Wednesday, January 6, 2016

baby, it's cold outside + Seasons Givings Blog Hop Winners!


post 1 of 2 for today...click HERE for the Reverse Confetti January Release Day Two.


My super awesome friend, Kimberly, gifted me this adorable Lawn Fawn Winter Alpaca set.  She's the sweetest, because she knows that Alpaca's run in my family...LOL...check it out HERE.


I was smitten with the way Chari Moss colored her alpaca HERE.  I tried to duplicate that look.  She used coloring pencils but I masked off his face and scarf and used Tea Dye Distress ink and a mini round ink blending tool.  Just enough color so that he pops off of the oval panel (p.s. having him on foam tape helps too!).

So, I'm on a mission to use up the bazillion paper collections I own.  Sadly, I'm not exaggerating about the quantity.  This card is a petite greeting at 3.5 x 5.0 inches.  

I was thoroughly inspired by the Muse challenge:

Muse

Now how fun is Michele's card?  If you didn't know, I'm a popcorn-a-holic♡


aha, do you see the inspiration:

black, white + red✔︎
black + white panel✔︎
oval focal point✔︎
clean + crisp design✔︎

Thanks to Michele for the awesome inspiration!

Super happy to be also able to link up to the Lawnscaping Challenge:



baby, it's cold outside
cardstock:  recollections/110/white
paper:  basic grey highline
stamps:  lawn fawn winter alpaca
ink:  memento tuxedo, copics, tea dye distress ink
other:  lawn fawn winter alpaca lawn cuts, mft stitched ovals



Thank to everyone that stopped by for the Seasons Givings Blog Hop!  I really appreciate your time and sweet comments!  I used random.org to draw for the winners:

US Friends

#22:  Bev

#50:  Shelly


International Friend


35 comments:

  1. So cute...the masking to add the touch of color is perfect. Love, love, love.

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  2. This is simply darling! Just used this stamp set myself and have to admit that I love it too, Jo x

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  3. Soooooooooooooo cute! I LOVE that sentiment!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  4. super cute card, Amy!!! congrats to the lucky winners!!

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  5. Oh my goodness this is pure sweetness perfection!!!!!!! Wow, is that so stink in' cute and just fits the bill for the Muse!!! = me inspired!!!!

    Thanks for the sweet shout out! BCFE, = bestest craftiest friend ever!!

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  6. super cute card, love the alpaca!

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  7. Super cute and laughed out loud at the sentiment!x

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  8. First, thanks so much! I'm so tickled about the win; you're so darn sweet! And what a darling little Alpaca!! One of my besties just got her first Big Shot, and this was the first die she bought. It's soooo cute. Love your take on Michele's card; she's colored perfectly. And I love the B&W paper you've used. Paper... this is me: "Hello, my name is Bev, and I'm a paperaholic." So true. So fun! We should go to a meeting together, hahaha! Bev

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  9. Cute and awesome!The Alpaca is adorable And your interpretation of Michele's card is just perfect! Love it!!

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  10. Wow! I won? That is awesome. Thank you so much! Did I tell you how much I love what you create? And your alpaca card is no exception. I love Michele's card too (of course, I may be biased as we one L Michele's have to stick together that and black, white, and red is one of my favorite color combinations). Keep me posted on how you do with using up your paper stash. I keep saying that I'm not allowed to buy anymore and then I see another collection that I just HAVE to have. I need all the help I can get.

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    1. I sure hope to see you in the gallery this week at Muse, One L!!!
      =]

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  11. I can relate to wanting to use up your pattern paper collection...your Muse card was a perfect use!

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  12. He ticks ALL of my boxes, amy! I'm hoping your darling card will inspire lots to play cards with me at Muse this week!!! Thanks!
    =]

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  13. SO FUN! Both in the gift, and with the adorable card!!

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  14. How in the world did I miss that Alpaca post?!!...lol Your card is absolutely, Aaaadorable!! Great take on Chari's coloring and Michele's card!
    And congrats to all the winners!...Yay!! :) Thanks so much, Amy!

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  15. He's so darling! I'm just in love with this image and I love that you colored him so soft and fuzzy-looking. Thanks so much for playing with us at Lawnscaping!

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  16. Oh my. I think I have that alpaca somewhere. LOVE your coloring and that red scarf just pops!

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  17. oh my goodness! this is SOOOOO adorable!! i LOOOOOOOVE the bold b&w on the edge and that alpaca is just soooooo cute!! love love love this!!! <3 you ROCK, Amy! Thank you SO much for playing along with the Lawnscaping Challenge! :)

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  18. Love the 'dimension' you created by shading him - he is super cute! So glad you joined us at Muse this week!

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  19. Amy this is cute cute cute, what a fun take on Muse. Thank you for sharing with us at Muse this week! Got your fab card in the mail today--you have much to be thankful for! :)

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  20. An abundance of cuteness here, Amy! Love the Alpaca in his red scarf :-)
    Congrats to your lucky winners, enjoy your crafty goods, ladies and Happy New Year!

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  21. your card is so CUTE.. love that paper you used.. I just love that sentiment.. heehee

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  22. So cute!! I love the way you colored the alpaca. Using distress ink is such a great idea!

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  23. Oh My goodness this is just so cute, I love the Alpaca and sentiment!

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  24. yes, the perfect stamp for you and so sweet K got you his! Great card Amy!

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  25. One sweet friend giving a darling gift to another...it just doesn't get better than that! And you've showcased your little alpaca (I love mine, too!), wonderfully! Need to get my card done; I want to 'tick off' some of Michele's inspiration boxes, too!
    Hugs~c

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  26. This is soooo cute! I love the little alpaca! Your design is just right. Perfect take on Michele's inspiration card, too.

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  27. Adorable!!!!!
    Congrats to your winners!!!

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  28. Wow look at these cards! They are amazing! Thank you for playing the Lawnscaping Challenge!
    -Samantha

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  29. This is so cute! I really like how you colored the alpaca with the distress ink! Thanks for playing along with us at Lawnscaping!! :)

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  30. I love the card! I have this LF set too, and it's just adorable! Nice CASE.

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  31. Like the size of your card for the Muse, and the alpaca is too cute.

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  32. Eeeep! So adorable, Amy! I love that text paper and the little alpaca is too cute! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Lawnscaping Challenges! :)

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Cheers,
~amy~