Monday, September 28, 2009

Home is where the heart is...

Monday already??!!!

I can't get over how quickly the days are passing by, especially the weekends...this week we will be going into October....October peeps...I can't believe it!!!!

Today I have my take on
Card Patterns sketch 34. What a fabbie sketch...I love scallops! All my patterned paper is October Afternoon...the house is ala The Cutting Cafe, the chippie heart is SU along with the felt ribbon. I printed out the sentiment in word...you'd think I'd have that one in a stamp. The big ivory button is foof-a-la and the petite green one is PTI. I used my Lady Bug Memento dew drop to ink up the heart...'frosted' it with clear effects and dumped a ton of dazzling diamonds glitter on it. I managed the scallops with my Fiskars shape template....old school ladies {& gents}.

Well, I keep thinking that I'm going to take some days off on the blog but it hasn't happened yet, has it?! I have tons of mojo but my house is a mess..I have tons of projects to tackle for an upcoming Gift show...I need to really start my christmas cards..I need to organize, organize, organize...the list is endless...kwim? So starting next week... I'm going to {force myself to} take off some non-design team days off. Seriously, I love blogging but need to find that happy balance...

BTW, I had a wonderful visit with Susan over the weekend. Isn't it funny how you meet people through this whole blogging/internet dealio and can meet up for the 2nd time and chat about tons of different things? She was patiently waiting for me as I pulled up from the soccer game at almost 8 pm on Saturday night. We chatted for a couple hours...I gave her a tour of my place...along with my very disorganized crafty space. The poor thing slept in my daughter's chaotic room :) Thanks for a fabbie time Susan...and my goodie bag...oy that woman knows me...she gave me a bunch of fun gifties including ribbon and a Hero Arts crown stamp...

Okay, have a fabbie week everyone...

37 comments:

  1. Lovely take, dearie! Just lovely :)
    I'm going to try my hands on this sketch soon too!

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  2. I love this!! I just love October Afternoon! High 5, shall we??

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  3. It is a great sketch, you made, again, a wonderful card Amy!!

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  4. This is soo beautiful, Amy! Love October Afternoon, too! But haven`t found a shop that sells it here :(

    Hugs,
    Vanessa

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  5. That house is stunning the colors are wonderful and I love the sentiment!

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  6. Gorgeous card hun and how lovely to be able to meet up with Susan. Keep the mojo coming x

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  7. Great card and it sounds like you had a fun time with Susan.
    Will miss reading your post when you take a little non-blog time.

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  8. Girl, I am loving that pink sparkly heart! So adorable!

    Mishy

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  9. Oh I love this! October Afternoon rocks!

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  10. You totally rocked the sketch! Loving your papers too, what's new about that?!!

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  11. That is so fun that you got to meet up with Susan! I think it's so neat to meet blog friends!

    Great cards! Love all the different patterns!

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  12. Fabulous take on the sketch! Love that house!

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  13. Yet another absolutely adorable creation! Love that glittery heart.

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  14. this is stinkin stinkin stinkin cute....love it girl...

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  15. Fab card Amy!! Love it!! I hear ya about the house being a mess... needing to organize, etc.!! I would just much rather play with my craft stuff!!

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  16. glad you had a nice time with your friend. love the card!

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  17. This is the cutest card Amy! Love it!

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  18. Such a darling card! I love all the different patterns.

    Sad you won't be here this weekend. I didn't go last year, so I figured I better go this time.

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  19. OMGoodness, SO cute! I love every little detail on this!

    (-: Heidi

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  20. love that sketch challenge. love that added sentiment you used. such wonderful creativity you have! have a blessed Monday!

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  21. Super sweet card! And don't even mention x-mas cards--ackkk!!!! I have NO clue what I'm doing for that...

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  22. love this sweet card! blogging is SO fun but yes, you need to take some time. i find if you don't take it, it takes you. which is why you haven't seen me lately. i just can;t get out from under the pile of other things that have to be done! see you soon ; )

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  23. Girlfriend, this is TOO cute!!! What a great sentiment to go with this sweet, happy house!! Beautiful !!!!
    ♥♥ Kay

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  24. I hope this doesn't sound silly, but it almost looks like you could eat those buttons! They are just wonderful. LOVE the card.

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  25. Cute cute cute card, Amy!! The ribbon is lovely!! So fun too to have somebody, a blog friend, come visit. Sounds like you all had a fabby time, mess or no mess :)

    Well, obviously I've been on a blog hiatus... or just showing up here and there. I so want to be regular again but it's prob. not going to happen anytime soon. Maybe you can get the kids to clean for you wink wink :P

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  26. So much depth with the chipboard...great job!

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  27. glad you met another bloggy friend!

    love your pretty house card!

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  28. The blog can be overwhelming sometimes. After more than two years, I am starting to take time off. I just can't keep it up. Then I try to schedule a post because I have an extra minute, and forget to change the date, so I have two posts in one day. Oh, well. It's busy these days. Do what you can, we'll be here to admire whatever gorgeous creations you get posted!!

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  29. You and I should meet on Thursday -- maybe I'll see if I can steal that cute card from your house some day! It's sparklin heart is darling!

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  30. oof--i soooo HEAR YOU on the subject of blogging days off! i was kind of forced into it this summer and i have to say...it makes blogging super-fun again when it's not an obligation hanging over your head like the sword of damocles! GO FOR IT!!! :)

    in the meantime, it is *CLEAR* to see that the mojo is not suffering in any way from your super-charged schedule: hooooooooooo doagie, do i ♥loooooooove♥ this fabulously funky quilty collagey masterpiece! (note to self: computer generated sentiments on little kraft flag/bannery shapes are VERRRRY COOOOOL!!! try this ASAP!)

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  31. This card... THIS card is the reason! Seriously, the reason WHY there is such long to-do lists in all of our lives: things we just can't get to... all because of this stinkin' ADORABLE card! All that "sugar" and materials, just tied up together and perfectly photoed and celebrated! THIS IS THE KIND OF PAPERCRAFTING that makes me say, "the laundry can wait!" Such fabulous inspiration, Amy! I'm twitching. Now I have to go glitter something... tee hee {Great work, doll!}

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  32. I love it! All of the patterns work so well together and that heart is so cute!

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Cheers,
~amy~