Thursday, January 9, 2014

just because.




Just playin' around...


I was inspired by my current desktop wallpaper:




I clear embossed the Paper Smooches sentiment and used good old fashion Crayola watercolor paints.

The card base is PTI Raspberry Fizz.

fun stuff.

Linking up to

Paper Smooches Sparks



I'm pretty excited about this:




6 thank you's are going postal today!

I'm keeping a running tally on my sidebar---->


36 comments:

  1. oh gorgeous! I was just thinking about my paints and wondering where my watercolor paper is. hah!

    hey, did I tell you how much I loved your Christmas card? thank you!

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  2. Just because is just perfect! Love the colors and your wallpaper sentiment...and the year of sending is truly fabulous!

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  3. Loving the colors! You nailed it !...Absolutely gorgeous!.... hugs....x

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  4. Love the card, the colors. Looking forward to seeing the numbers go up.

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  5. What a fun card that is with the watercoloring! I really should break out my paint sets and play a bit...but for some reason I'm always intimidated by paint! Totally LOVE this!
    And how fun that sending pretty mail campaign sounds. Gonna check it out!

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  6. That is an awesome challenge for yourself!! I loveeeeeeeeee this!! LOVING those colors! GORGEOUS!!!!!

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  7. Great card, and fabulous idea to keep track of your pretty mail. Mind if I steal? Have a great day Amy!

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  8. This is beautiful! Love the colors!

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  9. What's your end goal for the pretty mail? Love this color.

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  10. Amy I love your fabulously creative card. Your pretty mail plight is such a great idea!!

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  11. So, so pretty, Amy! Love the rainbow colors.

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  12. You certainly did 'wake up and be awesome' in creating this colourful, day-brightening, wonderful card! LOVE it x 100000!
    c

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  13. Fabulous creation Amy! Love that watercolor effect :)

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  14. what a colorful inspired card Amy! and thanks for enabling - I just bought some washi tape and paper straws from Omiyage!!!

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  15. LOVE the pretty mail idea! Wonder if I will be able to get my act together to do this!! Hope so!!! And the card fits the bill perfectly, because it sure is pretty :) Love it!

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  16. LOVE the pretty mail idea! Wonder if I will be able to get my act together to do this!! Hope so!!! And the card fits the bill perfectly, because it sure is pretty :) Love it!

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  17. how beautiful is your card! LOVE the colors!!!
    Awesome pretty mail! Love this fun idea! Any we all LOVE pretty mail :)

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  18. I love this Amy~it's so much fun! ;)

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  19. I love how you added the color.. this is bright and fun..

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  20. I love how you were inspired, Amy! The swipes of color are fun and cheery.

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  21. So fab, Amy!! Love the watercolors!!

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  22. Hey Amy! Thanks for sharing this information about the Pretty Mail challenge! I have a whole bunch of cards to go out (and to post!!) from my thank you card marathon. I enjoy visiting your site, and we are pretty much neighbors in Seattle! Do you ever get together with other local paper crafters for group crafting?? Look forward to being in touch with you!!

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  23. That sentiment couldn't be any more perfect for those splashes of color! Yum!

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  24. Love your card and also that sending pretty mail project. Did you create that counter on the side bar yourself?

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  25. I sent one!!!! I need to get better, I need to do Xmas thanks yous this weekend!!! I will be coming here for trendy ideas!

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  26. Fun card, it makes me smile! So does your pretty mail, what a good girl you are. :)

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  27. Love how you were inspired by your desktop wallpaper...you translated it beautifully to your card.

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  28. Such a fabulous background!! Love it and thanks for the link to the sending pretty mail idea. So cool!!! I love it and will try to do the same as well. Thanks again for sharing the link, your awesome talents and inspiration. ;)

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  29. Amy, LOVE this card! So simple and so striking and perfect for mailing! :) Thanks for playing along with the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge!

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  30. Amy- you are so amazing! LOOOOOOOVE the paints with the clear embossing-- FUN x100000000:) Ammmmmmmmazing and CAS! YOU ROCK <3 THANKS so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge! Hope you play along with us again this week- Picture Perfect <3

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  31. Gotta love a one layer wonder and I'm a big fan of Crayola watercolor paints, too! And yay for Pretty Mail!

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  32. Gorgeous, Amy! Love the pretty mail idea too - need to follow your lead!

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  33. Uh oh! You may have just lead me to start my own new pretty mail, too! I looked the original idea up and it's easy enough. Way to go :P lol

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Cheers,
~amy~