Saturday, January 21, 2012

thank you so much...

Well Hello There.

I'm behind...as my Google Reader almost hits the 700 mark....The weather here in the Seattle area has been challenging....snow turned into ice storms...loss of power...ugh.

So today will be hopefully catch up for me....here's a card I did when I was without power:


White card base = check
stitching = no power {grr}

If you didn't know, I do not like camping...I enjoy my modern day conveniences like power and heat.  I'm a very ritualistic girl... interrupt those said rituals and you have a cranky girl...seriously.  
So although I feel like this card looks nakey without stitching, the colors make me oh-so-happy.  The center Maya Road rub-on is compliments of my bloggie friend Jeni Allen.

I was inspired by the latest Sweet Sunday Sketch:


I'm still working on Valentine'ish cards...

Check this one out:


Dontcha love that gray chevron base?  I picked up a package at Impress...they are a fun 3.5 x 6.5 inch size!  I'm back with a vellum piece...I had an extra vellum butterfly that I embossed with my quickutz polka dot folder..the same one that I used on the lower portion of the white tag.  The tag itself seemed so lonely so that pop of red on the top is Martha Stewart washi tape:


I also glitzed up the tag by adding scor-tape and martha glitter....the pre-threaded button is Sassafras.

So today will hopefully be filled with some crafting and also some organizing of the family room:)  What are your plans?

42 comments:

Laurel said...

Gorgeous cards Amy, LOVE that second one!

Karen B. said...

I'm not a campy girl either. Great details in both of your cards, I really like the touch of washi tap on the card with the red button thread, really throws a punch!

Sherry Eckblad said...

Both cards look fabulous and the first ones is perfect just as it is, no stitching required.

Audrey Pettit said...

Ooh, bummer, so sorry to hear about your power loss, Amy! I have to admit I'm not a big fan of that, either. Love the cards you made. That gray chevron print is stunning. Love the glam tag with the embossing and glitter, and that vellum butterfly is fabulous. And man, do you ever rock the Echo Park. Every single project you've made with this line is out of this world!

Angi said...

Your cards are fabulous! You are rockin' the white card base!

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome cards dearie!!!

Lynn said...

Amy, I am 100% not a campy girl either. I love my rituals...and modern conveniences so I can relate :)!

I love the colors on your first card. Beautiful!

I'm trying to get down to my craft room today as we had ice overnight so the boys activities were cancelled for this morning. But unfortunately the sunlight is showing that I really need to give the house a good clean before I can do that!!

Barb said...

love these cards. way to go...crafting without power :)

cnelson said...

So sorry about the power loss..ugh...that would make me totally grumpy, too. Your cards are DIVINE! !! LOVE those gorgeous colors on the first and those gray chevron stripes on the second...oh be still my heart! !

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Okay, one, love the Basic Grey shout out card, swoon... 2, bummer about the power and 3, I knew you'd be all over vellum once you opened the pack, love the embossed butterfly.

Jen W. said...

If you can't see something just shine that bright card on it and you'll be fine! :) Love the colours and the rub on is gorgeous. I like the not overly Valentiney Valentine's card especially that pop of washi tape!

I just finished cleaning and am waiting for Luis to get back from having his hair cut so we can go grocery shopping, etc. Stay warm out there and hope the power's back soon!

Tammy said...

Love your card and yes, they are very happy colors! Hope you get your electricity back...I am with you, not a camper either! Like all the modern conveniences. Have a wonderful weekend!

jessica said...

WOW Amy these are both beautiful!!
I love the paper choices!
TFS

liz at liz's paper loft said...

love the colors of the first one! so bright and cheery!

Ryann Salamon said...

Oh, happy days! I LOVE your card, wowzers!!

Your tag is great too :) Love the chevron and the clear butterfly is awesome!

li-bee-ti said...

Oh, you poor girl! I'm sad to read that you had power loss, but your card turned out fab anyway... mabybe you don't really need a power?... just joking...LOL
Both cards are awesome, especially I loved the first one. it is so "Amy", with it's bright cheerful colors.
Take care, girlfriend, and have a great weekend!

Sylvia said...

Both cards are fabulous, the second one is really hip and in with what I have been seeing out there. Sorry about the loss of power, it is a bit of a drag when you don't have extra entertainment! Have a wonderful day!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

hehehehehe.. another soul sista moment... I soooooooooo need my rituals too.. cranky Julie when I don't have that! LOL!! :):):)

I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee the cards!! GORGEOUS!!! :):):):):):):):):):):)

wendipooh13 said...

ohhhhh love the card!!!! sooo pretty

Emily Keaton said...

Fantastic, Amy! I love the bright colors on that first one and the soft look of the second. So sorry you are getting spanked so badly by Mother Nature!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Sorry you have no power!! I hope that the weather gets better and that you and your family stay safe;)

I love that bright colorful card--LOVE those papers! And that second card--JUST lovely! LOVE that butterfly and glitter treatment:)

Jay Gee said...

LOL, sounds like you have being having some fun at your place! Both of your cards are fabulous Amy :)

Rose said...

even with out power you make fab cards :)

oh and you don't need power to sew........just keep turning the handle lol

we got hail today!! weird weather !!

Nina said...

The colors and the glitters just make me happy! Hope the snow will be gone soon!

lynn said...

hope your power comes back quick! i esp love your chevron card, amy!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Both of these cards are darling Amy! Love the vellum butterfly and the bright color combo on the first!

Dora said...

Hope the power will be back soon, sounds terrible!
LOve the cards you made!

TesaB said...

Gorgeous card!!! And no power SUCKS! Hope it's back and working fine!!!!

Aimes said...

Stay safe in that weather, girlie!
You are my idol when it comes to playing with patterned paper!!! This card sums up exactly why! I'm so chicken LOL!
I adore your valentine's card - so graphic and trendy! You rock all the styles!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Trinh said...

I'm not a camper either; we have modern conveniences for a reason. Love that first card - so happy! And your 2nd card is fab with the vellum butterfly and splash of red.

Lindsay said...

Oh my gracious Amy, your cards are so fabulous! LOVE the colorful first card, stitching or no stitching! The second is just fantastic, for real!

I love my modern conveniences too, but I sure do love a good camping trip every now and then {wink}!

Annette said...

beautiful fun cards...I so love the color on the first one...so nice and bright..

alienanessa said...

those are absolutely charming, I just love them, and that embossing is so perfect!

alienanessa said...

Yeesh, I forgot to tell you how much I love that thank you card!!! Those papers and the Twinery, it's just wonderful!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Oh well, I am a 100% city gal too! : )
And I just love those pretty creations!

Michelle said...

Fabulous! I like the bright colors and patterns on the first and am very impressed you did that on a stormy day without power. lol The grey chevron? Oh be still my heart. It's so trendy and glam. LOVE it.

Sparkle Smith said...

Such fabbie cards! I knew right away once you said no power, I noticed there wasn't any stitching, lol. So glad the snow is gone for now.

dahlhouse-designs.com said...

That first card is so fun and full of pretty colors and LOVE the chevron card. Amazing.

Tyggereye said...

Drool. I LOVE that top card. It is so pretty. I want all the product for it. Especially that paper. Its gorgeous and with no power to boot!! Wowsers!! Lovely.

jen said...

Yum.
'Nuff said.

Cristin said...

Awesome cards...love.

Missy said...

Just awesome cards!