Wednesday, January 5, 2011

happy birthday to you!

Lookie Lookie...Some Cosmo Goodness...


Dontcha love that huge chippie circle?  I popped some Kaisercraft bling on it...Pop over to Ellen's....she has some GREAT stuff...I actually stopped by Ellen's yesterday and picked up my latest order....sooo much fun stuff..

I managed to fit a sweet little banner on my card for Paige's challenge over on Cards Challenge Gallery!  The rub on is vintage Stampin' up...the stitching is what I like to call whimsical...free-form..

I was inspired by CPS199:


**CRAK Alert**

Here are a couple more CRAKs I received recently...both are international goodies!

The first one is all the way from India..

Not only did Spardha send me this fabbie card...she also sent me some crochet blooms and some panels that are wonderful...you'll be seeing those on some of my cards!!

Next up is happy mail from Singapore!

Awwwwww....so very Yvonne...you can almost spot her work from a far...check it out...the skirt is felt...swoon.... 

Thanks ladies....I LOVE my happy mail!!!!!

**Flashback Friday 6.0 update**


Now that the holiday's are over come join us over at Flashback Friday 6.0!  Yvonne is my Guest DT and she picked the following challenge:

**The first card you blogged about that featured an unexpected find from your home**

Psstttt....check out her challenge project:


It is a lovely card circa 2009...check out her deets HERE

We'd love for you to Link up....YOU just might be the winner of a brand new Sparkle Creations January release stamp....and YOU might be my Guest DT AND get to pick the newest challenge....

Hope that you'll play along...the deadline is this friday at 11:59 pm PST!

**thank you**

I have to tell you that you all rock sooo much....this whole blogging community really is the best...after the Card Patterns announcement was made I received several emails and comments on my blog and FB...I love all the positive ju-ju that you all gave me and continue to give me by visiting:)  Non-bloggers don't get the whole blogging thing but I think you all can relate when I say that I truly believe that this particular blogging community is like a huge circle of my friends...I've had the opportunity to meet a bunch of my blogging friends...that certainly IS icing on the cake but my wish would be to eventually meet everyone...wouldn't that be FUN?  Crazy.....yes....but a girl can hope:)

Thank you so much for your support, I TRULY appreciate it...I feel so honored to be part of the Card Patterns Design Team and promise to make you all proud of me:)

40 comments:

  1. Hey Me first... Good Morning AMY.... woot woot love the circa card...so so sweet... love the banner...so cool... and yes such a fun sketch to play!!!....

    I don't deny... blogging community...just awesome... cyber friends... who knows... we might meet one day too.... a girl can dream big eh..... ciao...xoxo

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  2. Great cards! Love your card based on the sketch, so cute! Great way to use up that vintage rub-on!

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  3. I love love love love that card!! Those little banners you use are sooooooooooo cute!!! And loving the CRAK's you got!!!!! The skirt on Yvonne's is ADORABLE!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

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  4. Oh that Cosmo is divine! Great CRAK's you received as well! Always fun to visit you!

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  5. I'd love to meet you in person some day, and it would be twice as awesome to see in person all the fabulous cards you make, like the one above.

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  6. Another fabulous card. I really need to pull out my sewing machine and dust it off and start using it.
    Okay so what did you get at Ellen's this week?

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  7. Man, I missed so much on your blog over the holidays - bad me!! Love that circa card and I chuckled at that little girl with her big eyes. She's adorable. Thanks for consistently commenting on my blog, it means a lot to me - perhaps we can meet someday too. ;)

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  8. Your card is fabulous! Looks like you got some really cute ones, too!

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  9. Ah Amy, I love visiting your blog. It's like a big ole cup of happy in the mornings! The colors on your adorable card just scream cheerfulness!
    I'm all for meeting you and eating key lime pie together!

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  10. Howdy Amy I love you card for the CPS I came across it the other day and it didn't do much for me but wow you proved me wrong you can pack a lot of punch into this one...I think I have been trapped inside a box too long!

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  11. Congrats on the Card Patterns DT spot! I love your card. Cute little banner and Cosmo Cricket goodness, how perfect!

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  12. Congrats on the CPDT!! So deserved!
    LOVIN' that wonderful card...the banner is the perfect touch!

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  13. I just love all the work! It is amazing, and you know what I tink it is a wish from all crafters to meet once..would'nt that be great!

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  14. hey your "whimsical" stitching looks just like my "straight" stitching LOL

    super card and i love the tiny banner :)

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  15. One more amazing card, Amy! Yeah, I love that chippie doilie and your little banner too :D

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  16. love your card! i wish i could make cards like you :). wonderful cards from all over the world! thanks for sharing and have a great day! *hugs* steph :)

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  17. What a gorgeous cards Amy.

    Hugs Riet.x

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  18. Really, really gorgeous love those cosmo papers.

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  19. awwww...Love your sweet card! And post today is very heartwarming. I think you'd need to rent out a convention center if you ever want to meet all of your blogging pals! :o))))

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  20. Happy New Year, Amy! And thank you for your lovely card. Also, love the card you shown here today. So cute!

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  21. Super sweet card! Love the bling and the banner!

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  22. Amy, I love your bright and cheery B-Day card, your Happy Mail cards and the beautiful oldie-but-goodie from 2009! Love your fun (sometimes heartfelt) blog posts. Last but not least thank you for all the wonderful comments you always leave~so sweet of you to take the time! Happy New Year hugs to you and your family :o)

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  23. Gorgeous card, Amy! I love your banner. :)
    I know what you mean about the blogging world, and people who just don't "get it". Ironically, some of my closest friends are people whom I have never met IRL! I think we just have more in common because of our love of crafting and blogging.

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  24. I just discovered your blog the other day and am loving your style! I have a question for you though: What does CRAK stand for?

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  25. wow! fab card, girl! love love that little banner!

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  26. The card is divine girlfriend! I have those circa 1934 papers and I'm stumped on how to use them...Love the little banner action you have going on too!!!!

    Oh I certainly LOVE the blogging community...so supportive...you do know that you are my blogland bestie right? I love those other emails we share too...and your response time is always faster than my friends irl...lol...I love that I can always count on you...:)

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  27. Congratulations on being a part of Card Patterns DT!! :> I {heart} the blogging community...so full of fantastic people!

    And I'm also smiling over that chippie circle on your card and Happy Mail is most definitely smile worthy! :>:>

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  28. Please hold for a collective blog hug:

    COMMENCE NOW! Beeeeeeeep!

    Oh, HONEY! You are a delight! AND, I know exactly what you mean! WHEN we lift each other up, share stories, share accomplishments, crafty or otherwise... Sprinkles of the good, the bad and the frustrating... AND still make friends who would REALLY and TRULY {and I'm betting on this!} have our back in times of trouble... I BELIEVE! Sista, Amy - I believe in the power of our bloggy friend connections...

    And I'm ALWAYS proud of you! HUGS to you and, sheesh! I almost forgot about your WONDERFUL card with the WHIMSICAL stitching! Yeah, you! That tiny banner is ADORABLE! Fabulous card! Best of luck! xoxox!

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  29. You know I love ya and would LOVE to meet up one day!! Awesome fun card too! Love the colors!!

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  30. Your card is fabulous! I love the colors you used, and that banner is such a great touch! Thanks for joining us at CPS this week! ♥♥♥

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  31. Love your card Amy - and I feel the same way about this blog community and hope to meet you someday too!
    You will do an amazing job on the Card Patterns DT - can't wait to see what you make!!

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  32. very cool card Amy, luv the banner you created! what awesome card you got sent :)

    Hugs,
    C :)

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  33. Absolutely awesome work my friend!!!! You are so inspiring!!! Amazing!!!

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  34. congrats on being in paige's gallery for your banner card! fabbie!

    BTW, what is 'juju'?? =)

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  35. Amy, this is gorgeous! I love the bold yellow base and that teeny tiny banner!

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  36. love that banner!! and i saw this card over at the create blog :)

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Cheers,
~amy~