Monday, January 20, 2014

happiness... (& the EAD Designs Blog hop winners!)




This is a disclaimer, I'm so not a purple girl but when I saw THIS card by Julie, I was inspired!


I told Julie that I'd play along with the 



I have to tell you that this card took me forever!  I picked up some Little Yellow Bicycle white canvas stickers at Michael's (clearance for $1.49!).  I used Distress stain to color the bloom:

dusty concord
milled lavender

I also hit the bloom with water too.  I believe that the purple panel is almost amethyst.   I had my SU cardstock all alphabetized in a humongous paper sorter and well, the sorter is in the garage sale pile and the SU cardstock is in a couple magazine holder/bins.

Color challenges are a good exercise for me.  More than 2 colors and it gives me vertigo.

Dontcha love the sentiment...who doesn't love a good coffee sentiment?  It's by Lil' Inker.

I was also inspired by



LOVE this sketch! 

I'm also linking up to Ribbon Carousel

coffee = love


Lovin' that hemp twine!

I'm also posting the EAD Blog Hop winners!

I picked a random winner from all the comments left on my post:


Colleen, you're my winner!


I'll be sending you this little prize package.  I actually have a fresh sheet of EAD Designs birthday sentiment Stickerz!  There are some Prima Chalk Inks, a Xyron Glue stick and a very large bottle cap!


The other 2 winners:

from Wendi's Blog:  Debbie P
(kimberly & debbie, please contact Julie & Wendi directly with your mailing information)

Thanks to everyone that hopped with us!


31 comments:

Unknown said...

You have the best coffee sentiments! Love that canvas sticker and you're totally rocking the purple.

Jessi Fogan said...

I'm thinking the same thing - you have the best coffee sentiments! Love how the flower turned out, and the fab twine!

Lynn said...

I love the texture the inking adds to the canvas Amy!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love love your card! LOVING the colors and that flower ... I struggle with those colors too!!!!!!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

And CONGRATS to all the winners!!!! YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Oh Amy! Thank you! What a lovely way to begin my week. :)

Lovin that yummy purple panel on the card. My fave color!

My email address is bcdietrich@verizon.net
Can u send me a quick email so i can give you my addy? Thanks Amy!

Julie said...

You are rocking these challenges!!! Funny how you'd get inspiration from me....most of mine lately comes from you! Have a great day my friend!

Laurel said...

Wonderful card Amy! I never use purple perhaps I should give it a try!

Shelly said...

This is such a sweet card, Amy!! :) And I'm not much of an purple girl either, though you nailed this! ;)

Annette Allen said...

what a pretty card.. love the purple and kraft..

Tracey McNeely said...

Amy lovin' the purple, great canvas flower and perfect sentiment!

jessica said...

beautiful card Amy! Awesome take on the sketch!!!!
Congrats to your winner!

Shannon J said...

OMG that flower is gorgeous! I'm with you on purple...I find it SO hard to work with...but I love it when someone (ie YOU!) can make it look SO good!

Melody said...

Great flower and I like the touch of twine. Thanks for playing with us at ColorThrown.

Debbie P said...

Purple can be hard to work with. It's such a lovely color though. Your card is great!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

What a beautiful card--- ohhhhh! I just do not like working with the color purple, but this card makes me want to jump up and pull out all of my purple inks/papers/ribbons/etc! LOVE:)

Cindy Lovell said...

I LOVE the sentiment!! :) Fun!!
Purple...my fav color...so beautiful!The canvas flower looks so pretty ontop of the vellum!!
Thank you so much for joining us at FMS!!!

Julia Aston said...

How surprising to find a coffee theme card here!! LOL!! that's a great sentiment - and the purples are so vibrant!

Linda Callahan said...

Gorgeous!

wendipooh13 said...

soooo lovin your fun purple card!!!

Mona Pendleton said...

What a cute little flower Amy!

Cindy Hall said...

That is such a fabulous sentiment! Yes, they are the same thing! Great card. Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Ashley Horton said...

The Purple looks great paired with the kraft Amy, and I love what you did with the sketch!

robinann17 said...

I love the purple flower on the kraft paper and the coffee sentiment is wonderful - well done, Amy!

Wanda Cullen said...

Amy, I'm so glad you survived your vertigo with working on all those colors - lol! LOVE your CAS design and I'm happy you chose to play along with us at Color Throwdown!

Lynnda said...

Love the sentiments! Gorgeous colors and this card is absolutely beautiful!... hugs...x

Sylvia said...

Lilac is the new color, Amy, love your beautiful purple bloom! Have a fun Tuesday!

Joni Andaya said...

Gorgeous purple! LOVE :)

Lori said...

So pretty! That purple canvas flower is fab! Thanks for joining us for the Color Throwdown challenge!

Rose said...

that is the perfect sentiment for you :)
beautiful card!!

cm said...

Catching up with cards/comments (blogger still acting up!). Purple looks fabulous on you, as your card makes abundantly clear. Darling!
c