January 15, 2010


Raise your hand if you are ready for spring?  ME, ME!!!!  I'm one of those weird people who really does love winter, there is something that happens when it snows.  The noise of life is muffled and turns peaceful.  I can stay inside wrapped in a snugly blanket and just "be".  The landscape is blanketed with a fresh layer of beauty.  BUT, then it goes on and on and on...  haha!  I think the fact that there has been a sheet of ice in front of our house for about 2 months straight has tainted my view on winter this year.  Every time I leave the house I have to start from a dead stop and spin my wheels up our hill.  Rrrrr, rrrr, rrrr, rrrr...  yep.  Just need one day of about 50 degrees to melt that stuff away and I'll be all happy about winter again.  Alright, on to my warm and springlike card!  This is another card I made for the September Fan Club gallery and it's still one of my all time favorites from my Dirty Girl work.  The color combo of Bashful Blue and Pumpkin Pie totally gets me!  January is my last month as a Dirty Girl, so I'm a bit nostalgic this morning.  My last few cards are sitting in the Gallery right now.  Sad...   Here's a little sneak for what is in store for you in the gallery today...

Ok, I gotta get a tissue...  Thanks for stopping by today.

recipe -
stamps: beautiful kindness {verve stamps}, flight of the butterfly 
paper: bashful blue, pumpkin pie, whisper white card stock, four seasons dsp, pumpkin pie patterns dsp
ink: memento tuxedo black, bashful blue
accessories: taylor's tiny twinkles {taylored expressions}, bashful blue 1" stitched grosgrain ribbon, embossed curve punch {ek success}, stampin' dimensionals


  1. Good Morning Karen....I have to agree with you about winter. I just love the actual sound of silence on a calm snowy day. I also love it when the trees are covered in frost and the sun is shining. However, after our lengthy winters outside of Edmonton, I am more than ready for green grass, leaves and flowers. I absolutely adore this card. Those giant scallops are wonderful and I'm wondering how you created them. The embellishments on the butterfly are perfect. We've started with degrees above 0 today (in celcius) - and this bright sunny card fits in perfectly. Have a great day.

  2. This is soooo lovely! I the layout and colors are fabulous. I really like the bling on the butterfly wings and the complimentary butterfly pattern in the paper.

  3. This is so pretty Karen. I am such a HUGE fan of yours, you have such a lovely, delicate style - I love it!!

  4. Love your work, this is so fresh!! Just like spring! Have a great weekend.

  5. Totally LOVE this card, Karen!!! I agree, this is a wonderful colour combo and the butterfly DP along with the butterfly is fabulous.

  6. Ooooh, I love you card. It's a gorgeous colour combo that I've never tried before. I love the curved border. I too love the hush of a snowfall - my favourite time for a walk is the middle of the night when fresh snow has fallen!

  7. Gorgeous card, it made me stop in my blurfing tracks! I feel the same about snow, but wish a pretty layer would cover my dead grass...but green grass would be better! Thanks for sharing, the color combo and butterfly are fabulous.

  8. Another Beauty!!!! Now given it's in the middle of Summer here and today is a DELIGHTFUL (not) 38 degrees celcius and tomorrow a pleasant (NOT) 42 degrees celcius... I'm kinda on the whole when is WINTER going to come bandwagon... hahahah. I have to say too though that I am a little teary that this is your last DIRTY month. *sniff* Your cards this month are absolutely STUNNING, and dare I say some of my ABSOLUTE favourites of yours.

    xx S

  9. First.. I love the card! The DP colors are awesome, and I love the layout! Such talent...
    Second.. You hae exactly nailed how I feel about snow and winter. Since I no longer live in IN I don't have to deal with it any more. Yea!

  10. This card is OH SO BEAUTIFUL! Love the springy colors:)
    I'm with you too, I love winter but after awhile it's enough already, lol!