Friday, January 10, 2014

hello



Hello
Is it me you looking for?
{does that ring a bell to any of you?}

In trying to keep up with one of my crafty resolutions, here's today's card:


I picked up a bunch of 'new to me' Distress stains.  Truth be told, I love them to create a bokeh effect but I know that there are tons of other uses {wink--going to get to spend time with Tim on YouTube}


I also wanted to let you know that I've discovered my new favorite black ink:



Have you seen the new team announcement over at Little Tangles?  Talk about talent!  Looking forward to all of the inspiration ladies!


Today's card uses Neat & Tangled's A Lot To Say & Everyday Circles.

I was also inspired by the current Case Study:

Yahoo for Donna & Erin!


Thanks to Jen W for reminding me to link up to CASology



Awesome new DT reveal over at RIC!




I'm so not a fashionista but I'm always inspired by the RIC!  I'm really a jeans, sweater & ballet flats kind of girl.

I'm blogging live as Friday's are really my Saturday's :)

Going to be crafty for the morning and then the boy and I are going to spend some time with the girl, what are your plans for today?



39 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Hello!
Is it me you're looking for?
I can see it in your eyes
I can see it in your smile
You're all I've ever wanted
And my arms are open wide
'cause you know just what to say
And you know just what to do
And I want to tell you so much
I love you


hehehehe ... now I will have Lionel in my head all DAY!! LOL!!!

I loveeeeeeeeeee this!! LOVING those dots!!!!!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Love the sweet simplicity and dark bikes hues!! Distress stains, hunnnn I need to jest keep my eye out!!

Jingle said...

Very cute card!

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card.

Hugs Riet.xx

cm said...

Wonderful, cheerful. delightful card! And now, because you've mentioned the HA ink, I may *need* to go shopping. Happy Friday!!
c

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Yay for keeping up on your resolutions! Fab job with the challenges, especially the runway inspired- spot on!

MichelleZ said...

LOVE the speech bubble! And that's a cute way to use those stains. Very clever.

(...and that song will be stuck in my head all day now. lol)

Lisa said...

Now that song is stuck in my head, lol! Love how you used the distress stains here!

Shannon J said...

Hey Lionel, I mean Amy!! ha ha!! LOVE what you did with the distress stains! Such a pretty card! I know what you mean about there being so many uses...I'm a little intimidated by them myself! I think I need to spend a little quality time with Tim too!

Niki G said...

A little Lionel and a little Tim... that's time well spent! Awesome card with the bokeh effect. Have a great weekend. I'm currently waiting at the airport to hop an island to start my work day. Enjoy your time with the kids!

Trinh said...

Why yes, that song certainly does ring a bell! I love the bokeh effect using the stains. Great colors too. I'm spending the day with my girl; some shopping, haircut for her and lunch. Life is good!

zehra said...

great card, love the bokeh effect

Karin Åkesdotter said...

How I loved that song!!!
Your card is fabulous Amy! Love it! Have a wonderful week-end, hugs, Karin

Deepti said...

Amy this is such a fun design :) love the use of daubers!!

Lindsey said...

Way to work on your "technique driven" goal. I can't to see what else you do with these stains because I love how you used them here.

Tracey McNeely said...

Amy I love your bokeh pattern in blues! Can't wait to see you inspire me to buy some. ;)

SchnauzerCrafts Creations/Christy Q said...

Love this, Amy!! I have a few Distress Stains collecting dust so you have given me inspiration. ;) hope you have an awesome weekend!!!

Virginia L. said...

AW...Love this design so much, Amy! The speech bubble with the bokeh effect is so fresh and delightful! So glad that you join the fun with us at Runway Inspired Challenge!

Sylvia said...

Thanks Julie for the words! What a fun card, Amy, hope you got lots of play time today! Love the pop of red as well! Have a beautiful Saturday!

robinann17 said...

Beautiful blue dot card - love the effect! Why do you love the black ink so much? Just wondering...
Have a happy day with the boy and girl! Robin

Vanessa said...

So pretty! Ha, thanks for the ear worm :)
Vanessa x

Aimes said...

Fabby! Awesome dauber technique! :D

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

ohhh... fun, you should use these colors more often. And so many uses for distress stains, don't show me, b/c then I'll "need" more of them.. yeah for playing along with the CASE Study crew :) Happy Saturday, I'll be watching movies all day with the Wild & Scenic Film Festival... and taking a few (chuckle) photos.

Jen W. said...

I LOVE this! Those sweet blue bubbles and the fabulous pop of red. SO. AWESOME!
And this would be perfect for CASology's bubbly challenge...

Ashley Horton said...

So fun Amy! Love how you used those Distress Stains on your card!!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Uugggh I meant to ask you to link to CASology too, well. Played!! Too excited and distracted lately!!

Thanks for linking up to CASology, great to see you here!

Kelly Griglione said...

Oh Lionel, I think this was my first favorite love song! Great way to use the reinkers. I should really try them, they look wonderful on your card!

Joni nina Andaya said...

What a FUN card Amy!!! Love the way you used your Distress Stains :)

aufspapiergebracht said...

While I'm watching your card I'm humming a song ;)))! I love blue cards and your's is so nice!!!
Greeting's from Germany Elisabeth

Tracy Ercole said...

Gorgeous Amy, love the Bokeh effect and splash of red. Thanks for the kind words and thanks for joining in the challenge :)

Lynnda said...

Lionel Ritchie eh! One of my alltime fave song!.... oooo loving this card! especially the technique ...pretty card Love it... so inspiring! Hugs...x

Gillian R said...

Fabulous card, love the blue and red colour combo. Thank you so much for joining us this week at CASology

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Such a great use of those Distress Stains, and love that pop of orange for your sentiment circle! Thanks for joining in with us at Runway Inspired Challenge!

pinnednpenned said...

Congrats on your CAS-ology win, Amy!!!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Congrats!!! And it is a Goodie win too!! Well deserved bonus!!! It pays to play CASology, LOL!!!

Jessica Pascarella said...

What a fun card! Love the blue!!! Thanks for playing along with the Little Tangles Challenge!

Betty J. said...

Really pretty card, Amy. Love your fun splashes. Thanks for playing along with us in the Little Tangels challenge and hope to see you again ;-)

PS: Thank you, Julie! Now I will have Lionel in my head, too :-D

donna mikasa said...

Hello! Love how you used those daubers to create the bokeh pattern and that you played along with CASE Study! Yay!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Cool way to use those distress stains! Thanks so much for joining us on the Runway! :)