Butterfly Sympathy

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Whew, the heat wave here in eastern TN just keeps chugging right along... Wow. Thank goodness for AC. Seriously. Is it hot in your neck of the woods?

The hubby and I have been working on getting our covered deck tiled. This is our first attempt at tiling and I'd be lying if I told you that everything has gone smoothly :) Let me put it this way, we're a learn-through-mistakes kinda couple when it comes to home improvement :D I can tell you that you can replace tile once mortar has set (no grout yet) to fix mistakes. How do I know this? My poor, well-meaning hubby laid a bunch of tile a few days ago - by himself. I know, isn't he a trooper?! Towards the end he was getting tired and in his haste, failed to realize that a few tiles had gotten out of line. Opps. So the mortar dried then along comes me to point out his mistakes. I did do it gently, as I realized how hard he hard worked a few days prior. But me, being the obsessive, straight lines, symmetry-loving person I am, couldn't let it go and not mention it. Today, we fixed it though - a hammer, chisel and a few tile later, we're all set and on the right track again. The wayward tile came up quite easily, with no damage to the underlayment or the tile. Just a little more time than we'd planned :) Whew!!! Live and learn, live and learn...

Then I had a bit of time to spend in the craft room. So I made a card for the Play Date Cafe using the Waltzing Mouse Sketch.

Love the WMSC! The sketches are graphically simple but certainly can be dolled up any way you please. I had digital vintage script paper that I printed then distressed with ink and my scissors. I stamped a few butterflies over top. I colored one of the butterflies with my Copic markers. The ribbon is ruffled a la Ashley Cannon Newell - she has a great video tutorial HERE. Mine isn't nearly as pretty as hers but I love the treatment so I'll get a bit more practice :)

Hope everyone has had a wonderful weekend! Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by - I sincerely appreciate each and every one of you :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Ingredients (all Papertrey Ink unless otherwise stated): 
Stamps: Butterflies (Martha Stewart), Daily designs sentiments
Ink: Lady bug (Memento), Ochre (Colorbox), Dark chocolate
Paper: Pure poppy, white, vintage digital paper
Other: nesties, seam binding, Copics, scissors (to distress)

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