Thursday, August 5, 2010

hello & sending smiles...

Hello!

I have a couple things to share with you today....

First up is my Indie Girl card...thrilled to see that Torendi has Sassafras Indie Girl so I loaded up...


Oh boy, embarassing to say but this is the first time I've inked up my Lawn Fawn Just my Type set....it seems that Partly Cloudy and Sew Lovely are my go-to-sets but that's changing:) I'm sure you all can sympathize with me...sooo many toys so little time to play with them...I'm going to try rotating my stamp sets...see if I can give that a go:)

Tons of stitching with some vintage thread....everything is nestled onto a PTI kraft base {sheesh, what is that...4 this week?}..

I was inspired by FTL101:


Next up is a Practicing Creativity card...gotta love the Look Up set...the sentiment is PTI..

I decided to use my highly neglected MME Love Me Do...the colors scream happy, don't they?

I was inspired by Kazan's sketch #58:


I knew I wanted to use a Practicing Creativity set since 2s4y recently announced that the fabbie Courtney Baker is now part of their Design Team! Woot Woot sista!!!

♥♥BRAK alert♥♥

It's so much fun...I'm starting to get BRAK's...I love my birthday and tend to celebrate a week before and a week after but the week before thing hasn't been panning out for me....the festivities will start this Saturday with my friends:)

This is from the oh-so-very-talented Piali...that girl cranks out the cards like nobody's business and hits tons of different challenges...it is truly amazing....

I know...are you lovin' those pinwheels or wwwhhhaaattt???!!!!!!! The picture just doesn't do it justice...so many details it is crazy.....

If that wasn't enough, check it out ladies....does Piali know me or what?

bling...blooms....tweet and woot woot!!!! LOL....thank you sooo very much Piali...I know that you heard me gasp when I opened up your envy....such a wonderful surprise:)

Okay peeps, thanks for hanging in there with me....just a couple smidges of information...please be on the lookout for my friday post around 5 am PDT....something a little fun...watch for it:)

pppssttt....you'll want to make sure you stop by on Saturday....I'm just sayin' Saturday might be a good day to stop by because there will only be a less than 24 hour time window for something.....intrigued? muwahahahaha...

50 comments:

~* steph :) *~ said...

wow, awesome card! i love that stunning blue and pretty DPs and stitching! cute tele :)! cute balloon card, fun colors! you always work with such cool color combos :)! what a wonderful BRAK for a sweet and talented girl :)! happy early bday! thanks for sharing and have a great day! *hugs* steph :)

Tami said...

love your cards AMY and the BRAK rocks. love your presents too.

happy day my friend.

TesaB said...

Fantastic cards, Amy, fun and happy as always!!! Love the brighta! And ohhhh, fabbie BRAK, and now I can't wait until Saturday!!! Thrilling!

yyam said...

Such wonderful and colorful cards Amy! And what a lovely BRAK! :)

I'm getting excited about Saturday! Don't forget I live in a totally different hemisphere! ;)

xiumaiyuki said...

Fab cards, Amy! I love the first card a wee bit more because of that adorable telephone!! i have my eye on that set!!

Ginny Larsen said...

hehe, amy, you're so funny! i love your teasers... and your BRAK is a total *score*!! :D glad to see you're spreading the celebrations out!

i LOVE both of these cards, and i say... keep the kraft coming! hehe... love the way you worked w/ the awesome paper for the 2s4y card--it's perfect!

Unknown said...

these are so pretty, and I love the BRAK!

Spardha said...

i love all the cards!. the stitching, the parachute and the pinwheets!.. the BRAK is awesome! :).. Im gonna keep an eye on your blog on friday! ;)

Moccavanila by Vera Rhuhay said...

Love all of your happy card,Amy!
specially the 2nd card...I love it!!!

Aimes said...

Oooh you lucky thing - that BRAK rocks!
Love your work with those gorgeous sassafras DPs and totally envious of your stitching!
Your next card is just sooooooooooooo happy that I may burst!!! LOL!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Kryssi said...

uh HELLO major eye candy post! loving all the brightness and fun that exudes fro every single card you make, and today's cards are no exception!

Karen B. said...

Ahhhh! Love these. Love how you can work with patterned paper. Love the brightness of the second card. Everything is so happy!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Woot Woot!!! Its ALMOST Amy's birthday!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee your cards....My Mama would loveeeeeeeeeeee your balloon one.. she's OBSESSED with those....LOL!! And loving your presents...those pinwheels ROCK!! And hehehehehehehe..."Mama-Hulk" VOICE!! LOL!! I have one of those too!! You'd swear my kids NEVER got in trouble as they KNOW the wrath of that VOICE!! LOL!! But...*sigh* they tend to forget in between yellings!! LOL LOL LOL :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Regan said...

so totally jealous of the Indie girl-Im still waiting on my package...sniff

Happy Birthday in advance..I'l be stuck in a car driving to florida...so Happy B-day ahead of time...fellow Leo! raaaawwr

Laurel said...

Oh my gosh girl these are amazing, love the Practicing Creativity one!

Anonymous said...

These cards are are so awesome!
I just love that LawnFawn set, and I love your stitching on the card too. Great job with both sketch challenges. And those pin-wheels are so cute! :)

Megan said...

goodness! it is just one beautiful card after another! the hot air balloon card is just magnificent, the colors and the different patterns all commingle perfectly together-it's delightful. xo

Rose said...

fantastic cards girl and i love the hot air balloon :) enjoy celebrating your bday :)

Jenn said...

You are a busy busy lady! Love all your new cards! Love the colors of the new Sassafras!

cnelson said...

Amazing cards Amy!!! Love your BRAK, too...so fun!! Catch ya on Sat.!

Kelly Booth said...

SOOOOOOOO cute Amy...LOVe all three perfect cards!!

laterg8r said...

love the balloon card and the owl stamp you got - so great :D

Allison Rankin said...

Ugh...you kill me each time I traipse over...love the CAS one with that wicked shade of blue. And of course that balloon one is fab!

Kathy Martin said...

Love, love, love these colorful gems! :)

Heather Jensen said...

Super cute cards and that was very sweet of Piali to send you a goody package. You always get goodies. :)

Jenny said...

Such cute cute cute cards!! I LOVE them all!! especially the one in the middle!! gorgeous!! :) :) :) :) :)

Ann said...

Both cards rock, and check out that candy...you're a lucky girl!

Alice said...

love the stitching on your first card and your paper pieced hot air balloon is fab!! love your pretty cards!!

Sherry Eckblad said...

You are quite the tease my friend.
Love both of the cards you created and I think I need that new sassafrass paper. Love the blooms you got from your friend.

Sylvia said...

Great cards, Amy! Love all of them!

Lynnda said...

woot woot ... girlfren...I love your BRAK too....rock on!!!
the hot air balloon is my fave... didnt i say I love the pinwheels too.... my eyes go up and down ...my fingers scroll up and down.... cant get enough or what!!!
*funny, my boss came from behind..what's that...so candy!!! ...ooopsss...*

oooh nooo.... I can't wait for Saturday too.... Matin is a Leo...same with my mum, dad and 2 brothers... except me a FISH!...

im all excited....xx

P/s: now im hook with cards making!!!....

Anonymous said...

Love the cards today.. and that OWL ...SQUEAL

Joy said...

such pretty card you made. love that DP and the sketch is sweet. wonderful RAKS you received too. have a wonderful weekend!

papertrails leaver said...

super cute cards Amy! Your BRAK is awesome! Love those stamps and Prima products she sent a long with the amazing pinwheel card. You are right she is talented! Thanks for sharing and Happy Birthday!

Dora said...

Your cards are wonderful! How bright and shiny! And great gift from Piali, wow!

Elise said...

Oooowwww! Oowww! Ooooow! OOOOOW! These are sensational! AMY, sweet AMY!!! So much creative magic in one lil' post - oh HEAVENS! I TOTALLY sympathize with the whole "too many toys" thing and sometimes you have to save the BEST materials for just the "perfect" inspiration - CLEARLY, that's what happened here! FANTASTIC!!!

Smita said...

Oh my God!! Lovely cards... beautiful colors. And gorgeous RAK too ;-)

Hugs,
Smita

Savitri said...

You're the only person I know who celebrates her birthday in style :P Most everybody else I know are like me: Oh crap, I'm a year older, no no no no. Ha ha ha...

I can't wait until tomorrow! For now, I have a lot of catching up to do here in your blog-o!!

Awesome awesome cards and love the braks!!!

C said...

Whoa...that's alotta eye candy to devour in one post. Each one is just yummy. TFS!!

Angie Tieman said...

Yummy, yummy cards and goodies!!

lauren bergold said...

good gravy, how do you manage to produce SO MUCH that you need to do 2 and 3 card posts?! seriously, i need LESSONS...or perhaps just to give up sleep entirely...?! LOVE these and of course i love your BRAK you lucky (&well deserving) duck, you! :)

Helen F. said...

These are all so awesome, Amy.
Love the first card~it is so inspiring me to get my tweenage niece's Birthday card done~wish I had that cute little telephone for her card...not that she would know what that was~LOL!

Anthonette said...

Wow, how many cards was that? You are productive lady! I loved all the sewing on the Cosmo Cricket card and Lawn Fawn card.

Unknown said...

oh wow - these are simply gorgeous Amy!!! LOVE the 2S4Y one :)
Thanks for joining us at 2S4Y this week
Hugs
Kazan

ivy said...

yes, that card does scream happy!
i missed that 24hr window already! day late---dollar short!that is some fun looking BRAK!

Courtney Baker said...

Amy these are gorgeous! I love how you used Look Up on the sketch! :)

Angie Tieman said...

Whoo! HOo! Girlfriend made the Fab 5!!

Kelly said...

Congrats on the FAB 5! Love that balloon and I love the telephone too!! CUTE!

lauren bergold said...

happy FAB FIVE birthday to you, sista!!! verrrrrrry well deserved, btw! :)

Tina said...

Amazing cards! Such a wonderful treat for the eyes.