Sunday, July 29, 2012

a flair for the eclectic!


It's that time again...

Paper Issues is at it again!

Paper Issues Blog Design


The newest challenge has posted!


I had fun with this one....


Today is thee day...



do it.

What have YOU been procrastinating?  

Come on...we all do it...or should I type 'don't do it' since we're chatting about procrastinating.

I've been admiring the whimsical thread action of some fab scrapbookers so I finally gave it a try.  Do you know how hard it was to resist clipping those sprigs?!!!!!

I finally broke into my Freckled Fawn stash...laid it down with the hopes of some wrinkles...BAM...think and it shall happen...yet again, I had to resist the urge to try to peel up the tape to flatten it out...

I'm trying to be more whimsical:


Um, did you catch my post from yesterday?  It's when I flat out said that I'm predictable..so now you know how whimsicality is a challenge for me:)

Gotta love the Echo Park Everyday Eclectic Collection.  I teamed it up with some Sassy alphas {thanks Cassie!} and my card base is by 
Gmund Savanna..111 lbs of woodgrain embossed goodness.

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32 comments:

Laurel said...

Super fun card Amy!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loveeeeeeeeee this Amy!!! LOVING the sentiment and love love loveeeeeeeeee that balloon!!!!! Gorgeous!!!!

Ryann said...

So, so cute! I love your card!!!

Sylvia said...

Love your card, Amy, I think a lot of us are predictable, but I think yours is lovely and fun as always! Have a wonderful Sunday. I have already been dealing with my procrastinations!!!!today.

TesaB said...

Super fun and totally gorgeous!!! Love your whimsical stitching!!! :)

Unknown said...

Love this!

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Amy.

Hugs Riet.xx

wendipooh13 said...

soooo LOVE this and how you did the sewing on it!!!

Kara Lynne said...

So proud of you for reaching for the "unpredictable" factor! LOVE this fun, fun, very fun card!

sallysbitz2 said...

Great card. Brought back memories of my trip with my Brother in a hot air balloon. Loved it x

hugs sally x
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Jay Gee said...

Good for you Amy! I think you have done a fantastic job at being whimsical and I love your card :)

Anonymous said...

Ooooh wooden floor-looking chevrons!! Love this creation!

Angie Tieman said...

Ooooh I love the messy threads! How have I not noticed these! So gonna do it!

Thienly Azim said...

This is awesome! LOVE the eclectic-ness of this card!

yyam said...

Love that you went out of your comfort zone and mixed it up a little! This is super cool! :) Perfection is overrated! *winks* Leave those sprigs alone! lol

Mona Pendleton said...

So fun Amy! Love the whimsical stitching!

Ginny Larsen said...

you may be predictable, but when you break out of your 'shell' the result is gorgeous! i love your "regular" style, but this is so much fun too! i say just keep on creating girl! :D

jessica said...

WOW!!! LOVE this Amy!!!
FAB job!

Audrey Pettit said...

So fun and cute! Love the sentiment and love the playful and shabby chic vibe to this. Good for you for branching out and trying some new techniques! :)

Annette Allen said...

wow what a fabulous design...love how you stitched over the letters...love it

Jessi Fogan said...

I love how you added "thee" day, just like you do when you write :) Good for you stretching your creative wings!

bonnie said...

So much fun!! ;) I love the stitching! ;) Hugs x

lauren bergold said...

i'd say "reliable" rather than predictable and it's a GOOD THING, missus!!! having said that, i think you've got a ♥FAB♥ whimsical streak, as well, and a BOFFO design sense so THERE!!! ♥

Carla said...

First, note how rare the following statement is: I have never seen someone stitch down letters like that! Second, DANG, girl, you are gettin' whimsical all over tha place! Love the new, crazy, unpredictable Amy!

Jocelyn Olson said...

Oh my goodness! This card is so cool! I am totally digging the papers and the stitching through the alphas!!

Kate Vickers said...

Gorgeous card Amy! I love the sentiment. :)

farmhouse-story said...

wood chevrons, the stitch tails and crinkled tape--whimsical you are, amy:) love it!

Lynnda said...

Super fun!!! Totally loving this!!! hugs...xoxo

JJ Bolton said...

Totally fun! Love how you stitched down the letters! (Note to self: dust off the sewing machine, lol!)

Hope you're having a great week!

Lisa Arana said...

oh my, this is rockin' fabulous.

Gretchen said...

cool card Amy!

Sharm Nidyanandan said...

Oemgee!! So pretty!!