Saturday, December 20, 2008

Lovey Dovey First Kiss



I am so lucky to have made so many stamping friends over the past year! This week, I've received some amazing handmade cards and goodies. Among those goodies was a stack of pre-stamped Sarah Kay images tucked inside a gorgeous Christmas card from Michelle at Stamper's Dream. One of the images, called First Kiss, was perfect for today's challenge from Our Creative Corner.

Julee Tilman, our December host, is celebrating her 11th wedding anniversary with the love of her life, her awesome husband Mark. If you've been to any of Verve's online release parties, you'll know Mark as Mr. Verve on SCS, and he really IS awesome! The fact that he knows what SCS is, much less has a user ID, makes him awesome in my book. Anyway, Julee's challenge for us is to make our best lovey dovey projects. Think anniversary, Valentine's, or anything for that special person in your life. See what I mean about First Kiss being perfect? It's just the sweetest! And how about that sentiment? From Verve, of course. The set is called Fairy Tales, and it's a fantastic mix of {mostly} sentiments.

Check out the Our Creative Corner blog for all the challenge particulars, plus samples from all the OCC designers. I lovey dovey these girls Free Smiley Face Courtesy of www.FreeSmileys.org. For more chitchat on the samples, visit the individual designers' blogs.

Cindy Haffner
Dawn Easton
Denise Marzec
Jennifer Meyer
Julee Tilman
Laurie Schmidlin
Lynda Benden

And how about this: check out who we were lucky enough to snag as our guest designer - Jackie Pedro!! Woo hoo Jackie - so glad to have you this week!

Something else I lovey dovey is when YOU play along! Leave a comment on the OCC blog with a link to your creation so we can check it out. If you upload to SCS, use keyword OCCC (that's three C's). And YOU will lovey dovey this week's prize ... a randomly chosen challenge participant will win a $30 Verve gift certificate!

This card doubles as my sample for Jen del Muro's Sketch for You to Try for the week. This sketch is definitely a keeper for any sketch library - perfect for all of your larger, vertical images especially. Visit Jen at i{heart}2stamp to see the sketch, Jen's sample, and guest designer Lynn Put's sample. Amy, Carole, Shannan, and Susan have samples, too. To play along, leave Jen a comment with a link to your project. If you upload to SCS, use keyword: SFYTT. Can't wait to see what you create!

Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful weekend!



Stamps: Sarah Kay First Kiss (Stampavie); Fairy Tales (Verve Stamps)
Paper: SU Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red and Old Olive; Neenah 80# Solar White; SU Holiday Treasure dp
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; SU Chocolate Chip classic and craft; Ranger Antique Linen Distress ink
Accessories: Copic markers; SU ribbon, buttons, sponge daubers, sponges, dimensionals, clear embossing powder, paper piercer, and scallop border punch; Nestabilities; Pink Hedgehog Papercrafts burlap string; Close to My Heart paper flowers; Boss Kut flourish die-cut; sewing machine and brown thread
Size: 5 1/4" square

27 comments:

Michelle (Lady2cu) said...

Oh my gosh! Amy, you TOTALLY rocked that stamp, gf! WAY too cute! Love the dp and colors you chose! The ribbon, sentiment and swirly die cut just make it even more special! :-)

Denise (peanutbee) said...

This is AMAZING, Amy. Wow!

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my goodness Amy, this is stunning! Love how rich and warm this card feels! Fantastic!

Lynn said...

OMG this is darling! I love this sweet image and these colors are my favorite! You did an amazing job on this!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Oh Amy that is just adorable and so sweet! I love the image, your coloring is outstanding ofcourse! Wonderful card.

amazingpapergrace.com said...

Amy, this is so charming and sweet!!
--Becca

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Aw! We lovey dovey, you too, Amy! Love your fabulous card. It's just phenomenal as always!

Niki Estes said...

Oh, I love this, Amy! Absolutely gorgeous!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Absolutely gorgeous...love it!!

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

so sweet!! Love the adorable image!! Love your take on the sketch!

Denise said...

This is amazing Amy! I love it!!

Jackie Pedro said...

This is the sweetest image, Amy!! Love your card!

Debbie M said...

Hi - This card is GORGEOUS!!!! I always struggle making cards for my DH as they never turn out as special as I would like them to be for him. But this card says it all in everything from the layout to the colours to the saying!! Love it!

Debbie M

Jennifer Meyer said...

Super cute card Amy! LOVE the gorgeous design and beautiful embellishments. Have a wonderful weekend, Jennifer :)

Amber said...

Oh my stars! This is SO adorable! I gotta have that stamp, lol! LOVE your card Amy!

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh girl, I always love your details, superb work!!!!!!! Happy Holidays!

Lynda Benden said...

Dang Amy, this is FANTASTIC! Every single detail is stunning!

Lori Craig said...

so incredibly sweet - love the flourishes, the coloring, the ribbon - the whole sha-bang! It's wonderful!

Amy said...

Amy, this is lovey-dovey perfection! Love the paper swirl bordering the right side, and of course your ribbon is always scrumptious!

Happy Holidays!
Amy

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

I lovey dovey this card!! The coloring on that image is phenomenal!!!
hugs, Jami

Conniecrafter said...

Oh is this ever sweet, terrific coloring and I just love the flourish with the cute sentiment tag! Love it!

Kelley said...

I am so loving this! So stinking cute!!

jen del muro (iheart2stamp.com) said...

ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!! Love the ornate details!

Linda Beeson said...

That image is just incredibly TOOOOO cute! You did a wonderful job of coloring it.

mycardz said...

OMGoodness...I just discovered your blog and LOVE everything you do!! You're VERY talented! Love this card, awesome coloring!! :)

Gunilla/Nilla said...

This card is so very sweet!

I´m often here to look at all the lovely things that you creat. Such great inspiration for me.

I want to wish you a very MERRY CHRISTMAS.

Take care. Gunilla from Sweden.

JAR said...

Wow! What an amazing card! Beautiful details!

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