Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Butterfly Sympathy and Announcement


Have you noticed along my sidebar a new little tag under Design Teams? If not, I am proud to announce that I am one of the newest members of the Splitcoast Dirty Dozen Design Team!!!! This month's Dirty Dozen Gallery was released to the Fan Club members on March 15th and I just haven't had a chance to blog about all of the excitement until now. I've been busy with my sick kids and catching up on some housework that I had um, forgotten to do...yeah, that's it...forgotten. Not to be confused with "avoided" *grin*

Since I have finally been able to share my little secret that I have been guarding for what seems like a lifetime, I get to share with you a little something else. Remember way back when in the summer when I was the Featured Stamper on SCS? Well Cindy Motherway (Mothermark) had created this fabulous card for the challenge and mailed it to me with this note on the inside.




I have to say that I was so touched that Cindy put this in my card and that she thought that I was even talented enough to be a Dirty Girl! I have saved this note and proudly put in on display right next to her awesome card so that I could see it every day and hopefully reach that goal! I feel like the luckiest girl in the world because not only to I get to be a Dirty Girl, I also get to be on the team at the same time as Cindy (who wasn't Dirty Dozen at the time the note was written) :) Thanks for the inspiration and sweet, sweet words Cindy!

So after all that, I'll bet you're wondering where the butterfly sympathy card comes in? A few weeks ago I needed a sympathy card for my best friends parents. I decided to use my Beautiful Butterflies set from CDStamps because there is something soothing and peaceful about watching butterflies. I actually don't own any sympathy sentiments so I found this sentiment on the Internet and printed it onto the cardstock.



I love TheresaCC's gallery and used this card for inspiration. It had the perfect layout for what I was looking for and I adore the colours that she chose :) I didn't have a larger leaf stamp so I use the negative paper from the Sizzix Leaf Die to create a stencil for reverse masking using a sponge.



Well, I should probably end this post now as I have a dozing child leaning against my arm and it is getting considerably harder to type! *wink*

Card Recipe:

Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps - Beautiful Butterflies, Baroque Motifs (SU)
Paper: PTI White, Basic black, Bobunny DP, Watercolour
Ink: Basic Black, Versa Mark, Creamy Caramel, More Mustard, So Saffron, Re-Inkers
Accessories: Sewing Machine, Clear Embossing Powder, Sponges, Sizzix Leaf Die, Aqua Painter, Dimensionals, Computer Generated Sentiment


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23 comments:

leenda said...

Gorgeous artwork...as usual! Congrats becoming a DD member! That decision was a "no brainer!" Your artwork ROCKS! You changed your thumbnail picture! You look beautiful!

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

So happy for you KIM!!! YEA!!!!


Hugs,
~nance

Anonymous said...

Dirty Congratuations Kim!!! You are an awesome choice for the DD. I really enjoyed my experience as a former Dirty Girl and I'm sure you will love it!!

Congrats again!!
Carla (cardsbycarla)

Shannan Teubner said...

This is gorgeous. I am so excited for you to get Dirty...I knew it was you!! Congrats, girl! You deserve it!

Barefootstamper said...

Of course they want you! Your work is ALWAYS so beautiful! They are lucky, lucky, lucky to have you on the team. Congrats!!!!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Congratulations, Kim, on becoming a Dirty Girl! That is soooo awesome, and SO WELL DESERVED! You rock when it comes to your stamped artwork. No one compares to you when it comes to paper tole. I am so very happy for you and look forward to all your special Dirty Girl creations. Enjoy!!!

Hugs,
Lisa

Shantaie said...

Congratulations Kim! You dirty girl you!! Im sooo happy for you!
This is beautiful, as all your work is!!

Patti J. said...

Beautiful card - Congrats!

Ivolina said...

Congratulations on DT member.
Your card is just amazing. Lovely colors, wonderful butterfly and so kind words.

Joy said...

Absolutely beautiful card!

And congrats. You totally deserve it. I love your work and you are super sweet, too! :)

Michelle (Lady2cu) said...

Isn't Cindy the sweetest??? A HUGE CONGRATS to you on being the newest Dirty Girl. Your work is so awesome, and you totally deserve the honor! :-)

Elaine A said...

Congratulations on becoming a "Dirty Girl"! What an honor!

Elaine Allen

Amber said...

this card is soo pretty ! and congrats on becoming a DDG on SCS ! Enjoy it and have a blessed and wonderful day

Jennifer Meyer said...

Congratulations Kim, I can not wait to see your work in the DD gallery!

Hugs & Smiles, Jennifer :)

purplestamper316 said...

Wow that is just strikingly beautiful! It makes me feel peaceful- just what a sympathy card should do! Congrats on your exciting news- they're blessed to have you :) <><

AlienAnessa said...

Oh Kim!!! Congrats!!! If I had DTs, you'd be on every single one of them! Gorgeous card too, I so love your work!

Theresa said...

Oh, congrats, congrats!!! It is so well deserved. Can't believe I've been cased by a dirty girl. Love your card and everything you do.

Sheri said...

Congratulations Kim! You create such beautiful artwork. I call them artwork because I think they're more than just cards. All the love and effort you put into them shows. I truly enjoy visiting your blog to see your new creations. I can't believe it has taken this long for you to become a dirty girl. A well deserved dhonor.

Jenny Gropp said...

this card is outstanding! AND you are a dirty girl!!!! YAY for you! Well deserved! How absolutely FUN!

Nancy said...

Congrats Dirty Girl! :) Your card is beautiful!

Michelle said...

Congrats, Kim....I knew it was only a matter of time!!

Laurie tx stamper said...

Congrats! Such beautiful work you do... I just knew it would happen for you and so glad for you!

Lovely butterfly card, very soothing for a sympathy card.

Scrapishments said...

Wow! That butterfly is just gorgeous!!! When I see your work it makes me want to try stamping!

...just beautiful :)

Shannon