Wednesday, November 24, 2010

peace...

After Monday's fiasco of an evening commute...you can bet that I stayed home yesterday....crossing my fingers that things get better with the weather although if you'd ask my kids, they are totally digging the snow...hey, it's cool with me so long as I don't have to drive in the stuff...

Okay, okay...let's get to some craftiness....

I have soo many Christmas paper collections....I've been slinging out the Cosmo Goodness on a regular basis that my other sets are feeling a smidge neglected...

So here comes some Making Memories Noel goodness:


I know you all know that I ADORE mixing and matching collections....I assure you that I don't dress this way...  Although when the kidlets were younger, I use to LOVE to dress them in funky clothing..and the girl, the girl always had a hat and tights on...oh-those-were-the-days....

Why do I insist on making bumpy cards?  The USPS loves me...I bet the average cost of postage for each of my Christmas Cards is going to be $1.22....typing about the USPS...is it just me or does the person in line behind you always forget about the concept of personal space and bathing too?  This is probably why I always procrastinate going to the post office...grrrr...

Dontcha love that silvery glittery sprig?


I was inspired by the Card Patterns sketch...and my fabbie friend Sparks is the sponsor this week...




You all gotta know how I like making scenery cards...pssttt....I made a boo boo...the glorious thing about crafting is there is typically a fix for everything...especially when you have almost totally finished the card....at least all the stitching...check out all the stitching on this puppy and then I stamped the greeting crooked.....grrrrrr....hence the banner:)

The pink and green papers are Dear Lizzie...the red is Cosmo Cricket and the cardstock is Stampin' up Chocolate chip.

It seems like I took a break from color challenges but just recently started back playing with them...love the current Embellish Challenge...




I might just take Thanksgiving off from my blog...we'll see:) 

As always...thanks for stoppin' by....

43 comments:

Beth aka BR-T said...

Amy these look terrific I must admit the Christmas tree card really grabbed my eye!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Love these so loving all your Mitten Weather cards!!!

Laurel said...

You just keep coming up with the best cards!

Bonita Rose said...

beautiful cards... u managed to combine lots of challenges.. good for you.. I only do a handful of them.. I prefer to create just for me, just because... but yours are wonderful! love your work gf.. xo

lauren bergold said...

the reason 99% of the things i stamped are either on foam tape as little labels or paper-pieced is that i am CONSISTENTLY crooked and smudgey and would never even THINK of bravely stamping on my "almost done" card the way you soooooo intrepidly do--and GENERALLY it comes out perfectly! having said that, i ♥LOVE♥ the little flag sentiment and would never ever have guessed it was not the plan from the get-go! :)

Rose said...

what??!! you make boo boo's?? no, say it isn't so!! lol

fab cards girl and you are too funny about the PO!!

have a wonderful turkey day and drive safe if you need to go out :)

cnelson said...

Such fantabulous cards! You never cease to amaze me Amy!

Anonymous said...

Love both your cards... again you r a genius in mixing :)

Janice said...

Oh so beautiful cards! Don't point out your mistakes... one would never know it's not what you meant to do. You can still dress your girl in hats and tights as it is again stylish to do so. Happy Thanksgiving and keep the snow in the northwest {LOL}!

Spardha said...

fab cards!.. love the silver glittery sprig and the scenery card! :)

Martha said...

Wow, Amy, you made the most gorgeous cards!! Sorry I haven't been around lately!
Hugs,
Martha

dstandard said...

Awesome card Amy! Love the glittery sprig! Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

xiumaiyuki said...

First off, gorgeous, gorgeous cards!!! You have an eye for mixing it up with PP....I'm jealous. Your comment about the PO made me giggle. Mine is similar. I feel most sorry for the workers there!

papertrails leaver said...

yeah, I would so want to avoid that commute in icky weather! I don't blame you one bit. As kids we love the snow, not so much when we get older though. :-) Your cards are really cute as always Amy!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards, Amy!
They are both so pretty!

C said...

I see the Hallway has seen some excellent use! I'm busy baking and cooking so hope to grab a few minutes of crafting time this evening.

I adore the paper the first card and of cours both are just adorable...I so feel your pain about bumpy cards! I just mailed one yesterday that had to go in a plastic box. FYI - $1.39 no matter the box size.

Joy said...

sweet cards! I know what you mean about bumpy cards...they must say oh no...it's this lady again with her cards...my cards cost me $1.39 I might as well send them in a package...lol! hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Jay Gee said...

Amy, you are so brave when it come to mixing different patterned papers - and you always pull it off! Both cards are great, but I really love the Christmas tree card.

Emily Leiphart said...

These are fabulous, Amy! You sure know how to rock patterned paper!! I ordered some recently and I hope your talent rubs off on me! :P

Ginny Larsen said...

i totally know about stamping crookedly... and good job staying home... i think it still hasn't gotten better out there on the roads. i'm going out tomorrow no matter what, but i'll be going slow if it's still like this!

love the MM card... those colors are fabulous, and that sprig is totally super with the glitter :D

Ann said...

Yumm-o-licious creations, Amy! I'm hoping to get crackin' on my Christmas cards soon...going for smooth & flat though! :D

Happy Thanksgiving!

Sparkplug17 said...

What darling cards! I hear ya about the postage and the post office!

Karen B. said...

Two fabulous cards, glad you played it safe today with the roads.

Spendthrift said...

yet you won't eat bumpy food........ ;)

Savitri said...

Super lovely stuff and HATE driving in snow/blizzard!! I hope you stay safe my friend and happy happy Thanksgiving day!!!!

itsallrosi said...

these are beautiful, Amy. have a great day tomorrow!

Evelin said...

oh... I love your cards!!! How did you come out with so many beautiful cards at one go? LOL :D

Valerie said...

Amy - these are all beautiful. I just marvel at the amount of craftiness you can pack into 1 blog post! Loving your MM card :)

I agree about the personal space, especially in the supermarket - either the person behind you is ramming you with their cart or so close they can see me enter the pin number for my atm card. Drives me nuts!!

~* steph :) *~ said...

ahhh, i love your cards, amy! i try to make my cards flat for postage sake, but i can't since i love embellies, hehe. i don't especially like to go to the post office too...
hope you and yours have a happy thanksgiving!
*hugs* steph :)

yyam said...

You're churning out some really beautiful holiday cards Amy! I've been truly inspired my friend! :)

ivy said...

that banner looked like it belonged there! good cover....i just made a card today and when i was done, it's upside down!!
love that paper on your 1st card.
at our post office, we take a # so there's no standing in line. you should put that in their suggestion box at your local post office =)

Els said...

Fabulous cards!! I especially love the Embellish one! I'm struggling a bit with the colors myself, have no idea why!

Lynnda said...

What not to love here.... Fabbie cards..Amy...keep it coming.... very inspiring....!!...xx

Alice said...

these are so fun! LOVE how you combined those bold patterns together! super!

Riet said...

What a gorgeous cards Amy.

Hugs Riet.x

Anonymous said...

These are great Christmas cards! Love your designs and the silver decoration. Thanks for joining us at Card Patterns this week,
Anthea.

Allison Rankin said...

Darling! The tree card is my fav! I just picked up some of that Noel paper too...drool!

Regan said...

lovely!

Dana Gustafson said...

Sooooo cute Amy! I especially love your triangle tree and your "boo boo banner"...thats what I call a happy accident! So adorable!

Charlene Austin said...

Oh Amy, Amy, Amy....I just love your style. The pink music "snow" is to die for. I love it all and that banner....perfection. Way to save a crooked sentiment! Thanks so much for playing alone with Embellish.

Michelle Bertuzzi said...

Gotta love that silver sprig sista! Super adorable cards, as always!

Tina said...

Oh my gosh lady, you are really cranking out the cards! Fun papers, you are the queen of mixing it up!

Mariana Grigsby said...

Amy, your cards are perfect!!!! I always make bo-boos... lol... but there I always find the way to fix it ;) Thanks for playing along with us!