Friday, April 8, 2011

modern cameo and giftie set

Happy Friday!

I have a couple things to share with you today....

First up is a cameo card...

I picked up the Maya Road Mini Chipboard set from Ellen's....


The chippies have been painted with Adirondack Espresso and Lettuce paint dabbers.  I've had them for awhile and finally cracked them open.  I love the 'texture' that the acrylic paint gives the chipboard.  I added the Queen and Co pearls...I used the Hero Arts Music Background with memento rich cocoa ink.

I actually originally envisioned an ATC...but ended up mounting it onto the Stampin' Up Chocolate Chip Cardstock....  I love the contrast of the panels.

I was inspired by the CR84FN22:


Next up is a giftie set of mini 3 x 3 cards:


Seriously, Hambly paper just 'sings'...you really don't have to add much to them...

I did alter a tin for the cards...they will be packaged up with some glassine envies.


In the set there are 2 cards with embellies...


I decided to not make all the cards 'bumpy' in case the recipient wants to actually send them out without having to mess with extra postage!


The diecut and sentiments are a combo of 2 different PTI sets...


The stitching is a nice touch on such petite cards...


The set has been made especially for one of my friends.  We will be celebrating her belated birthday festivities soon.  She's a pretty clean & simple girl...so I kept the overall design specific to her.

I was inspired by the current Waltzing Mouse Sketch Challenge, Mini Cards:


I was also inspired by one of the new Moxie Fab World Challenges:



I love that Cath says  to 'give away' your challenge set... I'm a prolific card maker but it takes me forever to send out or give my projects aways...what's up with that?!  I do have to admit that going to the post office is something I really dread...there is always a line but luckily the peeps at my local post office are super fun.  I welcome Cath's challenge....and thank you Cath:)  

**art**


Check it out....I had the boy take a pic of me with my phone...I'm standing in front of the Pike Place Market's Gum Wall.  

The kids and I spent the day yesterday like tourists...did a ton of walking in Downtown Seattle.  We brought along one of the kids' friends...tired her out:)  We toured the Olympic Sculpture Park...had lunch at the Spaghetti Factory...walked around the Pike Place Market...I may have had to come back home to take a power nap!

Last thing...


Pop on over to the Flashback Friday Challenge blog....a new challenge is UP now:)  We have a great new and fabbie Sponsor....Emily Keaton, my Flashback Friday 10.0 Guest Designer has picked an oh-so-fun challenge!!!!

43 comments:

  1. Love what you did with the cameo! :) And how awesome is that gift set? ;)

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  2. good for you, cutting into your Hambly! I always have such a hard time cutting mine. Super cute set, and I love the cameo card!

    great photo, too!

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  3. Awesome cards!! Seriously, gum wall??

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  4. Loveeeeeeeeee the cards!!! Loving that cameo and the card set too!! And LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE that photo of you!!! And hehehehehe to the gum wall... I guess its better than being on the bottom of your shoe! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

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  5. LOVE your cards and that new picture of you!

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  6. LOVE LOVE that Photo!!! Perfect for an avatar...Your cards ar all wonderful Amy. Love the Cameo and the little set is just Adorable!!

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  7. Fab cards, especially the gift set. Wouldn't want to get to close to the gum wall.... might stick [lol}, but love the cool new pic! Have a great weekend!

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  8. ok...first off the cards are AMAZING..and that wall wow..very cool- and gross at the same time..I like it!

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  9. what fun stuff here today Amy! love that cameo card - and your cute WMS sketch cards! Ewwww - a gum wall?!?!?! but it sure makes a great backdrop for your pic (if you don't think about it!!!LOL!!!)

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  10. You have been one busy lady. I love all the cards especially the mini ones. Yuck I would not have stood that close to that gum wall. Did you add any to it?

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  11. Oh everything is so lovely! Those note cards are too sweet with that paper...just like you said, just add a cool shape and sentiment with some coordinating ribbon and they are perfect!

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  12. Wow! Such pretties, I love your work :)
    Hugs
    Laura

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  13. Awesome cards Amy! Love the cameo card and those little minis are adorable!

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  14. Beautiful cards, Amy! Love your set for Moxie Fab. I am like you, I don't find it hard to give away, just hard getting it [packaged and to the post office. So glad you took the time with your kids to play yesterday. There is always so much to do that we rarely tourist. I was the perpetual tourist, I grew up in San Antonio, and eveyone that visited wanted to see the Alamo, the zoo, the missions, the River Walk, Sea World,etc. Have a great weekend!

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  15. Great cards, Amy! I wish I had met you before I went to Seattle last year, so I could meet up with you. I had my pic taken on the same wall! :)

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  16. Gorgeous cameo card...LOVE the cute minis and that pic is just FAB!!

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  17. I'm so lovin' that splash of green against the cameo. Gorgeous. Love your adorable note cards too.

    And look at that gum wall. Gotta show this photo to my daughter. She'd get a kick out of seeing it. LOL :)

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  18. Gorgeous cards... Love the cameo with pearls :) and i love sets of cards.. bright and cheery :D

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  19. Love the cute cards as usual and that cute photo of yours. I don't think I can go near that gum wall! LOL.
    And yes, I dread going to the post ofc too, not sure why?!

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  20. Love, love, love that notecard set and your cameo card Amy! If you need an address to send your INCREDIBLE art to, let me know!
    You are such a doll, and even a disgusting wall-o-gum cannot detract from your beauty.

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  21. Awesome cards!!! And what a great photo of yours!!

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  22. Gorgeous cards! Love the cameo and the gift set!
    What a beautiful pic of you too.

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  23. I know so many people think its gross, but I actually like the gum wall! And thats a fabulous pic of you! The cards are lovely and love your set!

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  24. nice profile pic! and pretty cards! love the cameo!

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  25. OK just the thought of you perhaps touching any of that gum made me forget what i was going to say about your cards!! lol you didn't did you??? please say no!!
    fab new pic :)

    super cards of course and i love the gift set :) need to find me some of those envies to add to my sets before giving out.

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  26. LOVE these sets of projects and your photo's just adorable. Little man did a great job snapping!!

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  27. wow, sounds fun to walk around and take the picture behind you is a gum wall...what an art!
    the photo snapped, is gorgeous..just a phone snapped..!
    your projects are FAB!! have a great weekend!! woot woot

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  28. I love your new photo, Amy! The CAS card is wonderful, as is that beautiful gift set. I love it all!

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  29. Love all the fabby cards today... especially those mini ones.

    oooh... love your pix... so pretty! the gum wall... not so much. I saw it while in Seattle last year and literally was grossed out. You are so brave!

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  30. your cameo card is so elegant. and that set of card is so cute!! fab projects!

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  31. Wonderful cards! And love the new picture, and we have a street likt that to!

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  32. Fabulous collection of projects Amy! Love the elegant cameo sporting the pearl necklace! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN and the WMSC :) Your new pic looks awesome :)

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  33. Wow i love your cameo designs they are always so lovely with such a stylish edge.
    And you other creations are so beautiful too
    love tasha xx

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  34. Ewww I avoided the gum wall when I was there! Hubby's childhood best friend married a girl from Seattle and they lived there for 5 years moved back here for free health care(having a baby is cheaper here!) And than some super close friends moved there for there jobs almost 3 years ago and just bought a house back here and are moving back! Hmm hubby and I should visit them before they move back! :> Reading about your fun reminds m e of my trip there! :> I love your camo card today! It's so fresh and vivid! And I so love that set! I LOVE making sets!

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  35. sounds like u had an amazing day with the kids!! nice pic too lol!!!! :)and your cards are soooooo lovely! the cameo one is so dainty & sweet!! :)

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  36. Love the cameo! That gum wall freaks me out though! Sounds like you had a great time!

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  37. gum wall......wow! very colorful :) i love visiting pike's place! we have a spaghetti factory here too. how's the food? hubby's been talking about doing a 3-4 day trip to seattle. i really like visiting there!

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  38. Lady, your eyes and your smile absolutely make my day!!! You are the coolest thing since sliced bread!! I should know, I'm the first to ever slice bread! And this is like the best, most creative post EVER! Love the cameo with the green in back, and those small kraft cards are absolutely the best, and the paper is delicious! Sure hope you're having a creative Sunday!!

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  39. Hey Amy! Thanks for linking these up to the Card Set Challenge in the Moxie Fab World in celebration of 350 Cards & Gifts Week! Good luck in the random drawing! :)

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  40. swooning over that Hambly card set & loving your new photo, Amy! So cute :)

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  41. Ooooo, all good, from that wonderful cameo to the fun gift cards. So thoughtful of you not to put buttons on everything LOL! I was so excited to learn that the department downstairs from me at work has a postage machine and does the honor system. No more visits to the post office for me - hurray! Last time I went to the PO, there was a small marsupial on the shoulder of the guy in front of me and while waiting in the long line someone else hit on me - the line could not move fast enough!!!

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  42. beautiful cards! yeah to hambly! love my hambly too :)

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Cheers,
~amy~