Friday, December 2, 2011

for a dear friend...

Happy Friday!!!!

...gotta love the 4 day work week...

I constantly amaze myself...not in the "I'm spectacular" kind of amazing...but in the OMG, how much stuff can a girl have?

I recently 'found' my Echo Park Wintertime Collection...Hunter Renz's birthday card was made with it....the paper was still out on my desk so I made another card with it:)

I KNOW that I'm not alone in that I buy stuff and can't seem to use it because, well, it's so pretty:)  Take those Jenni Bowlin butterflies...I have several sets of them and I'm finally using the red collection.  The sentiment?  It's from Memory Box and to be honest, it had never been inked up and I can't remember when I bought it:)  **sigh**  PLEASE don't tell me I'm the only one that does this?  I've been on kind of a spending freeze because I have so much stuff...so I'm in the "using what I got" mode.


What's that?  I know...there isn't any stitching on this card:)

I love CASE Study

I was inspired by the newest muse over at CASE Study:  Amy Sheffer


I sat and looked at her card for awhile...I'm amazed at all her lovely details....she consistently creates gorgeous projects...such a fab inspiration!

Today the is the new Flashback Friday Challenge!!!!


Make sure you pop over there to check it out...the new sponsor AND challenge are fantabulous:)

Starting tomorrow The Craft's Meow December Previews begin!  Check out my side bar for the pics!

42 comments:

Martha said...

A FAB card Amy, beautiful bow, butterflies and colours!!
Have a great weekend,
Hugs,
Martha

Jennifer said...

I LOVE the colors and beautiful butterflies!!! GREAT card!!! (=

itsallrosi said...

this is so pretty, Amy!

I have a few of those butterflies left, too :)

Jay Gee said...

LOL... I think I need to put myself on a buying freeze too... now that the Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales are over of course! Gorgeous card, love the colours :)

li-bee-ti said...

Dear Amy, you're not alone and we all love you... LOL
But of course you're not the only one buying and buying and buying....
Fab card! I agree with you about Amy's card. it's stunning! and yours is absolutely gorgeous too.

farmhouse-story said...

so pretty, amy! (every dec. i purge the old--senior center, girl scouts, and a teacher friend are happy to take it off my hands:)

Audrey Pettit said...

My goodness, no, you are not the only one to hoard the goodies....I do the same thing. Have some of those butterflies myself, but have never used them. :) Your card is beautiful! LOVE that color combo. And how fun to mix the butterflies with a winter look. Fabulous!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Those colors are fab!!!

Deanne :)

Karen B. said...

Nope you aren't the only one. Sometimes I wish we had enough money to put an addition on our house. No, not for the need of a second bathroom, but for a need of a large bright crafty area for me and my stuff! Your card is lovely. Love the big blue bow.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I loveeeeeeee this!!! LOVING those butterflies!!! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Aimes said...

LOL! Oh you're definitely not the only one, girlie! I too have a HUGE pile of DP (that's the stuff I really can't bear to cut into and use!) that's just sat lookin' pretty :)
You've put your stash to fabby use on this super sweet card though! Thank you so much for joining us on CASE study too :D
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Heather Rogers said...

Your CASE is stunning. I love the red butterflies and your pretty big blue bow. :)
Hugs~

June Houck said...

My two favorite "Amy"s in one post! Luckily I only live ~30 minutes away from Amy S. I sure wish I lived close to you too! Beautifully done, ~amy~ :)

Laurel said...

Gorgeous card! Oh and I never accumulate ;)

Jingle said...

Very cute card!

cnelson said...

Absolutely FABULOUS!

TesaB said...

FAntastic card, Amy! So much to loooove!!!! The butterflies are wonderful, good you dehoarded them to share with us!!!

Sylvia said...

Gorgeous card, Amy! Love those butterflies, I have been thinking about butterflies lately! As for forgetting where and what, I am not organized enough to remember who it is if I did not leave a label on the package. Have a wonderful Friday!

xiumaiyuki said...

LOVE this!!! And such a gorgeous color scheme. Enjoy your extra long weekend!

Anonymous said...

You are NOT the only girl who does that. The End.

Anonymous said...

Your card is beyond wonderful! Looove those butterflies, glad you FINALLY used them {teasing ya, girly!}! I have a coupla Bella stamps I haven't inked -- WTH? Bella stamps uninked?? This will up-end the continent!! And Amy Sheffer, good grief, I've CASEd so many things of hers I've lost count.

Julia Aston said...

Wonderful papers as usual Amy! love the reds and the pretty butterflies!

Cristina said...

I'm right there with you on the buying and not using front. I think it happens to all of us. :) Glad you pulled out some of your goodies for this card, though. I LOVE the red and aqua together!

Sparkplug17 said...

Such a lovely card! Everytime I clean my room I find something I forgot I had, lol...you're not alone!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHH! What a pretty design--love your papers and ribbon...but those butterflies are the BEST:)

dstandard said...

WOW what a beautiful card Amy!

Lynnda said...

I need a slap!!! ...this card is sooooooooooooooo beautiful Sista!!! Love it... hugs..xoxo

alexandra s.m. said...

Love Love your card!
TFS~

Chunyuan said...

beautiful card. love those butterflies. I am same as far as buying staff.

papertrails leaver said...

This is beautiful Amy!

Dora said...

Amazing card those colors are beautiful love the bow, and the butterflies!

ivy said...

you're not the only one....i have supplies i need to use and you know it's bad when you can't even remember you had it!

love them butterflies!

have a super weekend!

Angi Barrs said...

WOWZA...Gorgeous card Amy. Love those butterflies. :)

Alice said...

fab card, Amy! love the pretty chic colors!

scrapsnsuch@gmail.com said...

Those butterflies are great! Use 'em up ;>)
You are not the only one with tons of stuff. We all see potential in everything and in my case I just don't have the time to make everything! Yes, I need to go on a spending freeze. It has been a little too easy to tack on fun stuff for me as I shop for others!!!

Tina said...

Love, love, love!

Jean Martin said...

WOW! This is stunning Amy! :)

Kristen said...

Are those jenni bowlin butterflies from a punch or die cut? or are they already made? I've seen them all over the place and didn't know they were jb. anyway, great card and great colors!

Visiting from CASE Study
xo, Kristina
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Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Haha! A girl can NEVER have too much stuff... especially when it comes to crafty supplies :) Gorgeous card dear, I'm glad you destashed those butterflies for they're simply divine! Thank you for joining us at CASE Study this week! xo Chupa

Jen W. said...

Sometimes I think I should just frame my stash and at least be able to look at it since I can't bear to use it! :)

Love those butterflies and, even if you didn't do it, there's stitching on the ribbon!

Amy Sheffer said...

I am so honored by your gorgeous CASE, Amy! Thank you so much for playing along at CASE Study!

Anonymous said...

a.maz.ing!!! this is a super beautiful card. gorgeous.