Saturday, November 27, 2010

to wonderful you...from grateful me...

Happy Saturday!!!!

I decided to join our 365 Cards Saturday Gal, Heidi,  in her challenge...the recipe from all the bits for the 365 Cards Vintage Week!  It's a regular Martha Stewart recipe...meaning alot of ingredients:)

Here is the final recipe:
1) Pam - Piercing
2) ME - Stitching (real or faux)
3) Sophia - Button
4) Tesa - Die Cut
5) Rose - 5x5 Card
6) Gloria - Stick pin
7) Audrey - Stamp
8) Kim - Distressing
9) Hannah - Dimensional sticker
10) Sophie - Lace
11) Heidi - Card Recipe

Here's my card:

I have to be honest, the dimensional sticker threw me....but I found a fun crown sticker in my stash that I went ahead and distressed with Memento Rich Cocoa...the edges of the floral base have been distressed using my Heidi Swapp distresser {brownie points for both types of distressing?!} can't tell by the pic but the diecut has piercing along the edge...Here's a close up shot:

There are 3 prizes to be won this week, and there are 3 different ways to win.  The first is the usual way - just participate in the challenges and earn up to 7 changes to win the random drawing.  The second is to leave comments on each of the designer's blogs on their blog hop posts (but read carefully, you may have to answer a specific question to qualify).  The third is to participate in the Card Recipe challenge!

This is a multi-tasking card because I'm linking it to some other challenges out there in bloggie land...the first for Yvonne Yam's Guest Blogger's challenge by Julie Tucker-Wolek.  The challenge is to make a card with new and old stuff...The new stuff is all the G45 goodies that the fab Gloria Stengal shared with the 365 Cards Design Team {woot woot Gloria} and the old is that dimensional sticker... 

The next challenge is ala These Are a Few of my Favorite Things Challenge blog , Julie Tucker-Wolek is the hostess with the mostess!  There are a couple gals in need of thank you cards so the challenge is to make a fall colored thank you card...I decided to make one for Dolores {Julie's bloggie friend} who's best friend is fighting breast cancer on a very limited income being a teacher...the gals have asked for Thank You cards to be sent to them to have on hand for the many, many, many people that are assisting them in their time of need.  

Next up is my Mitten Weather Card!

I can see the light at the end of the tunnel's almost been a whole month since I challenged myself to design a card with Cosmo Cricket Mitten Weather paper/elements.  It all started because of the Cosmo Cricket December Guest Designer Contest...random draw...yadda yadda...BUT I've managed to learn some stuff about myself...I'm a tried and true Cosmo Cricket fan...seriously love their stuff...I've been averaging 2 projects a day on a daily basis since I started this self-challenge...I gotta tell you, if I didn't start the Mitten Weather challenge, I'd be a hurtin' unit for Christmas Cards...haha

A little bit of zig zagging sure does dress up a card:)  I used a bunch of the Mitten Weather stickers on this card...Sweater Weather...gotta love that...I'm such a sweater girl!

I was inspired by Laura's 2s4y sketch:

♥♥sneaky peek♥♥

Here's a sneak peek of my December Daily pages...

I thought I was being such a smarty pants by using the Making Memories Noel Advent Calendar for my December Daily....using that kit and teaming it up with the Noel 8x8' all the other Noel goodies I have UNTIL I realized that my Advent kit is missing a '1' is for day '19'....I've sent an email to Making Memories and to the store that I bought the kit from...crossing my fingers I get some type of help...seems silly BUT...come's a kit...I'm into the matchy matchy thing...


  1. Love the vintage/shabby card you created. I have to go double check the recipe as I have it down as piecing and you have piercing. My old eyes are playing tricks on me.
    Another great Cosmo Cricket card too.
    I want another sneak peek of that December Daily girl.

  2. Fabie card, Amy! (I'm still working on mine...)

  3. I'm so impressed by how you managed to get all of those elements onto one card- super!

  4. Wow!
    You actually made it! Well done girl1
    I have´nt started on my attempt yet... ; )

  5. Congratulations on almost seeing the end Amy, and for just challenging yourself! That's hard work and a lot of determination with beautiful results.

  6. Fab cards, and I can't wait to see the album... you will show us won't you!

  7. Cute card! Love the Cosmo Cricket DP! Thanks for playing along with the 2S4Y challenge :)

  8. Those cards the first is so great!

  9. What great cards! Love your 2S4Y card, of course!

  10. good golly Amy! You are such a busy bee! I love your cards and can't wait to see the inside of that december daily!

  11. so glad you're doing december daily this year!

  12. check you out!!! perfect card for the recipe and your CCMW card is another fantastic one girl :) i am right there with you.........a kit should have it all!! lol

    can't wait to see it finished :)

  13. Have I told you lately that I LOVE YOU!?!?!?!?! Cuz I do!!!!!! I am BEYOND HONORED that you played along with FAVE THINGS and my challenge over at Yvonne's!! Thanks soooooooooooooo much my dearest!! YOU ARE THE BESTEST!!!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):) Both cards are AMAZING!!! WOW WOW WOW WOW!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  14. Oh you big cheater! You gave them the list! Pam's gonna get youuuuuuuu! hee hee I love you card. That image is one of my fav! And, yeah on the dimensional sticker! That was the part I had trouble with. Then I remembered I had some new sticker thingies from Pink Paislee, that you can ink! woot woot. know how I feel about Cosmo Cricket...they are so dumb to not snap you up - you and your bad self!

  15. Awesome cards, Amy! I especially LOVE the purple sweater weather card!! I, too, am a sweater gal and can't have enough of 'em. Surely, Making Memories should send you that '1'!!! Kits are not kits if they're incomplete. ;)

  16. Wow some fabulous comments on your fabulous work Amy :) can you email me your address as I would like to send you the card you admired on my blog hugzz xx

  17. Fab cards today, quite a recipe indeed, but looks excellent! Love your Mitten Weather card! Seems to work out really well to make a card a day with that collection! You just keep cooking them up! Looking forward to that Decembre Daily! Sorry to hear your kit was incomplete, would absolutely hate it if that happened to me! Hope you find a way to fix it :)

  18. Whew!!! I'm dizzy just looking at those elements. How do ya do it woman?? Tooooooooo fabulous!!! Hope u'll get that MM "1" soon... can't wait to see your daily Dec!!

  19. Love your cards Amy! Am looking forward to seeing more of your December Daily.

  20. i really hope they send you the missing piece :D looks like it'll be a great album :D

    love the sweater weather card :D

  21. Super cute work my friend!
    Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!

  22. YOU might just be... the BUSIEST and most prolific crafter in ALL of Blogland, sweet AMY! Sensational cards, crafts and delight! YOU ARE EVERYWHERE! These cards got my paper-sweet tooth GOING! Thanks for the terrific inspiration, as ALWAYS!!!

  23. I really don't know how you find time to do such fabulous projects! These are awesome! :)

    Thanks so much for playing along! :)

    P/s: I'm really enjoying your month-long CC showcase! :)

  24. Beautiful cards - my fav is Plenty Grand with those chic vintage ladies !

  25. OM goodness - what a recipe! Such a fun mitten weather card today - only 3 days left. I was going to ask "what are your going to do in December?", but hopefully the odds are in your favor for the draw and you will be working with more Cosmo Cricket!

  26. What darling cards. I hope you're able to get a matching 1! Can't wait to see your DD!

  27. Super cute card, Amy! Hope your holidays were good ones!

  28. Your work is awesome Amy!!! Love, love, love them both!!!

  29. such fun cards, Amy! love them both!

  30. As usual... what not to love here girlfren... Gorgeous cards....

    hows the "tummy"..Ha ha...

    I'm really love and enjoy your month-long Cosmo Cricket showcase..woot woot....

    Very inspiring....too..xoxo

  31. Girl, you don't sleep, huh? Goodness!! And the inside of your Dec Daily seems so yummy!! I am going back and forth on this. I think I'll try and see what happens but no book set up for me yet. I'm just going to do regular pages. We'll see tho. I feel a bit behind on things here...

  32. Beautiful cards!!! Love the one with the vintage ladies!

    Thanks so much for joining us at Fave Things!


  33. That was a tough recipe wasn't it -but of course you managed it beautifully!!