Sunday, November 8, 2009

brewing up some fun...


This week we are being sponsored by:

The Design Team was able to play with some super fun digi images and some other goodies:) Okay, onto my card...

Here is the sketch.....ooooh...I love tall cards so I rotated it....I can see using this, a ton... I was able to play with the Paper Popsicles September Monthly set! It is chock full of homeish items...lamps...tea pots...cup & saucer...so I decided to go the caffeine route...big surprise, huh?

Grrr....sorry about the funky photo....but I cringe when I have to photog tall cards...

I used the Paper Popsicles tea pot/cup & saucer images {they are both on pop dots}....the "brewing up some fun" sentiment is by A Muse. The patterned paper is from Graphic 45...I've been really lovin' their stuff lately...so I went funky and combined the gorgeous damask with the red polka dots...These days I seem to have polka dots on all my cards. I didn't actually realize it until the fabbie Sandra commented that one of my recent cards had 3 different polka dot papers on it!!

I do tend to hoard my ZVA crystals...love, love, love the stuff but check it out ladies...I dehoarded and used the flourish completely intact...no snipping...no clipping...haha

I stitched the card all the way the damask panel..

Well, there you have it...I hope that you'll join us today for the Super Sunday Sketch and all week for Paper Popsicles goodness...

pssttt...remember I'm slinging out some bloggie candy...you have until 11:59 Pacific tonite to leave me a comment to be thrown into the random.org drawing...

Yesterday I had quite the check list of things:

1. Jennifer Pebbles' G-Sale
2. Soccer Game
3. CK Seattle!!!!

Well, unfortunately I only accomplished 2 of 3 things...any guesses?

wwwwaaahhh....I didn't get to #3....Let me start with #1...

Jennifer Pebbles

Okay, so I may have been the first person to arrive at the sale...yes, she is at least 30+ miles away from me but I was on a mission:) I have one word for you:

SCORE!

I'll share pics tomorrow but thank goodness it was a worthwhile trip {although I knew it would be}...because the soccer game was absolutely FREEZING....on a totally MUDDY field...there were a ton of parents grumbling...one was kicked off the field...good grief...by the time I got home, I was thoroughly cold, muddy {hmm...the soccer ball kept gravitating towards me..almost hit me twice!} and exhausted...I just couldn't bear the thought of driving 20+ miles to CK Seattle....waaaaahhhh.....I missed meeting up with Ginny...

On a positive note, I spent quality time with my boy...my girl was recovering from a sleepover last night...she didn't get much sleep so she went to bed at 5 pm last night!

43 comments:

Martha said...

What a gorgeous tall card Amy!! I just love the tea pot/cup & saucer image :-)
Have a nice Sunday :-)

itsallrosi said...

love the tall card, and I can't wait to hear the deets of the Pebbles garage sale!

Dora said...

I wish we had a sale like that here!
Love the card, love the bling and that tea pot image, stunning!

Steph said...

Such a fab card - works so well being a tall card. We all love a sale, can't wait to see the goodies you found. x

Anonymous said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I just LOVE what you've done with the sketch!

Naomi Chokr said...

i follow jennifers bog. you guys suck everything is in seattle....plus cold dry weather....that i miss. except for the rain. i cant wait to see what you got. i can't believe you missed ck seattle but i know only having 3 things on your list doesnt mean that you'll get through all of it. im glad you had some bonding time with your kids....i think thats always better than anything else ....even paper!!!

Laurel said...

LOVE your take on the sketch, love the rhinestone 'steam'!

bethchien said...

oooo I am sooo loving that bling on there! what an awesome, creative way to use that!
glad you got some QT with the boy! :D
Have a great day, sweets!

Angie Tieman said...

Great card and sketch! Can't wait to see what you scored at Jennifer's garage sale, I'm so jealous!

lauren bergold said...

i ♥LOVE♥ this card...aside from every other GLORIOUS aspect of it's fabulous design and complete eye appeal...this may well be the BEST EVER use of a crystal flourish. and you know *I* do not take things like this lightly!!! :)

re JP g-sale: waaaaaaaaaah i am SO JEALLLLLOUSSSSS--can't wait to see DA LOOT!!!

Smita said...

Love your creations, Amy. And thank you so much for your beautiful comment on my blog.

Love,
Smita

Piali said...

Love This one!! just fabulous.. love the teapot and cup..cute.
Amy, you should have a DP store of your own...I don't know where you get them ..they are absolutely gorgeous...so we will buy from your online store..how about that??
Congrats on 2S4Y...that card is also a fab one..actually all of yours are :o)
hugs
Piali.

Agus said...

Super cute card! and so elegant! the paper combination is beautiful :D
Hugs
Agus

Sparkplug17 said...

Such a darling card! I love the rhinestone swirl!

Ann said...

Fab card, Amy! I love the blingy swirl!

Sophie said...

Wow, fantastic card ! I would have loved working with this set !

TesaB said...

It's FANTASTIC! In every respect! And congrats on making the fab five!!!

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome card!

Jane said...

Awesome card! love it!

Elaine said...

OMG - you made it to her place!! I'm sooooo jealous!! You HAVE to share....what'd you get girlie?? I can't wait...you know that's my downfall!! LOL Spill it now!
Or I take the coffee card hostage! ;-)

Winter said...

So pretty! I am lovin' the crystals! :)

Lynne in NI said...

Gorgeous card, love all your gemstones
:o)

Birgit said...

What a fun card-it made me smile:))Love the sparkle

Kristie Larsen said...

LOVE the crystals!!! I don't even remember seeing these images from PP. its very cute. So sorry you missed CK but wow does that sale look lovely! what a packed and fun weekend!

Kristie Larsen said...

LOVE the crystals!!! I don't even remember seeing these images from PP. its very cute. So sorry you missed CK but wow does that sale look lovely! what a packed and fun weekend!

yyam said...

The tall card looks great! Love the touch of ZVA crystals...it just adds a little extra to the cute card! Love polka dots! :)

Ginny Larsen said...

yay for being in the FAB 5 together! :D you had such a great card, and i really really like this card. that swirl/ bling/ steam rising is AMAZING. you are awesome.

i actually went by the garage sale too, and got a few things, but i definitely got more at CK! yikes... hehe.

Cindy Lee said...

Gosh!! I love this card!! Can you give it to me??? Lol...jz kidding ;)

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card Amy, I love what you did with the sketch, very inspirational and creative!!!

Kelley Eubanks said...

This is gorgeous Amy!! I love it! Congrats on your win over on 2 sketches 4 u!! That is awesome!! :)

MicheleV said...

love your card Amy - you have a great blog & I look forward to your pictures!

Vanessa said...

Super card! Love it! Congrats on your 2S4U win!!!

Hugs,
Vanessa

Elise said...

Ooooow! Oooow, Oooooohhhh! {Oh, goodness, how I love the coffee/tea cards!} This is fabulous, m'darlin'! I SOOOOOO appreciate that blingy steam thing happening! Fantastic!

Carolina said...

Oh shut up! This card is out of this world adorable!!!

Rose said...

i am shocked that you would choose the coffee digi!! LOL fantastic card girl :0)

Tiff said...

ooooh, I love this sketch too! Your card is GENIUS!

Regina Easter said...

okay like the rhinestones on this fab card are devine...huge

Unknown said...

Wow, totally gorgeous!!! Love the coffe pot and cup omages , but that big bling flourish is like KA-POW! Way awesome, definitely worth the dehoarding!

Sorry you missed CK Seatte. I tried to get up there myself, but it's about a 4 hr drive for me and I couldn't find anyone to go with. *sigh* maybe next year right!

(-: Heidi

Gloria Stengel said...

I love this tall card! They are harder to photograph tho! I love the papers - Graphic 45 is my fav right now too!

I am sorry you did not get to CK, but you did did some fun shopping! LOL

Kay said...

Awesome card, Amy! Way to go dehoarding those ZVA crystals...again! Say whaaaa???? The crystals look like hot tea steam coming up from that cute little tea cup. Darling, darling!! Did I mention this card is DARLING!!! Sorry you didn't make it CK Seattle but I'm glad you were able to score BIG time at the garage sale!! ♥♥ Kay

Tami said...

enjoyed catching up on your blog. Hmmm do I smell candy? Isn't it SO funny how people come out of the woodwork when there's blog candy. Glad you scored. Do you travel? I want to have a BIG sale?? he he.

Rose Ann said...

Darling teapot & cup, beautiful papers, and bling!! Love your card, Amy!!

Tina said...

What is it about coffee and tea sets....I love them so. Great card, the bling is perfecto!