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Flight of the Butterfly October 9, 2009

Happy Friday stampers.  Lately, I only post on Fridays for Beate’s wsc…and today is sketch 101.   Head on over to Beate’s site and give it a try this weekend.

Like everyone else, I’ve been busy with life.  I made a major decision a couple weeks ago to leave my current nursing specialty of Cardio-Thoracic post-op.  My last day on the unit is tomorrow.  I’m not sad to leave.   Believe me, it is a high stress environment…..and I’m making a change for the better.  Monday I start a different nursing specialty that will definitely be less stressful.  Due to three weeks of fulltime dayshift training, I will not be stamping.  I have to find my “new life schedule” and how stamping is going to fit into it. 

So, with all of that going on, I decided to make a special card for my Nurse Manager of my unit that I’m leaving.  The sentiment says it all:)

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I really like how this card turned out.  Maybe I should give it to my new Nurse Manager if you know what I mean lol.  Nothing wrong with pampering the boss with handmade greetings right? 

The butterflies and flowers are from the stamp set For All You Do.  The sentiment is from the stamp set Flight of the Butterfly.  I stamped the butterflies a couple times in different colors.  I cut out the main butterfly shapes and then adhered the bodies in alternate coordinating colors.

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Want to see more samples for wsc101?  Head on over to see what these talented ladies have created:  Beate to see sketch and details, Cambria, Charmaine, Jenn, Laurie, Lori, and Sharon.



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STAMPS:  For All You Do (115360) and Flight of the Butterfly (111564).


PAPERS:  Cottage Wall Designer Series Paper (115671); Old Olive (100702); Rich Razzleberry (115316); Orchid Opulence (100969); Whisper White (100730).


INKS:  Old Olive (102277); Rich Razzleberry (115658); Orchid Opulence (101859).


ACCESSORIES:  Circle Ice Rhinestone Brads (109111); Scallop Circle Punch (109043); Scallop Edge Punch (112091); 1-1/4″ Circle Punch (104403); 1-3/8″ Circle Punch (104401); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Mat Pack (105826); Paper-Piercing Tool (116631).

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Thanks for stopping by.  Enjoy your weekend!


21 Responses to “Flight of the Butterfly”

  1. Marisa Says:

    Love your card! That colour combo is wonderful and I always enjoy butterflies so I’d love to get this one myself 😀 Trusting your Team Manager will enjoy it. Best of luck in your new position. We’ll all be waiting for you when you get time to post once your schedule settles down 😀

  2. Danni Says:

    What a beautiful card!!

  3. Beate Says:

    Gorgeous card, Mary Jo!
    Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs and smiles

  4. KellyL Says:

    First, your card today is lovely – the colors and layering. But more importantly, kudos!!! Change takes incredible courage. I admire and encourage you to keep following your heart. Have a great weekend! and best wishes on your new nursing path.

  5. Julie Says:

    Oh, I just love all of your popped up butterflies!!! What a gorgeous card. That DSP is one of my absolute favorites. I hope the change works out for you. Maybe you should give your new boss a “set” of greeting cards for her to use…:-D

  6. Julie A. Says:

    This is so beautiful! I love the colors, placement and stamp sets used. Just awesome!

  7. Awesome MJ! Good luck with your new job! We’ll miss you until you can return to stampin! 🙂 Have a great weekend!

  8. Michele Says:

    This is gorgeous! Love all of your details!

  9. Lynn Says:

    So beautiful!!!
    I love all of the pretty details with the butterflies, rhinestone brads and more!

  10. MarjaS Says:

    Wow what a wonderful card. Love your colours. Hugs Marja

  11. Conniecrafter Says:

    Beautiful, I wish you much luck in your new job!!

  12. Very appropriate card/sentiment for your old boss, MJ — beautiful card, love the colors! Best of luck with your new training for the next few weeks — I hope you enjoy it!

  13. Monika Davis Says:

    Fabulous card MJ. I love the colors and the set you used… TFS!

  14. Cindy Major Says:

    Stunning, like everything you stamp! I really like those colours together – very pretty and delicate, and a perfect match to the butterflies.

    Best of luck getting settled in your new job!

    CIndy 🙂

  15. Jennifer Says:

    Such a lovely card and a perfect sentiment. Best of luck to you during your transition! Thanks for all you share with us!

  16. Karen Says:

    Just love the card. The colours are a wonderful choice, every thing just goes together beautifully. We are hoping down here in aussie that we actually get this wonderful card and paper combinations in next years catalogue.

  17. Oh my goodness, how gorgeous MJ! I LOVE those colors!

  18. Lois Says:

    I love this card!! The colors, the stamp set, everything about it says, “I care about you”! Thanks for sharing!!

    I wish you the best in your new position! One of these years I do plan to finish & get my degree in nursing. We’ll see!

  19. This is a beautiful card, and one I’m sure your Nurse Manager will appreciate, even though she is losing a long-time employee and friend.
    Congratulations on your change of specialty; as an ER nurse for 17 years, now managing physician offices (talk about change!) I completely understand and support your decision. I wish you happiness and success…and lots more time for stamping!
    You are an inspiration to many of us. Thanks for sharing!

  20. Lori Says:

    The little flower to the left of the saying – what set is that from? Thanks!

  21. Sparkle Says:

    Such a lovely card!

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