“Just living is not enough,” said the butterfly,
“one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower.”
~Hans Christian Andersen
When I was re-entering academia to get my Registered Nurse license, I was so nervous. I mean, I was 40 years old for goodness sake. My ever so smart sister-in-law sat with me at her kitchen table and gave me incredible advice that not only boosted my confidence but also helped me graduate at the top of my class.
She moved out of state and I don’t get to sit at her kitchen table any more. But! She’s coming for a visit this weekend and we get to celebrate that she just finished her re-entry into academia. She exited with a bright and shiny new master’s degree. I’m so proud and happy for her.
It’s such a happy day when someone who helped you reach your dreams soars so high.
Tips & Techniques
It’s the fifth day of Teaser Time at My Favorite Things (MFT). Today we’re unveiling a new Hawaiian themed set from Doodle Garden, and Palm Tree Die-namic and this gorgeous Sun Ray Die-namic, so be sure to check them out, along with all the gorgeous creations from the Design Team at the MFT Blog.
I wanted to make this new Sun Ray Die-namic look like a quilt top – kind of a crazy quilt. So, I brought out a paper piercer and poked holes all around the edges. Then, I hand sewed the edges with two strands of six-strand DMC embroidery floss. I used the yellow patterned paper below with a graduation up to blue paper above so it would hopefully look like a sunset.
It’s so subtle you can barely see it, but before I stamped the sentiment onto the die-cut butterfly (from Lisa Johnson Designs new Blissful Butterfly Die-namics), I stamped the butterfly with watermark ink. You can just barely make out the butterfly’s antennae.
Here are the MFT products I used today. The links for all of the new products will be live and the products will available for purchase in the MFT Boutique on June 11th at 10:00 PM EST .
Finished size 4-1/4″ by 5-1/2″. Other ingredients: DMC Embroidery Floss (822); My Mind’s Eye Stella Rose Hattie Papers 6×6 pad; VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad.