Sunday, September 13, 2009

make a wish...



Today's sketch seemed to throw me for some reason...it really doesn't look like a difficult one but I think it is the oval...the ovals are tough for me for one reason or another.

This is actually the 2nd card I made {yes, I passed along my 1st card to Pam only to email her this one around 9 pm last night}. I mixed Jillibean with Bella Blvd. The Jillibean's are the kraft and yellow with stars and the Bella Blvd is the one with the birthday candles.

Check out all that stitching....why no, I didn't use my janome pedal for the oval...I cranked that wheel manually....yes, manually...I didn't want to ruin that yellow panel so decided to do it the slow way...oy...BUT I love the way it turned out...

The patterned base is kraft with black stars...in the past when I've used it some people have commented on it being purple...aren't those vinyl thickers a glorious tiffany blue...love, love, love them.I popped 2 kaiser pearls in 2 of the corners...

Can't wait to see what you come up with based on Pam's fabbie sketch!!!

Why does the weekend ALWAYS seem to fly by? I spent the entire morning on 2 different soccer fields yesterday...the last 2 games the sun was totally beating down, I was soooo warm, I can't begin to imagine those poor boys racing around after the soccer ball!

Here's to a wonderfully productive Sunday!!!

34 comments:

  1. Amy this card is so super cute! i LOVE that stiching, and i can't believe you cranked it the whole way around!! holy COW, dude!

    well, all your colors (that blue, ah!) are wonderful, and i can't imagine being out all morning in this sun... i went to a party at a lake sans swim suit and left to grab it and came back. needed some cooling off.

    i actually tagged you in an ABC's meme... check it out here.

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  2. This is fabulous Amy! I love the colors and that stitching is awesome!

    Have a happy Sunday dear!

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  3. Wow, gorgeous card Amy, love the stitching!

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  4. I wish my stitching was like this, gorgeous card, love the big letters!

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  5. great job with a challenging sketch!

    I hand-wheel my machine, too, for going around circles and basically anything curvy.

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  6. Wow, this is fabulous! Perfect stitching and I too love those letters!

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  7. wow, girl...that is sooo pretty! amazing job with the stitching..so beautiful!

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  8. Your card are the best mama!!!! I wish I could craft with you IRL :)

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  9. Amy ~ WOWZA is all I can say. One of these days I will be brave enough to do some stitching with my machine on my card.

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  10. Brilliant card, the stitching is amazing. I must learn to be brave. xx

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  11. Great job with a tricky sketch Amy!

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  12. Great interpretation of the sketch, looks a little intimidating.
    Love those letter stickers and of course, the paper. You must have the best collection.

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  13. Sista, you rocked the challenge once again!
    Love the tiffany blue! Who doesn't? :)

    And yes, I dislike how the weekend just flies by! I loved the conference I attended but I wish I had more leisure time to myself too :P

    It's monday blues again tomorrow... I'll have to keep my eyes out for the weekend again! :P

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  14. Wow! What a yummy card - love the stitching! :)

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  15. LOVE this, Amy! Fab take on the sketch!

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  16. Great job on the sketch! And awesome job on the stitching.

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  17. It's stunning! Fantastic stitching!!!

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  18. love this card!!! man I need to learn how to sew!!!

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  19. Beautiful, don't know why I was expecting to see an owl {lol}. Love your stitching also.

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  20. Very cute! Congrats on the Cuttlebug Giveaway! You lucky girl! :)

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  21. Hey, remember me!!? Love this, the hand cranking was totally worth it! This may have been a hard one for you, but it looks brilliant, as always!

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  22. Fab card today Amy and yes those tiffany blue thickers are yummy. Glad to see we are both civilised and don't like football lol.
    Hugs
    Michelle

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  23. what a fun card, Amy, I love how you kept 'legal' on the challenge with your tiny clipped corners and pearls! and really cool touch and one you have to be looking for!

    Have a wonderful week!

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  24. CUTE!!! and i am making a wish..... i wish something would come to me so i can get my card made! lol

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  25. Love it! And the care you've taken with the stitching has added so much. You always use such fun papers!

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  26. All of your cards that I have missed are soooo cute! Love the stitching on this one! I must have been MIA longer than I thought!!

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  27. ok, it's not that i don't *BELIEVE* you when you say you "struggled" with this...it's just that the results are so INARGUABLY fabulous, i find it hard to imagine!!! :)

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  28. i love love love the stitching and fun colors on this one!

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  29. Love this funky design...brill idea with the candle DP!

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  30. Come to think of it, I rarely use ovals myself, too. Well, you totally pulled a fabulous on this one!! I can't get over the stitching...wow! That must have taken you forever but it was SO worth it! This is awesome!!
    ♥♥ Kay

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  31. Oooh, beautiful! I love those bright cheery colors!

    (-: Heidi

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  32. You're too motivated! I haven't done any sewing on ovals/circles. I want to do those random circle patterns but too chicken too and I'm not motivated enough to do the slow way. The card turned out so so cute though!!!

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  33. I love that you used circles instead of ovals! And that stitching! Wow. Can you come teach me to sew?? LOL

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Cheers,
~amy~