Thursday, December 10, 2009

peace...

Happy Thursday!

Today is my day over on the 365 Cards blog. Today's Challenge:

"Peace" Be sure to include it as the entire sentiment or as part of your sentiment.

I give you my "Peace Tree":


The supplies on this particular card are primarily from the Mac Mae Holly-Days Kit. It seriously rocks...The 'Peace' embellie is from my stash...it is actually an ornament. Everything else {excluding the CB folder that I used} is from the kit..

I wanted to do a different style of card and am pretty happy with the design. I'll write my greeting on the back of the tree so that when it is on display {there I go assuming that the recipient won't recycle it...gasp!} the writing will not be distracting.

{side note: I have had someone tell me that they throw my cards away...okay, I get it that non-crafty peeps might not appreciate the time that it takes to make a card....I get that some peeps are neat freaks and don't want to keep stuff...BUT...to actually say that to me...face to face...{me shaking my head}...oy...P.S. Do I still sent that person cards that I create? Yes, absolutely..}

Anywho's....I hope that YOU will join ME in the 365 Cards FUN!

Next up is a little 3x3 card I made via the Holly-Days kit:

I trimmed the cardstock a smidge so that the Cosmo Cricket Jolly by Golly sticker would fit nicely. I'm going to team this up with an altered tin filled with cocoa...you'll see that sometime soon:)

Well, last I heard they are predicting snow on Friday...that makes my kidlets happy {did I tell you that my brother was calling them KIBLETS...good grief...I told them they aren't dog food..sheesh}. It would make me a sad crafter as I have been gearing up for my Holiday Trunk Show that is scheduled for Saturday. Luckily I will be bringing in my goodies into work next week in hopes my co-workers will take pity on me and help fund my crafty fund...LOL...seriously.

Well, remember to come on back tomorrow for some Get Sketchy goodness!

32 comments:

  1. Lovely as always!

    I keep all the cards/letters I get...from when I was a teenager...about 3 boxes full...with the original envelops/packaging ...I'm terribly sentimental...I've 2 original Tsurutas and I'm keeping them!

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  2. These are stunning love the shape from the first one, the colors and the sentiment and the second...mmmmm:):)

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  3. Super cards, Amy! Love the clever shape of the first one!

    Hugs,
    Vanessa

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  4. Amy - Love both of your lovely cards today.
    Your brother calls your kids "Kiblets" now that sounds like something my brother would do.

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  5. You know it really is hard for me to give my cards to people that just don't get it. I still do, but I'm pretty sure some of them just think I'm being cheap and making cards rather than buy them. They certainly don't get the time involved!

    Love the little tree! It's so cute!

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  6. Oh Amy I just love coming here, always a treat! Love the cards today but especially the hot chocolate (?) or coffee one!

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  7. Love both your cards, Amy!! You are so CREATIVE!!

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  8. Beautiful cards, Amy!!! Love your tree shape, such a good idea!!

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  9. Amazing work Amy!! Good luck with your trunk show!

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  10. yeah, I just couldn't FATHOM throwing away gorgeous cards like that! No way! lol
    B

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  11. Amy.... so glad to get caught up with you! I have missed some great cards/tags/packages!! Wow! I can't believe someone gave you birth control packages... how funny! Congrats on your new design team gig!! That's awesome!!

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  12. Wow, I can't believe that a person would say that to your face! I know people throw my cards away...but I don't know what I would do if they said it face-to-face!

    My brothers are hoping for snow as well. Don't they realize it can be inconvenient?! ;) Here's to hoping that it doesn't snow so you can still do your trunk show and I can carry on with my plans. :)

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  13. So sweet! Loving your little tree and that steaming mug will be perfect for the snow! ~♥~

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  14. Oh wow Amy...this first one is so pretty! And I have those stickers from CC...can you say CASE?

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  15. cute cards, Amy!! love the mac mae card! i still have a few of the small ones to make and i always forget about the stickers! i think i can whip those out tonight! thanks for the inspiration!

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  16. I love LOVE love receiving cards/letters.... anything snail mail. I'm very old fashioned that way... still have cards and letters from my pen-friend in shoe boxes :D

    Love the Christmas tree card... Interesting! and the hot cocoa card... delish!!! I rather would like to think that they are hot coffee!! :D

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  17. OMGoodess I love the tree!!! and who in their right mind would toss out a handmade card?! my mom keeps all that i send her in a photo album LOL stay warm :0)

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  18. So cute! I love your tree card. I'm hoping for no snow too. Have my fingers crossed!

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  19. Wow, FAB cards! I love the tree card :)

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  20. what a neat Christmas tree card. love how it turned out! that is so cool! love the 3 x 3 card too. so pink and danity! hope you are having a great day!

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  21. THROW YOUR CARDS AWAY?!!!! That is just plain insanity!! I personally keep all the cards I get from fellow craft peeps, but at the very least, cut the front off and recycle!! My SIL uses my cards as scrapbook page embellies, love that idea!

    Gorgeous creations missy! Love the clever tree design and the Jolly by Golly one is so cute!

    Stay warm!
    (-: Heidi

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  22. You're so creative,Amy! always love your style :) I love the "peace" one :)

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  23. love your cards, Amy!! beautiful design and always fun!!

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  24. i like giving cards to people who don't expect them and who really appreciate them... family members, co-workers (most of the time), and some friends. it depends on the person. i actually will be giving store bought cards to some people this year for Christmas that i got on clearance after the holidays... just makes it easier when i think about whether they might throw something i made away.

    and OMGoodness! LOVE that tree card--simple but so so cute :D and that CC card is delish--LOVE.

    i want snow so i don't have to teach :D i'm as bad as your kids ;)

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  25. Your first card is so creative, girl...and the second is just plain yummy!! Wonderful cards Amy!!

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  26. Alright, who's throwing your amazing cards away!!?? Girl, that is seriously NOT RIGHT!!!!

    Your Peace tree is a wonderful idea. It needs to be proudly displayed on a mantle!! And I love the colors on your hot chocolate card. Awesome combo!
    Have fun at your Holiday Show on Saturday. I'm excited for you! ♥♥ Kay

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  27. Amy, your cards are fab! it made me want to drink that hot coffee :).
    I can't understanad throwing handmade card! It is a piece of art...
    and I did joined at the 'pecace challenge'.... :)

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  28. Cute and recycle? What? No way!!! I love your handwriting too. You should use it more.... unless you had your dd write on the cards you sent me :P

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  29. Fabbie job, as always! I want to get a stamp for the back of my cards that says:

    This is a HANDMADE card which took lots of time, patience, and money to create. If you toss it in the trash I WILL hunt you down and hurt you!

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Cheers,
~amy~