Saturday, April 18, 2009

Because of You



Hi everyone! Today I'm showing some different cards made with Verve's brand-spankin' new Because of You set. There are some beautiful floral images in this set, as well as some of the most incredible sentiments honoring mothers and other women in our lives. This first card is my personal favorite of the three. A little bit more of a scrappy look. The designer papers are all from K&Co's Retro Flowers pre-scored card pack. I also used the Elegant Flower Plain Jane for the larger layer of the flower.

This next one is my sample for Jen's Sketch For You To Try this week:



The papers are from the same K&Co pack. A little wilder and brighter this time! Since I'm posting a little bit late (sorry, my 5yo had her first softball game ever this morning - so cute!), I've already seen what the rest of the SFYTT sistahs have made, and I've gotta say their samples are among my favorites ever. I hope you'll check 'em out!

Jen del Muro (with the sketch and guest designer Kimberly Crawford)
Amy Rohl
Carole Burrage
Kelly Lunceford
Susan Liles

Remember, to play along, use Mr. Linky to add your link to Jen's blog. And if you upload to SCS, use keyword: SFYTT. Hope you can play!

This last one uses my favorite image from the set and another paper combo from that same K&Co pack:



Can you tell I love these K&Co papers?

Have an awesome weekend! It's supposed to be close to 80 degrees here in Northern Virginia!



Happy Mother's Day
Stamps: Elegant Flower, Because of You (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Papertrey Aqua Mist, K&Co Retro Flowers dp
Ink: SU Regal Rose and Garden Green craft, Ranger Vintage Photo Distress
Accessories: Spellbinders Nestabilities, BossKut flourish die, Fiskars border punch, Papertrey satin ribbon, K&Co adhesive pearls, Copic R32 marker, SU button, clear embossing powder, and corner rounder, sewing machine, burlap string

Thank You
Stamps: Because of You (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Papertrey Dark Chocolate and Aqua Mist card stock; K&Co Retro Flowers dp
Ink: SU Chocolate Chip craft, Soft Sky, and Certainly Celery
Accessories: MS butterfly punch, Spellbinders oval Nestabilities, foam adhesive, Papertrey ribbon, clear embossing powder

Friend
Stamps: Because of You (Verve Stamps)
Paper: SU Whisper White and Regal Rose, Papertrey White, K&Co Retro Flowers dp
Ink: SU Regal Rose and Certainly Celery, Ranger Vintage Photo Distress
Accessories: SU buttons and ribbon, Fiskars border punch, Spellbinders Nestabilities and tag die, sewing machine, foam adhesive

31 comments:

  1. You completely outdone yourself this morning Amy! All of these are fantastic!

    Many Blessings,
    M.

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  2. Such beauty, Amy! Love all three! The colors on the first card are so beautiful!

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  3. All these cards are so lovely, Amy! Every one of them an inspiration and so heartfelt.

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  4. These cards are just gorgeous. I especially love the first one with all the pretty accents and the ribbon treatment of your last card. Beautiful job!

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  5. OMW Amy! These are fantastic! You just blew me away with your artistry. Man I wish I could produce cards half as pretty as yours!

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  6. The first one is my fave too Amy, but they are ALL gorgeous! I bought that Mother's Day set this morning as soon as I saw it! I knew I HAD to have it! :)

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  7. These are all gorgeous. I think the sescond one is my favourite of them but they are all fabulous.

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  8. Beautiful cards you make, LOVE your work of art:), great inspiration.
    Unni

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  9. What a treat stopping by your blog today (as if every day isn't a treat!)...all three different yet scrumptious! Love everything you do with the flourishes/flowers/ribbon! Love those K&Co papers and you are rockin' em!

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  10. what a beautiful cards Amy,l love the colours.

    hugs Riet.x

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  11. Wow! Such beauty! Love the scrappy look of the first one, and the layout on the third one has me totally intrigued. Love it! :)

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  12. These are totally stunning, Amy! Must NOT get any more papers...but you're not helping!! ;)

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  13. Amy, they are all beautiful! You do amazing work with those Verve stamps! Enjoy the nice weather!!

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  14. WOWEEEE!!! STUNNING work, as always girl!!

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  15. Wow!! what gorgeous cards, do you ever do a bad one :),

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  16. Wow, Amy! All of them are so gorgeous!!! I don't think I could choose one because they are each fantastic in their own way! God Bless! Angella

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  17. You've really been busy! These are all fabulous. (no surprise...LOL) Sorry i didn't get a chance to see you when I was in VA. We ended up coming home earlier than originally planned which complicated the trip and plans a bit. But, sadly, the weather wasn't THAT nice while I was there.

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  18. Your cards are just plain gorgeous! I love every single one and I so love the stamps on them.

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  19. All so pretty, Miss Amy!

    I especially like the first one...those papers are really pretty.

    I also love your plain Jane cards...I never would have had the urge to buy those...until I saw what YOU did with them!

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  20. jen del muro (iheart2stamp.com)April 18, 2009 at 11:22 PM

    WOWZAS Amy! These are AMAZING!!

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  21. Amy, I'm blown away every single time I visit your blog. Every....single....time!!! Gorgeous creations...every single one!!

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  22. What can I say Amy!!! I'm looking for my jaw again that just dropped on the floor. Amazing!
    Viv xxx

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  23. good gracious amy these are outstanding!!!! *sigh* i am a little uninspired this morning and my SFYTT is a bit blah....i hope you have enjoyed our fab weather - i don't think hollyn came inside yesterday except for her nap!

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  24. Love your first card, the flower is so pretty and looks great against that flourish, the ribbon and border punch is so pretty too!
    Love the little buttons with the ribbons and tag, pretty stamping in the last card!

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  25. All three cards are incredibly beautiful Amy!

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  26. I love all your cards, they are Beautiful!!!! Love the layout,and the colors on all three!!! Great job!!!

    have a wonderful night!!!

    Hugs,
    Cheryl

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  27. Wow Amy! You never cease to amaze me!! These are all gorgeous!! Love the layouts and papers and designs on them all.
    Have a great night!
    Chris

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  28. These are all absolutely stunning!!! I love the way you've used the embellishments and the label 4 die in the first one, the over stamping the image in the second (and that wild bow), and the soft elegance of the last!!

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  29. Good grief, Amy, what's the big idea??? Blowing us away with 3 creations?? You just inspire the holy living beans outa me!!! =)

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  30. You inspire me too with your never ending creativity!! Love your cards AMY!!!

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