Wednesday, July 29, 2009

thanks a bunch


Hello!

I'm back with
Dawn's Raspberry Challenge #13.

I was going to dig through my various stashes of pattern paper for this challenge but boy, I tell you, it was much too hot for that. I went easy smeasy clean & crisp! I used retired SU Riding Hood Red dp for the flowers and Certainly Celery for the leaves. The buttons are from my vintage stash and the rub on is SU. I'm trying to consistently "dress up" my buttons so decided to slap on some Kaiser Craft pearls this time.

We're expecting a high of 97 degrees today...last night at 10 p.m. it was still 88 degrees...ick. For you peeps that live in year round hotness, how do you do it??!!!

Come on back tomorrow...it's my day over on the 365 Cards blog and remember it is Reader's Appreciation week! I'm teaming up with a crafty gal!!

47 comments:

  1. Your clean & crisp is always a homerun Amy! Fabulous! :)

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  2. This color combo is just wonderful and love your clean cards! Just perfect!
    hugs Dora

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  3. Gorgeous card Amy - I really love your flowers. x

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  4. This card is a winner! Clean, simple yet so effective. as for the year round hotness...I have 3 AC's at my house. Our electric bill is painful during summer time especially. :)

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  5. Amy,

    GREAT CARD! It's so clean and crisp.. I LOVE the way you do that.. you have great instincts..

    As for the heat up there.. my dad was saying how hot it is.. I laughed and told him the last 100+ days up there were when I was prego with my oldest.. :)

    Mishy

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  6. I love how you dressed up your buttons!

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  7. So Pretty!!! your flowers rock....
    the card. the card is so refreshing in this heat. Yeah!! its too hot here ....
    Stay cool:o)

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  8. Oh my goodness, look at that gorgeous card! I wish I could do clean and classy like you!

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  9. Beautiful, Amy! So pretty and understated. I love it!

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  10. I love the "white space" in this card! It turned out gorgeous!

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  11. Loving that button trick! What a hot little number you made!

    I went to BF yesterday - was a nice but expensive break from the heat. They sure have some fun stuff there! I'm warm even with air conditioning on! whew! 101 today!

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  12. You do clean and simple sooooo well Amy! PS. Got my 2S4U package yesterday....my 4 year old loves the glitter pens! :)

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  13. Amy, this is PRETTY!!!!! Love the colors and you used them well!!! Wow, how weather there! It's been really nice here it's amazing and awesome!!! Try to stay cool!!!

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  14. love the colors, love the flowers, LOVE the card! I'm hearing ya on the hot weather...highs of 106 here!

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  15. Beautiful card! Love the simplicity! It has been hot here in Washington, for sure!

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  16. Lovely card Amy, "clean and crisp" is right! makes me feel cooler just looking at it! (very hot here in Cyprus also).X

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  17. Love the white base-it's a perfect foil for the pops of red & green. The pearls on the buttons are beautiful!

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  18. Love that it's so clean and crisp :) You really are the Queen of clean and crisp cards!

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  19. So pretty! I love the pearls on the buttons.

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  20. Gorgeous! I love the pearls on the buttons... what a great idea!

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  21. this card reminds me of your earlier work, my friend! but with ramped up style (must be those dressed up buttons!).

    I'm with you on this weather, where the heck is our grey days with mist and drops????

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  22. you nailed the colors perfectly! beautiful!
    you are not kidding---that IS a heat wave where you are at!

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  23. "For you peeps that live in year round hotness, how do you do it??!!!"

    Very high energy bills and lots of showers! Lol...gross...sorry! It's 91 here now, heat index 99... 55% humidity. Fun stuff.

    Great card...I love the distressed edges!

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  24. Gasp!! ♥♥♥!! Clean, simple and FAB-U-LOUS! Love that distressing!

    I sit here in my non-a/c house, because I live in the PNW and should not NEED a/c, typing and sweating...eeeww! One should not sweat when one types! It's just after 1pm and 97!!!!

    Keep cool girlfriend!
    (-: Heidi

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  25. Be still my heart!! Love this perfect little card!

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  26. such a pretty card...perfect for this challenge! great take on it!

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  27. Eeee! This is CAS perfection, my friend!!! I see the heat hasn't messed with the crafty side of your brain. ;)

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  28. So pretty, I love the CAS style of your flowers and blingin' up the buttons is a fab idea!
    You need to be across the pond for a change of weather - try wet and miserable! LOL!
    Aimes
    x

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  29. Amy ~ oh my gosh girlfriend this is just fabulous. Love everything about it.
    Please keep that hot weather out on the West Coast as we are having some really nice days here in the Midwest.

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  30. wow! Amy, this is just gorgeous! so simple, but so stunning!

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  31. Oh I just love this girl!! Striking yet simple. Perfecto! :)

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  32. Lovin' those distressed blooms and the pearly buttons.

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  33. Very Clean and simple...am I rubbing off on you? LOL! I love it of course amy!

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  34. Very pretty! I love the distressed look! I live in Southeast Texas, where it is always hot and humid! Thank Goodness, my husband and I own a A/C & Heating company! We can at least be cool in the house! :)

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  35. Jeepers, those flowers are just delish. Love the colors and your design.

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  36. I'd have to say this is one of my faves.
    I really love how those flowers and leaves pop out. Fab card sistah!

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  37. Oh wow, this is just perfect!!

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  38. Love your flowers on this Amy - super CAS card!

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  39. Your flowers are soooo pretty, and I love how you've decorated the centers!! I love your distressing and all of your white space too!!

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  40. So super pretty!! Love this Amy! :)

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  41. Such fun flowers with the pearl and button accents. Way to rock this color combo.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  42. Such fun flowers with the pearl and button accents. Way to rock this color combo.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  43. Fab card! Love all the distressing and those sweet pearls on top of your buttons are fantastic! :> Hope it cools down for you soon! :>

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  44. What a great card! I'm just scrolling through your site and love all your creations!

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Cheers,
~amy~