Wednesday, January 12, 2011

5 x 5

Those Jingle Belle Girls are making me work...


Have Yourself a Merry LITTLE Christmas ... We are to feature Inchies and Twinchies in our design this week.

My title...5x5...are you wondering what that means?  No it isn't the size of my card for today...

My card is 5.5 x 5.5....hmmm....see that blue background of mine?  

There are 5 inchies across by 5 inchies down which is a total of 25 inchies ladies....No I did not make 4 of this particular design since I stitched a TON on this puppy....all around the perimeter and down the lines of inchies...8 lines by 8 lines...does that make sense...anywho's it has a whole heckalotta stitching....the ornaments?  I picked them up at Ellen Hutson's....they are Basic Grey by Sizzix....LOVE them....all the paper is Echo Park's Everybody Loves Christmas....the sentiment is SRM and the bling is Kaisercrafts.

I finally broke down and bought a light tent...I'm still trying to get the hang of it and so I'll be playing around with it this week:)  Thanks to Heather that recommended this one....I have it set up in my garage...I FREEZE out there so I try to do everything quickly..LOL.  I do need to put the manufacturers white backdrop in there...right now there is cardstock and you can tell...grrr...but dang the one that came with the tent is horribly wrinkled and I wasn't patient enough to sit there and iron all that out...live and learn Amy...Live and learn...

**an award**


Julie of The Last Minute Crafter passed along this award to me on Monday. To accept this award, I have to meet the following requirements:
  1. Thank and link back to the person who gave you this award.
  2. Share 8 things about yourself.
  3. Pass it on to 8 bloggers.
  4. Contact those bloggers and tell them about their award.
Thank you Julie!!!!!

1.  I am a blog-a-holic
2.  I seriously consider my blogging/crafting a part time job...I dedicate tons of hours to it BUT it is a job I LOVE!
3.  I have over 760 blogs in my google reader {see #1 & #2}
4.  I love to use colors and patterns in my crafting but I dress pretty plain jane conservative:)
5.  I don't have a craft 'room' I have a craft hallway.
6.  I'm a messy crafter...can't seem to keep the area organized {I know you all are either cringing or shaking your head in agreement to how you craft}
7.  I don't sleep much during the week so I cherish my weekend naps!
8.  I would have never guessed in a million years how much I would enjoy this whole blogging thing...from the crafting...to the sharing...to the being inspired...the blogging friends....

This award is passed on to the following:
Yipes....this is always thee hardest thing...picking peeps...so I'm going to be non-decisive and type 'whoever wants to play'....if you do, please link back because I ALWAYS enjoy reading about my crafty peeps:)
 

40 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card Amy. Love it. Thanks for sharing... blogging and crafting and craft shopping is addictive arent they..they beat clothes shopping or whatever shopping anytime.. :p

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  2. Love your card... so gorgeous... I wish I can pick your brain when creating cards!!!!...

    Lotsa of Ditto sista... Let me tell you... your Number One, Two, five & seven!!! Hows that!!!

    lets hope my 2012 plan work!!!...fingers crossed...xoxo

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  3. Oh...the colors are so yummy!!! Beautiful card,Amy!

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  4. Oh my, what stitching on that one!!! Of course I just love the color. I am right there with you on #6. I keep telling myself to just clean up the piles that accumulate, but I don't want to!!!

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  5. Holy STITCHING batman!!! That is AWESOME!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeee those ornaments too!!! And hehehehehehe...I might have a craft hallway soon too as we are moving across town HOPEFULLY within the next few months!!! LOL!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

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  6. OMG!!! That card is breathtaking!!! A breathtaking amaount of work too, if you ask me!! I love cards that have that little bit extra labor of love to them!! ;)

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  7. I use a piece of poster board in my light box because I didn't like the wrinkles of the fabric piece. I just cut it the width and curved it in from the base to the top. An oh my goodness ... you weren't kidding when you said you were going all-out on the inchies ... what an amazing stitched background ... and those ornaments ... now you're making me regret that I didn't get them ... fabulous card ... thanks so much for joining our Jingle Belle fun.

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  8. LOVELY colors and design on this card! Thanks for dropping by my blog today for the HA blog hop. So glad to know more about you and your fabulous work!

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  9. holy mooooooooooooooly, missus! you'd need a pitchfork and some FONDUE to beat this baby for creativity, cleverness & just plain FAB♥U♥LOSITY!!! (yes, that IS TOO a word!) (ok, but it SHOULD BE!!!)

    we are honored that you would jingle with such fervor in our direction...what a coooooooool & awesome take on the prompt! ♥♥♥

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  10. You are the queen of stitching and that is one fabulous card my friend. One of these days I will pull my machine out, dust it off and use it. But not today.

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  11. Love this card. The colors are gorgeous too!

    Mishy

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  12. Gorgeous. I love the splash of pink against the blue. :)

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  13. Gorgeous. I love the splash of pink against the blue. :)

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  14. so fabulous! way to work all those inchies!! you have way more patience than I do!

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  15. It's sooooo cute!
    Love it!
    The stitching makes the card!
    Nicely done!
    TFS!

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  16. Amazing, Amy! I love those inchies and the bling strings! A beautiful card all around. And yup, I do have a new profile pic. ;)

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  17. Darling card, amazing stitching work!!!! And so much fun reading about you, I was thinking that you are not sleeping at all... but now I know it's only in the weekdays... :):):)

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  18. A simply stunning card! Love the detail and stitching of your inchies!

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  19. Beautiful Christmas card, Amy! You are correct about all the stitching, that is why sometimes I just do faux! Yours is lovely! Have a wonderful Wednesday!

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  20. great card, amy! love the color combo and the pretty ornaments.
    i still have to make my card for this week, eeekkk...too many projects running through my head, hehe.
    hope you have a wonderful day!
    *hugs* steph :)

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  21. This is SUPER pretty, Amy! I really love the color combo!

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  22. had to click on the pic to see all that stitching and inches up close, just to make sure you didn't cheat! lol fantastic card girl and i need/want those dies! off to Ellen's i go :)

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  23. Cute card Amy! Love the bright ornaments!

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  24. First off, fabby Xmas card! With the crazy rain we've been having...it's Xmas flashback here.

    2ndly....what??!! 760 blogs in your GR??? no wonder you don't get much sleep during the week....woman, you ARE the ultimate blog-a-holic!!! :))))

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  25. Amy, I love, love this card! And holy caw, did you do a lot of stitching, my friend! I've been wanting a light tent for some time now, but I just can't figure where ti install it, so tiny is my house, lol!

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  26. Oh wow, you truly did make a quilt out of your inchies with all that stiching. How wonderful! I had the same problem with the light tent my DH got me for Christmas. It's not the same one as yours but it came with 4 backdrops and they were wrinkling as all heck. I steam pressed two of them with pretty good results, but I won't be folding them again! I know they will be much easier to keep wrinkle free rolled and in a tube.

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  27. It is set up in your garage? You are one dedicated photographer Amy! NO WAY would I trek through the snow and cold to take photos in my garage!
    But this card is fabby, and I bet you are exhausted after making so many of them!

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  28. Hey Amy!! Beautiful!! Love your card and all that crafty goodness about yourself.

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  29. Awesome! Great design and I love the bright happy colors! :)

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  30. wow! all the work that went into making this card, girl. i bet it looks amazing in person. fabulous work! really enjoyed reading a little more about you, too!

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  31. LOVE it! yummy pink and blue!

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  32. What a lovely card! The colors just pop! :)

    Always happy to learn a little more about you...my craft supplies are organized in a disorganized way...;)

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  33. LOVE LOVE LOVE this card....so Very Pretty Amy!!!

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  34. I can see you put in tons of work to stitch this card up! I actually zoomed in to see all those inchies and stitches...way to go girl! :D

    Have fun experimenting with your light tent! I created one using an old carton box with my desk lamp for lighting..hee hee..

    You got me laughing out real loud with your craft hallway, ROTFL... I'm taking it one step at a time...first I need to conquer my hubby's territory in the 'our' study :P

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  35. Ok, so the colors and patterns are just amazing, what's new?! You are the queen at combining rocking patterns.

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  36. 760+ blogs on your google reader?? REALLY?? i can barely keep up with the 35+ on my favorites that i save on my laptop!

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Cheers,
~amy~