Friday, December 4, 2009

Holiday Cheer!

TGIF!!!!!

I tell you...the days seem to get shorter and shorter and the weeks are flying by.

Check out Get Sketchy #17....soooo fun!!!

This week our sponsor is Sassy Studio Designs!!! Check out their site...they have super fun images to work with and YES, there is a Sassy Studio Prize involved in this week's sketch!

We got to work with a couple different images and I picked Cocoa Carol!

You know that really Carol is downing some serious caffeine...chugging the coffee not cocoa...oh that's right...that would be ME...not Carol...LOL. I love the image...she definitely gives me the sense of peace and calmness...I colored her hair, top and coffee mug {wink} with copics...her "yoga pants" are paper pieced...they kind of look blue in the photo but I used Stampin' Up Basic Gray.

I wanted to add texture to the card so I used the fabbie MM flocked paper...gotta love flocked goodness...the music paper is October Afternoon. The A Muse Holiday Cheer sentiment is glitzed up with Martha glitter...love, love, love that stuff!

I tend to do crafty catch up in the morning while the kidlets are still sleeping. It is a wonderful time in my household...quiet....peace & quiet...ahhhh...pros and cons to crafting before work...pros would include quality time...I do tend to get a ton done...cons are a plenty...quite frankly it makes me NOT want to go to work...I hate to step away from a project that I'm working on and the MOJO is flowing....but the realistic side of me knows that if I don't work...I can't afford to craft....there's this other thing too...I tend to be a glitter girl...gotta have a smidge of glitter on everything these days...the kids are always telling me that I have glitter on my face...how in the world does that happen...seriously? It's not like I'm slinging around the glitter in a mad frenzy...good grief....the peeps at my work are probably thinking that I'm dolling myself up for them...yeah, NOT.

I wanted to share another Holiday Trunk Show sneak peek:

I know...can you believe it???!!!!! I did some sewing on felt...felt ladies...

I dolled these tissue holders up with Maya Road Felt & Crochet blooms...along with some MM/PTI buttons...whaddya think??? I invested in some Fiskar pinking shears...I tell you, I'm slowly on my way to some serious Amy Butler sewing projects...that's my goal.

I actually have 2 other colors of felt that I'll be working with too...my projects for this weekend. J's had a sale on their felt...I went there at lunch the other day with my co-worker who is an avid quilter. She saw me in line and casually asked me how many yards I was buying of the felt...1/4 yard each? I looked at her with pure shock...1/4 yard? {it then kicked in that I could buy the stuff in smaller yardage...see, I'm not a seamstress}....I calmly told her No, I bought a yard each...oy, I'm going to be making a ton of tissue holders...LOL...a yard is a ton of felt...I know, I can use the felt for other things like flowers...my friend laughed at me though...

Good Grief, this is a montsa long post...I do want to show off my adorable RAK that I recently received from Elaine. Seriously, how stinkin' cute is this:

Thanks sista...I absolutely love it!!!

Well, I have TONS of 'homework' tonight. That's what I call my DT projects & various other paper projects:) Also, we're hoping to pick up our tree tonight so that we can decorate it over the weekend...not to mention adding more lights to the house...all the interior holiday decorations...time...I need more time.

24 comments:

Angèle said...

Wonderful work Amy!!! And yes..I want to craft too! Specialy the hours you told about!!!

Have a great weekend, Angèle

Steph said...

Love the little tissue holders hun. x So cute.

Moccavanila by Vera Rhuhay said...

Wonderful project Amy! Isn't that fun...?

Martha said...

Wow Amy, What fabulous creations and cards you made!! I cannot keep up with you!! Just beautiful :)
Martha

Courtney Baker said...

That's so fun! Awesome job!

Laurel said...

Wow, you know I love the projects, especially those pink tissue holders!

Kristie Larsen said...

music note paper... christmas card....felt... ALL My favorites!!! Have a great weekend!

Paulina said...

Oh my goodness, those tissue holders are ADORABLE!! The colors are utterly delicious!

Could you send me info on the trunk show? Hopefully I can make it! :)

Sherry Eckblad said...

You have been a busy little elf by the looks of your blog. Love the card and really love the cute tissue holders.

Tina said...

Fab tissue holders, too cute. Love the papers and colors on the card, super cool image.
Happy weekend!

Dora said...

Those tissueholders are to cute!
Your GS card...I love it, great colors!

Elise said...

ADORABLE! Every bit of it! (And MOJO to spare ~ you sassy thing!) The card is EXCELLENT! I was kind of scratching my head on this one, but you've provided some FANTASTIC inspiration, super-crafty one! And THOSE tissue "pillows" are so sweet, could almost make a girl not mind having to use them {tissues!} YOU are a clever crafter, that's for sure!

Sparkplug17 said...

Such darling projects! Love the coffee, lol! I'm with you on the glitter. I've just learned to live with glitter and ink on me. :) Of course with my name, people probably don't think it's weird for me to have some glitter, lol.

Allison Rankin said...

What a fun take on the sketch! I love your felt creations...this is the third time today one of my crafty friends made something with felt. If we weren't experiencing a blizzard outside, I'd go get some!

Rose Ann said...

I love your card, Amy...and your tissue holders are sooooo pretty!! Amazing work, girl!!

yyam said...

What a great card! I love bright colors! Love your felt projects too! :) Have a super weekend! :)

Alice said...

what a treat to see your projects!! LOVE those felt-y little tissue cases!! too cute!

Carla said...

I love your tissue holders! They are so cute!!! I think they will make perfect, perfect, pretty and useful gifts!

Latisha said...

You are just too crafty Amy, love those felted tissue holders and I always love your long cards!!
I hope you enjoy your weekend!!

♥ Audrey ♥ said...

Those sewing projects are cute! You make it look so simple. Luv the Cocoa Carol card.... something about musical note always charm me!

Kay said...

Girlfriend, you have truly turned into a crafty queen!! Check out those adorable tissue holders! Serious crafter you are! These are just the cutest things EVER!!
Awesome card, too! The poinsettia paper is gorgeous and I'm always impressed with your copics skils!!!
Have a great weekend, friend!! ♥♥ Kay

ivy said...

hope you see 'em! they are definitely cute!

Cindy Lee said...

That is just so fun!! I wonder where did you find the time to create all these beautiful stuff?? Hats of to you, girlie :)

Unknown said...

Darling card Amy, such a sweet image! I LOVE those tissue holders, way, way cute!

(-: Heidi