Thursday, April 22, 2010

Butterflies and Sunshine

Good Morning Everyone!!!

First I have to thank my stamping buddies for the “Sunshine Award” I have received three of them from fellow stampers….here are the badges.

I need to correct that to five awards...Melanie over at Pockets Of Inspiration also bestowed this honor on me Thank so much Melanie. I am just overwhelmed with Sunshine here. Thanks Everyone!

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I received these badges from Tiffany Bauer, Robin Merrimen and Sage Kimble!! What a lineup of talent here…I’m so honored. I hope that you will visit they’re blogs and tell them I sent you.....and I just found Shari's in my Spam folder...that's not nice. So I'd like to include her blog as well Thanks Shari.

Shari Please visit Shari's remarkable Blog....poor thing ended up in my Spam Folder.....that is not cool. She is safe now as I have taken care of the problem. Thanks for letting me know Shari!!!

Tiffany wrote:

Lee this card is beautiful!!! WOW!! I love the sunshine and speaking of sunshine stop by my blog today because I gave you a Sunshine Award!!

Robin wrote:

This is nothin' but gorgeous Lee, just like you! Love your creations every time!
Since you are always full of sunshine

Sage wrote:

Hi Lee,
I stopped by again to pass on a SUNSHINE AWARD to you. I just love your work, and your blog has become one of my favorites to visit. The award is a thanks for all your inspiring work.

These are the rules for this Sunshine Award:

1. Put the Sunshine Award on your blog and/or within your post.

2. Pass the award to 12 other bloggers.

3. Link the nominees within your post.

4. Let them know they received this award by leaving a comment on their blog.

5. Share the love and link to the person from whom you received the award.

How exciting to bring sunshine into other lives! That’s one of the best things about being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. So now I have to spread the sunshine on to others. I have to nominate 12 more stampers to receive the Sunshine Award – these are in no particular order. Hope you’ll take a peek into these special blogs.













….and now onto some butterflies!!!!I have an exciting weekend coming up here in Jacksonville, Florida. This Saturday April 24th I will be at the Tree Hill Nature Reserve off of Lonestar Road. It will be the Joseph H. Strausser Butterfly Festival. The event is from 10am-5pm.

I hope if you are in the area you will stop by and visit. Grab the Family and get up close and personal when they release 1000 Butterflies. There will be music, activities and lots of Nature. I took my Grandkids there when they were here for Easter and we had a blast on the Nature Trails and observing the Animals. Just an all around great experience.

Speaking of is my Granddaughter Kayla who was gracious enough to model a few of the things I have made for the Festival. I have donated some of these items to the Organization I am working with (I am a member) to help raise Money for Research for Autism and Developmental Disabilities.

…..without further Beautiful Kayla!!!

Here she is modeling her one of a kind Blue Cap with Green and Blue Butterflies. I think it so brings out her blue eyes…..too cute.

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Here she is sitting on the pool deck modeling her new Pink and Black Headband an Winged Things Flip-Flop Candy.

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….and her Orange Hat……

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…and close ups of her little toes and Winged Things Flip-Flop Candy.Easter 2010 076

…and a close up of the headband.

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She was so eager to model she went home with her won collection and even a few things for her Best Friend Emma. I’ve had word that Emma loves hers too.

The Butterflies were cut out of Flannel and Felt using my Butterfly Die and and my Big Shot. This was such a wonderful project to make for this event….

One more special picture of another eager model….and that is my little friend Natalie….her eyes just lit up when she saw these when she visited here with her Mom. How could I resist those eyes?

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Well I hope you enjoyed my little Butterfly Tour and hope I’ll see you at Tree Hill for the Real Thing. For more information you can go to

Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you at Tree Hill. Don't forget I will be donating a portion of my proceeds to Research!

Now as always……

Have a Stampinglee Good Day!

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LeAnne said...

Wow, these butterfly things are amazing! What a nice gesture for a great cause! And thanks for the award, too!

Connie Babbert said...

What a FUN event! Your projects are DARLING! Have you seen the Butterflies holding the lip balm? That would be cute to do, too! Your models are precious!

Stace said...

Oh all of these are so cute along with your models. love the flip flops with the pedicure! I NEED to get that die!

sandi maciver said...

Oh it is so nice to see what you have been working so hard on, they are beautiful, and so is your grand daughter. Wishing you great success at Tree Hill this weekend

stampingmadly said...

What a great idea, Lee. Enjoy the festival, and keep the projects coming.

Judy M said...

These are adorable Lee! What a great idea and the Festival sounds like fun. Thanks for sharing, good luck with your event!


Stacey Schafer said...

Thanks for the shout-out, Lee! You've put a little 'sunshine' in my day, for sure:)

Renée said...

Thanks Lee! I appreciate it :)

KreatesKards said...

What a great idea!!! The girls are the pefect models too.

Rosie said...

OMG... they are sooooo beautiful! You are sooooo cute!

Sheryl Dreyer said...

Thank you for finding me on the web and for giving me some sunshine. I really needed it. Your projects are fantastic.

PocketsOfInspiration said...

So cute!

I've also nominated you for the Sunshine award. I see you've already gotten nominations from other, but it just goes to show you how wonderful your artwork is to the blogging community.