchy poo envelopes and those butterflies are wonderful!! Hope you have a wonderful week! :)

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  15. Aww how cute, great story! Can't wait to hear about the rest of the visit!! Fab cards too!! I love love the butterflies!!

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  16. Gorgeous butterflies!!! So glad you joined in the fun @ FUSION :)

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  17. Love hearing your Auntie stories & this is one of the best! Can't believe little nephew is now big enough to "fight" with his sister over you--just too fun! I love butterflies, too & you use them to perfection! The background for the second set is really wonderful!

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  18. So lovely! The green and pink are gorgeous! Thank you for playing with us at Fusion sweet Carol!

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  19. So fun to be fought over!!!

    Your layered butterflies are just beautiful! I LOVE the gingham layer--so eye-catching!!

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  20. What a gorgeous set of cards and matching envelopes! Thank you so much for joining in with the Clearly Besotted Challenge :) x

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  21. Such a sweet story, you are so lucky and so loved! And so are your cards...I love that you tend to make sets, you are already if you need a quick gift too. Just beautiful!

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