Thursday, April 30, 2009

sending you sunshine

Woo Hoo it is Thursday!!! You know what that means...it's my day over on 365 Cards {and tomorrow is friday}!!

Today's challenge is:

"Leaf" it up to me!

Stamp it, draw it, cut it out, use an image or the real thing, but there must be at least one leaf on your card.

Surprisingly, this was a difficult challenge...nothing was hitting me, kwim? I have single stamp images of a leaf {or two} but nothing too exciting. Then I remembered this A Muse tree that I have...I was going to be ultra-insane and paper piece the leaves but those puppies are way tooo small. So I colored them in with copic yg03/yellow green. I knew I wanted to add buttons and played around a smidge then finally decided on my crochet trim AND foof-a-la buttons...nice little shabby chic touch, whaddy think?


I hope that you'll join me in today's challenge...come on...join in on the fun!!!

40 comments:

  1. Fab card!!! Love the buttons and that tree is great!! Also like the sentiment :)
    Bye,
    Martha

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  2. A gorgeous CAS card, Amy! I struggled with this one at first, too...I kept thinking autumn, but then I'd say, "No, it's APRIL!" Love what you came up with. The buttons and lace are fab!

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  3. This is just adorable, what a surprise! Love the tree, the lace, the button..just perfect.

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  4. EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!! I LOVE LACE AND BUTTONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    hahah
    seriously, though. I do.

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  5. This is fabulous! I'll have to give your challenge a try!

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  6. Amy I love the simplicity of your card it's what makes is so beautiful I think. I love the buttons on the lace, nice touch.
    Regards
    Michelle

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  7. Oh Amy! Love this!! You also have to submit it in the Caardvarks challenge this week. Their challenge is for a "tree themed" card. This would be perfect!!!
    ♥♥ Kay

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  8. Your cards always inspire me. You are very talented and your use of colors is fantastic.

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  9. fun, very fun! And I'm so glad you kept your sanity and just used the yg03! Happy Thursday

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  10. Love how clean and simple the image is, but how you also paired up the lace and buttons to give it a little oomph!

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  11. Oh I love the buttons and the tree!! Too tiny to paper piece is so right. :-)

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  12. I love that lacy trim Amy - and the row of buttons really sets this tree off! very pretty design!

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  13. Love, love, love this. So sweet!

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  14. Gorgeous as usual, love those buttons, very shabby chic
    Maz

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  15. Fantastic card Amy, I love your lace and buttons, and that tree is just perfect.
    Hugs
    Fi

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  16. Clean, simple and yet soooooo cute!!! don't ya just love A Muse?!

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  17. i honestly just love this card. its absolutely perfect. perfect. perfect.

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  18. I havent left you a comment in days!!! How are yah!! I love this card....good idea on the buttons....will have to lift that....

    BTW did you use a regular cardstock for this card? Did you distress the edges? It looks like you used hand made paper.... Love it!

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  19. LOVE everything about this one..FAB!!!!!!

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  20. Supah simple elegance thanks for sharing your card with us. Great job with this challenge.

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  21. Oh, I looooove this one Amy! Totally fabulous!

    (-: Heidi

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  22. Love the trim and buttons, totally adorable card!

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  23. Great card with TINY leaves! I'm glad you didn't paper piece them...I already feel inadequate and that would have made me feel worse! LOL

    I'm still laughing about the fun that we had the other day - you totally rock girlfriend!! hugs,
    Elaine

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  24. What a great card! You did great with the challenge. I love the row of buttons.

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  25. You know I'm a CAS kinda girl so this card is like Heaven to me!! Awesome work!!

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  26. cute card...love that trim with the buttons...it really adds to the card! TFS!

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  27. Fabulous card Amy!! Love the lace and the buttons - great texture!! :)

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  28. You know how some cards just speak to you, well this one is SCREAMING my name. I love the tree, lace, buttons and that sentiment just sent me over the edge. LOVE IT.

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  29. What a cute tree, Amy!! I love the lace with all of the buttons too!! Great card!!

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  30. I love how it's a single layer card! The tree really stood out. Love it, love it!

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  31. Amazing card Ami. So simple and so elegant.

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  32. Lovin' all those buttons!!!

    hugs, Karen Lee

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  33. Ooh, Fabo! I love the buttons going across the lace trim!

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  34. It's exquisite! It is one of my favorites, which is saying a lot, since I love all your cards! I love the little tree, and the buttons and lace just slay me!

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  35. Very pretty. It's simple but has a lot of charm ~ great job!

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  36. i love this card!

    I LOOOOOOOOVE THIS CARD!!!!!!!

    i
    love
    LOVE
    loooooove
    LOOooOOoOoOOoooOOOOOOVe
    (i could keep going, but my wrist kind hurts and i think you get the drift!)
    this
    card!!!!!!

    (SO THERE!!!!!)

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  37. I love this card, but then again, I pretty much always enjoy your work! This is no different and it isn't even in super girly colors or has lots of bling (like mine, wink)!

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  38. Oooh, this is my favorite of yours for the week!! Love the crisp white with the soft lace and buttons! So simple and shabby chic!

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  39. Sooo Pretty! I lov the vintage feel!

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Cheers,
~amy~