Saturday, May 24, 2008

Take Joy

I'm taking joy in the fact that I'll soon be heading off to a "Crazy for Copics" class at my local stamp store this morning! But first, my sample for Jen del Muro's Sketch for You to Try. I made this first one a few days ago, and while I really like it, I was feeling like I should have chosen brighter colors, so last night I scrambled to make a brighter version. In the end, I still like the first one better. But you get to see both:

The stamps all come from Petals & Stems, one of the new fab four sets by Verve Visual. Stitching is machine done. The buckle and brads are from the Pewter Hodgepodge Hardware kit, and the flower centers are done with the Pewter Build-A-Brad kit. Designer paper on the orange and blue version is by My Mind's Eye (Magnolia/Serene).

Go to i{heart}2stamp to see this week's sketch, as well as Jen's and guest designer Toni Whitnell's samples. As usual, you'll find even more inspiration from Carole, Shannan, and Susan. Remember to use keyword SFYTT if you upload to SCS, so everyone's creations are all in one place.

Have a fabulous holiday weekend!

24 comments:

Theresa Forseth said...

Great cards and have a super fun time at your copic class - I'm jealous!!!

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Both are beautiful, Amy, and your first one is perfect for today's Inspiration Challenge on SCS! Have a great time at your class!

Marie said...

These are both fabulous! I love the stitching - I want a mini machine for sewing on my cards, I can't bring myself to use my Singer! I love the colors of both, but I'm not a huge bold brights fan so the first appeals more to me. I do like your use of patterned paper on the bottom of the 2nd one. TFS!

Dawn Easton said...

Amy, both cards are FANTASTIC! Enjoy your class this morning. You are the second person I've read that is taking a class...I'm envious...lol!

Maria Gurnsey said...

I'm so jealous..a copic class. Wish I was there. I like the first card best too but the second is super cute. Great job!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Oh I LOVE them both, Amy! They are both awesome!

Shannan Teubner said...

Well they're both awesome, but I have to say the first is my fave too! :)

Libby Hickson said...

These are so gorgeous, I love both of them!

Handfullofstamps said...

These a just gorgeous!!!

Tina said...

Great sketch, great colors!

Karen said...

I love how you did the ribbons, Amy! Have fun at your Copics class and let us know all about it - I love how they look, but I'm terrified to try them (and buy them if I don't like them). You don't mind being the guinea pig, right, ha! Love, love the cards today.

Heather said...

Stunningly beautiful creations Amy! Love your use of color and SFYTT!!!

Lovetostamp6 said...

BOTH cards are SUPER Amy!!! Have fun learning about the Copics, wish I was there taking the class with you!!!

Have a wonderful weekend,
Jennifer :)

jen del muro said...

ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE!!!

Anonymous said...

Both are nice, but I like the first one best.
JoAnn B. scrappingnana4@yahoo.com

EdieB said...

Amy,

Again, commenting to say that I absolutely love your cards. Everything-the colors, the layouts, embellishments, especially how you slipped both ends of the ribbon through one side of the HPH. I'm CASE'ing (again).

Thanks so much.

EdieB :D

Dawn K. said...

I love both of these! great job. have fun coloring.

Jessie/knightrone said...

Geez, I am totally struggling with this sketch and here you are with the most amazing cards, You go girl!!

Tracy said...

gosh i cant choose which i like better! love those buildabrad centers and the ribbon buckle as well as the stitching. and those flower stamps are adorable. wonderful!
you'll have to fill us all in on your class :-) soudns like a lot of fun (playing with markers sounds like a good way to spend a morning!)

Jill W. said...

I really like how you did the double ribbon coming out of the side of the buckle!
Wonderful creations!

silke said...

Amy - your 1st card is gorgeous!!! I already loved it when I saw it over on SCS!!!

Your second one of course is gorgeous too!!! Love the different colors you have used and the layout is just perfectly done on both cards!!!

Kim said...

Oh these are sweet!! The top one is my favorite, the colours are so rich!

Jenn said...

Both of your cards are awesome! I love the color combos and the build a brads for the center of the flowers...too cute!!! :D

Sandy said...

Stunning cards as always Amy! I didn't do the CASE justice, but I tried...
Casing Amy!

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