Monday, November 9, 2009

merry christmas...

Happy Monday!

Where has the weekend gone? I cannot believe how quickly it passes by...

Today I have a couple things to share with you...first up is Card Patterns #40:

I hope that you aren't getting tired of Christmas themed cards...It is a great way to work on my stash for this year. I'm sending all my family and close non-blogging friends the same card...I bought a bunch of eco photo cards from Target last year...after Christmas...50% off...The kids and I are getting our annual family photo taken this week...I'll order them in black and white and bam! those cards are all done...easy smeasy. All my various card challenge christmas cards will be going postal to blogging friends :)

Okay, here's my take on CP#40..love the sketch!

All the patterned paper is MME...I teamed it up with the Cutting Cafe Merry Christmas Huge Printable Circle Word...it is part of a fabbie set.

Guess what?! The ultra generous Regina has given me the green light to give away that fabbie set!!!

Leave me a comment on this post...I'll leave commenting open until 11:59 PM Pacific on Saturday, November 14th. I'll announce the winner on Sunday, November 15th.

Good Grief, it seems that my blog posts get longer and longer these days...call me Chatty Cathy:)

I thought I'd share my loot'ola from the magnificent Garage Sale that I went to on Saturday! It was by the ultra-super Jennifer Pebbles!!!

These are the non-paper goods:
Seriously, I swooped down like the stealth ninja and went to town ladies...I couldn't believe her ultra low prices and the fun stuff that she was selling!!! Check out that huge wide vintage picture frame...I'm going to put cork in it!!! Printer trays...3 of them..oy...

Here are my paper goods..plus a coolio tin birdie:
59 - 12 x 12 papers {MM Mistletoe-glitter/flocked..scalloped..delish stuff!}
11 - rolls of ribbon
2 - cards of ribbon
3 - A Muse stamps
4 - Jenni Bowlin Minis
2 - Jenni Bowlin Crepes
6 - Thickers
1 - Sassafras wee bundle
7 - American Crafts Rub Ons
1 - pkg felt flowers
8 - sticker sheets {sassafras}

Okay, this is straight from my sista Naomi's blog...I had the opportunity to visit her in Florida last month:


We then headed out to My Scrapbook Shoppe where I saw my sistah chica grab a stash of i dont know what it was and she just headed straight to the cashier. I was so intrigued and followed her right away. The girl found a nice stash of 50% of Jenni Bowlin stuff. She took it all. You should have seen her it was hilarious. "mine...mine....all mine" Nah she hooked me up with some 4x4 sheets and some journaling sheets too.

Naomi is actually referring to my ultra stealth Ninja shopping moves...bahaha..I think it's the Asian in me...LOL...I always hit the sale racks first when I go into a store...my kids know better than to ask if they can have something that isn't on sale...they know what the word expensive is in Japanese...I'm always telling them things are "too takai"...

Okay, there you have it...thanks for hanging out with me:)

card deets
card sketch: Card Patterns 40
card stock: speckletone kraft
patterned paper: MME
misc: Martha glitter, SU felt snowflake, PTI vintage button, SU striped grosgrain, Kaiser bling

77 comments:

Carolina said...

Love your card Amy...the round embellishment is my favorite element and the sewing is just the perfect touch!

Amazing blog candy! Wow!!!

Love your comment about the sale section, and here I thought it was a Latina thing - LOL!!!

Kelley Eubanks said...

Oh my goodness... that is hilarious! I am so jealous of your vintage finds!! I want one of those trays!! That frame is gorgeous too... can't wait to see what it looks like with cork! Love love love your card! I love that MME paper... just fab!

Steph said...

Oh WOW! I must go shopping with you some day! I just love that pink frame, just look at all of those gorgeous thing. You must show us what you do with them :) x

Dora said...

A wonderful Christmas card, love the pp you used that Santa looks very sweet!

itsallrosi said...

great job at the garage sale, and sneaking all that Jenni Bowlin away from your friend, te he!

love the card!

maiahs_momma said...

Love your card, it is gorgeous :)! Thank you for this chance to win this set :)!

Inky Hugs,
Catherine
catlevy@eastlink.ca

Michele Kovack said...

Your card is absolutely fabulous!!! And your loot? I am totally jealous with envy! LOL!!! Awesome finds!

Sherry Eckblad said...

Amy, beautiful card. Wow did you get a lot of great stuff at that garage sale. You must run around like the ever~ready bunny. :)
Love those printer boxes what will you do with them?

Laurel said...

Wow you have quite the loot from the garage sale! Lucky you! I love what you did with the CP sketch! Love that paper!

Kristie Larsen said...

Hey chatty cathy!!! great score on the goods this weekend. it all looks great!

Courtney Baker said...

Very pretty. I really like this card. And I'm so not tired of Christmas yet!

Oh and I'm so JEALOUS of your finds. Those are right up my alley!

Anonymous said...

Dang girl, I think you and me are too much the same. Okay I NEED those garage sale items.. WOW they are too fabbie for words, and the other stuff.. well it goes without saying...

Great card!

Cathy Spicer said...

Wahoo! What an awesome take on the sketch. I love everything about your card.

I'm jealous of your garage sale fines. Here in MN our season is kaput. I'm stuck to online bargain shopping until spring.

Thanks for the chance to win such a great prize!

Regina Easter said...

you just had a fun fun fun weekend didn't ya....love all the LOOT....and love that card girl...hugs

Jessie said...

I love your card and vintage finds! Thanks for the chance to win :)

Allison Rankin said...

Looks like one super cool score! And I love that card (esp. the image!). Cheers!

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card!! love the soft vintagey colors!

What a score! That definitely has to soften the blow of missing out on CKC!

(-: Heidi

Unknown said...

What a great car... and I just LOVE the circle sentiment! In fact I love anything circular, it's an obsession. :)

Wow that's one garage sale I wish I had come across! Thanks for the chance to win, it's been a long time since I've been able to get new goodies. Have a great day!

Elise said...

You just get funnier with every post! I felt "so along for the ride" on your Ninja shopping! You're my SHERO! But also...... LOVE the CP card! Delicious work, m'dear!

Kelly Booth said...

LOVE your card Amy...What FAB finds you found....How Fun!!

Vel said...

Holy cow, look at all the stuff you scored! Yay!

whoistracy said...

This is fantastic Amy! I love the papers you used- haven't seen them yet. Congrats on your garage sale score, too!

Jane said...

GORGEOUS card! LOVE it! The pp is yummy! And for the rest...drool!

Sparkplug17 said...

I love your card! I don't have that MME paper yet. Good shopping skills are a must! :)

Spendthrift said...

wait......what?.....did I read that right?......no handmade christmas card this year?.....Danskos can really change a person....:)

Ann said...

*jealous* Wow, what a haul! Looks like you found tons of cool goodies! I LOVE your adorable Santa card, too!

Ginny Larsen said...

nope, not tired of your Christmas cards... especially seeing as i'll be posting tons of those too :D

and btw, you CRACK ME UP! i love your chattiness--i smile the whole way down the post :)

great job with the ninja shopping--looking forward to your new creations!

yyam said...

Gorgeous gorgeous card Amy! Love the colors and all the little details! Great take on the sketch! And great score on the shopping too!:)

Kay said...

OH Amy! This post is just soo funny! Girl, you seriously make my day..after day...after day!! Okay, I confess I read most of your post out loud to my hubby. It's just too amusing to not share. Let me say he got several chuckles out of it!! I'm always telling him how funny you are...now he knows first hand! Great stuff, girlie. Great stuff!!!! ♥♥ Kay

Angie Tieman said...

Ack! YOu're killing me!! Super cool non-paper goodies TOO?! Not fair, not fair! But if it had to happen to someone who wasn't me, I'm glad it was you, sigh. hee! hee!

Your card is fabby too! Love the old-fashioned look!

Winter said...

So cute! I love those papers! :)

Michelle Bertuzzi said...

Oh sista you are sooo funny! I was smiling all the way from the top to the bottom of your post. What a steal you got!

Savitri said...

Fun card and wowser candy and other goodies!!! Hmm, I should shop with you to test out your ninja skills :P

Naomi Chokr said...

eeeek i got a mention on your blog again. hahahah!!! good times good memories sistah shopping buddy with stealth like abilities. you need a super hero name now.

Evelin said...

Lovely card, once again sista!! :)

If we ever get a chance to shop, I would love to see your stealth moves! :P
I head for discount areas first...lol.... but then, I'm Asian, so...... hahahahahahaha

Rose Ann said...

Wonderful sketch card...love the papers!! Love your goodies too!!

Tina said...

Oh my good heavens, this is just the cutest.
Love all your loot!

Martha said...

Wow Amy, love this card, beautiful!!

Chris said...

Wow, what a great haul you got at your garage sale. :) Love that card for CardPatterns - I'm thrilled to be their sponsor this week.

♥ Audrey ♥ said...

What a gorgeous vintage finds! Beautiful Xmas card!

serena said...

your blog made me laugh:) I am not Asian but my kids also know that momma ain't gonna buy anything that isn't on sale! your cards are lovely.

papertrails leaver said...

Your ninja moves are too funny! I am the same way when shopping. :-) I love the card you made with the Cutting Cafe file! Super cute!

ivy said...

whoa---what a stash of goodies you got this weekend! and i thought i got a lot!!
love those little shelve thingys. very useful for this & that.
LMK when you find a home for all those goodies in your craft room & take a pic! have fun!

IvyandRein said...

OMG is that frame in PINK?
super cute!!!!!!!!!!!

bonnie said...

wow what gorgeous finds you lucky girl!!! Gorgeous blog.....thank you for such amazing inspiration! :) Bonnie x

Anne said...

Love your card, thanks for the chance to win candy :).

Great bargains you picked up as well!

Kelly said...

Great card Amy. (Don't enter me for the drawing for the Cutting Cafe).

Anneke klerks said...

Beautyfull card
love to win your Candy

greetings anneke

JanetDee said...

Awesome card. Can't wait to make them.

Stampin2day said...

Just an awesome card! Love the stamp set! I'm crossing my fingers!
Hugs,
Barbara

Micki said...

OMG, that is too funny...stealth ninja....but I'm just like that!!!! Love the card you created and heck nope, not sick of Christmas cards yet....need all the inspiration I can get, lol.

Sure wish I could have been at that garage sale....printer trays...ooohhhh aaaahhhhh :-)

lauren bergold said...

*3* printer's trays??!?!? DUUUUUUUUDE!!! congrats on the seriously jealous-makin' haul of schtuffs! of course you realize that you are forever emblazoned in my mind in "stealth ninja mode" now...just sayin'... :)

re the AWESOME xmas card (on which i'm WaAaaaaY diggin' the combo of mme...the circle-word icon...& kraft accents!) i do not seriously imagine ANY of us craftees getting tired of seeing your xmas designs...i, for one, am TOTALLY grateful for the inspiration!!! (i GOTTA get movin' on cards!) ♥♥♥

C said...

Hi Amy,

Beautiful card! That garage sale sounds like a winner.

RAP said...

Your card is really cute. I like the way the center shows a different pattern.

Unknown said...

I love the card you created. I esp. love the papers you used in it.

Unknown said...

such an amazing card, I love it.

Dianna said...

I love printable stamps, they just make life so much easier. Love your choice of paper. Thanks for sharing.

Louise said...

Love your card, Amy :) Thanks for the chance to win the Cutting Cafe set x
Louise x

Rheannon said...

Your post is crackin me up. I welcome a good shopping spree with my eyes only, lol! Your card is great~ Stitching is a great simple touch. Thanks for the chance to win that great cutting cafe set. Love em.

Carol<>< said...

your card is lovely, great colors.
good luck to all who enter,
Carol<><

Unknown said...

The houses inside your circle realy stand out grab my attention. Love the sewing on your card also. The card is awesome.

Elaine said...

there should be a new club for people like you and me that swoop in...and take everything! LOL SCORE and BEAUTIMOUS cards! I've been having a hard time keeping up with all your posts! :( Love these cards though, Amy!!

Jeri said...

What a magnificent card. The details are amazing. And,goodness, what incredible shopping finds. You did good girl!

Cheryl said...

Great card. Thank you for the chance to win these goodies.

Judy said...

Great Christmas card. Thanks for a chance to win the Cutting Cafe Set.

Wendy (aka Roo) said...

Such a beautiful card, I love the stitching & the papers, everything just goes so well together. Thanks for the chance at winning!
Wendy
wendy.roos2boys@gmail.com

connie said...

love your card and your "loot". thanks for a chance to win.

jan farnworth said...

love your card nicely done.

Tiff said...

I would LOVE to go shopping with you :) We could be ninjas together :)

Ink, paper and BLING! said...

Love the frame. And your card is divine!
I have been working with my nose to the grind stone, but not with paper,doing actual work that i get paid for. Bummer, I miss paper!
And i miss hopping over to see your wonderful creations!
Have a great weekend!
R

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

Oh Amy what a beautiful card...love the circle word!! As to your loot...love those printer trays!!

Terry

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Count me in, What a great giveaway! Thanks for offering it. Great projects here always.

paperscissors said...

i love the crispness of the image and the design elements including that ribbon i can't imagine a better choice...ahhh... i don't come to my town garage sailing ...nothing here to see...no nothing here to see! lol

TxLonestarAngel said...

Fabulous card!

XX
Stephanie
txlonestarangel@att.net

Jessica G. said...

Beautiful card! Awesome spin on the sketch and I love the little gingerbread village inside that fun circle sentiment!!

Janice said...

Hey Cathy... I mean Amy {lol}. Hope I'm not too late for the drawing, maybe I'll be lucky enough to win again {wink}. Love the set and of course you made a fabulous card!

nanad said...

Love anything Vintage, and yours is lovely!! Fun to keep up with you and your ideas.