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!