Saturday, June 13, 2009

I Need Coffee!



The vacuum cleaner is in the driveway, tree-trimming-size garden shears are on the cooktop, and there's a GameBoy in my microwave. The baby gate is so high I have to pole-vault it, yet my 2-year-old scales it with ease. I have wiped baby powder from the bathroom sinks, hand sanitizer from the bedroom carpet, and sunscreen from the windows. It's a two pot kind of day, alright ... but aren't they all? *grin*

This fun new image, I Need Coffee Flopsey, will be available from My Favorite Things on Wednesday (6/17) at midnight. I stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black onto Papertrey Vintage Cream and colored with Copics. My coloring is pretty horrific - sorry! I had a heck of a time blending my E42 with my E44. Anyone else have trouble working with these? Guess I'll be adding an E43 to my collection.

The layout is Jen's fantastic Sketch for You to Try. You can see the sketch, Jen's sample, and guest designer Ashley Newell's sample at i{heart}2stamp. The rest of the gang is all here this week, so check out these awesome samples, too: Amy Rohl, Carole Burrage, Kelly Lunceford, and Susan Liles. Hope you can play along! Link your creation to Jen's post and use keyword SFYTT if you upload to SCS.

The patterned papers I used are all from K&Co's Classic K Charlotte 12x12 collection. You know how much I love my blues and greens! I distressed all the edges with Ranger Antique Linen and Vintage Photo Distress ink, then went back over everything with an edge distressing tool. All of the stitching is by machine. The ivory fabric trim is some I found at either Hancock Fabrics or at Jo-Ann's in the fabric section. Flopsey is stamped twice - the second one is trimmed out and popped up.

Thanks for hopping by! Hope you've got a fabulous weekend brewing!



Stamps: I Need Coffee Flopsey (My Favorite Things - to be released Wednesday, June 17)
Paper: SU Blue Bayou and Certainly Celery; Papertrey Vintage Cream; K&Co Classic K Charlotte collection
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Ranger Antique Linen and Vintage Photo Distress ink
Accessories: Quickie glue pen, SU glitter, sewing machine, edge distressing tool, fabric trim, foam adhesive, Copic markers, Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol, blending stumps

Size: 5 x 7

28 comments:

Kelly Lunceford said...

How cute! I Love all of the distressing and the great image. Such a great card!

Gretchen said...

OMGosh that flopsey is so cute! I've fallen in love with him (and just ordered 3 sets of Flopsey!)
I think your coloring is fantastic! Which copic markers do you have (sketch, caio?) I haven't made the commitment to them yet. . .
I know what you mean with the hectic day! My in-laws spent the night and I had to hide my HUGE pile of goodwill clothes from cleaning out the kids closets in my bathtub! I hope they don't want to take a bath!! With kids though, I think it's always that way!

~Lori (loree2000 SCS) said...

Amy, this is so cute!! I love how you used the trim..... and as alaways, your coloring is wonderful!

TFS your bits of life with us. It makes us feel more "normal". :)

Ida P. Krause said...

Super Cute! Love your colors and the pretty trim. Yeah I've had those 2 pot kind of days so I can relate to you and Flopsey.

Judy Rozema said...

Definitely my favorite Flopsy image so far! I just made coffee!! But we are out of milk and out of creamer and I didn't think cream cheese would taste that good in coffee.....

DARLING card - love the rich coffee look!

Susan (susiestampalot) said...

oh amy! i hope that's really not the kind of day you're having! if it is, though, here's a hint---slip some kahlua into your coffee and it won't matter! just kidding! i am loving the coffee flopsey!!

Marisa said...

Darling card, Amy!! Love the ribbon you used. Great story of the events in the household too --I can relate LOL! Treasure some of them deep in your heart as they grow up waaaaaay too quickly!!! Can't believe mine are 8 and 10 already!

Tricia said...

Amy, your cards are always lovely, but this one is one of my favorites! I love the coloring (which looks great!), the colors, that fabulous paper (K&Co is one of my favs) and that adorable Flopsey and sentiment. It's going on my wish list!! I hope your day straightens out!!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Completely cute!!

Barb said...

Very cute! A bunny after my own heart --- have coffee, will function! The colors are lovely and the sketch is one I'll just have to try!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Adorable card! Love these colours too and the image and sentiment are perfect! I really think you make the most darling cards out there...honestly!

Joanne B. said...

I just howled laughing at your post right now. Sounds like your little one is much like mine! Good luck with the baby powder fiasco!

Adorable card! Just super super cute!

Cindy Haffner said...

Hee hee, love Flopsie!!!!!!

Becky said...

This is so cute, I love him :) OH! And I love the card too.

Danielle said...

This is a really cute card Amy - love the distressing on those panels! Great papers and the layout is fab!
Hugs, Danielle

raduse said...

Oh my gosh! That flopsy is just fabulous and totally describes my last month!!

Emily said...

Way tooooo cute Amy! Love everything about it! There is nothing wrong with your coloring.
I can see that I will have to own this Flopsey too:))

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is too cute Amy!! Love your adorable image, colors and the SFYTT layout!! Gorgeous!!

Vicki said...

Wonderful card! Terrific detail! And I can identify with the sentiment...lol! Have a blessed day!

Marie B. said...

Hello Amy! I've been following your blog for just a little while now, but I have to say that I love your cards! I really need to go check out the MFT line of stamps! Thanks for the inspiration! :)

texasjodylynn said...

GORGEOUS card! I am in AWE of the deep colors you achieved with Flopsey! Awesome!

Jane Wetzel said...

I WILL buy this set for sure! :)

**Nancy** said...

OH cute! Cute! Cute!! Love that bunny!

ChristineCreations said...

Oh your description just totally made me smile Amy! Oh those days! I'm not a coffee drinker but I can so relate! It's adorable, right down to the distressed layers and the bunny slippers!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

OMGosh your intro had me laughing Amy!!!! And I thought only my house was like that!!! :) Totally gorgeous card and if that's horrific colouring, you obviously haven't seen any of mine recently! Love that gorgeous lace you've used too!!

(ps. the bruise is mostly a dirty brown colour now and only one part is still purple! Thanks for checking up on me!!)

Renata van Miltenburg said...

Realy beautiful card, I'm not a "bluegirl" but I realy like this card. Great coloring, great layout!

Sunny regards from the Netherlands,

Renata

Dawn Easton said...

Gorgeous Amy! I love all that distressing and stitching! Your colouring looks great to me!!!
I need to get some of those inks and TRY distressing. I've never been good at it...but practicing will help right? lol...I hope anyway!

AlienAnessa said...

Jeepers, the colors you choice are beautiful! Flopsey is wonderful, the sewing is too, all the layers are delicious, wowy!! =)

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