Saturday, July 18, 2009

happiness and fabulous...

Well, today is the last day of 365 Cards ShortCuts week so I have that project to share with you. I also squeezed in time to play along with the 2 Sketches 4 You peeps...

First up is my ShortCuts project:


ShortCuts Week, Day 7.

365 Cards Challenge:

This was a great challenge for me because I've been wanting to paint up my lollipop flowers and glitter them up, just needed the motivation :)

I had it all planned out to use the Tim Holtz paint daubers that I picked up last year at a fabulous garage sale...well, I put those puppies in a really good "spot" and can't seem to remember where that would be....grrr....Luckily I have other traditional craft paints and based my project around the green paint that I used. The paper is vintage K&Co...I still love it, I never seem to tire of paisley. The panel on the interior of the card is actually folded in half so that I could write my message on the inside of the fold. The glitter is from Impress...The center of the flower are 2 foof-a-la buttons topped with a Kaiser Craft pearl. I used the "happiness" stamp from the Stampin' Up Warm Words set...it is in the lower right hand corner of the interior panel.


This was designed especially for a co-worker that recently eloped. They are having their wedding reception this afternoon...

If you haven't figured it out already...I simply adore the ShortCuts frosted card bases...they are absolutely fabulous. This has been a wonderfully fun week filled with ShortCuts products and projects.

Next up is my take on Laura's sketch 30...I've been wanting to use the Blog Printable stamps by the Cutting Cafe and thought this would be the perfect opportunity.
I used the MME Bliss line for my paper...gotta love the red/blue combo...I also used a SU Baja Breeze Corduroy and a PTI vintage button...love to stack them. I decided to stitch the bottom rectangular panel to give it some oomph.


There you have it....I was a busy bee this week and didn't have a chance to join in any other challenges until today. I'll be back into the challenge swing next week.

Remember to check back tomorrow for my 365 Cards Super Sketchy Sunday Card.

I wanted to give a big shout out to the Alicia and the fabbie ShortCuts DT!

39 comments:

  1. These are fabulous Amy! I love them both! You made monochromatic look so cool!

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  2. These two are soooooooo fab!!! I love that glittered lollipop flower! I've been wanting to make one. Maybe this will push me over the edge. Have a great weekend!

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  3. These cards are gorgeous!! Love the flower with the glitter!! Have to give it a try someday!!

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  4. Oh my! These are both amazing! Way to rock it!

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  5. Grjuss Amy...so very `pretty`...
    Hope your having a fab weekend:)xxx
    Love your new profile photo!!!:)

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  6. Gorgous cards, love the lollipop flower!

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  7. Your cards are fabulous!!! That flower is delish :)

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  8. Wow! You are amazing! Beautiful cards - I love your blog! That flower is wonderful!

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  9. Amy ~ these are both fabulous. I hope my card mojo comes back soon.

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  10. More fabulousness from you.. OMG.. LOVE the flower.. so gorgeous!

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  11. sooooo lovin' your cards!! absolutely fabulous!

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  12. These are fabby, Amy! Love the colors on both.

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  13. great cards Amy!! I love the big lollipop flower!! WOW!

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  14. great cards amy. love the lollipop flower!

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  15. Hee, nice picture Amy!!
    No, I didn't paint it, but it is a embroidery (do you say it like that?) and I have to finish it. It is a long time project and I am going on holiday next week and take this with me so I can work on it.
    Have a nice day Amy :)
    Martha

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  16. yesterday am, i spent well over an hr looking for this 1 thing to finish up a card.....couldn't find it for the life of me. it must've been in that same really good spot too. i must organize better.

    cute loli flower!

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  17. oh my these are STUNNING...and love the flower girl....hugs

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  18. I love the way you folded your 365 card! Very neat and perfect for the happy couple!

    The second card is too cute!! Thanks for all the inspiration... off to get into the paint...

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  19. Lovely cards Amy!! I really like the black/red/white combo on the 2s4y card.

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  20. These are wonderful! Love that lollipop flower, have been seeing them lately and been wanting to make one. Love yours! Have a great weekend!

    Hugs,
    Michelle

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  21. that lolllipop flower is fabulous!! i love the colors and the fab. glitter. nice work lady! hope your weekend is great too!

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  22. awesome cards and killer huge flower on the first one! Beautiful!

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  23. awe this is my fave!!! :) so cute

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  24. Stunning cards an love your lollipop flower - just wow!

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  25. Both cards are terrific Amy! You really know how to pop out the cards GF!! :) TFP!

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  26. I love how elegant your cards are!

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  27. ooh Amy! Awesome cards! I love the big flower on the first one, it pops out you straight away! And what cute sentiment on the sec, awesome take on laura's sketch! :D

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  28. Oh Amy what a fabulous card! Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!
    Laura

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  29. Stunningly beautiful cards, Amy!

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  30. Wow! I LOVE your card for 2S4Y, Amy! The colors are absolutely FAB!! Great job!

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  31. Wonderful cards, as always:)
    And I love the new picture of you!
    hugs Dora

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  32. Beautiful take on the sketch as always thank's for playing at 2S4Y.

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  33. You are a master button user, girl!!! I think they work soooo well on your cards and must have button envy or something! lol
    Love your pretty new profile pic!! HOpe all is well with you this sunny weekend! ♥e

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  34. Your layered flower looks soooo pretty with all of your sparkle, and I love the papers and button on your second!! Great cards, Amy!!

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  35. I am SO amazed at how much you get accomplished! You are a Superwoman and I wish I had half of your energy! Wow, what a beautiful lollipop flower!!! These cards are some amazing stuff!!! ♥♥ Kay

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  36. Love 'em both! That lollipop flower is absolutely fab!

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  37. GORGEOUS cards, o'course! i am particularly diggin' the COOLIO flower on the first one...and the color combo on the second...but actually EVERY bit of both is FAB! ♥

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  38. Super cards!! Love the glittery edges on your flower and that blog stamp is fabulous!! I definitely need that!

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Cheers,
~amy~