Saturday, September 28, 2013

retro sketch: J'aime




Howdy!

Bloggin' live because that's how I'm rollin' today.  I'm allotting myself the morning to be crafty then after lunch, onward to the unpacking.  My goal is get the kitchen/dining room unpacked and set up.  It's stressful to walk into almost every single area and be surrounded by boxes.

Anywho's....crafting is such a fabulous therapeutic release for me and then when you add coffee themed crafting, I'm all good: 


My goal is to start using my September Studio Calico kit and combine it with highly neglected supplies.  So everything on this card is from the kit with the exception of the java stamp.  I bought a handful of Verve coffee themed stamps and well, they need some stampy love.

I was thoroughly inspired by the current retro sketch:


pssttt...I spotted the sketch on Laurie's blog.  You're going to LOVE her card!

I shared this on FB this morning:


...the realities of combining households.

I know, I need to buy another Memento Tuxedo Black to even things up:)  


27 comments:

  1. Yes - it's about time for me to get some inky therapy today! I love how you created the text background and Laurie's sketch is awesome! Laughing about the multiple inks...but a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do!

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  2. Your card is sooooo cool, Miss Lady!!! :)

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  3. What a super fun card-- LOVE the green and that sketch (I might have to join in the fun!!)!!

    HOOOOOORAY for unpacking! I LOVE setting up rooms and getting it all decorated (but I don't like to redecorate once it's done! LOL!)! Hope you enjoy this new home!!

    And having that many inks isn't TOOOOOO bad? You can never go wrong with brown and black ink! LOL!

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  4. Wish I was there :)

    I loveeeeeee this! LOVING those colors!! And LOL to the stamp pads!!!!

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  5. I'm in love with that sketch and that green? YUMMY! Good luck with the unpacking, and your Mementos look like my Versafines. They kept popping up out of nowhere--Oy!

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  6. Love eveything about this card! So fun and modern. And if you are a messy crafter like me, then I think the same rule applies to Memento as it does to scissors...if you have a lot, you will always be able to find one. ha!

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  7. Amy you got right on it, love this card, the green, the coffee? All good. Everything will be ship shape at home in no time.

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  8. Love your take on the sketch! Good luck with the unpacking, I try to think of it like Christmas...maybe you'll find a third black ink!

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  9. awesome card.. seems like you have the same ink problem i have.. heehee..

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  10. Amy you card is so Fabulous! Love that green color!

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  11. Cute card and too funny about the ink pads!

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  12. Love this card, Amy! Stylish & trendy. :)

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  13. awesome card and yes you need to buy another black!! lol

    was wondering how you got your card posted way before the challenge blog had it up!! lol

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  14. That's fabby goodness! Have fun with the unpacking and crafty restart!

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  15. Loves this Amy!!!

    Thanks for your congrats to me, you are the sweetest!!!

    You RULE!

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  16. Adorable Amy!! Love the fun stamping!

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  17. Love this stylish card!... Simple but stunning! hugs...x

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  18. Such a gorgeous, clean and modern interpretation of the sketch - I'm all for crafty therapy, especially with coffee (or wine!) Thanks for joining us at Retro Sketches Amy!

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  19. Oh, to actually have "too many inks" would be wonderful, because my stash (as you can tell by the minimal inking I do!) is pretty meagre! Your photo is delightful, and your card...only one word: LOVE! The green, the stamping, the sentiment - totally in love with this one! You rock!
    c

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  20. Love how you used the sentiment stamps to create the background. Great job with the sketch!

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  21. LOVE this card! Seriously, love. Good luck with all the unpacking....

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  22. What a fun design! Really love that background stamping! Yum! Happy unpacking, Amy!

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  23. Love the green, Amy, of course it is for a gift card, right! sounds like you will have the house under control soon! Happy unpacking!

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  24. I'll take a couple of those right off your hands for some cold hard cash! :) Love this card, great job with the layout!

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Cheers,
~amy~