WOYWW #416 {wings}

Good Morning, & Happy Anniversary to everyone who plays along with What's on your Wednesday Workdesk each week. If you'd care to join in the link up starts here at our hostess Miss Julia's blog.

Lets see, these are new to me dies from Birch Press Design, its called Paradiso Butterfly ( and I picked it up as the full set of 3 dies that layer, but the mfg site does sell them as single dies) When these dies came out I loved what other people were doing with them but, I really didn't think I would use them more than once or twice ( the big backgrounds) but, I do love these butterflies. (there was a big sale at SSS for Mothers day so, happy day to me )
So far I have cut a lot of scraps and made one card that I will blog about after I hear its been delivered. The thicker 110# neenah is harder to remove from the dies than the 80# cardstock. I did cut some with shimmer card, vellum card, some mulberry papers. ( they all worked for me, I did not use the wax paper routine either just what ever paper I grabbed to cut)

It's been really (early) hot here the last couple of days so, the what I am pushing around is taking longer than normal for me as I do have a window air conditioner for upstairs but, its not in the window yet haha. the news here was showing a lower 48 map and it was hotter at my house than Miami Florida on monday night while it was on... (ACK!) lol

Oh and exciting news, the cabinets are done as of last wed. the sink that was not supposed to be here for 3 more weeks was picked up last Saturday so, things are moving right along with the kitchen and the drywall (plaster board) started going up on the ceiling yesterday..

If you were curious about the Hero Arts box, I blogged about that here. ( and made a 10# card with lumps and bumps and even fibers) ( which I really do not care much for but, someone will like it) 

I am going to try to make to all the stops this week but, I am not sure how long that will take me to do. Thanks for stopping by!


Darlene said...

Oh I love the butterfly dies !! will have to ck them out.


Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Stacy, love that set of dies, they're gorgeous. Have a lovely week, Love & Hugs, Shaz #7 XxX

Annie said...

Happy 8th anniversary to you. Isn't this a wonderful group we are part of? I love it.
I really love your butterflies today.
Here's to many more years of linking up.
Annie x #16

Robyn said...

Happy 8th! love your butterflies!!
Robyn 13

Helen said...

I'd go for that die all day long, it's gorgeous! Happy WOYWW Helen #2

Plush Possum Studio said...

What a pretty die that is! Happy 8th!
Rose of Rose's Art Garden #50

Bubbles said...

REALLY pretty set of dies. I am trying to resist looking them up online and buying them lol
Have a Wonderful Wednesday!
Bubbles #36

Sharon Koole said...

Really pretty dies.

We had that weather last week and, like you, hadn't got our air conditioners in yet. I was SO glad when it did cool down and I felt like moving at all.

Sharon K #37

Lunch Lady Jan said...

O my but those butterflies are gorgeous! I had to zoom in to have a really good look - I bet you'll use those dies again and again. I'm glad all the work is going ok :-D
Happy 8th Anniversary,
Hugs, LLJ 9 xxx

Anne said...

Gorgeous butterflies, I love them. Thanks for popping by. Happy 8th WOYWW Anne x #24

glitterandglue said...

Hi Stacy. Happy 8th WOYWW anniversary. I like those butterfly dies - versatile. You are really beginning to see some progress on the kitchen - brilliant - soon be time to start cooking again!!
Thanks for the visit - yes, the light is especially good in my landing in the late afternoon. In the mornings I often have o have all the lights on!!!
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #5

Carol Norby said...

Happy 8th WOYWW Anniversary!
Love those dies!
And we've been having 100* temps here in AZ so the a/c is running!
Sounds like your kitchen is coming along nicely!
Thanks for the visit and have a great week!
Carol N #38

pearshapedcrafting said...

Wow those butterflies do look fabulous! Trying to get to visit as many desks as I can! Chrisx48

Angela Radford said...

Hi Stacy. Of all the days to choose my friends came round and we've been out most of the day so I am trying to catch-up with the visits before bed. Gorgeous butterflies, really like those. Many thanks for the visit to mine. Happy woyww, Angela x17x

Shoshi said...

What gorgeous butterflies, Stacy. I always say "can anyone ever have enough butterflies" lol! I am so glad your kitchen is coming on well. Work on our new pantry should start in about 3 weeks - I had a very good meeting with the carpenter this evening to discuss it and I think it's going to be great. Thank you for your visit and your sweet comment about poor Phoebe. We are all missing her greatly, including Beatrice, our other kitty, who has spent most of today in the garden looking for her, which is very distressing.

I am so glad you like the 2 cards I made for my hubby - I confess to being a serious texture junkie.

Happy WOYWW,
Shoshi #47

Kim said...

Happy 8th Anniversary! I love those butterflies!! I may have to check them out...and your Evernote. Though, do I really want to do a complete inventory? LOL! Have a great week, and thanks for stopping by.
-K #39/40

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm in love with those butterfly dies. The result is fantastic, and I simply adore how you colored them. Thanks for the tip on Purell for my hands. I finally got them clean in the shower. It took two times washing my hair for it all to come off, though.

It was hot here last week, but this week it's been cooler, thankfully. I still run my AC in the afternoon, though. So I can definitely empathize and hope yours gets installed soon.

Sorry I'm late in visiting. I had a commitment today, so had to be away from the computer. Happy 8th Anniversary from # 1.

lisa said...

I've seen quite a few butterflies on my visits this week, it must be the sunshine bringing them out, lol.
Happy 8th Anniversary and thanks for your visit earlier.
Have a good week.
Hugs Lisax #26

BJ said...

Gorgeous butterfly dies.
I'm assuming you're in the USA so I think you call varifocals - progressives.
Thanks for the visit and Happy 8th WOYWW Anniversary BJ#19

Sue said...

Hi Stacy, The butterflies are beautiful. Put onto a length of ribbon, they'd make a lovely garland/bunting.

Thank you for stopping by my blog.

Sue #21

Diana Taylor said...

LOVE those butterfly dies - I will definitely be checking them out as I can't resist anything butterfly or moth! Hope you have a great week, and Happy WOYWW Anniversary. So sorry I'm running late,
Diana x #21

okienurse said...

great looking butterflies. Stampin Up came out with a die years ago but not nearly as awesome as this. I may have to look into getting one like this. It alternates between hot and cold around here this year. Not real happy when it drops into the 60's for several days and cools off the pool. Hope you have a great week. Thanks for stopping by and visiting my desk and garden earlier! Vickie #55

Lindart said...

I love the mermaid box! The 3-D effect is really nice, and I love the "seaweed" going up! Great job! Thanks for your earlier visit! Happy 8th WOYWW anniversary! Lindart #51

Dorlene Durham said...

Very cool butterfly dies. I can't wait to see the project. Dorlene #49

Sarah Brennan said...

Gorgeous dies. I never faff with wax paper either, but if you rub a tumble dryer sheet over the cutting side of the die, that works really well too. Sarah #27

Neet said...

Remembering a year ago when we had a new kitchen - at present we are having a new bathroom. Why do we like disruption? Or is it enforced and not liked? Good luck with it, hope it is soon over and done.
Love the new dies, gorgeous butterflies.
Thanks for visiting me and Happy 8th Anniversary - Hugs, Neet xx

Andrea said...

belated woyww anniversary wishes Stacey.I love your butterflies they are stunning.I love anything butterfly and floral.I cant get enough and these are now on my wish list Thanks for tips on cutting them.Crafty Hugs Andrea #48

Marit said...

I didn't have acces to a computer last couple of days so I'm very, VERY late visiting desks and celebrating the 8th anniversary... anyway, here I am! I love those butterfly stamps... and I'm glad to hear the work in your house is going well... I HATE those kind of things (and the noise it usual makes...) good luck! Thanks for visiting my blog last week, it's so nice to be part of this lovely group of crafters. Hooray, hooray and on to another year of 'desking' and crafting! Hug from Holland, Marit #29

Mrs.D said...

Well I promised I would try to get back to people who visited my 416 WOYWW post, but I didn't expect it to be this long before I managed it. Thanks you for your nice comments on my post, and aren't your butterflies fantastic. The die set doesn't seem to be available in UK, which is probably good for my bank account, but I love the colours of yours.