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:

Joni nina Andaya said...

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

Julia Aston said...

Such pretty spring papers on this Amy!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

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

Jingle said...

This is super cute! I love the papers!

Shannon J said...

Dude...this is SO pretty!!!

Annette Allen said...

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

Miriam Prantner said...

Love these papers, so bright and sunshiney!

Shemaine Smith said...

Super cute sista! Love your challenge obsession :)

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Love this!

Rose said...

such a pretty spring card :)

wendipooh13 said...

ohhhh love the pretty colors!!!!

cm said...

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

Niki G said...

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!

Lesley Croghan said...

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

Ashley Horton said...

Love the floral pattern mixed with the gingham, Amy!

Tracey McNeely said...

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

Lori said...

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!

Jennifer said...

Love how bright and cheery this card is!

sandi said...

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

Katie Melhus said...

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 :)

Lee Ann Barrett said...

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!

Ren-Yi said...

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

pinnednpenned said...

Adorable-- totally pulled in by the papers!!