Thursday, April 29, 2010

cozy quilt...

Happy Thursday!

The week has certainly flown by....I was thrilled to literally rip open my Jacksonbelle package that I received...yup, the NEW October Afternoon pads!

For those that have been following me for a smidge, you know how much I ADORE red & blue...so I definitely gravitated to these 2 patterns out of the Thrift Shop stack.

This card was made especially for a co-worker...she has been trying to get me to jump into quilting...can you imagine me picking up another hobby...another expensive hobby??! Perhaps I'll do that when/if I retire:) Anywho's, my friend is leaving..she was offered a job at, well, a large well-known techie company....bittersweet for me since I'm thrilled for her but I'm going to miss her...I just hope I don't cry on her last day...I'm like that...I'm typically a blubbering mess at movies...good grief, you should see me when I watch 'P.S. I Love You'..sensitive, that's what I call myself...it's not like I'm always sobbing but I'm going to miss her...okay, okay....back to the card...she loves monograms and was recently inquiring about bottlecaps so I 'had' to add that to the card...bonus points for de-hoarding too:)

I was absolutely inspired by TESC110:

I wanted to share a fun award that I received...I'm actually behind on another one that I'll post this weekend...Awards are so much fun. It's really neat to be recognized by another crafter:) I actually have a heck of a time picking peeps for these things...oy...EVERY crafter that I KNOW is talented...

The Fabulous Crafty Girl Laurel... after searching far and wide in her royal kingdom of crafting...has bestowed this royal award to me!!! Laurel, you have totally made my day!!!!!Before awarding this award myself... you need to read what Queen Sassy Lady wrote because it was just way to clever....

Now it is my royal decree as Crafty Girl Amy to Crown other Royal Crafting Queens..... I have searched the kingdoms far and wide for worthy ladies and gentlemen that share the desire to pass their crafting love and skills to all the subjects in the kingdom without royal fees or taxes and have found these worthy subjects...

To take up your crown the new Queen must link their blog to the sender of this blog and any future Queens they crown. . If you've been crowned, please send an email to Queen Cindy at Cre8tveLdy@aol.com and Queen SassyLady at shesasassylady@hotmail.com, along with your web or blog address and the website of whoever crowned you, so you can be listed as a Royal Blogger. (If you need the "King" version of the award, let Queen Cindy know and she will email it to you.)

I hope you will proudly display this award on your site, and I thank you for being such a benevolent Queen or King who is so generous to your loyal subjects!

Crafty Girl Laurel
... I am humbled and honored to accept this award!! In return, I have searched the entire blogging kingdom and found a loyal subject worthy of this crown... and I would like to award this crown to...

Gina from the Kingdom of
Tyggereye Art Love


32 comments:

  1. I LOVE that OA paper you used! Love the colors! Great card Amy!

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  2. I love your quilt card.. the colour combo is awesome and so is the coordinating papers.. gorgeous!... Congrats on being crowned Crafty Queen.. totally a deserving title :D

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  3. I love your October Afternoon quilt! It's fabulous!

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  4. That card....I love it! Really adorable!
    And congrats at your award!

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  5. I had the same idea when I saw TPE's sketch. Beautiful!

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  6. fabulous card, Amy! i have yet to cut any of my october afternoon pads... hoping to do it some time soon though! LOVE your card! congrats on your award and congrats to Gina!! she is one uber talented girl!

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  7. Love your quilted card! :)

    And congrats to you on being crafting royalty! :)

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  8. `Beautiful` card Amy..
    Congrats on the award soo deserving:)xxx

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  9. Those papers are so you and you did them justices! Fabulous!

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  10. Love your card Amy...I just got a package from JE too with the same paper pad...Love it!!
    Hugs!

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  11. Love the card and your friend will too. Isn't that new OA paper just delish?

    LOL about the sobbing. I am so sentimental that I cry at Hallmark commercials. Oh who am I trying to kid I cry at everything. I think it is hormones. lol

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  12. LOVE your card! Can't wait to get my new OA papers.

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  13. Yippee, your OA papers arrived!! I'm so proud of you for not hoarding them! It's not been easy for me!! tee hee!! Love your card!! It truly does look like a quilt and your friend will LOVE It!! Beautiful, beautiful work, girlie!! ♥♥ Kay

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  14. What an awesome card. That sketch scares me! Love it.

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  15. love this card! The papers are fabulous and love the quilting.

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  16. I was so excited that you took the time to follow over from Nina's site and visit my blog. Forgive me for being a little star struck ;o) I feel just horrible that my post was not up but would love it if you came back over and saw the actual post using Nina's "Vintage Backgrounds"

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  17. wow!! just gorgeous!! love this so much!!

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  18. This quilt card is so fabulous!!! Love it!

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  19. Such a lovely card! She will love it!

    I know what you mean...thats why I won't learn how to sew...don't have enough moolah, lol.

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  20. Love Taylor's sketch this week - and your papers are great (as usual!!) and how fun is that bottlecap with cork and the monogram! love it Amy!

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  21. fab card and you go right ahead and cry :) i am so weeping i have to have a box of tissue at my side at all times! shhh don't let that out as i have the tough girl thing to keep up lol

    congrats on your award.... do i have to bow to you now?? *snort*

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  22. ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh me loves that cork "A"....love love love it...but U used the wrong letter...its a "J"....LOL!!! KIDDING!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeee that award too....how FUN! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

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  23. LOVE this quilted look and LOVE October Afternoon!!

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  24. what a wonderful quilt card. the blues and reds are really nice together and the DP is really pretty. have a good weekend!

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  25. Such a fabbie card, Amy!! I'm loving the paper!!

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  26. nice quilting! love the colors together too!

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  27. You are a crafty queen! Love all the cards. Great jobs with the sketches.

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  28. Oh!! Thank you so much! You are so sweet. I'm thoroughly honored! I will have to add this to my blog post tomorrow. Thank you thank you! I love your card. I can't imagine taking up quilting, but I have thought of taking up mini art quilting. I think that'd be fun. hehe and not as expensive.

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  29. Hi Amy! Thanks for participating in the TESC110 sketch challenge! I love the patterned papers that you used and that super cool cork monogram! I've selected your card as one of our Top Crops this week. You can check out the announcement here: http://tayloredexpressions.blogspot.com/2010/05/tesc111-top-crops-te-sponsors-cps.html

    And here's a link to the Top Crops badge if you'd like to display it on your blog:

    http://sites.google.com/site/tayloredexpressionsimages/images/TopCropsbadge.png

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  30. Love your card! And congrats to you, missy! ;)

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Cheers,
~amy~