Thursday, November 15, 2012

Life is Good...


Happy Friday Eve...


Why yes, you are visiting my blog...


Not my typical card...lots of layers and details.  

So here's a bit about my card and how I was inspired: 

So the bloom....I spotted one over on Julie's blog and I had to have them..fully enabled by Julie!   

For my birthday, my Boss' boss gave me this awesome book by  Lisa Pace:



My Boss' boss is actually an Interior Designer or that is how she started at the company over 30+ years ago.  Friday is her last working day...she's retiring.

Can I tell you that I'm sad and I'm hoping that I don't get all teary eyed at our luncheon today.  I'm like that you know...weepy...movies, commercials, weddings, funerals...sigh.  

Anywho's...she's one of those kind of peoples that make you feel instantly comfortable.  She is really good about including you and she truly listens to you.  A graduate in Interior Design and Fine Art, she always encouraged my paper crafting.  

I was inspired by one of the cards in book...I like the look of the stitching on the tag...gotta remember to keep doing that.

The dictionary page actually includes the word retirement but it is, obviously, covered up by the tag.

I'm trying to channel my inner Audrey Pettit....Whaddya think?

39 comments:

Lalo said...

SOOOO "vintage lovely" and "awesome"...yes all of that!!! That flower is amazing and all the accents are just perfect!!!

Jessi Fogan said...

I think it works! LOVE that bloom :) and I love that you've got retirement on that page...it's the little things (even the invisible little things, lol!)
FWIW, I cry at that stuff too. No matter how many times I say I won't cry at the airport...ugly cry, every time.

yyam said...

So sweet! I love the bloom! :)

Laura O'Donnell said...

very pretty!

Jay Gee said...

I'm loving the layers Amy and I can see why you wanted the bloom - just gorgeous :)

Lynn said...

I think it is absolutely gorgeous. I love the combination of the beautiful bloom and the glitter. Perfection.

And I'm right there with you on the emotions...I'd cry too!

jessica said...

This is gorgeous!!!! I LOVE the bloom and then everything else as well :)
Another GREAT card!!!
TFS and have a GREAT day....enjoy that fun book...looks awesome!!

Sherry Eckblad said...

Your card is gorgeous and I too love the stitching on the tag as well as that big beautiful bloom.
I am so like you. I cry at everything. Tell me I did something great, Hallmark commercial, Under Cover Boss, you name it and I cry. The older I get the worse it gets too.

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Oh I love this so pretty!!!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Awwwwwwwwwww I see my name there!!! Thanks love!!! I think my true calling is enabling! LOL!!!! I love love love love love your card!! LOVING the flower and the "S"!!! And another soul sista moment.... I cry at everything too!! :)

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

So gorgeous! The stitching is perfect!

Deanne :)

Laura B. said...

So pretty! Love that felt bloom!

Dora said...

This is so very pretty!

danni reid. said...

You rock!

Jingle said...

Amy, this is gorgeous! Wow! I love this card!

Riet said...

So beautiful Amy.

Hugs Riet.xx

Tracey McNeely said...

What a fantastic card Amy. I have been sitting here taking all the elements in--that flower is the bomb!

Char said...

Just beautiful and doesn't it always happen when you use a word that's perfect? it somehow always gets covered up!

Annette said...

aww so sorry you are losing your awesome boss. I know how you feel.. That is so cool that you had a great boss. I hope they replace her with someone just as nice.

I am calling you the tag queen.. this is so cute. I just love how you use tags.. they always look amazing..

Have a good day.. :) (don't be sad)

Karin Ã…kesdotter said...

This is so BEAUTIFUL Amy! LOVE card and amazing flower! Hugs, Karin

Colleen Dietrich said...

Oh, Amy, I LOVE this! It has your fresh style, but with lots of shabby chic touches, too.

Rose said...

this is beautiful and she is sure to treasure it :)

Nina Yang said...

Love that stitching on the tag too! Happy retirement to your boss' boss!

~jan said...

You make switching styles look so easy! This is gorgeous!

Susan said...

Love your card Amy and I like "weepy" people. I'm the same way!

Lynnda said...

okay ... the bloom is so pretty ...and now im inspired.... I like it when you do a layering card with tag...simply gorgeous... and very inspirational!!!!

the weepy part im a bit like that!... but I think im better now...

hugs...xoxo


here TGIF!!!

Karen B. said...

Wow Amy, gorgeous! Love seeing something out of the norm every now and then. PS I cry too.

Indy said...

Spectacular-ness! I love your layering...and that bloom...amazing!

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Your card is gorgeous Amy. The flower is gorgeous and I love tags on cards. TFS

TesaB said...

Ohhhhh!!!! Gorgeous!!!!! Wonderful flower, wonderful card! You did an excellent Audrey in Amy style!!!!

Sylvia said...

Don't know how I missed this this morning, Amy, sometimes they just don't show up for me. Love this beautiful card, especially your flower! Have a wonderful Friday!

Evelin said...

very lovely card! I love it!

Scrapaddict said...

Love that bloom!

Jocelyn Olson said...

Yep, I think it is AMAZING! The layers are perfect and that flower? Swoon! I love that you do so many styles well! You rock!

Helen F. said...

WOW, you so nailed the beautiful, vintage, "Audrey" look on this fabulous card, Amy!! LOVE all the layers, stitching on the tag, felt flower, background paper, dictionary paper and of course the glitter :o)

Melissa Shea said...

Gorgeous! Love the vintage layering! That was sweet of your boss to give you that book and to support your hobby! Hope the luncheon went well and you didn't sob too hard ;)

Alice Wertz said...

wow! gorgeous card, girl! love the layering of elements and that bloom is YUM!! love love this beauty and bet your wonderful boss did, too! =)

jen said...

I'm a weepy girl too! I bet the recipient loved this- and truly appreciated the spirit with which it was made!

Julie E said...

Gorgeous bloom with the beads.