Friday, 31 July 2009

Meet out August 1st GD - Lisa.....

Hi! My name is Lisa and I am a 40-(shhhhh) recent empty-nester. At least I was as of last August. This summer, my son, who is a college graduate, has returned home for a brief stay and my daughter is home on summer break. I thought I would never adjust to living alone, but that adjustment was much easier than re-adjusting to sharing the house again! LOL! I have been addicted to all things crafty for as long as I can remember. Roughly 15 years ago, I came across my first "real" scrapbook at a craft fair in a local mall. I looked at my sister-in-law and stated then and there that I would forever be a scrapper. Several Creative Memories albums later and a multitude of attempts to find "my style" leads me to where I am today. A scrapper without a specific style. A girl loving the craft for the all that it offers...perservation of memories, a creative outlet and an open door to making new friends. Thanks so much for the opportunity to share a little bit of me.
Vist Lisa's blog here - and you can see Lisa's GD lay-out tomorrow - Challenge 17....

July Winner....

It's that time again - our July winner is:

Congratulations Lisa!! (please e-mail me at so we can get you your prize from our July sponsor Angel Crafts. Thanks again to everyone who took part in this months challenges. Challenge 17 will be with you tomorrow.

Saturday, 18 July 2009

Butterfly Crafts 1st Cyber Crop.....

We will be holding our first ever cyber crop on the weekend starting Friday 14th Aug - Sun 16th Aug - so make sure you make a note in your diary!!!

Our theme is Movies and we have some fantastic challenges, games and a great prize from a fantastic sponsor so make sure you come check it out over at our forum -

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Challenge 16....

Here we go with challenge 16, thanks to Vicki for coming up with this great challenge:

This challenge is about scrapping your quirks and idiosyncrasies . Things that you do that make you special, maybe a pet peeve or a funny habit. Maybe it's weird maybe it's's up to you!

Please upload your LO's to our gallery, leave us a link in the comments or e-mail them to by 30th July to be in with a chance of becoming our August guest designer and this month the winner will also receive a gorgeous ribbon Kit from our July Sponsor Angel Crafts - A big thank you to Angela for sponsoring us this month xx

Here's what our fantastic new DT came up with:


-total slob -cannot ever be late -most creative when pressed for time - make my bed before I get into it -can't fall asleep when I have to get up early -hate popsicle sticks touching my teeth


Hidden Journaling says: You have to hug your bolster with you since you were 8 months old. When you will younger, you will kick up a fuss and throw a tantrum if you can't have your bolster when you were sleepy. I had to buy a few spares just in case you threw up or dirtied them, but all you actually cared about was the feel of twilring the small label on the side of the bolster cover when you needed to fall asleep!


Journalling reads: I ike all kinds of food and am willing to try anything once. I do have some quirky tastes however and I can be quite fussy too. For example - I never eat the crusts on the bread when I eat a sandwich but I do when I eat toast. I loved baked beans and I love gravy but cannot bear the two together. Califlower cheese is yummy but I cannot have it on my plate with any other food. I cant stand the sauce on baked beans either so drain this when putting them on my plate.I like butter and I like jam but I cannot eat them together. Curry is delicious as is rice but I cant have the two touching each other on my plate - if it was pasta with a sauce however - well then that is absolutely fine! I am not keen on mushrooms or peas - although I do enjoy mushy peas and I detest with a passion - chilli con carnewhen it is served with a jacket potatoe or rice! I cant stand the texture. I wouldnt say I was a fussy eater persey!! Just particular about certain things I eat together! :)


Ok, so here is the truth, some corky things about me. Some things I keep to myself, some things people already know. I usually keep a chocolate stash somewhere in my scrapbook reoom, I rotate my underware so that it gets worn evenly, I love Diet Pepsi (no secret there), I can't stand finger prints on my stainless steel refrigerator, my feet have to be clean when I get into bed, I spray my dog with cologne spray if he starts to stink, oh yeah, I am truly a brown head, not red head. So, the secrets are out. Some say it is obsessive compulsive, but these are just some of the things that make me, me!

Leanne L

I have a little quirk.....I love collecting ceramic cows..... don't know why just do that is all



As this was a 'me' LO I used my favourite scrapping colours, and some bling! As the journalling explains, I appear cold but I LOVE cuddles! It's a side of me that only my family see!


Journaling reads: "I must wear my hoop earrings at all times! I feel naked without them"


Journaling reads...- I prefer drinking my coffee from white mugs - I always wash my arms first when showering - I have to turn the radio off when parking the car - I always put my left contact in first and take the right out first - I always put sugar & cream in my cup first, then pour the coffee so I don't have to stir it - I have to purel ALL the time and as soon as possible after being in public places

July Guest Designer - Claire

Journalling reads - When there's a table or door frame to walk into, I will. I'm always dropping things too! It's just one of my quirks. My OH and I have learned to laugh it off now. Although surprisingly I have never broken a bone.

We look forward to seeing your creations....

Monday, 6 July 2009

Contest Winner.....

Thank you so much to everyone who has followed us in the last few days. I have picked a random winner at and the lucky number was 67 and that person is.....

Lisa T Howard
Congratulations Lisa, could you e-mail me at and I will give you more info about your guest designer spot.
Again Thank you so much to everyone who played along.

Friday, 3 July 2009

New Forum....

We have decide to return to our Ning forum, so we can have our gallery and forum in one place - please come join us here -

Thank you

Thursday, 2 July 2009

Little Contest.....

I noticed that our followers are up to 92 today so I thought I would hold a little contest to see it we could get to 100. If by Sunday 5th July at Midnight (GMT) we have 100 or more followers, I will randomly pick 1 follower who will win a Guest designer spot for our August 1st challenge reveal.

Hope you will spread the word and good luck to everyone...

Karen xxx

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Challenge 15......

It's time for challenge 15, so here is the challenge:

For the next challenge we would like you to design a TRAVEL inspired layout. It can be anything from your favourite vacation spot, a fun road trip or a special day out with the family.

Please upload your LO's to our gallery, leave us a link in the comments or e-mail them to by 30th July to be in with a chance of becoming our August guest designer and this month the winner will also receive this gorgeous ribbon Kit from our July Sponsor Angel Crafts - A big thank you to Angela for sponsoring us this month xx

Here's what our fantastic new DT came up with:


Journalling reads: for almost four years, I was lucky to work for Princess Cruise Lines... aka.-the Love Boat. I traveled all over the world, and have met so many people! From Mexico to Egypt to Hawaii... and the best part is I met my husband... it was truly my happy ending!

Karen (Me)


Photos from our Branson vacation at Silver Dollar City

Leanne I

We love to drive places and this picture is one of many on our travels.


My little boy and his new obsession travelling everywhere on his bike


Sarah Eclavea

One of my favorite vacations was to Gunflint Lake in Minnesota. There was no cell reception, tv, or internet. I loved being away from it all.


My nieces amazing Europe trip. Used cosmo cricket, MM & American Craft PP's.

(Roberta LO's will follow ASAP)

We look forward to seeing your creations....

Karen xxx

Meet our July GD - Claire....

"Hi everyone, my name is Claire! I live in South Wales, UK and I'll be 26 this month. Since childhood I have always collected (a.k.a. hoarded!) tickets, postcards and souvenirs from places I've been, but only joined the world of scrapbooking in early 2008 as a way to make some use of these collections (hoardings). Since then I've been hooked, and I have a particular weakness for patterned paper and alphabets. I mainly scrap for my own enjoyment of it, and I love a good scrapping challenge. The Butterfly Crafts challenges always make me think about my journalling and allow me to get creative, and I am honoured to be guest designing this month."

Vist Claire's blog here - and you can see Claire's GD lay-out on July 15th - Challenge 16....

Karen xxx