Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Project 365, Day #365


Happy New Years Eve!

I hope you have a great day today.  I worked a little longer on my butterfly today but the girls were getting a bit anxious to go, so I needed to finish up.

Here is butterfly #365.



The number one is very obvious in this drawing.  The stipple drawings are a little more difficult to plan out.  Once those dots go down, there is no changing them. I definitely could have spent more time on it adding more detail but we need to head out and get to the park.  We are spending the day in EPCOT.  I am looking forward to a great day.


I wish all of you and your families a great New Years and a wonderful, healthy, and happy 2014!!!

Thanks for joining me on this butterfly journey!  I have considered doing another round of project 365 but not sure about it yet.  It has been a great journey to commit to something different like this.

Thanks again and I wish you all the best!!

Take care,
Kelly

Monday, December 30, 2013

Project 365, Day #364

Hello,

Happy Monday to you.  I hope you are having a good day.  We are heading out in a little bit for our day and I am not sure what time we will get back to the room tonight, so I did my butterfly early.  Here is butterfly #364.


Here is my number 2 countdown butterfly.  I don't like this one as much as yesterday's.  I forgot my glasses, so sometimes I am having a hard time doing the fine lines.  Also, my hand seems to twitch or shake a bit at times when I am trying to draw.  It could be the height of the table I am working on, not sure.  Anyways, only one butterfly to go.  Crazy.  I hope you check back tomorrow, for the final butterfly.  I'm not sure what I will be doing yet, but I know I have to get it done early.  The parks can reach capacity, so we have to get there early if we want to hang out for the day.

I thought I would share one of my favorite pictures.  



I love how they decorate the castle with the lights to make it look like icicles.  They also change the background color of the castle.  It slowly starts to fade and then go into the new color.  It is so pretty.  The picture doesn't do it justice.

That's all for today.  Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Project 365, Day #363



Hello,

I hope you are having a good day.  We are heading out soon for dinner and planning on a late night tonight, so I needed to get my butterfly done now.  Here is butterfly #363.



This is a countdown butterfly.  I am sort of counting down like New Years, 3... 2... 1...  This is number 3 butterfly.  The number 3 is in the butterfly four times and then they sort of turned into mini butterflies.  I hope you enjoy this one.  I can't believe I am almost done with my butterflies.  It's crazy to think back to when I started and now I am at the end.  

That's it for me tonight.  Have a great evening and thanks for stopping by!

Take care,
Kelly


Saturday, December 28, 2013

Project 365, Day #362

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  We had a long day here and just got back not to long ago from a late dinner.  I sat down right away to draw my butterfly.  Here is butterfly #362.



I spent a little more time on this one, but once again, that doesn't mean I like it more.  : ). I really see things after I load them up that I would like to change.  I know I have said this before but I am also going for just starting the one drawing and finishing it.

I believe that's all for me tonight.  I am tired and need to get some sleep.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great night.

Take care,
Kelly

Friday, December 27, 2013

Project 365, Day #361

Hello,

I hope you are having a good day.  We have had a pretty good day so far.  Chris is sick unfortunately.  He always gets sick when we travel though, so I kind of knew it was a matter of time.  He just looks so bad though and I wish I could make him feel better.  

We are going to head out soon for dinner so I thought I would draw my butterfly again before we left.  Here is butterfly #361.



A fun quick sketch tonight with a little bit of color from Real Red and Garden Green thrown in.  I do really like the quick sketches.  I think they are my favorites.  If I spend to long on something, I tend to overthink things and then they just don't look as good to me.

That's it for me.  We are off to catch a bus to get to dinner.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great night.

Take care,
Kelly

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Project 365, Day #360

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  We had to change rooms today, within Disney, so it was a lot of packing and unpacking.  Not fun, but it needed to be done because they way of our Disney vacation club works.  So we finished that and we had a late dinner.  I decided to draw while we were waiting for our table.  Here is butterfly #360.


I wanted to use three little sheets of the note paper from the room.  I like the look of the separation of the paper and also the design.  Pretty simple design but I hope you like it.

That's all for me tonight.  Have a great evening and thanks for stopping by!

Take cre,
Kelly

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Project 365, Day #359

Merry Christmas!!

If you celebrate Christmas I hope you are having a wonderful day!  Even if you don't, of course I hope you are having a wonderful day as well!  We have had a great day so far.  We are just about to head out to dinner.  I spent a little time drawing my butterfly.  Here is butterfly 359.


A few Christmas trees and snowflakes in tonight's butterfly.  

I thought I would share a pic of the girls in front of the tree on Christmas Eve and also one after Santa made a visit.


That's it for me.  Have a wonderful time with family and friends and I hope you are sharing many laughs!!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great evening!

Take care,
Kelly




Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Project 365, Day #358


Hello,

I hope you are having a good day!  We took it easy this morning.  I decorated a little more and then wrapped presents.  Chris is wrapping now and we will be heading out soon for the rest of the day and evening.  I decided to do my butterfly now so I would not have to worry about getting it done later. Here is butterfly #358.


A little more detail in today's butterfly.  I like the pattern in this one.  I hope you enjoy it as well.

If you celebrate Christmas, I wish you a very Happy Christmas Eve.  We have some nice traditions tonight and I look forward to them later.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great evening!

Take care,
Kelly

Monday, December 23, 2013

Project 365, Day #357

Hello!  I hope you had a nice day.  We had another good day.  I have to say I am exhausted already though.  We are averaging at least 5 miles a day and I am not used to it.  My body is aching all over.  I suppose that's good though because we are also eating really nice, so I need to burn off some of those extra calories : ). We are taking a break before dinner, so I drew up my butterfly tonight.  Here is butterfly #357.


Red Red and Garden Green markers again tonight.  Two more days of using these colors I think.   

That's it for me.  I need to start waking the girls up to get ready for dinner.  When they were little they didn't want to go down for naps, now that they are teenagers, they are enjoying them.  : )

Take care,
Kelly


Sunday, December 22, 2013

Project 365, Day #356

Hello,

I hope you had a nice Sunday.  We had a nice day today.  We went to Animal Kingdom today.  One of our favorite parks here.  While we were hanging out and having a drink, a butterfly started flying around us.  I grabbed my camera and started taking pictures.  Molly then said, how are you going to post those?  She was right because I don't have a computer or a cord to transfer the photos.  I whispered to myself for the butterfly to stay around because it looked like it was going to fly away.  I grabbed my phone and was able to take some more great photos.  I thanked the butterfly.  : )
Here is butterfly 356.






Isn't it a beautiful butterfly?  It was so beautiful to watch it fly around.  It just hung around as if it knew I was doing a butterfly project and wanted to be a part of it.  


I wanted to share a couple of photos of the decorations I did in our rooms.  The first one is in our bedroom and the second is in the common/ living room area.  I still want to hang a few paper garlands when I have time.  





I hope you enjoy these butterfly photos tonight.  We are getting ready to go to dinner now.  Have a great night and thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Project 365, Day #355



Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  We are very busy here on vacation and I almost forgot to do my butterfly.  I really love Christmas and all the decorations, so I brought a suitcase full of things with me to decorate our room.  Tonight I set up the tree and hung the other decorations.  It looks very festive now.  I just finished with that and drew up my butterfly.  Here is butterfly #355.




Lots of swirls tonight.  I hope you enjoy this one.  That's it for me, I need to get to bed.  Have a great night.

Take care,
Kelly

Friday, December 20, 2013

Project 365, Day #354

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  We traveled today and just arrived in Walt Disney World.  It was late here and just got something to eat.  It is always a little rough adjusting to the 3 hour time difference.  It is easy right now but getting up in the morning is a little different.  Luckily I am still working on west coast time for my butterfly.  : ). Here is butterfly #354.



Since we are in Disney I did a little hidden Mickey, which really isn't hidden.  I am really tired from the traveling, so I didn't really 'hide' the Mickey.

That's it for me tonight.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great night.

Take care, 
Kelly

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Project 365, Day #353

Hello,

I hope you had a nice day.  Alyssa came home tonight.  Yeah!  Just in time to turn around and go on another trip.  : )  On to my butterfly.  Here is butterfly #353.


A simple design but I like the idea of this one.  That's all for me tonight.  I still have a bit of work to do tonight. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great night.

Take care,
Kelly

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Project 365, Day #352

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  I am still working on getting things ready for Christmas and for our travels.  I am also trying to finish a few handmade presents.  I sat down before Chris gets home to do my drawing.  Here is butterfly #352.


Red and green again tonight and a fine line drawing.  I hope you are enjoying all my crazy butterflies.  I can't believe that I only have 13 more to go.  It is truly hard to believe that there are only 13 days left in the year.  If I think of when I started, it doesn't seem that long ago. 

Have a great evening and thanks for stopping by!

Take care,
Kelly

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Tuesday Tidbits, December 17, 2013

Hello,

Here are today's tidbits.  Lots of great weekly specials to take advantage of.


Weekly Deals

Blast Off Ensemble -- Digital Download
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Build A Banner Refill Kit
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Christmas Banner Simply Created Accessory Kit
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Pretty Presents Designer Bows
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Raspberry Ripple 3/8 Stitched Satin Ribbon
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Silver Metallic Encore Pad
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Snowflake Season Simply Sent
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New Digital Downloads, December 17, 2013



Best New Year Stamp Brush Set -- Digital Download
Best New Year Stamp Brush Set - Digital Download
Price: $2.95
Chevron Ribbon -- Digital Download
Chevron Ribbon - Digital Download
Price: $5.95
Gift Bow Punches -- Digital Download
Gift Bow Punches - Digital Download
Price: $2.95
Letter From Santa -- Digital Download
Letter From Santa - Digital Download
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Merry, Joy & Cheer Stamp Brush Set -- Digital Download
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Remember The Joy Pocket Cards -- Digital Download
Remember The Joy Pocket Cards - Digital Download
Price: $6.95
Story Of Us Photobook -- Digital Download
Story Of Us Photobook - Digital Download
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Let me know if you have any questions.  I think I need to add a few of these to my stash of goodies as well.

Thanks for stopping by!

Take care,
Kelly

Project 365, Day #351

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  More errands and organizing for me today.  I am still not 100% and finding it hard to not feel totally wiped out by 3pm.  Not a feeling I am enjoying right now. 

Here is butterfly #351.


More Christmas colors and polka dots tonight.  I love making the polka dots, they are just fun.  I am also having fun with the colors again.  They just put a nice twist on the butterflies. 

That's all for tonight.  Have a great evening and thanks for stopping by!

Take care,
Kelly

Monday, December 16, 2013

Project 365, Day #350

Hello,

I hope you had a good Monday.  A day of catch up for me.  Still lots to do though.  I had a different idea for my butterfly tonight.  Here is butterfly #350.


A little Holiday spirit and Christmas colors tonight.  I hope you enjoy this one.  This one makes me smile, it could just be the colors and the snowflakes though.  Let me know what you think.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great evening!

Take care,
Kelly

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Project 365, Day #349

Hello,

I hope you had a great weekend.   Tonight I spent a little more time on my butterfly.  Here is butterfly #349.


This one took a little more time to make but that doesn't mean that I like this one better than the quick sketches.  It really is funny how the butterflies turn out sometimes.  They also look different to me when I upload them to the blog.  I get to see them in different sizes and different things pop, then some parts I like more than others.

That's all for me tonight.  Have a great evening and thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Project 365, Day #348

Hello,

I hope you had a nice day.  I felt a little better today, which was nice.  I got up and ran a few errands and did a little cleaning.  I then felt tired, so I relaxed on the couch a bit and beaded.  I was working on some earrings for Christmas presents.  I finished one pair and was working on another one.  I was trying to make my own design for the second pair which takes longer.  I just finished watching White Christmas, and figured I better do my butterfly quick.  Here is butterfly #348.


A nice quick one.  Once again, these are some of my favorites.

That's it for me.  I need to get to bed.  Thanks for stopping by!

Take care,
Kelly

Friday, December 13, 2013

Project 365, Day #347

Hello,

Happy Friday to you.  I hope you had a good day.  I am still not feeling well.  I really don't like feeling like this, not that anyone would, but it is frustrating.  I find it hard to sit on the couch all day.  I feel I must get up and do something.  I get antsy.  I wanted to do something different for my butterfly tonight.  Here is butterfly #347.



I didn't have the energy for a drawing, so I folded up paper like I was going to make a snowflake and used that to cut out my butterfly.   I finished it and had the silhouette of the body in the paper but when I went to take the picture, I felt like it was missing something.  I cut out the antenna and added those to the top.  That's what my butterfly needed.

That's it for me.  Have a great weekend!

Take care,
Kelly

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Project 365, Day #346

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  Well sure enough I am sick.  I did go to the doctor this morning. They think it is just a virus.  They tested for strep but it was negative, which is good.  I have a fever now though and trying to break through the chills.  I drew up a quick butterfly for you.  Here is butterfly #346.





That's all I have for you tonight.  Have a great evening and thanks for stopping by.

Take care,
Kelly

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Project 365, Day #345

Hello,

I hope you had a good day.  I am feeling a little under the weather again, so this will be a quick post.  Here is butterfly #345.


I like the look of the bold line butterflies.  I hope you like this one too.

That's it for me.  Have a great evening!

Take care,
Kelly

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Tuesday Tidbits, December 10, 2013

Hello,

Lots of great specials and deals between the clearance rack and the weekly deals.  I hope you are all having a good December.  It is a crazy time of the year, just remember to sit down and relax a bit!  I tend to wait till the last minute to do that myself, so I am trying hard to squeeze little bits in.

Let me know if you have any questions or need help with anything.

Clearance Rack Blitz






Check out all the new items at reduced prices here.


Weekly Deals
2013-2015 In Color Core'dinations
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Blushing Bride 3/4 Chevron Ribbon
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Card Base Pop' N Cuts
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Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch
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Holly Berry Bouquet Kit -- Digital Download
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Neutrals Stampin' Write Markers
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You will only be able to get these products from December 1–January 27, or while supplies last, so don’t wait.
The cards are ready to put together, the Monster Hugs are easy and cute, and the bags are treat-ready.





That's all for this week.  Thanks so much!

Take care,
Kelly