Tuesday, April 27, 2010

take care of yourself...& a Pay it Forward Challenge!

Welcome to the Jacksonbelle Tuesday Challenge!

The challenge?

Get Krafty!

Make a card using a Kraft card stock as your base!

Ohhhhh....easy smeasy for me as 90% of the time my cards use a Kraft card stock base!

I decided to use Clean & Simple #87:

This week over at Jacksonbelle, our product highlight is October Afternoon! As I patiently wait for my new October Afternoon goodies, I played with some OA that I STILL love:


This card is going postal for a bloggie friend that is under the weather...thought it was fun to use the apple print and the "take care of yourself" sentiment from Stampin' Up...the 'ole An Apple A Day saying...


I have to share my original take on the sketch...only to realize that I had made my own sketch since it didn't even match the Clean & Simple one...


The label is actually ala American Crafts Letterpress pattern paper...I managed to crank out several of these to send as thank you's to my friends that threw my engagement party...alot of those gals are 'eco' so what I did was wrote a note of thanks on a different sheet of paper...enclosed it inside the card along with another envy so that they were essentially receiving a 're-usable' greeting card...


I hope that you'll join in on the Jacksonbelle fun!

Please check out the other Jbelle gals for inspiration:

I don't know if I'm the only crafter that has this problem...I'm great at cranking out the cards but seem to have issues with actually sending cards on a regular basis....this weekend I did write out about 10 cards...sheesh, my hand was tired from writing...I'm so use to being on the computer and not handwriting stuff...LOL. Anyways, my bloggie friend Elaine posted something on her FB that I crossed to my blog...I also slightly revised it:)

♥♥Pay It Forward for Creative People♥♥

I hereby promise to send something handmade to the first 5 people who leave a comment that they want to participate in the PIF challenge. In turn, they promise to post this and send something they made to the first 5 posters on their blog. I promise that your Items will be received before the end of June 2010.

Will you join me in the fun?
{EDITED: I have all 5 PIF Players...woot woot!!!!}

37 comments:

  1. Such lovely cards! I'm horrible at mailing too...and the mail man even comes everyday at work, lol. So that gives me even less of an excuse.

    I did one of these last year...and it literally took me all year to send out my five cards, lol.

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  2. oh I'm definitely in and giving me a deadline is perfect as I tend to languish without one...best of intentions but sometimes follow through not so good. Okay, not gotta remember to put this on my blog too! Hum, maybe with my next post for 365?!? :) Thanks, Amy

    PS glad you enjoyed the little gifts and can't wait to see what you make with the chippies...they just screamed your name to me! :) Aloha!

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  3. I love your cards sista!! Simple but I just love it!

    I'm really slow when it comes to mailing. I still have not mail out my blog candy yet...bummer :)

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  4. Simply but stunning....Amy! Love them both!

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  5. Love your cards. So very elegant. I am just like you, I have a box FULL of cards. I guess it's time to pull out the ol' quill and ink. LOL. I'll participate in PIF.

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  6. I love love love your OA card, what a way to pay tribute to some awesome paper (and I totally saw the sketch!). Love the stitching detail and the colors against the craft and that one little cut apple as the focus! Love it!

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  7. Wonderful CAS cards, Amy! Your OA apple card is perfect for someone not feeling well. Love the sentiment you added!! The chocolate polka dot ribbon is delicious and the label is gorgeous!! Way to send those gorgeous cards out!! :o) ♥♥ Kay

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  8. perfect CAS cards Amy, and the one will surely cheer up your blogger friend!

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  9. Love these! Simplicity is elegance! :)

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  10. *dangit* julie is late to the party and soooooooooo not one of the first five commenters......bummer......maybe next time!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeee the cards!!! i love me some OA! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

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  11. Fabby cards, yet again! Hey I have something for you on my blog - you have to scroll down.

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  12. Another wonderful batch my friend!!!!!!

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  13. Amy how fuuuun! Love that apple paper! Although I am not in the first five comments I am going to pay is forward today in life!
    Brandi

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  14. ooooooooooooooooh! these are *DIVINE* to look at and i am SERIOUSLY loving the "green" (& awfully practical) aspect of the RE-USABLE greeting card!!! of course you've left out the fact that no one lucky enough to receive an "amy card" is gonna wanna part with it...but still...full marks for BRILLIANCE anyway!!! ♥♥♥

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  15. Great cards love the one with the fresh green apples!

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  16. I love your Krafty sketch cards, Amy!!

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  17. AMy, you made it so simple and elegant!

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  18. Sweet and simple, gotta love it.

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  19. Fun cards--both of them. I love that apple paper!

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  20. love your fab simple cards! so sweet!

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  21. love them both and that apple paper is fab :)

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  22. Such beautiful CAS cards, Amy.

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  23. Gorgeous Kraft - love that. And you are so clever and creative, love how you "only" used that OA paper and let the apple be the image. Scheeez, would never have thought of that! I'd love to play PIF!!!

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  24. wonderful & sweet, simple cards. love the sentiments too. have a good Tuesday!

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  25. oh, super cute!!! i love everything!! i made a resolve in january to send more of what i create, it feels so good to have a stack of cards in evelopes!:)

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  26. Cute cards Amy! Nice job with the kraft:)

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  27. aww... I am so Late in this comment lol... next time maybe.. what fabulous CAS cards.. (thanks Amy for the info... hehehe newbie still learning here)... love the colour combinations.

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  28. hi amy...awesome stuff...i am so into just making cards now and sending them as a rak out of the blue..it is so darn rewarding...i use to send stuff in a lot for publishing and am blessed to have been pub quite a bit, but there is nothing like sending a card here and there to others..it is my main focus now..so good for you...hugs

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  29. shucks---i'm not even 5 posts too late BUT a whole day too!!!
    great idea! will have to try this on my blog one day when i get my act together!
    nice kraft cards! love the apple one!

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  30. Girlie...love how you used Kraft!!! These are adorable.

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  31. These are both awesome Amy! I love the CAS layouts and papers you chose!

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  32. sista... the card is gorgeous... whoever receives it would be so happy :)
    I'm very much like you.... I make cards but can't seem to send them out... hehe... I think it's the lazy bug that bit me :P I will have to make a conscious effort to send out more cards to sistas like you! :)

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  33. So simple yet so fabulous! :) Love it!

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Cheers,
~amy~