Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Life is Good...

If you popped by here on tuesday, you read that it was my boy's birthday...if you're seeing this particular post on Wednesday, I'm behind and didn't get my normal Jingle Belle's card done for today because I was too busy celebrating my boy's birthday last night:)

Mobile crafting...I'm not so good at it.  I can't seem to pack the right things...crafting at Darin's should be easy'ish...I have a Janome, a paper cutter {ugh, a purple cow one...I can't seem to get the right measurements?!},  ATG gun...the basics...they are all stored at his place...but not the paper and embellies...those are the things I need to pack.  Well, I thought I packed my stash of Basic Grey Life of the Party Line...NOT...then I realized I tend to be all girly...not much in the unisex stuff...especially in what I did pack with me.

I did happen to bring along the Pebbles Happy Go Lucky line and was able to squeeze out a pretty stinkin' cute dude card:


My kids are my biggest fans {and biggest critics} of my work...the boy thinks CAS is lame...taking the easy way out...too plain...personally, I think CAS is a work of art...it has to be done 'just so'....anywho's...I was pretty pleased with this card...the orange circles?  I used a votive candle base to trace the shape and cut it out..talk about good 'ole craftin'....you'll be happy to know that I got the 'thumbs up' on this card...oh yeah, note to self, bring a stash of envies to Darin's...LOL.  The boy absolutely knew I wrapped the gift since it was in a Janome box and The Twinery Caribbean that topped off his package...{yes, I did retrieve the box and the twine!}....

I was inspired by the latest clean & simple sketch:


Here's another pic from my boy's birthday party...me and darin...sooooo happy to have him in my life...


Life is Good.

44 comments:

  1. Beautiful! CAS perfection! LOVE the colors!!!

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  2. Love your card Amy and that is a gorgeous photo of you and Darin :)

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  3. Love the CAS card! Bold and beautiful! And how sweet is that pic of the lovebirds!!!! :)

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  4. the card came out great, and a fantastic photo of you 2!

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  5. Lovely card! And that is a cute picture!

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  6. Love the card, Amy and that you had so much fun trying to figure out how to make it with what you had at the time! Great picture and glad you are so happy!

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  7. I think this card is AWESOME Amy! Your dude card ROCKS, and the pic of you and your man is too cute!

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  8. Your CAS card is simply stunning !!! You & Darin so cute!! Hugs xoxo

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  9. love the sentiment !! LIFE IS GOOD!!!! you look great in your new profile photo :D

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  10. I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee the card!! Very cool how you made the design and love love love love the photo of you and Honey! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

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  11. LOVE your card! Super impressed you can pack and create on location! Great picture of you two, so happy he's more than just D now! :)

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  12. Such a pretty card, love the colors! A gorgeous photo of the two of you too, what a cute couple!

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  13. I love your CAS card! Clean and simple is a good thing! Great pic of you and your man!

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  14. LOVE everything about this card!!!!! stunning!!! what a cute pic of you 2.

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  15. Life is GOOD! LOVE the pic! Hope the party was FAB for everyone! Your card is AWESOME! LOVE the colors!

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  16. I love CAS and your card is just perfection. Do me a favor and don't show your boy my blog. lol
    LOVE the photo of you and D.

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  17. This CAS creation is perfect--good for you for getting back-to-your-roots crafty on it. So glad you had a great Bday celebration for your son!

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  18. PS I would have taken the sewing machine box and baker's twine back, too. ;)

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  19. Hi Amy! I suppose crafting in pj's all day long is not such a terrible thing after all ;) lol Love your beautiful card btw! And you and Darin are absolutely gorgeous!!! Love that pic to bits :) :) :)

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  20. nobody deserves "the good life" more than you, missus!!! sooooooo awesome to see you looking gorgeous and happy with SUPERMODEL "d"!!! ♥♥♥

    love this FABULOUS c&s card... and you can tell the boy from me *NO WAY* is it the "easy option" sooooo much work and thought and good design goes into working with LESS STUFF! (as we know, i CANNOT pull it off AT ALL!!!) :)

    xoxoxoxlb♥

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  21. Fantastic card! Love the blue and orange together and all that circle repetition! Glad you two had a great day yesterday!

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  22. Life is GOOD! love the card and very cute pic! hope all is well!!!

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  23. Awesome card and you two are soooooooo cute together!!!!!!

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  24. Man, I do NOT know how you can raise two teenagers, work full time, maintain two different households until "Thee date" and still craft as much as you do. I need to see a week full of "a day in the life of Amy" ~ I would love that. This is a fabulous dude creation, and I love all the crafty efforts, like the votive base! There's no way you and Darin could be any more adorable!

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  25. Great CAS card!!! Love the photo, too :)

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  26. I happen to agree with you on CAS cards, you've seemed to prove it with this card!

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  27. A great unisex card esp with such limited choices on hand.

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  28. Great card amy. Life is good indeed.

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  29. That is a pretty stinkin' cute card! Love it and love the pic of you and your honey!!

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  30. Such a fabulous card! Girl, you just need 2 of everything, lol. :)

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  31. This is fantastic I love the colors and sketch!

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  32. Hey sista! Sorry I've been such a bad bloggie-friend :( And a big happy birthday to your "baby" boy! I'm sure he'll always be yr baby no matter how big or tall he grows up to be :).

    I totally agree with you on CAS cards. I would say it takes more effort to make a simple card looks simply gorgeous even though it seems effortless... I always struggle with that. The one you have here is simply awesome!

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  33. Great pic of you with "da man", love the card. You rocked the layout!

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  34. happy bday to your boy :)
    you rocked the cas card girl :)

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  35. Your card is CAS perfection, Amy, and I love the picture of you and Darin!

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  36. So glad the boy approved of the card - those circles are pretty great for old fashioned hand cutting! Such precision (and I love that Pebbles line).
    The picture of you and your guy is great Amy - you both look so happy :)

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  37. Adorable picture of you two! And I'm sooo lovin' that card. Crafting on the go is hard for me too. :)

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  38. great pic of you and darin!

    one time i opened a present in front of the boys and they were so funny....after i untied the ribbon, they retrived it for me and said, "for your crafts". taught them well i guess!

    love your CAS card!

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  39. You're SO cute! Starring at THIS card and your radiant faces is testimony, enough! Fabulous!

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  40. fabulous CAS boy card! LOVE the design and the colors you used. so glad to hear that you had fun celebrating, too!

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  41. love your CAS card Amy!! and Happy Brithday to ur boy!! :) I can never craft mobile too *lol*! never can decide what are the essentials i will need hehehe :)

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Cheers,
~amy~