Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Heart & Home

Caardvarks....love their challenges....this is for their current one...hearts. I've been seeing paper pieced homes and wanted to give it a try. I just love that "look"....it is soo sweet and actually reminds me of Claudine Hellmuth. I have been having sooo much fun with the wooden hearts that I picked up from the Lemon Tree Studio etsy shop {I went back for more and picked up another pkg of them!} that I knew that was going to be my highlighted heart for the challenge. Sometimes it pays to not clean up after yourself because I caught sight of the heart shaped bling from A Muse that I used on an earlier project and decided to pop one on the heart to top off the "i" in the word "is" {a muse sentiment}. I janome'd the house but didn't dare try to accomplish the tree...although that would have been spectacular...I can only stitch straight..kwim? What better paper to use than Amy Butler? The tree is from Kim Hughes' new Spring Trees set. Gotta love the Kim Hughes/Cornish Heritage Farms stamps...they are magnificent and stamp beautifully!! I've sooo been on a butterfly kick and had to pop one onto my card....

29 comments:

  1. Amy, another amazing card, this is a piece of "art" I loooove it :) x

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  2. Ooooh... this card is so cute ans beautiful!! I really love this one!!

    Greetings,

    Saskia

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  3. Gorgeous paper, love the Amy Butler tree! ~x~

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  4. I love your cards and stamping!
    Thank you for your visit and kind words!

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  5. ♥fan♥FLIPPIN♥tastic♥!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    holy moly missus you have KICKED this challenge's metaphorical hiney bigtime!!!

    sorry to comment & run, but i gotta go stare at this thing for another half hour or so whilst simultaneously trying not to droll on m'keyboard...ciao darling...

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  6. This is the sweetest thing!! Your stitching is perfect, and the hearts are the perfect touch! I'm going to check on Caarvarks! Just exactly how many things are you going to get me involved in?

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  7. What a "SWEET" card!!! I love the paper pieced house and the stitching...just fabulous! ;D

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  8. Love the card! I love the shape of the tree. What a great stamp. The stitching is awesome!

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  9. cute card with the house and tree! so bright and pretty!

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  10. This is beautiful Amy...you can send it to me! Gosh, I want that Kim Hughes tree!

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  11. So cute! I love the paper...great job!

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  12. adorable!!! and you are so right about reminding me of Claudine's collages. I love your choice of pattern papers...so cool

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  13. Super-fun card ... I've been drawn to paper-pieced houses lately too and yours is adorable ... and I love that tree too. Fabulous heart design.

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  14. Oooh, Amy, this is pure sweetness!! Love, love, love it, and I'm definitely going to case it! It reminds me of Claudine Hellmuth too, love her stuff, it's so artsy!

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  15. Shut the front door and lift up my jaw. Holy Moly is this fantastic! Love everything about it! I need some Kim Hughes stamps...I know, I know...I'm getting some soon. This card makes me smile >"<

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  16. Love your little house and tree and your now 'signature' wooden heart!!

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  17. This is so pretty!! I just love it!

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  18. Holy smokes! This card is the definition of cuteness! Could that house be any more adorable?! And that wooden heart is PERFECT! ;)

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  19. I LOVE this, Amy!! Your paper piecing is fantastic, and I love the images!! Love your stitches and wooden heart too!!

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  20. I have no Kim Hughes. I love her stuff but just never got to getting any. Your card is CUTE!!!!! I have no hearts. I need to get me some hearts!

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  21. How cute! I love your paper pieced house!

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  22. Too, too cute! Love the house, love the tree, love the wood heart, LOVE it all!

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  23. Great card! And you're right! The images and the colors are very Claudine Hellmuth!

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  24. I must have missed some days of going through my google reader. Your card is perfect for a new neighbor or even an old one! Love the pieced house and the sweet little heart on the saying!

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Cheers,
~amy~