Sunday, January 20, 2013

merci...& a winner...

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Howdy!

Although I wish I had the day off from work tomorrow, I was lucky enough to have most of Friday off.  Although I had grand plans of getting a bunch of stuff done on Friday, it didn't necessarily work out that way but I had an awesome day.

I'm challenging myself to use stuff that, well, I haven't used before.  I know as crafters, we all have this 'problem'...buying something that we 'had' to have only to have it sit and wait to be loved.

So here's my card:


Um, do you know what it is that I'm finally lovin'?

Yup, that MFT Eiffel Tower die along with the wool felt.  I bought them both from Impress...the sentiment is computer generated.


The fabulous blue cardstock was a RAK from my bloggie friend, Sherry.  It's quite the lovely shade of blue.

Typing blue....this was made especially for the CASology challenge:


So what about you?  Can I challenge YOU to use something that needs some lovin'?

**winner winner chicken dinner**

Thanks so much for playing along with my CHA Goodies give-a-way.  I really enjoyed reading your comments!!!!


The winner is Julia Aston!

I've been bloggie friends for Julia for a very long time...Thanks so much for playing Julia...one day I hope to meet YOU:)

37 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I loveeeeeee this!! I love love love love that Eiffel Tower!!! And I am still chiseling down my stash -- I have made like 20 layouts in the past few days all using stash!! Still working on that goal! LOL!!!

Karen B. said...

Impressive die-cutting, impressive card.

SmilynStef said...

Julia you are one lucky lady ... you better go buy a lottery ticket :) Congrats!

Shelly said...

Love your card!! The felt tower is, perfect! :) It is always nice, when you finally use something that you've had stashed away (for who knows, how long)! Thanks for sharing!

Julia Aston said...

Wow thanks Amy!! I'm not usually this lucky! I can pretend I went to CHA and got this stuff myself!!! LOL!!

Love your Eiffel tower card - and I JUST got that die from MFT - thanks for the inspiration on a way to use it!!

Marlena M. said...

Awesome die and card Amy~love the blue (my favorite color). That felt cut so cleanly! I need to use my patterned paper more...you always inspire me in that department!

Ardyth said...

OK, I NEED an Eiffel tower - this is so simple but so effective (plus my kids are in French Immersion and have lots of french teachers!) Thanks so much for playing along with CASology this week, Amy!

Jingle said...

This is so super cute! And how long, exactly, have I been oblivious to the blog redesign? It looks really nice!!!

Virginia L. said...

Stunning card, Amy! I love love the look of Eiffel in this! Sounds like s super fun challenge idea to me!

Lynn said...

Oh that felt die cut is beautiful! Looks oh so gorgeous! And yes... I need to keep digging into my stash!

jessica said...

I LOVE your card Amy!!! Another awesome CAS design!!!
Congrats to your winner also :)
Have a GREAT Sunday!!

Annette said...

Oh I love the new bloggie look..Karen did a great job.. that butterfly is awesome..

Totally love your card...so pretty

Laurel said...

Wonderful card! I can't wait to get back to Paris - just over a year!

Donna Bowman said...

Gorgeous card Amy! I love the Eiffel Tower in felt and these colors are FAB!

Sylvia said...

Love that die cut ET, Amy and the colors are lovely! Love that you are trying to use up some stuff.I think it is hard when we have so much and you share all the time. Have a fabulous Sunday!

ivy said...

so pretty Amy! love the Eiffel die! must find out how you get such a clean cut from the die on felt. I never have luck with MFT die & CB. (I spy that gold bag! LOL)

Glenda J said...

This is a brilliant card Amy! Love the CAS design and hit of glitter.

Sherry Eckblad said...

Love it! CAS perfection. I immediately noticed that beautiful blue card base that you used.

Barb said...

casilicious! love it :)

Tracey McNeely said...

Well I am so glad that you challenged yourself Amy. That Eiffel Tower and the glitter is so beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at CASology!

joscelyne cutchens said...

I love love love this card! PS thanks to you, i ordered sone new dies from impress, they arrived friday, ❤

Jenny said...

Such a simple and clever thank-you card, very eye catching :0)
Jenny x

TesaB said...

Wonderful card!!! Love the blue and grey colors, the eifel tower in felt is wonderful!!!

Miriam Prantner said...

Blue and glitter and felt, love it! And congrats to Julia!

Judy1223 said...

Amy, what a beautiful blue card...I love the die cut and the pretty framed layering! Thanks for playing along at CASology!

June Houck said...

Pretty!!! Yay for using hoarded stash. That glittery background layer is stunning!

Lisa Arana said...

very cool and so pretty!

Meghan said...

Great card...I have that die too! Thanks for joining in on the fun at CASology this week!

Jessi Fogan said...

Wait, what, buying it and not using it? I find I have SCADS of ideas until I own the darn thing, and then they all run off & hide. Worst game of hide & seek EVAH.
I love the glitter layer - and blue/grey/silver is such a simple & classy colour scheme. Gorgeous!

Julie E said...

I think you are mistaken Amy, don't we all use everything we buy??? SIGH, yes, I know I have that problem!
What a way to use what you bought.

Jen W. said...

Hmmm... now that's a challenge we really all should take on! Love how clean the cut is on that felt! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

wendipooh13 said...

LOVE LOVE the Tower on the card!!! and I have been using my stash lately too!!! LOVE the feeling!!!

Rose said...

yay you!!!
hubby would love for me to use up what i have before buying more! lol
seriously he is a gem and never says a word as the mailman brings packages or i go out and shop :) yup he is a keeper!!

Loly Borda-Towery said...

oh lala Paris, Paris... love your card and the new look in your blog.

Ruth G said...

Lovely! What a wonderful way to represent the eiffel tower and use something that has needed some love! I find doing challenges really stretches me to use products/tools in new ways and I think that I'm addicted. It's probably one of the more healthy addictions to have - using what you've already got to be creative and make something wonderful! Thanks for sharing your fantastic creation and newly loved supplies and tools!

Angie Tieman said...

Great CAS card! Reminds me of Tiffany's too! Paris and Tiffany's, sigh.

Alice Wertz said...

simply fabulous! love love this, Amy!