Sunday, November 13, 2011

thank you note.

Sunday in Washington:

Dreary and Rainy.ick.

On a positive note I get to craft all day with some mandatory cleaning {ugh} intervals.

I 'should' be working on DT stuff but I wanted to play....

Paper Smooches Falling for You...one of my FAV sets.

I teamed it up with the EAD Designs Co-branding with Paper Smooches



I was inspired by the latest Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge:


Check out the fun inspirational pic...


Seriously fun graphic print.

I'm not much of a navy girl but LOVE the Pink Paislee print paper that I used.  I adore using contrasting colored thread when stitching on dark paper...today I used a vintage orange variety.  Can you see the leaves on the apples?  I used a Marvy Uchida Twinklette pen in orange...it has glitter mixed in with the ink...super glitzy.

I used the new Unscripted Sketches:


I've been meaning to share the FAB RAK that I received from the spectacular Karen B:


I used some of that magnificent twine thread through my button on today's card.  I didn't want to waste any of that luscious stuff so I cut 'just enough' of it to make a bow...and had to fuss with it forever to make it work...it was really too short of a piece but I was super persistent to not have to cut another strand of it.

I was really in the mood for scrapping today only to realize that my printer is low on one of the printer cartridges so my printing is b-a-d...I need to make a trip to Costco but in the meantime, I wanted to share this pic of me and my older brothers...circa 1971.


My brother in the middle of the pic cracks me up...dude looks like he just woke up...his hair is all over the place....nice terrycloth shirt too:)  You just gotta love the 70's...Good grief, my other bro in the far left of the picture is STILL that skinny {no, not really but the dude can eat a ton and still stay slim...me?  I look at a cupcake and I bloat up}.

For those of you that read my post from yesterday...I did have alot of fun at CKC.  I wish it was more of a bloggers fest like CHA...I was hoping to recognize some local bloggers but no luck chuck.  I did have a couple gals recognize me but found out that they actually came to my garage sale last month...now how funny is that?!!!!!

I may have mentioned that I should have been on a crafty buying freeze:


I failed...miserably.

After my volunteering and power shopping at CKC, I met some friends north of Seattle at the newest Hobby Lobby.  It was the 1st time I had been to a Hobby Lobby and I'm pretty sure I was walking around with the "deer caught in headlights" kind of look...I could not believe how HUGE that place was...seriously...I was on sensory overload as I think I was still trying to recover from CKC.  On a side note, I didn't spend much $ at all over there...a couple rolls of wrapping paper for Xmas and some gift tags...not too bad.

39 comments:

  1. YOU crack me up on ALL kinds of levels, I have to tell you! WHAT a super fun post! {YOU guys were ADORABLE! - and HEY, don't knock the terry cloth shirts - we ROCKED them, back in the day!} LOL! So funny! This card is DELICIOUS and DELIGHTFUL! I love it, so! So glad you got your craft ONNNN, sweet sister. I so recognize and am in sync with the intermittent cleaning needs whilst crafting. To do my BEST work, I always need to clean first - so THERE! LOVE, love, love and NEVER tire of your extremely crafty SHOW! Have a splendid day! xo!

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  2. Absolutely perfect take on the challenge and sketch! I love it!

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  3. Your card is gorgeous Amy - that patterned paper is perfect and the contrasting colour stitching if so fun. Thanks for joining us at Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge :) Cute picture of you and your brothers too.

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  4. What a super post, Amy. First of all... your card is terrific... great colors... love the apples! About your RAK... I've been looking for that type of twine... lucky you... lots of gorgeous goodies! You and your brothers are darling here... don't you love old photos? And last... way to go... I find more great stuff at Hobby Lobby. Looks like you made out okay!!!
    Keep on writing... you make me smile!
    Hugs!

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  5. That card is just fabulous, Amy!! So beautiful! I love the colors and the apples are just too adorable!

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  6. You crack me up... still digesting your other post detail about what time you wake up-- no wonder you have time to follow 8 million blogs and challenges... buying freeze, chuckle- I don't know what that is either.

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  7. I thought about working on DT stuff or just for fun but decided to waste my time once again on pinterest.

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  8. Loving your card and that's a fabulous take on the sketch! Thanks for playing at Unscripted Sketches!

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  9. Look at the loot you took home, tons of fun happening there. I adore your card and the bright bold colors. The patterned paper was a perfect fit and those apples, I love those apples!

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  10. Your card is supa cute!!! Delish!@!
    Im jealous with your LOOT!!![how dare you..LOL]]...all 3 look so cute!!! You havent change much eh Sista.... still cute as ever....I still cant get over .... you actually wake up really early... I will try... so I can get ton done!!!... Really hope to see u oneday!!! hugs..xoxo

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  11. Fun, fun card! I love that patterned paper too - gorgeous stuff!

    Love your bro's hair - priceless :)

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  12. Fun card, Amy! so love your apples. Your crafting supplies look like you had a fun time shopping for them. Have a great Monday. I would love rainy and icky about now!

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  13. Apples = Washington = ♥ !
    Y'know I'm a sucker for those Washington Reds, girlie - just can't beat the sound and taste of crunching into one - mmmmmmm!
    What a super pretty RAK!
    Oh and the photo - fabulous! A picture can tell so many stories, eh?! :)
    Hugs!
    Aimes
    x

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  14. Love your take on the PS photo, Amy! And what a fabulous RAK from Karen. lol I have too many photos like that from the 70s; unfortunately it's usually me with the bad hair.

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  15. Awesome take on the photo! Love the white apples and orange stitching.
    You may have failed at the crafty buying freeze but if you have to fail at something then that's a good one to pick!

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  16. rockin' take on the SPARK challenge. Those apples are so sweet.

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  17. Oh I love your card! Those apples are yummy! :)
    Love the vintage photo!
    P/s: Looks like you scored at the buying....lol

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  18. love your take of the challenge. Look at the yummy stuff you got. To bad that I missed CKC.

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  19. Super cute card! Looks like you had fun at the CKC...it is so hard to be on buying freeze, they always come out with new must have items! What else can a girl do!! Gotta have it!

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  20. Sounds like a fun and AWESOME weekend!! look at the stash you got!! My goodness woman! lol!!! And Hobby Lobby is a crazy store... so hard to keep track of where you were and if you've seen this aisle and that aisle... lol!! Loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeee the card! LOVING those apples! :):):):):):):):):):):)

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  21. OMG! Just had a terrific brainstrom!

    Love your card and the pix with your brothers..... priceless!

    Know what you mean about the shopping. I made an early New Year resolution... if it's not 50% off (sale or coupon) or on clearance at a good price.. I don't buy it.

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  22. Jealous of that Hobby Lobby shopping trip, we don't have those around here. LOVE you take on that SPARKS challenge, it is so perfect and also a really great use of the Unscripted sketch.

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  23. Cute apple card and RAK. I love the simplicity and elegance of both cards.

    If I had a nickel for every time I said I was on a crafty buying freeze…I am on one now and I purposely don't go to Michael's, ACMoore, or JoAnn's so that I won't buy anymore…or see what I am missing out on :) I did go to Michael's yeterday for 3 items, and I left with just those 3 items: 5 sheets of Dk brown Bazzill , a 2-way zig pen to re-stick my Cricut mat, and a basket to sell my Christmas cards for the coffee shop. But if I had attended CKC, all bets would be off. I think those sorts of events should not count for buying freeze periods. And Hobby Lobby? Yeah, it's amazing :)

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  24. Gorgeous card, Amy! SUCH a perfect take on that fun inspiration photo. I love the PP paper you used and love your stamped apples. Coloring the leaves was such a bold, graphic touch that I absolutely love.
    Looks like a ton of fun new loot from the weekend. I knew it would be impossible to resist all that goodness. Glad you allowed yourself a few treats. :)

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  25. Super adorable. Love those apples. :)

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  26. Goodness do I love what you did with the inspirational pic! So so fun!

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  27. great take on the inspiration photo! love them apples!

    love all the new goodies you bought! i think i have the same red gingham washi tape.

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  28. LOvely card, and love the old pictures! Your brother and the hair....great story!

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  29. Gorgeous bold colours and elements. :)

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  30. Those apples are adorable!! Love the retro photo, too. You all look soo sweet!

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  31. Oh my goodness! My jaw is on the floor with your design. My PS Sparks card is almost this exact layout. Talk about great minds think alike.

    I do, however, love the navy and white background! Great job!

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  32. Amy... totally love this!! Sooooo cute! SO glad that you played along with the SPARKS challenge! :)

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  33. Super card! I love the stitching that is so neatly done! Great take on this sketch. Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Unscripted Sketches!

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  34. that paper IS gorgeous- and your card makes me happy!!!
    sounds like you had fun at CKC!!! and I didn't even KNOW there was a hobby lobby in our state. uh.oh.
    :D

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  35. Amy, your card is stunning! I love the red highlights on the leaves, button and stitching. So fab. Thanks so much for playing along in the Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge!

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  36. OHHH! I need to get some of those EAD rub-ons! LOOVE your card!! THAT paper is amazing with the stitching and trio of apples! FAB job:) THANKS so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge:)

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Cheers,
~amy~