Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Love Life...

I loaded up on the clear and frosted Shortcut bases...it's about time I played with them even though they are an absolute pill to photog:) This is one of the frosted blanks...

This is going postal today so I don't want to ruin the surprise but it is going to someone that is going through a rough patch...or at least their friend is...a really rough patch and I just wanted her to know that I was thinking of her. It is chock full of Cosmo Cricket...the PTI ribbon is covering up the A Muse sentiment a smidge but it says: "Greetings from Seattle". Dontcha think the coffee mug is appropriate for that sentiment?

Next up is Laura's sketch 43...which I love and can see using over and over again...

I used some retired MME papers, specifically the Confetti line. I was drawn to the bold & bright colors and patterns.
Three out of the four panels have been stitched...I love the contrast of the white thread...brings out the Stampin' Up rub on "thinking of you" and helps make the Jenni Bowlin butterfly *pop*.

Let me give you some background on this particular card. I was asked by someone to make a card... It's a sad story, it is for someone that thought he had beat his cancer but he hasn't...Do you know how hard it was for me to figure out what to make? It was VERY hard...feedback ladies...feedback... I know that masculine cards typically are tough for any paper crafter but given the added situation...oy vey.

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Edited to add that the lovely Sandra let me know that my 'thinking of you" card is on the SCS Facebook page:) awwwww...that made my day!♥♥

Ultimately, I hope that when the recipient opens the envy, it'll make him smile...what do you think?

A good reminder to...

Love Life.


40 comments:

  1. Ooh, love that first one! So perfect for Seattle! And the colors on that 2nd...wowee, just fabulous!

    (-: Heidi

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  2. Such fabulous cards, Amy. What a sweet friend you are.

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  3. you are such a sweet friend!

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  4. Fantastic cards!!! You are one sweet friend!

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  5. Lovely cards! That hot cocoa one is making me crave some cocoa! thanks for playing this week at 2S4Y! :) Kathy

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  6. these are BOTH fab, miss amy--i LOVE the coffee & snowflakes to sum up seattle!!! (what? you couldn't work in the space needle too, lol??!?!)

    the second one is particularly brilliant however, and i thought so even before you explained the circs. i think you've walked the line PERFECTLY here: it's masculine but cheerful, it's bright but not manic, it's full of life and hope and beauty and thoughtfulness...and I GUARANTEE it will be the highlight of his day!!! ♥♥♥

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  7. i can't imagine a better card to bring a smile to someones face. i love that paper and of course everyone wants to be thought of during hard times. you are doing just that. good luck to him!

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  8. Love life indeed - love this card too! ~♥~

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  9. Fantastic creations, my friend! Have a great day! :D

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  10. Great job - I think they are both fab! And I think the 2nd one will definitely make him feel good.

    Love the coffee mug! Had me some SB this AM! Wishing for Tully's tho! ;)

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  11. Fabulous cards! I love the bold colors with the white butterfly - amazing look! And how cute are those little elements on your first card!?? Love the ribbon with the button too!

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  12. Hey Miss Amy!! I had a strange suspicion that I'd seen your second card before somewhere this morning and I did! It was featured on SCS's Facebook page this morning! :D Awesome eye popper of a card Miss Amy! Congratulations!

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  13. Wow Amy, fabulous cards!! I thought the sketch of Laura was difficult but you made a wonderful card!
    Martha

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  14. Wonderful cards, love them both, you are so great with colors!

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  15. these are both just Adorable Amy...I especially love the coffee cup with the music inside...adorable!

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  16. They are beautiful and the butterfly is perfect. At such a delicate time in life the butterfly is a perfect symbol to convey the card giver's message.

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  17. Oh wow very striking! I love it :) Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!
    Laura

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  18. 2 very fabulous cards! I LUV the coffee mug & the snow flakes & you tied that bow ribbon PERFECTLY!!!

    and to answer your question, I use Memento ink (the eye drop size.) They go very well with clear stamps.

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  19. What fabulous cards (as always of course!) I love the Seattle themed card, you're such a fabby friend!
    Your second card must've been one of the toughest to make but you've done a beautiful job! It's masculine but really thoughtful and caring at the same time.
    x

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  20. Both of your cards are fantastic hun. The first makes me want to snuggle up with a hot chocolate and a blanket. The second is perfect for your friends, friend, he'll love it - it must have been sooooo hard for you to make (emotionally). x

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  21. Such heartfelt cards but I think a butterfly is good representation of hope and growth. Sad cards are always the hardest ones to make, but you rocked it girl.

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  22. Wonderful cards, Amy!! I love what you've done with both sketches!!

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  23. Yep, those clear cards are SUCH a pain to photograph. Almost makes me NOT want to make one, kwim??

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  24. Lovely cards Amy! Love the blue and yellow combo! Kim

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  25. ABSOLUTELY POSITIVELY BEAUTIFUL STUFF...

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  26. So stinkin cute! Thanks for playin with us at 2S4Y!!! ~Shanna

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  27. love both cards, Amy! fabulous take on the sketch!

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  28. Amy, love both of your cards especially the butterfly.

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  29. oh such fun cards! i love them both!

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  30. Yes, that sentiment is perfect for this adorable coffee themed card. I love how you placed the "steam" and I LOVE LOVE that yummy polka dot ribbon! Your friend will certainly appreciate this!

    Your butterfly card is wonderful, Amy. It's difficult to make masculine cards and especially for this occasion but you've created the most amazing and perfect card. I know he will appreciate your labor of love.♥♥ Kay

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  31. Amy these are both great! I love the colors on the Seattle card! And what a great way to work that sketch on the 2nd one....weel done! :) Love your work!!

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  32. Hi babe!! I hope you had a wonderful weekend and an even better week so far!
    Love the 2 new cards! I always love when you do little cups of joe! They are always so cute and make me want to drink coffee (and I am not even a coffee drinker! lol)

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  33. Oooh, totally love both cards! Great job with Laura's sketch, very striking!

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  34. Both cards are so wonderful! Love them!

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  35. What fun cards, sheer perfection!

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  36. Great cards Amy! I especially like the first one, gorgeous! I think you did a really good job with the second card. Men are hard to make for as it is, but like you say with the added situation. Well done :o)

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Cheers,
~amy~