Thursday, July 29, 2010

make a wish...

Hi ya!

I have a couple cards to share with you today...first up is this one:


I used a little of this and a little of that:) Stamps are Practicing Creativity and Lawn Fawn...paper/border scallop is Echo Park...SRM sentiment and Kaiser bling....

I was inspired by FTL 100....wow 100!!!!

It is also for Paige's challenge over on the Cards Blog for Cards with Kites Challenge. It was super fun to see my It's your Day card with the pinwheels highlighted over there:)

I also squeezed in some time to make another card using my Pebbles paper and an EAD vinyl rub on...

Here's a close up...how fun are those yellow clouds? Gotta love the EAD Sentiments Vinyl rub on in BROWN....

I was inspired by CPS177:

GREAT sketch...so many ways to be inspired by it!

My thoughts on roadtrips with 3 teenagers....My 2 + a friend...

1. Can you believe all 3 kids packed rolling luggage for 2 nights? If you were wondering, no I didn't ...

2. Technology abounds:

4 cell phones
4 laptops
3 cameras
3 portable DVD players
4 iPods

3. There are definitely not enough 'rest stops' inbetween my home and Manzanita...this girl had to venture into a porta-potty...can you say ick?!

4. I'm definitely spoiled by the number of Starbucks I'm surrounded by and darn it...there weren't enough of those...didn't get to stop at one...grrr....

5. Renting a house close to the beach is soo totally worth the $$...

6. Next time I'm buying real creamer for my coffee...I was trying to be 'good' and picked up the soy creamer which I use to use but have definitely lost the taste of it...not sweet enough for me...

7. Having to wash the towels/sheets/dishes before we left, stinks....

8. We didn't have enough room for a cooler...see #1...so we 'had' to finish our Ben & Jerry's @ 11 a.m. on Wednesday....I hate to waste things like that:)

I had a great time with the kids...I'll have to wait for the boy to share his pics off of his new fancy smancy camera:)

I'm finally caught up on my Google Reader...woot woot...internet was spotty & sometimes very painful while I was on vaca so I'll be a'commenting from today:)

Okay...have a super Thursday!
I'll be back tomorrow with my Cardabilities July 30th reveal...you won't want to miss the fabbie sketch!

39 comments:

  1. YOU are like a one WOMAN show! I'm oooowing and aaaawwwing all over the place! These cards are DELIGHTFUL! Just pure celebration of stamps and paper and delightful thoughts of a road trip with friends and kids and all of the good and the bad that rolls up into only GREAT memories! WHAT fun! Thanks for the great post and shared memories! You ARE fun!

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  2. wow! love your take on the sketch for your first card! love that you combined those stamps so beautifully! and i just ADORE your second card! so cute!! fab!!

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  3. I LOVE today's cards!!! Two fabulous stamps into one fabulous card!!

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  4. awesome cards, so happy and cute! love the little scene! those birdhouses, so adorable!
    hope you're having fun! thanks for sharing :)! *hugs* steph :)

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  5. these are fabulous!!! The PP on the second card is sooo darn cute! Have to hunt that one down.

    Can't wait to see photos from your trip. It sounds so darn fun!!! gotta agree with ya, beach front house is totally worth it!

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  6. such a cute card. love the two cards and they are so cheery and bright! love how you used your rub ons. so wonderful! happy Thursday!

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  7. Oh such happy cards! Love the one with the kite! ;)

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  8. Y'know what, I think I need to visit here first everyday to get my happy fix!!! Your creations are so bright and cheerful - I love them, girlie!
    If you come over here, we have plenty of Starbucks for ya! Though make mine a Signature Hazelnut Hot Choc ;D
    Hugs,
    Aimes
    x

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  9. Both cards are just delightful, Amy! I'm so behind on my blog reading but so glad I popped in here.

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  10. beautiful creations! So glad u had fun.. we are staying on the ocean in Aug on Tybee Island, ur right, so worth it... we're going unplugged though.. only one netbook to upload pics.. that's it.. the rest of us are leaving our laptops behind. Should be interesting....

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  11. Happy, happy cards!!

    Saskia :)

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  12. Oh goodness, I love both of these bright and cheery cards. The sun and rays is just way too cute! And love the yellow clouds with the stickers. Fun reading about your trip as well.

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  13. aaaaaaaaack..that first one blows my mind!!

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  14. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh *i spy* a smiley face on that sun!! YAY!! Loveeeeeeeeeeeee the cards...and your list about your vacay makes me giggle...well except for the port a potty...I would have been ick too! LOL :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

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  15. LOL! I'd be one with rolling luggage...for ONE night!!! I have to take everything including the kitchen sink!!! HA!! Sounds like you had a super fun vacation!!! :O)
    OMGOSH, I'm lovin' that smiley face sunshine! And the blinged up kite tail is so great. This card is adorable!! The second card has the cutest papers and happy, happy colors!! ♥♥ Kay

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  16. OMG, OMG, OMG! Wow Amy you are really rocking the cards, that first one wow!

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  17. Very, very nice cards. So sunny and happy.

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  18. The person who will receive a cards like this...will have his most happy day ever!

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  19. Love the Cards... they just SCREAM Summer fun.

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  20. I LOVE your style! Such bright fun colors and images and so exactly opposite of me! i guess that's why cardmaking is so FABULOUS! BOTH cards are great for different reason - LOVE the sun and also love the clouds!

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  21. ok Amy this is cutie cute cute cute! Love the way you brighten the day with those beautiful colors.

    Michelle

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  22. Oh my these are SUPER!! Love the yellow - so bright and cheerful! :)

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  23. I so love your sunrays (great combo).. Love the bright cards. So cheerful and joyful:D
    Thanks for the sharings... I love beaches.. waking to the sound of waves.. :D

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  24. love that you brought so much technology and ate all the ice cream :D

    beautiful cards - love the clouds :D

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  25. Haha... thanks for sharing about your trip!... I really like both of your cards!... But the "Make A Wish" card is my favorite! I love, love, love it! So fun and happy!

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  26. What a gorgeous cards Amy.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  27. Sooooooo CUTE!! The first one is my FAV!!! So cheery, bright and happy!! (=

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  28. Loving these Amy! My fave is the top one as it is just one of those cards which make you smile as soon as you look at it! ~x~

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  29. OMG, I love these! So bright and funky and FUN!

    Glad you survived your trip...ick on the porta-potty...but I had to brave a couple of those on my vaca, too. Hey, when ya gotta go... :P

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  30. fab cards girl :)
    here is an idea........ leave all the techie stuff at home next vacation.........lol

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  31. vacationing and coolio cards?? how do you do it?? I love the bird house one wow!! I can't wait for the cardabilities reveal. I will be participating!! For sure!

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  32. what can I say.... these cards are simply beautiful and happy... always am...love it..."You are superwoman Indeed!"

    And....

    Hi Amy .... Cyber hugs first....

    Thanks ... I have received the ever first gorgeous card....I love it to bits ok...(I'll post on my blog ...I'm a bit of a "Show-Off" perse!)...xx

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  33. Amy, I love the cards just too cute and I can't wait to see the pics of the trip to the beach.

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  34. If you managed to get the ice cream eaten Wednesday morning, I don't see how that qualifies as wasting it! Bonus, I say!! Glad you had a good time! Laughing at all of your technology, we're right there with ya!

    Your cards are fabulous! So bright and fun! I LOVE your Clean & Simple #100 sketch card, great take on it!

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  35. I love these cards! Such fun, cheerful creations!

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  36. I love both of your cards! SOOOO sunny and fun. Great use of the CPS sketch.

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  37. i love that sun!! so bright & cheery!

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Cheers,
~amy~