Winter Woe

Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth,
for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire:
it is the time for home.
          ~ Edith Sitwell


Babies it's cold outside. Well, not so much at my house, but I hear everyone else is freezing. According to the weather map this morning, Texas and Florida are about the only states not hit by an Arctic front.

Central Texas has two seasons: hot and not hot, which is lovely when it's not a squillion degrees outside. But, gee, I grew up in Southern Indiana where the gentle hills showcased the changing landscape so beautifully. Yes, just thinking about it makes me wax poetic. Almost 30 years later, I still get woefully homesick for winter.

I don't miss defrosting door handles, static cling from winter coats, hat hair, gray slush, or taking the puppies out in the cold. Woof!

I do miss toasting my bum by the fireplace, thick wool sweaters, mittens, flannel pajamas, hot chocolate (spiced with coconut liqueur), and snow.


I made this card for our "Button Up" Recipe Swap challenge this week. After curating projects with buttons on Pinterest, I was inspired by this gorgeous card to use buttons as something other than, well, buttons. I used a cheapo paint brush to give some vintage pearl buttons a light coating of clear liquid adhesive (Stampin' Up!'s Crystal Effects) and dipped them in some Diamond Dust glitter. Then I layered them on the My Favorite Things Wonky Scallop Border to make a little snowbank. 

Sometimes I have strokes of brilliance – or, you know, I just copy genius from Pinterst.   Free Smiley Courtesy of



Here's your recipe with all the ingredients for this card.



This adorable image by Claire Keay is available as a digital stamp at her Jellypark Store and as a clear stamp through My Favorite Things.


You all button up out there and stay warm! Oh, and one sure way to keep warm is to join us at our Catered Crop Recipe Swap – the party's really heating up!

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Sweet Comments

  1. So, so, so adorable! :o)

  2. This is so very cute! I absolutely love the buttons as snow! What a fabulous idea.

  3. oh Linda, this is wonderful! I love the way you did your buttons with this fun image! :) thanks for letting the Jellypark team play along. you know how much I love my buttons! grins!

  4. Love your card, and yes it is cold here in Indiana. I would really complain about waking up to morning digits in the teens, but my wonderful Christmas Jammies and Muck-a-luck house shoes keep me toasty warm…. Thanks Linda :-)

  5. Rosemary D says:

    freakin’ amazing use of the buttons!!! love it! and the card…. ADORABLE!!

  6. OH my! Those buttons are the PERFECT snow! LOOOOOOVE! So clever:)

  7. fancy meeting u here once again Linda…LOVE those buttons! brilliant! :)

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