And She Became a Beautiful Butterfly

Our grandchildren live in Colorado and we live in Georgia so we very rarely get to participate in all the Halloween fun. That is why I got so excited when my friend Judy (Hi Judy!) asked me to make a costume for her daughter Kate. At Kate’s school they can wear a costume as long as it is a book character. Judy wanted Kate to be the butterfly from The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. Kate is a gorgeous little 6 year old. When she was an infant she was diagnosed with Mitochondrial Disease. Kate spends a good part of her day in a wheelchair so a traditional butterfly costume with hard wire wings would not work for her. This is what we came up with, soft wings that snap onto the back of her dress. The wings are attached to arm warmers, like leg warmers, but for your arms……

They slide on her arms and when she extends her arms they will look like wings. I am anxious to see how the costume looks on Kate. I hope Judy will be happy with it and send lots and lots of pictures – hint, hint.


I know you probably came to see a card so here is my card for the day. This is a Halloween card made using a Crafty Secrets image. The swirls are punched out of card stock and covered with glitter. The flower is from Michael’s and I found the cute candy corn brad at the Target dollar spot.

Sorry for the long post. Thanks for sticking to the end.

Dancing As Fast As I Can

Because I had so many holiday cards to make I got behind on my birthday stash. When I saw Amy’s layout I decided to make some birthday cards. This is what I came up with. All I can say is it sure is pink!


            Stamps:  Victorine Originals

            Paper:  Doodle Bug & SU

            Ink:   Basic Black and SU markers

            Accessories:   Glitter, brads, dew drops and ribbon

Bushels of Blessings

Back with another Thanksgiving card…. Since I made so many I feel like I have to share some of them. I am glad though that I have managed to get these done early. It is hard to believe that Halloween is almost here and then before we know it Thanksgiving will be upon us. I am trying very hard to get back in the routine of exercising so the holiday weight gain won’t catch up with me. But how can you stamp all day and work in exercise????? We are hosting game night at our house tomorrow so I better get busy cleaning up a little. I will just hit the high spots and turn the lights down low so maybe they won’t notice the spider webs.

I will try to get back later with another card to share.


Stamps:  So Grateful – Gina K &

      $1.00 Michaels Stamp

      Paper:  Basic Grey and SU

      Ink:   Basic Black &

     Koh-i-noor pencils

      Accessories: Martha Stewart Ribbon Punch and Offray Ribbon