Sunday, March 13, 2011

hello friend...

Sunday already?

Well, the weekend is simply flying by...I had a Stampin' Up Party yesterday that was a ton of fun...{a big shout out to my caterers...costco and my kidlets...they set up everything for me!} then proceeded to have to go to the mall afterwards because I 'had' to make a return...my 30 day deadline was, yesterday...ugh.  So, last night I knew that I wouldn't have the time or energy to make a card, let alone slam together a blog post!

This morning I woke up and felt like being crafty so I decided to finish the project that I had started yesterday morning...


Alas, karma was trying to remind me that it is okay to not post...to skip a day...because I had to go to the photog studio {aka garage...the very COLD garage} 3 different times...obviously, the first time was to take the pics...the second time I noticed one of the pearls was missing {ugh}...the third time was to actually change up the backdrop because the seam binding ribbon was fading into my normal white backdrop...

I had challenged myself to use my lil cuttlebug as much as possible for this project:

1.  Scallop circle
2.  PTI blooms
3.  QK Retro Diamonds {did you know that it has 2 patterns depending on what side you end up using..good grief, I just figured that out this morning...}
4.  Nesties Label 4

My actual circle panel was done with my retro coluzzle.  

The kraft is PTI but all the other cardstock is Stampin' Up...

1.  bashful blue
2. so saffron
3. cameo coral
4. mellow moss

The sentiment is from the Paper Smooches Friendly Flowers set...the CHF polka dot backgrounder was inked with PTI Aqua Mist.

There's a smidge of The Twinery's Lemondrop {they have THEE sweetest names..}

My colors were inspired by the Moxie Fab World Oh So Lovely Tuesday Trigger


I was thrilled to see this trigger as I actually have it on one of my Pinterest boards...along with this other bouquet....love the look of the succulents in the arrangements...

I knew I wanted to use this week's Waltzing Mouse sketch:

Whew, there you go for a girl that was going to take the day off the ole blog...I know...I know...but when you're feeling the craft'ola'ness....you gotta go with it:)


51 comments:

Karen B. said...

Beautiful Amy. For some reason, I really liked your post too. Makes you feel more normal, more like me. Hee hee! I have so many of the same problems too!

Laurel said...

I love this card, so many elements on it!

annieambriel said...

wah la... Love the play on so many things... the pearls, blooms embosssed, button twine.. all the gorgeous elements... such a pretty one Amy... happy sunday :)

sherryann (aka Sherry Eckblad) said...

Love the card. How sweet of the kidlets to help the Momma out when she needed it. Hope the SU party went great.

Jamie Lane [Cripps] said...

This is so pretty! I so adore the embossing :)

Kelley Eubanks said...

Super cute Amy! I love the embossing and the pretty flowers!

Tasha said...

Oh i love this, its so fun and funky, awesome colours
love tasha xx

Debgem said...

I really like this - lots of texture and super flowers! It's fab!

sweet craf-tea chick said...

love your card, amy! so cheerful and a wonderful card for a friend. thanks for sharing and have a great Sunday! *hugs* steph :)

xiumaiyuki said...

Fantastic take on the Moxie Fab Trigger!!! Love those pretty flowers!

♥ Marlou ♥ said...

hi Amy, sorry haven't popped by in a while :( the follow google reader spoils it for blog hopping as all your lovely work pops up and this is just stunning and adoring the cool scooter card, its fab!! hope u are well hugzz xx

Terrie B x said...

Absolutly `Gorgeous` ..phewww sounds like you girls had fun Amy:) x

TesaB said...

Beautiful!!! LOVE those pti flowers!!!

The leafes dies are from Magnolia. Swedish stamp company, but there are retailers in the US too.

joeygirl86 said...

Love it Amy! Those flowers and the embossing is perfect!

AnitaRex said...

I love that you were determined to use your cuttlebug as much as possible! And what a lovely card you created! :>

rudlis said...

Beautiful card. I love the embossing and colours.

Elise said...

Aaaaaawww, FRIEND! YOU are so beyond amazing with your energy, craftiness, talent and kindness, I'm sure WE would wait for sweet YOU to take a day off or two! BUT, since you are SO amazing {I'm glad you DIDN'T! hee hee - No, but seriously, YOU could...!} Anywhoo, I'm glad I didn't have to wait to see this inspiring gem! It's exquisite! I laughed out loud to learn of your photog pain {been there DONE that!} but DARLIN, it was WORTH the effort - SINCERELY! THIS card is GORGEOUS!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I love love love this card Amy! I loveeeeeeeeeeeee the colors, the scallops and loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeee the flowers!! GORGEOUS! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

I love your post and the great comments... Lovely card, but I like the details the best! I'll take the day off for you, does that make you feel better?

Tracey said...

SOOO glad you didn't take a day off LOL! This is pure sweetness!!! LOVE it AMy!!

Hazel said...

It's such a happy card, I love it. Hazel x

alienanessa said...

Well, we're certainly fortunate that you felt crafty this morning!! This is a fantastic card, everything is just wonderful, all the textures and those flowers...spot on!!!

Mary Duffek said...

Bright fun and sweet! Sooo cute.

Aimes said...

Well you certainly made that sweet li'l bug work hard, girlie! LOVE this super sweet, super fun card - that embossed background is fabby!
Y'know you are allowed a day off from bloggin' - I won't hold it against ya! *wink*
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Lindsay said...

This is so cute Amy! I love the impressed background and the flowers! This is so fun!

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card, Amy! Great trigger card, I love the embossing! Hugs!

Julia Aston said...

What beautiful bright colors on your flowers Amy! thanks for playing with the WMS sketch this week GF!!

Laura O'Donnell said...

great job multi challenging - the card is beautiful! can't wait to see your Stampin up goodies!

yyam said...

Oh so very pretty Amy!

I know how you feel about taking a day off...lol..I nearly died last week scheduling my posts for the week!

Julie E said...

LOL! Very pretty with all the circles and those pearls were so worth taking the second pic :>)

Jo said...

Love your card - the texture and flowers are just yummy.

jo x

Sparkle said...

Such a lovely card!

Rose said...

This card is sooo HAPPY and PRETTY! I love it, Amy!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Cute card Amy! Love those pretty flowers and texture! Thanks so much for playing along with the WMSC :)

Janetcraft said...

This is a cute round shape card...I love the embossing you did...with the flowers at the side...so LOVE...LY...

Cath said...

Hey Amy! What a fun approach to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! Thanks so much for playing along! :)

Regan said...

this ROCKS!!!!!!

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Amy.

Hugs Riet.xx

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

This is adorable, Amy!

Lea L. said...

Beautiful card, Amy! Great job with the Tuesday Trigger challenge!! ♥♥♥

Alice Wertz said...

fabulous take on both challenges and such pretty colors! fabulous card. love love this, Amy!

Lynnda Hosni said...

Fab card...nice colors...and its really Beautiful Amy!!!..hope you had a good break(Did you???LOL!!)...hugs...xoxo

Valerie said...

Gorgeous Amy!!! Love your take on the Trigger!!

Ivy said...

i LOVE that PTI die!

Angie Tieman said...

Fave! Fave! Fave! That blue textured circle with a polka dot tag, major swoon! LOVE it!

Chan said...

Love, love this card, Amy -- SO cute!

lauren bergold said...

round card... with scallops... and those LUSCIOUS c-bugged flowers & embossing... can i get a big, "oooooooooooooooooh!!!" mebbe followed by an equally enthusiastic, "♥♥♥AHHHHHH!!!♥♥♥" i can??! thanks! :) :) :)

Rose said...

super CUTE!!!! :)

ivy said...

when you say you had a stampin' up party, are you selling SU?
your mini sized card packs a lot of punch!

Bumblebee said...

Amazing! I have most of those elements, so will be trying something similar myself!Thanks for the inspiration!

cbuswell said...

Adore the color combo and sweet flowers!! thanks for joining us this week at the WMSC!!! : )