Friday, December 30, 2011

today is a new day...

One of those days....I had a ton of plans that eventually were squashed when I went out to my car that had a dead battery...sigh...gotta love AAA. That's okay, I managed to squeak out a card {and take a nap!}...

I'm still playing with my new goodies...check out one of my newest Hero Arts/Studio Calico sets, My Happy.  See that doily?  It's upcycled from Prima packaging...it's heavy transparency....just did some fussy cutting.  The cameo is ala Hambly.  I love the sentiment...don't you?

I was inspired by several challenges...first up:



The gold that I translated to yellow...the silhouette....the text.


BWS tips button

the pattern in the dress...the pops of yellow and green...the coiffed hair {is that a bump it?}

and finally Case Study 71


I love CASE Study



I cased the overall design...

I need to post this before the RIC linky expires...off to dinner with the girls...gotta love getting together for birthdays!

31 comments:

  1. I'm sorry about your car, Amy - glad you got some crafty time out of the whole thing though!
    I LOVE this card!! Is that and SC herringbone? Swoon...love every square inch of this one!

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  2. OHHH! That is a GORGEOUS card--and I thought that doily looked like acetate or transparency!! Great job on recycling!!! LOOOOVE that you were inspired by three challenges--you nailed them!!

    So sorry to hear about your car battery--however, HOOOOORAY for making this card and taking a nap:)

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  3. Good gracious, that is gorgeous!

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  4. Car issues are never fun, but I'd say creative time + a nap should outweigh the car! :> Wishing the absolute best in 2012, Amy!!

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  5. Sounds like a perfect day to me: make a card & take a nap! Who needs a car anyway:) I just love your silhouette image on top of that doily. Really cute, Amy!

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  6. beautiful card! Sorry to hear about the battery, hate when that happens and it is always when you have plans to take care of things.

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  7. Sorry about the car battery, Amy! But way to make some lemonade with this beautiful creation! Was so glad to see your name linked up at CASE Study, too -- love your style!

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  8. What a simply elegant card Amy! Love the cameo! Happy New Year!

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  9. Beautiful, Amy! I am inspired by both Amys here today :)

    My car battery died on Tuesday...the day AFTER we sold our spare car.

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  10. Super gorgeous design. Glad you got your car fixed. Have a Happy New Year!

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  11. Love how you incorporated the shapes and patterns of all of the challenges! The cameo is gorgeous and so are the colors on this, Amy!

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  12. ugh car issues are the worst surprises! :(
    I love this color combo!

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  13. How cute! I love how you upcycled! :)

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  14. so elegant and beautiful! love love this beauty, Amy!

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  15. Beautiful cards, Amy! Don't know how I missed these yesterday! I got new today that I am going to have Colin and Kate are going to have a brother or sister! Isn't that a great way to start of the New Year?

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  16. Beautiful, stunning, elegant. Thanks for one great year of constant inspiration over here, Amy. I love your designs! I hope you have a great New Year!

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  17. Fabulous card, Amy! Love the yellow with the kraft and love that upcycled packaging doily. The pearl necklace is a great touch on the silhouette, too. Classy and elegant and beautiful!

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  18. Oh my, I love this "Today is a new day" card to pieces! So elegant and bright!

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  19. Pure style on this beauty, girlie! LOVE the use of your transparency - fabulous fussy cutting!
    Thanks for joining us on CASE Study this week :)
    Hugs,
    Aimes
    x
    P.S Happy New Year!

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  20. Gorgeous! Love how you upcycled too.

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  21. Wow Amy, this sure is a beauty! And I totally agree...a great sentiment! The cameo is so elegant- I just love this card all around! Thanks for playing along with the Runway Inspired Challenge!

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  22. that doily is amazing!! Wow! A real stunner...love the little pearl choker as well...fabulous details :) Thanks so much for playing with us over on CASE Study this week :)

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  23. Cute card!! I LOVE the INSPIRATION that you took from all of the challenges and that you put them all together to create a PERFECT mixture!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS 1st week of 2012~~ =) Hopefully your off to a WONDERFUL start!! =)

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  24. This card is awesome, AMY! I love the silhouette and colors.

    Sorry about your car. ;(

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  25. Woo hoo, congrats on your RIC win, Amy! Beautiful take on the photo!

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Cheers,
~amy~