We are officially three days into “summer vacation” and we are doing good so far. We’ve had three days of Soccer Camp, our first official driving lesson (somebody just got her permit!), and time spent with friends. So far, I have not heard a single “I’m bored” or “there’s nothing to do around here”. I’ve got my fingers crossed that we can make it to Saturday without the “I’m bored” conversation and then I’ll call this week a win.

I love to check out local stores to find things that I can decorate. The clearance bins are an excellent place to find discounted products. I love looking for different shaped plaques and signs. It doesn’t even matter what is on the sign because it will be covered anyway. I came across a plain wood plaque that I knew would be a good size to do something with. 

I used our Wood Textures pattern paper for this project. This tree trunk is one of my favorite sheets in the pack of paper. It looks so realistic with the butterfly. I replaced the twine that came on the plaque with our Copper Trim.

The”soar” is stamped with the new Lined Alphabet stamp set on our watercolor paper and then die cut with the coordinating Layering Alphabets Edgelits. Once the letters were stamped and cut out, I sprinkled Brusho onto the letters. I also added a bit of Brusho to the die cut butterfly too to give it some added dimension.The butterfly die is from the Springtime Impressions die set. The die in the set cuts out the black part of the butterfly that you see above. To get the orange butterfly, I used the die to trace an outline of the butterfly and then hand cut it. The black layer is then glued to orange base. So simple!

I am quickly learning that being 15 1/2 on Summer break is tough. You want to do everything, but you still can’t get yourself there. And most of your friends haven’t had their licenses long enough to legally drive you anywhere. (In California, if you’re under 18, you must have your license a full year before you can drive other kids around without also having an adult in your car.) Until she gets her license, Mom’s Taxi is still in business. 

Price: $110.00

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