Thursday, March 17, 2011

doily flower

Stampin' Up So Saffron...such a pretty yellow...love it teamed up with PTI's Aqua mist..makes me think of spring!


I was inspired by the color challenge over at Jay Gee's Nook:


Such a divine color combo!

I was also inspired by Yvonne Yam's guest blogger, Michelle Bertuzzi...


I'm thrilled to be fab friends with both of these lovely ladies:)  Michelle's challenge is to create a project that is not your typical style.

So when you look at my card today...

Stitching - check!
fab colors - check!
patterned paper - Whoa...no patterned paper?!!!!

I'm a patterned paper-a-holic....so there you go...I said it out loud:)

I've been skimming through the ole google reader but have been slow on the commenting...work has me absolutely exhausted by the time I get home and typically I've been falling asleep before 8 pm!  Luckily I get 1/2 of my blog posts done over the weekend...today's card was an easy smeasy one for me to do and although I was tired last night, I wanted to be creative because it helps me unwind.  I've had that gorgeous Hero Arts Circle Lace stamp for awhile and hadn't inked it up...it was long over due!

recipe
cardstock:  stampin' up so saffron, pti aqua mist
stamp:  hero arts circle lace
ink:  pti aqua mist
misc:  vintage thread, misc seam binding ribbon, prima bloom



55 comments:

  1. Oh Amy, This is just GORGEOUS!! Like a fresh spring breeze :)

    (-: Heidi

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  2. Even it's not your normal style... It's gorgeous ... Nice colors... The bloom just pop up beautifully ... Take it easy.. Hugs ... xoxo

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  3. beautiful card. great color combo, too!

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  4. THis is lovely sweet. Love love the colour combo :)

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  5. Whoa, no patterned paper? Your design is STILL beautiful! How do you do that? Hope you are taking it easy.

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  6. I think this card is lovely Amy. The colours and that gorgeous flower do speak of spring. I am thrilled you were able to join in our challenge at Jay Gee's :)

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  7. Wow, I'm speechless, Amy! You really have an eye for colours and composition. I just love this!

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  8. Gorgeous! LOVE the aqua paired with the yellow!!

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  9. This is such a gorgeous card Amy!! You pulled just the right amount of color from the the inspiration photo!

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  10. Such a cheerful card Amy! Like a ray of sunshine :) Love that gorgeous flower!

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  11. Yeah, love this card Amy! The doily stamp, the colors and that big delightful flower...AWESOME!

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  12. A real BEAUTY AMY!!!! LOVE it!!!

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  13. This is so lovely! It's like your softer side! That color challenge picture is so beautiful, I'll have to go check it out. You are the QUEEN of finding challenges! :)

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  14. Loveeeeeeeeee this!! Loving that flower! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

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  15. what a wonderful card Amy.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  16. love your card, amy! those colors are fab together! the doily stamp is so pretty and love the bloom. i hear ya girl. i am pretty exhausted after work too...hope you get to rest up. have a great day, amy! *hugs* steph :)

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  17. Happy Day to you , Amy! Love your card and the color duo!

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  18. the first step is admitting you have a problem! lol NO pattern paper?? YIKES!! LOVE my patterned paper :)

    I love how you made your own with that beautiful stamp :)

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  19. sweet card! so amazing you didn't use any DP! love your background and flower! hope you have a wonderful day!

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  20. Whoa! No patterned paper? That's so unAmy!;)
    CAS and pretty though! :) Love that doiley stamp....

    Thanks for playing along with my guest Michelle's challenge!

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  21. I sure hear ya, on the exhaustion thing! {Zzzzzz.....} Oh, oh, OH! No, I'm good! I'm WIDE awake because: YOUR CARD JUST LIT ME UP LIKE a OPEN sign, flashing at dawn! IT'S gorgeous! Oh, doily, doily, doily - you make EVERYTHING look amazing! LOVE it, dear!

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  22. holy gorgeous color combo!! and I am in LOVE with doily stamps!! gorgeous amy!!

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  23. My godness this is so beautiful, i love the gorgeous colours and fabulous flower
    love tasha xx

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  24. beautiful creation/designing Amy! I know what you mean about stamps... I have a ton of hero that have never been inked... someday! : )))))
    Pam Going Postal

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  25. Oh so fantastical! love the doily stamp ;)

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  26. That color challenge is truly one of the more beautiful ones that I've seen {the teacup clock is adorable}! Yep, that saffron {loooove cooking with saffron, despite its expense ugh} and aqua mist are absolutely happy together. Love the coupling with the ribbon bow and flower - I too adore and nearly always have to use patterned paper, but what you did here looks like you have no preference, just like you do this all the time =) !!!!!

    I was actually wondering how the work thing is going, and if it's impacting your stamina or not. I completely know what you mean about exhausted at night with your body complaining that 'one more thing' ain't gonna happen. Keep hanging in there...they knew what they were doing when they picked you!!

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  27. So very pretty Amy. Love the doily stamp and pretty flower. :)
    Hugs~

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  28. Amy this card is seriously so beautiful! I so love the colors! And I love that there is no pattern paper! Absolutely love it! That flower! You should do it more often, it's refreshing! And stamping is SO FUN! :> I hope that work gets better and your not too tired!

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  29. oh..Amy..seriously...this is Gorgeous!

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  30. Stunning! I just love how delicate and pretty this card looks. Simply Lovely!
    :) Rach

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  31. Super, super pretty card, Amy! :o)

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  32. Amy, this card is absolutely beautiful and to tell the truth I had not even realized you didn't use pattern paper until you mentioned it. Hopefully, things will slow down just a little when you start the new job.

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  33. i wonder...HOW MANY h/a lace doily stamps just got sold to ppl who saw this, ♥♥♥SWOONED♥♥♥ and had to have it IMMEDIATELY?!?!?! my guess is about a zillion!!! LOVE THIS...now i'm off to hero and tell them they owe ya commission!!!! :) :) :)

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  34. ooh gorgeous, I was only just admiring that stamp the other day and thinking........ahem!
    I know what you mean about crafting to unwind, but one night this week I had to give in as I was literally falling asleep at the craft table!
    Linbyx

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  35. Jaw.dropping.gorgeous. You nailed this one way out of the park!!! Love that gorgeous flower!!!

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  36. A gorgeous card again Amy!!!

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  37. Fab card! Love that bold flower!

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  38. Gorgeous card! LOVE those colours!

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  39. Gorgeous bloom - perfect paired with aqua mist and so saffron. See, aqua mist really is a neutral ;>)

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  40. Love the look of the doilies on this fab card. Gorgeous colors. :)

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  41. (swoon) LOVE those stamps! Fabulous card!

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  42. So so pretty and no pattern paper now and then isn't bad ;)

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  43. your pretty card reminds me i gots to get me that lace stamp.
    take a break now & then amy...you amaze me with how much you do already!

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  44. such a beauty, Amy!! beautiful use of these colors. YUM! gorgeous card! hope work eases up a little so that you have more time to create! =)

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  45. This is so feminine and pretty. Absolutely beautiful, Amy!

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  46. No patterned paper but still yummy-licious! Love your DIY version :)

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  47. wowzers Amy!! This is so sweeet!!!! :)

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  48. This is just gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with us this month ... Ange

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  49. Wow sista, I really love this one! Thanks for participating in my challenge over at Yvonne's blog. Appreciate the shout out!

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Cheers,
~amy~