Sunday, May 22, 2011

productive multi-tasking...

I get a real sense of accomplishment when I'm able to multi-task when crafting.  I love challenges, they inspire me, so when I'm able to combine some FAB challenges, I'm a happy camper.  I wish that I had more hours in the day to be creative but realistically I do most of it during the weekend.  By the time I get home from work, I'm exhausted and just don't have the energy:(

So here's a card that I put together yesterday....
I love the latest Clean & Simple sketch:


I can seriously see myself using this again and again..

The colors are compliments of WPlus9's Color Cue:

Such a striking combo....I used PTI kraft, Stampin' Up Rose Romance/Baja Breeze.  I  managed to ink up and paper piece WPlus9's Woodgrain Silhouette.  The very versatile sentiment is Hero Arts.  I gotta say that I love the Stampin' Up Crumb Cake Seam Binding ribbon...LOVE it.

Check out the newest CAS-ual Friday challenge...Bring the Bling!


My bling is yellow which is the optional Color Cue color:)  I'm chuckling to myself now as I type up this post...I managed to lose one of the blings from upstairs to the garage where my ultra coolio photo studio is {not..it's cold and a mess}...cheap bling stinks.

Three challenges in one card...that's probably the max that I can ever manage:)

Talking about multi-tasking...check me out:

I managed to blurf and watch Tiff's fab demos:
{did you notice the sweet 'Mom' heart that the boy did for me?}


Saturday morning I spent 3+ hours blurfing....3+ glorious hours of blurfing...my idea of a perfect Saturday morning.  P.S.  I managed to pick up 3 pairs of shoes at the small size shoe event at the Nordstrom Rack:)  Dang there were a ton of Asian women....LOL...oh yeah, that includes me and my Momma.

43 comments:

  1. the colours are delish.. Lovely :)

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  2. This is pretty love the fresh colors!

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  3. wow!.. love the flower!.. fab card! :D

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  4. pinkish and turquisish...perfect !!! Beautiful card... You sure sista...3 pairs only??? LOL... hugs...xoxo

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  5. Awesome for scoring at the shoe sale! Lovely card I really like your combo of colors!

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  6. great way to multi-task the challenges. I need to try and do that one of these days.

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  7. Beautiful card, way to rock the challenges!

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  8. Well done on the the multi-tasking, was thinking of you as I just scored a whole punch of paper from a local sale and now I want to channel your ability to mix it all together. Doubt I'll manage a pair of shoes at the same time, but perhaps a challenge or two?

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  9. super sweet card - love the wood grain circle!

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  10. SO PRETTY Amy!!! Way to go with the mulit-challenges....I am over the moon excited when I can combine two LOL!!

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  11. Lovely card, Amy! Yes, multitasking is definitely a plus! I still one on one my cards, only because I have cut back on challenges! Happy day to you, glad you had fun with your mom, you will always remember the fun times.

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  12. Hey way to go on the multi-tasking, girlie! Gotta love that sweet card that fits every challenge to perfection - I need to take note and do this as there's just never enough hours in the day!
    Hugs,
    Aimes
    x

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  13. Amy this rocks! I love how you've made these 3 challenges work into such a fabulous card! Thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  14. Loveeeeeeeeeee that card! I am LOVING the colors and that sentiment! And yayyyyyyy for new shoes! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

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  15. Love your multi-tasking card, Amy! The placement of gems is perfect! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  16. Cute card Amy! Love the textured background! A girl can't have too many shoes :)

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  17. Pretty card Amy, love the pink and light blue!!

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  18. Great job on the challenge combo Amy! love the bright colors you used! and whoo hoo on getting new shoes!!

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  19. 3+ hours!!!!? WOW! I am wayyyy jealous! Thanks for checking out my UStream for ohmycrafts :) I LOVE the new blog look, BTW! Your card is soooooo beautiful! Love those bright colors and fabbie textures!

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  20. dawn picked some awesome colors, and you turned them into such a darling card, amy:) love it!

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  21. excellent multi-tasking Amy - I can not seem to handle more than one challenge at a time so I envy you multi gals!
    Wish I could shop at the small shoe section you lucky gal!
    Is blurfing blog surfing? Love it!

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  22. great colors! love the embossed background

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  23. Great challenge combo! Love that yummy woodgrain circle with the pink flower.

    Your story about the shoe sale made me chuckle - I remember being in a shoe store here in China where the saleslady was eyeing me up and down, loudly telling the other shopgirl in Mandarin what HUGE feet Americans have - hey, I only wear a US 7 1/2 to 8! She was looking at me like I had boats for feet. Didn't do my ego any favors at the time, but I get a good laugh out of it now!

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  24. Gorgeous mix of colors! :) And great score on the shoes...I love the thrill and excitement of wearing new shoes!!!

    P/s: I'm playing at fewer challenges these days too...and trying my best to combine challenges when I do!

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  25. so pretty!!! lovely card Amy! n u sure are a lucky one to get to play with those gorgeous stamps, AND for getting those shoes! ;)

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  26. I'm with you on the not enough time to be creative! You did a fab job of combining challenges for this card, Amy. I love how you used the Color Cue and the touches of bling.

    Your story about the shoe sale reminds me of the ones I used to go to in Houston. Tons of Asian women fighting over the same pair of shoes.

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  27. Very pretty, love the pops of color with kraft.

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  28. How utterly delightful is this! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  29. fabulous multi-tasking card! so pretty!

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  30. Amy this is so fabulous!! I love the color combo and that texture in the background is so pretty! Thanks so much for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  31. This is super pretty!
    Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!
    Laura

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  32. LOL so glad you found shoes :)
    and yea you for multi tasking ;)

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  33. Cracked up laughing at your shoe purchase . . . and can totally relate to the way you spent your Sunday. Blurfing is like a warm blanket, a cup of tea and a good movie all rolled into one! Love your take on all three challenges - you did good! LOL Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays! Looking forward to seeing more of your gorgeous work!

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  34. awesome card! and i totally hear you with multi-tasking. i am beat at the end of a long work day too, but finishing a project is always so fulfilling that it makes up for it.

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  35. Hiya Amy - love those bright colors and how that flower pops out of the frame. Thank you for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays.

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  36. I love your yellow bling (minus one!). And I love this card. You rock Amy. Plain and simple.

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  37. you are some kind of wonderful. doing all these cards just on the weekends. when you talked about multitasking, i was thinking about doing other things (like watching tv or listening to podcasts) while you craft . . .

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  38. Okay - that's WHAT I'm doing! A week and a day after the fact! {You're SERIOUSLY so cute and fun!} LOVE this! YOU! FANTASTIC combo of challenges, if I do say so, myself! I'm having an "Amy-FESTIVAL!" And it's delightful! Oh, and now and official word:

    THANKS for sharing your mighty fine talent with the COLOR CUE!

    yee haw!

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  39. So pretty, Amy! Lovin' your wee bit of yellow bling and all that fabulous texture! Thanks so much for playing along with our Color Cue this month!

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  40. Congrats on your win with this card!!! Well deserved!!

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  41. Congrats on your win for this fabulous card.... been meaning to send you your birthday card in the mail... would you take a rain check for another occasion?

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Cheers,
~amy~