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Darla Hutt-Watson

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Weaverville, CA, United States
Hi there! I'm Darla and I live in BEAUTIFUL Northern California! I am a mother of seven terrific kids and have been married to my husband for 32 years. I have been a Stampin' Up Demonstrator since 2010 and love ALL THINGS paper crafting. I also have a scrapbooking retreat business called Scrap Happens Retreats. I love teaching and learning new techniques, sharing ideas, hosting my retreats, being a wife and a mom. Hiking, bicycling, gardening and cooking are a few of my other hobbies. I'm living for Jesus and LOVIN' LIFE!!

Monday, June 29, 2015

Butterfly Week - Day One

Good morning friends!  I hope you had a beautiful weekend!  I had kind of a tough one...just kinda down in the dumps!  It is a growing time for me and my family. 

When I am feeling like this I find it very calming and healing for me to go out to my workshop and create!  After all...my workshop is my HAPPY PLACE!!   What I came up with is my BUTTERFLY WEEK!  I hope you like it!   I'm going to be in Modesto, helping my mom this week so I will be posting from the valley!  I wish she lived on the coast...so it would be a cooler climate. 

I hope you aren't getting bored with my new favorite technique....stamping with my clear block!  I promise...I won't use it again this week! 

Today I have a card that I made using the Timeless Elegance designer paper, the Bold Butterfly framelits, the Watercolor Wings stamp set, the Something to Say stamp set (for the sentiment), 1 1/4" Jute Ribbon and Basic Rhinestones.  

Isn't it BEAUTIFUL!?!?  Let me show you how I made it!

First...I found my inspiration!  I knew I wanted to do a butterfly, but I wanted it to be unique...and real.  SO....I googled...colors of butterflies!  This one...called Mr. Green was my favorite!

Next...use your Bold Butterfly framelits to cut the large butterfly in Whisper White cardstock.

Then...ink up your clear block.  I set mine over the actual butterfly so that I could get the colors where I wanted them. The colors that I chose are Bermuda Bay and Old Olive.

I then spritzed my block with water...remember to hold the spritzer 8 - 10 inches away or your ink will be washed away. After it dried, I stamped the details in Memento Black ink.

Finally, I cut the smaller butterfly out with the Bold Butterfly framelit in Bermuda Bay cardstock. I added some ribbon and some bling to finish it off! 

Don't forget the inside of your card!

~Today's Thought~

Today a caterpillar – tomorrow a butterfly. Don’t lose hope because you never know what tomorrow will bring.

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