With the exception of being in my own back yard I do NOT like being outside, I like having control of my environment, the temperature, the comfort, insect control and most importantly ready access to a nice clean flushing toilet. With one exception my children all LOVE the outdoors and enjoy hobbies like camping, fishing shooting, hunting and hiking.

My son and his wife invited us to enjoy the day with them in the Uintas to try fishing at Mirror Lake and “chillaxing” at their trailer settled in a first class camping spot with vistas of the mountains, moose sightings and hundreds of beautiful butterflies, a scarcity in our city.

To thank them I wanted to create a card that included the mountains, sunshine a dog that is similar to theirs and the butterflies I gushed over all afternoon. It took a lot of different stamp sets, but here it is.

 Card Recipe:


  • Gorgeous Grape card stock 8½ x ¼, scored at 4¼
  • Soft Suede card stock 5¼ x 4
  • Whisper White card stock 5 x ¾, scraps for dog & butterfly, 5¼ x 4 for the inside
  • Daffodil Delight card stock scrap, sentiment

 Stamps and Thinlets:

  • Teeny Tiny Wishes, sentiment
  • Waterfront, random images in the dirt
  • Lovely As A Tree, tree
  • Sitting Pretty, dog * grass images
  • Wild About Flowers, African Thistle
  • Painted Glass, butterfly
  • Pretty Park thinlits to cut out the dog
  • Stained Glass thinlits to cut out the butterfly


  • Mossy Meadow, Russion Thistle
  • Shaded Spruce, tree & grass
  • Gorgeous Grape, Russian Thistle, sentiment
  • Black Memento, dog & butterfly
  • Versa Mark, dog, butterfly & Thistle
  • Crumb Cake, mountains & dirt
  • Balmy Blue, sky
  • Daffodil Delight, sun rays
  • Dark Pumpkin Pie, Dark Calypso Coral, Light Daffodil Delight Stampin Blend markers
  • Basic Black Stamp N Write Marker
  • Clear Embossing Powder


  • Nature’s Twine, Crumb Cake for the sentiment
  • Big Shot
  • Heat Gun
  • Stamparatus
  • Stampin’ Dimensional’s, butterfly, sentiment, & dog
  • Snail Adhesive