Spring Into Scrapbooking

Spring?  What spring? 

I have a quote to add to a seasonal layout:  “Where the h*&# is spring?”

Despite the blizzard warnings, school snow days and brutally cold temperatures, I am moving forward with my spring scrapbook.

It’s all about denial, right?

My efforts may be in stark contrast to what Mother Nature is doling out right now, but I am undeterred.  My daughter is making coffee filter butterflies in school and I’m planning to use them to decorate several pages in my seasonal memory album.

The adorable scrapbook embellishment is a cinch to make.  All you need are some basket-style paper coffee filters, some paint and a few pipe cleaners.  Simply paint the coffee filter, allow it to dry, scrunch into a butterfly shape and secure with the pipe cleaner.  Finally, bend the top of the pipe cleaner into antennae.

Once you have your colorful butterflies made, place adhesive on the back and arrange them in a way that accentuates your spring-themed photos and mementos.

If you don’t have time to jot down your feelings about your spring memories, look online or in books for famous quotes that relate to items you are featuring on your layout.  For example, if you are planning to pepper your page design with the coffee filter butterflies, consider using the following sayings:

“The butterfly is a flying flower, the flower a tethered butterfly.” ~ Ponce Denis Écouchard Lebrun

“May the wings of the butterfly kiss the sun, and find your shoulder to light on; To bring you luck, happiness and riches, today, tomorrow and beyond.” ~ Irish Blessing

“If nothing ever changed, there’d be no butterflies.”  ~ Author Unknown

“The caterpillar does all the work but the butterfly gets all the publicity.”  ~ George Carlin

“I saw a poet chase a butterfly in a meadow.  He put his net on a bench where a boy sat reading a book.  It’s a misfortune that it is usually the other way round.”  ~ Karl Kraus

“Beautiful and graceful, varied and enchanting, small but approachable, butterflies lead you to the sunny side of life.  And everyone deserves a little sunshine.”  ~ Jeffrey Glassberg

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Michele Cheplic

About Michele Cheplic

Michele Cheplic was born and raised in Hilo, Hawaii, but now lives in Wisconsin. Michele graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in Journalism. She spent the next ten years as a television anchor and reporter at various stations throughout the country (from the CBS affiliate in Honolulu to the NBC affiliate in Green Bay). She has won numerous honors including an Emmy Award and multiple Edward R. Murrow awards honoring outstanding achievements in broadcast journalism. In addition, she has received awards from the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association for her reports on air travel and the Wisconsin Education Association Council for her stories on education. Michele has since left television to concentrate on being a mom and freelance writer.

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