Hello and welcome! I hope this day finds you well and blessed in every way possible! I had to face the challenge of putting my youngest son on a plane to Massachusetts this week. He's researching number theory at Williams College for the remainder of his summer break. I had a few short, wonderful weeks of his company between the end of his college year and the trip to Massachusetts. I cherished every moment and have lovely memories, but I really, really miss him!! It felt like a huge piece of my heart went with him as he boarded the plane. It was his first time flying alone and he was extremely apprehensive. I am happy to report that he navigated the plane change in Atlanta without difficulty and arrived safely at his destination. He is well on his way to a summer of pure mathematical joy! Just below is a photo of the amazing young man who has held my heart since the moment I found out he was going to be born.
I chose to case a tag Linda created in week eight featuring a lovely sateen background. Linda's tag is pictured below and you'll find a link to her original post with instructions for her technique HERE.
I followed Linda's easy instructions for creating the sateen background and it turned out just as I hoped it would. I used my favorite colors of pastel pinks, creams, and greens. I also traded out the Christmas sentiment, snowflakes, and Santa for a summer's bounty of trailing cream roses with just a hint of a pink blush.
For the finishing touch I added a delicate trio of fluttering butterflies along with a framed sentiment to compliment my theme. I also placed a few pearls here and there, as well as a twine ribbon accent and topper.
I send a huge thanks to you for spending a bit of your precious time here. I treasure each of you and send you wishes for happiness and crafty joy!