Sunday, October 24, 2010

merry and bright...

Happy 365 Cards Super Sketchy Sunday!!!

This week our sponsor is:

Here's the fabbie sketch for today:

I had the opportunity to play with the Sweet 'N Sassy Holly Wreath image: 

The wreath is a gorgeous detailed image that has so many possibilities!  All the patterned paper is Cosmo Cricket Mitten Weather.  The 'merry & bright' sentiment is from E.A.D Designs Merry & Bright Stickerz.  I used Stampin' Up markers {old olive/real red} instead of my copics because I love the small tip that the SU markers have... I also used 2 different white gel pens, Inkssentials & Signo....I hit the berries with Stampin' Up Crystal Effects and a majority of the white twigs with Stampin' Up Dazzling Diamonds glitter.

I purposely didn't color the holly leaves with an opaque color...I think it gives it more of an aged look with the whimsical coloring:)

I hope that you'll join us in today's sketch challenge...make sure that you pop over to the 365 Cards blog to see what the other gals on the Sunday Sketch Crew created!

♥♥Happy Mail♥♥

I've been one spoiled chickie...check out all these beauties that I recently received:

Look at this WONDERFUL Alice-in-Wonderland card that Stephanie sent to me:

It is truly a stunner...the colors and images are fabulously vibrant and whimsical! 

Next up is  a super fun card from Tina!

The interior says:

A journey of 1000
miles begins with a whole
lot of COFFEE

Okay, now how fun is that?  I immediately emailed Tina and found out that it is a Paper Makeup set called Caffeine Trip...uh yeah, it should be arriving soon...I 'had' to order it...

Next is a lovely card from Karen Baker:

Such a fabbie color it!  I also received all of these goodies:

I already used the red/white baker's twine on my card from yesterday...the blooms are fabric and the other string is vintage wool...woot woot...

Thank you sooooooo much really know how to make me feel so very special and I'm so very thankful for all of you:)


  1. Beautiful card Sista... And Ted you're are indeed one lucky chickadee .. Gotta love happy mails eh .. xx

  2. lol.... I agree with the sentiment in the card that says 'the journey of a thousand miles begins with a whole of of coffee'!! :D

    Love it!!! :D

  3. Beautiful colors on you lovely card and gorgeous RAKs. :-)


  4. talk about spoiled. lol I need to borrow some of your friends as most of mine do not send cards.

    Love the card you did for the 365 challenge and the sketch is great I just might have to play along.

  5. Gorgeous card :). Fabbie background and wreath.

    Lovely happy mails you have :D. You are very special indeed :)

  6. I just love your Christmas card! very elegant.
    And wow! so many beautiful cards you got! and a goodie bag! You're the luckiest girl!

  7. Gorgeous cards Amy you rocked these!

  8. HOLY SMOKES woman! I loveeeeeeeeeeee that card!!! That WREATH is AMAZING!! And LOVING your happy mail!! WOW-zers! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  9. cuteness! you know what i noticed? you post almost everyday and make a ton of cards!! lol! keep it up!

  10. Ooooh! Your card is gorgeous Amy!

  11. So gorgeous card Amy,I love the image and your papers.

    Hugs Riet.x

  12. Super cute cards! Isn't it nice to get cards!

  13. Love your pretty wreath card, Amy! It is so perfect for this sketch.
    Sweeeet mail giftstoo ~ woot woot is right :o)

  14. loved the gorgeous wreathe amy..the whole layout is just soo gud...thanx for stopping by my blog,and yes blogging is a lot of fun ...i'm seeing mself getting addicted to it..

  15. Such a beautiful card Amy! Fab colors! :)

    Ahhh...nothing like happy mail! ;)

  16. Gorgeous card, Amy. As always!!!

  17. Wow your card is awesome, i love the traditional image against the funky vibrant paper
    love tasha xx

  18. love that wreath, it is divine :D

  19. Fun stuff girlie. Fun fun fun. Hugs

  20. What a beautiful wreath card, Amy. I love the bright colors.

  21. Your wreath card is fantastic and it's nice to see all your RAKs from blogland friends!

  22. Lots of fun, bright colors! You totally rocked the sketch.
    Good to see all those RAKs too, you're one lucky gal!

  23. well OF COURSE you deserve allllll the fabulous raks (& lovely cards!) oh wonderful bloggy friend!!! and may i say that's one of the holliest (& JOLLIEST) xmas cards i have seen this year?! ♥♥♥!

  24. I always love pink and green for a Christmas color combination! Gosh, that wreath is very pretty! You did an awesome job with the coloring and I love how it's placed in the "window". FABULOUS!! Wowza, you are racking in the goodies. Nice!! ♥♥ Kay

  25. you've got such great bloggie friends!

    love the wreath card in non-traditional holiday colors!

  26. Super fabby card. Love the color combo and the wreath!

  27. LOVE what you did with that beautiful wreath digi girl :)

  28. Pink with the red with the green, more Christmas! Awesome!! Great job with the sketch