Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Spring butterfly- a Say It With Letters project

Things have been insane around here. For those who aren't aware, our oldest daughter Kara left for Navy Basic Training yesterday. It was an emotional weekend, as well as an emotional day yesterday as I watched her officially swear into the Navy in the morning and then watch her plane take off in the late afternoon. She had cold feet and had a few freak-outs. I just pray that she is doing OK and will overcome her mental blocks.
Sending her off was the hardest thing I have ever had to do. I am missing a part of me and it hurts, but I am SO PROUD of her and I just want to yell at the top of my lungs to everyone that my daughter is in the Navy and I am the proudest mother ever! I am now a Navy mom. Wow. I saw a license plate cover that said that yesterday and that made me tear up with pride. I am going to have to get me one of those. ;)

Onto a scrappy project. I was thrilled to receive this fun springy butterfly shape from Say It With Letters for this months project. I wanted to try something really different with this one and ended up covering it with moss that I bought at the craft store. I painted the edges first and then glued the moss onto the front. It was messy, but really simple. I then added some pieces of silk flowers and some embellishments and it's done. It makes me happy to look at it... it's so woodsy and natural and outdoorsy and reminds me of Spring and renewal.

wooden shape: Say It With Letters
packaged moss: Michael's
cherish chipboard word: Lil Davis
chipboard heart: Melissa Frances
silk flowers: Michael's
button, twine
paint: Delta
glue: Aleene's Craft glue


  1. it's very cool!
    so thankful that your daughter is willing to serve and protect our country. thank you for the sacrifice.

  2. I'm thankful for people like your sweet daughter who leaves the comforts of home to serve her country. I can only imagine how proud you are.

    And your butterfly project is just beautiful. I love the moss and all the elements - so springy.

  3. And you should be VERY PROUD Rae . . . she'll be alright! Your project is Beautiful! :)

  4. Awww!! So proud of your girl! Don't worry she'll do great, and she'll be sending you one of those license plates I'm sure..LOL..I did when I was at AF Basic. I love this project! What I great idea..I might have to "borrow" it!! :-)


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