Thursday, November 19, 2009

way to go...

Happy Thursday!!!

Can you believe that in 1 week it will be Thanksgiving? Time is just flying by...I gotta get crackin' on some gifts that I want to make...I tell you, just not enough hours in the day!

Well, today's challenge over at 365 Cards is:

Make this one a congratulatory card, so that the outside decorations help to convey the message, which may appear on the inside of the card.

Just so you know, this card is deceiving...looks easy smeasy but it took me a ton of time to do:) I actually hand stitched the edge of the Jenni Bowlin Crepe paper and pulled the thread to make it a rosette. Do you guys remember me saying that I'm your basic LAZY crafter...that's alot for me to do...search for a needle...get out the thread...yadda, yadda, yadda...LOL. The black striped SU grosgrain is actually the 3rd ribbon I used...hence the saying, third times the charm...

All the paper used on this is Jenni Bowlin...gotta love her 4x4 sheets...pure perfection....

The interior sentiment is an American Crafts rub on that says:

Way to Go!

I don't typically do interior sentiments but a rub on is a slam dunk. This would be a great graduation...promotion...or really any 'woot woot' kind of occasion:)

Remember that this week we are being sponsored by the fabbie:

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Psst...did you see the DT Call over at 365 Cards?

I tell you, that Pam keeps us on our toes..LOL..It is such a fun crowd over at 365 Cards...hope that you'll submit:)

Okay, here's a Cutting Cafe update...due to overwhelming response to the FREE Christmas Daily Printable Stamp, Regina has set the file up as a free download...you just have to click on the link..easy smeasy!

P.S. All you English Teachers {have you noticed there are a ton of you that craft and blog?!} must just cringe when you read my posts...when I do the 'ole spell check on my posts it totally lights up..LOL..I just look for misspellings...not errors due to spell check not 'understanding Amy lingo'...

37 comments:

yyam said...

Totally worth the effort to take out the needle and thread! Looks fantastic Amy! :)

Elaine said...

Amy your card lingo is always spot on and this is so worth that needle and thread for the rosette! I think it is my favorite of all!!! :) What a winner!

Moccavanila by Vera Rhuhay said...

Fantastic done,Amy!

Dora said...

Gorgeous card! have a wonderful day!

Vanessa said...

Super card, Amy! Love the clear design!

Hugs,
Vanessa

Sherry Eckblad said...

Amy - your card is just brilliant. I love every detail about it and you are right it does look easy peasy. Now I know not to try and cardlift the idea.

Michelle said...

Amy,
What an awesome card! I LOVE the stitching. It looks fantastic!

Mishy

Laurel said...

Oh another winner from you!

Tina said...

Jeepers, this is just spectacular.

Steph said...

Well done you - it looks fab. Well worth the hard work hun. x

JenMarie said...

LOVE your card!

Courtney Baker said...

Oh I love the idea of this challenge! So cool. Love your card.

Rose said...

your such a riot!! how on earth did you sew paper without it riping?! more work than i would do lol fantastic card and i might case it as i have to have teeth pulled in 4 hours from now.:0(

Janine said...

Love it!!

Allison Rankin said...

Terrific creation...grooving on the drama of this layout with the ribbon!

Unknown said...

Oh my word girlie, that card is just pure gorgeousness! Definitely worth the extra work I'd say!

KWYM about teachers reading posts, I have the same fear! I barely know the meaning of the word grammar!!

(-: Heidi

Evelin said...

love all the card and all the work u put into it .... I'm a lazy crafter too so, yes, that's all a LOT of hardwork!

Kudos to you for doing it, though :)

Savitri said...

This is ADORABLE!!! Love the ribbon and the colors are awesome together.

Ok, if I have the time I might try out but goodness, the way you do stuff for them makes me scared :)

I got the free download thanks to your post :)

Michelle Alejandro said...

Love the color scheme! Your cards are always so beautiful! I know! I can't believe Thanksgiving is next week too! Was just talking about it yesterday with a friend. Man this year has gone fast!

~kelly marie~ said...

Gorgeous! Love the colors!

Sparkplug17 said...

What a lovely card! I love that paper!

Kay said...

Beautiful, girl. Just beautiful!!! The time you took to pull out that needle and thread was WAY worth it. This turned out to be perfection. Inside AND out!! LOVE the crepe paper rosette!! ♥♥ Kay

♥ Audrey ♥ said...

That card is superb! The rosette tops it all! Mmmm the DT call sounds interesting.......

Ann said...

LOVE this creation, girl! SO cute and clever!

Misty said...

This looks so bright and simple. Love it!

Ginny Larsen said...

were you talking about me? i don't cringe when i ready your posts :D i smile! (heidi doesn't have to worry either)

i LOVE the combo you have here, and that ribbon is really sweet. i really love rub-ons too--so easy :)

Kristie Larsen said...

this is seriously brilliant. If i would have had this challenge, I would still be scratching my head! You did a fabulous job!

bethchien said...

I love!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! that bow is wicked cool!

Robyn said...

Love the card! So worth all the work you put into it!

Cindy Lee said...

Lovely! It may look simple at first sight but all the details that you did on this card are time consuming! I can relate to ya, sista! Stitching does take a lot of time especially when you don't have a sewing machine :)

Paulina said...

Amy, all the sewing you have been doing on your cards makes me want to try! However since I'm already a slow crafter, this probably is not a good idea. ;)

I'm so glad I'm not the only one who thinks of the English teachers who read my blog. {ie Ginny!} Half the time I don't think I should blog, but I have way too much fun with it. I know I can be horrible at grammar and punctuation....wish I remembered more of that English I took!

Great card, as usual. Polka dots and buttons makes almost any card a grand slam. :)

P.S. Sorry for this LOOONG comment.

ivy said...

good thing i understand amy lingo!

Elise said...

You're FABULOUS! THIS card ROCKS! And tomorrow, I'm going to be looking for an excuse to say "easy smeasy!"

Lol!

Gloria Stengel said...

Girl, what can I say? You are just a rock star!

MicheleV said...

Great card Amy - love how you created it!

Janice said...

love it - you are truly amazing!

Angie Tieman said...

Awesome card! Love that "1st place ribbon" you created! Excellent job with that JB crepe paper!

p.s. No worries with your writing for me...I'm only a 2nd grade teacher, so you're way above my level!