Monday, August 24, 2009

colorful and lively




Monday, already?!!!

Where does the weekend go??? I had a fun weekend though...had Ethiopian food with the girls on Friday {we are always howling when we get together!!}, I spent Saturday crafting...Sunday is quality time with the man...gotta love that...we saw The Time Traveler's Wife...oy vey...loved it...cried like a baby {what's new}.

Okay, on to my project...I used Card Pattern CP29 and Use It no.24 for my project. I was thrilled to see that the magnificent Regina is the sponsor over there this week {woo hooo Regina!}. Anyways, I put together a little giftie using a $ spot magnetic note pad. I based everything off of that...I was having a heck of a time photog'ing it because of the height, that's why I did the au'natural outdoor photo shoot.

Use it recipe:

Make a cute paper gift: covered notepad

bling it up: I used pearls

Add a tag: gotta love that sentiment...colorful and lively

Cut out some flowers: do you see it? I made a lollipop flower and stacked a Jillibean soup felt flower on top of it.

Tie it up: I used the white Stampin' Up twill

I had a fun time putting this little project together...the cover is actually 2 separate panels since they are 9 inches tall...I cut each panel 9.25 inches and scored it at 9 inches leaving me 1/4 inch for the width of the notepad...am I explaining this? I used red liner tape and adhered the 1/4 inches together and made the cover...easy smeasy.

The pattern paper is my favorite by October Afternoon...I actually broke out my OA stamps and used that sweet deer...I used kaiser craft pearls on her back & the jillibean flower :) The Flourishes are from my chippie stash and I think the quote is KI memories. I stitched around the OA panel...I've been really into stitching on everything these days but I'm horribly lazy...that's why you only see white stitching...I never change out the thread on my janome..

P.S.
I've become a huge Tina fan of travelingmama...not only is she a wonderful artist & writer, she has ventured to make a true difference in her community. If you haven't read her story, pop on over to her A tale of a school blog post....you won't be sorry. I'm a lucky duck because I'm the proud new owner of this fabbie print.

Thanks for stopping by!!!!

40 comments:

  1. Wow Amy, love the deer! And that's a nice give away, looks wonderful, and the one who will recieve it will be very happy I guess!

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  2. Oh, this is just gorgeous Amy! I love all the details...the ribbon, the deer embellishment..I love this OA paper...Must be a fruitful crafting day! :)

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  3. OOOoh... love the deer! Just gotta love it cos it's so pretty! :)

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  4. this notebook came out great!

    I read the Time Travelers Wife several years ago. It was such a good book! can't wait to see the movie, glad you liked it

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  5. Don't you just love OA! Another couple of stunners x

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  6. AAWW cute Bambi.. love that notepad.. the color is just FAB!

    Mishy

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  7. Super adorable, love the cute little deer.

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  8. Did you happen to read The Time Traveler's Wife? I'm curious to find someone that has read and watched it.

    Love the card. And I agree I love travelingmama! She's great.

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  9. Fabulous idea to use a magnetic note pad! This is so sweet and the sentiment fits the paper mood perfectly! Awesome job, Amy!

    I didn't realize you have a Janome, too. Yea, I'm in really GOOD company! I'm looking forward to exploring travelingmama's blog. Love the print you bought and I'm glad you had such a FUN weekend. Yes, it goes by TOO fast! ♥♥ Kay

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  10. yes, weekends go waaaay to fast. glad you got a movie in. the 1st movie me & hubby seen in yrs in a theater and it was G-Force---brandon's 1st movie ever.

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  11. What a cute card, I love that deer! Fab job with the sketch!

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  12. u rocked this one, amy! lovin the deer :)

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  13. oooh, love that new print! lovely card my deer... so glad you had a great weekend. can't wait to see that movie!

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  14. Super Cute DEER!!! lovely gift . Glad you had a great weekend...I like Ethiopian food ...tried it couple of times. have a great week...if you get a chance check BBTB new challenge it has something you love...OWL :o)
    Hugs
    Piali

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  15. this is really cute, Amy! I have such a hard time taking pics of the tall stuff too! Hope you're having a great day!

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  16. Hi Amy!! Love your card... I watched "He isn't that into you" or whatever it's called. I didn't like it!!Oh well.. Next time.. Saw Julie and Julia and LOVED it--- just for the food!!

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  17. Gorgeous gift Amy, I love the deer!

    Ellen

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  18. Oh this is just adorable! I love the deer with the swirly behind him and the sentiment- the slight angle adds so much interest.

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  19. Love this Amy...That little Deer is just Perfect!! Wonderful Creation...

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  20. This is such a sweet card! Love the layout, might have to give that one a try too.

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  21. super cute girlfriend!

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  22. Simply....fabulous! Ethiopian food? I have to give it a try one day~

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  23. Your cards are FABU!!!!!

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  24. love your card! you always pick such fun challenges to do! I love how you use your creative mind to make the card so unique and original! TFS and have a wonderful week!

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  25. awesome awesome girl...love that dear...you are so talented...hugs

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  26. Fabulous creation, Amy! I recently found Tina's blog and have become a big fan...

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  27. Sounds like a great weekend! That deer is just too cute!

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  28. How creative of you to use the magnietic note pad! So cute!!

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  29. Awe Cute deer ;) when r u going to Hawaii? I'm jealous!
    I'll trade u for scrappy goodies any time hahaha jk
    btw thanks for the hedgie link! ;)
    what PC goodies did u get? I bought mr. Campy I wish I could find the paperkit locally! :)

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  30. Too cute! I have that paper too but it's too pretty to cut :) I love ethnic food. I use to have an Ethiopian friend in college and loved her mom's cooking!! YUM!!!

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  31. Good evening, Ninja crane - these are so nice! Love the layers and the pearl additions! What a way to add interest and texture!

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  32. Love this so much! Great papers and love-y that deer! Every time I hear about Ethiopian food, I always think of that old joke from "When Harry Met Sally": "Hey I didn't know that they had food in Ethiopia? This will be a quick meal. I'll order two empty plates and we can leave."

    Want to see that movie too! I don't know about a tearjerker though!

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  33. Very cute! Great job with both challenges! :) TFS

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  34. Your card is precious!! Nice job! :)

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  35. Oooh, this is fantastic!! Love your totally creative take on this sketch!

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  36. Wow, absolutely gorgeous Amy! Lovin this little giftie to bits!

    (-: Heidi

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  37. Aren't you super creative?! I'd never even thought of this. Just totally love it!

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Cheers,
~amy~