Butterfly Wishes.


“There’s an ancient butterfly legend that reads, ‘If anyone desires a wish to come true, they must first capture a butterfly and whisper that wish to it,” 
“Since a butterfly can make no sound, the butterfly can not reveal the wish to anyone but the Great Spirit who hears and sees all. In gratitude for giving the beautiful butterfly its freedom, the Great Spirit always grants the wish. So according to legend, by making a wish and giving the butterfly its freedom, the wish will be taken to the heavens and granted.”Wish Upon a Butterfly

Close up.

My inspiration was “Believe Canvas” 8″ x 10″ by Lori Iwanowski in Canadian Scrapbooker – Winter Issue 2013

Joyeux anniversaire partition (Happy Birthday) Found on blog.mesanniv.com
Ephemera Paper Whimsy Beauties.

Vellum, recollections brads, Modge Podge by Plaid, fabric flowers, ink-pad, Forever in time “Butterfly Die Cuts, scissors, long nose pliers, pearl stickers, small hole punch, adhesive, paper doilies, paper piercer, foam brush, ink-pad, mounting squares, foam pads, Black acid free pen, acid-free paper, alphabet stencil,  eye-shadow applicators, florist wire, plastic spatula,  etc.

“Forever in time”- Buttefly Fancy Acrylic stamps.

Art Journal Pad’by Jodie Lee from Prima Marketing. 
Click link for examples.

Art Journal Pad’by Jodie Lee from Prima Marketing. 
Click link for examples.

Posted in 12" x12", Blue, Crafts, feminine, Photos, Scrapbooking | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

Steampunk Tags.


A tramp, a gentleman, a poet, a dreamer, a lonely fellow,
always hopeful of romance and adventure.
” – Charlie Chaplin. Continue reading

Posted in Crafts, Masculine, Steampunk., tags | 3 Comments

Mixed Media Tags.



I love making tags, to try out new techniques and supplies.
(Christmas prezzies, from mom to mom.)
The tags are about 6 1/2″ x 3″

Continue reading

Posted in Crafts | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

Gentlemen.


I used a photo of my grandfather Jan Smit seated and an unknown gentleman. The photo was taken Circa 1930 possibly in Clanwilliam, Cape Provence, South Africa. Continue reading

Posted in 12" x 12", 12" x12", Crafts, Family, Genealogy, heritage, Photos, Scrapbooking | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

C.P.M. Truter.


This is a photo of my Great Grandmother taken circa 1880.
It was restored and colorized by Restoring and Coloring Old Family Pictures, a Facebook group.
I have used this photo before restoration, you can see the post here.

Continue reading

Posted in 12" x 12", 12" x12", Crafts, Family, feminine, Genealogy, Pink, Scrapbooking | 4 Comments

Do over.


Photos Restored by Restoring and Coloring Old Family Pictures.
(Facebook group)

Click above to view on my YouTube Channel.

I recently discovered the Facebook group Restoring and Coloring Old Family Pictures. So I have been re-scanning and photographing many of my old photos and negatives. I have uploaded many to the group and I am impressed with the results. It is amazing how many more details I noticed through the colorizations. Continue reading

Posted in Crafts, Organizing, Photos, Scrapbooking | 12 Comments

I ❤️ Hats.


“How a hat makes you feel is what a hat is all about.” Philip Treacy

Continue reading

Posted in Crafts, D.I.Y., Halloween | 10 Comments

Steampunk Hat.


“The game is afoot.” – Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes Continue reading

Posted in Altered, Crafts, Steampunk. | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments

Cape Spear Lighthouse (2019)


“Lighting up the dark so bright…
For all of those who sail by night.”
Continue reading

Posted in Hike, History, Photos | Tagged | 9 Comments

St. John’s, N.L. (2019)


“A vibrant, historic, colourful, and contemporary city – 500 years young.” – Newfoundland and Labrador.  Continue reading

Posted in Canada, Photos, Travvel | Tagged , | 4 Comments