Tuesday, December 11, 2012

eat & drink...


Hello!

Live blogging here...a girl can do that when she wakes up at 2 am (vicious sleep cycle that I'm on).  That gives me plenty of time to clean up my desk top and whip up this card:


All the goodies on this wee card base {3.5 x 4} is compliments of the Two Peas sale that they had during Thanksgiving.

Amy Tangerine...what's NOT to love?

Her collections are consistently fabulous.

My design is compliments of 



Did you see that Pantone picked Emerald as the 2013 Color of the Year?!



I couldn't be more thrilled as green is my FAV!

Thought I'd share a pic of my crafting in process....


This was taken on Sunday as I was slinging together the bulk of my 80 cards.  

See that Stamp-a-ma-jig?  

I lost the $%^&* plastic panel and was trying to attempt to use Paper Smooches stamp packaging as a MacGyver type substitute...absolute fail-a-roni.  Boooooooo...I had thee most adorable wood stamps to use for my cards but realistically, using a stamp-a-ma-jig for mass producing is not the most time efficient.

I'm thisclose to finishing my cards...I have about 10 more to go but decided to take this morning off from writing.  I wrote out a bunch after work last night.  How about you?  Are you done?

Just a reminder that the linky for Sebastian closes tomorrow at noon!  

39 comments:

Lynn said...

Love this card...the retro feel is great! I'm done...sent my last few yesterday. So thankful!

jessica said...

Great card Amy!!! Love your take on the sketch.....I need to play along too...maybe today :)
No not done with cards yet...Is it bad that I am having a hard time sending my cards to family when I would rather send to blogging buddies?? LOL!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I have been up since 2:15 (well you know that isn't far from my 'normal' wake up time! lol!) -- from a bad dream... and ever since I have been trying to rationalize that it isn't real... lol... gotta love that!! :)

I loveeeeeeee your card!! LOVING those colors!!

And I refuse to answer your question on the Christmas cards -- I have actually had some people mad at me for being done so early ... and actually be ugly to me about it... *sigh* -- such is life I guess....

Sherry Eckblad said...

Great card! Must be all that creativity that puts us both on the same sleeping schedule. Oh I love that glittery twine I see sitting on your table. Who makes it?

Sylvia said...

Fabulous card, Amy, love that you are using up some of your new! I love the colors! No, I haven't finished my cards, I took time out to do my shopping for the grandchildren. Sitting at 30 outside this morning. Baby that is cold for us! Have a wonderful Tuesday!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Would it be terrible to say I rarely hand out my own Christmas cards?? By the time I am ready to hand them out, I have no handmade ones left. So I go buy a pack from... Walmart. I do - it's the ugly truth!

Deanne :)

Kelly said...

nope. not done... not even close. ask me tomorrow (; I am blocking this morning while Little Bug is at Kindergarten for a full on assault of paper and stamps in the craft room to see how many I can do 2 hours... love the arrow pointing at the sentiment. cute stuff!

~jan said...

Finished? Ha, havent started. Waiting on Mother Nature to cooperate for a photo with the boys-we want some snow! :) Love your card, the colors are so vibrant and the design so cheerful!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

great take on the sketch! love all the layers

Laurel said...

Fabulous card! 2am? If I wake up at that time, I stay in bed!

Jingle said...

This is super cute!

Larissa Heskett said...

Poor thing you sound like me with the vicious sleep cycle!! Except, I have a pregnancy reason!! :) I LOVE the card and I am almost done too just have to print my family photos and address my envelopes!! I got the envelopes all stamped yesterday and hope to get them all addressed during my 4 hour car ride tomorrow!! Then check one more year of X-mas cards DONE!! ;) Then to start right in on my baby announcements!! :). YEAH!! THANKS for sharing and have aFABULOUS WEEK!! :)

TesaB said...

That card is so gorgeous!!!! Love the layering and dimension and well, everything!!!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Amy, awesome is what this card is. I love all of the elements. Very cool!

Marlena M. said...

Wow, you can do this at 2AM? It's awesome!!! My lines wouldn't be as straight...LOL.
I'm not there yet with my cards...but determined to not freak out about it-YET! :0

Annette said...

love all these fun layers and the embossed background is perfect... love your crafty space..not as messy as mine.hehe

wendipooh13 said...

LOVE the card!!!! and a messy space means youve been busy!!! 2 am??? hope you get some sleep

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Amy.

Hugs Riet.xx

Evelin said...

Love your card! It's awesome! :D

And you know what" I love the mess on your table... :D I love messes on my table too but I clean up right after as I'm not the only one to use the table :D

Hugs!

Laurie said...

Amy when I saw this card, I gasped! I love it! A lot! So many fun elements and that gorgeous embossing! LOVE! So glad you played along at Retro Sketches this week!

Karen B. said...

You are crazy girl! I get up at 5:30 and it is 8:30 pm and I'm draggin! This is such a fun card, love all the colors.

alexandra s.m. said...

Love your card Amy!
Boy, you have been busy!!

TFS~

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Cute card Amy! Love the embossed background! Happy Holidays!

Karenladd said...

had to laugh at your 2:00 in the morning crafting because that was what I was doing last night...making cards until 2:30 am. My hubby thought I was nuts, but I just never seem to get to them during normal hours.

Jessi Fogan said...

Fail-a-roni? I SO WANT THIS EXPRESSION TO CATCH ON. Not that I am happy it happened to you. Your sleep cycle sounds like my 12 year old's right now. And he feels the need to come wake us up every night & tell us about how he can't sleep.

Michele said...

Love the clean lines of this card! AWESOME!

Brenda said...

Love this card - and the colors, too!

Lynnda said...

You crazy gal!!! get some sleep over the weekend okay!!!

I love your card!!! its gorgeous!!! You rock Amy T!!!


its hot today... !!! :(


Hugs...xoxo

Colleen Dietrich said...

Tsk, girl, you're awaking at 2 am??? Oh my word! If I were writing a post - and making a card - at that hour, it wouldn't look and sound as good as yours does. LOL

Scrapaddict said...

Awesome card!

Heather Jensen said...

Fabulous CAS design. Love that embossed green cardstock. :)

Suzanne said...

Perfection, Amy!!! I love the bright colors!

Rose said...

love your happy card :)
yikes! is there a desk under there??? lol

yyam said...

Such a sweet card! Love the embossed green panel! :)

jen said...

LOVE this card- and the color of the year is so YOU! Bummer on the stamp-a-ma-jig- but I think you did a smashing job with what you chose in it's place! *wink*
ps- I would think that was a picture of my work space, except I don't have sparkly twine!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

I LOVED mine... yours is still sitting in a bag... waiting... waiting...

kasia c. said...

Stunning card!! I love it. :)
Such fantastic elements and colours!!

Alice Wertz said...

so fun! awesome card!

Wendy Coffman said...

Love the card, and your work space!