Butterfly Reflections Ink Guest designer: my friend

So, today wraps up my Guest Designer gig at Butterfly Reflections Ink.   I have thoroughly enjoyed myself….Vanessa is awesome and I’m so thankful for her.

Here’s a project I literally whipped up before leaving for Japan.  Yup, the kids and I will be returning from a lovely trip to Japan today.

Isn’t the Avery Elle Tea Time Stamp Set fun?!

Although I didn’t use them in today’s project, there are coordinating dies for the Tea Time set:

The sentiment is from Avery Elle’s Red & Goldie set.
I colored in the tea cup using the new Ranger Pistachio color:
Check out the other Pistachio products HERE and there’s Mermaid Lagoon too!
Did you see the thesaurus page that I used has the word tea on it?  I’ve been hoarding that white M $ spot frame {translation = I recently rediscovered it}.

A big shout out to Butterfly Reflections Ink for the Super Month!!!

Before you go, here’s one of my favorite pictures of me and the kids.  It was taken at Osaka Castle {you can see it in the background}.  
We walked a lot, ate a lot and  have some super memories.  I have always told the kids we would go in 2015, the year the boy graduates from high school.  Speaking about the boy, he applied to 5 colleges and received 5 acceptances .   I’m excited to hear his final choice….

Luckily I have a couple days off before going back to work….need to rest up and get a bunch of crafting in.
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45 thoughts on “Butterfly Reflections Ink Guest designer: my friend”

  1. Can't wait to hear more about your fabulous trip Amy! Love your project today…and your smiles say it all! How wonderful to be together!

  2. Love it, amy… and the photo! That is one happy gathering. Rest up. I'll want all the details! Congrats to "the boy!"
    =] Michele

  3. What a great card. I love that tea set and IT HAS MATCHING DIES??? What could be better???? Love it. Amy, you've been a great leading lady, enjoyed all of your projects. Glad you had a good trip with your family and happy graduation to your son!

  4. Love love love this!! LOVING how you used the book page!! And JAPAN?!?!!??! HOW AWESOME is THAT?!?!!?!?!?!?! I love the photo from your trip!!! And YAYYYYYYYYYYY for the acceptances!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You go boy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. What a fun project! I love that idea. And I can't wait to hear more about your trip. And OMG what a coup getting all those acceptances!!

  6. YAY for a fun trip.. can't wait to hear more about it and see more pictures.. love your frame Amy..

  7. Your framed project is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
    I'm so glad you had a wonderful trip. Have a safe trip home.
    Crafty hugs,
    DesignsByDragonfly {blogspot}

  8. This is brilliant! Isn't it fun to discover things hiding in your stash? I love that.
    Hope you've had a fun trip. I'm looking forward to seeing the photos. πŸ™‚

  9. What a darling project, Amy… LOVE that new Cracked Pistachio marker! Can't wait to hear about your trip… please post lots of photos!

  10. Love the project! The color of the teacup has such a retro feel to it! I think my mom had coffee cups that color, lol. Hope you had, and it looks like you did, a great time in Japan. Sweet photo of a very lovely family. So nice to be in faraway places with those you love. Get some rest, then post those pix! Bev

  11. What a fabulous project, Amy!!! Love that Cracked Pistachio color!!! Need to purchase some of that! And what a fantastic photo of you and the kids in Japan!! What a cool trip! I've never been, but it's on the list! Can't wait to hear all about your adventures!!

  12. Your trip sounds amazing and congratulations on your son's acceptance letters from all of the colleges he applied to. I know you're a proud mom!

  13. So awesome! I'm totally jealous!! Hopefully one day I'll get there, my friend is there now and I gave him a long list to purchase more copics and washi! Did you go to a place called Tokyu Hands? I saw pictures and it looked like HEAVEN! Congrats to your boy as well. Love your dollar spot frame project…such a fun design with the thesaurus tea background!

  14. Aren't you the sneaky one going and returning from Japan and no one even knew! πŸ™‚ Fun project today~

  15. Welcome home! Hope you had an amazing trip! Love your project. Congrats to your boy! So exciting!

  16. Beautiful picture!!!! It sounds like a wonderful trip!!! Congratulations to your son! So exciting! Welcome home!!!!

  17. What a wonderful trip Amy, can't wait to hear about it. Love your card today, so pretty!

  18. Woo hoo! Okaeri! (Welcome home!) First of all, your project is just darling–love those ruffles!
    And way to go to your boy and 5 college acceptances–wow! What a dilemma!

  19. what a great pic of you and the kids!!! LOVE your fun project, esp the image on the bookprint!!!

  20. What special memories that you shared that tripp with your babies. πŸ™‚ (I don't care how old the babies become…if they r our kids, they're our babies). Best part is they r both old enough to remember this trip forever!
    like yr hoarded…lol… frame. The thesaurus page use was brilliant.

  21. Your framed project is so pretty! And so happy to hear you and the kiddos had a blast in Japan! I absolutely love your photo, such a happy and good looking family :)! Congratulations to your son!!

  22. Your tea cup project is so adorable. Love the AE tea stamps and dies.
    Congrats to your son ~ WOW, you must be so proud of both of your children, Amy!
    The family photo in Japan is beautiful, and such treasured memories, I am sure.

  23. Wonderful project, Amy! I am envious of you going to Japan. I have been 4 times, but all in the mid 80's so a long time ago. We visited Kyoto and of course Tokyo. My favorite was Disneyland in Tokyo, just because I loved hearing country jamboree in Japanese! Rode the bullet train as well, hope you are having fun! Everything was so clean and the food courts in Tokyo were awesome! Happy journey and safe trip home!

  24. What a wonderful time you've had I bet and love all the pictures I've seen so far. And congratulations to your son for getting 5 acceptances, that's fantastic. How hard it will be to choose!! Have loved your GD posts for Butterfly Reflections Ink, you've certainly advertised their products well with your wonderful designs. Glad you've got time to do your washing etc before you head back to work. Look forward to seeing more holiday shots!! And see what crafty goodies you bought while you were away!

  25. A trip to Japan? Wow, wow and wow! I know you had an excellent time, based on those smiles! What an experience! Applauding your son's acceptances to all the places he applied: a sign of how 'wanted' hs is. Looking forward to hearing what his choice will be. You've been an awesome designer for Butterfly Reflections Ink, showcasing their products with your impressive style and flair. This project here: yet more evidence of your creativity…so fabulous!

  26. what a great framed project Amy! Sounds like you had a super time in Japan (how could you not??!!) so wonderful you had a family trip – and big congrats to the boy for being accepted everywhere he applied – pretty bright kid there!! can't wait to see more photos – I bet you are exhausted!

  27. Oh that frame is so sweet Amy. Genius to use the thesaurus page. You got to play with new goodies! Congrats on your son's acceptances. WhooHoo. And sounds like you had fun on your trip. So happy you are home safe!

  28. Oh, wow, what an amazing trip! I am so happy for all of you! LOVE your fun tea inspired giftie, Amy! How absolutely adorable!

  29. omg, what a FABULOUS pic!!!!!!! hope the trip was AWESOME and the flight not tooooooooo harrowing! (totally worth it tho to spend time in japan with BOTH kiddos!!!!!!!)

    ps: that is also an AMAZING card but i sort of forgot about it after i saw the rest of the post, lol. LOVE the dictionary page with the stamping on top. (note to self: WHY do i not do things like that??!?! it's certainly not a lack of dictionary pages, lol) β™₯β™₯β™₯

  30. great pic–can barely tell who the mom is πŸ™‚ congrats to the boy–I highly recommend the least expensive school that he can picture himself at. My daughter did that and has just one more year and has enjoyed her choice.

  31. p.s. he can always go for his master's at the more expensive school, that's the degree everyone will see anyway, and it's only 2 years of the higher cost. this has been finance with chark πŸ™‚

  32. Such an amazing trip you went on!!!! And how perfect! Congratulations on your son and his acceptances!!! That's amazing, you both must feel so proud and loved! πŸ™‚
    PS – your project is sooooooo cool!! I LOVE the colored image over the text background! So cool!! ❀️

  33. Awww, I'm so jelly~I've always wanted to go to Japan! My mom didn't want her aunts (who lived there) to be inconvenienced, so we never went-boo. ;( Ah, that's how it was…maybe someday the Lord will get me there. I'm sooo happy for you though, Amy…awesome, awesome!!! PS…your project is adorable and huge congrats to your son and you. πŸ˜‰

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