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Summer Sunshine Wishes!

I’m sharing some “Sunshine” with you today!  You will find details below for my upcoming Sunshine Wishes class and a yummy recipe full of sunshine at the bottom of this post!  I’m starting however, with some insight on waiting… for sunshine.

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It’s been a challenging Summer for me to work on any projects that require using my hands.  I’ve been dealing with a “trigger thumb” since early Spring.  And of course it’s on my dominate right hand that I need everyday.  I thought I was just overworking it and tried to give it some rest.  It’s amazing how much we use our thumb.  I can’t even begin to tell you how many things I have dropped… and broken in the last few months.  Continue reading

Fall Creative Retreat – Stamp Camp 2015 (part one)

I’m finally getting a chance to share pics from my Fall Retreat. I’m breaking it into a few posts. This first post will highlight the behind the scenes and set up before everyone else arrives.

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The journey begins when I pack up my entire studio and my wonderful family helps me load it all up into our van and pilot and we head south to Camp Kirkwood. Continue reading

DIY Chocolate Butterflies

It’s been a Spring Break week for us here in Ohio. And if you know anything about Ohio you’ll know it’s a bit confused about what “Spring” means.  You know…. sunshine, warmth, singing birds, budding flowers.  If I’m honest I will admit that I’m a bit envious of all the beach and ocean view posts I’m seeing from friends all over facebook and Instagram.

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Yep… This was our view in Ohio this week. Someone forgot the memo that it is Spring here.

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Yep… That’s me… somewhere behind that cold and snow flurry blown hair… not the gentle ocean breeze I would prefer.

But there is one thing I’ve learned in life… ok maybe a few things.  Sometimes life doesn’t seem fair.  Sometimes life is difficult.  Sometimes life is ugly.  Sometimes you don’t get what you want.  Sometimes you can’t seem to find what you need.

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Those are the times you have to seek… to find beauty.  Those are the times you may have to create beauty.  Those are the times you may even have to give what you need to find what you seek.  It is in those times you may not get what you want but instead you find out you will get what you needed all along.

So this Spring Break I had to choose to find the beauty in the season I am personally in at this time.  That season goes way beyond the weather.  There is beauty to be found… even in the cold “winter like” Spring of Ohio.

One place I find beauty in is creating quick and easy projects.  So that is where these fun DIY Chocolate Butterflies come in.  I created these for a Spring Event I had a couple years ago.

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Look how fun they are!!! They were the perfect touch for my event to top off the cupcakes.  Let me show you just how quick and easy they were to make…

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I just used chocolate chips and melted them down.  Follow the melting instructions on the package you purchase.  Once melted I placed them into an icing bag with a small circle decorating tip.  If you don’t have icing bags as I used here you can simply use a baggie and cut a tiny hole in the corner.  I found an image I wanted to use from my Stampin’ Up! Catalog then laid a piece of wax paper over the image and just traced it.  Once I had all the butterflies I needed I gently placed the wax paper onto a cookie sheet and placed in frig to harden.  Once they were harden I carefully peeled them up and placed them on top of my prepared cupcakes.  Quick and easy!  You could also do this with any of the candy melts that come in multiple colors as well as trace any other image you might need.  How fun is that!!!

So I encourage you to go find beauty in today… seek it out… and if you can’t find it I challenge you to create it.

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“Create what you seek but can not find”.

Blessings and Happy Creating!
Anita Haines