Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Seize the Sketch: You are my favorite.

Post 1 of 2 for me today...click HERE for my Sweet Stamp Shop March Release #2 post.


Hello and we're back with a new sketch



Awesome sketch by Jen N!

Before I get to my card, I wanted to say "see ya around" bloggie land to


I know that I'll see you gals but I will miss your constant Seize the Sketch inspiration!!!

We also want to 
welcome our new teamies


We're thrilled to have you on the team!!!

I gotta tell you, the Seize the Sketch team is awesome, such a fun group of gals!

Okay, ready for how the sketch inspired me?

Here you go:


I generally tend to stick to one paper manufacturer per card...mixing and matching patterns from a single collection.  This is how I make it easier on myself, rather than sorting through my bazillion paper pads, yes, I literally have that many.

The Basic Grey Fresh Cut collection sings to me...it is so happy & springy!


I love that PTI die,  but man, it gives me a mental workout.  I'm a 'carefree' crafter = paper & embellies are typically flying around when I craft.  I have to concentrate and purposefully save the pop outs....see the interior of the 'Y', 'o', 'A' & 'R'?  Dude some of those pieces are microscopic when you have old lady eyes!  It's so worth the work though, I love the contrast of the frame and the text.

I used vellum banner flags on the top of my card and finished it off with my very last Fresh Cut bloom.  I'm ordering more of those puppies, they rock {thanks Sherry!}.  

Kimberly is the one that RAK'd me the Fresh Cut 6x6 paper pad and I've managed to crank out a total of 6 cards, including today's.  Love how the 6x6'ers give you that ability....I still have plenty of paper left to make more cards!

I hope that you'll play along with us!

Amy 
Cathy



23 comments:

  1. Beautiful card Amy!!! Love the pattern papers and the big die sentiment. So FABULOUS :)

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  2. Such pretty spring papers on this Amy!

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  3. This is soooooooooo beautiful!! LOVING those colors!!!

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  4. This is super cute! I love the papers!

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  5. so totally cute.. I just purchased this die too and can't wait to get it.. love this card Amy..

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  6. Love these papers, so bright and sunshiney!

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  7. Super cute sista! Love your challenge obsession :)

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  8. such a pretty spring card :)

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  9. ohhhh love the pretty colors!!!!

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  10. Oh, I hear you about those bitty pieces - but you've managed to place them perfectly into this absolutely stunning card! LOVE it!! Fresh, pretty...and that paper...swoon....
    c

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  11. I love the papers in this card....so pretty! I can't imagine keeping all those tiny pieces, but the beautiful, finished look is so worth it!

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  12. A happy "Amy" card! Bright and super sweet! Love it!

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  13. Love the floral pattern mixed with the gingham, Amy!

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  14. Great patterns Amy, love how you added a sentiment. Thanks for the tip on saving the pieces, I haven't used this die yet!

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  15. So fun! Love the mix of patterns here. And, I am so impressed you managed to hang on to all of those teeny, tiny die cut pieces so you could put them all together perfectly!

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  16. Love how bright and cheery this card is!

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  17. This just melts my heart! Soooooooooooooooooooo pretty. So soft looking. Wow! This is a real beauty.

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  18. This card is so pretty, I love the flowers and gingham together! I love your story about "flying" embellies, I can't tell you how many times I have been digging through my shag carpet looking for one of those microscopic-yet-oh-so-important pieces, lol! One of the joys of crafting :)

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  19. Bright, cheery and beautiful, Amy! Love the card and inspiration- I just bought this die and haven't used it yet. :) Thrilled to be on the team with you!

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  20. what a fabulous sketch interpretation. i love the fun pattern papers.

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  21. Adorable-- totally pulled in by the papers!!

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Cheers,
~amy~