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Sunday, June 26, 2011

I'm Back!!!

I know I haven't been blogging lately but we just got back from a week vacation to Minnesota.  Last summer we also spent a week in MN and not that I don't like going there but I've told the DH that next year we're going somewhere else!  The reason we've gone to MN the past 2 years is that my husband use to live there so we visit friends and family.  And sadly my husband's Grandpa passed away during our visit.  It didn't come as a surprise, he was a great man who had a great life and I'm glad we were all there to go to his memorial service. On a happy note we stayed with friends who are expecting their first child any day so I was enlisted to make a few things for the baby's room.  Sara, the mother, told me she wanted my inspiration to come from Kaiser's Magic Happens Collection.  Well I knew I wanted to make here something with butterflies but totally lacked any great ideas but then the lovely Lydia posted this wonderful project and inspiration hit.  Here's what I did.
I took 3 canvases, painted them with some different shades of purple and punched out a whole lotta butterflies and kind of made a flowing path across the canvases.  Sara is going to add some words to them but hadn't figured out exactly what she wants it to say so I wasn't able to complete these 100% before I left.  Another project I did for the new baby is her name.
The LSS cut the letters out of chipboard and white card stock and then I just decorated them up.  Here's a close up of the first two.
So I didn't get any scrapbooking done but it was fun to get some crafting in!

13 comments:

JulieJ said...

They're gorgeous.

Lynnda Hosni said...

Agree with Julie, Lea... these are just gorgeous... love the colors ... you rocked the canvas!!! hugs...xoxo

Theresa said...

yes, very beautiful art work on those canvases. and Sara is so fortunate to have such a crafty friend. those letters are awesome too. so cute. =)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Sorry about Hubby's Grandpa.... I loveeeeeeee what you created for your friend!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeee all the butterflies!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)):):):)

Proteusa said...

Beautiful Lea! Love the color purple :)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

So sweet, glad you had fun with this latest creation, your friend is going to love it!

Anne said...

They are all so cute, I must need another baby !!

yyam said...

So sorry for your loss...

Love the awesome canvas! Just brilliant!

Deb Hickman said...

So sorry for your loss....
I love your work of arts,fabulous.xxxx

sandi said...

Wow! How beautiful! Purple is my favorite color! I love the way the butterflies look like they're flying around...just beautiful!

Anne Pennington said...

Any crafty day is a good day!! Great work!!!

Thanks also for your support for the new challenge blog coming up!!

scrappingmom73 said...

These are beautiful! Love the colours you chose. And the movement of those butterflies...just lovely! I'm sorry to hear about your Grandpa.

scrappingmom73 said...

Meant husband's Grandpa. :)
Lydia