Friday, July 4, 2008

A Better Place



Wow! In the history of this blog, I don't think I've ever gone two days in a row without posting! I'm here, and I'm well ... just took a little break. I've actually been busy making cards to sell at a local coffee shop (I have 45 now!).

Since I don't have a festive, patriotic card to show you today, I'd like take a moment to wish my American readers a happy and safe Fourth of July holiday! And I'd also like to thank the men and women who serve in the U.S. Armed Forces for their dedication to our country and the freedoms we enjoy.

Do you have a crafting item you hoard? For me, it's chipboard! My storage drawer runneth over! Time to USE it, right? For this card I covered two chipboard flowers with some designer papers from K&Co, then added a line of Stardust Stickles around the petal edges. The centers are adorned with Old Olive buttons, and the flowers sit atop Artichoke grosgrain stems. Sentiment is from Verve's All About You set. I made this card a few weeks ago and absolutely love it in real life, but I'm having an awful time capturing it in a photo. It's so frustrating when that happens.

I'll see you tomorrow for my regular Saturday features: Jen's Sketch for You to Try and the weekly Our Creative Corner challenge (where, psst, we have more fun stuff to announce)!

Thanks so much for stopping by!



Stamps: All About You (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Green Tea, Lagoon, and Espresso card stock (Bazzill); dp (K&Co); Whisper White (SU!)
Ink: Adirondack Espresso (Ranger)
Accessories: Old Olive buttons, Old Olive brads, Artichoke grosgrain, corner rounder, chipboard flower, 1 1/4" circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch (SU!); Stardust Stickles (Ranger); dark brown twill (Offray); chipboard flower (Maya Road)

39 comments:

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

This is GORGEOUS, Amy! WOW!

Stefanie said...

Just beautiful Amy! I love the colors and your layout. Everything about it flows together so perfectly.

Mimi Hornberger said...

Wow! This really rocks. I love it. TFS! XO, Mimi

SueB said...

Awesome card, Amy, and I love the way you made the petals from ribbon!

Cindy Haffner said...

Beautiful layers Amy, love it.

Jackie said...

That card is amazing!!! I love it.

2stampis2b said...

What a gorgeous card! So many details! Good luck selling your beautiful creations, I'm sure they'll go like hotcakes!

stampin_melissa said...

So lovely Amy! I love all your work. I don't comment often enough but know that I read all your postings. Thanks for sharing your works of art so generously.

Melissa said...

So lovely!

Many Blessings,
M.

Barefootstamper said...

This card is just lovely! Everything about it makes it stand out. It was the runner up card for Card of the Week over at Card of the Week.com.

You can check out the original post at http://www.cardoftheweek.com/2008/07/card-of-the-wee.html

Jennifer Ofiana said...

Oh wow!!! That is truly jaw dropping!! I love it. Might be one of my favs ever from you!!

Theresa Forseth said...

I love this card! Congrats on getting in on the Card of the Week blog!!!!!

Julee from Verve said...

Wow! Gorgeous card Amy! I love the look of the textured cardstock. So yummy. Have a fabulous 4th!

Michelle said...

This is absolutely beautiful, Amy!!! You have a fun & safe 4th too!!!

Missy said...

Glad to hear you are okay.
Love the card, I do hoard my chipboard. I am not sure how to use it sometimes so I don't.
Thank you for thinking of the service memebers on this holiday. It means a lot to me that there are people that care about what they do.

Paula said...

My goodness this card is WOW!!! I adore it as I do all of your work. SO TALENTED!!!
Paula Ballard

Angie Tieman said...

Wow! This is stunning! You're such an inspiration! TFS!

Dawn Easton said...

Happy 4th of July to you and your family Amy! Have a fabulous day!

Your card is gorgeous...wow!

Marie said...

WOW - this is gorgeous!!!

Angel W said...

I love this card and think it photographed beautifully!!! I love the color choices here!!! By the way, what is your favorite method to adhere paper to chipboard?

Dawn K. said...

this is the mosty beautiful card! love the colors and all of the texture.

Cathy Green said...

I found your blog today and have enjoyed myself so much just going through all your stuff. What an artist you are! Thanks for sharing with us and I'll be checking back in frequently.

Cathy

Sue said...

This is an amazing card!

Kelley H said...

Love this card..so cute!

MJ said...

Amy, this is GORGEOUS.

Jen said...

Wow, so impressive.

Lynda Benden said...

OMG Amy, this is just AWESOME! You did a fabulous job ~ SO creative!!!

Rosella said...

I just can not leave this card alone!! Have to leave a comment for you! I absolutely LOVE your chipboard flowers. The dp on it, the stickles around the edge. Just perfect!!
I love chipboard too!! Totally understand you hoarding it LOL!

Jackie Pedro said...

Beautiful card and amazing details!!! Love it!

Jenn said...

Absolutely stunning! Love the chipboard,a truly fabulous card!!! :D

Joan said...

These flowers are GREAT. Wonderful card. Joan

Jennifer Meyer said...

Beautiful Amy, LOVE the beautiful CB flowers and amazing colors. Great work, Jennifer :)

Jennifer Love said...

Well, if it is even better in person, then it should be framed and put on the wall because that is GORGEOUS!

Pam Varnell said...

Oh Amy, this is gorgeous. Beautiful elements all over this card.

Yes, I hoard chipboard too. I'm gettin mine out now to play.

Jessie/knightrone said...

HOLY COW!!! this is just awesome!!! I love it!!

Sandy said...

Oh Amy, I know why my mojo is gone. You have it ALL!

I haven't visited your blog in weeks (I haven't visited ANY!) and was wondering why I wasn't feeling inspired at all. I've just been BLAH. But now I can't wait to start casing some of these incredible cards you've made....WOW! I can feel the mojo coursing through my blood again. Usually one lift of you sends me flying off in my own directions. THANK YOU, you creative genius, you!

:)

I'll post links if I ever decide what I'm casing...LOL!

Conniecrafter said...

So pretty, love the papers design, everything!

Sandy said...

Okay it was hard but I picked this card to lift. Not quite up to what you created, but I'm still pleased with it, lol!

my card

Sandra Smart said...

oh Amy, really love this card!