Sunday, November 3, 2013

you add color to my life.



I've been pretty crafty this morning.  I stumbled downstairs to make a pot of coffee only to realize that we're on daylight savings.  It was only 3:30 am, not 4:30.  Oh well, an extra hour of crafting, who can complain about that?

I've had the Paper Smooches Cyber Cafe set for a while and haven't (gasp!) inked it up.  I've also had my Distress Markers for-ever and haven't used those either!

So here's what I did:


The sentiment is from the Paper Smooches I Heart Art set.

This is also when I tell you that I had Tim Holtz videos running constantly this morning.  It might be because I just love to hear him talk to me...

I bought this huge pad of watercolor paper and managed to 'practice' on 2 squares...I cut a sheet down to 4 x 5.25 squares.  I originally stamped the 'dotty' coffee cup but switched out to the clean & crisp one.  I think it makes you draw your attention to the colorful steam.

I was inspired by the current Paper Smooches Sparks challenge:



I started to look at my Cameo library for leaves but decided to go with what I had and truly be inspired by the picture.

Thanks for stoppin' by!

30 comments:

  1. What a fun card, Amy, love your creativity in this card! 3:30am I am impressed, I was just getting to sleep, (went to bed at 2:30 DST), I was crafting as well! Have a beautiful Sunday, you might need a nap!

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  2. So CAS and so perfect! Love it! And yes, TH video is definitely addictive! That man can SELL anything crafty :)

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  3. Gorgeous card, and yes, your *inspired by the photo* is ever so clear in what you've created! Love the simplicity. What ever are you doing awake at 3:30 am? Then again, I'm often awake at a similar hour...wondering why! Your watercolour paper: if you have a chance, can you share the brand, please? I'm in the market...Happy Sunday!
    c

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  4. That is a spot on design, Amy and so perfect for YOU! Should be your signature card. What the heck are you doing up at 4:30 in the morning on a weekend?

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  5. Great card, Amy! The fact that you can create at such wee hour is amazing!

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  6. Soooo pretty! You are one early riser!

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  7. DST has its perks! And it helped to have TH's voice in the background--LOL! LOVE your take on the photo. That colorful "steam"--genius!!

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  8. You were crafting at THAT time in the morning?!! Time change or not, that is earrrrrly!! And you were still able to create perfection?! Sigh...! Something I just love about the clean simplicity of this, decorated with the most pretty splashes of colour! <3

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  9. I really must use my water color paper...a CAS and gorgeous card! Right up my alley!

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  10. This is awesome!!! I love the stamping and colors!
    I have some watercolor paper I need to get out and play with. Thanks for sharing and for the inspiration!

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  11. Super-Cute! I cannot believe that you haven't used those markers! So glad that you did. This looks awesome!

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  12. so your card on FB and loved it! so cute!

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  13. Perfect! For you (the caffeinated crafter), for a chilly day and for the PS challenge. Just took a class on the distress markers and LOVE them.

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  14. Love what you did so early in the morning! It was an earlier than normal morning for me too. I am so ready for bed and it isn't even 7 yet.

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  15. HA!!! That means for the next 6 months ... I will be winning the blogging commenting war in the AM ... cuz I will be UP before you! LOL!! AZ doesn't change time!! :) I loveeeeeeee your card ... those colors ROCK!!!

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  16. but what the heck are you doing up at 4am anyway!? anyhow, this is a great card and even better at 4am!
    -Rachel w k
    rwkrafts.com

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  17. love :)
    also like your new profile pic!!!

    girl i don't know how you function so early in the morning!!! yikes!!

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  18. Love the clean and simple look Amy, with the fun touch of watercolors!

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  19. You & me both...I did sleep in on Sunday because I was UP until 4 (whoops, backwards) but in general that's when I stumble for coffee too :) Quiet time before the morning chaos begins!
    Love this card - the distress markers are the perfect accents to keep it simple & still pop :)

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  20. love how you used the markers on this card!

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  21. oh how i ♥♥♥LOVE♥♥♥ this one! (but crafting at 3:30 AM?!??! yikes, missus, sometimes i'm only just falling asleep!!!) :0

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  22. Oh, wow! This is sooo creative, Amy! What a brilliant design!

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  23. Hey there, early bird! Gorgeous CAS design and a cool use of your markers! :)

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  24. Just love this.... Cas-perfection!.... Beautiful!... hugs...x

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  25. Awesome creativity for 330 in the morning! I'm diggin' the colorful steam.

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  26. FYI--- this is a FAB card! I LOVE the white space and the watercolored stripes! I LOVE your stamping! LOOOOOOOVE it all:) THANKS so much for playing along with the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge! Hope you join in the fun this week for the STRIPE trend watch challenge;)

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Cheers,
~amy~