Monday, March 21, 2011


It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood.  

Sunny, low 80's, breezy enough to be cool.  


Spring is definitely in the air here in Texas.

 I felt the need to create something pretty & spring-ish to go along with this pretty spring weather.

 This is a layout for my BOM. 
The photos were taken Easter Sunday 2007, just a couple of weeks after I moved down here to TX.
I had just split up with my now-ex husband and was really struggling with it.

Thankfully, I had a really good friend here in TX that was there for me to lean on and to take me out to The Cheesecake Factory for Easter dinner.  

I don't know what I would have done without her.

Now, I look back at these photos and see myself a little differently.

I was on the verge of becoming someone entirely new, I just didn't know it yet.

Someone much stronger, more independent and with way better hair!
That's why I chose to use the butterflies on the layout.  

They were a good symbol of what was to come.

This layout was also a good "use-it-up" project. 
The pictures are 4 years old.
The paper is some that I've had for so long that I don't even know who made it.
The pink letter stickers are from a DCWV Spring Sticker Stack from a couple of years ago.
The little skinny blue ribbon is left over from some baby shower invitations that I made 3 years ago.
The tag was cut with an old-school Sizzix die--one of the very first ones I ever bought.
The cardstock for the butterflies is all scraps.

The only new thing that I used is my Serenade Solutions Cricut Cartridge.
It's one that I have wanted for quite  a while now & when they announced that it was retiring, I decided it was time to get it before it got super expensive.

If it's one you don't have, I would highly recommend it.  
There are so many beautiful beautiful images on it.

enough about pretty paper butterflies.
Time to go outside & enjoy some real ones!

Happy Monday Friends!


  1. Cute layout... I love the butterflies.

    Thanks for sharing.

  2. Jenne, It's never too late to use up old pictures and it's definitely never too late to start over.
    I added you on my list to receive The Versatile Blog Award, stop by when you get a chance.


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