Monday, September 5, 2016

Blame it all on my Roots, I showed up in Boots.

GIU Day 2
Anyone remember that Garth Brooks song, Friends in Low Places.  Well I did not show up in boots, I show up with pictures. While I do have friends in low places, I more importantly have friends in high places, like Unity Stamp Company.  I can not do one week of GIU without paying homage to my humble beginnings of scrapbooking.  I know there are not as many scrapbookers as there used to be and cards and altered art are the "thang", but I LOVE the Unity Kit of the Month and SMAK kits for scrapbooking.  One other thing I love for embellishment is BUTTERFLIES.  I used these sweet little flutter insects from two different kits and I am going to include a link to my all time favorite Unity Butterfly that I did not use on this layout but I do not even put away.

Here is my layout. Look at my sweet girls.  The picture on the left is of my middle child when she was 3 and than when she was 9 close to the same spot.  The funny thing about my love for butterflies is that my youngest is terrified of them. On a field trip we went to a butterfly house and she flipped.  It was like a nightmare for her and it seemed like every butterfly in the place was landing on her.  We got out safely, checked over twice by the butterfly police and cleared to leave without any extra creatures stowed away.  I finally got her calmed down on a bench outside the exhibit and like flipping zombie horror movie, a butterfly crawls out from her jacket. She promptly proceeded to stomp it to death.  Let me tell you the butterfly police did not like that.  When I showed her this page she said "I can not believe I ever wore a butterfly dress, but I was a little kid and didn't know butterflies were evil".  Here are some of those "evil butterflies".

Supplies:
In Love With Love KOTM
Be your own kind of beautiful KOTM
Bottom butterfly from Unity grab bag
Paper-Echo Park
Cute title and Ampersand- Freckled Fawn
epoxy letters- Studio Calico
Epoxy dots- MME
Tags- from stash
Pop dots

Don't forget to comment. You could win something.
That's right two lucky winners will be drawn at the end of the week for a chance to win a prize pack from Unity! Plus, because I do so LOVE coffee and I am starting out my week with a coffee themed Unity Girl Card I am giving you all a chance to win a Starbuck's 
coffee card from me.  Yes, I will be giving away two 10.00 gift cards from Starbucks.  Even if you have won the random 25 stamp grab bag from Unity in the past 6 months you still qualify for the coffee card give away.  My way of saying thank you for supporting me through the week. So come back and check out my work, leave a comment each day.  Because the more times you comment the more chances you have to win.

Thanks for looking!

33 comments:

  1. Oh my!! LOVE that you use your stamps on layouts! I started out as a scrapbooker and now I make cards most of the time, because they're quicker and easier, but scrapbooking is still one of my favorites. Your butterfly story just made me laugh...who would have guess she was terrified of butterflies from that beautiful photo.

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  2. great idea! I have three lil boys I need to start and this gave me a great idea. LOVE THE GIU I learn so much.

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  3. we are studying butterflies so this will help us with our page and art and cards too

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  4. we are studying butterflies so this will help us with our page and art and cards too

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  5. great idea! I have three lil boys I need to start and this gave me a great idea. LOVE THE GIU I learn so much.

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  6. So cute, love the butterflies!thanks for sharing your butterfly story!

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  7. Very cute. I need to get back into scrapbooking bigtime. Stamping came in and took over lol. Thanks for inspiring. I need to go back to my "roots" of creativity.

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  8. Omg, so cute! I haven't scrapbooked in a few years..... like my daughter is 18 now, lol.

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  9. Omg, so cute! I haven't scrapbooked in a few years..... like my daughter is 18 now, lol.

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  10. Your girls are adorable! What a fun layout! I love the butterflies. Your story made me giggle. I am sure the better five police were quite upset at the stomping! Your daughter's butterfly dress is so cute!

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  11. What a story! Must have been very traumatic for her! Sweet pics and layout! Love the butterfly stamps!

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  12. Very pretty layout and too funny about the evil butterflies.

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  13. Fabulous layout - I love it! I love butterflies as well. Oh, your poor little girl. And poor butterflies. lol We have "Butterfly World" here in So. FL and to me, it's pure heaven.

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  14. Beautiful layout! Love those butterfly stamps.

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  15. I love your layout, the butterflies and your story. Its to bad she doesn't like them, they are beautiful.

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  16. Love the layout, but especially the story behind it! I have a friend who is also terrified of butterflies. I just can't understand it.....

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  17. OH MY! They are super adorable!!!!!

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  18. I love the dimention. Your girls are beautiful. What a great memory. Poor evil butterfly but great memory and scrap page!

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  19. Beautiful layout! I tried to get into the whole scrapbooking thing and just couldn't... This is awesome!

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  20. Unity has the most amazing butterfly collection within their stamps...your layout is perfect! Wonderful color choices!

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  21. Butterfly police hahaha. Great LO. Hugz

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  22. at the branch county fair, in Coldwater Michigan, one of the FFA or 4H groups had the cutest shirts that had a verse. I wish I could remember the verse to share it. All I can remember is something about farmer tans, cowboy boots and country roots.

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  23. at the branch county fair, in Coldwater Michigan, one of the FFA or 4H groups had the cutest shirts that had a verse. I wish I could remember the verse to share it. All I can remember is something about farmer tans, cowboy boots and country roots.

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  24. Awesome layout and love the butterflies. Very cute kids!!!!

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  25. Awesome layout and love the butterflies. Very cute kids!!!!

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