Friday, October 21, 2011


I'm super thrilled that it is Friday....It's been a busy week at work and I'm looking forward to the weekend!

I'm like any other crafter...there are a couple manufacturers that I adore...

Crate Paper

is definitely one of them.

So a couple weeks ago I spent the day with some friends/former co-workers.  We met up at the Ben Franklin Craft Store...walked over to the Saturday Farmers Market and then had lunch together...pretty perfect day {and the weather cooperated!}.

Ben Franklin is chock full of everything but I gotta say that everything is jacked up in price...but they had marked down the Crate Paper Neighborhood Collection:

I couldn't resist...I got a bunch of everything:)

Do you see the cabochons?  They are Donna Downey for Prima...she had a massive sale on them a while ago and I'm finally using them!

So any fun plans for the weekend?  We're going to the pumpkin patch...hoping they have big white pumpkins for me and if not, I'll make a trip to the Trader Joe's Pumpkin Patch:)

Had alot of comments on my early birdness...There are some nights that I struggle to stay up until I'm thankful for my crockpot and rice cooker to have dinner done by the time I get home from work.

I wish that I could sleep in but that would be 5 am, if I'm lucky.  I'm a big fan of naps on the weekends....

The very fabbie Linda B at Hands to Work...Heart to Love passed 
along the Butterfly Award to me.   Thanks soooo much for thinking of me!

On with the questions...

1. Name your favorite color?
2. Name your favorite song?
Anything by Adele
3. Name your favorite dessert?
Lemon Tart
4. What ticks you off at the moment?
mean people
5. Your favorite pet?
something that doesn't shed or poop.
6. Black or white?
7. Your biggest fear?
8. Best feature?
I'd say my smile:)
9. Everyday attitude?
I try to be positive
10. What is perfection?
health and happiness
11. Guilty pleasure?
12. When you're upset you...?
if someone upsets me because they aren't being nice to my kids I get Momma Hulk mad...

I'm suppose to pass this along to 10 10!

Yipes, I wouldn't know where to start so let's do it this way....why dontcha play along...leave me a comment with a linkie to your post and I'll send you a little RAK...first 5 peeps that leave me a linkie wins:)

The Craft's Meow

Did you hear the news?  The Craft's Meow is having a HUGE Clearance sale:

The Craft's Meow is taking a new direction in its product offerings, so just about everything (except stamps) is now on sale for 15% to 50% off!!! No coupon at checkout is needed... the prices have already been marked down. And you still get free shipping in the US for purchases of $65 or more and discounted shipping for international orders of $65 US or more!!! Quantities are limited so shop early for the best selection. These items will not be restocked. Be sure to check what's been newly added to the store by clicking the New Items link on the right side bar of the storefront.

Maya Road - 15% off
Pink Paislee and My Mind's Eye - 25% off
Fly Free and Soiree Card Kits - 35% off
Crate Paper, Echo Park and Graphic 45 - 40% off
Maya Road Shadowbox Kit - 50% off
Some Embossing Items - 25 - 50% off


  1. love the colours on the card! that thanks stamp is too cute =)
    I'm hoping the weather cooperates up here, we were also planning on taking the kids to the pumpkin patch!

  2. I decided to play along!:

  3. So lets say you want to use more of those cabochons, what color would you use the most? I enjoyed reading more about you, especially your style of pet-when you find one that works for ya-please share! Beautiful card, and the pops of yellow with the cabochons are so fun!

  4. Now that is one adorable card, Amy!! Love that paper and love your take on that sketch. I just love me anything with polka dots on it. :)
    Congrats on your bloggy award! It was fun to read those little bits about you. Wishing you a wonderful weekend and lots of great cat naps.

  5. Super cute card!I love reading about you.

  6. even though their prices can be crazy... I am UBER jealous that you still have Ben Franklin's!! they closed ours down YEARS ago... sad sad sad...I loveeeeeeeeeeeee the card! GORGEOUS Crate-ness and loveeeeeeeeeeee the buttons!! I loved reading more about you! Sooooo I guess that means I can never ask you to babysit Mr. Dandy??? LOL! Have a WONDERFUL weekend my soul sista!! Mine is going to be INSANELY BUSY!! Seriously... I am all ready exhausted just thinking about it! :):):):):):):):):):):)

  7. Really diggin' that Crate Paper paper!

  8. absolutely love your card and the crate paper goodness. The stores here don't tend to carry that line and if they do they don't carry much of it.
    Now I know why we get along I love green and Adele too. Chocolate not so much.

  9. Yay for Friday!!! And double YAY for fabbie Amy card! LOVE all the fun and colorful papers and embellies!!!!

  10. So cheery and lovely! LOVE the banner!

  11. Fabulous card, love all the little detail and the banner...oohh super cute!!

  12. Your card is adorable! Love the colors and the cabochons are perfect! Happy Friday and hope you sleep well this weekend! I am off to the Scrapbook Expo and am so excited!!!

  13. What a gorgeous card Amy.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  14. FABULOUS as always!!! And YES- TGIF!!! Have a wonderful week-end!

  15. Wow, what an amazing and bright thank you card! I love how you created the pendant! and all the stitching, love it too!
    TFS! hugs, margie

  16. Look at this fun festive card... sounds like a perfect day too-- the trick to BF is to get their 20% gift card and then every day things are on sale... our shop has 20% off the last Wednesday of the month and specials often... (which is bad since it's so close).

  17. TGIF! what a bright and happy card. Will answer your questions later.

  18. such a happy fun card!!! love it!!!! love the questions!!!

  19. just love the banner card, amy! reading the questions was fun--have fun at the pumpkin patch!

  20. i love our pumpkin patch here and i got some great photos this year. the boys cooperated with smiles :) i love picking the bumpy orange & green pumpkins there. the uglier the better! i feel like i'm taking in an unwanted child & giving it a good home for the fall season! have fun this weekend going!
    i played along. the link is here:
    thanks for keeping me entertained this morning!

  21. oh yea, you know those card colors you picked puts a big smile of my face. LOVE! sounds like you got some great deals!

  22. Loving the CUTE banner!!! GREAT card!!! Enjoy your weekend!! (=

  23. This card is fabulous, Amy! I love the colors and all the texture you created! It looks so happy. I wish you luck with your sleeping times. I always had the early sleeping schedule and now I am lucky if I sleep at all. Have a wonderful Friday and I hope your pumpkin hunt is successful. Your area of the country must be wonderful!

  24. Super duper sweet and cute. Love the banner and the polka dots. :)

  25. OH my gosh, I haven't seen a Ben Franklin store in years! How fun you have one and your sale papers are awesome, just like your card Amy! Your banner is way too cute with those cabochons!

  26. Lady, I absolutely love this bright, happy card! The papers are beyond perfect. Hey, could you take a pic of the biggest and the smallest punkins you see at the patch? I'm just curious about how different your adventure will be from ours!

  27. Such a fun card Amy! I love that banner!

  28. SUPER fun card! LOVE your papers--and I LOVE your design!

    I enjoyed getting to know you better--my fav color is GREEN too!!! HOOOORAY:) Great post:)

  29. Cute, bright and cheery!
    And I enjoyed this post too!

  30. HOw fun to read this post.
    And that card is so cute, it makes me smile and makes me feel happy!

  31. Amy this is just adorable! Love everything about it and the colors....fab!

  32. Fun card & post! The colors just make me happy. Great to learn more about you, especially the Momma Hulk mad.

  33. fab use of those pps! super card, Amy!

  34. So pretty! Really love the banner and the mix of papers! :)

  35. Oooo, more yummy paper - and this one you used up right away ;>)
    It has been years since I have seen a Ben Franklin store. I think most closed up years ago in my area. Fun little list :>)

  36. Heart the banner... Yup me too love CRATE... can never get over it!!! LOL.... hugs...xoxo