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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Postcard Memories of Easter

One of my favorite holidays is Easter.  I also love these vintage postcards celebrating this joyous holiday.  I hope this selection of fine Easter Postcards bring back some wonderful spring memories for you too.

There are many more at PostcardsInTheAttic on HipPostcards
Vintage Postcard Real-life White & Black/White Easter Bunny in Basket Wagon
Vintage Postcard Real-life White & Black/White Easter Bunny in Basket Wagon
Heavily Embossed Novelty Airbrushed Postcard Chicks Easter Egg Lilacs 1913 Ephemera
Heavily Embossed Novelty Airbrushed Postcard
 Chicks Easter Egg Lilacs 1913 Ephemera
Vintage Postcard decorated with Light Gray White Pussy Willows for Easter
Vintage Postcard decorated with Light Gray White Pussy Willows for Easter
Vintage Postcard Little Victorian Girl w/Parasol/Baby Chicks Raining Easter Eggs
Vintage Postcard Little Victorian Girl w/Parasol/Baby Chicks Raining Easter Eggs
Looking for Last Weeks Post on Linen cards Click Here

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Summer Fun on Hump Day Promotions

Hey Hey... What Day is it?  It's Hump Day!

Not only do I love taking photographs but I love digital art.  I love combining tried and true techniques and combining them with new layers, filters and my own twist.

My recent creations are from a Summer Fun Series.  This week I have unveiled my Sweet Summer featuring digital watercolor strawberries and Love Summer featuring digital watercolor watermelons.

Not only can you get these lovely creations on stickers, wall hangings, t-shirts, and more on Redbubble, but you can get these lovely watercolors as a postcard on my beloved PostcardsInTheAttic on HipPostcards.

I can also be found on
Pixel (a.k.a Fine Art America) at https://colleen-cornelius.pixels.com/
Redbubble at https://www.redbubble.com/people/butterflysattic
Society6 at https://society6.com/photographybycolleen
ViewBug at https://www.viewbug.com/member/PhotographyByColleen

Each shop has slightly different items that you can create using my images.

NOTE:  These are Copyrighted images.   Watermarks Will not be on your design.
Watermelon Watercolor
Strawberries Watercolor
Set of 6 Digital Art Watercolor Strawberries All Occasion Handmade Postcards
Set of 6 Digital Art Watercolor Watermelon All Occasion Handmade Postcards

Stay Tuned for more coming soon!
Looking for Last Week's Reagan Library? Click Here

Monday, April 15, 2019

Co-hosting You're the Star Blog Hop Family Feature Week

I hope that everyone had a wonderful weekend.  It has been warm and sunny, which for those of us not born in SoCal still find amazing!  Week 1 of Coachella Fest is done so only 2 more weeks of festival goers left.  It is crowded but helps the economy so no complaints here.  Some day it will be my little shop getting the boost (dream job is a brick and mortar shop.)

Before we get started with the blog hop I would like to share a post was from last week on Butterfly In The Attic:
The Reagan Library on Hump Day Promotions
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by Angie Ouellette-Tower for http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo YoureTheStarHopLarge_zpsjbrldhcx.jpg
Welcome to week#3 of the April 2019 "You're the Star" Blog Hop!
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WELCOME to FAMILY feature week of the
April "You're the STAR" blog hop!
Meet your FAMILY week Host & Cohost 
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This week is FAMILY feature week
Swing by the Family hosting team's blogs:
Miranda @ The Myrabev Life
Michelle @ Moms Are Frugal
This is a month long Linky party featuring YOU!
There will be 4 different features each week and 4 different feature categories.  Just to be clear - this is NOT a themed party - you may link up ANY family-friendly blog posts any day of each month. 
The "theme" occurs in our weekly features:
WEEK#3 FAMILY - parenting, fitness, health, finances & inspirational (this can include anything about children like: education ideas for children, also self help, beauty etc -  anything family friendly)
by Angie Ouellette-Tower for godsgrowinggarden.com photo ShopHoppingFeatured_zpsf9fab123.jpg
(These features were chosen from the March "You're the STAR" blog hop)
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All Hosts/CoHosts will post this blog hop on every Monday of each week.
Please link up your family friendly blog posts below!
It wouldn't be a linky party with YOU!
(IMPORTANT NOTE: by linking up you understand that you might be featured next month and if so, we will use some of your photos from your post - rest assured - we will always link back to your lovely blog.  We might also share your fantastic posts on social media.  Also, you may link up as many family-friendly posts as you like & YES - other blog hops &/or giveaways are welcome {giveaways and blog hops will NOT be featured though}  Thank You & ENJOY! )
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Friday, April 12, 2019

TGIFF; Thank Goodness It's Feline Friday!

TGIFF!!! It has been a long week and I am ready for a fun Thank Goodness It's Feline Friday.
Found on FB Page Funny Cat Memes
Found on FB Page Funniestmemes.com
My Promoted Item for today if from my shop on HipPostcards @PostcardsInTheAttic (ps I know it's not a cat LOL):
Humor Postcard
Puppy Dog in Lake by Cat Tails
"dog-gone that September Morn!" 

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Postcard Memories in Linen

Most of my childhood would not have been considered very exciting.  I always wanted to be one of those people with wild adventures and talk about the famous people seen and places I visited.  But reality is that when you live 6 miles from the closest town, Holmen (population around 1000,) there is not much going on.  Excitement was when a bull breaks free from the pen or weather related.  

This lack of big city magic means that you have to create your own fun.  But of course imagination will need a little help and that is where my Grandpa and Grandma Hoerth came to the rescue.  They did everything I dreamed of doing.  They lived in town where you have neighbors! Grandpa played games lots and lots of games; and they traveled.  While my father was all about work and anything outside of working was pure nonsense my grandfather was fun.  Don't get me wrong; my entire family works and worked very hard just some recognized the value of other things in life.

My grandparents seemed to find it very important to show me that there is something outside of working.  They spent many hours sharing stories of their travels, sharing pictures and were responsible for giving me my first collectible postcard.  As a small child I didn't realize that some of those postcards were very old; and the places no longer looked like that or maybe didn't even exist any longer. This may be why I have such a strong sense that time travel should be possible.  I did it many times as a child.  

Selling postcards allows me to share my passion and memories through visual images.  This is collection of beautiful Linen Night Scenes I have available right now.  But if you fall in love with one don't wait they disappear fast!
Vintage Postcard Night Scene Moon over Skyline of Wheeling West Virginia Linen
US Highway North 74 By Moonlight Between Chimney Rock and Bat Cave Postcard
Moonlight on a Southern River - Linen Postcard - Night Scene Vintage postcard
Vintage Postcard Night Scene Linen New York Boat Passing Through Cape Cod Canal
Love this collection there is more just click here to go to Postcard In The Attic on HipPostcards

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

The Reagan Library on Hump Day Promotions

Hey Hey... What Day is it?  It's Hump Day!

I am currently working on a series of photographs taken at the Pompeii exhibit in the Reagan Library located overlooking the beautiful Simi Valley.

I absolutely love taking photographs of ancient and antique items.  Closeups grab the detail that so many of our modern items lack. Hope you enjoy this series and stay tuned for more.

I can be found on
Pixel (a.k.a Fine Art America) at https://colleen-cornelius.pixels.com/
Redbubble at https://www.redbubble.com/people/butterflysattic
Society6 at https://society6.com/photographybycolleen
ViewBug at https://www.viewbug.com/member/PhotographyByColleen

Each shop has slightly different items that you can create using my images.

NOTE:  These are Copyrighted images.   Watermarks Will not be on your design.
Bust Of Ronald Reagan Outside Of Library
Bust Of Ronald Reagan Outside Of Library
Benches At The Reagan Library
Aphrodite Marble Statue Pompeii 1 Century Ad
Aphrodite Marble Statue Pompeii 1 Century Ad
Claw Footed Furniture Ancient Pompeii
Claw Footed Furniture Ancient Pompeii
Ancient Beakers From Pompeii 79 Ad
Ancient Beakers From Pompeii 79 Ad
Stay Tuned for more coming soon!
Looking for Last Weeks Big Letters? Click Here

Monday, April 8, 2019

Co-hosting You're the Star Blog Hop Creative Feature Week

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.  I know it went extremely fast for me but it was restful and productive.  What more could I ask for :)
I am super excited to see what everyone has been busy working on this week. So show off what you have been posting about at the end of this post.

But before we get started with the blog hop I would like to invite you to view one of my favorites from Last Week on Butterfly In The Attic:
Country Living on Hump Day Promotions
I'm All Country Big Letter on RedBubble
There are several ways to follow me:
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by Angie Ouellette-Tower for http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo YoureTheStarHopLarge_zpsjbrldhcx.jpg
Welcome to the second week of the April 2019 blog hop called "You're the Star"!
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WELCOME to CREATIVE feature week of the April "You're the STAR" blog hop!
Meet your CREATIVE week Hosts 
by Angie Ouellette-Tower for http://www.godsgrowinggarden.com/ photo YoureTheStarCreative_zpsqpqqlxbv.jpg
This week is CREATIVE feature week
Swing by the Creative hosting Team's blogs:
Colleen @ Butterfly in the Attic
Darlene @ Let It Shine

This is a month long Linky party featuring YOU!
There will be 4 different features each week and 4 different feature categories.  Just to be clear - this is NOT a themed party - you may link up ANY family-friendly blog posts any day of each month. 
The "theme" occurs in our weekly features:
WEEK#2 CREATIVE - arts & crafts, music, writing &/or dramatic arts (this can include sewing, yarn work, dance, art history, handmade jewelry, painting, computer art, fashion etc - anything creative while remaining family friendly)
by Angie Ouellette-Tower for godsgrowinggarden.com photo ShopHoppingFeatured_zpsf9fab123.jpg
(These features were chosen from the March 2019 "You're the Star" blog hop)
Puffy Paint Plastic Easter Eggs by Jennifer Perkins
DIY puffy paint floral Easter eggs
How To Craft With Free Vintage Seed Packet Art by Picture Blue Box
Vintage tin can planters
If you've been featured then please grab a STAR button below:
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All Hosts/CoHosts will post this blog hop on every Monday of each week.
Please link up your family friendly blog posts below!
It wouldn't be a linky party with YOU!
(IMPORTANT NOTE: by linking up you understand that you might be featured next month and if so, we will use some of your photos from your post - rest assured - we will always link back to your lovely blog.  We might also share your fantastic posts on social media.  Also, you may link up as many family-friendly posts as you like & YES - other blog hops &/or giveaways are welcome {giveaways and blog hops will NOT be featured though}  Thank You & ENJOY! )
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Saturday, April 6, 2019

The Future Butterfly In The Attic Blog

Good afternoon my friends.  Most of you visit my blog because I do many different promotions for myself and others.  I love promoting as a group.  However it is sooooo time consuming and I have been finding it not as beneficial as I had once thought.

One of my favorite sayings is thought to have been said by Einstein (who said it really isn't the point)
"The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results"  I love this saying because I believe it to be very true.  However I am a bit slow

I have been working on my businesses in the same fashion and marking the same way since 2011 with no real results.  Now who's crazy!!!
Image by Karsten Paulick from Pixabay
Well with that said I am taking a step back from all the group promotions I have done in the past.  I may still due some mutual "liking" but I am certainly not going to be the lead on any including the Twitter Tree

Yes I have officially sent my resignation as host of the Friday Twitter Tree.

Thanks all for a fun ride.  Now let's see if I can blog some awesome Content to keep you entertained and with me :)  and if you are not able to.  That is OK too I understand there is only so much time in one day.

Peace Out LOL
Image by Stefan Schweihofer from Pixabay
P.S. doesn't include the blog hops :)