Monday, September 16, 2013

Fly Away With Me...

I started out on this card to try something else and this is how it turned out?  Sometimes you have an idea in your head and putting it together on paper and sometimes just seems not to be what you originally envisioned? the end I still thought this worked ok? 

This butterfly stamp is from Michael's from their $1.00 bin that I picked up ages ago and have had in my stash.  I realized the butterfly stamp was almost the perfect size to overlap my Cherry Lynn Designs Doilies & Exotic Butterfly #2 die cuts.  Creating a pretty colorful butterfly.

I couldn't let this card go without some sort of embossing on it, so I added this pretty little embossed edge that my stamping friend Nancy gave to me as a little gift some time ago.  (Thanks again Nancy!)  Surprisingly... I do get a lot of use out of the edged embossing folders she gave me.  I happen to like this edge the best out of the 5 edged choices that came with it.

I do plan on sending this card off to a dear friend to let her know I am thinking of her.  Her name is Faith.  Faith lost her home to the awful Hurricane 2012 storm " Hurricane Sandy" that came up through New Jersey last year.  She was out of her home for over 10 months trying to get it re-built again and into shape after having 5 feet of water through out it and losing many belongings.  She sent me pictures of her home after the storm last year in her Christmas card that made me gasp.  She also lost her husband earlier that previous year.  Her husband and mine were in the service together and remained faithful friends with them of over 40 years. Sometimes our dear Lord gives others crosses to bare that we don't always understand?  Faith certainly has had to bare her crosses the past couple of years.  My husband and I were so sadden to learn of Chuck's passing.  We miss him and love Faith dearly.  May God continue to bless Faith and her family!

Thanks for dropping by today and may your cup over flow with blessings... 


  1. Leanne what a beautiful card you have made for Faith and your bargain butterfly fits your die beautifully.....


  2. Leanne this card is simply gorgeous. Very elegant. Your friend will love it.

  3. Gorgeous card Leanne. I just love Butterflies or Flutterbies as my family call them. Hugs Rita xxx

  4. What a beautiful card Leanne. I really like how you have the stamped butterfly under the die cut.

  5. Your card is beautiful! Most of cards start out one way, and end up totally different then what I orginally planned.
    Faith will love this card! I will add her to my prayers.

  6. so beautiful..those butterflies are awesome


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