Saturday, December 24, 2011

take note...

Hello and Happy Christmas Eve!

I cannot believe that it is already the 24th.  We woke up early yesterday and took a brisk walk to the local Starbucks {in the dark..around 6:30 am}...kept wanting to turn around and go back home but was glad that we went for the exercise.  That toasted bagel with cream cheese never tasted so good:)  I hope to do that on a semi-regular basis...great exercise and love the destination.

We also braved the malls yesterday too...actually 2 different malls because I could not find a specific gift...grrrr...I ended up finding it and crossing my fingers that she likes it.

I have a couple of 4 inch cards to share today.  Darin asked me to whip up a card for his great aunt that will be turning 90 next week:


Although it might not initially look like it, that Echo Park journaling card has several layers on it...do you spot a portion of a doily sticker?  The left tab sticker is layered up with a sentiment.

Since I had all my Echo Park For the Record out, I decided to make another card...this is for a friend who will be celebrating a birthday soon.  Ongoing joke with her regarding hugging...I'm not much of a hugger unless it is with the kids {who are so sweet to give their petite momma bone crushing bear hugs} and with, or course, Darin:)  Is it an Asian thing?  perhaps...but I have 2 Asian friends that are huge huggers...


I hope everyone has a terrific weekend...happy happy holidays!!!!!

25 comments:

  1. these are so pretty!

    I'm so glad that Christmas is almost here!

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  2. I love BOTH of these, Amy! I *adore* that collection, but I have a harder time working with it compared to other EP collections ("A walk in the park" was my favorite; I demolished that collection more than any other manufacturer EVER.) I actually have an even more difficult time with Victoria Gardens...
    Anywho, you are always an inspiration to me!

    Sending you a big cyber bear hug *wink*

    I can't believe it is Christmas Eve already. Enjoy your family, Amy!!!

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  3. Fabulous cards Amy. Have a wonderful Christmas :)

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  4. I love the little 4" cards and that EP paper is my favorite by them.
    Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year.

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  5. Hey Sista.... Love both cards!!! Fantabulous as always... Have a wonderful Christmas... big hugs ...xoxo

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  6. Both cards are gorgeous!!! Love the colors and the design!
    happy holidays to you too!!

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  7. Classy card with the 90 - of course all that stitching just makes #2.
    Happy Holidays!!!

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  8. Your cards are so sweet...so much pop in such a small space!

    Maybe it is an Asian thing...I'm not a hugger either(have a section of Asian). Hey, I pray you have a blessed Christmas and New Year Amy! ;)

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  9. Oh oh oh! Love these! Love the orange/peach and green combo, as well as the collagey design. Merry Christmas! I hope you and your family enjoy the holiday.

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  10. I love what you do with patterns and bright colors; always a struggle for me. As for hugging, it does not come naturally for me. But I'm good at giving cyber ones. ;) Hope you and your family have a fantastic Christmas!

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  11. awesome cards Amy - love what you did with the first card.

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  12. These cards are so unique! I love them! I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas!

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  13. Gorgeous cards! This line is so versatile and you really make it work! :)

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  14. Uh oh... I might have lost a soul sista point... I am A HUGE HUGGER!! lol!! (*Note to self* when meeting Amy IRL - cuz that will happen someday! - DO NOT APPROACH WITH A HUG!! *ok note to self - noted*) ;) I loveeeeeeeeeeeeee these cards!! LOVING those colors and the layers! Merry Christmas soul sista (minus my one point now! lol!) !!! :):):):):):):):):):):)

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  15. These are fabulous, Amy! You always do wonders with PPs... my idol!! Merry Xmas!

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  16. These are beautiful! Have a wonderful Christmas Amy!!!

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  17. What fun cards Amy! Love the vibrant colors! Merry Christmas!

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  18. I so love what you do with the Echo Park For the Record line. Every single time you nail it, my friend. These are adorable.
    I wasn't much of a hugger until I moved to North Carolina. Everybody hugs around here, and eventually it rubbed off on me. ;)
    Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas, Amy!

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  19. I can't believe you still posted cards, Amy! These are wonderful. I am not much of a hugger either, but that goes back to my younger years when even if I got in trouble and was upset I was forced to hug my parents before going to bed, just did not seem fair. Anyway, Merry Christmas, wishing you love and peace, fun and festivities for Christmas.

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  20. Merry Christmas, sweet Amy! Your cards are beautiful!!!

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  21. Love both of these cards - you're always so good at combining patterns! LOL at the hugging thing - nobody here in China hugs. I'm not a hugger either, so the few times that my Chinese friends and I have tried it always ends in an awkward arms-way-out 2-second shoulder pat. Too funny!

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  22. You inspire me beyond belief, lady!!! You KNOW you're a great artist, too, when your family asks for a card!!

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  23. soooo, i should not have hugged you when we met that one year??? i'm sooo sorry!
    i was never a hugger...my parents never really gave hugs. but after marrying hubby, he has shown me hugging is "A OK".my kiddos hug everybody! LOL
    such a pretty orange bloom on that card.

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Cheers,
~amy~