I have 2 posts for today-so don’t miss the other one 😀 

Well today is the first day of the kids being on school vacation.

Um, yeah!! LOL! Not sure how I feel about that! I know that sounds awful. I LOVE my kids, but I also love my 6 hours a week of “mytime”.

Vacations often equal “Stop looking at me! She isn’t being nice. He won’t share. Get out of my room. Don’t hit me. He is spitting. She isn’t letting me take a turn. I want to go here, no I want to go there. I need another snack. OOPS! I didn’t mean to break that, or I got playdough stuck in the carpet for the 100th time. Ha! Ha! I got it first. No! you didn’t!” kind of banter, endlessly from 6:3o am to 8:00 pm.

In all seriousness, I know I will miss these times. I will right?

The weather is awesome, and I can take them to some fun outdoor activities this week. The only thing is getting stamp time in. I can’t keep them in the house when they are home all week, so I will be on the go, everyday.

This weekend I was able to get a sample done for the Pink Cat challenge. It looks like weekly the team posts a challenge for each other.

 I’m very excited to be a full time member of the team Especially seeing what is to come. WOW!

Here is the source of inspiration Tammy posted for us.


Feel free to participate by making your own interpretation of this. You can send a link here or at the Pink Cat blog–>HERE.

I know each of the DT members for Pink Cat (see my side bar for member blogs), will be posting there vision of it as well.

When I looked at this I saw various colors that I chose to interpret as ribbon!!!

Lily The Butterfly Fairy


Now that I have this uploaded, the colors aren’t like the curtain as much as I thought they were. I used various ribbon for a panel, to match the curtain. I thought it was a cute idea.

I LOVE my Lily set, and having her as a Butterfly Fairy. By the emails and responses I received YOU love Lily too!!

I colored her with my Copic marker’s. Many of you asked about skin tone’s. Well Deborah Kapsiotis-one of my blog reader’s, found this and decided to share this info with me, and OK’ed me to forward it on over to YOU! So I hope it helps.

What are the best skin colors?
> The color of skin is wide and varied.  For an orange/peach skin it is
> recommended that you use YR00 and YR20.  For a pinker skin, try R00 for a
> base color, R000 for highlights and R02 for shadows.  For a neutral skin,
> E00 or E01 for midtones, E000 for highlights and E02 for shadows.  E21 and
> E51 are also popular for skin midtones.

I honestly pay NO attention to which one’s I use. I just color and go. I always have scrap cardstock to test the colors, and make sure I am getting a good match before I color my stamped image.

The sentiment is from MFT- Princess Birthday it reads-Have a Fairy Nice Day!

Close-Up view


I stamped the wings twice, once on the blush layer in brilliance pink ink, then again on vellum cardstock, then cut them out. I added adhesive rhinestone’s.

She is just so pretty, and cute!!! Love these summery/ happy colors. Thanks for the inspiration Tammy!

Well that is all for today! We are off to lunch soon, and a trip to the park. Maybe the kids will let me sneak in a trip to Target! LOL!

Enjoy the day!