Monday, October 25, 2010

classy & fabulous...

Happy Monday!

Welcome to the E.A.D Designs Blog Hop!
{it officially starts at 10 am EST}

You should have hopped over here from Jenn's blog:


{btw, don't forget about the ginormous Tria Marker give-a-way {x5!}...}


I had a BALL putting this vintage card together!  The dressform is from the E.A.D Designs Vintage Rub-Ons set...seriously, you gotta try out the E.A.D Designs Rub-Ons...they are thee best...easy...thick and opaque!


I kept adding tons of stuff to this card and really like how it turned out.  Can you read the quote?

A girl should be two things:

Classy & Fabulous

Coco Chanel

I'm also linking up to the Moxie Fab World Challenge: 


Whew, those pleats...I pleated, pierced and then hand stitched each 'tier'...funny how an idea can become so incredibly labor intensive:)

The paper is MME's Haunted line...the harlequin pattern is flocked...ooohhhh...gotta love that!  Isn't the ZVA bling simply spectacular?!!!  Perfect for Paige's latest challenge over on the Cards blog...BLING!  This is also my 'whimsical' take on Card Patterns 87.

A ginormous woot woot to our fabbie October Guest Designer...Julie Tucker-Wolek...thanks girl for a fab month!!!!

Your next hop is over to the superb Stephanie's: 


card recipe
cardstock:  pti  paper:  my minds eye other:  e.a.d designs vintage rub-on, zva, making memories alpha stickers, doily, janome sewing machine.


60 comments:

yyam said...

Gorgeous! Love everything on your fabulous creation...I totally feel your pain on the pleating ....hehehe...just did mine...:)

Anonymous said...

Such a gorgeous and fabulous card. Totally love it.. Look at the pleats.. great work.. :D

Shirl said...

Omigosh Amy, I can imagine the amount of "labour" you put into making this fantabulous dress! If you aren't already a seamstress I think you'd make a fabulous one!

Linby said...

Fab card-I LOVE dress forms. Well done with all that pleating, very effective and so it should be after all that effort.
Lynn x

Cynthia Schelzig said...

This is a gorgeous Haute Couture tag...and,,,thanks for your congrats wishes over at the Bald Dragonfly...YES, I REALLY won this time and thank god I won´t have to stuff my face with chocolate. What a relief:)

Alice said...

wow! what a fabulous dress, girl! gorgeous card. LOVE IT!

Spardha said...

super wow card!.. love the vintage!.. the pearls are wow! :)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I am just now reading your comment to me and rolling...you crack me up girl!! I love love love love this!!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeee the colors and the flourish bits!!! GORGEOUS!!!! And hehehehehehe....you have me beat....I have only taken a shower and just now signed in and making my rounds! LOL :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Sherry Eckblad said...

I absolutely love your vintage card. Perfect from top to bottom. How long did this card take to make. Be honest. lol

Laurel said...

Wow, this is gorgeous!

Tasha said...

WOW this is stunning Amy, i love the tiers on the dress - such incredible detailing! Love the sentiment too
love tasha xx

laterg8r said...

what a divine dress - the effort was well worth it :D

you should put this one in a frame :D

Janetcraft said...

mamamiaAmy! lovely project..and it's a time consuming card..!! look elegant!!

Jennie Garcia said...

Your card is fabulous!! I love it!! TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

Megan said...

Good golly Mrs. Amy!!!! This cards is AMAZING!!!!! I can't believe that you hand stitched that entire dress!!... well I can believe it! :) And I adore the quote! {so true, so true}
I bet the recipient of this card will get his socks knocked off!!!
HAppy Monday!
xo

Dora said...

I almost can't believe you made this...so vintage, but I have to say this is an new talent in you..amzing work Amy...you can do everything!

papertrails leaver said...

this is lovely Amy! I agree with - A lady should be classy and cool! :-)

Janine said...

Your creations are always fabulous!!
Have a wonderful week!

Unknown said...

Absollutely beautiful!

Martha said...

Wow, Amy, you made FAB cards the last couple of days!!

~ Sophia ~ said...

Ahh Amy! You totally ROCK on this vintage style!
Way to go, girl!

Beth aka BR-T said...

Oh this is stunning love the vintage feel! Beth

silvia said...

OMG!!! Fabulous card!! LOVE the pleats!!!

Jingle said...

This is absolutely stunning! Beautiful card!

Jaclyn Miller said...

This is a Moxie Fab winner for sure; your time wasn't wasted because it's gorgeous!

de said...

GORGEOUS Amy! You never disaapoint! :-) You are so fantabulous! And this vintage card is beautiful! The sentiment is PERFECT! Love it!

~* steph :) *~ said...

pretty card, amy! i love the dressform and all that stitching! thanks for sharing and have a great day! *hugs* steph :)

Brandi said...

Wow! This is PERFECT!

{VICKI} said...

love it

Susan said...

well, this is Moxie fabulous...over the top gorgeous!!! What styles were we just chatting about???? And the world turns, as the world turns. Love this very much, friend.

cnelson said...

stunning! wow! those pleats are PERFECTLY placed! LOVE this soooo much!

Riet said...

So wonderful Amy,I love the papers and the details.

Hugs Riet.x

Michelle Bertuzzi said...

Oh sista this is just FABULOUS! Love the sentiment and all other elements you added to it.

Emily Leiphart said...

This is stunning, Amy!! I really love the stitched pleats on the dress. A super fab card!

Tina said...

Oh my goodness, this is amazing!

Justine said...

Oh this is so fun, totally agree with that quote. Your pleats are perfect and I am so glad that you received the buttons. Enjoy

Anonymous said...

OMG this is stunning..LOVE IT:)

Cassie said...

Amy!
That is both classy AND fabulous!!!
I love it!!!
=)

Joy said...

love this vintage card! you did a fabulous job and that quote is perfect! hope you have a wonderful Monday!

Lynnda said...

WOW Amy... this card is perfectly gorgeous...amazing... but hardwork isn't it..and I just love everything on the card.to bits..... Happy Monday girlie

CraftyC said...

Love;y card Amy. Her skirt looks fab!
Clairex

Anonymous said...

those pleats are awesome amy!

Joanna said...

OMG Amy this card is amazing! I love that quote and the way you did the skirt is perfect! I love seeing what you come up with, you're so creative! :)

Stephanie Zito said...

OMG!!! Absolutely stunning Amy!!! Wowzerze!!! Gorgeous creation! I love all the fussy details!

Carolina said...

Just stunning in every way Amy...love it!!!

Regan said...

oh my flippin fabulous!!

xiumaiyuki said...

classy... check.

fabulous...check.

This card has it all!!!

IvyandRein said...

THE PLEATS on this card is
A M A Z I N G :)
love love love it!

Sparkplug17 said...

Such a lovely card!

TesaB said...

OH! MY! GOD!
How awesome is that????? Totally!!! LOL!!! Looooove it!!!

lauren bergold said...

SWEET MOTHER OF PITCHFORK FONDUE!!!!!! ok, missus, this time you have REALLLLLLLLLLY done it! WOW!!!!!!!! ♥♥♥WOW♥♥♥ (woOOoOoOOOw!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

Sandy Ang said...

Cool card - slighty retro, slighty vintagy and very signature !

Kay said...

Amy, this is a masterpiece! The skirt is A M A Z I N G !! All of your hard work truly paid off. Love the pearl flourish, papers, and quote! Girl you're good! ♥♥ Kay

Sankari W. said...

this is such a beautiful card amy! I love those colors and that quote is oh so fabulous!!!
Big hugs,
Sankari :)

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Editor said...

Hey Amy! Thanks for entering the Perfectly Placed Pleats challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

ivy said...

that is a lot of work in that card! turned out so fab!! love the pleats and the hand sewn tiers!!

scrapsnsuch@gmail.com said...

What great pleats! Sassy!

Amy said...

Love all your fussy detail Amy!! This is awesome!!

Tami said...

wow...this is totally awesome amy.

Tyggereye said...

Love the dress card. never tried those rub ons. I might have to give em' a try. I love myself some rub ons.