Butterfly Specimen Art

Working in housekeeping you find some interesting things that people leave behind, I’m also a bit of a magpie & hate to throw things out that could be easily reused. A couple of months ago I found two die cut butterfly’s that had been used for a place card or as a tag on a gift. They were too cute to throw away so I brought them home, not really sure what I would do with them.

With Spring now well & truly upon us (though with the heat & humidity we have been experiencing you would think we totally skipped over spring & went straight to summer) I have been adding some touches of spring to our TV unit mantle. And some new artwork was in order & the die cut butterflies seem to fit the bill.

Here is what I did;



– Pattern paper

– Frame

– Die cut butterfly shape(s)

– Scissors

– Frame

– Adhesive


Line up the piece of paper that came in your frame on your pattern paper (or just take the measurements of your frame & transfer those measurement to your pattern paper)


Cut out the shape with your scissors



Attach your adhesive to the back of your butterfly shape


Place the butterfly shape on to the pattern paper


Put the whole thing in your frame & your done!


I made two with the two butterfly die cuts I found at work, I use to different frames & different pattern paper. Don’t they look great! The two frames certainly add a lovely pop of spring colour to our TV unit mantle.




Reaching Romans

Trying to get a life balance now that I am working has been hard! Actually it is still hard. Which is probably quite evident by my complete lack of posting. I have also been struggling with doing my daily devotionals, which isn’t any surprise at all since I was struggling before I started working again.

I reached the book of Romans a day or so ago & have been totally floored by the wisdom & the knowledge that this book is over flowing with. And I have only read 7 chapters!

In my bible study group we have looked at the book of Romans before, but reading through it by myself again seems to be getting at me more. I am finding inspiration & encouragement everytime I sit down to read a couple of chapters. This morning I found a verse that I just had to post on my Facebook page.

For just as through the disobedience of one man the many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of the one man the many will be made righteous.

~Romans 5:19

I am feeling more like life isn’t rushing ahead without me, I am finding time to do the things that I want to do & enjoying the days when I am not at work even more. Entering Romans I defiantly think is a turning point for my new working life. And that can only be a good thing.