Thursday, October 21, 2010

Tips & Tricks Thursday!

Hello Hello!

Today is Tips & Tricks Thursday over on the Skipping Stones Design blog and yours truly is the hostess:)


I used one of my favorite Skipping Stones Design sets....Funny Coffee vol #1.


This is the end product...are you curious about what might be inside?  You'll have to pop over to the Skipping Stones Design blog to take a peek at the inside of this card...


All the patterned paper/stickers are from one of my favorite Basic Grey's, Figgy Pudding.  The base is PTI kraft, the ribbon is from Stampin' Up.  The cup & saucer are on glue dots and the steam is ala ZVA.

I do have some other cards to share with you today...first up is this Cosmo Cricket'licious one:


I shared a pic of my yo yo flowers earlier this week and knew that I wanted to use it for a couple of challenges.  All the patterned paper is Cosmo Cricket Early Bird and the Fabric is from the same line.  The sentiment is by SRM.  A couple things, this is actually a sympathy card...going to a sweet gal who recently lost her father...she's a quilter so I knew that I wanted to add the yo yo to it and who says that all sympathy cards need to be 'controlled'..kwim?  I want to make her smile...

The other thing is that I wanted to thank all of you that took the time to vote for me in Cosmo Cricket's November Honorary Guest DT.  I really appreciate it and although I didn't make the top 5, I'm okay with that.  I feel that things happen for a reason and I'm not ready to be a part of that team...yet:)  I'm a persistent whipper snapper though...and my love for Cosmo Cricket will always be strong:)

My inspiration for this card is from Sasya's sketch 33:

I'm also entering this into Yvonne's Guest Blogger Challenge given by my buddie Sherry!  It is to incorporate a handmade flower.  Thanks for the fun challenge ladies!


Are you still with me?  Thanks for getting this far in my mondo long post!

I wanted to play along over at 2 Sketches 4 You...Kazan's sketch 64:


All the Nerdy goodness is from Torendi!  I picked up the Sassafras Nerdy Bird Journal Tags at the Torendi Shop!  I also used Stampin' Up Green Galore cardstock and the scalloped edge is a Nerdy Bird Cardstock sticker that I actually backed with the same pattern...so when you open it up, the rainbow print is on the interior too!  I added the bling for an extra pop of color and to mirror the colors in the rainbow:)


Here's Kazan's sketch that inspired me:


Okie dokie...just one last thing!  The latest and greatest Flashback Friday 4.0 is posting tomorrow morning...I have another fabbie sponsor and I hope that you'll join in the fun!


Have a spectacular day!

47 comments:

~* steph :) *~ said...

love your warm wishes card, great colors and patterns. the bling steam swirls are too cute. cute yo yo flower card. hee hee, your cloud card is adorable! love the colors and love the rainbow print edge. thanks for sharing and have a fabulous thursday! *hugs* steph :)

Smita said...

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous cards!! I love the bright colors and the adorable fabric flower :-)

Hugs,
Smita

yyam said...

Wow! These are fabulous creations Amy!!! Hard to pick a fave! ;) shhh..sass...

Thanks for playing along! :)

Lynnda said...

perfectly gorgeous cards... Can I have it all...:wink:...xoxo

TesaB said...

Oh MY!!! Oh mMYYYY! This post is chock full of gorgeous colorful cards, love them all, but the last nerdy one is sooooo CUTE!!!!

Evelin said...

I love all the CC pretties! I am hoarding all the paper I have from them though :P

itsallrosi said...

wow, these are great! nerdy is my favorite, though. I think I need to power shop now!

Alice said...

awww... LOVE those! so YOU and so delightful! fabulous work, girl!

Brandi said...

Wow that Torendi card is so fun! That rainbow image is adorable!!!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

I loooove the flower on your "just because" card- beautiful!

Karen B. said...

Wow, fantastic work! All your cards are wonderful of course.

Tyggereye said...

Oh my gosh I am in love with that coffee card!! how cute is that!!!?? That would be the perfect Christmas card in my book.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Bummer at CC....but see that the Dec one might be up your alley! :):):):):):):):):):):) I loveeeeeeeeeeeeee all these cards!!! That one for SSD is WOW AMAZING!! And I left ya some love over on their blog..I am LOVING how you did the INSIDE! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Laurel said...

Busy girlie! they are fab!

Michele Gross said...

Just got back from Skipping Stones...Y.U.M! What a fantastic project and the steamy blingy is awesome!!

Anonymous said...

love your bright, fun, gorgeous cards.. delightful!!! :D

Regan said...

seriously...do you have 20 hands...jeeebus..Im loving the cosmo--jealous..I have yet to get any for myself

laterg8r said...

loving those cards - esp the bling swirl :D

thinking of buying the yoyo makers, what sizes did you buy?

Megan said...

I LOVE that stamp set!!!
That cup of hot coco would defiantly give me warm wishes! :)
And I LOVE that yo yo flower!!! That is SO amazing!!!
You are just overflowing with talent sweetie!!!
Have a lovely day,
xo

papertrails leaver said...

more fab cards Amy!

Unknown said...

Oh my word girlie, there is so much eye candy her today!! Bling steam, to die for yo-yo flowers and rainbows!!! ♥♥♥ love it all!

(-: Heidi

Rose said...

such a busy girl you have been!! :) love your yo-yo flower and that super cute smiley cloud :)

Tina said...

Wowsers, a bunch of lovely treats today. Awesome job.

Stamping Cafe said...

Wow... super gorgeous cards, Amy! Thanks for the eye candy, love your yo-yo flower!

Riet said...

What a wonderful cards Amy,I love your papers and the colours.

Hugs Riet.x

Martha said...

Amy, what gorgeous and colourful cards you made the last couple of days!!

Joy said...

lovely cards you made...great sketches to follow. ooohhh... gotta love that coffee one and I do love all that bling coming out! hehehe! that cloud walking is so cute too! love the bright cheery colors! have a wonderful weekend!

Janetcraft said...

Hi Hi Amy!! I love the one with coffee...it really blows me out!! love the pattern paper and the coffee as if there is any fragrance...hmmmm.....wonderful!!

Savitri said...

Wow, three cards on one post! Girl, you make me look tiny. Love them all! Esp. the colors. Just happy happy happy!!

Kryssi said...

mmmm, so much eye candy! love that last bright happiness of a card!

Jen said...

oh my...i SO love that cosmo cricket paper...everything today is delicoius!!!

Sparkplug17 said...

Such fabulous cards!

Dora said...

Ow Amy so many creations and all so beautiful!

Jenny said...

Sooo many cute cards! Love them all!!! :) :) :) :) :) so glad to be back blog hopping again, missed your blog!!! HUGS!!

Aussie TM5 Thermomixer said...

I love your cards - your work is truly gorgeous :) I'll be back for another visit for sure.

Regina Mangum said...

Amy, you've been one busy gal! These are terrific and we're so glad you played at 2S4Y!

Aimes said...

I'm still with ya, girlie and smiling from ear to ear after being treated to your fabby cards! Your cards always make me smile no matter how down I feel!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

xiumaiyuki said...

OMG!!! that rainbow card just melts my heart!!!! It almost made me forget the money I lost in Vegas.... almost! hehehe

Anonymous said...

Love the coffee cup card with the polka dot coffee cup, blingy steam, and wide striped ribbon!

scrapsnsuch@gmail.com said...

You have done it yet again, wow, what a mix of great cards!

li-bee-ti said...

All cards are gorgeous, Amy!
I'm sorry I haven't been around lately, too busy with life, I guess.. :) And now I'm tring to play catch up with my bloggy friends :)
Have a superb weekend, girlfriend!

ivy said...

the cloud card puts a HUGE smile on my face. i just wanna give it a squeeze & hug!

Rose said...

Hi Amy! LOVE all your cards - they are all sooo happy. I agree with ivy - they all put a smile on my face! Have a great weekend, girlie! ;)

Unknown said...

Great projects Amy and I LOVE the new header :)
thanks for joining us at 2S4Y this week
:) Kazan

Eva said...

Very bright and cheery card.

Tasha said...

Oh wow Amy these are all fantatsic, i especially love the sassafras card it is beyond adorable!
love tasha xx

Kay said...

Gracious girlfriend! These are fantastic cards! The yo yo flower is adorable! Did you make it? I must have missed that post...rats! Your Sassy "smile" card is the cutest EV-VUH! Oh how I love those fun colors! And I have to mention the fabulous, bling coffee steam on your first card. I would have never thought to do that. You're SO creative!! ♥♥ Kay