Saturday, February 4, 2012

Happy Birthday Less Is More!!

The fabulous challenges at Less Is More is now one year old!  Happy Birthday!  The challenges are always fantastic.  The inspiration by Chrissie and Mandi is gorgeous and so very creative.  But the best part is all of the participants - it's amazing how many different and fabulous cards come out of a simple challenge.

This week's challenge is a repeat of the very first challenge.  It's a color challenge...aqua...


I knew instantly what I was going to do - I wanted to look through a "window" at these beautiful butterflies.  It was an instant decision because here is what I am looking at out my real window...


That pile IS a snow drift!

Just Thursday night, I was whining during an online release party that schools were closing in advance of a blizzard and, at that time, there was no snow on the ground and it wasn't snowing.  Well, it snowed...and it is still snowing.  My area was on the low side for snow totals - only 16" - but lots of wind thus the drifts.  There's a town closer to the mountains that got 50".  Wow!!

At some point today, I need to try to get out of the house.  We had church cardmaking on Thursday night (when it wasn't snowing).  I always leave everything set up with all of my supplies because we gather again on Friday afternoon. Not this time.  So a huge quantity of my supplies are the church - over half my ink (thank goodness, I had aqua here) and my Cuttlebug are what I am missing the most. (The window on today's card is actually the scrap left from a circle that I cut when I actually HAD my Cuttlebug!)  My man/boys are going to be thrilled when they get up and I set them to shoveling so that I can get my cardmaking supplies!!

  • Stamps: Sweet 'n Sassy Butterfly Flourish
  • Paper: white, SU Bermuda Bay
  • Ink: SU Pool Party, Bermuda Bay
  • Accessories: misc ribbon, white Scrapper's Floss, Martha Stewart butterfly punch



29 comments:

Kimberley said...

Lovely card - sorry about all the snow - gives you an excuse to stay in and craft though!

Chrissie said...

This is simply beautiful Kim...there is such a delicate quality to those butterflies!
I don't envy you all that snow... it looks beautiful but can cause so much chaos!
I hope you get your supplies home soon... I'd be at a loss without my Cuttlebug... it never leaves my desk and is always at the ready at my right hand.
Thanks for your really kind words... we are delighted to have such dedicated and proficient crafters amongst our number.
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Pauline said...

Oh my goodness Kim! How on earth you will manage without you crafty stuff! Get them shovels quick! Lol!
This is a beautiful card, and I love your window, the stamped image is gorgeous.

Vicky Hayes said...

We are all filled with horror Kim - snowed it without half your crafting supplies? It doesn't bear thinking about! Sounds as if you have an excellent plan though! I love your gorgeous window card with those two gorgeous shades of aqua.

Korin said...

How gorgeous, Kim. Love your kitty, too :)!

Dana said...

What a stunning card! Your cat is cute and you guys really got hammered with snow out there!

Jenny said...

Well our light dusting so far looks pathetic against that!!!
Fabulous design to use an aperture as a frame. Hope you get your stash back soon before more of the white stuff arrives :0)
Jenny x

Mandi said...

Oh gosh your snow Kim! We go to pieces with a couple of inches!
Hope you get your stash soon
Your card is, as always, gorgeous
Thank you very much
mandi
"Less is More"

Tenia Nelson said...

Just gorgeous!!

Suzilou said...

What gorgeous stamps and looks so beautiful in aqua and OMG your snow, the UK is grinding to a halt with just a few inches hehe :)

~ Ali ~ said...

This is a very pretty creation, love the delicate feel to it.

Stay warm


ali x

Jen said...

gorgeous ... i;m not going to complain about the 3 inches we got today then lol

jen xx

Margaret said...

Fabulous card Kim
Margaret x

Bridget said...

This is so beautiful, Kim, the butterfly flourish looks so lovely in aqua through a window!

Bonnie said...

I love that window with the light and airy butterflies! The snow is pretty too. But I can say that, I didn't have to get out in it. I hope you had a safe trip to retrieve your supplies.

Judy1223 said...

Believe it or not, I am so JEALOUS! We are finally prepared with new sleds and snow tubes for this winter, and not one flake of snow yet! Figures, right?

Your card is beautiful...so glad you had your aqua ink with you!

Jen W. said...

You're cat looks a little stunned by the snow too! :) love your window card and those gorgeous butterflies.

Suze Bain said...

Beautiful butterfly stamps Kim. Don't envy you all that snow - keep warm! xx

Jenni's Jems said...

A really delicate and beautiful card, our part of the world has been snow free so far but can see being snowed in could have it's advantages .... x

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

What a beautiful creation! Love the aqua and white ... and the design is so elegant!
As for the craft supplies ... there are just SOME things a girl CAN NOT do without!!! Hugs xxx

Hello From Texas said...

Gorgeous card Kim. I love the window; cards like this look so high end and really catch the eye.

I'm a bit jealous of your lovely snow. We were in the high 70s last with very unWinter like weather.

Hope you were able to retrieve all your stamping supplies.

TFS
Carole

Aileen said...

Very pretty flourish of butterflies. The sentiment and single butterfly in the deeper colour is a lovely touch. Hope your got your supplies and the snow isn't causing too much chaos. We moan at a few inches! x

Lisa A. said...

What a beautiful card, Kim!! LOVE your beautiful butterflies and your cut out window...so lovely(what a great scrap!!) :)!! Wow...when we've not seen any snow in VA...a little snow would be nice...but only enough so I could still get out...hope you get to your things soon:)!!

GinaA said...

Gorgeous thank you card, do hope you cope with all that snow.

Alya said...

Love! Love! Love!!!
Your stamping is amazingly beautiful!

Michelle said...

This is such a beautiful card, I love those pretty butterflies x

Viv said...

Beautiful card,..........oh my just cannot believe how much snow you have :) Viv xx

Susan said...

Kim, this is just beautiful!! Love the cut out...and the color really makes it look soft and delicate!

kingstonmama said...

I'm getting caught up with your blog, Kim. How did I miss this? It's gorgeous. I love the way you've framed your images. Just beautiful. Ann Y.