Saturday, September 10, 2011

October Afternoon...

I missed out on the natural sunlight when I took this pic so my apologies...I tend to not be so much of a traditionalist on some cards...especially sympathy cards.  Ugh, who likes to make those cards anyways?  This is actually going to my ex-mother-in-law.  She recently lost her older sister...which leaves her with no other living siblings...sigh...I had the opportunity to meet her sister and always sent her cards at Christmas with pictures of the kids...

I broke out the October Afternoon for this one...


Although you can't tell, the October Afternoon patterned panel is matted on a Stampin' Up Early Espresso panel..I think it looks black in the photo. Everything is nestled onto PTI kraft...the SRM sentiment makes it a truly traditional Sympathy card but it is perfect for her.  I topped it off with a Prima bloom.

I was inspired by the challenge over at Case Study:



I love CASE Study

This week is Julie Lacey!


Her work is gorgeous, isn't it?  I was inspired by:

Her panel on top of the card base
The Sentiment Panel
The Zig Zag stitching

I was also inspired by the current Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger:



Are you kidding me...I absolutely LOVE that little space...oy vey.  I was inspired by:

The color Green
the pop of aqua
the vase of flowers

So there you have it....I'll be back tomorrow with a Scrapbook Sunday:)

37 comments:

  1. It's beautiful. The colors are fantastic, maybe non traditional but absolutly perfect!

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  2. Two beautiful cards Amy. The sympathy one is just perfect and being suited to the recipient it will be all the more of a comfort.
    Linbyx

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  3. This is so BEAUTIFUL Amy! PERFECT for a sympathy card.

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  4. Lovely, Amy. I agree...ugh for having to make sympathy cards.

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  5. Love this sympathy card. The colors and layout are amazing. What is the red and white panel? Is that a sticker?

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  6. `Gorgeous card Amy:( Your S-I-L will gain great comfort from it..sorry to hear your sad loss:( x

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  7. This is a beautiful sympathy card. I know they are hard to make but you did a fabulous job. Your family member will love it.

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  8. such a pretty card for her, amy:) love the pop of pink!

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  9. Stayin' true to your style with this card, girlie! So sorry that you had to make it though - always think these cards are tougher than the guy cards to make...
    Thanks for joining us on CASE study this week too :)
    Hugs
    Aimes
    x

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  10. Beautiful card Amy, your attention to detial is outstanding.

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  11. Gosh, this is absolutely beautiful!!! I love your design!

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  12. This is sooooooooooo beautiful! I loveeeeeeeee the colors and the flower...and so very sweet of you to send this to her... :):):):):):):):):):):)

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  13. Sure not to most easy cards to make, but you did a wonderful job on this one, and so sweet of you!

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  14. Love your card Amy, so pretty! and the inspiration is awesome!

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  15. Beautiful card, Amy! I am sorry for your ex-mil, but know she will be comforted by the card. That space is totally nice! Have a wonderful Saturday!

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  16. i'm sure your ex-MIL will find comfort in your beautiful card.

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  17. so pretty and classy. beautiful sympathy card, Amy! i don't like making those either. really like yours. have a beautiful weekend! =)

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  18. A beautifully made sympathy card, Amy.

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  19. Yes, sympathy cards are never fun, that's for sure. Yours is beautiful. I love the paper you used. Instead of all dark and muted, it's bright and pretty. Looks great mixed with the blue journaling card and the red label. Really pretty flower, too.

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  20. Great card Amy! Love the stitching and that flower is just perfect! Thanks for playing along this week at CASE Study!!

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  21. Beautiful card. Nice of you to send one to her.

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  22. Holy moses, what a gorgeous creation!! Loove the papers and the stitching! I can totally and completely relate to your inspiration for this!

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  23. Oh my dearest Sista... Love your card ...its so pretty! what a great inspo... hugs...xoxo

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  24. What a great card!! It's great that you still keep in touch with your ex-in-laws. I guess if I have kids together I would... or at least a Christmas card with pictures :) Love the colors! So pretty and love that green chair inspo too!!

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  25. Love the mix of papers. Really elegant. Great take on the trigger.

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  26. Sympathy cards are soooo hard to get done. Your card is beautiful, I am sure she will be touched. ;)

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  27. Hey Amy! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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  28. Oh Amy, this is such a lovely card! As hard as the sympathy cards are to make...

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  29. lovely card, thanks for joining us at CASE study!

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  30. It must be hard to make a sympathy card with a specific recipient in mind :( I'm sorry for your loss.

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Cheers,
~amy~