Monday, January 20, 2014

happiness... (& the EAD Designs Blog hop winners!)




This is a disclaimer, I'm so not a purple girl but when I saw THIS card by Julie, I was inspired!


I told Julie that I'd play along with the 



I have to tell you that this card took me forever!  I picked up some Little Yellow Bicycle white canvas stickers at Michael's (clearance for $1.49!).  I used Distress stain to color the bloom:

dusty concord
milled lavender

I also hit the bloom with water too.  I believe that the purple panel is almost amethyst.   I had my SU cardstock all alphabetized in a humongous paper sorter and well, the sorter is in the garage sale pile and the SU cardstock is in a couple magazine holder/bins.

Color challenges are a good exercise for me.  More than 2 colors and it gives me vertigo.

Dontcha love the sentiment...who doesn't love a good coffee sentiment?  It's by Lil' Inker.

I was also inspired by



LOVE this sketch! 

I'm also linking up to Ribbon Carousel

coffee = love


Lovin' that hemp twine!

I'm also posting the EAD Blog Hop winners!

I picked a random winner from all the comments left on my post:


Colleen, you're my winner!


I'll be sending you this little prize package.  I actually have a fresh sheet of EAD Designs birthday sentiment Stickerz!  There are some Prima Chalk Inks, a Xyron Glue stick and a very large bottle cap!


The other 2 winners:

from Wendi's Blog:  Debbie P
(kimberly & debbie, please contact Julie & Wendi directly with your mailing information)

Thanks to everyone that hopped with us!


31 comments:

  1. You have the best coffee sentiments! Love that canvas sticker and you're totally rocking the purple.

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  2. I'm thinking the same thing - you have the best coffee sentiments! Love how the flower turned out, and the fab twine!

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  3. I love the texture the inking adds to the canvas Amy!

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  4. Love love love your card! LOVING the colors and that flower ... I struggle with those colors too!!!!!!!

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  5. And CONGRATS to all the winners!!!! YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!

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  6. Oh Amy! Thank you! What a lovely way to begin my week. :)

    Lovin that yummy purple panel on the card. My fave color!

    My email address is bcdietrich@verizon.net
    Can u send me a quick email so i can give you my addy? Thanks Amy!

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  7. You are rocking these challenges!!! Funny how you'd get inspiration from me....most of mine lately comes from you! Have a great day my friend!

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  8. Wonderful card Amy! I never use purple perhaps I should give it a try!

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  9. This is such a sweet card, Amy!! :) And I'm not much of an purple girl either, though you nailed this! ;)

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  10. what a pretty card.. love the purple and kraft..

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  11. Amy lovin' the purple, great canvas flower and perfect sentiment!

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  12. beautiful card Amy! Awesome take on the sketch!!!!
    Congrats to your winner!

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  13. OMG that flower is gorgeous! I'm with you on purple...I find it SO hard to work with...but I love it when someone (ie YOU!) can make it look SO good!

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  14. Great flower and I like the touch of twine. Thanks for playing with us at ColorThrown.

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  15. Purple can be hard to work with. It's such a lovely color though. Your card is great!

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  16. What a beautiful card--- ohhhhh! I just do not like working with the color purple, but this card makes me want to jump up and pull out all of my purple inks/papers/ribbons/etc! LOVE:)

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  17. I LOVE the sentiment!! :) Fun!!
    Purple...my fav color...so beautiful!The canvas flower looks so pretty ontop of the vellum!!
    Thank you so much for joining us at FMS!!!

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  18. How surprising to find a coffee theme card here!! LOL!! that's a great sentiment - and the purples are so vibrant!

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  19. soooo lovin your fun purple card!!!

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  20. That is such a fabulous sentiment! Yes, they are the same thing! Great card. Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

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  21. The Purple looks great paired with the kraft Amy, and I love what you did with the sketch!

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  22. I love the purple flower on the kraft paper and the coffee sentiment is wonderful - well done, Amy!

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  23. Amy, I'm so glad you survived your vertigo with working on all those colors - lol! LOVE your CAS design and I'm happy you chose to play along with us at Color Throwdown!

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  24. Love the sentiments! Gorgeous colors and this card is absolutely beautiful!... hugs...x

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  25. Lilac is the new color, Amy, love your beautiful purple bloom! Have a fun Tuesday!

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  26. So pretty! That purple canvas flower is fab! Thanks for joining us for the Color Throwdown challenge!

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  27. that is the perfect sentiment for you :)
    beautiful card!!

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  28. Catching up with cards/comments (blogger still acting up!). Purple looks fabulous on you, as your card makes abundantly clear. Darling!
    c

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Cheers,
~amy~