Sunday, August 2, 2009

Greetings from Seattle


Let me start off with a shout out for the most fabbie Pam, our hostess with the mostess. That girl has got to have her brain on 365 Card mode 24/7 with all the sketches and challenges she puts together....let's give her a woot woot for all of her hard work!

Okay, onto the sketch and my card....I had a ton of fun putting this card together although I have to admit I was hoping to use my new Sassafras Me Likey goodies for it...but, it just wasn't working for me....what's the next best thing? Combining Sassafras with a bit of October Afternoon and a smidge of Stampin' Up & A Muse!!

I love working with apples and have recently gravitated towards them...the new Me Likey line has red apples too!

Do you non-Washingtonian correlate our state with apples? Did you know that there are more than 175,000 acres of apple orchards in Eastern Washington? The 2006 crop was estimated as yielding 92 million boxes of apples! We're an apple lovin' family..golden delicious for the kids and fuji's for me!


Okay, that's your school lesson for the day...LOL....wanted to show you my original take of my card:

Okay, what's different....tapping my foot....waiting....okay...here goes:

bling-age!

When I originally uploaded my card on Saturday morning I noticed that I forgot to embellish my corners to match Pam's fabulous sketch....I love the pop of the black bling! This card went postal already to a sweet gal...to thank her for thinking of me!

Okay, thanks for bearing through my ultra long Sunday post....it's to YOUR advantage though...LOL. For those that read my post from the other day, hmmm...may have been yesterday. I mentioned blog candy...well, it is your lucky day my friends, today is the START of my blog candy WEEK. Yup, everyday this week I'll be slinging out some blog candy...a few of my favorite things. I want to show MY appreciation for YOU...no you don't need to follow my blog {oh, that's right, I took my follower gadget off because it was freaking out my poor blog}....no you don't "need" to post my blog candy on your blog {you can if you want, it just isn't a requirement to be part of the blog candy drawing}. It is pure easy smeasy candy!! What does it all lead up to? Saturday is my 29th birthday {again}....bahaha...I'm a huge fan of birthday's...it doesn't matter who the birthday peep is...I just love celebrating them.

I feel super fortunate that I have a blissful life...blissful...darn it, I can't remember what blog I was reading but they asked what "gives you bliss"...that's my life. Don't get me wrong...I recently had a couple rocky patches in my life...it just makes me appreciate what I have NOW...to not take things for granted...I love my kidlets...my family...my man...my friends...life IS good.

Okay, I know what you're thinking...blah, blah, blah...I thought it would only be appropriate to start off the week with some SU blog candy. Why SU? {sorry to all you SU demos...I know you all probably have this set..btw, I'm not a demo, although I should be one because I consistently win the "Stampaholic" award from my demo...year after year...LOL...Hi J!!!!!}. Stampin' Up is what opened me up to the stamping world...I had other stamps before being introduced to SU but let's be honest, SU is my first real crafty addiction :) So, I give you:

Sweet Little Sentiments

I've been using my set alot lately...love it!!!!

So here's the dealio...leave me a comment, if I draw your name and you already have the set, I'm sure I have something else in my stash'ola I can send you...just give me the word :) Comments for the blog draw will be open until midnite..that goes for the entire week...midnite of the post. Internationals are of course welcome...I love all you gals!!!!

Here's to a fabulous week....thanks again my friends!!!

57 comments:

  1. great card! I didn't know about the apples, I always think coffee!

    please enter me in the draw. I think I'd use these sentiments a lot, too.

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  2. It's so bright and cheery! I love apples!
    I love blog candy too! Happy 29th! My mum's 29 too...;)
    Have a great Sunday Amy!

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  3. oh, this is just too fun and of course I'm up for celebrating! have a happy 29th, AGAIN! Hugs, and fab blog candy!!!

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  4. lovin' fuji apples as well! Big, nice and juicy!! yum yumsss :)

    I'm waiting for my October Afternoon Cherry Hill set to arrive :D haha...hubby's gonna jump cos I'm hoarding so much art supplies :P

    And happy 29th! *winks* I'm forever 25, k? :P

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  5. This is totally darling!! Love the apple paper and felty, so perfect for you! And thanks for the apple education! =)

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  6. What a fun card! Love the felt apple. 29 again hey!

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  7. Hi there, saw you at Dora's blog and just thought I'd have a look at your cards. They are great!

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  8. What a great sketch card Amy! love your fun apple and the 'seeds'! and that sentiment stamp makes me want to be from Seattle LOL!!! wonderful colors on it GF!!

    and what fun candy up for grabs! Happy b'day week to you dear friend!!!

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  9. I'm so lovin' that cute card! That little felt apple is fabulous!

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  10. I JUST picked up some of this paper! LOVE YOUR CARD!

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  11. Please enter me in the chance to win. Cute card!

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  12. Love your apple and black bling card! I just bought that pad yesterday at Impress...it was the last one. And I gave it away (boohoo)...but I will survive...right?
    Wishing you a mondo happy birthday week!! Yay!! Let's get out to celebrate with a 'spresso at S-bucks!

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  13. Love your card - I think it definitely looks a lot cuter with the added bling! The FIRST thing I usually think of when I think of Washington is rain. THEN apples haha

    Also - My bday is Saturday too! Woo!

    Awesome blog candy - I haven't yet had SU stamps .. hrmm .. I may have to look into that from the sounds of it!

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  14. fuji apples are out fave here!

    love your applicious card! i need to frequent more LSS instead of chains cause they're so late on stocking current PP! me likey your paper!

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  15. LOVE that apple card(s)! :)
    FAB blog candy!
    Happy Birthday WEEK!

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  16. I can't stand the cuteness of that little apple feltie! And what an adorable idea to put on some bling seeds!! Precious, precious card! Thanks for the apple lesson ... we are "gala" peeps in our house.

    Girl, you are majorly generous to give away that Stampin' Up set. Someone is going to be SO happy!!

    So, today is the official beginning day of your birthday "week". You better celebrate ALL week long, every single day! Woohoo!! ♥♥ Kay

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  17. My daughter lives in Seattle,and I never knew about the apples! I'll be looking for orchards next time I visit. Thanks for a chance to win!

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  18. Wow!!! what a sweet card!!! I love the black bling....Great!!! Its Your 29th B'day again... Lets celebrate. I am just thinking what age should I stick to--25...22...or

    Awesome candy, Don't have SU product yet but have ordered some.
    Hugs
    Piali

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  19. The bling adds a lot! Happy bday!

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  20. Love the apples. Thanks for the lesson. LOL. Actually........I don't have tjos set. Thanks for sharing.

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  21. Hi Amy...Love that apple Card! Love the Addition of the black in the Corners too....Great sketch!!
    Happy birthday Amy!

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  22. Adorable apple card. Odd as it sounds, when I saw the card I thought "wouldn't this be the perfect card for Gwyneth Paltrow's daugher!" Her name is Apple :)

    Have a happy 29th birthday!

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  23. It's your birthday?! Ooh, you lucky lady to be turning 29 again!

    Thanks for the super generous candy offer sweet cheeks.

    P.S. GORGEOUS apples! ~x~

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  24. Wow, thats alot of apples! I love apples too. I eat them almost everyday.

    Your card is just darling and I love how the black pops too.

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  25. LOL, when I think of Washington State, I think of shopping... but that's because I'm from Surrey, BC and Bellis Fair Mall is so close.

    Love your card. Fab and fun!

    Thanks for the inspiration on your blog, and the encouragement on mine. There's an award for you on my blog: http://cardsandothermadness.blogspot.com/2009/08/i-am-so-honoured.html

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  26. AMAZING card!!! LOVE the apples, both on paper and your fab embellie!!!

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  27. Hows the weather over there? thanks for the blog sweets!! i dont hink ive ever noticed that stamp set before.

    I'd love to go back and visit your state again I thought it was so pretty. Anyway let me know if you are still planning to visit humid Florida. Take care!!

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  28. Sweet card, Amy! Thanks for the apple lesson--it's helping me get back in school mode! ;)

    And oooh, what a fun surprise to find blog candy--AND I don't own this set yet!

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  29. Soooo cute Amy! I love our Washington apples! We live in an area with a lot of orchards and we love doing the whole u-pick thing!

    Woo hoo, happy birthday week to you!

    (-: Heidi

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  30. Holy font size girl! Ha! Love your felt apple and all your apple trivia! Off to check out Pam's sketch...I always like
    em!

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  31. Wow! I love this set! I haven't seen it before. Love your apple card and that paper. DH and I love WA lived there for 7 years and it's so beautiful! Fujis are my favorite too! :) Have a Wonderful 30th (again) Birthday!

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  32. Love that apple and the colors, beautiful work , wonderful set!
    hugs Dora!

    And have a wonderful birthday!

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  33. Cute card- love the matching apple paper.

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  34. I was actually a bit disappointed with the SU catalog this year ... but I would love to have that cute little set added to my stash. Thanks for the chance to win ... adorable apple card.

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  35. Oh Amy... I finally made it home from my trip to find this glorious card and keychain waiting for me in the maiL!!! THank you so much for thinking of me. You have been so kind to me. Thank you for your lovely work and kindness. It just oozes out of you from your blog. You are a true gem and I am glad to know you!!

    ok, also this card rocks. I LOVE that felt flower and yes, the black bling rocks!

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  36. Awesome card, Amy! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  37. OMG!!!! LOVE this super cutie apple :)toooooooooo cute!

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  38. Your color coordination is so awesome! I am always inspired by your funky style girl!

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  39. Super cute, Amy! LOVE that felt apple with the bling :)

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  40. Well Amy I read all through your post without going BLAH, BLAH, BLAH lol. I love to read everyones posts when I check out their entries, if you go to the trouble of going to someones blog then at least read their post I say.
    Love your card and it looks great without the bling in the corners. I am a SU demo and I don't have that stamp set. . .geez am I the only one? lol
    Take care of you
    Hugs
    Michelle

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  41. i love the bling in the corners. Your card is cute and so much fun. Thanks for the trivia!

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  42. It's fantastic! But I have to say, the apple looks guilty... full of mischeif... he has something on his mind! I love that he has emotion! Super COOL!

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  43. Oh, happy happy bday!!! Love that you're just 29. Such a great age :)

    The card is lovely and yes, Washington apples :) I know at least that :P

    Hope you had a great bday!!

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  44. hey amy that was surely a mouth full of goodness girl....love this card...your rock...hugs

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  45. What a fun card! I love it! I have some of that october afternoon paper... I am hoarding it. Won it on a blog! Thanks for the giveway chance.... super sweet of you! Happy Bday! :)

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  46. Great card and thanks for the school lesson! Very interesting! ~~Pam

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  47. These are fabulous, Amy!!! I LOVE the apple one! Great job on combining the different PP. They mesh so well. Hope I win!

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  48. The apples are SO cute on your card! I just ordered some of the paper and now I'm kicking myself for not ordering the felt! LOL! I'll have to live vicariously through you, right?

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  49. This card is too cute, Amy!! I love it! Can I scraplift this?

    And Happy Belated birthday to you!! Sorry I wish you late. I hope you had a great birthday this year!

    And yummy candy!!!

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  50. This is so cute Love it and the felt apple is awesome!!!

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  51. I say that's one stylish apple.. I'll bet Eastern WA. doesn't grow them that way.. tasty and pretty but not stylish or blinged :)..

    What gives me bliss??? HMM
    Besides my DH and kids?? I would say seeing someone's face when they open a gift you made with your own hands and seeing them light up.. I LOVE that.. a validation that you actually DO make beautiful things..

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  52. This is a fab card..I love the apple!!!
    I got those pspers and never used them maybe Ill have to bite into the now!!!!
    `Happy Belated` B`day Amy Hope you had a fab Day :)x

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  53. This is such a great card. First, love the apple and that paper is some of my favorite! Awesome!!

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  54. I love your card Amy. I know Washington State is well known for their apples. I live in Central NY and we have alot of apple orchards around here. In 2006 NY's apple crop was valued at 2.2 billion dollars. I like Golden Delicious, Fuji, and McIntosh to eat, Cortland for making applesauce or salads (it doesn't darken up), Granny Smith's for pies, and Pippin's.

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  55. love the card amy. apples make me think of school for some reason, i always use them on cards for the kids teachers.

    happy birthday, hope you have a great one.

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  56. How fun and happy 29th again!!! You are so generous to be offering a goodie or goodies every day this week. HUGS!!!

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  57. thanks Amy for the apple info. I didn't know that. Happy early birthday. It must be blog candy time (comments galore). I miss you. Fly here for your birthday. I love the Memory Box chair card you made with the rug. You are so clever. I have to catch up on your blog now. Wow only 29!! Me too.

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Cheers,
~amy~