Thursday, October 10, 2013

tall & skinny

Happy Friday Eve!

Thursday's are really my Friday's :)

Here's a tall & skinny card for you:

The cardbase is retired Stampin' Up Wasabi Green.

I managed to still fit in some Basic Grey Persimmon!

I was inspired by little tangles current challenge

I decided to go with the classic chevron.  Now that I look at it, wouldn't it look spiffy if I colored every other space in solid black?  Hmmmm...gotta remember that for next time!

I used


I played along with the

I managed to fail miserably.

What the heck?

I had the papers laid stamps laid out...the ink laid out.

What I didn't account for is:

 I originally stamped the tag on white cardstock...insta-clash with the polka panel so I had to restamp it on ivory and re-fussy cut it out.

My foam squares...where are my &^%$ foam squares?
(I had to search for my adhesive)

Where is my Crop-a-dile?
(I put the wood veneer heart on the tag instead)

TALL card?  What was I thinking?  It needs more stamping!

Yes, things were literally flying and sadly I was super bummed and quite frankly my heart was racing after I finished my card BUT I like the end result:)

Just a reminder about the happy mail for grayson.

I'm giving away some neat & tangled sequins from my stash to a lucky winner that links up HERE.


  1. I swear I'm not giggling because you had a terrible time timing yourself...but because I totally recognize myself when I play along. Dropsies, can't find it's, honestly. The universe conspires!
    LOVE that big flower, and the mix of patterns :)

  2. You sound like me creating! The foam dots are always missing!! Love the end result...super fun card!

  3. love it! the tag stamp is quite wonderful

  4. hehehehehehe... I am constantly saying where is my #*$#&$#())@ foam squares! HA!!!! I love it!!!!!

    Loving your card .. gorgeous colors and loving the flower!!!!!

  5. Amy, this is soooo adorable!!!
    And it looks like a lot of work with the stamping and all the papers :)
    I would have been really surprised if you were able to do this in less than 10 minutes.. but I think under 15 minutes is record-breaking time, too!
    Sylvia xx

  6. You sound like me everyday, Amy, trying to find something after I just cleaned up! Love your card, so creative but then you always are! Happy stamping and have a wonderful Thursday!

  7. Your post made me laugh. I would probably take a lot longer than you as I am such a slow crafter.
    Love your tall skinny card and that wonderful tag.
    My card for Grayson was mailed about 10 days ago.

  8. I LOVE your card Amy!!!!!
    Awesome job!

  9. Oh, I love your tall card! And I've totally been there with going over on my time.... very frustrating!
    Thanks so much for playing along with the 10 Minute Craft Dash!

  10. Fabulous post: great to know the pros have days like this, too...although ALL my crafting days involve such episodes! You'd think with my teensy weensy kitchen counter top space things would be easy to find. NOT! Your card is fantastic - no matter how long it took (I'd be at least 10 times longer, with results nowhere near as pretty!). Thanks for sharing, inspiring and brightening my day!!

  11. Eeek! Amy, I love this. Fantastic colours, need to get those stamps! I love that you lost yourself in your crafting. End result is a pass!

  12. super cute card!!! LOVE the tallness!!!

  13. Fun card Amy!! Love the mix of chevron and polka dots!!

  14. I was oohing and ahhing over the card the minute I laid eyes on it - and colours and the paper combos are FAB! And then...I found out it was a 14 min card!!! Wha wha whaaaat??!! Amazing - seriously!! Oh, and don't worry, I am always looking for foam (and everything else!) on my desk...and always find it...right in front of my face!!! Good grief!!!

  15. Amy this is awesome.. love all the different patterns..

  16. Ooh I love the colors here and I think it is perfect!

  17. Lol!! Okay
    I just love your card !! Great stamps and pp combo!! Hugs x

  18. I don't even attempt those 10 minute dash me heartburn even thinking about it! ;) But ten minutes, or fourteen minutes...this is adorable! I LOVE the color combo and love your stamped background. Super sweet tag, too!

  19. So cute! Love the tall, skinny chevrons and the cool fonts on those stamps!

  20. Love this! Fun to see a different size card! Thanks for playing at the 10 Minute Craft Dash!

  21. fab card :)

    tuesdays are my fridays!! lol

  22. Ack, so loving your green and orange!

  23. looks fabulous! love the background!

  24. What a gorgeous mix of patterns, and I so love this palette to bits! I really should try these taller numbers. They pack such a punch! Absolutely beautiful!

  25. I absolutely love love love this card. Amazing! :)

  26. This is super cute Amy! I just love the pp that you created! Such a pretty card :)

  27. LOVE your card. Great design and cool way to create your own pattern paper. Thanks for playing along with us in the 10 Minute Craft Dash and hope to see you again.

    Congrats to being a favorite!

  28. Love this tall skinny card--I've been feeling the desire to branch out in my card sizes lately. And good thing you still entered it into the CD challenge...congrats on being picked as a favorite!