Saturday, November 21, 2009

merry & bright...

Happy Saturday!!!

I tell you, that'll be something that I'll never tire of saying!!!

I have a couple things to share with you today...first up is

Savitri calls this her "sad face" but I think she is just tooooo stinkin' adorable!

I flipped the sketch and came up with this:

All the patterned paper and the die cut is MME. I love their stuff...can't get enough of their stuff! Psstt....I was the lazy bones crafter and didn't want to change out my thread on the Janome so I went with what was already threaded...chocolate...okay, it works...the outline of the text on the die cut is chocolate too..whew..good way to explain that one..LOL. I went with the unexpected ribbon choice...chocolate...to bring out the other chocolate and well, I didn't have red polka dot ribbon...bahaha...

Okay, several weeks ago I told myself that I wanted to make more non-sketch challenge cards...this is one of them:

Ahhhh...gotta love those My Cute Stamps snails...especially when they are wearing their sparkly shells:) The 'rolling hills' have actually been swiss dotted and are on pop dots...the hills are 2 separate panels...seriously, who doesn't LOVE Eskimo Kisses? I have to tell you though, I seemed to have 'misplaced' my 6x6 pad after this project. What the heck? I know...I must have travelled with it or something...travelled as in, IN MY HOUSE...oy...yes, I should share a pic of my crafting hallway...it's a MESS'ola.

You all know how much I love a 'good deal'...I mean, who doesn't?? Well, see my background paper? It is MM and glittered...guess where I bought it??? ROSS...good grief ladies...I couldn't believe it! Here's the thing, there was only 1 pkg left and in my true stealth ninja moves I swooped down and made my way to the cashier as quick as possible...what's that? How much did it cost? $5!!! $5....can you stand it?!!! How many sheets? 24! OY....did the room just clear out? Stampede over at Ross!!!

Okay, I better step away from the keyboard...somebody's had too much coffee and is crackin' herself up...yup, that's me!

Come on back tomorrow for 365 Cards Super Sketchy Sunday and a pic or two of some recent happy mail:)

35 comments:

  1. Wow Amy, what FAB cards you made!! The card with the snails is adorable, and the sentiment just great :)
    Have a nice weekend!
    Martha

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  2. Those a gorgeous very pretty cards! Have wonderful weekend!

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  3. Great cards and boy did you get a sweet deal on that paper!!!

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  4. Love your card Amy!!!!!
    You got a fab deal there good job there wasnt a room full of crafters there would of been a stampede.....Crafy Bargain to be had!!!!!!love it
    Enjoy the rest of your weekend:)x

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  5. Tee Hee - you do make me giggle, Amy! I think you should stick to the keyboard btw! LOL!
    What a delicious take on the sketch with all that chocolate coloured goodness! Scrummy!
    I ADORE your non-sketch card! So stinkin' cute! You definitely have a talent for designing a great sketch too!
    Have a WONDERFUL weekend!
    Aimes
    x

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  6. These are adorable cards, Amy - and you are hilarious! I miss Ross, I haven't seen them out here - when we visit our family in WA every summer I always go there for a little, well a LOT, of cheapy deals! He, he!

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  7. Fantastic cards! I love your snail mail one, the snails are just too adorable!

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  8. such cute cards!!! lovin' those snails!! ...and the paper...I definitely need to run to Ross!

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  9. WOW! I absolutely adore this card! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! Too cute! Fabulous Amy!
    :) Rachel

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  10. Such Cute cards Amy Love both of them!!

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  11. love snail mail card and snail mail. not too often we get that nowadays.
    yes--ross has paper! we might have to do a paper swap cause talking to other crafty ladies, diff areas has diff selection of papers. :-)

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  12. great cards! seriously love those snails... too cute!!

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  13. Love them both...the round card is fabulous..cuuuuuuuuuuute snails.
    Like your take on M's Sketch...like the way you think about the sketch challenge..Awesome!!

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  14. Oooh, that Christmas card is SO gorgeous! Love that fabby polka dot ribbon!

    Way love your adorable circle card! Stinkin cute snails!

    He he he, I bought THREE boxes of that MM paper at Ross!! 1 die cut, 1 flocked and 1 UV coated...all gorgeous! We should swapp :-)

    (-: Heidi

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  15. Your cards are just darling! I love the MME paper! I need to learn your shopping ninja moves, lol. Guess I'll have to check out Ross more often.

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  16. What a cutie!
    And these cards are just too stinkin' fabulous!

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  17. wow! your stealth moves are fabulous... i'm in awe :D

    love how you flipped the sketch--totally made it work there.

    and omgoodness! i LOVE eskimo kisses too, and your circle card is simply fabulous :D snails on a Christmas card, who woulda thunk? great idea!

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  18. Such beautiful cards!!! Those snails are simply adorable!

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  19. Fabulous cards Amy! I love them both...especially the snails...super cute!

    Great score on the papers! Craft supplies are really pricey in Singapore. Patterned papers are like $1.90 a piece and thickers are $9.90...I need to go craft shopping in the US! My craft supply deprivation might just beat your stealth ninja moves...lol...

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  20. That chocolate brown polka dot ribbon is so yummy!!! And I think the brown stitching couldn't be more perfect!!

    You know I'm a sucker for round scalloped anything!! Oh goodness, do I love this little snail card!!! AND Eskimo Kisses on it....Oy!!

    Nice going on that steal of a deal, Ms. Ninja!!! ;o)
    ♥♥ Kay

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  21. Wowza! Both of those cards are rockin' cute!! Love your take on M's sketch!

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  22. love the brown polka dot ribbon!!! yummy!

    and the round card is just too adorable :) Love that too!! :)

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  23. I love the snail mail card. That has got to be a favorite of mine. You are awesome!

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  24. Love your take on the sketch and that snail card is super fun!

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  25. Wow... both of these are great! I have been doing some reflecting and wanting to make more time to do non challenge cards! I think I am missing out on using a lot of my stuff. Love these cards Amy!!

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  26. I adore your circle card!! That is so lovely!

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  27. Oh my gosh, absolutely gorgeous!

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  28. LOVE your take on M's sketch! That chocolate chip polka dot ribbon really makes is zing! And the snail mail circle card is so cute!

    I love a good deal too! Great job on scooping up the deals.

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  29. Love your take on the sketch and I love coming to your blog, it's so much fun here!
    maybe I should take up coffee-drinking too :) any excuse for a good laugh xx

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  30. I love your snail mail rounded card...it's the BasicGrey paper. I always love Basicgrey paper!
    Cute little snaily lazy....

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  31. Wowser on your cards. LOOOOVE both. you did fabuuuulously with M's sketch. She'll be so happy to see it!

    Wish tere's a Ross here. Loved that place!! Love your ninja skills too :)

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  32. Both cards are so fab! Love those sparkle snails! :)

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  33. very prety card i love it hugs emma

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Cheers,
~amy~