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Friday, May 11, 2018

May TWOFER Challenge #5 ~ Butterflies

The conundrum is which butterfly set to use?  I may have one or two or many more!
However there was a piece of paper laying on my desk that had Mama Elephants Butterfly Kisses stamp set printed on it.  And I thought I could use that one!
Here is a closer look at each one and a little story for the bride and groom.

 When my older daughter got married, we released butterflies at her reception.  It was beautiful to see all those gorgeous butterflies fly off to land on one of the many flowers blooming on the golf course.
I was thinking of her saying to me in about a month, "Mom, do you have an anniversary card I can take?"  So I stamped the bride and groom and decided to add a border of butterflies to signify that momentous day for her!
And she danced with her Dad to the song: Butterfly Kisses by Bob Carlisle and when I saw this sentiment I thought it made a perfect birthday card and of course I highlighted the single butterfly!
I am entering these cards in the May TWOFER Challenge #5 where the code word is "butterfly"
Serendipity stamps:  Wedded Bliss
Mama Elephant:  Butterfly Kisses 

Heart Hugs, friends!


13 comments:

  1. I can just picture those butterflies at your daughter's wedding reception; how romantic! I love the card you made with that in mind, and the sweet story, too. Beautiful image of the bride and groom, sweet sentiment, and those butterflies are amazing. Darling birthday card, too! Perfectly colored, perfectly framed, and what a great sentiment. And those sequins are amazing!! Thank you for joining us at the Twofer Challenge! Bev

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  2. Beautiful cards Colleen but even more beautiful is all the heart and emotion that is behind the design. Lovely!

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  3. Oh, what sweet card with the lovely butterflies! How wonderful to have butterflies released at your daughter’s wedding, so special!!

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  4. Col! these cards are both stunning!! I LOVE the image of the butterflies at your daughter's wedding! and this is the perfect anniversary card : ) and your second card is a show stopper highlighted with that beautiful ornament cut out!! wowie!!

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  5. Two FABULOUS cards Colleen! I love the story behind the anniversary card...how romantic to have had butterflies released during the reception! Where do you go to get them...amazon.com?? Hahaha!! Anyway, lovely, lovely card and so is your butterfly kisses card...I just looked at that set the other day! LOVE how colorful your butterfly is too! I think you aced this challenge!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend too my friend! :0)

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  6. You have me all misty-eyed, Col! What beautiful designs you've created for your cards using the same butterfly and what sweet stories you've shared! Thank you for that! That must have been so moving to see those butterflies released at the reception and I just love the image and the sediment, "I still do!" I also love the butterfly kisses sediment and design for your birthday card! Little ones just love the feel of being kissed by eyelashes!! Thank you so much for playing in Twofer Card Challenge #5 and Happy Mother's Day!! Hugs, Darnell

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  7. Oh Colleen, what a beautiful story of your daughters wedding. That sounds so romantic and sweet with the butterflies. I think these cards capture that so well and I love the "I still do" sentiment. Two great cards for the challenge. Our 51st anniversary would be tomorrow and I will go visit and spend time with Bill.

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  8. Fab entries for the TWOFER challenge

    Kathyk

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  9. Two beautiful cards, friend and beautiful stories to go with them. And of course I got to witness them, but had forgotten.
    I don't know how I missed seeing this challenge. Butterflies are right up my alley. HaHa!!!

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  10. Wow, Colleen, I LOVE how you tailored your card specifically for your daughter! Of course I know she has one of the most thoughtful moms on the planet! What a beautiful way to celebrate that memory! And just as personal, with your birthday card with butterfly kisses! I love the die cutting that frames your butterfly perfectly! I miss you too, dear friend! Thanks for joining in the fun with us at the Twofer Card Challenge!

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  11. Your butterfly cards are BEAUTIFUL, Colleen!! Love that gorgeous butterfly used as a single with the debossed, shaped frame --- so pretty! And then again with the bride and groom as a border. Love how you've coloured the butterflies but left everything else black and white. Really brings the focus to the butterflies. And what lovely stories to go along with the cards. Those special moments have inspired two amazing designs. Thanks for playing with us at Twofer Card Challenge! xx

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  12. What wonderful butterfly cards, Colleen! They couldn't be more perfect for your daughter!

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  13. I know what you mean so many butterfly stamp and dies! Love what you chose and both cards! I love the simplicity of the bride and groom from Serendipity Stamps with your daughters wedding in mind .The birthday card with the word die "you" is gorgeous!

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