Friday, May 21, 2010

Chock full of Goodness Friday...

Woot Woot for Friday!!!!!

I have tons to share with you today...so grab that cup 'o joe and get ready:)

I was inspired by
Karen B's telephone card that she designed for her CAS-tastic Wednesday Challenge. I knew that I wanted to play with my new Tim images...

Here's the first card I designed....the card base is Stampin' Up Basic Gray...love that color. I used Charcoal Chalk but stamped off once so that the black wasn't as dark. I do like the contrast between the black and the PTI Fresh Snow but with the distressed text, it will make it slightly tricky to send to any of my friends...it seems we're all battling the beginning stages of "wise eyes"....getting old stinks....Did you notice I rounded the lower left hand corner...gives it an interesting shape...

Here's my second card....primarily the same design but I used PTI Hawaiian Shores as the card base...oh la la love that color! I inked up the brocade image with my PTI Hawaiian Shores cube {I'll be going to full size pad on my next PTI order} and decided to go with the Charcoal chalk for the quote...I like the contrast of the black on the gorgeous Hawaiian Shores and then at the last minute decided to bling it up with a strip of Kaiser black bling...

Next up....the DeNami Sketch Challenge:

I hadn't inked up my DeNami Espresso Stamp Set and thought it would be perfect for the sketch challenge. The image size is great for inchies!!!

I happened to have some of The Cutting Cafe Coffee Background leftover so it was perfect to team up with the DeNami challenge.

Did you notice the pink stitching?! I colored the images with copics...filled in the sides of the inchies with dark brown copic ink and then distressed the edges with Chestnut Roan chalk to even everything out. I love the punches of colors....the raspberry button is from the DeNami Tutti Fruitti button bag and the other is PTI Aqua Mist. The sentiment is ala A Muse....and quite frankly is my motto in life {says that girl that easily downs 6 cups of coffee before work}...


♥♥RAK Alert♥♥

Over the next couple of days I'll be sharing some happy mail that I've received...gotta love Happy Mail!!!

Check out what I received from the very fabbie Gina of Tyggereye Art:

This girl is MULTI-TALENTED....not only does she make gorgeous cards like this Yummy Sushi number....the girl carves her own stamps too:

I'm the proud owner of this Gina original stamp...I won it from her blog candy drawng, pretty coolio, huh? Well, that's not all peeps....she also designs her own digi-kits:


Woot Woot...whatta surprise when she sent this along too...I'm one lucky duck....thanks sooo much Gina....you're thee best!!!! You'll be seeing some sushi goodness from me...I'm planning on doing a theme gift for my brother's upcoming birthday....

Okay, thanks for hanging out with me....I appreciate you stoppin' by...happy friday...I'll be back tomorrow:)

39 comments:

  1. love your damask cards! simple and elegant. love that hawaiian shores ink too! such a pretty blue! such a cute coffee card :)!
    love the goodies from your friend gina! love the sushi!!! love her stamps too. i bought this japanese stamp-making kit~i need to try it out, hehe. ohmygosh, she has her own line too, too cute! we eat sushi all the time, hehe.
    thanks for sharing :)! have a wonderful friday girl!
    *hugs* steph :)

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  2. What a super fun post! Lots of fun cards! Really love what you did with the Espresso stamps- so very you!

    So glad you were able to join us in the DeNami challenge this week!

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  3. You have been one busy bee with those new awesome stamps!!! LOVE the damask cards, soooo elegant both of them. The grey one is so very elegant and the turquise makes me happy! Have a GREAT Friday!!!

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  4. I love love the first card, how you worked with the stamp is amazing! have a wonderful weekend!

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  5. beautiful CAS cards. I love both. I love the Coffee card too.. Fabulous!! :D
    I just receive the parcel today and love them all. So happy the post service is so efficient this round :) Thanks for the card and bling... You are the super one!.. THanks :D

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  6. SOOOOO Cuteee!!!!
    I love your DeNami sketch card! It looks awesome. All of your cards came out great!

    ~ Ayana :)
    www.ayanaposadas.typepad.com

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  7. Now that's a real handmade gift. Fabulous cards, Amy!

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  8. i love love love your CAS one layer cards, Amy!! wow! fab design and really pretty colors!! love them! and you are so lucky to own a Gina stamp!! that sushi set is so cute!

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  9. Amazing cards, Amy! Love the Tim Hotlz' stamps too! Gotta put them on my wishlist!

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  10. Girl, talk about stamping greatness! These are gorgeous and lovely! Love that big damask!
    Your coffee card is ADORABLE. You're always a genius when it comes to using Cutting Cafe' goodies. Happy Friday!!! ♥♥ Kay

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  11. Amy these cards are CAS beautiful. Love that new Timster stamp set.

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  12. Oh dear goodness, I'm smitten with these cards. Not only are your color combos and designs are amazing, but that touch of bling on each is absolutely perfect. So inspired by YOU, Amy. Thanks for all the great tips in this post as well.

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  13. oh my gaaaawd Amy...totally fantastic

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  14. U sooooooooooooooooooooo AMAZE ME!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee that coffee bean paper...makes me :):):):):):):):) and loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee GINA and love that card she made for U...and I have won one of her stamps too..they are AMAZING!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

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  15. gorgeous cards by YOU! and such a fun fabulous card by miss Gina!

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  16. Love your cards!! Really love the pink stitching! Such a great little touch :) So glad you could play with us at DeNami!! :)

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  17. well thanks for letting me know that i have "wise" eyes as i thought i had "old" eyes! lol like your thinking better :)
    beautiful cards and i really like the one rounded corner, (must lift!)

    how cool she carves her own stamps!!! hey does she do cats??? lol

    enjoy your weekend :)

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  18. WoW, fabulous CAS cards!! So beautiful!

    Thanks so much for joining us in this week's ♥CAS-tastic Wednesday♥ One-Layer Card Challenge!

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  19. Wow...those are Fabulous card,Amy! My favorite is the second card...SO gorgeous!

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  20. Ooh, those damask flourish cards are gorgeous - especially the Hawaiian Shores one!

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  21. Coffee and sushi...my favorite things! What wonderful creations! Have a fab weekend dearie.

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  22. SO FAB SO FAB SO FAB.....girl you have been busy.....you busy thing you...have a great weekend..hugs

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  23. Amy,
    Gorgeous card girlie! Loving that color! That rocks that you won that original stamp. Its super fun. I LOVE sushi. The stamps look delicious..lol Happy friday girl have a blessed weekend.
    Mishy

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  24. TGI Friday, girlie! Oh I'm in love with your card designs today - your grey one really hits the spot! Oh when will PTI release a good grey for me to play with?! *sigh*
    What a cute RAK too, y'know you get 'em cos your so fabby!
    Hugs,
    Aimes
    x

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  25. Oh, AMY, sweet Amy, AMAZING Amy! You are such an amazing, creative and {now I'm HUNGRY for sushi!} resource of fun and fabulousness! Sorry it's been so long since I've had a chance to stop by! You are CRAFTILICIOUS as ever! These cards made me gasp with delight! Goodness GRACIOUS you are wonderful!

    I must go make some coffee and something sweet to mellow my creative joy, inspired by you! I love your SHOW, baby!

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  26. LOVE your damask cards. We were both thinking coffee with the DeNami sketch.

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  27. Chock full of goodness, indeed! So much fabulous-ness I don't even know where to begin! I LOVE your gorgeous single layer cards and those coffee bean an colorful cups are so fun! Love that fabby card from Gina too!

    (-: Heidi

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  28. Hi Amy, Super fun card for the DeNami challenge this week. I love the coffee bean paper too! Great take on the challenge. Thanks for playing along with us. :)

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  29. Awesome cards, Amy! Love how you used your Tim stamps!

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  30. my gosh---you lined all that bling up so perfectly!

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  31. Great cards...but you know I have a special place in my heart for the coffee one ~ love it!

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  32. That is so great with that Tim holtz stamp set. I love that set. I've been trying to hold myself back from buying it. I'm obsessed with the blackbird on it.

    Thanks for the shout out. I'm excited to see what you do with the kit. You make such gorgeous things!

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  33. Love your one layer card with Tim's stamps... both are beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us in this week's ♥CAS-tastic Wednesday♥ One-Layer Card Challenge!

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  34. oh *WOW* those damask cards are flippin' ♥BRILLIANT♥!!! i just do not have the knack of thinking in a C&S way...i soooo envy that you can think...and stamp...so CLEANLY!!! these are totally gorgeous, as is the super-fun caffeine card!!!!!!!!!!! i ♥ inchies...and those are ♥FAB♥!

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  35. LOVE the damask cards, so subtle yet stunning. And, way to rock the other cards too. Love the coffee sets.

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  36. Very cute card! Love the coffee beans on the background! Thanks for playing in the DeNami Challenge with us!

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  37. Amy... congrats on CAStastic challenge.. wooot woot yippee :D.

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Cheers,
~amy~