Hooray it's stopped snowing! I hope the weather is being kind to you where ever you are. Bless him the snowplow guy went around and cleared the driveways. A little to late for me but just shows to go ya, he is a sweetheart. It's warmed up so everything is melting now. Our area wont be affected but there is a fear of flooding.
Our granddaughter Shannalee Mahealani passed away in ‘05. Had she lived she would have been 27 this past Sunday. I miss her, sometimes desperately but I can never be sad when I think of her. The mere thought of her warms my heart. It was a joy and an honor to be her grandmother, she lives on in my heart. Shanna was a bit of a diva from the day she was born. Even as a toddler she loved having a manicure. Not just having her nails painted but a full on manicure and I loved giving them to her. She could make me laugh till I ached. When we were moving in here I plugged in an old rotary dial phone temporarily. Shanna asked if she could use it. Sure she hadn't even seen one before, I asked if she knew how to use a rotary dial phone. She said ’Grandma I’m not blond!’ Which of course made me smile but when she tried to turn the dial toward the zero I laughed so hard I cried. She said ' Grandma it's stuck.' I couldn't speak, I had to show her how to dial it properly. That resulted in her making a face at me. Oh she could make faces, faces that would melt your heart or bring you to tears with laughter.
Even though this card is for her mother Donna’s birthday, I had so many wonderful memories of Shanna running thru my head as I made it. Shanna loved pretty, PINK and butterflies. I think I’ve filled that bill. I love the 3-D butterfly on the top right corner. After gluing the three MS Monarch butterflies together I rubbed it over my versa mark pad then dipped it in holographic EP and heat embossed it. You can find the tutorial on making the 3-D butterfly here. The flowers were from my stash. I Shimmer Misted it but once again I can't get that to show in my photo. I used my heat gun to dry the mist, totally forgetting it would melt my ribbon. Oops in the blink of an eye one tail vanished and a tiny hole appeared on the band. Not to worry I tucked another tail in there and covered the hole with another butterfly. The papers were scraps so I am entering it in Di’s Pixie's Crafty Snippets - Challenge Number 4
Have an Amazing Day!