Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Sweet Lotus

For those of you that have been following my blog, you know how much I adore Amy Butler...I did some shopping therapy {more on that in a smidge} and picked up some things from her Lotus line. The bottom layer on the gatefold Flourishes transparency is actually 4 x 5 inches {10 inches folded in half, top fold}. You just need to slip off the Paper Source Satin ribbon to open up the card. I used Laura's sketch #20 on 2s4y. The diecut is ala the Amy Butler line too.

Shopping therapy....sometimes a girl just needs it, kwim? A really good friend of mine was laid off...unfortunately, there were others too. I'm very grateful that I still have my job, but it was definitely tough yesterday....I realize that it is happening everywhere...downsizing...scary stuff...anywho's I know that my friend enjoys Amy Butler as much as I do so this was created especially for her.

30 comments:

Carla said...

This is beautiful! The paper and ribbon are so lush!

I'm sorry about your friend. I've had to spend some time these past few months being grateful for my job. You know, teachers get paid beans. Everyone knows this. But at least teachers are not losing their jobs. In fact, when we decided to get back to CO, we were hired at our first interview. I guess we won't ever be wealthy, but at least we have jobs.

Janine said...

That ribbon is AMAZING!!!

Julia Aston said...

How beautiful is this Amy!! That ribbon just makes it luscious! and the paper is super - sorry for your friend's loss of job - this card will give her a little bightness in her day though as well as feeling the thoughtfullness of a good friend!

Savitri said...

WOW, Amy, THIS is just GORGEOUS!!!! LOVE the Amy Butler paper and embellishments. The ribbon is just oh so yummy. I LOVE wide ribbons!!!!

So so sorry about your friend. That really sucks. Yes, layoffs are everywhere, doesn't matter how good you are at your job. I hope it'll be over soon. My work place is always freaking out lately. It's a state university and every state it seems is in a deficit. So far we've reduced a lot of cash to keep employees but who knows how long that will last. Glad there's hubby's job at least if anything happens to mine.

Have a great day! LOVE your work!!!

Lauren said...

Your big bow is so fun! Great card.

Sandra MacLean said...

That is a very sweet thought to make a card for your friend Amy. It's getting scary isn't it? I'm in the architectural business and we've had one big job keeping us all busy until now...nothing on the horizon though...fingers crossed things pick up soon. I love the graphic nature of Amy Butler's fabric too!

Unknown said...

What an absolutely stunning and beautiful card Amy. I hadn't heard of Amy Butler, but I'm off to check this out. Simply gorgeous.

Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog for the cherries card box. It was so appreciated.

~dawne said...

This is beautiful....who doesn't love some Amy Butler & these colors are so elegant together.

Laura Davis said...

Stunning Amy!!
The colors are just gorgeous and that bow... Wow!
I am so a advocate for retail therapy!! I am glad you had fun:)
Laura

Steph said...

Those colours are gorgeous!

Jenn said...

Hey there! Your card is absolutely stunning! Love that ribbon...so yummy! :D

Sorry about your friend losing her job. I'm just thankful everyday that me and my husband still have ours. Hope things get back to normal soon!

Rose Ann said...

Oh my goodness...how beautiful, Amy!! Love your pretty papers and big bow!!

Susan said...

oh, my over the top stunning!!! And as large as it is, your heart for your friend shows even larger in this work of {art}!

I've linked your blog today in my commentary for the SC challenge...just wanted ya to know!!!

SEE you soon

Vicky said...

This is so pretty Amy! Love, love the ribbon!

Sparkplug17 said...

What a sweet card for your friend! I love the paper and colors too!

Michelle Alejandro said...

This card is so elegant! I love all of your designs, just beautiful. I hear you about the shopping therapy. I do it a lot, lol! TFS!

cnelson said...

wow! absolutely gorgeous! love the elegant look of this...that ribbon and the colors are just amazing!

Ewonne said...

I just love the colors and the ribbon here! It's a truly stunning card ♥

Hanneke van der Linde said...

I soooooooo love this card!! Beautiful!!

xoxo

Unknown said...

This is absolutely stunning! I love that beautiful knotted ribbon and of course, that Amy Butler paper.
I'm sure your friend will really appreciate you thoughtfulness.

(-: Heidi

Denise said...

Very Pretty!! I love the big bow. I love using ribbons on my cards. You did a great job.

Elaine said...

What a kind, sweet thing to do for your friend! I can't believe the number of people that i know who are without a job right now. That IS scary. I am thankful every day that i have a job...and pray that I keep my job! lol Hopefully your friend will find something soon.

Love your AB card!

Ann said...

I {heart} that ribbon! YUM!!! :D

Kristie Larsen said...

ok, just totally realized this is transparency & Amy Butler. WHA? I totally did not steal this from you! THat Butler paper was at the top of my scrap pile and i just happened to pick it up. i guess this gorgeous card of yours wanted a cyber-sister!

Deanne said...

i adore amy butler too :) i have a couple of awards on my blog for you x

Joke said...

Lovely card and I love the ribbon!

ivy said...

i love amy butler too! i have that same paper line! (see my flickr for some of the cards i made using her papers) hard to cut 'em up but....my resolution for this yr is to not hoard paper!

Becky Carafa said...

First that yummy paper, now this yummy ribbon! Love it, and I hope it makes your friend feel better!

Lulu said...

Beautiful, simple and the bow is a fabulous touch!! :)

Lea L. said...

This is so pretty Amy! I really love that yellow tag on the front of it!! Great job with Laura's sketch!

~Lea