Tuesday, April 13, 2010

smile..



Today's challenge is based on the most TAXING day of the year...April 15th...Tax Day! Make a card using taxes as your inspiration...

I decided to use the Twisted Cards Sketches #2:

My inspiration is the color green....I decided to throw in my NEW Martha butterfly punch that I bought with funds that I received from the lovely IRS...LOL.

Good grief, anyone else amazed at that butterfly punch? I do love its intricate design but...

1. it has to be thee messiest punch

2. Do you have to be wonder woman to use it on SU cardstock? It was just NOT punching through me...I mean I know that I'm a weakling but sheesh! I ended up just using the Cosmo Garden Variety paper for the butterfly although I was wanting to use SU Summer Sun...

Next up is OCC10. This was my original Jacksonbelle project but....


I used my Green Stack by DCWV but realized that I didn't have much in the way of green on my end result...LOL.

Anywho's....hope that you'll join in on the Jacksonbelle challenge!!!

Be sure to check out what the other JBelle Gals created for some fabbie inspiration!

Dawn Lusk
Julie Lacey
Heather Pulvirenti
Windy Robinson
Stephanie Severin
Pam Varnell
Lynda Benden
Tobi Crawford
Jill Dunn
Heather Lee-Reppen
Shemaine Smith
Lindsey Botkin

Keyword JBE101 for SCS and PCP

Birthday Shout Out!

image compliments of martha stewart

I just wanted to do a birthday shout out for my bloggie buddie Tami! Woot Woot girlie.....have a super day, week, month, YEAR!!!!

41 comments:

  1. Adorable cards Amy! The butterflies with that dp are just so lovely and the second one is beyond adorable with the trim and the stitching!

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  2. that cake not only looks pretty but delicious! ok, back to what i'm here for....
    that punch is fantastic! might have to get that one. (another thing to put on my list! thanks a lot amy)fun paper too! congrats on a nice tax refund!
    you & your pompoms!

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  3. I so love that butterfly punch!

    You're so good with bright colors! Fabulous cards Amy! :)

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  4. great job with these!

    sometimes I put the punch on the floor and lean down on it with the heel of my palm, then hope that the paper isn't all mangled up and that I can get it out of the punch!

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  5. Fab cards Amy, love the butterflies! I have the same weakling problem with my Martha border punches, think I need to start lifting weights or something! Have a great day!

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  6. OOOhhhhh... I have that butterfly punch too and yes, it can get pretty messy :) I just made a card last night that reminds me of yours!!!! Gosh.... great minds think alike?

    I sure am smiling looking at your cards!! :)

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  7. Love both of these AMy and the butterflies are just beautiful!!!

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  8. Not being wonder woman might have been a fortunate thing for this card, I think your patterned paper butterflies contrast nicely with your solid colored sentiment. Makes both pop out a bit.

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  9. These cards are just so happy and fabulous and make me SMILE!! Happy B-day to Tami!

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  10. Oh WoW that Martha butterfly punch IS gorgeous!! Love the details of it. And your flower card is super sweet! You KNOW how I love me some Amy pom pom creations!!!! ♥♥ Kay

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  11. I absolutely loveeeeeeeeeeeeee the cards and those butterflies are YUMMY (even if they are messy! LOL!) :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

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  12. oh Amy.. fab Jbelle cards! ya know you can stand on those MS punches for thicker CS...yup! I've done it and it still works...LOL!!

    and that cake! that's just wrong to view something soooo yummy early in the morn...hahahah
    HB Tami!!

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  13. Fabulous cards yet again Miss Amy! You are so rockin!

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  14. oh Amy once again you have amazed me with your talent. love both of the cards and that cake looks really yummy.

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  15. What fun cards Amy! But, WOW, that cake is incredible!

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  16. Your cards are eye candy, very beautiful!

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  17. super cards and i love the new punch :) lets see i owe the irs so i could make a card with.....??? LOL have a great day :)

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  18. These are soooo cute! That Green Stack chippie works with the sketch PERFECTLY! Love your butterflies too! I have that punch, love the results, but it IS a pain.

    (-: Heidi

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  19. love your cards, the butterflies are awesome!!
    Thanks for taking part in >Twisted sketches!

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  20. Love 'em both! What a horrible (errr fun) challenge - tax day?!?!?! Perhaps it is because I still need to do my returns - YIKES!

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  21. Love both of them. They are super cute.

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  22. i love that butterfly punch!!! super cute! both cards are fabulous!!:)

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  23. Oooh beautiful cards Amy!!! Love the butterfly :)
    Hugs,
    Martha

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  24. What lovely cards! I've been eyeing that MS punch.

    Did you know Impress is having their big sale starting this Thursday?

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  25. Adorable cards! I got to have a piece of that cake! YUM! :)

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  26. LOVE the butterfly! It's on my list of things to get from Crop n Stop!! :)

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  27. wonderful cards! those butterflies are so cute on the card! love the big flower too! love that cake! yum!

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  28. These are both just gorgeous Amy. Love them.

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  29. Both card are beautiful Amy!! and I really want a piece of that cake!!

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  30. Too funny about your punch Amy!! LOL!!! Both cards are just darling!

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  31. You can punch it with the foot of your heel...it works! Love your cards, Amy!!

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  32. Wonderful card Amy and that Cake...YUM!!

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  33. Hey, Amster! Nice jobbie with the OCC Sketch! But, if you follow me around and play with me too much, you get a bad reputation! brahahahaaa! Oh, man get rid of that cake. I gained 10 lbs just licking the screen! I thought we were pals?! Put up some veggies next time! {Hugs!}

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  34. Beautiful cards :) LOVE the one with the flower...it's FAB! Loving the look of the cake too :)
    Thanks for joining in with us over at the OCCSC
    Shaz x

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  35. These cards are sooo lovely! beautiful job on the twisted card sketch!!! and the MS butterfly punch is gorgeous!!!! love the colors and papers you used! TFS!

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  36. well, i'm just gonna add to the gushing, because both of these cards made me smile and say "sooo CUTE!"

    seriously. i love them both. and can DCWV stop making cute paper? cuz i'll go broke for sure!

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  37. Amy, I just LOVE the way you think girl!! I've been hoarding this die cut from DCWV for a long time, now I know what to do with it! mwahahahaa... Thanks so much for taking the time to play with OCC this week! xx

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  38. Gorgeous Cards Amy! Even though they were so troublesome I love those butterflies! Soooo cute! Thanks for playing along at Twisted Sketches. x

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  39. Man that butterfly punch is fab! Is it a MS one?

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Cheers,
~amy~