Sunday, April 26, 2009

summertime...


Happy Sunday!!! You know what that means....365 Cards Super Sketchy Sunday!!! What a great sketch by Pam...I started with the "summer" panel and then picked my papers to coordinate. I tell you, I bought a huge MME {My Minds Eye} kit via Peachy Cheap when I first found out about them and it has been absolutely fabulous! I wanted to add some texture to the card so I sewed around the "summer" panel...who doesn't love madras plaid? Isn't that what it is called? Madras plaid? Anywho's...that smidge of crochet trim is ala J's...can you believe it was another clearance special and get ready for it...$0.47/yard...what the heck?! I bought what was left...I don't even think I got a whole yard but hey, at least there was some left for me! The buttons were from my stash'ola. Check it out...I even glammed up the interior...I never do that but it seems to be the trend...those over achievers** that make me feel like I have to start doing it too..lol. Naaahhh...I didn't do it because of that...I did it because my 12 x 12 white cardstock is cheap'ola...it is flimsy so I added the interior panels to make it sturdier. That's actually a journal square panel on top of the swiss dots.

On Saturday my boy had a soccer game in the morning..sheesh, it was freezing...I woke up early to get a bunch of projects done...I'm almost completed with everything..I was able to get a ton done friday night too. I've been super crazy busy doing some design team projects along with some other surprises...more on that later :)
I hope to be back later with pics of RAK's along with some bloggy awards..

**over achievers, I chuckle that used that word...from the girl that wakes up at 3 a.m. to get through blogs and get projects done...not to mention consuming way too much coffee...like 8...Good Lord...okay, I'm really typing this up on Saturday night and it is almost 11 pm...oy...don't do the math on the number of hours I've been up...ouch. Okay, I'm logging out now :)

38 comments:

Kim Dellow said...

Tee hee! Over achievers. You make me laugh! Hey and cut down on the coffee! No wonder you don't sleep! :)
Kim

Elaine said...

Sweet Chicka needs to get more rest! LOL Love your over-achieving, cheapy J's trim with that el-cheapo Peachy deal! LOL Just kidding, you know!! I love the slant and the madras (yes it IS madras!) and the cute panel with the sunny flower in the corner...girl it's all good from you, all the time - you are a natural overachiever! ;-) Meant in the nicest way ever, sistah!

Steph said...

Ooooo I love this card. The colours are fab. Get some sleep x

Saskia said...

Lovely, bright card!!!

Greetings,
Saskia

Bex said...

Lol! I can almost hear how much coffee you've had as it sounds like you are writing/talking on super speed in your post! Bravo for getting so much done, and getting up and out into the cold!

Top card, it is fabulously summery!

Laurel said...

Lovely! A nice bright and cheery card!

naomi said...

3am? how do you wake up so early? seriously? i've been paying for the gym for two months now and i haven't gone because my 3 alarm clocks in my room isn't waking me up. need advice sis....would like to wake up at 5am. haha!!! by the way im need to go to J's and find that blue crocheted ribbon.

Tina said...

Wow, this is so pretty! Congrats on your DT announcement, can't wait to see what you do.

Bohemian Gypsy said...

Geez Amy lol how much coffee have you had lol. Love the card it has a real taste of summer which we have just finished in Feb over here thank goodness. I know about those over achievers hehehe
Regards
Michelle

Allison said...

Swoon! So great! I am gonna keep my eye open for fun trims like this (gotta branch out!).

And getting up that early to get your blurf on? And I thought I was nuts!

Martha said...

Love this card, it is gorgeous!

Karen Lee said...

Don't ya just love finding a bargain!! I'm always on the look out for marked down trim! I love the look of this bright and cheerful card. And yes the plaid is called Madras....in the 60's we loved our Madras shorts....hehehe!!!

hugs, Karen Lee

Angie Tieman said...

Oooh, this is awesome! Love the fun, summer feel! That little bit of lace is perfection!

Rose said...

Well even with no rest you still pop out the most amazing cards girl!!! This is so cheery it puts a smile on my face :-) and doing the inside also...great!! might give that a try as i love learning something new :-) Oh and did you say the DT has some surprises?? OH GOODY!! looking forward to seeing what it is.

Cin said...

Your summer card came out great Amy. I love the colours you used.

ivwhy said...

maybe you shoulda named your blog i should be sleeping but.... !!!

Ann said...

Yummy card, Amy! The colors, patterns, and those buttons--mmm, goodness!

Overachievers like me tend to stay up late...3 a.m. and I do not agree. ;)

Fi said...

With enough coffee you can do anything. LOL
Another beautiful design, I love the bright and cheery colours and the inside looks great too.
Get some sleep or drink more coffee - drink more coffee is my motto.
Hugs
Fi

Fran said...

Happy card and so cute, love the bright colors. :-)

Pam said...

Lol - Amy you're too funny! I don't why, but I have really been into decorating the inside of the card lately :) BTW - you're card is fab as always!

Dolce Deb's Designs said...

Amy you crack me up you are such a hoot!!! And the over achievers remark is to funny...he he.

I love your card and the lace adds such a great touch I get all tingly just thinking about your bargain...lol. Great job with this challenge.

Oh and I have one word for you DECAFE!!!...he he. No really stay just the way you are you are adorable and you make me smile :-)

Patricia said...

Like your card!!

Latisha said...

love that paper! Super cute card!! both of my children had games yesterday, so i was at the fields forever, but I brought some images to color, so that helped the time pass.

Lisa Brown said...

What a precious card Amy! Love the color...wow!

Janine said...

You are hysterical! I love your card too!!

Audrey said...

What a lovely summery card. Luv how you decorated the insides too.

One4Joy said...

what fun! And we know our weather here on the upper left coast is just fabUlous! yippe, enjoy the rest of your day, my friend!

ivypink said...

AWE amy cute SUMMER card! I wish it would come already ;)
& isnt peachy cheap great? its my favorite I have to check it everyday!

Vicky said...

Amy, I love this card! So summery! And all your great finds - what a lucky girl! I've noticed you get up really, really early! Most of the time, you leave comments on my posts before I'm even out of bed in the mornings and I've got 3 hours on you!!! I always wonder if you ever sleep ;). You are an inspiration, girlfriend!

Jeannie said...

This card SCREAMS summer Amy!!
I admire your dedication to all of your design team assignments.
Get some rest!

Peace and Luv,
Jeannie

Savitri said...

Cute card and I love the lace. I think I have some too. Who knows, I'm always buying crap at J's, a yard here and there :)

Yeah, I'm always amazed when I get a comment from you when I check my email in the a.m. and it's got some odd time stamp. 3 a.m., WOW. That's just be going into the best sleep time of the night :P

Well, cut the coffee back and hope you had a great weekend!!

Heidi Van Laar said...

Adorable Amy! Super cute and summery!

Froze my keester off Saturday morn too! We had baseball. Lets hope that card of your wakes up the warm weather!

Kay Sibley said...

Girl, can you find the good deals or what!!! Way to go!! I absolutely LOVE the "summer" card and that little touch of crochet trim is PERFECT!!! Love the stitching, too!!

I am so NOT a morning person. I'm impressed you can get your creative juices flowing at 3 am!! Sheesh! I'm REALLY impressed!!!! ♥♥ Kay

kristie sessions said...

i was just thinking about how behind I am in your posts. I kind of checked out this weekend. this past week was way busy and i needed a break. hope you get one sooN!
and great summer card btw!

Alicia said...

I dont know whaat that plaid is called but it is perect on this card! That trim is TOO CUTE!! Glad you got a piece. As for overachievers... you have me wanting to sew my cards. I am always too lazy to try! LOL

Rose Ann said...

Fabulous card...inside & out!! So very pretty, and totally says summer all over it!!

willow said...

Maybe its the coffee that gets me up at 5am every morning then! I must admit to being still in my craft room at gone 11 most night and am always up about 5am.
I love this card, the bright colours and the design on the papers are great, very cheery!
maz

Becky Carafa said...

I was just going to ask if you ever sleep, lol! This is fab, love the little scallopies and buttons on the corners.