Tuesday, May 15, 2012

BUTTERFLIES ARE FREE BLOG HOP

Have you ever watched a butterfly just casually meandering and fluttering by - it look so peaceful, tranquil and free! They get to land where they want, smell all the flowers and just let the world pass them by. The colors of the butterfly are magnificent with seeming to be no two alike!!!!

Today, we are going to be fluttering with our butterflies and takin you on journies whether it be sniffing the flowers, watching the world pass us by or just showing off our magnicient colors!!! A nice lazy day, so, let get fluttering.....

If you stopped by to visit me today, I really appreciate it but would love for you to see all the butterflies in our hop. The butterfly journey starts with Lynne at Her Craftiness (http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/). If you fluttered here by  http://tamboscreations.blogspot.com/ then you are on the right mark to sniff the flowers.

We have a wonderful sponsor today for our Butterflies Are Free - Susan Bermudez, Creative Memories representative.

I am so very happy to be able to sponsor Miss Lynne's Butterflies are Free Blog Hop. I am offering $10 worth of product from Creative Memories. You can pick what you like from my website: http://www.mycmsite.com/sites/susanbermudez. Good luck and Happy Scrappin'.

To be eligible, just leave a remark on each stop along the way and if you aren't already a follower, would love for you to follow also!!!

My project for you today is an altered butterfly mason jar. When I decided to join this hop almost 9 months ago, I thought it would be fun for my Aunt Charline who loves butterflies (and the computer), to hop along and see all these fun projects. Unfortunately she unexpectedly passed away on January 13, 2012. In her memory, I complete this project and will think of her every time I use this jar. Miss you Ma Tante.

I hope you enjoyed watching the beginning video as well as the final project video.
Thanks for stopping by and checking out my butterflies and thank you for not catching me and letting me fly around free. I would love for you to stop and visit  http://edwinascreations.blogspot.com/ to see what kind of butterfly enchantment that has been created for you to see next.

37 comments:

  1. We let our students learn about the butterfly life cycle every year. Ours just emerged from there chrysalis a couple days ago and the children are so excited to be able to see them up close and personal!

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  2. WOW, that is cool. Thanks for sharing :)

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  3. Love it.... what a great idea...
    hugs..Laura

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  4. Thanks Laura. I really wish I could have found another one like this to give to my Uncle in honor of my Aunt. I know that she would have LOVED it too.

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  5. Wow, I love it!!! I want one! Your Aunt Charline would have loved it, too. Hugs

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    1. Thank you so much for the kind words Pamela. I loved being on this hop with you. I hope you hugged your Dad and dont ever let him go :)

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  6. How sweet. I saw those around Christmas and almost bought one, now I wish I had. They are so life-like. Great project, how special.

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    1. I know huh? Its funny to because the other 3 Walmarts I went to I asked a sales associate if they had any and two of the three people said 'oh those stupid things'. I LOVE IT and quite honestly I bought it with the full intention of giving it to my Uncle. But now I cant part with it!!! Thanks for the comment :)

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  7. OMG --- I am loving this and sew wish I had found one in Pittsburgh!!! What a beautiful project and a tribute to you Aunt!. Thank you ever sew much for participating in my blog hop and sharing your wonderful project!!!!!
    Hugs, Love, and Pixie Dust
    Lynne
    Her Craftiness

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    1. Oh thank you so much Lynne for saying that. I was really worried that maybe this wasnt suited for this hop (being an altered box. I just love it. I will say that I did find a similar version of this on ebay and they wanted 3 times the amount that I paid. So if you are interested you can try there:)

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  8. Beautiful project and more beautiful story.I love this.
    Hugs, Anita

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    1. Thanks so much for your comment and hugs Anita. I need them more than ever :)

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  9. Great idea and sorry to hear about your Aunt but glad you had that kind of relationship with her..I had great aunts too. :)

    transport7800@aol.com
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    1. Thanks Vicki. I love my Aunts too, but honestly LOVE being an Auntie even more!!!

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  10. Great project.

    Be blessed, Beckie

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    1. Thank you so much Beckie. Have a great day:)

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  11. I love your project!
    ~~Michele~~
    http://chelescrafts.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you so much for the comment Michele :) So glad that you liked it.

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  12. Wonderful job... and without taking the bottle out. So nice...

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    1. Thanks so much Miriam. It was a challenge and took much more time than I anticipated but I just love how it came out. I was thinking of giving it to my Uncle (so he could press the button whenever he wanted to feel close to my Aunt) but I am not sure that I can part with it right now!!

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  13. What a great project! Your Aunt would have just loved it - TFS :)

    Lucy
    http://love2createitall.com

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  14. awww Thanks so much Lucy. :)

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  15. So sorry for the loss of yout Aunt Charlene. Beautiful butterfly jar!!

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    1. Thank you so much for the compliment :)

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  16. What a great project! It is very cute! My deepest sympathies on the loss of your Aunt Charlene!

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    1. Thanks so much for the comments :)

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  17. Aww what a lovely project and thank you for sharing your memory of your Aunt and you were blessed knowing that you had a wonderful Aunt in your life...hugs! :)

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    1. Awww thanks so much for the kind words. I appreciate them :)

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  18. So beautiful! I love your butterfly jar. I wish I could see the videos. My provider blocks videos for some reason. I loved seeing the final product. You did a great job. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown edwina.brown@live.com

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    1. Thank you so much Edwina. I am sorry that you could view the videos. It is so cool to see the butterfly flutter around. It even sounds like a real butterfly bouncing off the glass. :)

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  19. Amanda, This is a great tribute to your aunt. So sorry for your loss. I found these recently at my Walmart. Thought about buying one but didn't. I love the cover that you made for it. tfs Tami
    tambo1010 at comcast dot net
    Tambo's Creations

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    1. OMG, I hope that means that Walmart is restocking them. I just brought this one over to show my Mom and she LOVED it too. (I thought she was going to wear out the batteries.) Thanks so much.

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  20. That is sooo cool!! I love what you did with the box and your 1st video is awesome!! My husband keeps asking me when I am going to do my 1st video!! I AM from the south so you can imagine what my accent is like lolol Have a great day!!

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  21. Thanks so much for the compliments. I really do love this jar. I am amazed every time I play with it. I agree with your husband about doing a video. Go for it :)

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