Wednesday, February 2, 2011

happy pink birthday..

Birthday's...you gotta love them, right?  Actually I DO love birthday's....this is a card that I made especially for Darin's sister...she loves the color pink:


Don't know why I had such a hard time taking a pic of this one but bear with me.  I used Echo Park's Be Mine for this card.  The base is 6x6...The Happy Birthday sentiment is from a Teresa Collins stamp set.  I topped off the card with PTI buttons, Kaisercraft bling and a ZVA flourish for the little Martha butterfly.

I was inspired by the fab sketch over at Pixie Dust Paperie by Kirsty:

Here's another project for you...

I've been meaning to do a fun non-peep layout:


Here's a little back ground on this layout...if you know me...you know that I LOVE coffee...unfortunately I love it too much...on the weekends, it isn't unusual for me to drink um, 10 cups...okay, okay...more on that on another day....Last week I happened to pop into a Seattle's Best Coffee shop...the cup had the words....half full...printed on it...LOVE that....so a layout was born...


 Do you notice that most of my layouts are sassafras?  I just love their use of color and images...

I wanted to create little vignettes...there is lots of layering...the Just Ducky square is actually 2 different layers...the duck panel has been fussy cut and layered onto a floral piece.  The monogram A has been fussy cut and I knew I wanted to add the Hero Arts silhouette image...

Guess what?  I FOUND my Tim Holtz Rosette die...I had told some of my bloggie friends that I bought the Rosette die and promptly put it somewhere 'really special'...well, over the weekend, I was digging around in my Die box and BAM...there it was...right where it was suppose to be?!!!!  You'll be seeing these puppies...alot...good grief, that makes rosettes soooo easy!  The star paper and the green bloom are Sassafras..I layered a smidge of pale yellow wool Impress felt inbetween those 2 layers...


Do you see it?  I did random green stitching on some of the 'rays'...perhaps if you squint, you might see it:)  I've been loving that vintage green thread {green IS my favorite color}...

I knew that when I saw this sketch by The Studio Challenge...I had to play along:


Really, it was Valerie that inspired me...LOVE her work!  

The little challenge that went along with the sketch was to incorporate a handmade embellie...that's my Rosette...that counts, doesn't it?  I did have to fold it up myself:)

**EAD Designs News** 

Pop over to EAD Designs and see what Jenn's been up to:



Check out the E.A.D Designs February Steal!!!


Okay, whew, I was a chatty cathy....thanks for stoppin' by...There might be something fun going on Friday....just lettin' you know:)

46 comments:

  1. I love that pink card! Just full of pretty details! :) You're so good with sketches...I always simplify ;)

    How awesome is that layout!!!! First of all, you had me at Sassafras!!! Then those fussy details and that rosette...I need that die now...lol...Love your layout!!! :)

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  2. really pretty card! i love the colours you used. Great layout too, loving the bright colours and flowers! yum ! =)

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  3. I'm a crazy coffee drinker too! Maybe it's an Amy thing..LOL..♥♥♥ that layout, I might have to try out that sketch! and your card is super adorable!

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  4. This layout is amazing!! I love it. I love the colors and the design. The whole thing is fab beyond words. Great job!

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  5. Love your card Amy and that Layout is just Awesome...fraid I'm a coffee addict too....love it! Huhugs!

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  6. Beautiful card and such a fun layout!

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  7. DANGGGGG Amy these are both amazing!! The card is great but all of those fun details and colors on your non-people layout just made me smile. I just discovered that I have the largest scrapbook store on the Gulf Coast 5 miles away from my home. I am soooo going in today to see if they have that Rosette die!!

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  8. Gorgeous card and I loooooove that cute, fun lo!! So fab!!!

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  9. Wow Amy I am lovin the pink themed birthday card & I love Birthdays but in about 1o years I may change my mind!

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  10. I love pink and black. So elegant on your card. And that layout is super cute.

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  11. hehe, you're amazing, miss amy! love love love your card! darin's sister will love it too. love the be mine collection and love how you used kirsty's fab sketch! and your LO, woWee! i need to learn from you! love all the layering and your use of papers and fussy-cut pieces. wowee!!! thanks for sharing and have a great day! *hugs* steph :)

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  12. Stunning LO! You added so many fun beautiful details. I too love Sass for LOs, so this is great inspiration!

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  13. Wow Amy, What a post! I love your birthday card, bling is wonderful!and that page is awesome. Love your design and the colors are brilliant! Hope you are staying warm, it is cooold here! I am staying in until it goes away!

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  14. What fun projects Amy! Love all the gorgeous DP and your sweet touches :)

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  15. what a fun layout!! love all the layered embellishments.

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  16. What a pretty creation Amy, pink + black! tell me about it, so lovely! Plus lots of pretty embellishments, beautiful! Thanks for playing along with Pixie! : )

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  17. ohhhh such a pretty card LOVE the EP... and such a super fun page.. I {heart} Sass!!! love what you did with it

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  18. really diggin the first card, its just screams DIVA to me! :)

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  19. Loving the pink card, can't go wrong with pretty papers and bling.
    The page is lovely too, I am really eying that rosette die. So glad you found yours.

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  20. sweet cards! love the colors, layout and both are so fun! you create such cute cards! hope you have a happy hump day!

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  21. Love your pink card with the music and all the pretty papers Amy! and your page design is so bright and sunny! that's a lot of coffee on Saturday's kiddo!! LOL!!

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  22. Wowza!! What an awesome page and card! You are smokin' girlfriend!

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  23. Ok, Amy, I love your gorgeous card but I love your layout more!! 10 cups? Wow, that's a lot. LOL Then again, that has inspired an amazing layout, right? ;) I have a little something for you on my blog!

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  24. oooh love, love this card-very chic.
    Great layout too-love the cheery colours.
    Lynn x

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  25. Fun stuff, Miss A! Lovin' the bright, happy colors!

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  26. ♥sweet mother of HOLY WOW onna pitchfork!!!!!!!!!!!!!!♥ (ok, sorry to everyone who is not amy or me, b/c that sounds INSANE...but i had to make up a BRAND NEW exclamation just for this amazing post!!!!!!!!)

    ok, your sketch card is ♥FAB♥U♥LOUS♥! and not just b/c it's kirsty's sketch combined with my current fave papers... (just got that EP set!) ...but the fact that it's pink & sparklee & AMY-licious doesnt hurt either, right?!

    as for that LO ma'am! yeeeeeeeeeeowza! i feel like i should go learn polish or ukrainian or some other totally new-to-me language just so i can sing it's praises in words i've never ever used before. b/c IT IS THAT COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!! in every single way!!!!!!!!!!!!! (♥WOW♥!)

    ps: TEN cups??!?! seriously??!?! ok, NO WONDER you don't sleep much!!!!! :) :) :)

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  27. mmm... yummy paper and colors on your card. love the elegant details, too. and wow! such a fun layout! the details are amazing, girl! love love it and i WANT that rosette die!!!! =) fab layout!

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  28. A post jam packed full of goodness starting off with that wowzer of a card. Love the classic pink and black. Then, bam, you steal the show with that layout! LOVE IT! It seems so you!

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  29. First of all, don't you love LaurenB's comments...they are like mini novels...I love when she pops by my blog! LOL

    Second, if I send you my address will you make me a birthday card as beautiful as the one here??? WOW Love it!

    And last but not least - Drop Dead Amazingly Gorgeous layout...STUNNING is the word that comes to mind really!

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  30. Just gorgeous! Next to you I am probably the biggest coffee drinker... already went thru four boxes of k-cups for my Keurig... and I've only had it three weeks.

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  31. oh what a lovely card. I am sure Darin's sister will love it. I like the bling on the butterfly. That layout is fabulous I love the duck paper and just ducky. Where did you find the black label for your machine? I can only find white paper or clear around here.

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  32. wow, I love the pink card..you really able to follow most of the sketch..that's really good...and the colors you picked with pink and black with white background are great combo...and the 2nd one with lovely colors like rainbow..LOVELY!!

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  33. I have MISSED you soul sistah!!! I love love love love the card and that lo! LOVING the colors and awesome designs! Thanks babe for playing along with The Studio! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

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  34. What lovely projects! I love the hot pink and black!

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  35. Heart this layout so! Love the pink card (so fun) but your layouts are always funky cool!

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  36. good grief that is a ton on detail on this awesome page :)

    10 cups?? you are right up there with my mom! but if you ask her she will say.......oh i ONLY had 3 cups! think she uses "mom" math *giggle*

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  37. wowzer !!!...I love that pink card... Swoon..YES!!!...Just full of pretty details! ...as always you're so good ...hugs...

    Hey Sista.... I miss you so much... heaps... miss coming to your 'home'...missing all the great stuffs....miss miss miss... LOL...xoxo

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  38. That card wow I love pink!
    Love the lay out, so different but love the colors and those beautiful details!

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  39. Okay, that layout is PHENOMENAL!!! And the card is WOWY gorgeous!! Absolutely love those colors and all the bling and embellies!

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  40. OMG your card is GORGEOUS! i love the EP papers and the fun layout
    love tasha xx

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  41. is that a sign you got too much stuff?!! LOL! glad you found that die!

    love the fun sassafras LO! and the black & pink is so classy paired together!

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  42. Such gorgeous projects Amy.. The card colour and element combo is just so gorgeous :D

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  43. 10 cups is just crazy Amy! But if the result is this wonderful Sassafras LO, then drink on.

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  44. Wow Amy - I was enjoying that post to the fullest, loving your card, then your layout and there I see you gave me a shout-out. You are a sweetheart. I am honored to be an inspiration to you, as you have been inspiring me for a long time!! Your sketch layout is gorgeous!! (that was a fun one, huh?) Thank you Amy :)

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  45. Gosssh! 10 cups??? Is that how you fuel all these great ideas? LOL! I love the smell of coffee, but I simply can't take any of them... it gives me palpitations... so most of the time I just stick to plain water :)

    The pink card is simply gorgeous and the LO is super funky! Love the burst of colours!

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  46. Yes, I'm in here AGAIN! Just have to say that I stinkin love that gorgeous card!! And all the little deets on the layout - wowza!! Feelin the love??!! =)

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Cheers,
~amy~