Monday, September 2, 2013

Beautiful Swallowtail Wings

Butterflies abound in my garden this year... I've been so blessed to see these beautiful Monarchs and Yellow Tails... among a variety of others.  If you don't now, they sell butterfly enticing bushes... simply called Butterfly Bushes.  We planted them outside the windows where my kids have their toy nook.... the view is so worth it
(we have hanging hummingbird feeders here, too). 
 
Capturing my love of butterflies on these sweet Smash Book This and That book is easier than ever with our brilliant tools and stamps....
Join me with these fluttering pages that are created in a couple of minutes....
The Epic Day This and That book is a new trend in scrapbooking, journaling, prayer books and more! 
 
The Smash Book is loaded with patterned paper and comes with the coordinated Epic Day This and That Designer Series Paper (#130814).  Using the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (#113439*) and the Beautiful Butterflies Bigz (#114507) die to create these butterfly accents in a lined paper - perfect for inspirational quotes, journaling and more!!
 
*CLICK HERE to see How to Earn this Big Shot for FREE or 1/2 off!!  Leave me a comment and let me know what you think of these pages... Share this on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Email and Pin it... and see the love of these books grow and grow...
Flipping the Page is easy with these tabs I created for the Top, using scraps from the Epic Day This and That paper and our punch.  Adding these side tabs from the coordinating Epic Day This and That Designer Stickers (#131271).  This packet is LOADED with 4 sheets of fun coordinating stickers for $4.95 - a steal!!
 
Stamp, with Island Indigo ink (#126986) coordinated ink this beautiful, large, background stamp Swallowtail (#129216).  An easy way to accent the page and add a natural element.  CLICK HERE to see MORE of the FUN I've had creating a Smash Book.... and remember that this book is affordable, easy to mold into your own style and uber fun!!
 
Incorporate Nature into your Crafting!  With touches like these Butterflies, it's easy to do while creating a beautiful element to these pages.  With my Butterfly Bushes (make sure to get sterile ones or they'll take over your garden) I'm inspired whenever I look out into our yard. (sigh)  When you plant life in your garden and celebrate it in crafting projects such as this, you'll love how it grows into something special!!
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