Sunday, February 27, 2011

hello...

A ginormous Happy Birthday to my Momma:)

For those that have been following me a while may remember this...my Mom, for some reason, hates being called Momma...odd because I love it when my kidlets call ME that....anywho's, luckily she isn't a regular visitor of my blog {watch her pop in today...of course!}...

I whipped this together for her giftie...

I bought a bunch of these kraft bags for my 'big business plans' that have really kind of fizzled out...the craft show business isn't too lucrative for card makers...


In that bag are several Starbucks Gift Cards...I manage to keep her supplied through the various occasions...although I guess she has to replenish her stash in the summer since it is along time in between Mother's Day and Christmas, oh yes, Grandparents Day:)  She is a daily customer of Starbucks with her "drip coffee" order...brings her own mug and saves like $0.03 a cup?  So I threw in a new Starbucks mug too:)

I was inspired by Tiff's sketch:



I'm a first timer at the Lawnscaping Challenges...but I inked up my new Lunar Lights set {LOVE it!}...


Let's see, all the patterned paper is Jillibean...I actually first stamped the Lunar Light image on the backside of the Jillibean polka dot paper...fussy cut it out and then stamped the image again on the polka dot side of the paper...that way the 'krafts' matched, kwim?  The alpha are T $ Spot, I think:) and holy moly, I'm out of my regular white thread for my machine so I used this extra thick stuff and boy oh boy, my machine was NOT diggin' it...felt like I should have been wearing protective eye wear because it was making such a racket...scared the needle was going to 'PING'...luckily it didn't...I love the dramatic look of that bold white thread though...

I'm also linking this to the Moxie Fab World Challenge:



The Paper Piecing Challenge!

My previous entry is a card with heavy paper piecing...I decided to show how paper piecing can make a subtle impact...

Okay, that's it for me today...this week is going to be a FUN one...there is going to be an EAD Designs surprise on Tuesday...so watch for it:)

41 comments:

  1. Fabulous giftbag, Amy. Love the colorcombo and the bold patterned papers!

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  2. Well Happy Birthday to your Momma! Such a fabulous giftie and I love the kraft bag and that lantern stamp you used. Aren't Tiff's sketches just the best?

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  3. Lovely giftbag, sista! :) I love it very much!
    Please convey a Very Happy Birthday wish to your mum for me! :D

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  4. Happy birthday to you Mum, hope she has a wonderful day and enjoys this sweet gift bag with Starbucks vouchers in it.

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  5. LOVE it!! What a fantastic take on the sketch too! I like to keep my mom stocked up on Starbucks gift cards too :) I always ask her if she gets sick of receiving them, the answer is always a resounding "NO"! happy birthday to you mom :)

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  6. This is super duper cute! I love it. I love the big polka dots and the polka dotted lantern. Your momma is going to love this! I know I would!!!! Sending happy birthday wishes her way! And thank you for doing us the honor of playing along with Lawnscaping! You rocked the challenge big time! :)

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  7. wow, that is some think thread! I tried heavy thread in my machine awhile back and it also didn't like it, so I went back to my regular all purpose thread. that starbucks pckg is awesome, she'll love it!

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  8. Amy, what a super cute gift bag...I'm sure "Momma" will love it! On a side note, last summer I tried my hand at selling at a few craft fairs, but it flopped as well. Luckily I still had jewelry to sell, so it wasn't all bad. Is that common? For cards to not do well at fairs/shows? (maybe it's because people feel they need a reason to buy cards, and if no bdays anniversaries are coming up, they don't?)

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  9. What a lovely little gift and tribute to your mother. I LOVE that little bit of paper piecing in your card!

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  10. its awesome...seriously great!

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  11. Oh how yummy is this! love it!

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  12. Congratulations with your mom!
    Your card is great very pretty!

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  13. what an AWESOME giftie!! and that thicker white thread is a stand out! Love it and I'm sure your Momma will with drink with delight! :)

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  14. Omgosh! I love it! It is too bad about our "business plans" fizzling out...I have had a few myself. But the good news is we have plenty of stock to make gifts now! ps..I bought my husband a set of those mugs that he was lusting over...he had to rearrange our cabinets so that he had an entire shelf for them! And since I couldnt reach my Fiesta-ware mugs...I have a small space for mine now! Ha!

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  15. Happy Birthday to your Mom Amy :) Love your decorated gift bag!

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  16. Happy Birthday to your Mama!!! I loveeeeeeee the card you made for her...and can't wait till Tuesday!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

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  17. love your krafty card/bag for your momma! hope she had an awesome birthday weekend! thanks for sharing and hope you have a lovely Sunday, amy! *hugs* steph :)

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  18. OH MAN!!! This bag rocks! I think I want one now ;) Did your mama love it? And I agree, craft fairs blow for us card makers!

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  19. Holy moses, that is a wonderful gift!! Sew in love with the sewing!!!! My gosh, with the white thread too!!! That green-dotted lamp is simply wonderful! Hey, this might make you laugh: I too had big business plans but instead of kraft, I bought about one thousand alien green (some argue it's Easter pastel, but they didn't live very long) paper bags, and I still have probably 99% of them!! =)

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  20. Happy Birthday Amy's Mom! Great gift idea and you never know when the kraft bag business might pick up!

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  21. Happy Birthday to your "momma" =)
    Cute giftbag! i love the colours and stamps!

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  22. Great project! Love the kraft color =) TFS!

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  23. LOVE those little brown paper bags! They can be dressed up so cute!! Yours is Adorable!! Your Momma will love it!! (=

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  24. Woot Woot Sista...Happy birthday to your mom!!... Love your decorated gift bag!!.... I heart your lawnlattern.. awesome!!... hugs sista... xoxo

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  25. Happy Birthday to your momma. LOL

    I am sure she will love this. Fab gift package. You get .10 off your drink for bringing your own mug. :)

    Hugs~

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  26. Happy birthday to your mom!

    What a lovely gift for her! Love the subtle paper piecing!

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  27. Amy, this card is so wonderful. Love the layout and your paper piecing. It all just works together perfectly!

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  28. Wow! Lovely gift for you mom... Happy birthday to your Momma ;-)

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  29. Super cute card bag! Love the Kraft with those papers on it! I bet 'Momma' loved it too!

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  30. oh love that .. colours blend in so well with bag.. lovely.. nice gift :)

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  31. What a thoughtful gift! I bet your "Momma" will sure Love it!! ;)

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  32. {You're SO funny! My MOMMA doesn't like that either - so we call her NANNY! hee hee}

    I much prefer Momma, Mommy, or Mom - TO: Mother! {No THANKS!} hee hee

    Meanwhile, your mom will forgive ANYTHING from a thoughtful and WAY creative girl like yourself! THIS is such a fun, YUMMY and thoughtful project! I believe I'll have another cup - in celebration! HAVE a wonderful day, my lovely friend!

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  33. Wow! Amy, I am loving this! It is funny because my momma, did not like being called that either and today is my birthday! I think this is fabulous!

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  34. fabulous and thoughtful gift for your mom! love how you decorated the bag. super project!

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  35. OMG!!! I love this card. It is super cute. Love the lantern and the background panels.

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  36. what a cool bag for momma! loving your simple paper piecing with the latern!

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  37. belated happy bday to mom!!! bet she loved this :)

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  38. Super cute! I love the kraft papers, so earthy.

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  39. such a cool gift bag for your momma! congrats on making top 3!

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Cheers,
~amy~