Bob the Builder and I have escaped for the weekend. We are in Washington, D.C. with friends experiencing our capital city. I've never been to D.C. and it's been on my bucket list for as long as I can remember.

We arrived yesterday and spent the day catching up with our friends over lunch.  We mapped out our sightseeing destinations and purchased trolley tickets because my gait is a little different right now.  


Unfortunately I'm experiencing D.C. a boot.  I have a partial tear in my plantar band and I'm trying to avoid surgery to repair it.  My podiatrist said that some tears heal on their own if they are protected from use.  I've ditched my cute shoes for the next 6 weeks.  Yes, 6 weeks!  I'm getting around fine – slower – but fine.  I'm determined that this tear will heal on it's own because I'm headed to Ireland and Spain before the Stampin' Up! Incentive Trip cruise to the Mediterranean in mid-May.  There will be LOTS of walking.

The first thing I noticed when I arrived in D.C. are the gorgeous cherry blossoms.  The colors are magnificent!

Cherry blossom in Washington DC

It feels like spring with all these gorgeous pink blooms so I've decided to share a butterfly card that I created using the Watercolor Wings stamp set.  


My friend, Kylie created a card using this same color combination and it inspired me. 


This stamp set is photopolymer making it effortless to align the different pieces that define the wings.  Not much leaves my house without a little bling so I added a gold metallic thread bow and gold sequin to the belly of my butterfly.  


I decided the greeting could use a little shimmer so I added a few strands of gold metallic thread around the end of my banner,  

Pinks and shimmer – reminds me of this gorgeous view!

  Washington Monument with blossoms


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