Sunday, November 3, 2013

you add color to my life.



I've been pretty crafty this morning.  I stumbled downstairs to make a pot of coffee only to realize that we're on daylight savings.  It was only 3:30 am, not 4:30.  Oh well, an extra hour of crafting, who can complain about that?

I've had the Paper Smooches Cyber Cafe set for a while and haven't (gasp!) inked it up.  I've also had my Distress Markers for-ever and haven't used those either!

So here's what I did:


The sentiment is from the Paper Smooches I Heart Art set.

This is also when I tell you that I had Tim Holtz videos running constantly this morning.  It might be because I just love to hear him talk to me...

I bought this huge pad of watercolor paper and managed to 'practice' on 2 squares...I cut a sheet down to 4 x 5.25 squares.  I originally stamped the 'dotty' coffee cup but switched out to the clean & crisp one.  I think it makes you draw your attention to the colorful steam.

I was inspired by the current Paper Smooches Sparks challenge:



I started to look at my Cameo library for leaves but decided to go with what I had and truly be inspired by the picture.

Thanks for stoppin' by!

30 comments:

Sylvia said...

What a fun card, Amy, love your creativity in this card! 3:30am I am impressed, I was just getting to sleep, (went to bed at 2:30 DST), I was crafting as well! Have a beautiful Sunday, you might need a nap!

Virginia L. said...

So CAS and so perfect! Love it! And yes, TH video is definitely addictive! That man can SELL anything crafty :)

cm said...

Gorgeous card, and yes, your *inspired by the photo* is ever so clear in what you've created! Love the simplicity. What ever are you doing awake at 3:30 am? Then again, I'm often awake at a similar hour...wondering why! Your watercolour paper: if you have a chance, can you share the brand, please? I'm in the market...Happy Sunday!
c

maria f. said...

That is a spot on design, Amy and so perfect for YOU! Should be your signature card. What the heck are you doing up at 4:30 in the morning on a weekend?

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Great card, Amy! The fact that you can create at such wee hour is amazing!

Angie Tieman said...

Soooo pretty! You are one early riser!

donna mikasa said...

DST has its perks! And it helped to have TH's voice in the background--LOL! LOVE your take on the photo. That colorful "steam"--genius!!

Shannon J said...

You were crafting at THAT time in the morning?!! Time change or not, that is earrrrrly!! And you were still able to create perfection?! Sigh...! Something I just love about the clean simplicity of this, decorated with the most pretty splashes of colour! <3

Lynn said...

I really must use my water color paper...a CAS and gorgeous card! Right up my alley!

jessica said...

This is awesome!!! I love the stamping and colors!
I have some watercolor paper I need to get out and play with. Thanks for sharing and for the inspiration!

Michelle said...

Super-Cute! I cannot believe that you haven't used those markers! So glad that you did. This looks awesome!

claudia shadler said...

so your card on FB and loved it! so cute!

canadian_liner said...

Perfect! For you (the caffeinated crafter), for a chilly day and for the PS challenge. Just took a class on the distress markers and LOVE them.

Sherry Eckblad said...

Love what you did so early in the morning! It was an earlier than normal morning for me too. I am so ready for bed and it isn't even 7 yet.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

HA!!! That means for the next 6 months ... I will be winning the blogging commenting war in the AM ... cuz I will be UP before you! LOL!! AZ doesn't change time!! :) I loveeeeeeee your card ... those colors ROCK!!!

Rachel said...

but what the heck are you doing up at 4am anyway!? anyhow, this is a great card and even better at 4am!
-Rachel w k
rwkrafts.com

Rose said...

love :)
also like your new profile pic!!!

girl i don't know how you function so early in the morning!!! yikes!!

VanessaB said...

love this!

Ashley Horton said...

Love the clean and simple look Amy, with the fun touch of watercolors!

Jessi Fogan said...

You & me both...I did sleep in on Sunday because I was UP until 4 (whoops, backwards) but in general that's when I stumble for coffee too :) Quiet time before the morning chaos begins!
Love this card - the distress markers are the perfect accents to keep it simple & still pop :)

Kelly said...

love how you used the markers on this card!

lauren bergold said...

oh how i ♥♥♥LOVE♥♥♥ this one! (but crafting at 3:30 AM?!??! yikes, missus, sometimes i'm only just falling asleep!!!) :0

Audrey Pettit said...

Oh, wow! This is sooo creative, Amy! What a brilliant design!

Jingle said...

Super cuteness!

Aimes said...

Hey there, early bird! Gorgeous CAS design and a cool use of your markers! :)

Lynnda said...

Just love this.... Cas-perfection!.... Beautiful!... hugs...x

Trinh said...

Awesome creativity for 330 in the morning! I'm diggin' the colorful steam.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

FYI--- this is a FAB card! I LOVE the white space and the watercolored stripes! I LOVE your stamping! LOOOOOOOVE it all:) THANKS so much for playing along with the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge! Hope you join in the fun this week for the STRIPE trend watch challenge;)

lenny said...

AWESOME card!!!

Courtney K said...

ok this is just too perfect.