Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Faith Butterflies

I combined a number of challenges this morning with a spectacular stamp set.  It would be hard to go too wrong when you use these gorgeous butterflies and sentiment.


This card is very different from my normal style.  It's as close as I ever get to the popular shabby chic style which was the Crazy 4 Challenges theme.  But when I saw the SplitCoast Color Challenge of River Rock, Basic Gray and white, then had these new stamps on my desk - it all came together and I am thrilled with the results!

An update on my rant from yesterday.  The temperature today is not supposed to break 0 degrees F.  That's really cold (and I usually like cold!)  Schools all over the Denver metro area are closed because of 40 below wind chills and concern over the kids waiting for busses (that would likely be late due to the ice on the roads!)  None of the schools have said anything about tomorrow but tonight is supposed to hit 18 below regular temp - I don't know what the chill factor will be - so I can't imagine they will let the kids hang out at bus stops tomorrow morning!  I don't know what I think about this - most of you know what it was like back in our days - uphill both ways in the snow!

FYI - for those that have never been near Colorado, you might be thinking we should be used to this.  NOT in the Denver area.  When you hear about cold and snow, it is almost always in the mountains.  Denver is on the prairie, not in the mountains.  In the Denver area, we often golf in January.  It may snow for a day or two, but then the sun comes out, the snow melts and it gets into the 70s.

Happy News on this cold day: my warm little coffee cups card was picked as a courtier (runner-up) at colourQ.

10 comments:

Hi, I'm Lee Conrey! said...

Gorgeous!!! Love everything about it. Especially the little butterflies.

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Wow! This is stunning ... and I have bookmarked as a reminder for the colour combo, too! Gorgeous hunny! Hugs xxaxx

Kerin said...

Kim I'm totally feeling your pain this winter!! It hasn't been TOO cold here like it has been in your house, but we're in the midst of our 5th?? major snowstorm in about a month, over 70 inches has fallen in the Boston area so far, with another storm to come Saturday. People say New Englanders should be used to it too, but this is getting out of hand!! Okay, back to your GORGEOUS card!!! Wow, you have outdone yourself :)

Connie said...

Beautiful card! I'm ready for spring, too!

Patti Chesky said...

Love this....especially the woven ribbon in the lace!

Selene Kempton said...

Oh so beautiful!

Fabric Mom said...

This card is just breathe taking. Saw it on Stamping 411 and had to leave a comment.

Kelley said...

Kim, your card is gorgeous!! That lace is so pretty. We have a set coming out in a couple months with stamps that look like crocheted lace! Stay warm!!!

Saints Rule! said...

Beautiful card! Congrats on being selected for the ODBD Card of the Day!

Chrisd said...

What lovely cards and congrats about being chosen card of the day on ODBD!