Thursday, January 17, 2013

hello!


Happy Friday Eve!


I'm poppin' in really quick...live blogging and it's not quite 4 am!

Here's a card that I made for the Neat & Tangled New Release last week that I haven't posted to my blog yet: 


Pink...who doesn't love Pink?


I've had the sequins in my stash forever...but did you see Danielle's fabulous sequins that she is selling in the Neat & Tangled shop?

I used the fun new On The Strip set for my card:


Oh the possibilities....such a fun new set!




Aren't the color combos absolutely delish?!!!!!!!

That's definitely what drew me to Timeless Twine...Raspberry Lemonade and Strawberry Cupcake make me a happy girl!

Check out the FAB happy mail I received from my bloggie buddie, Janice!


Such fun goodies...thanks soooo much Janice!!!!!

Edited to Add

I follow a ton of blogs...a ton.  This morning I read THIS over at kind over matter.  It really struck a chord with me {is that the saying?  I didn't grow up with all that stuff}.  When we moved to Seattle, I was in 2nd grade and I was bullied by a girl...forced to give up my lunch money.  For whatever reason I never told my Mom or my brothers.  Here's the interesting thing, we were on the reduced lunch program so I'm guessing back then it was $0.20....who knows, that was a long time ago.  Obviously, what I experienced is nothing like what kids these days go through...it makes my heart break....I loved how the author of the posting, Laura Summers, finished her article:

Don’t let it continue. Teach love. Teach acceptance. … and do it with unceasing intention. 



35 comments:

  1. And a Happy Friday Eve, to you, as well, my dear! LOVE your card! Totally fabulous!

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  2. I love pink and I love your card!

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  3. My boy told me he didn't have a good day at school yesterday because the other boys didn't want to play with him because he didn't play the right way. I asked him what he did instead. He said he sat on a snowbank and cried. It broke my heart. Literally. I dislike bullying so very much but I'm not really sure what I can do about the other kids. I just have to build confidence in my own, I suppose.
    Anywho, your card is awesome, pink looks good on this blog!

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  4. pretty card...i love these new stamps and of course loving all the pink.. :)

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  5. Fantastic card Any, On the Strip is probably my favourite new set that was released at Neat & Tangled. Yes that new Raspberry Lemonade is yummo!

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  6. Great card and you are right, who doesn't love pink. I love it, I just don't like it. lol
    I too recently fell in love with sequins and use them a lot in scrapbooking, never thought to use them on a card.

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  7. Love love love your card my friend ... loving the bling!! And I'm with you on bullying ... it has gotten out of control and makes my heart so sad ....

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  8. This is ultra sweet and CAS!! LOVE it, Amy! And thank you for providing me daily dose of happy cards every day over FB! Merci! Arigado!

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  9. oh my gosh LOVE the cute card and all that pink!!!!

    I agree bullying is sooo out of control and the schools say they are involved but bullying can happen on sooo many levels. I know my son said he was sad the other day because the boys don't always pass to him in soccer during pe.. breaks my heart!!!

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  10. love your cute pink card! :D

    And yea.... being bullied in school is definitely a bad thing. I remember being slapped by a girl once in 2nd grade. She even brought her whole gang with her... and I didn't tell my mum either.... :(

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  11. Fab card , Amy!! It is truly stunning!

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  12. Sweet and pink, Amy, what a fun card! loved the post and hope you are enjoying a good day.

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  13. Cute card Amy! Love the sequins scattered about!

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  14. Love those sequins on your card. So sweet! Thanks for sharing that blog posting-very insightful and Im sorry to hear you were bullied as a young girl. :( That twine is outrageously cute and I think I might need some! :)

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  15. I'm loving those iridescent sequins! And multiple sizes...I need to track some of those down!
    On the note of bullying - mom to 2 kids with autism, we have BEEN THERE many times. It's impossible for teachers to see everything, and the consequences for the bullies are often not all that much of a deterrent. We work really hard on teaching our own kids tolerance & acceptance (and to speak up if they see something that bothers them happening to another student). My heart aches for those kids who don't/can't share it with their parents or someone they trust.

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  16. Fabulous card and stamps, Amy!

    I feel for the kids who can't/don't tell their parents about what happens at school My biggest fear is that some of them don't even KNOW they deserve better so it doesn't occur to them to speak up. We try to teach our girls that they have a right to be treated with respect, and the responsibility to show respect for others. Sometimes that includes standing up for the kids who can't. It might not be easy, but it's the right thing to do.

    Thanks for sharing that link, Amy. It was wonderful.

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  17. I can almost taste how sweet this card is!! Love your sequins, too!

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  19. Beautiful card Amy. I love that line though. So eloquently and truthfully said! :)

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  20. Your card is soooooo sweet. Love the addition of those sequins! :)

    P/s: Sorry to hear that you were bullied in school. It is never right. Not then and not now.

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  21. Your card is definitely pretty in pink! Love the touch of sparkle from the sequins too.

    One of my little girl's classmates sometimes doesn't let her play with the others b/c she's "too small" or some other silly reason. It makes Elisia sad, which in turn makes me sad. I try to tell her that she should ignore the other girl and find other kids to play with but I know it's easier said than done. Thanks for sharing that story with us!

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  22. Fabulous card! Love the CAS design...
    Off to check out the post. I was never a popular kid in school but I know kids today have it worse. So sad.

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  23. I absolutely LOVE this card, Amy!!! Brilliant.

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  24. Beautiful card!!! So crisp and clean and pink - gorgeous!!!

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  25. Gorgeous pink card! TFS the twine...several combos are calling my name!

    Bullying makes me ill. We've tried to drill into our kids 'different isn't wrong, it's just different from you and variety is good'. We're all different (even within the groups we identify with), so why can't we stop picking on each other and just let each one be?

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  26. Completley gorgeous card! I love the clear-ish sequins and the pinks!

    I want to go back to your 2nd grade self and give you a big hug {{{squeeze}}}

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  27. Beautiful card! Yes, who doesn't like pink? Love those stamps that look like washi. The sequins are a great touch, too.
    Thank you for sharing your personal story, Amy. Bullying is such a terrible thing. Wouldn't it be great if it could just stop?

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  28. i'm not always into pink, but your card has made me a convert !

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  29. Lovin' all the CAS cards - esp. the hearts!

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Cheers,
~amy~