Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Still Living My Dream



It's been way too long since I've participated in one of Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenges, but this past weekend's sketch was just tooooo good to pass up. I followed Mary Jo's lead on colors and keepin' it simple and really like how this one turned out!

I'm sure I'm not the first to do this, but the idea to have the little Curly Label Punch pieces peeking out behind the striped panel was something new to me. I love how they look kind of like brackets. An easy, trendy little accent :)

Note: I feel like I use this tall flower image from Live Your Dream ALL the time! It really is my go-to image :) Hope you're not sick of it!

Thanks for stopping by,



P.S. Not only is this one Stampin' Up ONLY, but everything is current, too (I think)!I haven't done that in a while either. [Edited to Add: Well, there you have it on how "with it" I am when it comes to Stampin' Up - Live Your Dream is NOT current after all! LOL. (That's really disappointing, too!)]

Stamps: Live Your Dream
Paper: Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze, textured Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White card stock, Urban Garden dp
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Not Quite Navy
Accessories: vintage brads, curly label punch, paper piercer, gray taffeta ribbon, dimensionals, sponge daubers

30 comments:

mudmaven said...

What a gorgeous card!

Beate said...

Wow! Wow! WOW! Gorgeous card, Amy. I love it. Love the papers, the image, the stitching, the Curly Label layer....Fantastic!
Thanks so much for playing (and for your RAK. I got it yesterday and it's GORGEOUS!)
Hugs and smiles

Diane Gilbert said...

Amy this is GORGEOUS! I LOVE this stamp set too, I wish it was in the new catalog!!!!!
~Diane

Marie said...

Amy, this is SO GORGEOUS!!! I love the colors and the papers, and this is one of my all-time favorite stamp sets. Love it!!!

Marilyn said...

Live your dream is one of my all-time favs too - so glad you got to play along with Beate's sketch - I haven't had the chance to do that in a long time - too long!! This is an amazing card and I really like the curly punch peeking out - perfect accent!

Catherine said...

what a gorgeous card, and i really like how you put the curly label punch as a background...very pretty!

Julia Aston said...

Beautiful colors on this Amy! I love the way you cut the curly label and all the lovely layers of DP!

Thanks for your most wonderful B'day card too - It's sitting proudly on my entertainment center! I was so excited to see mine to you posted here amoung some so many beauties too!

Your vaseline picture cracked me up!

Lori Barnett said...

I LOVE these colors. The card is total beauty! :) I just found your blog from a link on Heather's blog H&M Stamps.

Elmi said...

Wow! Your card is absolutely breathtakingly beautiful. You have such an amazing style! It is so elegant and designed, & you make it look so easy (although I'm sure it's not always :-)

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

I love these colors Amy, and how could we ever get sick of this flower when you make it look so gorgeous!?! What a cool row of brads and great piercing all around!!
hugs, Jami

CraftyC said...

A gorgeous card, great colour combo!
Clairex

Nancy Riley said...

Amy, I love everything about this card! ... so many interesting patterns and layers!

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is totally gorgeous!! I will never get sick of that flower, you do such wonderful things with it!!

Joan Ervin said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Amy!! I just love the colors, layers, and the fabulous flowers!!! The piano story cracks me up...there is a silver lining to this story...I bet your piano really shines, now!!!

Laurel said...

Wow, I so love this card. The colors, the image, the ribbon everything!

Vera said...

This is absolutely beautiful, Amy! I love the little curly label pieces sticking out from the edges. Thanks for the inspiration.

pescbrico said...

This card is simply gorgeous!

Rosella said...

Your card is absolutely STUNNING! I love all your variation of paper sizes and the piercing on the dp and around the dp and the colors: EVERYTHING!! Thank you for sharing!!

Jackie Pedro said...

Sick of that flower??? You and this set were made for each other....nothing but beautiful things happen when you use this set!! Gorgeous, and I love the colors!!

Christine Riley said...

Wow Amy, this is so elegant and beautiful! Live Your Dreams is one of my favorite sets, I was so sad it wasn't in the new catty. TFS your beautiful card!
Hugs, Christine

Bev said...

So pretty-love the colors and the cut out flowers. tfs

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

Gorgeous card Amy!!

Denise said...

Gorgeous card Amy!! :)

onehappystamper said...

Absolutely beautiful, Amy! Love your color choices...gorgeous!

Conniecrafter said...

Just Beautiful, love these colors and no I am not sick of these flowers. Love the addition of the wavy little accents, neat idea!

Crafty Math Chick said...

It is a beautiful card! (and one of my favorite sets too - you cut out the flower so perfectly). Beautiful color combo too.

Thank you for sharing your art with us.

~Meredith

Cassie said...

just gorgeous! i love this set too and am sad that it's not a current set - what were they thinking???

joyk said...

Current or not this is a fabulous card......love your layout and use of the curly punch!!

Shirley said...

It's all been said, Amy! I can say it is just so elegant!

Mercy said...

perfection! right into my faves!

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